Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Title or Cover Buys

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 titles or covers that made me want to read a book. I am definitely a sucker for book covers. So, these were all cover buys.

The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffen

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons

Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria

Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha

We Were Restless Things by Cole Nagamatsu

The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin

Ashlords by Scott Reintgen

I’m a sucker for a good cover and these ones are really great.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Bring to a Deserted Island

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 Want With Me While Stranded On a Deserted Island.

The Witness by Nora Roberts

The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams China

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

House of Earth And Blood by Sarah J. Maas

What books would you have to have on a deserted island?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books I’d Bring to a Deserted Island

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 would want with me if I were stranded on a deserted island.

Looking for Alaska by John Green

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

The Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

This Mortal Coil trilogy by Emilly Suvada

All of Nora Roberts books.

Well Met by Jen DeLuca

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

So, I cheated a little with this one and included a few series. I think the Throne of Glass series and The Broken Earth trilogy would be excellent selections because I could read them over and over and notice new things with each new read.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read in One Sitting

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 Read In One Sitting (or would have if I had the time). I hardly ever do this anymore because I work so much but I came up with five books I was so invested in that I read them really quickly.

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

These are my top five picks of the week. What books could you just not put down?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Read in One Sitting

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 read in one sitting.

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

All the Bad Apples by Moira Fowley-Doyle

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Last 8 by Laura Pohl

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

The Year They Fell by David Kreizman

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

There are definitely more books I could add, but these are some that I’ve read in one sitting in the last year.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Book Titles That are Questions

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 ten books that have titles phrased as questions.

Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh

Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden

Isn’t It Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams

Ain’t She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella

Farewell to the M.B.R.C? by K.M. Shea

That’s all I have this week. This one was tougher than I thought it would be.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I Love Reading

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 Reasons Why I Love Reading.

One. Exploring new worlds. Not even just the amazing sci-fi and fantasy ones but being able to see different parts of the world that I don’t have the means to travel to is so much fun.

Two. Escape. I think this is probably a reason we all have. No matter what’s going on in your life, we all need to escape from the real world sometimes.

Three. Books are so much better than TV. Don’t get me wrong, I like watching TV but I feel like it takes some of the imagination out of it. Everything’s just shown to you whereas with books, you get to imagine most of it yourself.

Four. Memories. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t reading. Most of my favorite memories revolve around books.

Five. The people. Book lovers are just plain awesome.

Six. The characters. I’m a complete introvert so I don’t socialize a lot and books let me meet so many different kinds of people.

Seven. Reading makes me happy, sad, angry. Books can make you feel anything and it’s amazing.

That’s all I could come up with this week. What do you love about reading?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Why I Love Reading

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 ten reasons I love reading.

One. Escapism is the biggest reason that I love reading. I’ve been reading to escape the world around me for as long as I can remember.

Two. More recently, (in the last five years or so), I’ve started actively reading to broaden my perspective. I’ve always loved to read so I can learn about the experiences of others. But in more recent years, I’ve purposefully sought out books by people that are different from me and I really enjoy experiencing new things via fiction that I wouldn’t encounter in my every day life.

Three. This one is aimed specifically at reading romance. I love to see a happy ending. So, I always love to pick up a romance novel when I need a pick me up.

Four. I love reading because the concept that reading words that came from someones brain and have been printed onto paper is sort of a mind fuck. I love that these words can make me feel so many emotions and really have an effect on me.

Five. This is a newer reason. I love reading because when I’m doing it, I feel like I’m setting a good example for my daughter. She’s almost three now and because she sees me reading so often, she also loves to grab a book and come sit with me so we can read together. I can only hope I’m creating another lifelong bookworm like myself.

Six. I read for nostalgia. What I mean by that is that part of the reason that I’m such a bookworm is because when I was a kid, I would go to my mom’s house for the weekend and my mom, my nana, and I would all sit outside (weather permitting) and read together while my brothers rode bikes or whatever. So, I will always love reading for the fond memories of sharing books with my mom and my nana.

Seven. This sort of goes hand in hand with number six, but, I love reading because of the memories it creates. This one is more about memories with specific books rather than people. Looking for Alaska by John Green will forever be one of my all time favorite books because I read it in high school at a time when I really needed it. I genuinely think that this book saved my life. I have a few books that have some really sentimental meaning like this for me.

Eight. The people that reading brings together is another big reason I love reading. So, similar to my answer for number six, Antonia and I are friends because we bonded over Twilight by Stephenie Meyer when we were 14 years old. I have also made countless friends online that have become so much more than just online friends all because we love reading. I think the connections that fellow readers create is definitely one of my favorite things that I love about reading.

Nine. I love reading because while I’m lost in a book, I can travel to places I likely won’t get to see in my regular life, but I also will be to see places that aren’t real.

Ten. Honestly, when it comes down to it, I love reading because it makes me feel. Sometimes good, sometimes sad, but I can always find a book for what I’m needed at the time.

Why do you love reading?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Anticipated Releases 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. This week’s topic is Most Anticipated Books of the Second Half of 2021.

August 3
Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia

August 10
Rise Up From the Embers by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons

August 17
The Endless Skies by Shannon Price

September 21
The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi

October 12
Jade Fire Gold by June C.L. Tan

October 19
City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn

November 2
Gilded by Marissa Meyer

November 2
The Grimrose Girls by Laura Pohl

November 11
Nowhere by Brandon Sanderson

November 23
The Becoming by Nora Roberts

What books are you looking forward to coming out this year?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Book Wishes

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 on my wishlist.

It was suggested to share your amazon wishlist, so mine is here. But I’m still going to list my top ten picks from that list. Most of these are so I can own completed series for my collection.

Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody

Ashlords by Scott Reintgen

Blood Sworn by Scott Reintgen

The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa

Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

The Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter

Rebel Sisters by Tochi Onyebuuchi

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

These are ten books I have on my wishlist. Most of these are finales or part of series I want to have in my collection. What’s on your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 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. This week’s topic is Books On My Summer 2021 TBR.

Legacy by Nora Roberts

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Artemis by Andy Weir

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

What books are on your Summer TBR?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Summer 2021 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 the ten books on my summer TBR fo 2021.

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon

A Season of Sinister Dreams by Tracy Banghart

The Dating Dare by Jayci Lee

Cazadora by Romina Garber

Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

W.I.T.C.H., Part I. The Twelve Portals, Vol. 2 by Elisabetta Gnone

These are ten books that I’m hoping to get to this summer. What’s on your list?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wanted More Of

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 Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them. I’m going to keep mine pretty general- books I wanted more of the same genre or author, etc.

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

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

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The Martian by Andy Weir

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

What books make you wish for more?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Wanted More Of

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 loved that made me want to find similar books. This kind of reminds me of my ‘if you liked this, then read that’ posts. So, I’ll probably borrow from those.

If you liked All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace, you should try Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen.

If you liked Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black, you might like The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa.

If you liked A Million Junes by Emily Henry, you might like We Speak in Storms by Natalie Lund.

If you liked Dune by Frank Herbert, you will probably like Mirage by Somaiya Daud.

If you liked The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, you might like For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig.

If you liked Sadie by Courtney Summers, you should try I Hope You’re Listening by Tom Ryan.

If you liked The Final Six by Alexandra Monir, you will probably like Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh.

If you liked The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, you might like Tarnished are the Stars by Rosiee Thor.

If you liked The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, you should try The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.

If you liked These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Stirling, you will probably like The Ravens by Danielle Paige & Kass Morgan.

What books did you have on your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’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. This week’s topic is Freebie (choose any past topic, or come up with you own). This week I chose Top Ten favorite books from each of the past ten years.

2020: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

2019: Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa

2018: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

2017: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

2016: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

2015: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

2014: House of the Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

2013: Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

2012: The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

2011: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

What books have you loved over the years?