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.

 

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.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Loved

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 Enjoyed but Rarely Talk About (This is for the books you liked, but rarely come up in conversation or rarely fit a TTT topic, etc.)

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Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

Dark Shores by Danielle  L. Jensen

Opposite of Always by Justin Reynolds

The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason

All Our Broken Pieces by L.D. Crichton

100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons

The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes

We Speak in Storms by Natalie Lund

Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

I’ve linked each of these books to my reviews if you’re interested in reading my thoughts on them and why I loved them. What books made your Top Ten Tuesday this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Borrowed/Bought Books

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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 books is Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…(Fill in the blank. You can do 10 books you bought for the same reason, i.e., pretty cover, recommended by a friend, blurbed by a favorite author, etc. OR you could do a different reason for each pick.) I’m going to go with books I bought (or borrowed) because Amanda made me.

 

1. Looking for Alaska by John Green

2. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

4. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

5. Paper Magician by Charlie N Holmberg

6. Air Awakens by Elise Kova

7. Ancient Magic by Linsey Hall

8. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

9. Maximum Ride by James Patterson

10. The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner

 

What did you pick for this week’s topic?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books Because

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 Bought/Borrowed Because… (Fill in the blank. You can do 10 books you bought for the same reason, i.e., pretty cover, recommended by a friend, blurbed by a favorite author, etc. OR you could do a different reason for each pick.) I’m going to go with my trend lately of romance. These are ten romance books I bought (or borrowed from my library) because they were read and loved by people I trust.

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The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

The Hating  Game by Sally Thorne

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

Well Met by Jen DeLuca

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

These are some of the romance books I’ve bought or borrowed because they were recommended by other readers. They are also all ones that I loved. So,  if you’re in need of romance recommenndatiionns please read any and all of these.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Setting

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 – Settings I’d like to see more (or at all)

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Contemporary:

Boarding Schools

College!

Anything set in Ireland

New England (specifically a dystopian story)

The beach! Never too many stories at the beach.

Fantasy:

Alternate realities (eg. The Calculating Stars)

Near future dystopian (eg. Dry)

Not European based fantasy (eg. Shadow of the Fox)

Not Greek/Roman mythology (eg. Aru Shah and the End of Time)

A world where magic exists in modern times. (eg. Summer of Salt)

This week I’m using the word “setting” loosely because I don’t really have favorite settings. But I can’t wait to see what everyone else has to say about this week’s topic. Let me know your choices for Top Ten Tuesday.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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