Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Authors on Social Media

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 top ten authors with a fun social media presence.

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I have to start with Brigid Kemmerer. She’s the queen of Instagram stories and I love following her.

Christine Lynn Herman is an author I follow on Twitter and I adore all of her writing updates. I always love what she shares.

Similarly, Amanda Foody’s Tweets are usually ones I enjoy.

Jeff Zentner tweets writing stuff but also life stuff and I just genuinely enjoy him as a human being.

I may only understand half his jokes, but Ben Philippe shares some quality tweets.

Rin Chupeco’s tweets are ones I always look forward to. She tweets relatable things for me as a mother but also does fun stuff like horrifying Halloween stories that actually gave me nightmares.

Something I like about authors on social media is when they keep it real about writing. V.E. Schwab succeeds at this. She doesn’t hide the hard parts of being a writer and I appreciate that.

Another mother that tweets about her kids and just really makes me laugh is Kathleen Glasgow. I love her books and I love her Twitter.

Staying with the topic of kids, Scott Reintgen is an author whose book I read for the first time toward the end of 2019, though I’ve followed him for a while.

My final author for this post is Sara Raasch and it’s 10000% for all the cute doggos that she shares.

What authors do you love to follow? Who didn’t I mention that I should make sure to follow? Let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Single Word 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 ten books with a single-word title. I’m going to list the ten books that I’m most excited about that are on my ‘books I already own TBR.’

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Poemsia by Lang Leav

Imposters by Scott Westerfeld

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Vox by Christina Dalcher

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

Mirage by Somaiya Daud

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Stain by A.G. Howard

Supernova by Marissa Meyer

Artemis by Andy Weir

What did you choose for your single word book titles this week? Let me know in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Book Characters and Social Media

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 book characters I would follow on social media.

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Addison Merrick from The Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland
Addison’s Instagram is probably straight fire. She loves photography in this graphic novel, so I wonder what her social media would look like.

Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Again, she’s an artist so I feel like she’d have a really colorful and pleasing Instagram.

Holly Chase from The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
She’s someone I would follow because I hate her. She’s too cool for Facebook, but I could definitely see using Twitter and Instagram.

Shana from Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
I would be an avid follower of the flock and constantly check her Instagram to see any updates.

Sydney & Adrian from Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
10000% will forever have a crush on Adrian. So, yes. I’d follow him on all social media, but I also love Sydney and Adrian as a couple.

Vi Solaris from Vortex Chronicles by Elise Kova
Mostly because has her posts (I’m thinking of Twitter) after first using it would be something like “What the shit is this?”

Cardan from The Folk of the Air Trilogy by Holly Black
Between Fae parties and the dumb shit he would post, you bet I’m following Cardan.

Henry & Alex from Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
I’m sorry but who inn today’s world doesn’t follow the well-known Princes?

Evelyn Hugo from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
We all follow at least one celebrity. Evelyn is one that would definitely be a must-follow for me.

Abbi Hope Goldstein (“The Baby Hope”) from Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum
As an American, I would probably follow ‘the baby hope’ if she were a real person.

Which book characters would you like to see on social media? Share your answers for this week’s top ten in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Book Hangovers

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 that gave me a book hangover.

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This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

Ashlords by Scott Reintgen

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

All Our Broken Pieces by L.D. Crichton

These are the last ten books, in order of how I read them starting with the most recent, that gave me a bookish hangover. What books gave you a book hangover recently? Leave a comment and let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Book Besties!

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 – Book characters I’d be besties with.

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Annabeth from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Aru Shah from Aru  Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Stevie from Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

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

Katy from Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Alaska from Looking for Alaska by John Green

Gabi and/or Sal from Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

Shane from Again, but Better by Christine Riccio

Peekay from The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

Raisa from The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

These are the ladies that I think I would totally get along with. We would totally be besties for sure. Who are your bookish besties?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Cover Redesigns

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 – Cover redesigns I loved/hated

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I hate covers with people on them (usually) so I totally loved the redesign.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I adored the original covers for this series, but I also really adore the new covers.

Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
I have the original cover of this one, with the faces. So I much prefer the new one.

Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins
While I didn’t hate the original, it was a little juvenile. I completely love the new one with the illustrated characters.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Another cover with faces, the new one isn’t as nostalgic as the old but I still like it better.

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
I don’t know why on earth they did this to Zentner’s wonderful book. The new cover is literally just a quote and I hate it.

Jane Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
I love the purple reflective cover, and I do like the redesign. I think the new cover reflects the story a bit better but I still prefer the original.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
WHY DID THEY DO THIS TO THIS POOR BOOK.

Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
I like the original and the redesign. I think the original was a bit too similar to the covers of its sister series, so I understand the change.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
The original cover was nothing to write home about, but the redesign is everything I never knew I needed in a book cover.

Tell me about your favorite or least favorite book cover redesigns in the comments below!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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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! Since it’s a freebie topic, I went back to look at the list of past topics and have decided to talk about ten books I’m hoping to reread in the next year or so.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J.K. Rowling

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts

Jane Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

What books on your shelves do you want to reread soon? Let me know below! Tell me what you chose for the freebie this week.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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