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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 on my Fall TBR.

10. Four Three Two One Four Three Two One – Courtney Stevens.

9. Dry Dry – Neal and Jarrod Shusterman.

8. Sorrow Fierce and Falling A Sorrow Fierce and Falling – Jessica Cluess.

7. That Night That Night – Amy Giles.

6. Caged Queen The Caged Queen – Kristen Ciccarelli.

5. Archnemesis Archenemies – Marrisa Meyer.

4. As She Ascends As She Ascends – Jodi Meadows.

3. Darkest Star The Darkest Star – Jennifer L Armentrout.

2. Kiss Collector The Kiss Collector – Wendy Higgins.

1. Storm Runner The Storm Runner – JC Cervantes.

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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 underrated books themed. I did books I read recently that I loved but haven’t talked about or it feels like no one is talking about.

10. 33914010 Now is Everything – Amy Giles. This was a dual timeline read that was very interesting and kept me guessing. We saw the lead up to an event and the aftermath.

9. Sanctuary Sanctuary – Caryn Lix. This was a great Sci-Fi read and I can’t wait for the next one.

8. 35098416 When My Heart Joins the Thousand – AJ Stieger. Ow my heart.

7. Dangerous Art of Blending in The Dangerous Art of Blending In – Angelo Surmelis. Again, ow my heart.

6. Moxie Moxie – Jennifer Mathieu. Girl power!

5. Like Water Like Water – Rebecca Podos. So good!

4. Ginny Moon Ginny Moon – Benjamin Ludwig. I loved the characters, especially Ginny.

And 3 upcoming books that deserve all the hype/praise they can get.

3. 38718233 The Next Person You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom. Following up something like The Five People You Meet in Heaven after so long is a huge task but Mitch Albom does is amazingly.

2. 31332356 The Resolutions – Mia Garcia. I want to be part of this friends group!

  1. What If It's Us What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli/Adam Silvera. Read it! It’s 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, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten most bingeworthy shows of all time.

10. Musketeers – One way to suck me in is to have amazing characters that play off each other well. This show is gold.

9. American Ninja Warrior – This is the first season I’ve watched more than an episode and I’ve already watched a lot of the past seasons to catch up.

8. Breaking Bad – This show will never not be addicting.

7. Charmed – The original of course. I can easily binge watch a whole season or two of this show in a weekend before going back to real life.

6. Royal Pains – I love medical shows and this one was unique. I loved the relationship between the two brothers.

5. The Big Bang Theory – There’s always a marathon on so it’s a convenient binge watch but it’s also easy to pick up pretty much anywhere in the show and you can still understand what’s going on.

4. White Collar – Loved the chemistry between all of the characters, but especially Peter and Neal. How could you not love Neal?

3. The West Wing – I still binge-watch the early seasons. I usually end up moving on to something else by the time I get to Sam Seaborn leaving but it’s still great to binge watch. Jed Bartlett for president again please.

2. Code Black. Only 3 seasons(still hoping for a miracle rescue) but it was so addicting. The bromance between Mario and Angus was amazing.

  1. ER – My first medical show. The nostalgia is strong with this one. There was nothing I didn’t love about this show.

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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 school freebie so I did Top Ten Books I wish existed when I was in high school.

10. female of the species The Female of the Species. Mindy McGinnis. There were dark books in high school but none like this. This book tackled rape culture, had an amazing female lead, and some great friendships.

9. unwind big Unwind – Neal Shusterman. Dystopian wasn’t very popular when I was in high school but I feel like if this one had existed, I would have written all my essays on it.

8. three dark crowns Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake. I was in high school before YA was as huge as it is now, especially the fantasy genre, but I could easily see this one being another favourite to write essays on.

7. challenger deep Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman. This continues to be one of the most impactful books I’ve ever read.

6. Eliza and her monsters Eliza and Her Monsters – Francesca Zappia. A lot of the books that were required to read in high school were hard for me to connect with, but if this one had been around, so much connection!

5. All of this is True All of This is True – Lygia Day Penaflor. So many essays could be written about this book!

4. salt to the sea Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetys. I always liked history but the books we were required to read focused on the same battles we were taught in history class so getting something new would have been great.

3. goodbye The Last Time We Say Goodbye – Cynthia Hand. This is a book that made me appreciate my siblings so much more. My last year of high school was one of my sister’s first year but we barely saw each other due to different social circles. Maybe books like this one would have made us connect a little more.

2. simon homo sapiens Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli. There was a definite lack of LGBT books in our curriculum and library at that time.

  1. all the bright places All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven. Same as above, but with mental illness.

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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 get you out of a reading slump.

Read a collection of short stories

10. because-you-love-to-hate-me Because I Love to Hate You – Various

9. twenty one proms 21 Proms – Various

8. love is hell Love is Hell – Various

Read something light

7. Save the Date Save the Date – Morgan Matson

6. Once and For All Once and For All – Sarah Dessen

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

Re-read a favourite

4. hunger games big The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

3. lion Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis

2. percy Percy Jackson – Rick Riordan

  1. harry potter Harry Potter – JK Rowling

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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 sites.

10. Goodreads. I don’t know what I would do without this site now.

9. Storiarts. Love this site for bookish items.

8. Facebook. More specifically the Owlcrate Facebook group. So many new friends.

7. Bookriot. They always have bookish news and other stuff posted.

6. YA Book Blog Directory. Looking for a blog? It’s probably on here.

5. Kobo. Great for e-books but they’ve also started their own audio book member program.

4. Bookish. I’ve only recently discovered this one but it’s already very high on my list.

3. BookBub. They always have great deals on e-books.

2. HCC Frenzy. A tumblr with plenty of book content, run by HarperCollins Canada

  1. Epic Reads. So much YA from HarperCollins.

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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’d mash together.

10. twilight big + vampire academy big Twilight by Stephanie Meyer with Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. The Cullen kids attend St Vlad.

9. simon homo sapiens + boys i've loved Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I think Simon and Lara Jean would be friends.

8. Raven boys big + darkest minds The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater with The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. Two of my favourite groups of characters meeting.

7. obsidian + Zero Repeat Forever Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout with Zero Repeat Forever by GS Prendegast.

I will add more if I think of any through the day.

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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 that lived up to the hype.

10. vampire academy big Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead.

9. court of thrones and roses A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas.

8. Heart of Iron Heart of Iron – Ashley Poston.

7. Wildcard Wildcard – Marie Lu.

6. COB&B_JKT_100517.indd Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi.

5. all the bright places All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven.

4. three dark crowns Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake.

3. my lady jane My Lady Jane – Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows.

2. the-hate-u-give The Hate U Give- Angie Thomas.

1. harry potter Harry Potter – JK Rowling.

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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 with sensory memories. I kept it pretty generic and included books I have very strong memories of, whether it’s reading them or convincing others to read them.

10. me since you big Me Since You – Laura Wiess. I connected so much with this main character. I physically hurt while reading her journey. Constricted chest, tight throat, clenched fists.

9. Tempests and Slaughter Anything Tamora Pierce. This one’s an author instead of a book but Tamora Pierce is the first author both my mom and I read and loved. There’s great memories of having mini books clubs with Tamora Pierce and my mom.

8. Dangerous Art of Blending in The Dangerous Art of Blending In – Angelo Surmelis. My body’s physical reaction to this book is what makes it so memorable to me. It hurt to read. The more things that went wrong for the main character, the more my chest hurt.

7. bittersweet big Bittersweet – Sarah Ockler. There was so much baking going on in this book that just seeing the cover on my shelves makes me carve something sweet.

6. Dear Evan Hansen Dear Evan Hansen – Val Emmich. This one isn’t out yet but there’s such a strong association with the musical, and it put a smile on my face every time there was a lyric from the musical.

5. Say You'll Remember Me Say You’ll Remember Me – Katie McGarry. I had an ARC of this one and chose to read it at Christmas time. Christmas Eve is usually spent together but quietly so sipping hot chocolate while curled up in a comfy chair is very vivid.

4. summer mermaids The Summer of Chasing Mermaids – Sarah Ockler. The main thing I associate with this one is having read it outside, for so long that I got a sunburn.

3. goodbye The Last Time We Say Goodbye – Cynthia Hand. There is no way I will ever forget where I was when I was reading this book. I was in bed, sitting up with my back against my pillows, reading before going to bed. Bed didn’t happen because I was so pulled into this story, and because I was so connected with it, I was having physical reactions to it. My chest hurt so bad it was hard to breathe, I was sobbing so much I could barely see the words and I actually woke my mom with my crying.

2. hunger games big The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins. This memory is actually tied more to another person. It did take me a while to pick up this series but I loved it and kept trying to convince my mom, sisters, aunt, and cousins they had to try it. They gave in after I showed them the first preview for the movie. And they all loved the books.

1. harry potter Harry Potter – JK Rowling. Looking back now that I know how much I love this series, it’s hard for me to believe I put off reading it for so long. I bought my first Harry Potter book the same week the 4th movie hit theatres. There was a marathon of the first three movies and my roommate convinced me to watch them. We went to the theatre the next day to see the 4th and hit the bookstore on the way home.

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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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