Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Valentine’s Day 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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is a Valentine’s Day or Love freebie. So, I’ve chosen a list of ten books that really make me love love.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker

These are some books that just make me love love. What did you choose for this weeks freebie?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books Written Before I was Born

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 were written before I was born. A suggestion was books I want to read or have read, I’m going to do books I’ve read.

1945
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

1949
1984 by George Orwell

1965
Dune by Frank Herbert

1974
Carrie by Stephen King

1981
Full House by Janet Evanovich

1987
Wideacre by Philippa Gergory

1988
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

1990
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

1991
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

1992
She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb

These are book I’ve read that were published before I was born. This list was actually a lot harder to make than I thought it was going to me. What’s on your list?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books Written Before I Was Born

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 Written Before I Was Born (These can be books you’ve read or want to read!) (submitted by Davida Chazan @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog). I’m going to list books I’ve read.

1813 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

1844 The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas

1847 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

1872 Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

1920 The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie

1950 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

1961 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

1982 Magician by Raymond E. Feist

1986 Redwall by Brian Jacques

1987 Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey

What books have you read that were written before you were born?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – New to Me Authors

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 authors that I read for the first time in 2020. (We did this for blogmas here.)

Pierce Brown

Seanan McGuire

Alisha Rai

Talia Hibbert

Katy Rose Pool

Tehlor Kay Mejia

Somaiya Daud

N.K. Jemisin

Leah Johnson

Bethany C. Morrow

These are all authors that I read for the first time in 2020. What authors were new to you last year?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors

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 New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020 (If you didn’t read 10 new authors, that’s fine! Just do what you can.)

Rin Chupeco

Jen Deluca

Kristen Ciccarelli

Amal El Mohtar

Max Gladstone

I only read five new authors last year but I’m making it a priority to branch out more this year. What authors did you discover in 2020?

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.