Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Fall 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 is a list of books that are on my fall TBR list.

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Never-Tilting World  by Rin Chupeco

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

First Comes Scandal by Julia Quinn

Seven Devils  by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters

What’s on your TBR this fall?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Fall TBR 2020

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 Books On My Fall 2020 TBR.

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Slayer by Kiersten White

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett

Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

What books are you hoping to read this fall? Share your post in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Cover 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 cover freebie, so I will be doing Favorite covers of books I’ve read or plan to read in 2020.

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

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Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons

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The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

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Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

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House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

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Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

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Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston

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To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

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What covers do you love? Thanks for reading!

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite 2020 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 Cover Freebie (choose your own topic, centered on book covers or cover art). I’m going to show my favorite covers of 2020 (for books I’ve already read.)

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Belle Revolte by Linsey Miller

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We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia

We Unleash the Merciless Storm (We Set the Dark on Fire, #2)

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

The House in the Cerulean Sea

Bonds of Brass by Emily Strutskie

Bonds of Brass (The Bloodright Trilogy #1)

Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes (Pandava Quartet #3)

The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

The Deck of Omens (The Devouring Gray, #2)

Dark Skies by Danielle L. Jensen

Dark Skies (Dark Shores, #2)

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Clap When You Land

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

You Should See Me in a Crown

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

What book covers did you put on your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books for My Younger Self

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 Books for My Younger Self (These could be books you wish you had read as a child, books younger you could have really learned something from, books that meshed with your hobbies/interests, books that could have helped you go through events/changes in your life, etc.) These are all going to be middle-grade and YA books I wish existed when I was that age.

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Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason

The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

These are just a few books that were pretty impactful on me when reading them and I wish they’d been around for me to read at an earlier age.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books and Food

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 Books that Make Me Hungry (They could have food items on the cover, foods in the title, be about foodies or have food as a main plot point… they could be cookbooks or memoirs, etc.)

I’m going to tweak the topic a little bit as I have a feature here on the blog where I bake stuff I read about in books. So, I’m going to link those here.

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House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig – Glazed Almond Cookies

Heartless by Marissa Meyer – Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Chocolate Bars

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – Darkness to Light Cake

Blood Magick by Nora Roberts – Ginger Biscuits

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – Rock Cakes

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Peeta’s Goat Cheese & Apple Tarts

The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh – Impossible Pie

What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter – Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes

This is what I have so far for this blog feature, but I have a few recipes that I’m planning to try out soon! What did you do for your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Question’s for My Favorite 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 a list of ten questions I would ask my favorite authors.

What are you working on next?
How do you start creating the worlds you imagine?
Which aspect do you start with when you begin writing a new character?
What do you love doing when you’re not writing?
Do you have a favorite character?
Do you have a trick to beating writer’s block?
Do you have any writing rituals or quirks you stick to?
Do you ever reread your own work after it’s been published?
What’s your favorite book?
If you could rewrite any of your books, which would it be and why?

That’s it for my list this week! What questions would you ask?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want Adapted

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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 I think should be adapted into a Netflix movie or tv show.

1. The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

2. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

3. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

4. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

5. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

6. The Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist

7. Year One by Nora Roberts

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

9. The Lunar Chronicles by Marisa Meyer

10. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

 

That’s my list for the week! What books do you want to see in TV or movies?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Dream Book Adaptations

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 Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies.

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Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
This would make such a good and creepy Netflix series. The suspense and mystery of this town are perfect for a Halloween season show.

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
I would love either a show or several movies for this series. This would be such a good one to be adapted (after Disney finishes with Percy Jackson maybe?)

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool
I literally have no idea how it would happen but I need it. I need these disaster children on my screen.

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir
This would be a great Netflix show. The world ending because of climate change and teenagers training to be astronauts in a mission to terraform a new world? Yes, please. The way this story is written would be perfect for a show too.

Ashlords by Scott Reintgen
What an incredible movie this book would make. Phoenix horses? Yes.

American Royals by Katharine McGee
This would make a great Gossip Girl sort of show. It’s so full of drama and similar relationship dynamics like GG.

The Study of Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
I absolutely need this boarding school mystery as a tv show.

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
I think this boarding school mystery would make a great movie (or two.)

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
A movie of this horrifying Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling? Absolutely 100% yes. I think this would be great for the spooky season too.

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
There are a few movies out there already that are sort of like this (Hidden Figures) but this one is an alternate reality. A meteorite hits the Earth and the world may not have much time left. But Lady Astronauts to the rescue!

These are just a few of the books I’d love to see adapted by Netflix. What books are on your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Didn’t Review

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 Books I Loved but Never Reviewed. We took a break here on the blog a few years ago. But at that time, I was still reading, just not reviewing. So, this post will be some books I loved but didn’t review while we were on a break.

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The Belgariad The Malloreon by David Eddings

The Alchemyst by Micheal Scott

The Cellar by Natasha Preston

The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

Zodiac by Romina Russell

Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle

Ancient Magic by Linsey Hall

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank

The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler

Most of these are books that I borrowed from others or books I discovered after signing up for Kindle Unlimited and binging so many books. What books made your list?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Book Titles with Colors

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 Books with Colors In the Titles.

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Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

The Black Veins by Ashia Monet

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

The Emerald Sea by Richelle Mead

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

These are all the books that I came up with this week. I’ve read all these within the last year or so. I just sort of scrolled through my GoodReads read list and pulled out the names with colors. What books made your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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!

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Book Festivals

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 Book Events/Festivals I’d Love to Go to Someday. This is going to be a short one for me because there’s only a few I’d like to go to.

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BookCon (in New York). I had serious FOMO last year when I saw all my friends at this event last year. I’d like to go eventually, but obviously, that won’t happen this year.

YallWest I love the west coast and I’d love to attend this one.

ALA Conference I could have gone to this one last year and I’m sad that I didn’t.

Baltimore Book Festival is one I missed last year too. But I’m hoping it will still happen for 2020.

Apollycon is run by one of my favorite authors and I keep convincing myself not to go because of the ticket prices.

These are the book festivals I’d love to go to. I’m sure there are more I’d like to go to, but these are the well-known ones. Which ones are on your list?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

 

 

 

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?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Make Me Smile

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 books that make me smile. I’m going to do recently read books for this week.

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Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scones by Ngozi Ukazu

The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

The Martian by Andy Weir

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

Save the Date by Morgan Matson

These are just some books I’ve read so far in 2020 that have really put a  smile on my face. Some made me laugh out loud and others warmed my cold little heart. What books made your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.