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!