Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Resolutions/Goals

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme previously hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is Bookish Resolutions/Goals. I couldn’t think of ten, so I went with eight instead.

 

1. Read 100+ books – My Goodreads goal is 100 books right now, so I’m hoping to once again beat that goal. I’d love to get to 125-150 books this year, but I probably won’t make it.

2. Read 50 backlist books – I have so many older books (published before 2018) that I need to read, especially ones I already own. One of the reading challenges I joined (Beat the Backlist) focuses on this.

3. Read more books I own – I’ve been awful at reading books I already own. I am taking a break from the library, and focusing on my shelves instead. At least that’s the plan haha.

4. Catch up on Netgalley eARCs – Reading on my phone (my Kindle died last year) has not been very conducive to reading Netgalley eARCs, especially since I get migraines. Maybe I’ll get another Kindle soon if they go on sale.

5. Schedule more blog posts – I used to barely have anything scheduled, but I’ve been getting much better at it. And I want to continue scheduling blog posts far in advance. Maybe I can even get a whole month scheduled. I think the most I’ve had at one time was 15-20 scheduled posts.

6. Finish/start more series – I’ve been reading a lot of standalones, and want to focus on some series I have on my shelves. I haven’t read many of them since the series focused reading challenges I joined a couple years ago.

7. Keep blogging every day – Since I joined a comment pod (hi everyone!), I’ve been working on posting every day. And so far, I’ve done a fantastic job. I want to keep that momentum going. Some days it’s hard, but it’s rewarding in the end.

8. Join more cover reveals, and release blitz/blog tours – I’ve recently joined a couple of these promo type posts, and I’ve really enjoyed them. I love bringing new books (and their amazing covers) to people’s attentions. I think I’ll join some more this year!

Do you have any similar goals? Let me know in the comments below.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To

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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 We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To (and totallyyyy plan to get to in 2018!!). This post was kind of depressing to write; I missed out on reading so many good books in 2017.

 

        

1. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas  I had big plans to re-read the first two books before reading this. I only re-read book one. Now I’m making it a goal for 2018 to finally get this book read.

2. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo  I was going to read this before the Grisha trilogy, but was told to read those first. I loved those books, and I’m disappointed in myself that I haven’t read this duology yet.

3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – I’ve heard so many good things about this book, so I want to read it ASAP, especially before the movie comes out.

4. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett – Jenn’s YA debut was so good, and I wanted to read this one as soon it was released, but then I didn’t (obviously). I might listen to the audiobook.

5. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky is one of my absolute favorites. So I need to make reading this one a priority.

        

6. By Your Side by Kasie West  I have a couple Kasie books to catch up on, and I’m super excited for this one. Stuck in a library? Heck yes.

7. Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren – This one sounds like The Hating Game, and that’s one of my absolute favorite books. Plus I’ve really loved Christina Lauren’s writing so far.

8. Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward – I was going to read this at the end of last year, but then I wasn’t reading much since I was visiting family.

9. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord – I love Emery’s writing, and I need to read this one ASAP. I’m sure it’ll be just as great as her other books.

10. Renegades by Marissa Meyer – The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa was great, and I can’t wait to read something else by her. I hope this is just as great.

 

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 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 New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017. I’m going to show my favorite book by the below authors, so you can check them out if you want.

 

         

1. Kylie Scott  I loved the Stage Dive series from this author, so I’m excited to try other things she’s written. Lick and Play are probably my two favorites, but they’re all good.

2. R.S. Grey  Scoring Wilder was AMAZING! I also read an eARC of The Fortunate Ones by her. It was good, but not an instant favorite. I need to read all her other books.

3. Christina Lauren – The audiobook of Autoboyography was good. I enjoyed the first book (and novella) for the Beautiful Bastard series. I’m hoping to read the rest of that series next year.

4. Miranda Kenneally – The entire Hundred Oaks series was fantastic; I read all 8 books this year. I think this one was my favorite, although it’s hard to choose.

5. Sandhya Menon – Another audiobook that was everything I wanted. The characters were great, and I’m excited to see some of them again in upcoming books.

        

6. Kennedy Fox  I liked the first book of Travis and Viola’s duet, but I liked the second book even more. I need to read the rest of the duets next year.

7. Helena Hunting – I really enjoyed this eARC I got from Netgalley. I didn’t know it was book two when I read it, but it was great regardless.

8. Laini Taylor – The writing in this series is so beautiful! I have to read book three, but I’d highly recommend this series to fantasy lovers who aren’t afraid of a little darkness/gore.

9. Marie Lu – I need to read the final book in this trilogy, but I’ve really enjoyed the books so far. I would recommend the audiobooks; the narrators are great.

10. Noelle August – This was a great start to the trilogy, and I need to finish the other two books. The characters were great, and felt real to me.

 

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 Looking Forward to In 2018

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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 Looking Forward to In 2018. (These could be new releases, or books you resolve to read, ten debuts we are looking forward to, etc.)

 

        

1. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett  I loved Jenn’s young adult debut, and I’m SUPER excited for this one. The cover is gorgeous, and the summary sounds amazing.

2. Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West – I’m always here for Kasie West books. They’re so cute and fluffy! I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

3. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – You all are probably sick of seeing this book on all my lists haha. But I can’t help that I’m so excited about it.

4. Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake – This one has been on my radar for a long time, and I’m excited it’ll be out next year.

5. Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren  I want to try everything Christina Lauren writes, and this book is no exception. Give it to me!

        

6. From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon  I loved Sandhya’s debut book, and I’m ready for this book to be released. The cover is adorable!

7. Saga, Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – Saga is my favorite graphic novel, and I need another volume already. Can’t wait to read this one.

8. Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst – I’ve heard good things about this one, and the summary sounds fantastic. I’m anxiously awaiting the release date.

9. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young – The cover is cool, and kind of creepy. I’ve heard amazing things, and I’m not surprised. The summary sounds awesome.

10. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli – I loved Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, so I can’t wait to see more from these characters. Also, yes to this cover.

 

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 Hope Santa Brings

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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 Hope Santa Brings. (If you celebrate a different Winter holiday, adapt this topic to fit it!)

 

        

1. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo  I loved the Wonder Woman movie, and I’ve heard good things about this book. I need a copy ASAP.

2. A Place in the Sun by R.S. Grey  I’ve heard this one is the author’s best book, so I want a physical copy to keep forever. I’m hoping to read it soon.

3. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – Hook me WAY up Santa! I want to read more about Nikolai now, not in 2019 haha.

4. Warcross by Marie Lu – I’ve been super excited for this book, but I didn’t have the money to pre-order it. I’ve heard good, and not so good, things about it.

5. Taming Him by Kennedy Fox – I’m excited for the new series coming from these ladies. I loved the first duet from the Checkmate series.

          

6. We Own Tonight by Corinne Michaels  First, yes to that cover! Second, the summary sounds amazing as well. I can’t wait to try this author out for the first time.

7. The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare – I’ve heard some good things about this book, and I’m hoping to read more historical books next year.

8. Challenge by Amy Daws – Another great cover. I’m all for the sports romances, although I’m not a big sports fan IRL.

9. Want by Cindy Pon – Not my usual genre, but I’ve tried a few sci-fi books and enjoyed them. I’ve heard fabulous things about this one, so I can’t wait to read it.

10. My Week with the Bad Boy by Kennedy Fox – Another Kennedy Fox book. This one also sounds amazing, and I’m hoping to read it sometime in the near future.

 

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

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?