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Welcome > Welcome to T5W! (Rules/Guidelines - updated 2015)

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message 1: by Lainey (last edited Jul 29, 2015 06:59PM) (new)

Lainey (gingerreadslainey) | 54 comments Mod
Hey everyone! If you don't know, my name is Lainey over on Youtube as (Gingerreadslainey) and I created Top 5 Wednesday. It sounds weird to me to say I "created" it because I feel like Top 5 Wednesday has developed into this crazy awesome collaborative group that brings all kinds of book reviewers across any type of platform to share a great love for lists every Wednesday. I started this way back at the end of 2013 and it has grown so much over the past two years, I am constantly amazed by how many people participate and have joined this group. I feel like I haven't updated the "rules" so to speak so here is a list of guidelines you should follow!

1. T5W is open for ANY type of book reviewer (youtube, blogs, instagram, tumblr, etc.)

2. The official hashtag for Top 5 Wednesday is: #T5W, but other alternates is definitely fine.

3. When uploading your video/updating your blog etc, if you can, it would be super helpful if you linked this Goodread's group. That way potential T5W-ers will be able to find the group easily if they are interested in joining!

4. It is OK to skip a week if you can't think of any or don't like the topic. I always get questions about people not knowing what to do because a topic is difficult. Just skip it and join in the following week :)

5. Speaking of topics, and while I really don't have control over this, but really try not to twist the topic to your own liking. I just say this because in the past I've seen some topics changed to the poster's liking only to see that "twisted" topic end up being a topic in the following months. I'm just looking out for you all!

6. Topics for the following month are posted the last Wednesday of the current month.

And that's it for the guidelines, if you have any additional questions, just let me know down below and I will answer as best I can!

message 2: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (MetalPhantasmReads) (amandametalphantasmreads) | 54 comments Hi! I'm new! I watch these videos and I love watching them and wanted to join. I'm hoping to start my own booktube channel soon and wanted to say that this group is awesome!

message 3: by Loretta (new)

Loretta Webb (dreamingofmanderley) | 1 comments I also love these videos. I just started a written blog and hope to also start a youtube channel soon. I never though about doing these for my written blog! Thanks so much for the ideal.

message 4: by Maddalena (new)

Maddalena | 1 comments Hello! I just found out about this group through a post from a fellow blogger, and it sounds like a wonderful idea!

message 5: by runedbooks (new)

runedbooks | 5 comments Hello everyone! I'm Sabrina & I'm pumped to be here- this is such a good group idea! Found this out through a friend; and on that note, I hope I can make more here <3

message 6: by Mooni (new)

Mooni Baronets (wayward-shadow) Can people do them in another language?

message 7: by T.L. (new)

T.L. Bahr (xepherus3) | 17 comments Hello, everyone!

I am Tom AKA Xepherus3. I am a blogger, reader, and I love to encourage reading to everyone I meet. I love Lainey's You Tube channel and I was happy to hear about this group.
Happy reading everyone!

message 8: by Annabel (new)

Annabel (boekenwormmom) | 1 comments Hello I'm new to this, but is it okay that my blog is in Dutch? Of course I'll post a link to this group.

message 9: by Rene (new)

Rene Lytle (reneelytle) | 4 comments I'm so excited that I found this thread on YouTube! I do Writing Wednesday videos on my channel and these top 5s will fit in great ^_^ YAY

I'll link the group in my videos and if anyone is interested my channel is Renée Lytle

message 10: by Gerta (new)

Gerta Krapivnitski Hello, I'm Gerta and I just started a blog a few days back and this seems like a great way to have some fun myself and put good quality on my blog;)

message 11: by Abigail (new)

Abigail (adeniverville) I'm really happy I found this on Youtube? I'm starting to do more booktube-related things on my channel and this seems like such a fun way to participate in the community! I'll make sure to add a link to this group in my video descriptions. :)

message 12: by Paty (new)

Paty Argachof | 1 comments I'm a brazilian booktube and I love this idea! I'll enjoy to the project but not every week, probably 1 week of each month... I know that the idea is post every week, but I have to change a litte bit.
Sorry if my english writting are not so good.

message 13: by Tina (new)

Tina Hi, I am Tina and I just started my booktube channel. I have been really enjoying T5W videos on youtube and I want to start doing them as well. Thanks to both Lainey and Sam for doing this :)

message 14: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly (kimbasu) | 1 comments Hi,
Can't wait to participate! I am new to blogging...reviewing and blogging about international authors. The quest is to read from every country and state in the US. After that....revisit!
You can find me at"

message 15: by Papu (new)

Papu (papuub) | 2 comments Hi! I just started a Youtube channel and even though it's not purely a Booktube channel I will do a lot of bookish videos! So excited to start doing T5W! I've been watching others doing these for so long and hoped I could too! My channel:

Kristin (Life Between the Pages) (lifebetweenthepages) | 3 comments Hey there! I'm a Booktube newbie, and I'm so excited to do some of these! This is a fabulous idea; thank you for sharing!

message 17: by Rabia (new)

Rabia (rahxrahster) | 1 comments Hello everyone! I'm glad to be part of such a wonderful group. I look forward to checking out & connecting with other literary people. I'll be sure to link the group in my blog. I'm not sure if it's okay to link it here but if you visit my profile you'll find a link to my blog if you're interested

Laurie  (barksbooks) (barklesswagmore) Looks like fun. I have a new blog and hope to give this a go next week.

message 19: by Stacey (new)

Stacey Talbot (gotshakespeare) I am new to the group and to booktube. I missed the 9/7 date to post about characters I want in my family. I would really like to put mine out there, but don't want to mess things up. I looked through the rules and couldn't find the answer to my question. Can I still post that this month or since I missed the exact date should I just skip it? Also, can I post videos on any of the topics from previous months or if you didn't post on the intended day it is just locked down after that? Sorry if these questions have already been asked I am just really excited to get started!

message 20: by Cian (new)

Cian Jones (ciandjm) | 1 comments I just love the whole concept I'm really gonna enjoy making videos on the topics each week on my youtube channel c:

message 21: by Dew (new)

Dew (dew_endoftheworld) | 2 comments Hi! I'm new to this but I'm really looking forward to participate in these TOP 5. I'm not a booktuber and I'm really unsure of ever being one but I do have a blog (although it is in my native language, Spanish) so I'll do the TOP 5 over there :)

Hopefully me doing this in a language that's not English doesn't get in the way of participating

message 22: by Julie (new)

Julie Dickson | 1 comments Hi! I just joined because this sounds super fun. All of these topics sound awesome and I was wondering if I'm allowed to respond to past topics?

message 23: by Britt (new)

Britt Elzen (brittvandenelzen) Hi Laini,

I was wondering if I could also use older Top 5 Wed. topics? With that I mean: top 5 ideas from this group that had been a few months/years ago?
I'm just starting now, so I missed out on a lot of fun ones!

Great group btw ;)

message 24: by Britt (new)

Britt Elzen (brittvandenelzen) Omg, I meant Lainey. I'm so sorry!!

message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

Will the topics for November be up tonight? I plan to film all my videos tomorrow, so I'm prepping tonight.

message 26: by Jackie (last edited Nov 09, 2016 03:13PM) (new)

Jackie (goodreadscomrumbelle517) Hey everyone,
I just joined today. I don't have a youtube account, but I do loving T5W videos.

message 27: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (goodreadscomrumbelle517) This is probably a stupid question, but how would Iink the goodreads group to my blog? Like do I copy & paste goodreads link to my blog?

message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

Hey guys I posted my T5W for the week - do check it out here

message 29: by Tyler (new)

Tyler J Gray (wickedjr89) I was wondering if it's ok to respond to past topics. I'm new here and know I won't always have answers for a topic. I know it says it's ok to skip ones but is it ok to also use past ones I've missed?

message 30: by Kendra (new)

Kendra Mills (kendrabetweenthelines) (kendrasmills) | 2 comments I'm new here! I'll be posting on my blog:

TheMagicOfWhitePages (stupidpeoplearedangerous4) | 1 comments Hi, I've been apart of the group for a while, but never joined in.

I had a question. I see that y'all list all the past T5W on here. I wanted to know If I'm allowed to use them? And if so how would you like me to Tag/Link the group? Since it won't be the current week and month would you like it tagged/linked differently? Or for me to make a (warning) side note that it isn't the current T5W? I could even put the current T5W in my description bar with a link if you'd like?

Also I was hoping to use T5W for not just books, but Manga and Graphic Novels as well. I was wondering if you would be okay with that?

Please let me know ASAP.

Thank you

message 32: by K (new)

K Fray (korionfray) | 11 comments Question, since it was raised on one of my latest videos.

I've tried to always be very open that I'm doing this as a part of the T5W crew, though I post my videos on Thursday. Hence, I've called them Top 5 Thursday posts. I do always link to this group on every video, however.

Someone brought up that this might come across as offensive to the group, and show disrespect for the over-arcing name and group. That's certainly never been my intent, and I'm willing to shift things around if need be. But I'd like to hear from you all. Am I being rude?

message 33: by Samantha (new)

Samantha (thoughtsontomes) | 53 comments Mod
Stephanie wrote: "I was wondering if it's ok to respond to past topics. I'm new here and know I won't always have answers for a topic. I know it says it's ok to skip ones but is it ok to also use past ones I've missed?"

It's encouraged to not respond to past topics, because it can get confusing. Topics will come around again, so don't worry if you missed one!

message 34: by Samantha (new)

Samantha (thoughtsontomes) | 53 comments Mod
K wrote: "Question, since it was raised on one of my latest videos.

I've tried to always be very open that I'm doing this as a part of the T5W crew, though I post my videos on Thursday. Hence, I've called t..."

I don't think it's rude, but maybe for the sake of being clear you can still call it Top 5 Wednesday instead of Top 5 Thursday. That way, if people are searching for Top 5 Wednesday, your videos still pop up and you are easy to find as part of the T5W family :)

message 35: by K (new)

K Fray (korionfray) | 11 comments Samantha wrote: "K wrote: "Question, since it was raised on one of my latest videos.

I've tried to always be very open that I'm doing this as a part of the T5W crew, though I post my videos on Thursday. Hence, I'v..."

Cool, thanks! My upcoming one is listed as Top 5 "Wednesday," since I figured I'd be safe with that, lol! I don't mind making the change. I love the family! <3

message 36: by Tyler (new)

Tyler J Gray (wickedjr89) Samantha wrote: "Stephanie wrote: "I was wondering if it's ok to respond to past topics. I'm new here and know I won't always have answers for a topic. I know it says it's ok to skip ones but is it ok to also use p..."

Ah, ok. Thank you :)

message 37: by Silvia (new)

Silvia | 1 comments Hello everyone!
I've just posted my first T5W on Instagram, here is the link to my account - do check it out!

message 38: by Beckie (new)

Beckie (beckiebookworm) | 2 comments I've just discovered these. excited to film my first one this week!

message 39: by AMadalenaDivaga (new)

AMadalenaDivaga Hello :) I'm Mads and I'm from Portugal. I found this group through another blogger and since it was a public group I thought it would be a good idea to join :) can't wait to watch some of your videos and start posting some of mine myself :) happy readings everyone:)

message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

Hello, everyone! I'm Noriko from Japan and am the author of a book blog called 'Diary of a Bookfiend' since August 2016.
I am quite new in the book community and didn't even know there is such a thing like 'Top 5 such a such a day,' so this group is such an inspiration for me!
I'll definitely try the topics in this group as much as possible!

message 41: by Morgandalf (new)

Morgandalf | 2 comments Hi guys! I'm Morgan, and I have a podcast with a friend (Beauty and the Bitch). We were looking for ways to innovate our blog and found TFW! Been doing it for a while , and we really enjoy it. Our blog is at

message 42: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Hi everyone! I just started by book blog last month, which is https://readingwithdanielle.blogspot.... :) I'm going to be doing my first Top 5 Wednesday post next week and I'm super excited!!

message 43: by Jade (new)

Jade Cupido | 2 comments Super excited to start posting #T5W Videos :)

message 44: by Emma (new)

Emma I’m new here and I love this idea! I think I’ll start for next week!

message 45: by Roxanne (new)

Roxanne Michelle | 1 comments Hi everybody! Finally remembered my GR logon so here I am, looking for fellow bookbloggers! My own blog relaunches soon, until then I'll be joining t5w with tweets @anaveragelife88, come say hi!

message 46: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Hello everyone! I'm Lacey and I found T5W through another book Blogger! I'm super excited to get started!

message 47: by Dani (last edited Jun 06, 2018 02:23AM) (new)

Dani (daniareadss) | 1 comments Hi guys! I'm D, and my book blog is
MademoiselleDan, where I will start my T5W posts very soon, with other stuff like recommendations, TBRs and wrap-ups.

message 48: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1 comments Love this! I am often struggling to come up with ideas for blog posts on days I do not have a review to post and weeks where my reading progress is slow! I look forward to joining the fun on my blog

message 49: by Lucy (new)

Lucy DeRose (lucyturnspages) | 1 comments Hello! I have just discovered and joined this group. I posted my first top 5 Wednesday today! Thank you for letting me join :)

message 50: by May (new)

May (theladymidnight) Hi everyone! I'm May. :)

I've heard about this group through some blog posts and I'm excited to participate starting January!

Blog: https://dreamerofbooksandcoffee.wordp...

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