Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Frequently Read Authors

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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 about the authors I have the most books by.

Nora Roberts

Mercedes Lackey

Julia Quinn

Rick Riordan

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Julie Kagawa

Sarah J. Maas

Alex Flinn

Cinda Williams Chima

Richelle Mead

This week’s topic was so hard! There’s so many to choose from. Who are some of your most read authors?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Frequently Read Authors

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 authors I’ve read the most books by.

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Nora Roberts
She’s one of my longtime favorite authors and I’ve read almost all of her books. She has a whole shelf for just her books on my bookshelves.

Janet Evanovich
Another long time favorite author that I’ve been reading since I was a teenager. I absolutely adore her Stephanie Plum series and she also an author that takes up a whole shelf.

Scott Westerfeld
I’ve loved Westerfeld’s books since I was in high school and I read the Uglies series and loved it very much.

Ellen Hopkins
This is an author I’ve been following for a long time. So, I always try to read her books shortly after they come out. She also has a whole shelf dedicated to her.

Denise Grover Swank
While in the process of moving across the country I lived on my Kindle. So, I read several long series by this author.

Bella Forrest
This is another Kindle author. One of her series has like 50+ books and I’ve read three or four of her series.

Lynsay Sands
Her Argeneau series is twenty-six books and still going. I’ve read them all.

Rick Riordan
This is newer for me. Last year, I read the Percy Jackson series for the first time. I’ve been continuing with Riordan’s books since then.

Sarah J. Maas
I’ve read every one of her books. That’s a lot of big books.

Linsey Hall
I found Hall on Kindle while I was moving and loved her books. She’s got a few series that are intertwined.

These are some of the authors I’ve read an obscene amount of their books. What authors do you read the most books by?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Anticipated Releases

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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 a list of ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020.

July 7th
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor
by Hank Green

August 4th
Set Fire to the Gods
by Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons

August 4th
Seven Devils
 by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May

August 11th
Star Daughter
by Shvete Thakrar

September 15th
To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

September 22nd
Well Played
 by Jen DeLuca

October 6th
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

October 20th
Among the Beasts and Briars 
by Ashley Poston

November 3rd
Instant Karma
 by Marissa Meyer

November 24th
The Awakening
 by Nora Roberts

 

 

 

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Anticipated Releases

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 Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

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June 2nd
My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows

June 30th
The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

July 7th
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green

July 14th
The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal

August 11th
Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

September 1st
Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody

September 1st
The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

October 6th
Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins

October 13th
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

December 8th
The Serpents Curse by Lisa Maxwell

These are the books I’m most excited about. For the full list of my anticipated 2020 releases go here! What books that didn’t make my list are you excited about?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR

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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 a list of ten Books on My Summer 2020 TBR (or winter if you’re in the southern hemisphere)

When Darkness Falls by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

Love, Jacaranda by Alex Flinn

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

 

What’s on your summer TBR?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Summer 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 Books on My Summer 2020 TBR (or winter if you’re in the southern hemisphere)

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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling

Hideaway by Nora Roberts

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn

The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund

Hopefully, I will succeed with this seasonal TBR because I’ve pretty much failed all of my previous ones so far this year. What are you hoping to read this summer?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

 

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Forgotten 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 Books I’ve Added to my TBR and Forgotten Why (stolen from Louise @ Foxes & Fairy Tales)

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S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton

Mirage by Somaiya Daud

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

These are all books I got at the recommendation of someone but I can no longer remember who recommended them or why. What books have been on your TBR too long?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Summer 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 Books that Give Off Summer Vibes (or winter if you live in the southern hemisphere) (submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte)

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Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

Save the Date by Morgan Matson

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Girls of July by Alex Flinn

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Opposite of Always by Justin Reynolds

These are the books that I think would be a perfect summertime read. Most are light-hearted but some are just quick and fun reads. What books are on your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Opening Lines

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 Opening Lines (Best, favorite, funny, unique, shocking, gripping, lines that grabbed you immediately, etc.)

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“Depending on who-sorry, whom-you ask, I may have killed my three best friends.”
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

“On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic.”
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

“If I’m not home in two months, I’m dead.”
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

“By the time Alex managed to get the blood out of her good wool coat, it was to warm to wear it.”
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

“Did you ever when you were little, endure your parents’ warnings, then wait for them to leave the room, pry loose protective covers and consider inserting some metal object into an electrical outlet?”
Burned by Ellen Hopkins

“There is something truly evil about plaid.”
Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

“Five years ago, when I had just turned thirteen, I killed my best friend.”
Broken Things by Lauren Oliver

“When I wake up, all my friends are dead.”
Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

“We must, by law, keep a record of the innocents we kill.”
Scythe by Neal Shusterman

“They say there’s a fine line between love and hate.”
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

This list was actually so much fun to make. I just picked books off my shelf at random and decided whether it was an exciting or funny first line. What books made your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Reasons I Love Jeff Zentner

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 Reasons Why I Love [insert your favorite book title, genre, author, etc. here]

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“I’ve made books my life because they let me escape this world of cruelty and savagery.”

“I’m glad things end, though. It forces you to love them ferociously while you have them. There’s nothing worth having that doesn’t die.”

“I sometimes look at my bookshelf now and think about how someday I’m going to die without ever reading a lot of the books there. And one might be life-changingly good and I’ll never know.”

“So when I watch trains, it makes me think about how much movement there is in the world. How every train has dozens of cars and every car has hundreds of parts, and all those parts and cars work day after day. And then there are all these other motions. People are born and die. Seasons change. Rivers flow to the sea. Earth circles the sun and the moon circles Earth. Everything whirring and spinning toward something. And I get to be part of it for a little while, the way I get to watch a train for a minute or two, and then it’s gone.”

“Grief is weird. It seems to come in these waves out of nowhere. One minute I’m standing in the ocean, fine. The next minute I’m drowning.”

“It’s comforting to know that you don’t have to be excellent to not be completely forgotten.”

“We live in a series of moments and seasons and sense memories, strung end to end to form a sort of story.”

“Weird how we’re programmed to get pleasure from destroying ourselves.”

“For a long time I shined my light for someone other than me. But not anymore. Now I shine bright for me. You can create light even when everyone’s left you behind because that’s what you do. It’s what I do.”

“For the most part, you don’t hold the people you love in your heart because they rescued you from drowning or pulled you from a burning house. Mostly you hold them in your heart because they save you, in a million quiet and perfect ways, from being alone.”

This week I wanted to give reasons why I love Jeff Zentner and his books. I think these quotes are a great example of his writing and why his books speak to me. What did you do for this week’s top ten Tuesday?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Recent DNF’s

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 Last Ten Books I Abandoned (this could be books you DNFed, books you decided you were no longer interested in, etc.) (submitted by Claire @ Book Lovers Pizza)

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Collateral by Ellen Hopkins

Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

The Resolutions by Mia Garcia

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

Warcross by Marie Lu

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

Enchantee by Gita Trelease

These are the last ten books I DNF’d. I don’t DNF all that often as I’m pretty good at knowing what kinds of books I like, so some of these are from 2019. What books made your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

 

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: My Bookish Party

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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 things I’d have at my bookish party. (Choose ten things: items, accessories, food, people (real or fictional), decorations, activities, etc.) I’m going to do Top Ten People I’d want at my bookish party. My list will be a mix of characters and authors.

 

1. Nora Roberts- Nora is easily one of my favorite authors. I’ve read more than a hundred of her books and reread them many times. I’d be ecstatic to get to hang out with her.

2. Kendra from The Kendra Chronicles by Alex Flinn- If we’re gonna have a party we definitely need a witch there to make some magic.

3. Julia Quinn- She’s hysterical. I can’t help laughing out loud when reading her books even when I’m in public so I’m sure she’d have everyone dying laughing.

4. Alaska from Looking For Alaska by John Green- She’s the life of the party. I could never throw a bookish one without inviting her.

5. John and Hank Green- If you’ve ever watched any of the many vlogbrothers videos they have, you know these guys are highly entertaining.

6. Aelin from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas- I’m sure she would cause tons of trouble but that’s half her charm, right?

7. Adrian from Bloodlines by Richelle Mead- He’s got to be on everyone’s bookish party list. He was the first character to pop into my head when I looked at this prompt.

8. Mark Watney from The Martian by Andy Weir- He had me laughing through the whole book. His humor is infectious.

9. Morrigan from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas- Maas knows how to write seriously badass women. I would absolutely love to raise hell with Mor.

10. Hermione from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling- Confession time: Amanda and I were texting while I made this post and when I mentioned Hermione she joked about how Hermione and I would be off in the corner reading. Honestly? She’s probably 100% right and I’m not ashamed of that.

I had so much fun with this week’s prompt. Tell me all about the bookish party you would throw! Thanks for reading.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – My Bookish Party

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 Things I’d Have at My Bookish Party (choose 10 things: items, accessories, foods, people (real or fictional), decorations, activities, etc.) I’m going to use this topic to do ten books I’d recommend to anyone. So, this is ten books I’d have at a party for everyone to love.

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Sadie by Courtney Summers

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett

The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake

The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

These are ten books I would have a party for. I think they’re all really important books that should be read by everyone in the world. They discuss hard, but important topics. What did you choose for this week’s topic?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Childhood Books

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 Wish I Had Read As a Child.

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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Eon by Allison Goodman

This is all I have for you all this week. Most of the middle grade that I read is new and wasn’t around during my childhood. What’s on your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Book Title Band 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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is Titles That Would Make Good Band Names (submitted by Michelle)

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Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Girls of July by Alex Flinn

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

These are the books I chose that I think would make interesting band names. I would definitely listen to these bands. What books did you choose this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.