Category: Top 10 Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesdays #306: Fall TBR

Posted September 22, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 3 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #306: Fall TBR

Fall 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’m back in a semi reading slump at this point. September is looking rough numbers-wise. I shouldn’t be surprised because it’s my busiest month in my personal life (birthday, anniversary, football starting, etc.). Either way, I love planning a TBR so I have something to reference when I DO pick up a book. Fall Pub Date Review Copies I’ve had a few of these for a while (looking at you, CHASING LUCKY), but have been so so lazy about reading books far in advance. I usually try to mix it up by reading books that allow me to schedule reviews months in advance but alas. WELL PLAYED and SNAPPED are sequels in companion series. SIMMER DOWN sold me with that super cute cover and food truck plot! And, of course, I don’t even know what LOVE YOUR LIFE is about but you know my fingers press “request” on every new Sophie Kinsella. Upcoming Fall Releases A few more sequels/companions here (LOVE & OLIVES, THE TEA DRAGON TAPESTRY, and DEAR JUSTYCE) that I’m super duper excited for! INSTANT KARMA is the first straight-up contemporary (okay, there’s a touch of magical realism) Marissa Meyer book […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #305: Covers

Posted September 15, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 4 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #305: Covers

Cover Freebie: Recent/New Covers I Love 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 ALWAYS here for a cover-related post. I actually haven’t shared my “cover love” shelf for a long time so I thought this cover freebie would be perfect for that. Here are some of my current favorite covers of recent or upcoming books.

Top Ten Tuesdays #304: Younger Self

Posted September 8, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 4 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #304: Younger Self

Books for my Younger Self 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 say that 99 Days was pretty important for me to read when I did – I made some questionable choices in high school and really liked how this book involved an MC making mistakes or just being imperfect. I would have liked to read it back then! I was pretty annoying in high school and didn’t know anything about feminism. Realistically, I thought it was stupid and didn’t understand it. I took a class in college that completely changed my worldview and I’m SO thankful for that awakening. I would have learned a lot more from Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World back in high school if I had read it then. Similarly, We Should All Be Feminists was a great read in present day, but it certainly reads like an intro to feminism. Great for people who need to learn the basics and move forward with! I wasn’t exactly narrow-minded in high school (despite what I said above…), but I absolutely did not know anything about racial injustice. Literally almost nothing. My school was probably 90% white kids and the only people of color were Chris (my now-fiance), his sister, one […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #303: Hungry

Posted September 1, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 2 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #303: Hungry

Book Covers that Make Me Hungry 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 definitely took the lazy way out by doing the COVERS that make me hungry. But hey, it happens! All of these covers make me hungry for something delicious, or I remember the story inside and get hungry! Some I’ve read, some I haven’t.

Top Ten Tuesdays #302: Questions

Posted August 25, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #302: Questions

Questions I’d Ask My Fave 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’m actually kind of terrible with author interviews or what to say to favorite authors, so I thought I would do some groupings of questions I may commonly ask a few of them… mostly things like MORE BOOKS PLEASE? Thanks. Can you write more books like X please? I remember finishing EVELYN HUGO and just wondering what other books in the entire world compare to it? Like, it’s pretty amazing. I want TJR to somehow write more books in this same vein! I’m a huge Kate Brian/Kieran Scott fan and the SHADOWLANDS trilogy blew my mind. I would love to read more books by her in this similar style or genre. She’s written a few horror-ish ones lately that I haven’t read yet so maybe I should get on that first haha. The BEAUTIFUL IDOLS series was such a fun contemporary mystery! I would love to read more like this or even series similar to the PLL books by Sara Shepard. Alyson Noel seriously grabbed me with these ones. I couldn’t wait for the next installment. And finally, THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR – I’ve enjoyed McGee’s new series so far […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #301: Adaptations

Posted August 18, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #301: Adaptations

Books that Netflix Should Adapt 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 a firm believer than any good book can become a show or movie with the right people at the helm! But there are definitely some books I read that would make PERFECT movies or shows, especially for Netflix. I always think of Netflix bringing fun rom-coms or young adult movies to our screens primarily, but they’ve expanded a lot lately to feature lots of different genres. Dimpleverse TV Show   Sandhya Menon’s Dimpleverse books should definitely be made into a TV show. It’s about an interconnected group of friends, so why not? Their love stories would all overlap or take place in order like the books do. Either way, I need it. Sweetwater Springs TV Show I know I talk about this series constantly, but any cute small town companion series would make a great TV show! Netflix has had success with adapting other romance series into shows, like Sweet Magnolias and Virgin River. Truly Devious TV Show This series is like a modern-day Nancy Drew kinda thing, and I think people would love it! There are four books (one coming out soon) so it’d spread out nicely throughout a few seasons […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #300: Never Reviewed

Posted August 11, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #300: Never Reviewed

Books I Haven’t Reviewed 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 do have a tendency of reviewing everything I read, with a few exceptions. Any full-length novels will probably be be reviewed. Novellas, short stories, some nonfiction, graphic novels… those my not appear here. Here are some recent reads I didn’t review.   There are a lot of people discussing race and learning more about how systematic racism is far worse than most average white people realized. I always considered myself kind of hip to these issues and I’ve learned a ton in the last few months. I didn’t necessarily feel like my white thoughts are needed on Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race so I’ve highlighted and recommended it, but that’s all I felt I should do? I don’t want to review, analyze, and/or critique when it’s not my place at all. I love all of the books in the Dimple/Rishi universe and have enjoyed the couple of novellas Menon has added too. I read Love At First Fight to learn more about Pinky and her hate-to-love romance that I’d catch in the next full-length novel. Such a fun story set in an escape room! I don’t read a lot […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #299: Colors

Posted August 4, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #299: Colors

Books with Colors in the Title 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 is a fun one! I thought I’d follow the rainbow in order and then include a few more to make ten 😉

Top Ten Tuesdays #298: Freebie

Posted July 28, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 0 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #298: Freebie

Freebie: New to the 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 love a good freebie week! I decided to do one of the posts I randomly do throughout the year: my “On My List” post based on Jamie’s “New to the Queue” feature. I usually talk about books, movies, shows, podcasts, etc. on that one but this will be more focused on books instead. Here are ten books I just added to my TBR, five released ones and five unreleased/upcoming. Unreleased I’m a sucker for any Kinsella book, but they’ve recently either been a major hit or a major miss for me. I won’t turn them away though! LOVE YOUR LIFE comes out in October. I’m pretty sure THIS TIME NEXT YEAR is the wrong cover and I’m not sure when it actually comes out, but I always like stories that involve people bumping into each other and being “meant to be” in some way. I always love when they begin announcing Christmas books so I recently added a few to my list, including THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS and 12 MEN OF CHRISTMAS. Cute covers and titles too! And lastly, THE DAY WE MEET AGAIN is actually similar to […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #297: Events

Posted July 21, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 2 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #297: Events

Events & Festivals 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 fortunate enough to attend the bigger bookish events like ALA and BEA, but there are a few more on my bucket list too! Here are a couple I’ve attended and more on my list for the future… you know, when events are allowed to be a thing again! 😉 BEA I went to BEA back around when I first started blogging and it was an amazing experience to meet so many internet friends in real life! I remember feeling so damn excited waiting in line for the signed ARCs of SIX OF CROWS at the time. I went to a BEA party last year, which feels so weird to think about given the current COVID situation out there. I went into the city to attend the party above and meet Madalyn and her friends. It was a lot of fun! I hope to head back to BEA again someday 🙂 ALA Midwinter I went to ALA Midwinter a few years ago when it was in Boston because I live so close. It was awesome to see more friends and obviously meet Curious George 😉 This is another event I would […]