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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten novellas/short stories. I also added anthologies because they’re all short stories.

10. bane The Bane Chronicles – Clare/Brennan/Johnson.

9. Blue Haired Boy The Blue-Haired Boy – Courtney Stevens.

8. The Black Knife The Black Knife – Jodi Meadows.

7. Steel Scars Steel Scars – Victoria Aveyard.

6. assassin's blade The Assassin’s Blade – Sarah J Maas.

5. because-you-love-to-hate-me Because You Love to Hate Me – Various.

4. breatheless brigid Breathless – Brigid Kemmerer.

3. Summer's crossing Summer’s Crossing – Julie Kagawa.

2. Shadows Shadows – Jennifer L Armentrout.

1. Reaper Reaper – Rachel Vincent.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten books I’ve read so far in 2018. I always love this topic because it’s interesting to see how many books from the second half of the year manage to make it on to final list.

10. Dear Evan Hansen Dear Evan Hansen – Val Emmich. Love the musical and loved the book.

9. Puddin Puddin’ – Julie Murphy. Go Willowdean! Such a girl power novel.

8. More than we can tell More Than We Can Tell – Brigid Kemmerer. My favourite character from Letters To The Lost got his own book!

7. These Rebel Waves These Rebel Waves – Sara Raasch. Slow plot but Sara Raasch’s books are always worth it.

6. Sadie Sadie – Courtney Summers. Gritty and brutal.

5. Nyxia Unleashed Nyxia Unleashed – Scott Reintgen. Even better than the first book.

4. All of this is True All of This is True – Lygia Day Penaflor. Very unique storytelling.

3. Aru Shah Aru Shah and the End of Time – Roshani Chokshi. So funny but action-packed as well.

2. COB&B_JKT_100517.indd Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi. This almost beat out the first spot. It was so good.

1. 38741488 The Last: Endling – Katherine Applegate. This book was just perfection.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten red, white, and blue books for July 4th but I don’t celebrate July 4th so I did Top Ten Canadian authors.

10. gathering big Kelley Armstrong. I have read so many books by her.

9. Valiant Lesley Livingston. I haven’t read much by her but this series has intrigued me since it came out.

8. Anne LM Montgomery. There will always be a place for LM Montgomery on my top ten list.

7. Zero Repeat Forever GS Prendergast. Just finished this one and it was very good. A bit slow in places but interesting beginning to the series.

6. Stolen songbird big Danielle L Jensen. Another series I got behind of but I really liked.

5. rush big Eve Silver. Loved the first two books in the series. The third was good.

4. girl mans up M-E Girard. She only has one book out but it was powerful.

3. Sadie Courtney Summers. I’ve only read a few of hers but I loved them.

2. falling kingdom Morgan Rhodes. I am so behind on her books but I enjoyed what I have read.

  1. rebel of the sands Alwyn Hamilton. I loved the first book of this series and can’t wait to read the rest.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten series I don’t plan on finishing but I don’t like giving up on series(even when I probably should) so I did Top Ten series I need to binge read so I can say I’m done or so I’m caught up.

10. throne of glass big Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas. I read a couple and enjoyed them but even though I bought them all, it’s taking me forever to pick up the next one to read it.

9. cinder The Lunar Chronicles – Marissa Meyer. Cinder didn’t actually blow me away but Scarlet made me want to stay with the series. Enough to buy them all at least. Actually pick them up and read them, still working on that.

8. fallen big Fallen – Lauren Kate. I read the first one and I watched the movie. One day I will find out what happens in the rest of the series.

7. shatter me Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi. I even bought the new one when it came out years after the original trilogy but still haven’t read any of them.

6. lady midnight The Dark Artifices – Cassandra Clare. These books are so just huge I keep thinking I could read three books in the time it would take me to read this one. So it remains on my shelf.

5. Defiance Defiance – CJ Redwine. I remember really loving the first book, bought the next two, have read all the books in the author other series, but still have yet to read the other two in this one.

4. gameboard of the gods big Age of X series – Richelle Mead. I’ve loved her other series but this one keeps being put off.

And 3 series I totally recommend binge reading:

3. darkest minds The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken. The movie comes out in August. There’s lots of time. And a new book also comes out this summer!

2. snow like ashes Snow Like Ashes – Sara Raasch. It can be slow paced but it’s very worth it.

  1. harry potter Harry Potter – JK Rowling. There’s never a bad time to binge read Harry Potter.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten books to read on the beach/poolside, or Summer TBR. I did Summer TBR. I usually find there’s less books being published in the Summer months that are on my must-read immediately list so it’s usually a good time for me to get ahead on some ARC reading.

10. Darkest Legacies The Darkest Legacy – Alexandra Bracken. I’ve been waiting to go back into the Darkest Minds world.

9. Life Lucy Knew The Life Lucy Knew – Karma Brown. I’ve been trying to read more fiction this year.

8. Soulstealer Catwoman: Soulstealer – Sarah J Maas. The DC origins books have been pretty good so far.

7. Wildcard Wildcard – Marie Lu. Warcross was one of my top reads last year so I can’t wait for this one.

6. Nightblood Nightblood – Elly Blake. I’ve loved the first two and can’t wait to read the end.

5. Towering sky The Towering Sky – Katharine McGee. Another ending that I’ve been waiting for.

4. Neverwake Neverwake – Amy Plum. I have the feeling something big will happen in this sequel.

3. Sadie Sadie – Courtney Summers. This sounds creepy and perfect for a stormy night.

2. Rule Rule – Ellen Goodlett. This sounds very Three Dark Crowns-ish so I’m intrigued.

1. For a Muse of Fire For a Muse of Fire – Heidi Heilig. This one just looks epic.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten bookish travel related so I did top ten real places/things books have made me want to see/do.

10. A cruise. Never been on one.

9. Road trip. So much more epic in books.

8. Summer camp. It seems so much more fun in books.

7. Volunteer at an animal shelter. Every time a character does it, I’m reminded that I keep saying I want to do that.

6. Karaoke. I cannot sing and I’m not a bar/party person so I never have.

5. New York. So many books are set here.

4. San Francisco. It sounded like fun.

3. Scotland. Can I have a Jamie Fraser too?

2. Paris. Thanks, Anna and Isla.

1. London. Harry Potter stuff!

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten books I DNF’d too quickly. I don’t DNF books so I did a twist on this one. Top Ten books I almost didn’t pick up.

10. They Both Die At the End They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera. Even thought I love Adam Silvera, I was very unsure about going into this one because of the title. I don’t think I’m over it yet.

9. throne of glass Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas. It felt like everyone was talking about it and it couldn’t be as good as everyone was saying right? Wrong.

8. Nightwalker Batman: Nightwalker – Marie Lu. You’d think after so many movies Batman’s origins would feel overdone but Marie Lu put a great spin on things.

7. prisoner big Prisoner of Night and Fog – Anne Blankman. I didn’t think I would like historical fiction. I was very wrong.

6. until friday night Until Friday Night – Abbi Glines. I have read a lot of Abbi Glines books but I did almost avoid this new series, thinking it would be more of the same as the Seabreeze and I wanted something different. Going back to high school, centering around the Football team, and tackling some very now issues had me hooked.

5. goodbye The Last Time We Say Goodbye – Cynthia Hand. I have siblings so a sibling’s suicide was something I had to think hard about before I picked it up.

4. vampire academy big Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead. I’ve mentioned before that I was very over vampires by the time was debating even starting this series but it definitely rekindled my love for them.

3. all the bright places All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven. I was warned this was a hard read so I didn’t read it right away. It was definitely a hard read but very worth it.

2. hunger games big The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins. Wasn’t too sure about being entertained by the concept of kids being forced to kill kids. But there’s so much more to this series.

1. harry potter Harry Potter – JK Rowling. I was reading James Patterson and John Grisham when Harry Potter first hit shelves so going back to a “kids” series seemed like going backward. I got over that feeling quickly.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten bookish worlds I’d want to live in or wouldn’t want to live in. I did 5 and 5.

Would:

5.simon homo sapiens The Simonverse – Becky Albertalli. I wouldn’t want to go back to high school but hanging out in Creekwood sounds like fun.

4. Heart of Iron The Spaceship in Heart of Iron – Ashley Poston. The danger might just be worth it to hang out in space with this crew.

3. vampire academy big Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead. But only as a vampire, not as a feeder.

2. hobbit The Shire – JRR Tolkien. I feel like the Shire would feel like a place that was made for me.

1. harry potter Hogwarts – JK Rowling. Because it’s Hogwarts.

Wouldn’t:

5. fellowship Mordor – JRR Tolkien. It doesn’t sounds like fun.

4. glass houses big Morganville – Rachel Caine. A city where vampires are in charge…I feel like I would die for getting mouthy.

3. the selection Illea – Kiera Cass. I hated the Caste system.

2. divergent big Divergent Chicago – Veronica Roth. I don’t feel like I would fit into any of the factions.

1. hunger games big Anything in The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins. Either I or people I loved could be reaped.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten character names.

10. snow like ashes Meira – Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch.

9. under the never sky big Aria – Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.

8. isla Isla – Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins.

7. girl of fire and thorns big Elisa – Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.

6. orphan queen Wilhemina – The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows.

5. the crown's game Pascha – The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye.

4. Warcross Emika – Warcross by Marie Lu.

3. great hunt Aerity – Eurona Duology by Wendy Higgins.

2. all the bright places Finch – All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

  1. gentlemans-guide Henry ‘Monty’ Montague – The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten books I disliked but I’m glad I read.

10. fifty shades Fifty Shades of Grey – EL James. I can officially say that I read this.

9. twilight big Twilight – Stephanie Meyer. I feel like this series was a right of passage and I’m glad I read this, mostly for the supporting characters. Team Jasper!

8. my blood approves My Blood Approves – Amanda Hocking. I was a little too over vampires at this point but I gave this series a try anyway. The Team Jack vs Team Peter also reminded me too much of Twilight.

7. Eat Pray Love Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert. I think I was too young when I read this one. Now, I might appreciate it more.

6. blood red road Blood Red Road – Moira Young. This series was interesting but I just had a hard time getting into it with the way it was written.

5. hello i love you Hello, I Love You – Katie M Stout. I don’t listen to much K-Pop so it was interesting to see it, even though I couldn’t connect with the two main characters.

4. The Ward The Ward – Jordana Frankel. I think I was mostly out of dystopian, or just a little too dystopian’d out by the time I read this.

3. icons big Icons – Margaret Stohl. I couldn’t connect with the characters but it was such a cool concept.

2. great Great – Sara Benincasa. There were just too many elements of a modern-day Great Gatsby that didn’t work. Or it’s so much less romantic now that I’m old.

1. twisted fate Twisted Fate – Norah Olson. I was able to figure out the major twists very early on so it took all the mystery out of the plot.

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