Category: Top Ten Tuesday

Apr 23
Reminiscing: The First Ten Books I Reviewed

Reminiscing: The First Ten Books I Reviewed

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is an audiobook freebie, but I chose to keep it simple: The First Ten Books I Reviewed I thought it might be fun to do a little reminiscing with this post! I started blogging in February of 2013. As a baby blogger I was pretty much just groping around in the dark with no concept of how to run a blog (or how to write a review, really). If you’re adventurous, you can click on the links and see how bad those original reviews really were (including their ugly formatting). Hmmm… Lots of big faces on these covers. Was that a trend back then or did I just happen to review a bunch of books with that type of cover? Anyway, on to the list: So, my very first review posted here was Shadow Kiss by… Read more »


Mar 26
Top Ten Audiobooks I’ve Listened To

Top Ten Audiobooks I’ve Listened To

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is an audiobook freebie, but I chose to keep it simple: Top Ten Audiobooks I’ve Listened To This was actually a pretty tough topic since I’ve been listening to A LOT of audiobooks lately. But I came up with a list I’m happy with. Here are ten of my favorite audiobooks:  For this list, I’m focusing specifically on books where the narration added to the overall reading experience, not just books that I really loved. (Links go to my reviews. These aren’t listed in any particular order.) 1.The Raven Cycle Series by Maggie Stiefvater, Narrated by Will Patton Yeah, so I’m cheating a lot in this post by listing series as a single book, but it would be impossible to come up with an interesting top ten list otherwise. First up is The Raven Cycle Series. Stiefvater’s… Read more »


Jan 22
Top Ten 2018 Books I Totally Meant to Read

Top Ten 2018 Books I Totally Meant to Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten 2018 Books I Totally Meant to Read I know you guys are astonished that I’m posting a TTT two weeks in a row. I’m sort of flabbergasted myself. But I always like these end/beginning of the year posts, so I thought I’d join in again. Here are ten (of the bajillion) books that released in 2018 that I really, really meant to read but then … didn’t.  What books did you miss out on in 2018? Are there any of these that I absolutely MUST read? I want to know!   Book vector designed by Freepik


Jan 15
Top Ten Books on My 2019 TBR

Top Ten Books on My 2019 TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s (actually, last week’s) Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Eighteen Books on My 2019 TBR (First Half of the Year) I know everyone else already did this topic last week, but I… didn’t. And I felt like doing it now. I’m also not featuring ten, but instead I’m featuring three from each month. Because I want to. And there are no rules to blogging. So, yeah. January 1. Slayer by Kiersten White I’m such a HUGE Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan that I’m both excited and terrified to read this book. This is the only January pick I don’t already own, even though it’s already out. But I did request the graphic novels from my library so I can catch up on Season 8 and then read this. 2. Firestarter by Tara Sim I can’t begin to explain the love I have for… Read more »


Nov 06
Top Ten (Million) Backlist Books I Want to Read

Top Ten (Million) Backlist Books I Want to Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Backlist Books I Want to Read I really will only post ten, even though I could easily choose about a million (as the title to this post implies). For this list, I’m only using books that are over two years old. Just because. And only books I own. The list could still be MUCH longer. 1.Truthwitch by Susan Dennard Susan Dennard’s writing resources are amazing, and I own her books. Why haven’t I read her yet? There is no logic that can explain it. 2. Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes Another author I’ve inexplicably never read even though I’m pretty sure I’d love her books. 3. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner I might lose blogger friends if I don’t read this soon—specifically, Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight. I mean, she’s been patient with me,… Read more »


Sep 25
Top Ten Favorite Authors I Need to Read More!

Top Ten Favorite Authors I Need to Read More!

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I loved doing TTT last week, and this week’s topic was just as fun so I thought I’d jump in again! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read Honestly, there are TONS of books by Shusterman, that I haven’t read because he is such a prolific author (He has 35 books listed on his website!!). But these are just the books, I haven’t read yet that I actually own and I should have read by now. (Actually, now that I think about it, I should have added The Schwa Was Here to these as well.) Books I have read by Shusterman: The Unwind Series – 4 books and a novella (My all-time favorite series!!) except UnBound, for some reason—it’s a collection of short stories in the Unwind world. Scythe Challenger Deep The Skinjacker Trilogy Even though… Read more »


Sep 18
Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR

Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s been a while since I’ve participated in TTT, so I thought I’d jump in this week. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR For this, I’m using books that are releasing this fall, even though I’ll probably be reading some backlist books as well. (I’m listing this in order of release date.) 1. Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes This one releases today! I loved the first book from this imprint, so I’m ready to jump into this one!!! 2. Wildcard by Marie Lu I finally read (technically, listened to) a Marie Lu book!! And I really liked it! So, since I recently read Warcross, it makes sense that I should jump into Wildcard very soon. (This one came out today, too.) 3. Dry by Neal Shusterman Do you see Neal Shusterman’s name on the book? That is all the explanation you… Read more »


Jun 29
Top 10 Writing Tips I Learned at WIFYR

Top 10 Writing Tips I Learned at WIFYR

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I took in a lot of fantastic writing advice at the WIFYR conference. I thought I’d share my some of the lessons I learned with all of you. All of these came from the breakout sessions or keynotes. I tried to keep these specific to writing advice rather than publishing/querying advice, but I’ll probably do another post with some great points that were made when it comes to querying! Top 10 Writing Tips I Learned at WIFYR Books are made in revision, and you can’t revise nothing. So write! This is a quote from Trent Reedy’s revision class and it’s pretty simple, but also really profound. So often we want to get things right the first time around, and we can be so focused on perfection that we don’t end up really accomplishing anything at all. You can’t revise what you don’t write! Trent also talked about the importance of having… Read more »


Jan 01
Top 10 of 2017: Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2018

Top 10 of 2017: Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2018

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I’m a day late with this one, but I decided to post it anyway. This is the last post of the Top 10 of 2017 Event, which was hosted over at Kimberlyfaye Reads. TOP TEN BOOKS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2018 I’m only including books from the first half of the year because I could easily come up with 10, just from those first six months. These are listed in order of release date. 1. The True Queen by Sarah Fine If I hadn’t done this post, I actually wouldn’t have even realized that this book was being released tomorrow!! I loved the first two books in this series—how could I have missed this last one’s release? 2. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman Um, this is Neal Shusterman. Do I have to say more? 3. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner I didn’t know until relatively recently (within the past few… Read more »


Dec 30
Top 10 of 2017: The Best of 2017!!

Top 10 of 2017: The Best of 2017!!

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I’m participating in the Top 10 of 2017 Event, which is being hosted over at Kimberlyfaye Reads. Each day has a different top ten list associated with it (you can see the list in the image above). You can choose to complete some or all of the lists. Feel free to join in at any time! FAVORITE BOOKS I READ IN 2017 I cheated and split this into two categories (and it was still hard to pick just 10 in each, especially in the fantasy category since I read so many of them!) CONTEMPORARY: Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed I actually haven’t even reviewed this one yet, and it isn’t published until January, but I feel like if I leave it off the list, it will never get the recognition it deserves (by next year’s list, it will have been a very long time since I read the book)…. Read more »