Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Nature 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. This week’s topic is Books with Nature on the Cover (flowers, trees, landscapes, animals, etc.)

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What covers are on your list?

-Antonia

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Nature 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 the ten books with nature on the book covers. I’ve chosen all books that are on my TBR.

The Electric Kingdom
A Shadow in the Ember (Flesh and Fire, #1)
Twice Shy
The Ones We're Meant to Find
Middlewest, Book Two
Rule of Wolves (King of Scars, #2)
The Broken Kingdoms (Inheritance, #2)
The Only Good Indians
The Skinjacker Trilogy: Everlost / Everwild / Everfound (Skinjacker, #1-3)
A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, #1)

What book covers did you pick this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent 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. This week’s topic is My Ten Most Recent Reads.

Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Alta by Mercedes Lackey

Joust by Mercedes Lackey

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

What books did you read recently?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Most Recent 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 the ten books I’ve read most recently.

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

On Writing by Stephen King

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody

Over the Woodward Wall by A. Deborah Baker

Legacy by Nora Roberts

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton

Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler

These are the ten books I’ve read most recently starting with the most recent first (I finished Bitterblue on Sunday.) What books have you read recently?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Animals

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 Animals from Books (these could be mythical, real, main characters, sidekicks, companions/pets, shifters, etc.) (Submitted by Paige @paigesquared and Jennifer Y. @ Never Too Many to Read).

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman – Between the daemons and the armored bears, the animals in these books are so badass.

Redwall by Brian Jacques – If we’re talking about books with animals then I have to include the series I was obsessed with as a child.

The Search by Nora Roberts – The main character trains dogs but also owns three search and rescue dogs and they’re seriously the coolest.

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron – This book made me cry pretty much constantly but Bailey was so amazing.

Maximum Ride by James Patterson – Total is the funniest, most ridiculous dog ever.

Alta by Mercedes Lackey – The dragons in this world are more like dogs or cats than anything except HUGE and it’s hilarious.

The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory – The unicorns are my absolute favorite.

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan – Does Peaches count as an animal? Because he’s amazing.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini – I love Solembum. He’s definitely one of my favorites.

I had some trouble with this one so I didn’t quite get ten. What animal characters do you love?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books With Animals

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 animals from books.

The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody
This story has all kinds of animals, some are ‘beasts’ but the one that befriends Barclay is my favorite and a really important part of Barclay’s journey.

Ashlords by Scott Reintgen
Phoenix horses. That is all.

Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe
The main character walks dogs for his job, so there’s lots of excellent doggies.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
I don’t know if this one counts, but there’s a boy that shape shifts into animals and I love him.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
The animal is a spider and I hate it, but I love this book.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Fleetfoot is my favorite dog.

Legacy by Nora Roberts
There is a doggie romance in this one and it’s adorable.

I’m just short of 10 this week, but that’s all I can think of right now. Let me know what books are on your list this week!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Colorful Book Colors

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 colorful covers. I’m going to do all book covers that are books on my TBR.

The Beauty That Remains
The Summer of Bad Ideas
Destination Wedding
Aru Shah and the City of Gold (Pandava, #4)
The Priory of the Orange Tree
Miss Meteor
Cool for the Summer
Flash Fire (The Extraordinaries #2)
A Chorus Rises (A Song Below Water, #2)
Better Together

These are some colorful book covers that are on my TBR and really stand out to me. What book covers did you pick for this week’s top ten?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles as Crayon 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. This week’s topic is Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors (Take a moment and Google some of the crazy Crayola crayon colors that exist. Can you think of any book titles that sound like they could also be a crayon color? It might be fun to include a description of the kind of color you’re picturing.)

Stardust by Neil Gaiman – I’m thinking a silvery gray.

The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory – A really dark gray.

Heart of the Sea by Nora Roberts – A deep blue/teal.

Inferno by Julie Kagawa – A fiery red/orange.

Brighter than the Sun by Julia Quinn – A super bright yellow.

I had so much trouble with this week’s topic so I’m sticking with top 5. What colorful titles did you come up with?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Book Titles as Crayola Crayons

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 titles that could be a Crayola crayon name.

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
I could see this as a deep dark red.

Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
Maybe a pretty brown?

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee
Gold, like a yellow/red of a fire.

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
A deep blue, like the sea.

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Grey like tv static.

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin
What’s a good color for revenge?

The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco
Something dark, like a deep blue or dark purple.

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Deep blue, like the night sky.

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
Black or grey.

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Green, definitely.

What names did you pick this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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?