Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of ten Freebie (This week you get to come up with your own TTT topic!) For this freebie, I’m going to reuse an old topic that I didn’t get a chance to do: Longest books I’ve ever read.

Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon – 728 pages

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer – 756 pages

The Witness by Nora Roberts – 757 pages

Winter by Marisa Meyer – 827 pages

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini – 849 pages

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – 850 pages

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – 870 pages

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas – 984 pages

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss – 994 pages

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – 1276 pages

What really long books have you read? Thanks for reading!

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Make Me Smile

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of ten books that make me smile and why.

The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory
This is an easy one for me- one of my all time favorites. Even though the end can still make me cry after nearly a dozen rereads, it’s like meeting an old friend every time I pick them up.


His Dark Materials
by Philip Pullman
Another old favorite. This is the first series that ever made me cry. To become so invested in the characters and story that I sobbed like a baby when it was over.

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Do I even need to explain this one?

It’s In His Kiss by Julia Quinn
The first book of Quinn’s I ever read. It’s laugh out loud funny.

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
What bookworm wouldn’t love the idea of being able to read their favorite characters into reality?

Beastly by Alex Flinn
This will forever be my favorite Beauty and the Beast retelling.

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
love these characters! I was invested in their stories almost instantly and liked the supporting characters just as much.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
This was the first book I ever read that explained my anxiety in a way that made perfect sense to me. I could relate to Aza so well.

The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
I. Want. To. Fly. SO. BAD. Seriously, can someone do genetic experiments on me so I can fly? These kids are amazing and funny despite all the trauma they’ve experienced.

The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts
I love these women and the friendship/family they’ve made. They’re strong and independent as individual women but as a group they’re unstoppable.

 

I absolutely loved this prompt! What books make you smile?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Frequently Read Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is about the authors I have the most books by.

Nora Roberts

Mercedes Lackey

Julia Quinn

Rick Riordan

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Julie Kagawa

Sarah J. Maas

Alex Flinn

Cinda Williams Chima

Richelle Mead

This week’s topic was so hard! There’s so many to choose from. Who are some of your most read authors?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Anticipated Releases

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020.

July 7th
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor
by Hank Green

August 4th
Set Fire to the Gods
by Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons

August 4th
Seven Devils
 by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May

August 11th
Star Daughter
by Shvete Thakrar

September 15th
To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

September 22nd
Well Played
 by Jen DeLuca

October 6th
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

October 20th
Among the Beasts and Briars 
by Ashley Poston

November 3rd
Instant Karma
 by Marissa Meyer

November 24th
The Awakening
 by Nora Roberts

 

 

 

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of ten Books on My Summer 2020 TBR (or winter if you’re in the southern hemisphere)

When Darkness Falls by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

Love, Jacaranda by Alex Flinn

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

 

What’s on your summer TBR?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: My Bookish Party

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic for a list of ten things I’d have at my bookish party. (Choose ten things: items, accessories, food, people (real or fictional), decorations, activities, etc.) I’m going to do Top Ten People I’d want at my bookish party. My list will be a mix of characters and authors.

 

1. Nora Roberts- Nora is easily one of my favorite authors. I’ve read more than a hundred of her books and reread them many times. I’d be ecstatic to get to hang out with her.

2. Kendra from The Kendra Chronicles by Alex Flinn- If we’re gonna have a party we definitely need a witch there to make some magic.

3. Julia Quinn- She’s hysterical. I can’t help laughing out loud when reading her books even when I’m in public so I’m sure she’d have everyone dying laughing.

4. Alaska from Looking For Alaska by John Green- She’s the life of the party. I could never throw a bookish one without inviting her.

5. John and Hank Green- If you’ve ever watched any of the many vlogbrothers videos they have, you know these guys are highly entertaining.

6. Aelin from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas- I’m sure she would cause tons of trouble but that’s half her charm, right?

7. Adrian from Bloodlines by Richelle Mead- He’s got to be on everyone’s bookish party list. He was the first character to pop into my head when I looked at this prompt.

8. Mark Watney from The Martian by Andy Weir- He had me laughing through the whole book. His humor is infectious.

9. Morrigan from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas- Maas knows how to write seriously badass women. I would absolutely love to raise hell with Mor.

10. Hermione from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling- Confession time: Amanda and I were texting while I made this post and when I mentioned Hermione she joked about how Hermione and I would be off in the corner reading. Honestly? She’s probably 100% right and I’m not ashamed of that.

I had so much fun with this week’s prompt. Tell me all about the bookish party you would throw! Thanks for reading.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Borrowed/Bought Books

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic for a list of ten books is Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…(Fill in the blank. You can do 10 books you bought for the same reason, i.e., pretty cover, recommended by a friend, blurbed by a favorite author, etc. OR you could do a different reason for each pick.) I’m going to go with books I bought (or borrowed) because Amanda made me.

 

1. Looking for Alaska by John Green

2. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

4. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

5. Paper Magician by Charlie N Holmberg

6. Air Awakens by Elise Kova

7. Ancient Magic by Linsey Hall

8. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

9. Maximum Ride by James Patterson

10. The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner

 

What did you pick for this week’s topic?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Signs of a Book Lover

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic for a list of ten is signs that show I’m a book lover.

1. I have multiple bookshelves- This is kind of a sad one for me because I used to own nearly 2000 books but when I moved across the country a few years ago I had to get rid of most of my collection. I’m slowly building it back up but it’s not nearly as big as I want it to be.

2. I can use anything as a bookmark- I love decorative bookmarks but still tend to use whatever’s on hand i.e. receipts, scraps of paper, the book jacket, etc.

3. I have a never ending TBR list- We all know how this goes. You check off one book and add two.

4. I have books everywhere- There are books on every flat surface of my house.

5. I have too many favorites- I would never be able to pick just one or two.

6. I own multiple copies of my favorite books- I’m generally not one for collecting certain covers and I don’t mind if a series doesn’t match but I like having the different versions of my favorites.

7. I have reading goals- I have a yearly reading goal (that I’ve unfortunately been failing the past few years) and I keep a list of which books I’ve read so I can keep track of how many I read each month.

8. I read more than one book at a time- I’m frequently in the middle of multiple series that I switch back and forth between.

9. Books make me emotional- I couldn’t even begin to count the number of times a book has made me laugh out loud or shake with anger or sob uncontrollably.

10. I think about books long after I finish- I love those books that stay with you long after it’s ended. That you stay up at night thinking about for days or even weeks afterward.

I had so much fun with this week’s topic. What makes you a bookworm?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Genre Freebie

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic for a list of ten is genre-specific. “Pick a genre and build a list around it! i.e., best/worst romances, non-fiction for travelers, memoirs for foodies, classics that feel timeless, romance novel kisses, science fiction that feels too real for comfort, women’s fiction for newbies, etc.” My genre will be fantasy magic- worlds that I think have a cool style or type of magic.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Air Awakens by Elise Kova

Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Seven Realms by Cinda Williams China

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss

The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony

The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

What genre did you pick this week? Thanks for reading!

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2020 TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic for a list of ten books I’m hoping to read this spring. I’ve been so behind on my reading that there’s going to be a lot of repeats from my winter TBR but I’ll try to throw some new stuff in.

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

 House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

Love, Jacaranda by Alex Flinn

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

 

What books are you looking forward to reading in the next couple months? Thanks for reading!

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Single Word Titles

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic for a list of ten books with one-word titles.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Redwall by Brian Jacques

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Max by James Patterson

Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman

Those are my picks for this week. What are yours?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Book Hangovers

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is ten books that left me with a book hangover.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

Earth’s End by Elise Kova

 

These are my picks for this week’s prompt. What are your choices?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Love Freebie

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic for a list of ten is a Valentine’s Day freebie. I’m going to steal Amanda’s idea and do Top Ten Favorite Bookish Couples.

 

Katsa and Po from Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Cress and Thorne from Cress by Marissa Meyers

Abigail and Brooks from The Witness by Nora Roberts

Feyre and Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Percy and Annabeth from The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Kellen and Vestakia from The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Wanda and Ian from The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Raisa and Han from the Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima

Sydney and Adrian from Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Max and Fang from Maximum Ride by James Patterson

 

What are your favorite bookish couples? Did you have a different take on this week’s freebie? Thanks for reading!

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Five Star Predictions

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic for a list of ten is ten books that I think have the potential to be five-star reads. I don’t give books star ratings, so I’m just going to list books that I think have the potential to become new favorites.

 

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Love, Jacaranda by Alex Flinn

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

 

Those are my picks for this week, I’m so excited to read all of them! What books would you choose?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Book Covers

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic for a list of ten is a book cover freebie. “Choose what kind(s) of covers you want to talk about: prettiest, most unique, most misleading, weirdest, most memorable, creepiest, ugliest, etc.”

This week I’m going to split my post into two categories and do five of each.

Top Five Books I Loved But Didn’t Like the Covers

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

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Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

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The Lost Duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn

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The Martian by Andy Weir

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Top Five Covers I Loved But was Disappointed by the Book

 

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

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Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

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That’s my TTT this week, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments. Thanks for reading!