Category: Top 10 Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesdays #334: Throw in Ocean

Posted April 6, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 2 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #334: Throw in Ocean

Books I’d Throw in the Ocean 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 been pretty lucky that there aren’t a ton of hoooorrible books that I’ve actually finished reading. While I don’t DNF often, I usually know my tastes well enough to skip books I know won’t be for me. There aren’t a ton of occasions where I want to throw a book I finish into the ocean. Please keep in mind that these are MY OPINIONS and I’m not here to shit on your favorite book or the authors themselves. Entire Series   I managed to read the first three? books in The Royals series and after a while, I couldn’t even hate-read them anymore. Just utterly terrible. The Selection was a super easy and definitely not-great series. Like the other series referenced here, I could not force myself to read the next books or spin-offs. Just couldn’t do it. Standalones September Girls is probably one of the worst books I’ve ever read and so gross toward women. Please feel free to read that review and others I link because good lord. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender was depressing, confusing, and pointless to me. I know people have enjoyed it but I certainly didn’t. What Light should […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #333: Places to Live

Posted March 30, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 2 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #333: Places to Live

Places in Books I’d Love to Live 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 have some Goodreads shelves for books set in Maine (one of my favorite places and I lived there for a year) and Connecticut (where I grew up and currently live) so I can track these close-to-home favorite settings. I wish I was even more in-depth with my setting tracking because places like Cape Cod, Charlotte/North Carolina, and other New England states are also appealing to me. In any case, here are some books set in Maine and other places I love – places I would love to live too! (Some are on my TBR and some I’ve already read.) Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale // Read, set in small town coastal Maine Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak // TBR, set in a Maine summer camp Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett // Read, set in a Rhode Island bookstore The Second Home by Christina Clancy // TBR, set on Cape Cod Mystic Summer by Hanna McKinnon // Read, set in Mystic, CT The Cousins by Karen M. McManus // Read, set on a MA island like Nantucket/Martha’s Vineyard Black Dog Bay series by Beth Kendrick // Read, set in a fictional […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #332: Funny Titles

Posted March 23, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #332: Funny Titles

Funny & Punny Book 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 always find books with super long names to be really funny but it’s even better when a title has a pun in it. I thought including funny and punny titles would be a good time here this week. Books I’ve Read IT’S KIND OF A CHEESY LOVE STORY may not have the funniest name, but I really enjoy how it plays into the pizza parlor setting and main focus of the book. It’s honestly not cheesy at all, compared to some romances, but I enjoy it 😉 A PHO LOVE STORY is a great pun despite the classic stretch of having “pho” sound like “faux” instead of “fuh” like it’s actually pronounced! IN A HOLIDAZE was one of my favorites last year, holiday or otherwise, and I enjoy the “holidaze” play on words (since she’s in some kind of weird Groundhog Day time loop daze). TWEET CUTE is arguably one of the best punny book titles ever, combining “meet cute” and tweet, since the two kind of meet/argue on Twitter as they fall for each other. On My TBR FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT is about a suspense novelist […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #331: Spring TBR

Posted March 16, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 2 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #331: Spring TBR

Spring TBR (Apr-Jun) 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 a fan of the TBR prompts for TTT because it reminds me of what I should focus on reading in the upcoming months, different from my individual monthly TBRs. I always do them by month, so my winter TBR was for January, February, and March reading. Here are the books I hope to focus on between April, May, and June. I’m going to ignore books I have review copies for, since there are too many to list! You can find the majority of them here. I literally could do a top-ten for May releases alone! April May June

Top Ten Tuesdays #330: Spring Cleaning

Posted March 9, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 4 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #330: Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning: TBR Cart 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 been saying for a while that I need to clean off my shelves and donate or sell books I no longer think I’ll read. I used to do a lot of bargain book shopping so many of the books I own are super old backlist titles I barely planned read even though I bought them. I decided that a post where I talk about random old books I plan on getting rid of wouldn’t be fun. Instead, I’m going to show all of the unread books on my TBR cart that I hope to read sometime soon! Most of these have legit been on the cart for a year or more. A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody | I’ve been meaning to read this forever. I’ve enjoyed some of her other books but the Groundhog Day concept in books is one of my favorites. I think the size of this one has been intimidating, for a “contemporary.” Deadly Obsession and Lethal Redemption by April Hunt | I haven’t read books in the thriller/romance combo genre but these are Forever Romance books – I’ll probably love them. I wanted to read all three books […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #329: Jobs

Posted March 2, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #329: Jobs

Characters Whose Jobs I Want 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 funny because one of the prompts for the Popsugar challenge is to read a book where the MC either has your job or a job you’d love to have (dream job essentially). I’ve done some research already so this is easy! Librarians or Booksellers All of the books below feature people who own or work at bookstores OR as librarians. Most of these are books on my TBR that I hope to read sometime soon, but I read and really enjoyed CHASING LUCKY and RECOMMENDED FOR YOU.  

Top Ten Tuesdays #328: LOL

Posted February 23, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 2 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #328: LOL

Books That Made Me LOL 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 keep a “laughed out loud” shelf up on Goodreads for this kind of prompt! I found that whenever I did my year-end summaries (a while back) I would always have to sift through a ton of books to remember which ones made me laugh out loud (or cry or had a nice friendship or had a shock ending etc.). I got sick of it, so I made shelves I could add books to when completed. Here are the ten most recent books that made me laugh out loud. Believe it or not, most of these are prior to 2020!

Top Ten Tuesdays #327: Mardi Gras

Posted February 16, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 2 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #327: Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Book Covers Purple, Yellow, and Green 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 a cover-related freebie for last week’s TTT too but am naturally thrilled to do it again! It’s Mardi Gras today, apparently, so here are some book covers in the Mardi Gras colors of purple, yellow, and green. I decided to do some covers of books on my TBR that haven’t been released yet.

Top Ten Tuesdays #326: Valentines Day

Posted February 9, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 4 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #326: Valentines Day

Valentines Day/Love Freebie: Book Covers with Hearts 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 think you can kind of always count on me to share book covers for TTT freebies, right? I decided for this love/Valentines Day freebie, I would share some of my favorite book covers with hearts on the cover or is super Valentines Day-ish.

Top Ten Tuesdays #325: Before I Was Born

Posted February 2, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 2 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #325: Before I Was Born

Books Written Before I Was Born: Read & Want to Read 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 born in September 1991, so all of these books were published sometime before then… sometimes even just a few months before! I’ve read some classics during high school, of course, but am trying to include more recent reads here. There are a few books I’ve already read and a handful that I hope to read. Recent Reads I read MUDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS a few years ago because I was hoping to watch the movie (which I mostly enjoyed). I’ve been adding some Agatha Christie books to my TBR as of late and this was one of the two I’ve read in general (I read AND THEN THERE WERE NONE in high school). I also read THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON in maybe middle school? and randomly decided to reread it a few years ago. I’ve been meaning to continue the series but haven’t yet. When I was introduced to Serial Reader back around 2017, I read TWELFTH NIGHT and ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND to cross a few classics off my TBR. The app breaks a bunch of books into […]