Category: Top Ten Tuesday

Sep 19
Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR

Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a TTT post, so I thought I’d join in this week. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: The Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR These are all books that I have for review that I’m REALLY excited about reading! (Links go to Goodreads.) 1. The Knowing by Sharon Cameron The Forgetting is an All-Time favorite of mine, so I’m super excited about this companion! 2. Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski I was already really excited about this debut and then Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight told me she loved it. She’s my bookish twin, so I just know this book will be perfect for me. 3. Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me by Carrie DiRisio I’ve actually already started this one, so this is cheating a bit, but I’m LOVING it, just as I suspected. If you don’t follow @BroodingYAHero on Twitter,… Read more »


Jun 20
Top Ten Series I Haven’t Started (But Totally Plan To)

Top Ten Series I Haven’t Started (But Totally Plan To)

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: The Ten Series I Haven’t Started (But Totally Plan To) Okay, I need to start by saying that I JUST finished The Winner’s Curse series yesterday, so I’m feeling pretty darn proud of myself right about now. That’s a series that’s been on my TBR for ages, and I just binged all three books (in four days). But I will confess that there are MANY more series I still haven’t gotten to that I’ve been meaning to devour because you guys have flailed over them. I could probably list a hundred, but let’s go with ten, shall we? Actually, let’s up the ante a little. I’m only going to list series where I have at least one of the books on my bookshelves—sadly, I could still easily list more than ten. 1. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo (and Six of Crows) I’m fairly certain I only own the first book… Read more »


Jun 06
The Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Added to My TBR (and Why!)

The Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Added to My TBR (and Why!)

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: The Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Added to My TBR I think technically I was supposed to pick a genre for this week’s list, and I was going to list fantasies, but then the first few books that really caught my eye weren’t technically fantasies and I just decided to tell you about the books I’ve most recently gotten excited enough about to add them to my TBR. For my descriptions of the books, I’m mostly telling you how or why I added them to my TBR, rather than just describing them (you can read the blurb for that). I was all ready to tell you that I don’t add books to my TBR willy-nilly anymore, but as soon as I started looking at my TBR, I realized that a lot of these books were added on a whim. Seriously, you guys need to help me with my TBR sickness before… Read more »


Mar 21
Top Ten Quick Reads

Top Ten Quick Reads

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Quick Reads In order to come up with this list, I looked at the books I’ve read that were less than 300 pages and decided which ones I loved the most! Pick up one of these books when you’re looking for a fantastic quick read! (In no particular order, except how I happened to arrange them in the pic. Links go to my reviews) 1. The Prophecy by Erin Rhew I read this fun fantasy a very long time ago, but I still remember how much I adored it! (Why haven’t I finished this series, again? Oh yeah, because I’m horrible at finishing series! I need to add this to my list of books for the Series Ender Challenge that I have to read.) 2. Poison by Bridget Zinn This book is super-underrated as far as I’m concerned. I loved it so much, and when I saw what a labor of love the publishing… Read more »


Feb 21
Top Ten Books I Loved More (or Less) Than I Expected

Top Ten Books I Loved More (or Less) Than I Expected

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Books I Loved More (or Less) Than I Expected I used books that I’ve read in the last year or so to narrow things down. (In no particular order, except how I happened to arrange them in the pic. Links go to my reviews) LOVED ‘EM 1. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Historical fiction definitely isn’t my go-to genre, and this book is formatted kind of strangely—with lots of short chapters from each character’s perspective. But that didn’t stop me from LOVING this book! It was a bit of a surprise. 2. Written in Red by Anne Bishop Even though I’d seen lots of my blogger friends raving about this series, it just didn’t appeal to me for some reason. Urban fantasy is hit or miss with me, and I just wasn’t sure about this one. And then I read it. LOVE THIS SERIES! 3. A List of Cages by Robin… Read more »


Jan 17
Top Ten Hidden Gems of 2016

Top Ten Hidden Gems of 2016

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Hidden Gems of 2016 I used books that had less than 500 ratings on Goodreads as a guideline to narrow things down.   (In no particular order, except how I happened to arrange them in the pic. Links go to my reviews) 1. The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby A twisty, mystery YA book that kept me guessing! 2. Die for You by Amy Fellner Dominy This YA book highlights how easy and painful it is to end up in a destructive relationship. 3. Titans by Victoria Scott I loved this YA fantasy and was surprised to see that it didn’t have more reviews on Goodreads! 4. How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo I haven’t read many books that feature a main character with a physical disability—this YA contemp was fantastic! 5. Red Winter by Annette Marie Not only does this YA fantasy have a gorgeous cover, it features Japanese folklore in… Read more »


Jan 10
Top Ten Books I Missed in 2016

Top Ten Books I Missed in 2016

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2016 But Missed (Links go to Goodreads) 1. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner Shannon over at It Starts at Midnight raves about this as her favorite book of 2016. Based on her rec, I bought it at Anderson’s YA Lit Conference, but I haven’t managed to read it yet. 2. Replica by Lauren Oliver I got this book at BEA and was super excited about it, but then the reviews started trickling in and they weren’t stellar, so I got scared off. I still really want to read this one, though—I just need to be in the right mood for it. 3. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Another BEA book I was really looking forward to. Why haven’t I read it yet? I have no idea. 4. Ruined by Amy Tintera I got this one from Edelweiss and it’s gotten stellar reviews, so I don’t know… Read more »


Dec 28
Top Ten Books I Read in 2016

Top Ten Books I Read in 2016

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(My TTT post is going up a day late since I started working on it yesterday and got distracted. Better late than never!) Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Books I Read and Reviewed in 2016 From the title, you can probably tell that I didn’t limit myself to books actually published in 2016, but just books that I read (and reviewed—since I have a few books I haven’t reviewed yet) in 2016. I had a little bit of a hard time limiting this to ten books, but I managed it. These are listed in roughly the order I read them (backwards from latest to earliest reads of the year). (Links go to my review) 1. Scythe by Neal Shusterman I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again—Shusterman is a genius. 2. The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron I don’t think I’ll be forgetting this book any time soon. 3. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake I loved this… Read more »


Dec 06
Top Ten New to Me Authors I Read in 2016

Top Ten New to Me Authors I Read in 2016

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten New to Me Authors I Read in 2016 It’s been awhile since I’ve done a TTT post, but today’s topic was a fun one, and I just had to join! For my list, I only included authors that I’ve been seeing around the blogosphere for quite some time, but just jump in and read something this year myself. (Links for the author names go to Goodreads. Click on the book cover to see my review.) 1. Victoria Schwab / V.E. Schwab I finally read my first Schwab book, and I definitely see what all the fuss has been about. This Savage Song was an instant All-Time Favorite, and bought all of the V.E. Schwab books at an author signing event so I could jump on the bandwagon with the rest of you. I haven’t read them yet, but they are high on my TBR.   2. Tahereh Mafi I… Read more »


Aug 02
Top Ten Books I’d Buy if Someone Handed Me a Loaded Gift Card

Top Ten Books I’d Buy if Someone Handed Me a Loaded Gift Card

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Books I’d Buy if Someone Gave Me a Loaded Gift Card Ah, a topic near and dear to our hearts. If money were no object, what books would we pick up FIRST! (Links go to Goodreads) 1. The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson There is a very good chance that I’ll head off to Amazon to purchase this book as soon as I’m done writing this post. The only thing that stopped me from pre-ordering was the fact that I was hoping to attend Pearson’s author event at Anderson’s bookshop, and I would be buying the book there. But, unfortunately, the event takes place on my husband’s 40th birthday, and … well … as much as I love Mary E. Pearson, I guess I love my husband more. 🙂   2. & 3. Unravel Me and Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi Later this month, I’m going to do a readalong of this series with… Read more »