Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – 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 top ten – Freebie. I’m goig to talk about ten books I bought at the recommendation of others and still haven’t read.

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The Lovely War by Julie Berry

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett

These are just a few of the books I’ve bought at the recommendation of those I trust in the online bookish community, but for some reason still haven’t read. What did you do for top ten tuesday this week? What books have you bought and haven’t read?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Holiday 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 top ten – Holiday Reads (Books you love to read in the holiday season). I’m going to list the books I plan to read this holiday season instead.

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The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

One Day in December by Josie Silver

Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn

The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Next Always by Nora Roberts

The Renegade Hunter by Lynsay Sands

That’s all I have for you this week friends. I don’t have many holiday-themed books, but love me some romance during the holiday season.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Changes

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 top ten – Changes in my reading life

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Genre: I’ve been in a fantasy funk which is a big change because it was my favorite genre for a long time.

Authors: I’ve been making a point to read new authors and go out of my way to find well-loved authors that I haven’t previously read.

Diversity: Reading books filled with diverse characters is something I never thought about doing in the past. But after becoming active on book twitter, I realized that and have been trying to amend that. Diverse books are important and books filled with diverse characters should be the norm.

Own-Voices: Along with diverse characters, I’ve been trying to make a point to read own-voices stories. It’s one thing to read books that include diversity but it’s a whole different thing to read books written by people that are a part of those diverse communities.

Genre (again): For so long I stuck to mostly fantasy and contemporary without thinking about it. Maybe reading a book here or there that was outside of that. But this year I’ve been trying to read all kinds of genres, and I’ve been loving science fiction.

Format: The biggest change in my reading life has been ebooks and audiobooks. I’ve read ebooks now and then over the years. But this year, most of the books I’ve read have been ebooks because that’s what is easiest to read with a wild one-year-old. Another change is audiobooks. I’d never listened to one before this year. I’m listening to one as I type this now. With all the different formats I’m able to read so much more.

Book Twitter: Twitter has always been my favorite social media outlet. But that was solidified when I discovered the community of fellow book lovers. I find so many new favorite books and authors through twitter.

Rereading: I have always loved rereading books, but over the last few years I feel like I haven’t done it as much as I have in the past. I think getting back into blogging and reviewing is helping me better remember the books I read so that I don’t have to reread a whole series before reading the newest release. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t reread at all.

Book Buying: I’ve gone a bit book-buying crazy this year. After moving three times in a year and finally settling in a place I knew I would live for several years, I was able to start buying books again and now it may or may not be out of control.

These are some of the changes in my reading life that I’ve noticed. What changes have you noticed in your reading habits? Leave a comment and let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Bookmarks

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 top ten – Favorite Bookmarks

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Pictures with sentimental value. I often use pictures as bookmarks because they make me smile.

Bookmarks by Books in the Skye I love the bookmarks I’ve bought from her!

Fandom bookmarks. Some of my favorite bookmarks are ones that match the book I’m reading. I have some from my favorite books that I use the most often.

Dust jackets. I’m sure I’m not the only one that uses the flaps of the dust jacket to mark my page when I don’t have anything better with me.

Sticky tabs. I often use my sticky tabs as bookmarks because they’re always close by my current read anyway.

This is all I have for you all this week. Let me know what you’re favorite bookmarks are in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Autumn Vibes

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 top ten – Books that give off Autumn Vibes. (Colors on the cover, atmosphere, etc.)

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House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
This one is perfect for fall or winter. It’s full of spooky atmosphere. Suspense and mystery, perfect for the fall season.

Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
Another spooky mystery/thriller. This one filled with suspense and questions totally meant to be read in the fall.

Let’s Call It a Doomsday by Katie Henry
This takes place from fall going into winter. The cover has all the best fall colors, yellows, and reds.

We Speak in Storms by Natalie Lund
I don’t know that this actually takes place in the fall, maybe at the start of Autumn. But it has a perfect atmosphere, ghosts, and mystery and kids finding themselves.

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
A touch of yellow on the cover, but it’s the inside that makes it the perfect fall story.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
The pop of orange on the cover is the perfect shade for fall and inside there’s a bit of a mystery too.

The Rogue Hunter by Lynsay Sands
The cover has all the right colors, reds and yellow, plus the fall is the perfect time to read some vampire romance.

Fallout by Ellen Hopkins
This cover is the perfect color of the leaves as they’re right about to fall off the trees.

Lean, Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
Hilarious mystery, plus all the right colors on the cover.

The Sorcerer Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
Beautiful fall colors, plus an incredible fantasy story.

What books give you all the autumn vibes? Leave a comment and let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Halloween 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 top ten – Halloween Freebie. I will be listing ten books I want to read on Halloween night.

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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Vol 1: The Crucible by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Devouring by Simon Holt

The Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

These are just some of the choices I have to read for my Halloween Readathon! This year I’ll be taking my little girl trick or treating for the first time, so we shall see what I end up getting to read.  What books would you pick to read on Halloween? Leave a comment and let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – 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 top ten – Extraordinary Book Titles. I’m just going to pick a handful of my favorites.

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We Speak in Storms by Natalie Lund

Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

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

People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

What book titles do you think are extraordinary? Let me know in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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