Blogtober Day Twenty-Seven (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween 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. For this freebie I’m going with Top Ten Villains in honor of spooky season.

The King of Hybern from A Court of Thorns and Roses  by Sarah J. Maas

Levana from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

King Leck from Graceling  by Kristin Cashore

The Darkling from The Shadow and Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Capricorn from Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Queen Savilla from The Obsidian Mountain trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Gavan Bayar from The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima

Jared Sage from Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

The Dragon King from The Last Namsara by Kristin Ciccarelli

The Chandrian from The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss

What villains did you love or hate?

Blogtober Day Twenty-Seven (Part One): Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Halloween 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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is a Halloween Freebie! The topic I chose was books I would reread during spooky season.

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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.

Blogtober Day Twenty (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books Recommended to Me

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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 I read because someone recommended them to me (and who recommended them!)

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

The City of Brass by S. A. Chakroborty

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Rules for Being A Girl by Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Rinn Solomon

Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

These are all the books Amanda recommended for me. What recent recommendations have you gotten?

Blogtober Day Twenty (Part One): Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books Recommended to Me

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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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is Books I Read Because Someone Recommended Them to Me (tell us who recommended them, if you want!)

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The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
My good friend Adrianna recommended this over and over and I’m so glad that she did. You can find her on twitter here!

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
I loved this book so so much. I’m so glad that I watched one of Riley Marie’s vlogs (watch here!) where she read this book and loved it.

Rules for Being a Girl by Candice Bushnell & Katie Cotugno
Forever thankfully to my Twinny for coming at me with the best recommendations. Check out her blog, The Bookish Chick, for some great reviews.

For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig
Paige (find her on Twitter here!) raved about this book. I’d previously read and enjoyed one of Heilig’s books and I bought this one to get signed at an event I saw her at. But Paige is the reason I actually picked it up.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
I was at the point of almost unhauling this before even reading it (while trying to cull my physical TBR to a less overwhelming number) but the way that Heathur from Aphrodite Reads absolutely raved about it had me rethinking that. I’m so glad I kept and read it because it was incredible.

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool
My best bean got this book for me and I am eternally grateful. Check out Avhlee @ Tea Cups and Torn Pages, you won’t regret it. This, so far, hold the space for my favorite book of 2020.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
This one was fabulous and I liked Thorne’s second book even better. Big thanks to Chelseadollingreads.

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
This is a wonderful book that is horrifyingly underrated. I wish more people knew about this series. It’s basically Percy Jackson but with Chinese Folklore and every second was nothing but enjoyable. Also, I listened to the audiobooks which I highly recommend. The only other person who I’ve seen talk about this series (and she’s why I discovered the second book was out) is Books in the Skye.

Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller
Another amazing book that I only read because of my dear friend, Avhlee.

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
My wonderful friend Rae (find her at Novels & Notions) bought this book for me and I am so so glad because this trilogy earned a place in my all-time favorites list.

What books have you read because of someone else and ended up loving them? I’d love to see your post this week!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogtober Day Thirteen (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Super Long 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 is a list of books with super long titles.

This is How You Lose the Time War by Max Glasdtone & Amal El-Mohtar

Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

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

The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

The Secret of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quinn

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

The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn

What’s the longest book title you’ve ever read?

Blogtober Day Thirteen (Part One): Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Super Long Book 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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is super long book titles.

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Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moria Fowley-Doyle

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia

The Seven 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogtober Day Six (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Fall 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 is a list of book covers with fall covers or that give off fall feels.

Dune (Dune, #1)
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1)
Among the Beasts & Briars
Burn Our Bodies Down
The How and the Why
A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, #1)
The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1)
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
The Wizards of Once (The Wizards of Once #1)
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)

What covers make you think of fall?

Blogtober Day Six (Part One): Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Fall 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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is Book Covers with Fall Colors/Vibes. These are all books I have no explanation for, but to me they just feel Fall.

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Lobizona by Romina Garber

Lobizona (Wolves of No World, #1)

Horrid by Katrina Leno

Horrid

The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin

The Killing Moon (Dreamblood, #1)

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

The Once and Future Witches

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

The Wicker King (The Wicker King, #1)

Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins

Closer to Nowhere

Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega

Ghost Squad

The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis

The Initial Insult (The Initial Insult, #1)

Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

Down Comes the Night

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican Gothic

These are just some covers that scream Fall to me. I don’t know why, but they do. What covers are on your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite 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 Favorite Book Quotes (these could be quotes from books you love, or bookish quotes in general).

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“But it’s also a reminder that being quiet doesn’t always signify weakness. Sometimes it takes great strength to find that silence. Sometimes it takes incredible strength to survive.”
Internment by Samira Ahmed

“Nothing but a symbol? People die for symbols. People have hope because of symbols. They’re not just lines. They’re histories, cultures, traditions, given shape.”
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

“Strange, isn’t it? To love a book. When the words on the pages become so precious that they feel like part of your own history because they are. It’s nice to finally have someone read stories I know so intimately.”
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

“Those who cannot own their choices will always be mastered by fate.”
There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

“I never needed this race, or a hashtag, or the king to be a queen. I was born royalty. All I had to do was pick up my crown.”
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

“The bad stuff will be there … If we want to fight it, we have to find joy where we can. We have to find beauty. We have to take our moments to be happy. Because the joy is what keeps us strong and reminds us we have something to fight for.”
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

“The patron saint of the ocean is known for containing many parts of herself: she is a nurturer, but she is also a ferocious defender. & so I remember that to walk this world you must be kind but also fierce.”
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

“I hope you will find the cracks in the world and wedge them wider, so the light of other suns shines through; I hope you will keep the world unruly, messy, full of strange magics; I hope you will run through every open Door and tell stories when you return.”
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

“Anger is a gift. Remember that.” She stood. “You gotta grasp onto it, hold it tight and use it as ammunition. You use that anger to get things done instead of just stewing in it.”
Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

“Be funny, but don’t hog the spotlight. Be smart, but you have a lot to learn. Don’t be a doormat, but God, don’t be bossy. Be chill. Be easygoing. Act like one of the guys. Don’t actually act like one of the guys. Be a feminist. Support the sisterhood. Wait, are you like, gay? Maybe kiss a girl if he’s watching though–that’s hot. Put a show on. Don’t even think about putting on a show, that’s nasty. Don’t be easy. Don’t give it up. Don’t be a prude. Don’t be cold. Don’t put him in the friend zone. Don’t act desperate. Don’t let things go too far. Don’t give him the wrong idea. Don’t blame him for trying. Don’t walk alone at night. But calm down! Don’t worry so much. Smile! Remember, girl: It’s the best time in the history of the world to be you. You can do anything! You can do everything! You can be whatever you want to be! Just as long as you follow the rules.”
Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno

These are some quotes that have really stuck with me from a few books that I’ve read recently. Sorry, the last one is so long (it was actually way longer), I shortened it the best I could without losing the message of the original passage from the book (which is like two pages long). What books did you quote this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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

Belle Révolte

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.