Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR 2021

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 Books On My Summer 2021 TBR.

Legacy by Nora Roberts

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Artemis by Andy Weir

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

What books are on your Summer TBR?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wanted More Of

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 Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them. I’m going to keep mine pretty general- books I wanted more of the same genre or author, etc.

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

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

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The Martian by Andy Weir

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

What books make you wish for more?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie

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 Freebie (choose any past topic, or come up with you own). This week I chose Top Ten favorite books from each of the past ten years.

2020: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

2019: Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa

2018: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

2017: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

2016: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

2015: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

2014: House of the Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

2013: Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

2012: The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

2011: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

What books have you loved over the years?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Funny Book Quotes

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 Book Quotes that Fit X Theme. This week I’m going with quotes that make me laugh.

“You are the Daughter of Death,” hissed Aru. “You don’t walk into a telephone pole because of a boy.”
-Roshani Chokshi, Aru Shah and the End of Time

“I’m not going to wear a red dress,” she said. “It would look stunning, My Lady,” she called. She spoke to the bubbles gathered on the surface of the water. “If there’s anyone I wish to stun at dinner, I’ll hit him in the face.”
-Kristin Cashore, Graceling

“That was so completely unfair that I told Tantalus to go chase a donut, which didn’t help his mood.”
-Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

“Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped.”
-Andy Weir, The Martian

“I’m talking to the House. Which is a considerable step up from talking to you.” “It doesn’t talk back.” “Exactly.”
-Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Silver Flames

“Is this an ‘I’m sorry I tried to assassinate you’ tea ceremony?”
-Julie Kagawa, Soul of the Sword

“I’d be offended if I could be offended,” he said. “Maybe I should start calling you a cow, since you have four limbs, are made of meat, and have rudimentary biological mental capacities.”
-Brandon Sanderson, Skyward

“There is a proverbial saying chiefly concerned with warning against too closely calculating the numerical value of un-hatched chicks.”
-Neil Gaiman, Stardust

“I’m sure I’ll feel much more grateful when I find a guy who thinks complex wiring in a girl is a turn-on.”
-Marissa Meyer, Cinder

“Dear Mal, I haven’t heard from you, so I assume you’ve met and married a volcra and that you’re living comfortably on the Shadow Fold, where you have neither light nor paper to write. Or, possibly, your new bride ate both your hands.”
-Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

What book quotes do you love?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Nature Covers

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 Books with Nature on the Cover (flowers, trees, landscapes, animals, etc.)

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What covers are on your list?

-Antonia

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Reads

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 My Ten Most Recent Reads.

Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Alta by Mercedes Lackey

Joust by Mercedes Lackey

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

What books did you read recently?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Animals

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 Animals from Books (these could be mythical, real, main characters, sidekicks, companions/pets, shifters, etc.) (Submitted by Paige @paigesquared and Jennifer Y. @ Never Too Many to Read).

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman – Between the daemons and the armored bears, the animals in these books are so badass.

Redwall by Brian Jacques – If we’re talking about books with animals then I have to include the series I was obsessed with as a child.

The Search by Nora Roberts – The main character trains dogs but also owns three search and rescue dogs and they’re seriously the coolest.

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron – This book made me cry pretty much constantly but Bailey was so amazing.

Maximum Ride by James Patterson – Total is the funniest, most ridiculous dog ever.

Alta by Mercedes Lackey – The dragons in this world are more like dogs or cats than anything except HUGE and it’s hilarious.

The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory – The unicorns are my absolute favorite.

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan – Does Peaches count as an animal? Because he’s amazing.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini – I love Solembum. He’s definitely one of my favorites.

I had some trouble with this one so I didn’t quite get ten. What animal characters do you love?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles as Crayon Names

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 Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors (Take a moment and Google some of the crazy Crayola crayon colors that exist. Can you think of any book titles that sound like they could also be a crayon color? It might be fun to include a description of the kind of color you’re picturing.)

Stardust by Neil Gaiman – I’m thinking a silvery gray.

The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory – A really dark gray.

Heart of the Sea by Nora Roberts – A deep blue/teal.

Inferno by Julie Kagawa – A fiery red/orange.

Brighter than the Sun by Julia Quinn – A super bright yellow.

I had so much trouble with this week’s topic so I’m sticking with top 5. What colorful titles did you come up with?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Love to Live in

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 Places in Books I’d Love to Live in.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – Now obviously I don’t want to live in Prythian during the war, but I love the magic in this world.

Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May- Again, I’m just pretending the bad stuff doesn’t exist. I want to live on a spaceship and travel to cool planets whenever I want.

The Awakening by Nora Roberts- Honestly I’d just settle for living in Ireland but I’d also love to go to Talamh, filled with faeries, dragons and all sorts of other magic.

Winter by Marissa Meyer – Yes! Let’s live on the moon!

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson – I’m not sure I’d like living in caves but it’s still a planet other than Earth where I can fly spaceships. (Seriously, it doesn’t get cooler than spaceships.)

I could only come up with five this week. What bookish places would you want to live in?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Funny Book Titles

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 Funny Book Titles. I’m interpreting this more as funny weird than funny “haha”.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

The Handbook to Handling His Lordship by Suzanne Enoch

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones

These are some of the books I’ve read with funny titles. Do you have any others?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: 2021 Spring TBR

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 Books On My Spring 2021 TBR.

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

To Sleep in A Sea Of Stars by Christopher Pasolini

Vision in White by Nora Roberts

Joust by Mercedes Lackey

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

What’s on your Spring TBR?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Cleaning Freebie

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 Spring Cleaning Freebie. I’m going to list ten books I’d like to clear from my TBR. These are all books that have been on my shelf for awhile that I’ve been having trouble starting but would like to try over the next few months.

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters

Fight or Flight by Samantha Young

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Stain by A.G. Howard

Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane

To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

These are the books I’m hoping to get off my TBR this spring. What kind of bookish spring cleaning are you doing this year?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

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 Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud (Claire @ Book Lovers Pizza).

Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

The Martian by Andy Weir

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Paper Towns by John Green

Well Met by Jen Deluca

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

What books make you laugh?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Love Freebie

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 Valentine’s Day/Love Freebie. I’m going to do my top ten book relationships.

Red and Blue from This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Feyre and Rhys from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Zoe and Brad from Key of Valor by Nora Roberts

Sophie and Benedict from An Offer From A Gentleman by Julia Quinn

Annabeth and Percy from The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Raisa and Han from The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima

Aket-ten and Kiron from Aerie by Mercedes Lackey

Layla and Roth from Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Ember and Garret from Inferno by Julie Kagawa

Sydney and Adrian from The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

These are my favorite book couples. What books do you love to read for Valentine’s Day?