Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Meant to Read in 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 that I meant to read in 2020, but didn’t get to.

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Miss Meteor by Anna-Marie McLemore & Tehlor Kay Mejia

These are some books that I had on various seasonal TBRs and Readathon TBRs that I just didn’t end up reading. What books did you want to get to in 2020, but didn’t?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 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. This week’s topic is a Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To (You could take this opportunity to tell us what’s left on your seasonal TBRs from last year. Or books you were super excited about and then you didn’t get to them.)

To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Pasolini

Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

Rules For Being A Girl by Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Bromance Book Club by Lydia Kay Adams

First Comes Scandal by Julia Quinn

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V. E. Schwartz

Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

These are some of the books on my 2020 TBR that I wasn’t able to get to? What books are still hanging around on your TBR this year?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: 2021 Resolutions

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 Resolutions/Hopes for 2021 (bookish or not!) I’m don’t usually make resolutions so I’ll stick with my top five.

Read at least 50 books

Exercise more

Write reviews again

Take more time for mental health

Visit family more

What resolutions do you have for 2021?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – 2021 Resolutions & Hopes

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 resolutions and hopes I have for 2021, bookish or otherwise.

Getting my owned TBR under 25 books

Writing my reviews soon after finishing a book

Stressing less about reviewing every book

Creating more creative posts that aren’t reviews

Eating healthier

Exercising more regularly

Spending more quality time with my daughter and husband

Being better about staying in touch with friends and family

Writing more consistently

Finishing my WIP first draft

These are some goals and resolutions that I have for 2021. What are yours?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Anticipated Releases for Early 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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is my anticipated releases for the first half of 2021.

19 January
This Will Be Funny Someday by Katie Henry

9 February
Game Changer by Neal Shusterman

9 February
The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa

16 February
Blood Sworn by Scott Reintgen

9 March
Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

16 March
On This Unworthy Scaffold by Heidi Heilig

6 April
Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi

25 May
Legacy by Nora Roberts

1 June
A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow

22 June
Darling by K. Ancrum

This was such a hard list to make. But we have over 150 books on our 2021 anticipated releases list, which you can find here.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Anticipated 2021 Releases

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 Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021.

19 January
Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore

16 February
A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

6 April
The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

13 April
The Serpent’s Curse by Lisa Maxwell

4 May
Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

25 May
Legacy by Nora Roberts

8 June
Fire With Fire by Destiny Soria

15 June
Sisters of the Snake by Sasha Nanua and Sarena Nanua

15 June
For the Wolf by Hannah F. Whitten

What books are you most looking forward to in the next few months?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of 2020

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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 my favorite books I read in 2020.

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

Hideaway by Nora Roberts

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Love, Jacaranda by Alex Flinn

Well Met by Jen Deluca

The Other Miss Bridgeston by Julia Quinn

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green

The House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas.

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

What books were your favorite this year?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – 2020 Favorites

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 Books of 2020. This list is hard and I will be making new and more detailed lists next month. To make it easier, this list will only be 2020 releases.

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The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

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

Rules for Being a Girl by Katie Cotugno & Candace Bushnell

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Lobizona by Romina Garber

This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada

The Life Below by Alexandra Monir

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud

These are some of my favorite books that were published this year. Quite a few are sequels, so definitely go read the first ones if you haven’t. What books made your list?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogmas Day Twenty-Two (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want From Santa

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’m hoping Santa brings.

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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
The Awakening by Nora Roberts
The Ever Cruel Kingdom by Rin Chupeco
The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab
Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar
Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

What books are you hoping to get this Christmas?

Blogmas Day Twenty-Two (Part One): Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Want From Santa

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 Hope Santa Brings.

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Chosen by Kiersten White

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

Fortune and Glory by Janet Evanovich

Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody

Rebel Sisters by Tochi Onyebuchi

Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett

The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

The Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter

What books are you hoping to get for the holidays?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogmas Day Fifteen (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Winter 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 a list of books on my winter 2020/2021 TBR.

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The Awakening by Nora Roberts
Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam
Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno
To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
Stain by A.G. Howard
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

What’s on your winter TBR?

Blogmas Day Fifteen (Part One): Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Winter 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 Books On My Winter 2020-2021 TBR (or summer if you live in the southern hemisphere).

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Crier’s War by Nina Varela

Bloodsworn by Scott Reintgen

Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

Middlewest, Book One by Skottie Young, Jorge Corona, & Mike Huddleston

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood

Tristan Strong Destroys the World by Kwame Mbalia

The Awakening by Nora Roberts

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

These are the books I’m hoping to read this winter! What books are on your winter TBR?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogtober Day Eight (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Seasonal 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 a holiday/ winter freebie. I’m going to list ten books that give me winter vibes; specifically winter settings.

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Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas

Vision in White by Nora Roberts

To Light A Candle by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Black Rose by Nora Roberts

What are your favorite winter books?

Blogmas Day Eight (Part One): Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Wintertime Favorites

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 Holiday/Seasonal Freebie (holiday books/covers/titles, wintry reads, snow on cover, cool color covers, etc. I’m going to talk about books I recommend to read in the wintertime curled up under a warm blanket with a nice cup of coffee or tea or cocoa.

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The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

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

For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen

Air Awakens by Elise Kova

These are the books I highly recommend snuggling up and reading this winter. You won’t want to move until you’ve finished them. What did you choose for this seasonal freebie?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Thanksgiving

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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 that’s Thanksgiving related. I’m going with my favorite things about Thanksgiving.

My birthday- It doesn’t fall exactly on Thanksgiving every year but it’s usually pretty close.

Family/ friends- I don’t live close to my loved ones anymore but we always make a point to FaceTime and catch up on holidays.

Mashed potatoes

Cranberry relish- My grandmother would make this every year and it’s amazing.

Fresh rolls

Ham- I have a giant family (fifteen or more people at dinner would not be unusual) so we always had turkey too but the ham was my favorite.

Being able to officially start the Christmas season

Apple Pie

So many leftovers

Having a day off before Black Friday madness

What are your favorite things about Thanksgiving?