Category: Weekly Memes

Top Ten Tuesdays #280: Genre Freebie

Posted March 24, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 3 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #280: Genre Freebie

Recent Fave Adult Contemporary Romance Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review. My blog has had a mix of YA and adult titles for a while. I’ll always read YA, but I’ve noticed that the percentage of adult-oriented books has grown each year. I’m reading a lot of romances from my favorite publishers (Forever and Berkley) so I thought it would be fun to recommend some from those imprints and beyond. Central Park Pact Companion Series I just enjoyed this series SO much. The story is built around three ladies who realize that they’re all with the same man… at his funeral. Naomi, the fling, gets her love story in book one; Claire, the wife, gets book two; and Audrey, the girlfriend, has book three. I adored each of them, with the final installment being my favorite. I’ll be honest: while romance is certainly present, these are highly focused on the girls moving on with their lives in more ways than one, plus their sweet friendship. Sweetwater Springs Companion Series There are two novellas not shown here, by the way, and they’re fully worth reading in between! I’ve fallen so in love with Sweetwater Springs. This charming place has everything I love […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #279: Spring TBR

Posted March 17, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 5 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #279: Spring TBR

Spring TBR Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review. Man who even knows what I’ll be reading this spring because CLEARLY I’m a million books behind and reading is my last priority at the moment. Ugh. Either way, I usually try to show a mix of the new/upcoming releases I’m excited to read as well as any ARCs I have on deck. Here we go! Spring Releases Admission by Julie Buxbaum | I keep getting excited about her books even though I’m behind on actually reading them. Nonetheless, I’m impressed she managed to take this topical admissions scandal issue and write a book so quickly on it. Should be good! The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler | I’m loving the idea of a diner set in Alaska! I actually think I’ve read ONE book set in Alaska so this’ll be fun. The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman | I seriously enjoyed this series-opener and have been really excited to read the next one! I think this was a book club selection the first time around so hopefully we’ll read it ASAP in release month too. House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas | I’ve said in a few places that I’m not […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #278: Authors on Social

Posted March 10, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 5 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #278: Authors on Social

Authors on Social Media: The First Ones I See in My Feed Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review. The technical prompt for this one is about authors with a fun social media presence, but I really don’t know that I’ve paid attention to that? I tend to follow favorite authors or ones that are knowledgeable on other things (like current events, politics, etc.) as well. I thought I’d spin this to be a little more focused on the first authors I see in my Twitter feed when I open it.

Five on Fridays [6] + March Currently

Posted March 6, 2020 / Five on Fridays, Weekly Memes / 4 Comments
Five on Fridays [6] + March Currently

Five on Friday displays the the top five things that have been on my mind this week! It could be book-related, but it may be music, movies, TV, personal life, food, etc. I’ll generally be posting these biweekly and linking up with Friday Favorites (hosted by A Little Bit of Everything, Grace and Love, and Momfessionals). Previous posts can be found here! Air Fryer Instant Pot Lid We bought a small air fryer back in the summertime and really enjoyed using it, but I always felt that it was a bit too small for us to cook more food all at once. I randomly saw online somewhere last week that Instant Pot released an air fryer lid attachment that just turns your IP into an air fryer! It also has some of the same functions the Ninja Foodi has (my dad just got one of these for Christmas). You can broil, bake, roast, reheat, and dehydrate! We tested it ASAP when it came in by making crispy eggplant parm in it and it worked SO well. We gave our small air fryer to some friends (I spent only $30 on it so I wasn’t worried about selling it or anything) and were really happy to save cabinet space with this guy. So far, $80 well spent! AirPods and Case Since I started going to the gym recently, I decided to upgrade from my fake Airpods into some real ones. I just got sick of the terrible battery life and not […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #277: Single Word Titles

Posted March 3, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #277: Single Word Titles

Books with One-Word Titles Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review. I love topics like this where I can discuss a few different types of books under the category! The topic for this week is books with one-word titles. I didn’t think this would be quite so easy and yes it was harder to track through Goodreads… I just scrolled and scrolled! On My TBR Cursed by Thomas Wheeler // Gender-bent King Arthur retelling coming to Netflix Stain by AG Howard // Fairy tale retelling inspired by Princess and the Pea Sherwood by Meagan Spooner // Retelling of Robin Hood about Maid Marian Mayhem by Estelle Laure // Book set in 1987 involving magic, mystery, and revenge Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu // Feminist zine creator starts a girl revolution Read and Enjoyed Renegades by Marissa Meyer // Superheroes get infiltrated by a villain Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker // Cute and diverse witchy graphic novel Caraval by Stephanie Garber // A carnival like you’ve never seen! You by Caroline Kepnes // Creepy stalker/murderer told in second-person Intercepted by Alexa Martin // “Football wives” style series-starter

Top Ten Tuesdays #276: Social Media

Posted February 25, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 4 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #276: Social Media

Characters I’d Follow On Social Media Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review. I was a little nervous about this topic at first but it ended up being really fun to think about! There are a lot of characters and books that made me laugh out loud while reading, so those people would definitely make the list. Otherwise, there were plenty of characters who I’d love to keep up with after finishing the book!

Five on Fridays [5]

Posted February 21, 2020 / Five on Fridays, Weekly Memes / 4 Comments
Five on Fridays [5]

Five on Friday displays the the top five things that have been on my mind this week! It could be book-related, but it may be music, movies, TV, personal life, food, etc. I’ll generally be posting these biweekly and linking up with Friday Favorites (hosted by A Little Bit of Everything, Grace and Love, and Momfessionals). Previous posts can be found here! Health/Fitness – Gym and Apps I know I keep coming around and recommending random apps for ~healthy eating~ but yes I’m here to do it again. I go through these waves of “dieting” and I’m tired of that concept, honestly. I just want to be healthier overall and feel better. I got a gym membership recently, which I’ll get to, but want to get back to calorie counting on Lose It. While WW is a well-rounded system that helped me quite a bit, I found that I would not be eating enough calories each day and just feeling overall not great about my habits? I would drink a Diet Coke just because it was zero points, even though it’s not necessarily the healthier option. I would only have the plain nonfat Greek yogurt and never spend points on yogurt that I actually enjoy (even healthy ones!) with flavors. I always bought 99% fat free ground turkey for ALL recipes that required ground turkey or beef, even though it would compromise the flavor, because it was zero points. Same wit chicken breasts all the time (zero) even though thighs […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #275: Book Hangover

Posted February 18, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 8 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #275: Book Hangover

Last Books that Gave Me a Book Hangover Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review. I’ve honestly been REALLY lucky with this lately. I haven’t had a lot of book hangovers in recent memory! I used to have this problem a lot more haha. I feel like it’s because I’ve somehow been able to get MORE excited to read a new book after finishing a great book, if that makes sense. The only exception is the following, and that wasn’t even a book hangover: Here are five books from this year (and a bit last year, sorry) that gave me some kind of book hangover – the book could have fucked me up emotionally so I wasn’t able to move on, or it took me a while to read and made it hard for me to read more afterward, or it was just so damn good I didn’t want to leave the world. King of Crows by Libba Bray // You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley // Girls with Razor Hearts by Suzanne Young // Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater // The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

Top Ten Tuesdays #274: Love Freebie

Posted February 11, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 12 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #274: Love Freebie

Love Freebie: Newest Book Boy Faves Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review. I don’t remember the last time I did a roundup of my new favorite book boys, so I thought it would be a good topic of discussion for today! I have a generally terrible memory about books (I could forget the ending of a book one day after reading it – that just happened to me actually 🙃), so I’m very grateful that I make a “book boyfriend” shelf specifically for this kind of thing! Here are my recent favorite book boys:

Top Ten Tuesdays #273: Almost-Five-Star Predictions

Posted February 4, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 16 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #273: Almost-Five-Star Predictions

(ALMOST) Five Star Predictions Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review. View my previous post on Five Star Predictions HERE! King of Crows / Girls with Razor Hearts / Four Days of You and Me / 10 Things I Hate About Pinky Lucky Caller / Chasing Lucky / My Calamity Jane / The Happy Ever After Playlist In Five Years / You Say It First / The Switch Up / One of Us is Next Because I’ve written about this annually for a few years now, I thought I would come up with a slight spin on the topic. I posted my 2020 Five Star Predictions already so now it’s time to predict the other books that MIGHT get five-stars from me, or will ALMOST hit five-stars. I feel like it’s hard to think of which books will be perfect, but there are plenty of books I will read this year that could hit somewhere around 4+ stars. So here we go! Layoverland by Gabby Noone | I’m a huuuge fan of any book set in purgatory or in between life and death / heaven and hell. This is an unproven author because it’s a debut, but I have a really good […]