Category: Top 10 Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesdays #244: Auto-Buy Authors

Posted July 16, 2019 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 4 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #244: Auto-Buy Authors

Adult Fiction Auto-Buy Authors 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 talked about my usual auto-buy authors over and over again, so I thought I would focus specifically on the ones who are writing “adult” fiction instead of my usually-stacked-with-YA list! I tried to go with people whose books I genuinely have bought or requested immediately when I saw they had a new release coming. Some are newer to me and some are tried-and true. Either way, you can bet your ass these authors’ new books end up on my TBR right away!    Taylor Jenkins Reid Jenny Hale Bethany Chase   Annie Rains Karma Brown Nicola Moriarty Liane Moriarty Helen Hoang Sophie Kinsella Beth Kendrick

Top Ten Tuesdays #243: Characters

Posted July 9, 2019 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 2 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #243: Characters

Recent Favorite Main Characters 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. This week is a character-related freebie, so I thought I’d share some of my recent favorite main characters I’ve read about! I have a Goodreads shelf specifically for main characters I wish I was friends with, so that helps me here quite a bit 😉 Naomi, Claire, and Audrey from The Central Park Pact series by Lauren Layne Olive from The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren Alex and Henry from Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Kristen from The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez Sweetie from There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon Poppy from Fumbled by Alexa Martin Kailyn from Meet Cute by Helena Hunting   Millie (and friends) from Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins Nikolai, Nina, and Zoya from King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo Babe from Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale

Top Ten Tuesdays #242: Childhood Faves

Posted July 2, 2019 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 3 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #242: Childhood Faves

Late Childhood Favorites 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. This week’s topic is “childhood favorites.” I have quite a few of those, of course, but I thought it would be more fun to include some of my later-in-childhood favorites, like the series I read in middle school and high school. I talk about them from time to time on the blog, but a round-up is even better. The Clique series by Lisi Harrison This was one of my earlier forays into mean rich girl books… but at least this one was slightly more age-appropriate. I remember reading this series and starting in a similar age range to the girls it featured. I did kind of grow out of the series later, but I would be super fascinated to go back and reread/finish this series up! Gossip Girl + The It Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar I loved GG and hated what they did to the TV version (of course I still watched it all). I also highly enjoyed the spin-off series featuring Jenny as well. I feel like these are such classic books for people in my age range. Even my friends who aren’t really ~readers~ wanted to get their […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #241: Summer TBR + Bucket List

Posted June 25, 2019 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 5 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #241: Summer TBR + Bucket List

Books On My Summer 2019 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. I wrote a post like this back in 2016 to share my bookish and personal summer goals, as well as my summertime TBR for the year. I always enjoying working on seasonal TBR posts each year and bucket lists specifically for autumn, so why not do a big ol’ post for this summer? Because of the nature of this TTT, I figured I’d kick the post off with my TBR list instead of my goals / bucket list, just in case you’re only here for the books 😉 All of these are summer-ish books that hopefully take place near a beach or lake or ocean or someplace WARM. The Summer House by Hale | Review copy, able to use for challenges The Summer House by McKinnon | Able to use for Popsugar (two books with same title) Boys of Summer by Brody | Owned book foreeeeeever and need to read!   Summer of ’69 by Hilderbrand | Gimme this timeframe for historical fiction always Summer by the Tides by Hunter | Family-oriented summer vacation book It Happens in the Hamptons by Peterson | Gimme all the rich people Hamptons books! The Last Book […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #240: Upcoming Releases

Posted June 18, 2019 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 12 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #240: Upcoming Releases

Most Anticipated Releases of the 2nd Half of 2019 (that I don’t currently have review copies of) 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 always like to do this post excluding my review copies, because I can’t necessarily anticipate them to the same extent if I HAVE them already, right? Here are the TWENTY-NINE WHOOOOPS books I’m most excited about for 2019 that are not currently in my possession! As usual, I’m including a tiny snipped of the synopsis that made me add it to my “jazzed up for this” Goodreads shelf – the selling point or the Lauren-bait. July The Last Book Party by Dukess | “A propulsive tale of ambition and romance, set in the publishing world of 1980’s New York and the timeless beaches of Cape Cod.” Me Myself & Him by Tebbetts | “this story of parallel time lines cleverly explores how our choices can change and shape us–as well as the ways in which choices don’t change the core of our being at all.” The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Waxman | “but she isn’t convinced real life could ever live up to fiction. It’s going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #239: Unpopular Opinions

Posted June 11, 2019 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 8 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #239: Unpopular Opinions

Unpopular Bookish Opinions & Habits 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 always on the fence about the whole “unpopular opinions” thing. People go wild with this stuff on Twitter sometimes and I don’t get it. Many times people are just using it as an excuse to be rude, other times people’s opinions aren’t actually unpopular… I don’t know. It’s not my cup of tea usually and I do a terrible job of even coming up with thoughts on this, but here we go anyways. 1. Love triangles aren’t that bad. I don’t go out of my way to read books about love triangles, generally speaking, but I don’t avoid them either. I fully understand what it’s like to be in a relationship in high school and then feel the pull elsewhere for various reasons. I genuinely feel like they’re a normal part of human existence and I think many books reflect that experience well. 99 Days is easily the best love triangle-ish book I’ve read and paints the most honest, logical picture of that kind of situation. Sorry not sorry. 2. I don’t mind cheating in books either. I know this is another hot topic that people often hate reading […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #238: Fave Genre

Posted June 4, 2019 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 6 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #238: Fave Genre

Books from my Favorite Genre: Parallel Lives/Time-Oriented Books 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. It’s no secret that I love contemporary fiction more than any other genre… but I feel like I’ve talked about those favorites over and over again at this point! My favorite sub-genre are books about parallel lives, parallel universes, and anything involving something weird happening with time. I’m not the hugest time travel fan, compared to other elements of manipulating time for books, but the Groundhog Day trope is an example of something weird and time-y happening. Anyways! I’m here today to talk about primarily parallel lives/universe books and give you my top favorites. Pivot Point and Split Second by Kasie West This one is a dual timeline book, but also involves special paranormal powers from the main character. The story alternates between the two lives she might live when her parents get divorced: one version of her chooses her mom inside the special compound and the other chooses living with her dad in the real world. She can also see and live through both decisions, in order to see the best outcome, as her power. (The second book alternates between two POVs – her and her friend […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #237: Ten Years

Posted May 28, 2019 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 9 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #237: Ten Years

Favorite Books Released in the Last Ten Years 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. SO FUN. I’ve been blogging since 2014 so at least I can guarantee that I have books easy to grab for the past 6 years. The prompt specifically shares your favorite books released in the last ten years, choosing one book from each year. I should also note that I purposefully did not pick more than one book by the same author AND this is based on release year, not based on the year I read the book. Time to walk down memory lane! Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen Read in 2009 | This was a very random ARC I received from a bookseller back in 2009. He just knew he wasn’t going to read it and passed it along to me for free. So it’s kind of amazing I didn’t even know what an ARC was and now have a DESSEN ONE in my collection! Either way, one of my all-time favorite books. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Read in 2014 | I read this the year I started blogging, when Andi did the Isla Is Coming Readalong. I loved it so so […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #236: No Redesigning

Posted May 21, 2019 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 14 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #236: No Redesigning

Books That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch Redesign the Covers Of 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 am actually not a big book collector. I rarely buy physical books and there are SO few that I own multiple copies of. I don’t even have special editions of books, really. The idea that I would have books that no one is allowed to touch is weird for me, so I made my own spin on this topic – here are the books with some of my all-time favorite covers that better not ever change. No one is allowed to redesign these, okay??? To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han | I know these may get some redesigns because of the movies, which isn’t as bad, but I LOVE these covers so incredibly much. Please make sure all other editions are published just like this, TYVM. Dumplin’ and Puddin’ by Julie Murphy | I love these so much. They’re striking, capture the book/character so well, and honestly make me want to frame them for my wall. I’ll admit I haven’t read Puddin’ yet but I will soon hopefully whooooops. All of Sandhya Menon’s books | I’m obsessed with these covers. […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #235: Page to Screen

Posted May 14, 2019 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 6 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #235: Page to Screen

Page to Screen Freebie: Books I’d Love to See on Screen 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 love when books are adapted for TV or movies. I’m not quite as territorial as I used to be, wanting to keep the magic of a certain book or author all to myself. It’s so exciting because I genuinely feel like adaptations as a whole are getting even better and truer to their written counterpart. A recent TTT featured a few books I read specifically BECAUSE they were getting the adaptation treatment, so it even works out for motivating me to read certain things. Today I’ll be talking about books that I’d love to see on screen in one capacity or another! TV Shows Summer series by Jenny Han | I know that love triangles are maybe a litttttle outdated for TV (??) but I still feel like this series deserves something. A TV show would be really nice. Each season could be maybe half of a book, or summer? Or just have three long seasons, one for each summer, with a break in between? I just want to live at Cousins Beach and see it on my screen! Belly grows […]