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 for a list of ten books is Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…(Fill in the blank. You can do 10 books you bought for the same reason, i.e., pretty cover, recommended by a friend, blurbed by a favorite author, etc. OR you could do a different reason for each pick.) I’m going to go with books I bought (or borrowed) because Amanda made me.
1. Looking for Alaska by John Green
2. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
4. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
5. Paper Magician by Charlie N Holmberg
6. Air Awakens by Elise Kova
7. Ancient Magic by Linsey Hall
8. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
9. Maximum Ride by James Patterson
10. The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner
What did you pick for this week’s topic?
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 Bought/Borrowed Because… (Fill in the blank. You can do 10 books you bought for the same reason, i.e., pretty cover, recommended by a friend, blurbed by a favorite author, etc. OR you could do a different reason for each pick.) I’m going to go with my trend lately of romance. These are ten romance books I bought (or borrowed from my library) because they were read and loved by people I trust.
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane
Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith
Well Met by Jen DeLuca
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
These are some of the romance books I’ve bought or borrowed because they were recommended by other readers. They are also all ones that I loved. So, if you’re in need of romance recommenndatiionns please read any and all of these.
Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.
Hello, lovelies! Today I want to talk about those books that I just had to buy but then never ended up reading. I could probably list all of the books on my physical unread book shelf, but I’ll just list a few that really fit this post.
The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Lovely War by Julie Berry
How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
Wind Rider by P.C. Cast
The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin
These Divided Shores by Sara Raasch
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
Vox by Christina Dalcher
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
These are some of the books on my bookshelf that I just had to buy and for some unknown reason still haven’t managed to read yet.
Keep on reading lovelies, amanda.
Hellllo, lovelies! I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for those Black Friday sales. There were two sales in particular that I hit up this year: Book Outlet & Barnes and Nobel. Both were impulse purchases. I originally went to Barnes and Nobel to pick up two specific books, a new release and a gift for Antonia. I ended up spending $100 on random books I found and a few books for my daughter. Book Outlet was 100% a middle of the night feeding session shopping spree. It’s always those late night baby feeds when it’s dark and I’m vulnerable that get me to make that Book Outlet order I don’t need. But! Some of the books I got were gifts. So, in this post I’m only going to include the books I bought for myself.
Barnes & Nobel
The Matchmakers List by Sonya Lalli
The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.S. Fletcher
Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth
The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
I plan to wrap a few of these to put under the Christmas tree from Santa. I’m pretty proud of myself for not going overboard like I did last year. While I did buy these for myself, I also bought books for Antonia, my daughter, and another friend. I’m excited to get these books for Christmas, but I’m more excited about the books I’m gifting for the holiday.
What did you buy for Black Friday? Anything for yourself? Any gifts for your loved ones? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.