Category: Weekly Memes

Top Ten Tuesdays #368: Didn’t Get To

Posted January 18, 2022 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 2 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #368: Didn’t Get To

2021 Releases I Didn’t Get To 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 recently posted the 2021 releases I was eagerly anticipating, and if I managed to read them all (below) so feel free to check out that post as well. I’m going to try to share some of the OTHER 2021 releases I didn’t read and really should get on! Most Anticipated Reads I Didn’t Get to Other Reads I Didn’t Get to

Top Ten Tuesdays #368: Recent Acquisitions

Posted January 11, 2022 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 1 Comment
Top Ten Tuesdays #368: Recent Acquisitions

Most Recent Acquisitions to My Book Collection 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’m only including books I’ve purchased for myself or received as a gift here – no review copies (and not including the Audible credit I used on a book for Chris that I’m not going to read!). Physical Copies – Fiction Physical Copies – Cookbooks    Audiobooks

Top Ten Tuesdays #367: Most Anticipated

Posted January 4, 2022 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 1 Comment
Top Ten Tuesdays #367: Most Anticipated

Top 10 16 Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2022 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 tend to include mostly new releases in my seasonal TBR posts, like this winter TBR for a recent TTT, so apologies if this is repetitive. I should have included egalleys on that one and only new releases I don’t have yet on this one, but oh well. Here are the 16 books I’m most excited about for the first half of 2022! January February March April May June  

Top Ten Tuesdays #367: Best Books of 2021

Posted December 28, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #367: Best Books of 2021

Best Books I Read in 2021 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 did some rereading this year so I won’t be counting ACOTAR and ACOMAF as five-star reads from 2021. I actually only read FIVE books rated five stars, which feels low? But I guess I’d have to check from previous years! Because of this, I’m going to be annoying and include all of the 4.5 star books I read (there are a lot), with the exception of cookbooks and novellas. 5 Stars 4.5 Stars

Top Ten Tuesdays #366: Santa

Posted December 21, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 1 Comment
Top Ten Tuesdays #366: Santa

Books I Hope Santa Brings Me 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 actually didn’t ask for a ton of books this year, so I’ll include the ones on my wishlist for my dad to get, as well as some of the books on Amazon I have preordered and/or will apply gift cards to when the time comes! On my Wishlist I asked for two fictions books by authors I’ve loved, one nonfiction/memoir that is a leftover from my wishlist last year, and three cookbooks. Clearly I have a bit of a cookbook obsession lately… Gift Card Purchases: 2022 Preordered I already have these three cookbooks preordered for next year (whoops) so I will probably apply any Amazon gift card balances to these preorders before getting anything else from there. I love Mandi’s instagram account and blog recipes so her cookbook was a given. I’ve been using the Workweek Lunch program for a while and love the easy, meal prep-oriented recipes, so I had to preorder that one too. And finally, the new Half Baked Harvest cookbook! Gift Card Purchases: Upcoming Releases I was jazzed to learn Lauren Layne had another book coming out next year, since I’ve loved her books […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #365: Winter TBR

Posted December 14, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #365: Winter TBR

Winter TBR (Jan-Mar) 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 said it before and I’ll say it a million more times – I love a TBR post. I’ve already shared my EOY TBR, including all of the holiday books I plan to read, so I’ll be sharing the books I plan to read in January, February, and March. Usually these are just new releases or upcoming books (I don’t usually share my ARCs). January February March

Top Ten Tuesdays #364: Freebie – Holiday Covers

Posted December 7, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 2 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #364: Freebie – Holiday Covers

Freebie: Fave Holiday Book Covers 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 thought it would be fun to put a holiday spin on my usual “freebie” topic – anything to do with book covers – and share some of my favorite HOLIDAY book covers! I have to be honest, I think my favorite of all these is THE HOLIDAY SWITCH. Of the books I’ve read, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME has always been a favorite of mine. I loved the book and how each of the couples was represented skating on the front cover.

Top Ten Tuesdays #363: Memories

Posted November 30, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #363: Memories

Bookish Memories 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. A lot of my fond bookish memories are around author meetings/signings/events, as well as attending “industry events.” Sometimes I just have fun and special reading-related memories that aren’t based on meeting an author or something similar. Here are some of my favorite bookish memories. Sarah Dessen Event with my Sister My sister and I love Sarah Dessen, so we jumped at the chance to go to southern Connecticut for a signing for ONCE AND FOR ALL. It was right before she was going off to college, so it was nice to have a night with just the two of us to celebrate something we love. It was one of my favorite events. I answered a trivia question right and got a little prize too! Solo Events: Sarah J. Maas and Holly Black I have no problem with heading off to events on my own either! For a favorite author and/or to support a friend, I’m down to check things out. I made a quick trip to Rhode Island (where I went to college – always love that drive) to watch my friend Sarah interview Sarah J. Maas for the release of ACOMAF in […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #362: Characters

Posted November 23, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #362: Characters

Characters I’d Love an Update On 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 feel like I always go to one of my Goodreads shelves for prompts like this and pick the ten most recent that fit. For this one, I went to my “MC be my friend” shelf (aka the main characters I loved and would want to be friends with) and scoured the list to see which books left me wanting more – which characters would I love to read a sequel about? Which characters do I want to read a bonus epilogue chapter or two about?

Top Ten Tuesdays #361: Read if You Love

Posted November 16, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #361: Read if You Love

Books to Read if You Love Twists and Jaw-Dropping Moments 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 feel like I did a very similar post the other day about holiday movie and true crime podcast lovers so I thought I would keep this one simple. I have a shelf on Goodreads for twisty books and another for books where my jaw dropped at a big reveal or twist. Here are 10 recent books that made my jaw drop!