Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017.

 

        

1. Scoring Wilder  My first book by R.S. Grey, but definitely not my last. I can’t wait to read all her books!

2. Stage Dive series  I devoured this entire series in 8 days (2 days per audiobook). So good! I highly recommend it.

3. Hooking Up – I receive an eARC via Netgalley, and absolutely loved the writing. I need to check out more books from this author.

4. The Score – This is my second favorite book so far after The Deal. Dean is pretty amazing, and sexy as well.

5. Lover Awakened – My favorite book of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series so far. I was scared to read about Zsadist, but ended up loving his character.

        

6. Saga, Vol. 1  I am so glad someone recommended Saga to me. I’ve read all the volumes that are published, but I think volume 1 is still my favorite.

7. This Song Will Save Your Life – The audiobook of this one is so good! It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, but I think everyone should read it.

8. Breathe, Annie, Breathe – This is book 5 of the Hundred Oaks series, and one of my absolute favorites…although the entire series is amazing.

9. Graffiti Moon – I wasn’t too sure about this one in the beginning, but it came highly recommended. It’s short and sweet, and the accents are pretty great too.

10. Autoboyography – This audiobook was a delight. The story made me smile, and squeal quite a bit. It also made my heart hurt.

 

Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit.

 

        

1. Hogwarts  It’s always been my dream to attend Hogwarts. The castle sounds amazing, and looked amazing in the movies. Can I live there?

2. Night Court  I want to be at the Night Court with Rhysand. The descriptions in this book were beautiful. I’m due for a re-read soon so I can finally read A Court of Wings and Ruin.

3. Diagon Alley – I have to put Diagon Alley on my list. Being able to see all those shops, and buy some of the things in them, would be so cool.

4. Ravka – The world building in this series is one of my favorites. Plus it has The Darkling, so yes to that.

5. Hogsmeade – Excuse all my HP bookish settings, but J.K. Rowling made them all so enticing. Hogsmeade would be a fun little day trip, and I’d finish with a butterbeer.

        

6. Paris  I don’t even have a passport, but Paris sounds magical. It’s one of the places I really want to go if I ever have the money.

7. Hawaii – I’m a little nervous about the volcanoes, but Hawaii looks and sounds beautiful in movies/books. I would love to go there on vacation.

8. Bora Bora – A beautiful tropical destination. I’ve seen a little in movies, and pictures, and it looks breathtaking. The water is so blue, and everything just looks so inviting. Yes please!

9. England – England has probably always been my number one foreign destination to see, although several others are close behind. The sights are amazing, and I’d really love to go someday.

10. New York City – What’s a list without NYC on it? I’ve never been, and I’d love to go sometime to see all the touristy places (Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park, etc.).

 

Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR.

 

       

1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black  This book needs to be published already! I’m so freaking ready for it, and I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read from this author so far.

2. Taming Him by Kennedy Fox  I finished the first Checkmate Duet duology (Travis and Viola), and really liked it. So I signed up to read the eARCs for the new series (Bishop Brothers). Super excited!

3. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas – I’m going to be reading this one, and guest posting a review on Jessica’s blog (Reading with Jessica). Yay! Look for that sometime in December.

4. Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke – This one sounds really good, and like something that’ll resonate with me. I have an eARC from Netgalley, so I’m excited to start this one sometime soon (hopefully).

5. A Place in the Sun by R.S. Grey – The other day on Instagram, the author said to start with this book out of all of hers. But since I didn’t, I want to read it next before I get to her other books.

        

6. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas  I’ve been so bad by not having read this one yet. I re-read A Court of Thorns and Roses earlier this year, and will re-read A Court of Mist and Fury soon before reading this beauty.

7. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – I loved The Grisha trilogy, so I definitely need to read this duology. I’ve heard amazing things, and a little bit of a spoiler, so I’m planning on reading them ASAP. #squadgoals

8. Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry – I loved the first two books of Katie’s Thunder Road series (haven’t read the third), so I can’t wait to read another book by her. And this one sounds amazing.

9. American Panda by Gloria Chao – This is another book I’m super excited about. I’ve heard good things, and the cover is just so cute. And the summary makes me want the book right now.

10. Renegades by Marissa Meyer – The Lunar Chronicles were amazing (haven’t read Stars Above yet), so I can’t wait to see what else this author comes up with. I took the quiz, and I’m an Anarchist.

 

Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’m Thankful For

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I’m Thankful For (Happy Thanksgiving week in the USA).

 

        

1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling This series is forever on my lists. It’s one of my absolute favorites. I wrote lots of fanfiction, had my first literary crush (Draco Malfoy), and lost myself in these books.

2. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord  Such an amazing book! I connected with Paige’s character a lot, and I adored Max. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

3. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – I devoured this book in one sitting (staying up way too late on a work night to finish). It’s adorable, and I can’t wait to re-read it for many years.

4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – Cath is me in so many ways, so this book is definitely going to resonate with me. Another book I recommend all the time.

5. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – I LOVE THE DARKLING! And one of my favorite lines is found in this book. Finally look at that gorgeous new cover.

         

6. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas  RHYSAND FOR LIFE! I enjoyed book one (and haven’t read book three), but book two was so amazing. Some scenes were fire!

7. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – I love this book. I picked it up when I was still in a reading slump, and it was exactly what I needed. The banter was great, and Josh is awesome.

8. Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult – I read this book back when I was 16, and fell in love with Jodi’s writing. I quickly devoured most of her books after that.

9. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – This is such an amazing book. The writing is lyrical, and gorgeous. Side note: I also enjoyed her other book as well.

10. Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer – A series that I started a year or two after Twilight was first published. Maybe some people don’t like the series, but it was an enjoyable read for me. I even went to the midnight showing of Twilight in theaters (which I’ve never done for any other movie)!

 

Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read (Or nieces and nephews, Godchildren, etc.). I’m not sure I’ll ever have children, but if I do, these are some of the books I’d want them to read.

 

       

1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling This series is one of my childhood (and adulthood) favorites. I will forever love these books, and I want every child and adult to read them.

2. Little Women series by Louisa May Alcott Another one of my favorite books. I related (and still relate) to Jo so much.

3. Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery – Anne is a spunky orphan who inserts herself into people’s lives with her wit and charm. I loved these books as a preteen/teen.

4. Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder – Book one is set in Wisconsin (yay!), and reading about the old days where things were harder made me appreciate my life more. I think the whole series is great.

5. Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary – I know I read a few of the Ramona books, but not all of them. Regardless, Ramona was pretty hilarious.

      

6. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff This book is super cute. I only read a couple others after this in the series, but this one is forever my favorite.

7. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault – I think this one is a great learning book, but it’s also so colorful and fun that it doesn’t feel like learning.

8. Little Critter series by Mercer Mayer – I really enjoyed the Little Critter books. I don’t remember how many I’ve actually read/owned, but it was a decent amount.

9. The Berenstain Bears series by Stan Berenstain & Jan Berenstain – This series is another one of my childhood favorites. I owned quite a few of these picture books, and even some of the chapter books.

10. Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell – Another childhood classic. I had a nice number of these books as well when I was a kid.

 

Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Would Make Great Leaders of a Book Club

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is Ten Characters Who Would Make Great Leaders (Leaders of what? That’s your decision. Who could lead a country, an army, a book club, a classroom, etc. Or maybe characters that would be trendsetters?). I decided on Ten Characters Who Would Make Great Leaders of a Book Club.

 

       

1. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter series Hermione likes organizing clubs (hello S.P.E.W.), so I feel like she’d want to organize a book club for fellow literature lovers. I’m not sure who at Hogwarts would all join though. Maybe Luna, Neville, and Ginny.

2. Maddy from Everything, Everything Her book club would have to be virtual, but since she writes reviews (and obviously likes to read), and has a lot of free time on her hands, I think she’d be a good book club leader.

3. Jo March from Little Women – Jo would definitely do a book club if anyone else would join it. Unfortunately, I think she’d be the lone member…unless she talked Laurie into it.

4. Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass – Celaena really enjoyed reading in this book, as evidenced by her borrowing books from Dorian, and visiting the library. So if anyone would join her book club she led (on the off days from the competition), then I think she’d create one.

5. Belle from Beauty and the Beast – I have to include Belle. She could host a book club in that gorgeous library, and I’d definitely come. Although her and I might be the only attendees, because most other people couldn’t read (at least not the females). Darn.

      

6. Viola Fisher from This is War/This is Love (Checkmate Duet) Viola is obsessed with books, especially Harry Potter, so she’s my kind of girl. I could just see her getting an impromptu book club together to discuss that series, and more.

7. Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables series – Anne would definitely host a book club, especially if reading Victorian poetry was a common occurrence. I feel like Anne would be great at discussing, and would make people see things differently because of her great imagination.

8. Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls – As you can tell from the quote in Rory’s picture, she loves books. And I think if she found a nice group of people to have a book club with, she’d definitely lead it. She’s a bookaholic!

9. Clark McCallister from The Unexpected Everything – No spoilers, but let’s just say Clark likes books. And I think it’s nice to have a guy on the list who might start a book club potentially.

10. Phoebe Martins from Bookishly Ever After – I haven’t read this one yet, but I got it from the library to read soon. Based on the summary, you can tell the main character loves to read. So I think she’d do a book club without hesitation.

 

Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Vampire Series I Want to Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is a Halloween Freebie! (Happy Halloween! Let your creativity run wild with a themed post to celebrate!). I decided on Ten Vampire Series I Want to Read.

 

        

1. The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine  I’ve heard some good things about this series, so I’m hoping to read it soon. I’m debating listening to the audiobooks.

2. Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward  I loved books 1-3, so I can’t wait to continue the series. Book 3 was my favorite so far.

3. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead – I recently bought book 1 of this series, so I’m excited to get around to starting this series soon.

4. Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill – This is another series I’ve heard some good things about, so here’s hoping it’s as good as I’m expecting.

5. The Vampire Diaries series by L.J. Smith – I watched the entire TV series, so I should probably get around to reading the books now. I usually try to read the books first.

        

6. Jessica series by Beth Fantaskey I saw this book on a shelf, and picked it up based on the summary. I still haven’t read it yet, but hopefully I will soon. This one sounds interesting.

7. A Shade of Vampire series by Bella Forrest – I remembering seeing some ad that recommended this book, and so I added it to my list to read.

8. Mission series by Megan Erickson – I haven’t read anything Megan wrote yet, but I’ve heard great things. So when I saw she was writing a new vampire series, I added it to my TBR.

9. Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost – The summary sounds great, and it’s gotten pretty good reviews so far, so I’m adding it to my list.

10. Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole – I’m not 100% sure about this one, but the reviews I’ve seen are pretty good, so I’ll have to give it a try.

 

Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Unique Book Titles

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is Top Ten Unique Book Titles. It’s pretty hard to have an unique title, but here are some that I think aren’t super common.

 

        

1. Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin by Mariana Zapata  I know sometime names are used in book titles, but I think the unique last name makes this one stand out.

2. The King of Bourbon Street by Thea de Salle  I don’t think there’s that many books set in New Orleans, so the addition of a city specific detail is a nice touch.

3. A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland – Longer titles aren’t as common as shorter titles, so I think they qualify as unique for that fact.

4. A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen – Love is a common word in some titles, but taxonomy definitely isn’t, so here’s this addition to the list.

5. Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake – The addition of Ivy’s unique name makes it stand out. And I just want to say that I love this cover!

        

6. Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas  I haven’t seen a book title like this before, so I’m saying it’s unique. My bad if there’s similar titles haha.

7. Love Is Both Wave and Particle by Paul Cody – Another book with love in the title, but the way it’s used is different.

8. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia – There’s not that many books with monsters in the title, I don’t think. I really like the cover on this one too.

9. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon  The use of Indian names makes this one unique. I’ve never seen names like Dimple and Rishi, so I wanted to highlight that fact and praise it.

10. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill – I really like this title, and it kind of just rolls off the tongue.

 

Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books (Does a character eat something you’d love? Or maybe the book takes place in a bakery/restaurant that makes yummy things? You could also talk about 10 of your favorite cookbooks if you don’t read foody books). I’m going to list the books, and then discuss the food in my comments.

 

       

1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli There’s an Oreo obsession in this book, and I’m all for it. Oreos are soooo good, especially dipped in milk. YUM!

2. ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas The faerie food in these books sounds divine. Feyre said human food tasted like ash, or something similar, compared to what the faeries served.

3. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – The holiday feast scenes in these books always make me hungry. I probably wouldn’t like all the food on the table, but I could eat a ton of the delicious things.

4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han – I don’t really remember what Lara Jean bakes, but I love desserts, so yes to everything in this book.

5. All Four Stars by Tara Dairman – I wish I could make half of what Gladys does in this book, but I think some of my favorites are probably the desserts at the restaurant. They sound delicious.

      

6. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen I don’t think I’ve ever craved food more than when I was reading this book. The pizza, the fries, and yes, even the suckers. Sarah made it all sound so amazing.

7. Royally Screwed by Emma Chase – I haven’t finished this book yet, but the part I did read had delicious pies mentioned. And I love a slice of pie (apple, pumpkin, etc.) as much as the next person.

8. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – I’m pretty sure Lola’s parents made pies. I’d really have to go back and check, but I’m like 95% positive. So yay for more yummy pies in books.

9. Suffer Love by Ashley Blake Sam cooks, which is an amazing thing for a guy–let alone a teen–to do. And it seems like he really knows what he’s doing in the kitchen, so even more points for him.

10. The Real Thing by Melissa Foster – Willow owns a bakery, so you know there’s lots of goodies being mentioned in this book. I craved sweets while devouring this read.

 

Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books With Fall/Autumn Covers/Themes

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is Ten Books With Fall/Autumn Covers/Themes (If the cover screams fall to you, or the books give off a feeling of being Fallish). I picked some based on color schemes/cover images, some based on themes, and some based on spooky/supernatural/fairy tale aspects.

 

      

1. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake  I know the cover is super dark, but the colors of the crowns kind of remind me of fall. Plus there’s magic, which reminds me of witches and Halloween.

2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Cath’s starting college in this book, so it’s set in the fall. Also, I remember something with pumpkin in it that Levi made. So this book is definitely fallish.

3. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – This one I picked based on the cover color scheme. These colors remind me of the beautiful leaves that change when fall rolls around.

4. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman – This one is a Western, but the color scheme with the browns/oranges reminds me of fall. Plus the skulls (dead things) reminds me of Halloween, and the fact that fall is when nature slowly starts to dwindle before dying come winter.

5. Uprooted by Naomi Novik – The yellow/brown colors, the tree at the bottom, etc. reminds me of fall for this cover.

     

6. Compulsion by Martina Boone The look, and the neutral color scheme of the cover of this book makes me think of the fall season. Plus the nature shot is the focus, and I think fall is when a lot of gorgeous tree pictures are taken.

7. November 9 by Colleen Hoover – This one is a no brainer. I mean come on, it’s called November 9, and November is in the fall season. Obviously I had to pick it. Plus the color scheme of the words match the standard fall colors.

8. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – Red book plus vampires…which remind me of Halloween. This seemed like a great fall theme/color scheme book to add to my list.

9. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco  So the colors don’t really go with the fall idea, but the focus on murder in this one makes me think of scary movies, and therefore Halloween once again.

10. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – The color scheme is why I picked this one. Orange/red/a hint of yellow…such obvious fall colors!

 

Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?