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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 recommendations for X. I did Top Ten Recommendations for paranormal fans. I tried to keep it focused on books where the paranormal was the main plot instead of being mixed in with fantasy.

10. nightmare affair The Nightmare Affair – Mindee Arnett. I love Mindee Arnett and this book with a main character as a Nightmare at a boarding school for paranormal creatures introduces us to a lot of creatures who don’t often get mentioned.

9. Antigoddess big Antigoddess – Kendare Blake. I love mythology so the idea of the Gods dying and warring while trying to save themselves really caught my attention.

8. unspoken Unspoken  Sarah Rees Brennan. Sarah Rees Brennan writes some of the best characters who can be badass while still having a great sense of humour and dropping amazing one-liners.

7. unearthly big Unearthly – Cynthia Hand. One of the first series I read featuring Angels and I loved it.

6. sweet evil Sweet Evil – Wendy Higgins. This was another Angels-features series but it focused a lot more on the fallen Angels and sins and the children forced to do their parents bidding.

5. obsidian Obsidian – Jennifer L Armentrout. I didn’t think aliens were my thing until this series. And I love a character who’s a bookworm.

4. vampire academy big Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead. This series brought me back into the vampire-love I thought I was out of.

3. some girls bite big Some Girls Bite – Chloe Neill. This series is more adult-ish  than the others on this list since the main character is in her 20s but it’s still very addicting.

2. darkest minds The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken. I loved this series and everything Alexandra Bracken has written. I can’t wait to see the movie. Please do it right.

  1. Raven boys big The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater. Same as above. Please make this adaptation right. I loved how intricate this whole series was. It was a slow read but so worth it.

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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 the official Top Ten Tuesday is taking a break for a few weeks so I’m making one up. This week I’m doing Top Ten things the placement of the books on my bookshelves tell you about me and my feelings toward them.

10. The book/series is on the shelf closest to my bed: this is an all-time favourite.

9. The book is resting on top of a shelf or on the nightstand: it’s newly bought or a very recent read.

8. The series is in a row behind the main row on my deep bookshelf(two rows per shelf): the cover changed and I’m still not over it.

7. A book by a certain author isn’t placed with all the others by that author: I really didn’t like it and don’t want it near the books I did like.

6. The book is on a shelf in my closet: I didn’t enjoy it and don’t plan on re-reading but there’s still something keeping me from getting rid of it.

5. The book is on the farthest shelf from my bed: it’s on the TBR list and will be read one day.

4. The series isn’t together: I either just read or just bought a book in the series and haven’t gotten around to putting it away.

3. The book is in a stack on the floor or computer chair: newly bought or the product of having to re-arrange shelf space and now needs a home.

2. I own multiple copies: this book is an absolute favourite so when the opportunity for special editions or signed copies came up, I took advantage.

  1. I own the whole series but it’s in the closet shelves: the author killed off my favourite in the last book and I’m still angry about it.

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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 the official Top Ten Tuesday is taking a break for a few weeks so I’m making one up. This week I’m doing Top Ten Tuesday fireside reads. Any genre, these are the books that make me feel warm inside, that go perfectly with a blanket and mug of hot chocolate. AKA Tris pairs books with drinks and makes herself crave them all.

10. boys i've loved To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han. This is super cute, just a little angsty, and goes perfectly with chocolate chip cookies dunked in white hot chocolate.

9. rites of passage Rites of Passage – Joy N Hensley. For the days when your hot chocolate needs a little bit of a kick with some Bailey’s, this book featuring a badass female lead is perfect.

8. anna big Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins. This book is perfect for snuggling in with your fluffiest blanket and adding some whipped topping and chocolate shavings to your hot chocolate.

7. throne of glass big Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas. For those nights when a heavier, more fantastical plot seems in order, this one is perfect for staying up all night as the fire dies and it’s time to switch from hot chocolate to cappuccino.

6. secret-of-a-heart-note The Secret of a Heart Note – Stacey Lee. A great option for snuggling up with a blanket, teddy, and either a flowery tea or cinnamon hot chocolate during a snowstorm.

5. snow like ashes Snow Like Ashes – Sarah Raasch. This would be a pick I would read by the campfire as the sun is setting, drinking something with a little kick to it. Maybe some hot cocoa with a little fireball in it.

4. summer mermaids The Summer of Chasing Mermaids – Sarah Ockler. This is another campfire read, for those early ones where it’s still light out and still warm enough to be drinking iced lattes.

3. proof of forever Proof of Forever – Lexa Hillyer. Sometimes I just want to reminisce about an amazing summer and this book is perfect for that, paired with a bonfire on the beach or a campfire at the cottage while sipping on a milkshake.

2. on the fence big On the Fence – Kasie West. Any Kasie West book is perfect for those nights when your skin is still on fire because you forgot sunscreen and you need a distraction. And read while drinking plenty of water(though mine is always fruit flavoured).

  1. harry potter Harry Potter – JK Rowling. Because Harry Potter is the perfect book for any occasion. Always.

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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 the official Top Ten Tuesday is taking a break for a few weeks so I’m making one up. Top Ten non-fantasy books I want to read this Fall. I’m always so heavy on the fantasy in the Fall so I thought I would focus on some non-fantasy.

10. Into the Bright Unknown Into the Bright Unknown – Rae Carson. This one could be considered to have fantasy-elements in that the main character has a power but it’s mostly focused on the historical and survival aspect.

9. 30457727 Ringer – Lauren Oliver. Replica was good and I’m excited to see where the story goes. Plus, I really like the unique POV switching.

8. 33799302 Top Ten – Katie Cotugno. I’ve heard some good things about this one.

7. 29523636 Dare Mighty Things – Heather Kaczynski. I am always up for more Sci-Fi, space travel.

6. 15797848 There’s Someone Inside Your House – Stephanie Perkins. Horror seems fitting for the Fall.

5. 28919058 Autoboyography – Christina Lauren. This one sounds really cute.

4. 33640498 Release – Patrick Ness. Is there a time when Patrick Ness shouldn’t be on my reading list?

3. 33413926 Retribution Rails – Erin Bowman. I loved Vengeance Road so this companion is a must read.

2. 18336972 Here We Are Now – Jasmine Warga. My Heart and Other Black Holes was one of my favourite books last year so I need to read this one.

  1. Kat and Meg Kat and Meg Conquer the World – Anna Priemaza. This one sounds super cute.

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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 the official Top Ten Tuesday is taking a break for a few weeks so I’m making one up. Top Ten bookish facts about me that I’ve been hesitant to admit.

10. I don’t tend to picture characters in my head while reading and physical features don’t stick in my mind unless it’s something that’s brought up more than once(like the Weasleys’ red hair). On the bright side I’m very rarely disappointed in casting choices.

9. As much as I’ve disliked some books, I can’t think of them as bad since I know there’s people who have loved them, and as long as someone loved reading it, can it really be bad?

8. Hermione was actually my least favourite of the trio in Harry Potter and I think part of it has to do with everyone who’d read them before me telling me over and over she would be my favourite because she loved books. Making decisions for me makes me want to do the opposite.

7. I have an organizational method to my bookshelves. Just not one that makes sense to anyone else.

6. I won’t read a review if the person admits they didn’t read the book. If they tried and had to DNF, that’s different, but I doubt find I get anything of value from reading a review from someone who hasn’t even tried to read the book.

5. I would rather lose my page than dog-ear it.

4. Right now, I seem to gravitate toward fantasy and contemporary genres but I will read anything.

3. I can’t imagine ever outgrowing YA even as I branch out into other genres.

2. Bookish jobs are great but they’re still jobs. You can love and enjoy your job and still not be in love with all parts of it.

  1. I keep waiting for my reading habits to change since I know a lot of people who’ve changed as they got older but nothing has happened yet.

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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 the official Top Ten Tuesday is taking a break for a few weeks so I’m making one up. Top Ten book covers that remind me of Summer without having a beach/lake.

10. since you've been gone big Since You’ve Been Gone – Morgan Matson. Shades and ice cream. Plus the ice cream is melting so it looks like a hot day.

9. Unlikelies The Unlikelies – Carrie Firestone. All of the nice, cool desserts that I want to eat.

8. Once and For All Once and For All – Sarah Dessen. I think all the weddings I’ve been to have been in the Summer and the nice bright flowers just add to the Summer-y feel.

7. lucky-in-love Lucky in Love – Kasie West. The only time there’s rides like this in town is during the Summer so it instantly takes me there.

6. way to game the walk of shame The way to Game the Walk of Shame – Jenn P Nyegen. The sunny day, the dress, the shoes, all say Summer to me.

5. chasing impossible Chasing Impossible – Katie McGarry. It’s the beautiful sunny day in a field that reminds me of Summer.

4. secret-of-a-heart-note The Secret of a Heart Note – Stacey Lee. With this one, it’s the flowers and the colours.

3. alex-approximately Alex, Approximately – Jenn Bennett. Enjoying a nice, warm night in the pool means it has to be Summer here.

2. after-the-game After the Game – Abbi Glines. Bonfires are everywhere in the Summer around here.

  1. sun-is-also-a-star The Sun is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon. It’s definitely the colours of this one that make me think of Summer.

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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 a Top Ten best books I’ve read this year.

10. They Both Die At the End They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera. It’s Adam Silvera. He writes amazing books that break my heart and I read them even though I know it’s going to break my heart.

9. Letters to the Lost Letters to the Lost – Brigid Kemmerer. This book had me up all night. I love Brigid Kemmerer and I think this is her best yet.

8. Ginny Moon Ginny Moon – Benjamin Ludwig. Not a YA book! This book had such a great narrator. I couldn’t put it down.

7. Eliza and her monsters Eliza and her Monsters – Francesca Zappia. Such a relatable character! I loved Eiza and loved getting to see her webcomic incorporated into the book.

6. the-crowns-fate The Crown’s Fate – Evelyn Skye. I loved the first one, seeing the lightness and fun side of magic. This one I still loved but it was the opposite. We saw a lot of the dark side of magic. And people.

5. goodbye-days Goodbye Days – Jeff Zetner. Just looking at this makes me want to start crying again.

4. Caraval Caraval – Stephanie Garber. So magical. I would definitely read this again.

3. youre-welcome-universe You’re Welcome, Universe – Whitney Gardner. Julia is one of my favourite characters so far this year.

2. a-list-of-cages A List of Cages – Robin Roe. It was great to see a book focus on friendships over romance.

  1. the-hate-u-give The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas. Such an important book!

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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 a Top Ten series I’ve been meaning to start but haven’t yet.

10. 12476820 Partials – Dan Wells

9. article 5 Articles 5 – Kristen Simmons

8. forsaken The Forsaken – Lisa M Stasse

7. 448873 The Queen’s Thief – Megan Whalen Turner

6. 2118745 The Chaos Walking series – Patrick Ness

5. 8041873 Necromancer – lish McBride

4. 13597723 The Naturals – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

3. 852470 The Gallagher Girls – Ally Carter

2. 12568505 Black City – Elizabeth Richards

  1. 13411245 Mystic City – Theo Lawrence

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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 a Top Ten YA books I think my Dad would read.

10. steelheart big Steelheart – Brandon Sanderson. My Dad already likes him but hasn’t ventured into his YA series yet.

9. avalon big Avalon – Mindee Arnett. He likes sci-fi and he doesn’t leave the room when I put on Firefly for the millionth time so I think he would like this duology.

8. maze runner big The Maze Runner – James Dashner. He enjoyed the movies but the books are so much better.

7. falling kingdom Falling Kingdoms – Morgan Rhodes. He enjoys Game of Thrones so I think he would like this fantasy series.

6. six of crows Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo. We’ve watched so many heist movies together so this duology seems perfect.

5. bluescreen Bluescreen – Dan Wells. My Dad isn’t a gamer or too techy but he does enjoy shows that have those plots.

4. 5th wave The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey. Alien invasion always make a great movie night choice in our house so this one seems like a good choice.

3. unwind big Unwind – Neal Shusterman. This one I’ve talked about so much and he has actually expressed interest in the concept.

2. the cage The Cage – Megan Shepherd. I think he would like this aliens capture humans plot.

  1. harry potter Harry Potter – JK Rowling. He’s seen all the movies, paid to see them in theater with us, and I think he would really like the books if he gave them a chance.

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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 a Top Ten books from X genre I’ve recently added to my TBR list. I chose fantasy. There’s probably a few that don’t even have covers yet.

10. Allied – Amy Tintera. This is the third book in the Ruined series and after the second one, I need this one soon!

9. The Half King – Melissa Landers. I’ve really enjoyed Melissa Landers books so far. Here’s hoping this new series is just as good.

8. The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi. I’ve only read one of this author’s books so far but I liked it and this one really intrigues me.

7. The Nameless Queen – Rebecca McLaughlin. This one really intrigues me. A thief inherits a Kingdom? Yes please.

6. Black Rose – Bree Barton. Graceling meets Pride and Prejudice. I didn’t know I needed this.

5. A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer. It’s Brigid Kemmerer. Enough said.

4. Honor Among Thieves – Rachel Caine. I really loved the Morganville Vampire series so I’m intrigued by this one.

3. Poison Dark and Drowning A Poison Dark and Drowning – Jessica Cluless. Really enjoyed the first one and really need this sequel.

2. The Broken World The Broken World – Lindsay Klingele. The first one surprised me with how much I liked it so I am definitely excited for this one.

  1. Even the Darkest Stars Even the Darkest Stars – Heather Fawcett

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