Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Summer 2021 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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is the ten books on my summer TBR fo 2021.

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon

A Season of Sinister Dreams by Tracy Banghart

The Dating Dare by Jayci Lee

Cazadora by Romina Garber

Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

W.I.T.C.H., Part I. The Twelve Portals, Vol. 2 by Elisabetta Gnone

These are ten books that I’m hoping to get to this summer. What’s on your list?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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?

Amanda’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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is the ten books I loved that made me want to find similar books. This kind of reminds me of my ‘if you liked this, then read that’ posts. So, I’ll probably borrow from those.

If you liked All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace, you should try Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen.

If you liked Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black, you might like The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa.

If you liked A Million Junes by Emily Henry, you might like We Speak in Storms by Natalie Lund.

If you liked Dune by Frank Herbert, you will probably like Mirage by Somaiya Daud.

If you liked The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, you might like For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig.

If you liked Sadie by Courtney Summers, you should try I Hope You’re Listening by Tom Ryan.

If you liked The Final Six by Alexandra Monir, you will probably like Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh.

If you liked The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, you might like Tarnished are the Stars by Rosiee Thor.

If you liked The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, you should try The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.

If you liked These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Stirling, you will probably like The Ravens by Danielle Paige & Kass Morgan.

What books did you have on your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Anticipated Sequels

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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is a freebie. So, I’m going to borrow from a past topic and talk about sequels I’m excited for. Some of these are yet to be released and some are sequels I haven’t managed to read yet. I have a recent post where I talk about series finales I’m excited for (find that here) so I won’t be mentioning those here.

Skyward #3 by Brandon Sanderson

A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow

The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson

The Serpent’s Curse by Lisa Maxwell

The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal

Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore

Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi

The Last Laugh by Mindy Mcginnis

Flash Fire by T.J. Klune

Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia

These are some sequels that I am excited to read. Some are already out and I just haven’t read them and others are not yet released. What did you choose for your freebie this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Romantic 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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is the ten book quotes that fit a romantic theme.

“You need to understand that I will do anything and everything for my wife.” Casteel’s gaze latched on to his father‘s. “No risk is too great, nor is anything too sacred. Because she is my everything. There is nothing greater than her, and I do mean nothing.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, The ​Crown of Gilded Bones

“If the story of your life were a book, I’d carry it with me across the world. I’d read it every night. And whenever I reached the ending of what had been shared with me, I’d open it to the first page and begin reading it again.”
― Danielle L. Jensen, Gilded Serpent

“What he was saying-the things he told me-was his way of showing me he trusted me. It was also his way of giving me the match. If I wanted to, I could burn him down. But if we were going to do this, I would have to be his safe harbor and he would have to be mine.”
― Adrienne Young, Fable

“Maybe Plato knew something we didn’t. Or maybe the gods did, when they split us in half and left us to reclaim our missing fragments.”
― Morgan Rogers, Honey Girl

“It would be easier, he knew, if he had never loved her. And yet, given the choice, he would do it again, even knowing what was to come. He would lose her a thousand times over if it meant he would first have the chance to love her.”
― Claire Legrand, Lightbringer

“Being with you makes me feel like I deserve to be loved. Like I’m less of a monster. Like if you trust me that means I can trust myself.”
― Moïra Fowley-Doyle, Spellbook of the Lost and Found

“Yeah. Like every moment you’re with them, your head is spinning and you cant catch your breath and you just know that this person is changing your life for the better. Someone who challenges you to be better.”
― Rachel Lynn Solomon, Today Tonight Tomorrow

“I don’t believe in fairy tales and love at first sight and all that, but for just a second, I think this girl and those eyes and the way her freckles dot the entire expanse of her face are cute enough to make a believer out of me.”
― Leah Johnson, You Should See Me in a Crown

“One day, you’ll look up and I’ll be there. And you’ll know it’s me because our souls will recognize each other.”
― Julie Kagawa, Night of the Dragon

“The truth,” said Amar, taking a step closer to me, “is that you look neither lovely nor demure. You look like edges and thunderstorms. And I would not have you any other way.”
― Roshani Chokshi, The Star-Touched Queen

What theme did you pick this month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Complete Sentence 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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is the ten books with titles that are complete sentences.

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black

Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh

The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

I Hope You’re Listening by Tom Ryan

We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

This week’s topic wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be. What’d you come up with this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Nature Book 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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is the ten books with nature on the book covers. I’ve chosen all books that are on my TBR.

The Electric Kingdom
A Shadow in the Ember (Flesh and Fire, #1)
Twice Shy
The Ones We're Meant to Find
Middlewest, Book Two
Rule of Wolves (King of Scars, #2)
The Broken Kingdoms (Inheritance, #2)
The Only Good Indians
The Skinjacker Trilogy: Everlost / Everwild / Everfound (Skinjacker, #1-3)
A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, #1)

What book covers did you pick this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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?

Amanda’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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is the ten books I’ve read most recently.

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

On Writing by Stephen King

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody

Over the Woodward Wall by A. Deborah Baker

Legacy by Nora Roberts

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton

Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler

These are the ten books I’ve read most recently starting with the most recent first (I finished Bitterblue on Sunday.) What books have you read recently?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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?

Amanda’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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is animals from books.

The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody
This story has all kinds of animals, some are ‘beasts’ but the one that befriends Barclay is my favorite and a really important part of Barclay’s journey.

Ashlords by Scott Reintgen
Phoenix horses. That is all.

Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe
The main character walks dogs for his job, so there’s lots of excellent doggies.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
I don’t know if this one counts, but there’s a boy that shape shifts into animals and I love him.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
The animal is a spider and I hate it, but I love this book.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Fleetfoot is my favorite dog.

Legacy by Nora Roberts
There is a doggie romance in this one and it’s adorable.

I’m just short of 10 this week, but that’s all I can think of right now. Let me know what books are on your list this week!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.