Category: Top 10 Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesdays #154: Food

Posted October 17, 2017 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 8 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #154: Food

Ten Food-y Books | Books that Made Me Hungry Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, 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 “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?).” I’ve done this topic before on the blog and am going to repeat myself a little, so bear with me. Books that made me crave certain foods based on specific scenes and settings    Just Visiting made me crave a bacon tuna melt and diner food | A good portion of this book takes place in a diner where one of the main characters works. Bacon tuna melts are constantly consumed in this book and honestly I don’t think I’ve ever craved something so much while reading! There were some other diner-y meals in this one, like a big cheeseburger, that I desperately wanted too. Saint Anything made me crave pizza and french fries |There’s actually a lot of good food in Dessen’s books (because at least 3-4 of them, including this one, involve restaurants in some capacity). This book in particular though? Definitely didn’t help my CONSTANT pizza craving I have on a regular basis. The family-owned pizza restaurant featured here made me need pizza and fries regularly. […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #153: Autumn Books

Posted October 10, 2017 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 6 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #153: Autumn Books

Ten Books that Remind Me of Fall Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, 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 “Ten Books With Fall/Autumn Covers/Themes.” I didn’t want to limit myself to just one of those options, so I pulled it all together and will be sharing ten books that remind me of fall. It could be because of their cover (fall-like or spooky, perhaps), the season they take place in, or the genre. I’ve done something similar with summery covers and TBH that was much easier.

Top Ten Tuesdays #152: Book Boyfriends

Posted October 3, 2017 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 12 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #152: Book Boyfriends

Thirteen Book Boyfriends Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, 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. According to my Goodreads shelf, I have 71 book boyfriends (approximately – there are probably some instances where I have multiple books from one series on this shelf). I’m going to split this into some of my new faves, plus some of my tried-and-true babes. I’ll also keep this to just YA since I need to limit myself somehow or else we’ll be here all damn day.  Recent Book Boyfriend Additions    Noah Shaw | Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin Levi | Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally Seth Nguyen | Lucky in Love by Kasie West    Porter/Alex | Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett Rishi | When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Rhys | ACOMAF by Sarah J. Maas (please note I’m not using ACOWAR) My Longtime Loves   Every Emery Lord Boyfriend | All Emery Lord books… seriously   Thorne | Cress by Marissa Meyer Sam Henry | Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally Frank Porter | Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Top Ten Tuesdays #151: Characters

Posted September 26, 2017 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 6 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #151: Characters

Ten Characters Who Could Be My Friend Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, 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 TTT is about book that feature characters who [fill in the blank]! I decided to take a small spin on this one and do ten books with that feature main characters who I’d be friends with in real life. I may have done something like this at some point, but I can’t seem to locate it. I thought it’d be time for an update! As always, I have a Goodreads shelf for this kind of thing if you’re curious about the other books I didn’t feature here. Sarcastic, Funny, Real, and Fierce Ladies Emma from One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Starr from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Becca from Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland | Summer from Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick | Amber from The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cesari Jessie from Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum | Katie from My Not-So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella | Kaia from Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott | Dimple from When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon | Elle from Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Top Ten Tuesdays #150: Fall TBR

Posted September 19, 2017 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 13 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #150: Fall TBR

Top Books on my Fall TBR Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, 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 TBR posts. Can’t help it. I feel like I’ve made 10 in the last month alone, for various reasons, but I’m always happy to bring another one around. There are PLENTY of books I’ve been pushing off for no reason, plus the excellent new fall releases to start at some point. (I loved Cristina’s post the other day about falling into fantasy books because I do the same thing with fantasy in the autumn! You’ll see some “heavier” books here now that summer is over.) Here are ten-ish books on my fall TBR that I must read. See also: September TBR, Fall Bingo TBR, and End of Summer Reading Plans I’m definitely a seasonal reader – I prefer my heavier, fantasy, or somewhat-spooky reads to happen in the fall. I keep things much lighter in the summer for the beach, so you can bet that my fall feels happen the minute September starts. I hope to read some spookier books, like What Waits in the Woods and What Waits in the Water by Kieran Scott (second not pictured) and There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins. I think that Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather will be more […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #149: Throwback to 2014

Posted September 12, 2017 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 3 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #149: Throwback to 2014

Ten Books I Loved the Year I Started Blogging Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, 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 kind of obsessed with this topic for today’s TTT! It’s a throwback freebie that can involve the books you loved when you first started blogging, books published 5-10 years ago, etc. I definitely wanted to go with the top ten books I loved back in 2014 when I first started blogging. 2014 was a really weird blogging and reading year for me. I started my blog in July and read some random books beforehand, but started to really get into the YA groove by the time it was nearing 2015. In any case, here are some of my favorite books I read in 2014. PS: check out the very relevant guest post I made on Ginger’s blog last week! And a throwback to the exact graphic I made for my “best of 2014” blog post… Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver | This book still holds up as an all-time favorite. I reread it earlier this year and was not disappointed. I’m not sure what it is, but I just love it. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty | This book still remains my favorite Liane Moriarty book. I know I’m in the minority here in terms of […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #148: DNFs

Posted September 5, 2017 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 6 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #148: DNFs

Six DNFs of 2017 Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, 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 involves books that made you struggle in some way (struggled to get into but ended up loving, were hard to get into but loved, or recently DNFed). I don’t DNF books that often because I always hope books get better. This year, I’ve already DNFed more than probably the last few years combined. I don’t write DNF reviews or even talk about them at all, so this is a good place for that. 2017 DNF’s or Books on Hold Here are the six books I’ve DNFed or sort of put on hold this year. The last one is iffy because I’m still sort of slugging my way through, at the time of writing this. I’m including the mini Goodreads reviews I wrote.    Don’t You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire | “DNF at page 130. There’s really nothing wrong with this book I guess, except it wasn’t what I wanted. I love parallel universe books but that aspect isn’t really obvious. Basically the girl gets transported to a universe where she’s rich because her mom married someone else. Not sure how that gets resolved, but I don’t want to bother finding out. The main plot is that […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #147: Hidden Gems

Posted August 29, 2017 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 4 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #147: Hidden Gems

Ten Hidden Gems in (Mostly YA) Fiction Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, 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 repeat the same books for these “underrated books” topics, but hey – those are the books that often need the most love and pushing! I was originally going to do just contemporary YA but there were a few non-contemps that I HAD to mention. It just didn’t feel right to leave them out! Aaand then of courses there’s one or two adult fiction books on here, because clearly limiting myself to one genre/age is not possible. Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel | The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky by Summer Heacock | Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott | Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham | Just Like Fate by Kat Patrick and Suzanne Young | The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis | It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt | Monstrous Beauty by Elizabath Fama | Sometimes We Tell the Truth by Kim Zarins

Top Ten Tuesdays #146: Back to School

Posted August 22, 2017 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 7 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #146: Back to School

Books I’d Have in my Backpack for Study Hall Reading Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, 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. Not gonna lie, I often miss high school and college… I think that’s part of the reason I always wanted to be a teacher. Something about being in that environment just resonates with me. I decided to use this back to school freebie topic to talk about the books I plan on reading this fall, aka the books I’d be taking with me in my backpack for free reading during study hall. I obviously had to pair the books with actual backpacks I’d legitimately use in my school days, if they still existed.   Cruel Prince, Knowing by bookmarklit featuring a leather laptop satchel   Royce Rolls, Birds by bookmarklit featuring a zipper bag   Wish, Dazzling Heights by bookmarklit featuring a pink bag   One of Us, Duke of Bannerman by bookmarklit featuring a wine backpack   By Your Side, Choices by bookmarklit featuring a mint green backpack

Top Ten Tuesdays #145: Recommendations

Posted August 15, 2017 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 8 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #145: Recommendations

Fantasy-ish Recommendations for Non-Fantasy Readers Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, 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 more open topic under the umbrella of ten recommendations for ____. I love the idea of fantasy books… often more than I enjoy actually reading them. Unfortunately, they have a tendency to take me much longer than contemporary books (even if they’re not that long). I struggle with world-building and pacing, but it doesn’t stop me from adding them to my TBR. I wanted to share this list of fantasy (and fantasy-like) books I’ve enjoyed, so non-Fantasy-readers can possibly dive into the genre a little more. The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray | Historical fiction readers get the best of both worlds with this one! I loved learning about the Realms AND what it was like to live in the 1800s. I don’t read a lot of straight up historical books, so adding in fantasy elements to older time periods can make things really fun. People who enjoy historical fiction will hopefully love this series; its one of my all-time favorites! Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine | I loved this book when I was younger, even when I was still a contemporary girl back then. Because it’s younger YA or maybe even middle […]