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?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Valentine’s Day 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 a Valentine’s Day or Love freebie. So, I’ve chosen a list of ten books that really make me love love.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker

These are some books that just make me love love. What did you choose for this weeks freebie?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books Written Before I Was Born

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 Written Before I Was Born (These can be books you’ve read or want to read!) (submitted by Davida Chazan @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog). I’m going to list books I’ve read.

1813 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

1844 The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas

1847 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

1872 Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

1920 The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie

1950 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

1961 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

1982 Magician by Raymond E. Feist

1986 Redwall by Brian Jacques

1987 Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey

What books have you read that were written before you were born?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – New to Me 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 authors that I read for the first time in 2020. (We did this for blogmas here.)

Pierce Brown

Seanan McGuire

Alisha Rai

Talia Hibbert

Katy Rose Pool

Tehlor Kay Mejia

Somaiya Daud

N.K. Jemisin

Leah Johnson

Bethany C. Morrow

These are all authors that I read for the first time in 2020. What authors were new to you last year?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me 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. This week’s topic is New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020 (If you didn’t read 10 new authors, that’s fine! Just do what you can.)

Rin Chupeco

Jen Deluca

Kristen Ciccarelli

Amal El Mohtar

Max Gladstone

I only read five new authors last year but I’m making it a priority to branch out more this year. What authors did you discover in 2020?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Meant to Read in 2020

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 meant to read in 2020, but didn’t get to.

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Miss Meteor by Anna-Marie McLemore & Tehlor Kay Mejia

These are some books that I had on various seasonal TBRs and Readathon TBRs that I just didn’t end up reading. What books did you want to get to in 2020, but didn’t?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2020

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 Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To (You could take this opportunity to tell us what’s left on your seasonal TBRs from last year. Or books you were super excited about and then you didn’t get to them.)

To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Pasolini

Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

Rules For Being A Girl by Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Bromance Book Club by Lydia Kay Adams

First Comes Scandal by Julia Quinn

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V. E. Schwartz

Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

These are some of the books on my 2020 TBR that I wasn’t able to get to? What books are still hanging around on your TBR this year?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: 2021 Resolutions

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 Resolutions/Hopes for 2021 (bookish or not!) I’m don’t usually make resolutions so I’ll stick with my top five.

Read at least 50 books

Exercise more

Write reviews again

Take more time for mental health

Visit family more

What resolutions do you have for 2021?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – 2021 Resolutions & Hopes

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 resolutions and hopes I have for 2021, bookish or otherwise.

Getting my owned TBR under 25 books

Writing my reviews soon after finishing a book

Stressing less about reviewing every book

Creating more creative posts that aren’t reviews

Eating healthier

Exercising more regularly

Spending more quality time with my daughter and husband

Being better about staying in touch with friends and family

Writing more consistently

Finishing my WIP first draft

These are some goals and resolutions that I have for 2021. What are yours?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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

19 January
Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore

16 February
A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

6 April
The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

13 April
The Serpent’s Curse by Lisa Maxwell

4 May
Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

25 May
Legacy by Nora Roberts

8 June
Fire With Fire by Destiny Soria

15 June
Sisters of the Snake by Sasha Nanua and Sarena Nanua

15 June
For the Wolf by Hannah F. Whitten

What books are you most looking forward to in the next few months?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Name a Pet After

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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 characters I would name a pet after. I’m all about weird or unusual pet names so I’m super excited for this one.

Shalkan from The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Pantalaimon from His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Fleetfoot from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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

Solembum from The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

Timballisto from The Legend of Luke by Brian Jacques

Ember from Talon by Julie Kagawa

Bast from The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss

Blackjack from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Reepicheep from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

What characters would you name a pet after?

Blogtober Day Twenty-Seven (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Freebie

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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. For this freebie I’m going with Top Ten Villains in honor of spooky season.

The King of Hybern from A Court of Thorns and Roses  by Sarah J. Maas

Levana from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

King Leck from Graceling  by Kristin Cashore

The Darkling from The Shadow and Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Capricorn from Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Queen Savilla from The Obsidian Mountain trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Gavan Bayar from The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima

Jared Sage from Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

The Dragon King from The Last Namsara by Kristin Ciccarelli

The Chandrian from The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss

What villains did you love or hate?