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.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Frequently Read 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 about the authors I have the most books by.

Nora Roberts

Mercedes Lackey

Julia Quinn

Rick Riordan

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Julie Kagawa

Sarah J. Maas

Alex Flinn

Cinda Williams Chima

Richelle Mead

This week’s topic was so hard! There’s so many to choose from. Who are some of your most read authors?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Frequently Read 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 the authors I’ve read the most books by.

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Nora Roberts
She’s one of my longtime favorite authors and I’ve read almost all of her books. She has a whole shelf for just her books on my bookshelves.

Janet Evanovich
Another long time favorite author that I’ve been reading since I was a teenager. I absolutely adore her Stephanie Plum series and she also an author that takes up a whole shelf.

Scott Westerfeld
I’ve loved Westerfeld’s books since I was in high school and I read the Uglies series and loved it very much.

Ellen Hopkins
This is an author I’ve been following for a long time. So, I always try to read her books shortly after they come out. She also has a whole shelf dedicated to her.

Denise Grover Swank
While in the process of moving across the country I lived on my Kindle. So, I read several long series by this author.

Bella Forrest
This is another Kindle author. One of her series has like 50+ books and I’ve read three or four of her series.

Lynsay Sands
Her Argeneau series is twenty-six books and still going. I’ve read them all.

Rick Riordan
This is newer for me. Last year, I read the Percy Jackson series for the first time. I’ve been continuing with Riordan’s books since then.

Sarah J. Maas
I’ve read every one of her books. That’s a lot of big books.

Linsey Hall
I found Hall on Kindle while I was moving and loved her books. She’s got a few series that are intertwined.

These are some of the authors I’ve read an obscene amount of their books. What authors do you read the most books by?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Anticipated Releases

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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 Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020.

July 7th
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor
by Hank Green

August 4th
Set Fire to the Gods
by Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons

August 4th
Seven Devils
 by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May

August 11th
Star Daughter
by Shvete Thakrar

September 15th
To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

September 22nd
Well Played
 by Jen DeLuca

October 6th
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

October 20th
Among the Beasts and Briars 
by Ashley Poston

November 3rd
Instant Karma
 by Marissa Meyer

November 24th
The Awakening
 by Nora Roberts

 

 

 

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Anticipated 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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

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June 2nd
My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows

June 30th
The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

July 7th
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green

July 14th
The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal

August 11th
Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

September 1st
Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody

September 1st
The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

October 6th
Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins

October 13th
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

December 8th
The Serpents Curse by Lisa Maxwell

These are the books I’m most excited about. For the full list of my anticipated 2020 releases go here! What books that didn’t make my list are you excited about?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 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 ten Books on My Summer 2020 TBR (or winter if you’re in the southern hemisphere)

When Darkness Falls by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

Love, Jacaranda by Alex Flinn

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

 

What’s on your summer TBR?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Summer 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 Summer 2020 TBR (or winter if you’re in the southern hemisphere)

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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling

Hideaway by Nora Roberts

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn

The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund

Hopefully, I will succeed with this seasonal TBR because I’ve pretty much failed all of my previous ones so far this year. What are you hoping to read this summer?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.