Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Funny 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. This week’s topic is Book Quotes that Fit X Theme. This week I’m going with quotes that make me laugh.

“You are the Daughter of Death,” hissed Aru. “You don’t walk into a telephone pole because of a boy.”
-Roshani Chokshi, Aru Shah and the End of Time

“I’m not going to wear a red dress,” she said. “It would look stunning, My Lady,” she called. She spoke to the bubbles gathered on the surface of the water. “If there’s anyone I wish to stun at dinner, I’ll hit him in the face.”
-Kristin Cashore, Graceling

“That was so completely unfair that I told Tantalus to go chase a donut, which didn’t help his mood.”
-Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

“Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped.”
-Andy Weir, The Martian

“I’m talking to the House. Which is a considerable step up from talking to you.” “It doesn’t talk back.” “Exactly.”
-Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Silver Flames

“Is this an ‘I’m sorry I tried to assassinate you’ tea ceremony?”
-Julie Kagawa, Soul of the Sword

“I’d be offended if I could be offended,” he said. “Maybe I should start calling you a cow, since you have four limbs, are made of meat, and have rudimentary biological mental capacities.”
-Brandon Sanderson, Skyward

“There is a proverbial saying chiefly concerned with warning against too closely calculating the numerical value of un-hatched chicks.”
-Neil Gaiman, Stardust

“I’m sure I’ll feel much more grateful when I find a guy who thinks complex wiring in a girl is a turn-on.”
-Marissa Meyer, Cinder

“Dear Mal, I haven’t heard from you, so I assume you’ve met and married a volcra and that you’re living comfortably on the Shadow Fold, where you have neither light nor paper to write. Or, possibly, your new bride ate both your hands.”
-Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

What book quotes do you love?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Romantic 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 the ten book quotes that fit a romantic theme.

“You need to understand that I will do anything and everything for my wife.” Casteel’s gaze latched on to his father‘s. “No risk is too great, nor is anything too sacred. Because she is my everything. There is nothing greater than her, and I do mean nothing.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, The ​Crown of Gilded Bones

“If the story of your life were a book, I’d carry it with me across the world. I’d read it every night. And whenever I reached the ending of what had been shared with me, I’d open it to the first page and begin reading it again.”
― Danielle L. Jensen, Gilded Serpent

“What he was saying-the things he told me-was his way of showing me he trusted me. It was also his way of giving me the match. If I wanted to, I could burn him down. But if we were going to do this, I would have to be his safe harbor and he would have to be mine.”
― Adrienne Young, Fable

“Maybe Plato knew something we didn’t. Or maybe the gods did, when they split us in half and left us to reclaim our missing fragments.”
― Morgan Rogers, Honey Girl

“It would be easier, he knew, if he had never loved her. And yet, given the choice, he would do it again, even knowing what was to come. He would lose her a thousand times over if it meant he would first have the chance to love her.”
― Claire Legrand, Lightbringer

“Being with you makes me feel like I deserve to be loved. Like I’m less of a monster. Like if you trust me that means I can trust myself.”
― Moïra Fowley-Doyle, Spellbook of the Lost and Found

“Yeah. Like every moment you’re with them, your head is spinning and you cant catch your breath and you just know that this person is changing your life for the better. Someone who challenges you to be better.”
― Rachel Lynn Solomon, Today Tonight Tomorrow

“I don’t believe in fairy tales and love at first sight and all that, but for just a second, I think this girl and those eyes and the way her freckles dot the entire expanse of her face are cute enough to make a believer out of me.”
― Leah Johnson, You Should See Me in a Crown

“One day, you’ll look up and I’ll be there. And you’ll know it’s me because our souls will recognize each other.”
― Julie Kagawa, Night of the Dragon

“The truth,” said Amar, taking a step closer to me, “is that you look neither lovely nor demure. You look like edges and thunderstorms. And I would not have you any other way.”
― Roshani Chokshi, The Star-Touched Queen

What theme did you pick this month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Complete Sentence Book Titles

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 ten books with titles that are complete sentences.

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black

Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh

The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

I Hope You’re Listening by Tom Ryan

We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

This week’s topic wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be. What’d you come up with this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Nature 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. This week’s topic is Books with Nature on the Cover (flowers, trees, landscapes, animals, etc.)

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What covers are on your list?

-Antonia

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Nature Book 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 the ten books with nature on the book covers. I’ve chosen all books that are on my TBR.

The Electric Kingdom
A Shadow in the Ember (Flesh and Fire, #1)
Twice Shy
The Ones We're Meant to Find
Middlewest, Book Two
Rule of Wolves (King of Scars, #2)
The Broken Kingdoms (Inheritance, #2)
The Only Good Indians
The Skinjacker Trilogy: Everlost / Everwild / Everfound (Skinjacker, #1-3)
A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, #1)

What book covers did you pick this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Reads

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 My Ten Most Recent Reads.

Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Alta by Mercedes Lackey

Joust by Mercedes Lackey

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

What books did you read recently?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Most Recent Reads

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 ten books I’ve read most recently.

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

On Writing by Stephen King

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody

Over the Woodward Wall by A. Deborah Baker

Legacy by Nora Roberts

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton

Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler

These are the ten books I’ve read most recently starting with the most recent first (I finished Bitterblue on Sunday.) What books have you read recently?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Animals

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 Animals from Books (these could be mythical, real, main characters, sidekicks, companions/pets, shifters, etc.) (Submitted by Paige @paigesquared and Jennifer Y. @ Never Too Many to Read).

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman – Between the daemons and the armored bears, the animals in these books are so badass.

Redwall by Brian Jacques – If we’re talking about books with animals then I have to include the series I was obsessed with as a child.

The Search by Nora Roberts – The main character trains dogs but also owns three search and rescue dogs and they’re seriously the coolest.

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron – This book made me cry pretty much constantly but Bailey was so amazing.

Maximum Ride by James Patterson – Total is the funniest, most ridiculous dog ever.

Alta by Mercedes Lackey – The dragons in this world are more like dogs or cats than anything except HUGE and it’s hilarious.

The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory – The unicorns are my absolute favorite.

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan – Does Peaches count as an animal? Because he’s amazing.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini – I love Solembum. He’s definitely one of my favorites.

I had some trouble with this one so I didn’t quite get ten. What animal characters do you love?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books With Animals

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 animals from books.

The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody
This story has all kinds of animals, some are ‘beasts’ but the one that befriends Barclay is my favorite and a really important part of Barclay’s journey.

Ashlords by Scott Reintgen
Phoenix horses. That is all.

Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe
The main character walks dogs for his job, so there’s lots of excellent doggies.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
I don’t know if this one counts, but there’s a boy that shape shifts into animals and I love him.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
The animal is a spider and I hate it, but I love this book.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Fleetfoot is my favorite dog.

Legacy by Nora Roberts
There is a doggie romance in this one and it’s adorable.

I’m just short of 10 this week, but that’s all I can think of right now. Let me know what books are on your list this week!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Colorful Book 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 colorful covers. I’m going to do all book covers that are books on my TBR.

The Beauty That Remains
The Summer of Bad Ideas
Destination Wedding
Aru Shah and the City of Gold (Pandava, #4)
The Priory of the Orange Tree
Miss Meteor
Cool for the Summer
Flash Fire (The Extraordinaries #2)
A Chorus Rises (A Song Below Water, #2)
Better Together

These are some colorful book covers that are on my TBR and really stand out to me. What book covers did you pick for this week’s top ten?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles as Crayon Names

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 Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors (Take a moment and Google some of the crazy Crayola crayon colors that exist. Can you think of any book titles that sound like they could also be a crayon color? It might be fun to include a description of the kind of color you’re picturing.)

Stardust by Neil Gaiman – I’m thinking a silvery gray.

The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory – A really dark gray.

Heart of the Sea by Nora Roberts – A deep blue/teal.

Inferno by Julie Kagawa – A fiery red/orange.

Brighter than the Sun by Julia Quinn – A super bright yellow.

I had so much trouble with this week’s topic so I’m sticking with top 5. What colorful titles did you come up with?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Book Titles as Crayola Crayons

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 titles that could be a Crayola crayon name.

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
I could see this as a deep dark red.

Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
Maybe a pretty brown?

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee
Gold, like a yellow/red of a fire.

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
A deep blue, like the sea.

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Grey like tv static.

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin
What’s a good color for revenge?

The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco
Something dark, like a deep blue or dark purple.

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Deep blue, like the night sky.

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
Black or grey.

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Green, definitely.

What names did you pick this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Throw in the Ocean

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 I’d Gladly Throw Into the Ocean (submitted by Beauty & Her Books). Now I’ll happily DNF a book I don’t like so most of these are going to be books I liked but that gave me so many emotions I want to throw them away.

Fallen by Lauren Kate – I seriously hated this book.

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron – I loved this book but literally cried my way through the entire thing.

Year One by Nora Roberts – Another one I loved but that left me with so many emotions.

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan- The. Ending. Killed. Me.

Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine – I liked this book well enough for most of it but the ending completely ruined it for me.

Nights of Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks – This was one of the first books that ever broke my heart.

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls – This book killed me when I read it as a child. It was devastating.

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – I was one of those weird kids that actually enjoyed reading for school except for this one. Definitely one of the worst books I’ve ever read.

Burned by Ellen Hopkins – I loved this book until the last few pages ripped my heart out and stomped on it.

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas – Something that happened toward the end of the book left me feeling like a zombie. I cry every time I read it.

What books would you want to throw into the ocean? (But not really because of course we would never disrespect books like that.)

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books I’d Throw into the Ocean

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’d gladly throw into the ocean.

The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
The ending of this book made me want to throw this book into the ocean.

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
I hated the twist. I want it to disappear forever.

Vox by Christina Dalcher
While I did enjoy this one, it made me so angry I absolutely would drown it.

Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
Again, I think I liked this book. But it made me so angry.

Finale by Stephanie Garber
I really didn’t like the second book or this book. I would definitely get rid of it via the ocean.

A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
I did not like this one at all.

Wilder Girls by Rory Power
The ending totally ruined the book for me. I’m not a fan of abrupt endings with little to no aftercare.

Horrid by Katrina Leno
This is the same as Wilder Girls. I was left with so many damn questions after the last page and I don’t like that.

The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee
There were so many icky things in this book. So, goodbye, into the ocean you go.

These are the books I would sacrifice to the ocean with no regrets. What did you choose this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.