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.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Love to Live in

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 Places in Books I’d Love to Live in.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – Now obviously I don’t want to live in Prythian during the war, but I love the magic in this world.

Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May- Again, I’m just pretending the bad stuff doesn’t exist. I want to live on a spaceship and travel to cool planets whenever I want.

The Awakening by Nora Roberts- Honestly I’d just settle for living in Ireland but I’d also love to go to Talamh, filled with faeries, dragons and all sorts of other magic.

Winter by Marissa Meyer – Yes! Let’s live on the moon!

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson – I’m not sure I’d like living in caves but it’s still a planet other than Earth where I can fly spaceships. (Seriously, it doesn’t get cooler than spaceships.)

I could only come up with five this week. What bookish places would you want to live in?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books I’d Love to Live In

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 places in books that I’d love to live in.

Shadow and Bone & Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I’d love to be a Grisha. But not while the Darkling was alive.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
In case you didn’t know, I’m secretly a Summer Fae. But don’t tell anyone.

Early Departures by Justin Reynolds
As hard as it would be, I’d love to live in a world where I had the option to bring a loved one back to life, even if it’s only for a short time.

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir
While I definitely don’t want to see a future where Earth is destroyed because of climate change, I absolutely want to be one of the astronauts to be first on a new world.

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
This world sounds like so much fun. And all of the other magical towns sound just as fun.

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Hi, I want to travel on the Starless Sea. That is all.

Artemis by Andy Weir
I also want to live in a dome on Mars.

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
While this world does sound incredibly dangerous, the magic is so cool that I’d still want to live there.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Aside from the fact that humanity has conquered death, I can only imagine what other cool things exist in this world.

The Disasters by M.K. England
Really I just want to live somewhere that has space travel. Is that too much to ask?

What books have placed you’d want to live in?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Funny 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. This week’s topic is Funny Book Titles. I’m interpreting this more as funny weird than funny “haha”.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

The Handbook to Handling His Lordship by Suzanne Enoch

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones

These are some of the books I’ve read with funny titles. Do you have any others?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Funny 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 books with funny titles.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green

The Dead Queen’s Club by Hannah Capin

Let’s Call it a Doomsday by Katie Henry

How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh

This one was harder than I expected. That’s all I’ve got for this week and honestly I don’t even think these are particularly funny titles. But that’s okay! What did you pick for this week’s topic?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: 2021 Spring 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 Books On My Spring 2021 TBR.

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

To Sleep in A Sea Of Stars by Christopher Pasolini

Vision in White by Nora Roberts

Joust by Mercedes Lackey

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

What’s on your Spring TBR?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Spring TBR 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 spring 2021 TBR.

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody

Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare

This is my spring 2021 TBR. What books made your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Cleaning 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 Spring Cleaning Freebie. I’m going to list ten books I’d like to clear from my TBR. These are all books that have been on my shelf for awhile that I’ve been having trouble starting but would like to try over the next few months.

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters

Fight or Flight by Samantha Young

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Stain by A.G. Howard

Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane

To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

These are the books I’m hoping to get off my TBR this spring. What kind of bookish spring cleaning are you doing this year?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Keep or Unhaul

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 Spring Cleaning Freebie. I’m going to share ten books or series that I want to reread so I can decide if I should keep them or unhaul them. I have a few series that I’ve had for a really long time and I don’t know if I love them like I did when I first read them. So, I’m going to reread them and find out.

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

Eon by Alison Goodman

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Zodiac by Romina Garber

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

These are books that I want to reread to see if I still love them. I am trying to make sure that my collection of books that I have on my shelves are all books that I really love and enjoy. So, there are some series and books I haven’t read in a really long time and I don’t know that they need to hold space on my shelves anymore. That’s one of my goals for 2021 (especially since I have to move two different times in the next year). So, what did you do for this weeks freebie?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Characters Whose Job I Wish I Had

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 list of ten characters whose job I wish I had.

The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
I would love to work in radio. This book and others I’ve read that had the radio in it made it seem like so much fun.

Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
I know that being a bounty hunter isn’t nearly as fun as this, but damn I want to be torn between Ranger and Morelli.

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
I love science but I do not have the memory or dedication that scientists need. But working with the freedom this crew had sounds so good.

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir
Yes please I would like to be an astronaut.

Well Met by Jen DeLuca
I know the faire isn’t their full time jobs, but I would love to work at a renaissance faire.

The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith
A librarian, also yes please. But specifically a librarian of a weirdass library like this one.

Hideaway by Nora Roberts
The main character narrates audiobooks and I would love to do that for a job.

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
An alternate reality astronaut.

Kiss my Cupcake by Helena Hunting
I would love to own my own bakery/bar. It would be so fun.

The Next Always by Nora Roberts
The main female character runs a bookstore, do I need to say anything else?

These are some books where I would love to have the jobs that some of the characters do. What did you pick this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

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 made me laugh out loud.

First Comes Like by Alisha Rai

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

These are books where I found myself actually laughing out loud while reading. What funny books did you write about this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

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 That Made Me Laugh Out Loud (Claire @ Book Lovers Pizza).

Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

The Martian by Andy Weir

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Paper Towns by John Green

Well Met by Jen Deluca

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

What books make you laugh?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Purple, Yellow, and Green 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 books with purple, yellow, and/or green book covers, in honor of Mardi Gras.

Early Departures
The Fell of Dark
The Empire of Gold (Daevabad Trilogy, #3)
Well Played (Well Met, #2)
Queen of Volts (The Shadow Game, #3)
The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)
The How and the Why
Mirage (Mirage, #1)
The Inheritance Games (The Inheritance Games, #1)
With You All the Way

What book covers did you pick this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Love 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 Valentine’s Day/Love Freebie. I’m going to do my top ten book relationships.

Red and Blue from This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Feyre and Rhys from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Zoe and Brad from Key of Valor by Nora Roberts

Sophie and Benedict from An Offer From A Gentleman by Julia Quinn

Annabeth and Percy from The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Raisa and Han from The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima

Aket-ten and Kiron from Aerie by Mercedes Lackey

Layla and Roth from Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Ember and Garret from Inferno by Julie Kagawa

Sydney and Adrian from The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

These are my favorite book couples. What books do you love to read for Valentine’s Day?