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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten yummy foods mentioned in books. I included books with food on the cover.

10. Rules of Rain Rules of Rain – Leah Scheier. I really want to make the hummus she did for the Halloween party. Dyed red with beets to make it look like blood.

9. bittersweet big Bittersweet – Sarah Ockler. I want to try all of the cupcakes mentioned in this book.

8. lion The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis. Yum, turkish delights.

7. hunger games big The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins. I want some of Peeta’s bread. And his cakes.

6. simon homo sapiens Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli. I love Oreos.

5. boys i've loved To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han. Yum, cookies.

4. hobbit The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien. Breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, supper, oh the food.

3. Raven boys big The Raven Cycle – Maggie Stiefvater. Pizza and pecan pie. Yum. But not together.

2. girl of fire and thorns big The Girl of Fire and Thorns – Rae Carson. The descriptions of food, especially the scones, were mouth watering.

  1. harry potter Harry Potter – JK Rowling. Buterbeer, pumpkin pastries, everything!
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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten Covers that remind me of Fall.

10. great hunt The Great Hunt – Wendy Higgins. Maybe it’s because there’s a lot of wooded trails where I live but this cover screams Fall to me.

9. inside of out The Inside of Out – Jenn Marie Thorne. Long sleeves and layers.

8. in the after In the After – Demetria Lunetta. This one is more of a feel. I like darker books in the Fall.

7. darkest minds The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken. Same as above, orange and brown just give it a Fall feel.

6. geekerella Geekerella – Ashley Poston. The truck says pumpkin on it. My mind immediately goes to Fall.

5. anna blood Anna Dressed in Blood – Kendare Blake. Dark and paranormal, Supernatural always starts in the Fall and my brain connected these two things.

4. one-of-us-is-lying One of Us is Lying – Karen M McManus. It looks like yearbook pictures and ours always took place in the Fall.

3. walk on earth a stranger Walk on Earth a Stranger – Rae Carson. This is another one where the colours just shout Fall to me.

2. until friday night The Field Party Series – Abbi Glines. Any of these covers could work with the football field in the background.

  1. harry potter Harry Potter – JK Rowling. Fall means returning to Hogwarts.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten Books book boyfriends.

10. fangirl big Levi from Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell.

9. thousand pieces of you Theo from the Firebird series – Claudia Gray.

8. every last word A.J. from Every Last Word – Tamara Ireland Stone.

7. chasing impossible Logan from the Pushing the Limits series – Katie McGarry.

6. sweet evil Kaiden Rowe from the Sweet trilogy – Wendy Higgins.

5. by-your-side Dax from By Your Side – Kasie West.

4. start of me and you Max from The Start of Me and You – Emery Lord.

3. under the never sky big Roar from the Under the Never Sky series – Veronica Rossi.

2. Anne Gilbert Blythe  from the Anne of Green Gables series – LM Montgomery.

  1. vampire academy big Christian Ozera from the Vampire Academy series – Richelle Mead.

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September Wrap-Up/October TBR

One big month of releases down, one to go. I love October. It’s a great time for creepy reads, fantasy reads, cozy socks, and hot chocolate.

September Wrap-Up:

Earthbound Earthbound – Aprilynne Pike. 3/5 stars. This was good but it didn’t grab me as much as a lot of the books I picked up this month.

earthquake Earthquake – Aprilynne Pike. 3/5 stars. See above.

Moxie Moxie – Jennifer Mathieu. 4/5 stars. Review. Girl power to the max!

Kat and Meg Kat and Meg Conquer the World – Anna Priemaza. Review. 3.5/5 stars. This was cute and I thought it was very relevant to today, especially with the Youtube star aspect.

Otherworld Otherworld – Jason Segel/Kirsten Miller. 3.5/5 stars. I loved the concept and I think I would have enjoyed it more if Warcross by Marie Lu still wasn’t in my head.

Afterlife of Holly Chase The Afterlife of Holly Chase – Cynthia Hand. 4/5 stars. Review. This was a short read but still fun.

What I Thought Was true big What I Thought Was True – Huntley Fitzpatrick. 3.5/5 stars. I enjoyed this one but it wasn’t my favourite Huntley novel.

Brooding YA Hero Brooding YA Hero – Carrie Ann DiRisio. 3.5/5 stars. Review. So hilarious while also being very true.

Great Pursuit The Great Pursuit – Wendy Higgins. 4/5 stars. Review. Books like this are the reason Wendy Higgins is on my auto-buy author list.

30201161 The Careful Undressing of Love – Corey Ann Haydu. 3/5 stars. I had a bit of a hard time connecting at first but I enjoyed the story in the end.

Retribution Rails Retributions Rails – Erin Bowman. 4/5 stars. Erin Bowman + westerns = do no wrong. Love it.

Fireblood Fireblood – Elly Blake. 4/5 stars. Review. Just as good, if not more, then the first one.

Release Release – Patrick Ness. 4/5 stars. Patrick Ness always seems to find a way to get me right in the feels. No matter what.

North of Happy big North of Happy – Adi Alsaid. 3.5/5 stars. It was a little predictable but once I got into it, I liked it.

Nyxia Nyxia – Scott Reintgen. 4.5/5 stars. Review coming. This might be my choice for surprise of the year. I really wasn’t sure going into it but ended up finishing it in one night.

Long Way Down Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds. 4.5/5 stars. Powerful. Just powerful.

When It's Real When It’s Real – Erin Watt. 4/5 stars. This was cute and fun. It had some tropes I’m not a huge fan of but it was worth it in the end.

October TBR:

Rules of RainInto the Bright UnknownThe Nowhere GirlsHere We Are Now

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten Books with X characters. I did Top Ten books with royal characters.

10. wintersong Wintersong – S Jae-Jones. I was completely sucked in by the Goblin King.

9. throne of glass big Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas. Love this series even though I am way behind. I will catch up. One day.

8. great hunt The Great Hunt – Wendy Higgins. This is an auto-buy author and very well deserved. This duology was great.

7. three dark crowns Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake. I love dark books and I know Kendare Blake tends to get darker as the series goes along so I can’t wait.

6. the crown's game The Crown’s Game – Evelyn Skye. I loved both books in this duology. They were very different from each other but still worked together.

5. shadow queen The Shadow Queen – CJ Redwine. I love re-retellings  and this one had a great twist plus some great sibling moments.

4. queen of the tearling The Queen of the Tearling – Erika Johansen. I don’t venture outside of YA as much as I should but books like this one is a huge reason why I should do it more.

3. vampire academy big Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead. This series will always be a favourite and I loved the whole political, royal family drama that was in the background.

2. orphan queen The Orphan Queen – Jodi Meadows. It’s literally in the title that this book is very royal. I loved the magic, the characters, and just everything about this book.

1. girl of fire and thorns big The Girl of Fire and Thorns – Rae Carson. I read this one a while ago but it still remains one of my favourite books for character growth.

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Weekly Reading Recap

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I feel like all I do lately is read. Must be why I feel so happy.

Currently reading: Fireblood

Finished reading: Retribution Rails30201161Great PursuitBrooding YA Hero

Reviewed: Afterlife of Holly ChaseKat and Meg

What I’m hoping to get to next week: Still deciding

Brooding YA HeroGreat Pursuit to review

Books read it 2017: 150

Debut authors read in 2017: 36

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR.

10. Into the Bright Unknown Into the Bright Unknown – Rae Carson. It’s the final book of the series. I am very worried for my favourite characters.

9. reneagdes Renegades – Marissa Meyer. I am very excited for a new Marissa Meyer book.

8. Here We Are Now Here We Are Now – Jasmine Warga. The last book I read by her broke me. I am ready.

7. Love, Life, and the List Love, Life and the List – Kasie West. The perfect Summer reads author is also great in the Fall.

6. Turtles all the Way Down Turtles All the Way Down – John Green. It’s been so long since he’s released anything so I’m very curious about this one.

5. Retribution Rails Retribution Rails – Erin Bowman. Starting this one very soon. It’s been a long time coming.

4. Fireblood Fireblood – Elly Blake. Another one I’m starting very soon. I loved the first so hopefully this one is just as good.

3. Rules of Rain Rules of Rain – Leah Scheier. I love sibling dynamics in books, even more so when they find themselves in reversed roles.

2. Long Way Down Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds. This one sounds intense. Very, very intense.

  1. Release Release – Patrick Ness. This one’s been on my radar for a while.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten is actually last week’s top ten since I messed up the dates. The theme was a books you had a hard time with freebie so I did Top Ten Series I still haven’t finished(but refuse to say I’ve given up on)/struggled to get through.

10. fallen big Fallen – Lauren Kate. I read the first one so long ago and own the whole series but every time I think maybe it’s time to pick up the second one, I pick up something else instead.

9. mila 2.0 big Mila 2.9 – Debra Driza. I remember feeling like this first one was a little long so I keep putting off the second one.

8. dualed big Dualed – Elise Chapman. This one is a rare case where I don’t even own the second one in the series.

7. arclight Arclight – Josin L McQuein. When a book takes me longer than a week to finish, I’m struggling.

6. The Ward The Ward – Jordana Frankel. See above reason.

5. icons big Icons – Margaret Stohl. I wanted to like this one so much but I struggled with the plot and characters.

4. hush hush Hush, Hush – Becka Fitzpatrick. I read the first two and the whole series is just sitting on my shelf waiting for me to remember it.

3. nevermore Nevermore – Kelly Creaugh. This is a case where I actually really liked the first one but there’s still something keeping me from picking up the second one. Maybe it’s because it feels like an October read.

2. Everneath Everneath – Brodi Ahston. Another series I actually enjoy but just can’t seem to remember to pick up the last book in the series to read.

  1. Hemlock Hemlock – Kathleen Peacock. The first book did catch my attention enough to buy the next two but I still have yet to read another passed the first one.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten is actually next week’s Throwback Freebie because apparently I can’t read at 4am. I did Top Ten books I read during my first year on Goodreads.

10. Iron knight The Iron Knight – Julie Kagawa. This is the last in the original series but I’d read the first three before I discovered Goodreads.

9. girl of fire and thorns big The Girl of Fire and Thorns – Rae Carson. This is series amazing and has one of the best growth arcs I’ve read.

8. unearthly big Unearthly – Cynthia Hand. I believe this was my second series that involved some variation of Angels but it was definitely my favourite one of my first Goodreads year.

7. The Immortal Rules The Immortal Rules – Julie Kagawa. My first Goodreads read was very heavy on Julie Kagawa books.

6. storm big Storm – Brigid Kemmerer. The first in a great series and the first of my obsession with Brigid Kemmerer books.

5. glass houses big Glass Houses – Rachel Caine. I believe this is the first book series I ever binge read.

4. obsidian Obsidian – Jennifer L Armentrout. I didn’t know exactly what I was getting into with hot aliens but I’m glad I did.

3. under the never sky big Under the Never Sky – Veronica Rossi. Still one of my favourite trilogies to this day.

2. vampire academy big Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead. My re-introduction into a vampire series and I am so glad I took a chance.

  1. throne of glass big Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas. My first Goodreads year was full of reading a lot of big series. I admit, I’m not caught up on this one but I will be soon.

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Book Haul

It’s been way, way too long since I’ve done one of these posts so in lieu of a review today, I’m doing a book haul. A large one.

Bought:

Saints and MisfitsDazzling HeightsThe Broken WorldIf there's no tomorrowThey Both Die At the EndCrystal BladeReturnedWarbringerWhen It's Real

Buying soon:

Tower of DawnWarcross15797848One Dark ThroneLanguage of ThornsAutoboyography

ARCs:

Queen's RisingLove, Life, and the ListHonor Among ThievesHeart of IronEverlessDangerous Art of Blending inKat and MegOtherworldMoxieFireblood

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