Category Archives: Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Make Me Smile

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl for creating this meme.

This Week’s Topic: Books That Make Me Smile

From Childhood:

That Made Me More Confident:

Funny Reads:

Guaranteed Adventure:

Top Ten Tuesdays: Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By

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This Week’s Topic: Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By

This is in no particular order. I chose to think of this is as an “Authors I would autobuy.” I was over thinking the authors I read the most by.

  1. Janet Evanovich
  2. P.C. Cast
  3. Kristin Cast
  4. Krys Fenner
  5. Richelle Mead
  6. James Patterson
  7. Melanie James
  8. /Stephen King
  9. Chris Crutcher
  10. Christopher Moore

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases For Second Half Of 2020

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This Week’s Topic: Most Anticipated Releases For Second Half Of 2020

One To Watch
Cinderella Is Dead
Mayhem

The Do-Over
Midnight Sun
The Night Swim

Paris Never Leaves You
Love After Love
We Are Not Free

The Only Good Indians


Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten Tuesday Turns 10!

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl for creating this meme.

This Week’s Topic: Top Ten Tuesday Turns 10! Choose an older TTT you want to do again or one you wish you had done.

I chose: Favorite Quotes

House Of Night

You are old beyond your years Zoeybird. Believe in yourself and you will find a way. But remember darkness does not always equate to evil just like light does not always bring good.

The Help

All my life I’d been told what to believe about politics, coloreds, being a girl. But with Constantine’s thumb pressed in my hand, I realized I actually had a choice in what I could believe.

Vampire Academy

Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.

Sookie Stackhouse

Vampires often turn on those who trust them. We don’t have human values, you know.” “A lot of humans turn on those who trust them,” I pointed out. I can be practical. “I’m not a total fool.

Harry Potter

(I may not really care for the author’s attitude, but I will still adore the series. I don’t care for Stephen King either, but he does have great books.)

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

The Giver

If everything’s the same, then there aren’t any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things!

Number The Stars

And they are beginning to realize that the world they live in is a place where the right thing is often hard, sometimes dangerous, and frequently unpopular.

Holes

You’re responsible for yourself. You messed up your life, and it’s up to you to fix it. No one else is going to do it for you — for any of you.

Lock Every Door

Never take anything you haven’t earned, my father used to say. You always end up paying for it one way or another.

The Boston Girl

When a shy person smiles, it’s like the sun coming out.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Summer 2020 TBR

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This Week’s Topic: Books On My Summer 2020 TBR

Need To Get Done Yesterday:

Excited For:

Most Curious About:

Number One Anticipated Book:

I blame Kevin (TheIrishReader) from YouTube on this. His video about it was so intense!!! I have been looking for a reason to read it!!!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Added To My TBR And Forgotten Why

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This Week’s Topic: Books I’ve Added To My TBR And Forgotten Why

I’m not going to lie. I thought this was going to be really hard. Then I went through my TBR in Goodreads and next thing I knew, I found these beauties!

Top Ten Tuesday: Things I’d Like To See In Books More/At All

Normally, I do a meme involving Top Ten Tuesday. Today’s was giving me too much anxiety. So, I have decided to branch out and do my own top ten. I fully invite anybody else to participate in this if you’d like.

My Top Ten: Things I’d Like To See In Books More/At All

  1. Characters at work. It happens in books, but not very often. Most books seem to go about their lives and omit the working part. Making it seem like all they do is go around and do random stuff and that money just comes out of nowhere.
  2. More Paramedic/Firefighter main characters. I have read a lot of books where the main character is in law enforcement of some kind. I haven’t read one that I know of where they are a Paramedic or a Firefighter.
  3. More Polyamory stories. I know that most people consider this completely awful. But there are some of us out there who believe that some of us are meant to love more than one person. I would love to see more stories that include this.
  4. Parents. This is more directed at some YA books. I’d like to see parents in the books more. The way some books are written are written like the parents are just never around.
  5. More game to novel adaptations. I’d love to see some books written about a game. Of any kind. It would be awesome. I know there are some LitRPGs. I love those.
  6. Behind the scenes type characters. In some books, you see the stars and the directors. It’s rare that you ever have the point of view of the set guy. Or the make up lady. I’d love to see that.
  7. More realistic notes/diaries. In books that have notes written or somebody’s diary, I’d love to see more books that have a picture in the book with something that looks handwritten. There are some books like it. Just not enough in my opinion.
  8. Transgender characters. I love watching videos of transgender journeys. I’d love to read books about them. I would love to see their progress and their emotions. Their struggles. I think it would help society understand.
  9. More books with Asexuals. To my knowledge, I haven’t seen any books with an Asexual in them. It’s sad. I feel like we should include them more in stories.
  10. Books with gamer characters. I mean I’m sure these exist. But I mean where the main character is a diehard gamer. Maybe the story line has to do with a game that they are trying to retrieve or get others into playing or something.

I’m sure there are more, but this list was harder to make than I thought it would be! If there are books like this that you are aware of, please comment them. I’ll add them to my TBR pile! I’d love to see your list!

Top Ten Tuesdays: Reasons I Love The House Of Night Series

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl for creating this meme.

This Week’s Topic: Reasons Why I Love _________

I choose: House Of Night Series.

  1. Characters

The characters in this book were all special in their own way. It starts out from only Zoey’s point of view, but then you get other points of view later in the series. They are goofy and serious. Most of all, they are loyal.

2. Powerful Messages

I really love how many powerful messages were sprinkled through this entire series. It was impressive and inspirational.

3. Special Bonds

There are many different bonds in this series. Some that are formed later in the series. Some that are formed right away. Some are emotional and others are blood bonds. I was pretty much for most of them!

4. Hilarious Moments

All the sarcastic comments really made this series amazing to me. I love sarcasm and witticism. The more the better!

5. Cats!!!

This series was FULL of cats!!! There’s a dog in the series too and he’s amazing, but he comes later.

6. Good Vs. Evil

I didn’t know I was a sucker for the iconic good versus evil (light versus dark) story until I found this series.

7. Some Realistic Moments

This is a paranormal book. So yes, most of the book relates to paranormal things. However, it does have some realism in it. Zoey doesn’t get along with her stepdad at all. The conflict she faces is something I understand all too well. There are some other things that happen in the story as well that hit me hard.

8. Family

I feel like it’s important to note that family isn’t portrayed as completely bad in this story. I mean we have Grandma Redbird. She was an absolute gem! She pretty much adopted the entire group of Zoey’s friends as her own grandchildren!

9. Open Love

There are several times in this book where the authors are more liberal when it comes to love. Having more than one lover is acceptable in this world. LGBTQ+ is also accepted. They fully embrace the Love Is Love movement and I am here for it!

10. Magic

Last, but never ever least, magic! I love the magic portrayed in this. Many students are gifted. Some with elemental magic and some with others. I’m spelling it normal, but I believe it’s spelled with a K in the book! I am a sucker for books with magic!

Top Ten Tuesday: Last Ten Books I abandoned

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl for creating this meme.

This week’s topic: The Last Ten Books I Abandoned

To start with:

Any reader wants to read and LOVE every book they pick up. We want to read them from beginning to end. Out of the ten I’m about to share, I only quit one because I didn’t care for it. The rest I fully plan to return to. One day.

I couldn’t even get past the first two chapters with this one. It was just cringy and unreadable to me in SO MANY levels. I’m not going to tell anybody not to read it. Other people may find it a good story. I just didn’t. The reviews solidified my decision. I normally never read or take reviews to heart to be honest.

All of these books I’ve had to set aside temporarily due to books on my upcoming blog schedule. I will be starting over half of them soon. I’ve already started at least one.

How having to admit I set books aside has made me feel:

Your turn!