Posts Categorized: Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday (11): Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday (11): Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is “Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From” and we’re happy to be participating!   1. Courtney Milan It is possible that I write about Courtney Milan far too often in my Top Ten Tuesdays! But like, it’s because I think she’s the shit, and conveniently for this week, she’s also written a ton of books. And I’ve read them all because, again, her books are awesome. If you’re not a romance reader and aren’t familiar with her books, you should read them because they feature banter (who doesn’t like banter!), super kickass protagonists (biologists! suffragettes! chess prodigies!), and good conversations around consent. They are  excellent. And hey, she started a New Adult series this year, starting with Trade Me. Woo! 2. Tessa Dare Fair warning, I hope you enjoy romance, because… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday (10): Top Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

Top Ten Tuesday (10): Top Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is “Top Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds” and we’re happy to be participating!     For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, Jamie explains that “book nerds” can include a variety of things – people who work at bookstores! people who are aspiring writers! – so I’m also working with this broader definition for my list today. 1. Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë: One of my all-time favorite novels! As you might remember, the book opens with Jane trying to read Bewick’s History of British Birds stealthily in the windowseat and getting caught at it by her awful cousin John Reed. 2. Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen: Catherine’s love for Gothic novels – particularly Ann Radcliffe’s – causes her to suspect that Northanger Abbey holds deep dark secrets at every turn…. Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday (8): Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

Top Ten Tuesday (8): Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is “Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession” and we’re happy to be participating!     1. Trixie Belden and the Secret of the Mansion by Julie Campbell We’re reading this for our TMG Readalong this month! It’s the first Trixie Belden mystery and apparently the opening line is something like, “Oh, Moms, I’ll just die if I don’t have a horse!” So I’m pretty excited to start this one, thanks to my local library. I’m in Florida visiting family right now and this book has joined me. (My mother read Trixie Belden during her childhood and was excited, too!) 2. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier I’ve never read anything by Juliet Marillier before and stumbled upon The Daughter of the Forest at my local library. Since I’d been meaning to… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday (7): Top Ten Books of 2015 (So Far)

Top Ten Tuesday (7): Top Ten Books of 2015 (So Far)

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is “Top Ten Books of 2015 (So Far)” and we’re happy to be participating!       Golden Son by Pierce Brown The second installment in this sci-fi series upped the ante from its predecessor smartly moving the majority of the action from Mars into space. The first book is all world building and war games in a future-dystopia. Golden Son is war and space, political intrigue and betrayals, and perhaps a smidgen of romance. And if you like wham!bam! endings that’s likely to leave you with your jaw somewhere past the floor then this is definitely a book for you. The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon Another 2015 second in a series that dramatically improved upon the first. Whereas the The Bone Season was a sort of jailbreak story, The Mime Order is a murder… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday (6): Top Ten Books on My TBR for Summer 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (6): Top Ten Books on My TBR for Summer 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is “Top Ten Books on My TBR for Summer 2015” and we’re happy to be participating!     What I’m Going to Read This Summer (In Addition to Research, I Promise) 1. The Paying Guests – Sarah Waters This has been on my TBR list forever, basically, but it’s FINALLY happening, you guys. Why do I want to read this? Um, Wendy loved it, I love Sarah Waters’s other books, and I hear there are ladies being gay together. Also, some of my friends have had mixed feelings about it, so if I read it, I can finally talk about it with them. And that is all I ever need from life. Thankfully, the queer book club I belong to just chose this for July’s meeting, so I will actually read that book that I’ve… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday (5): Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (5): Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is “Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015” and zomg it was so, so hard to choose just ten!!     Contemporaries I’ve Been Eyeing Guyliner by J. Leigh Bailey I was just telling Layla at BEA that I am in desperate need of a YA romance about two guys having a bromance and then falling tenderly (and unexpectedly) in love. It looks like Guyliner is here to fulfill that need for me. Give me all of the unexpected (b)romances. ALL OF THEM. First & Then by Emma Mills A contemporary re-telling of Pride & Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights? Good lord, give me a time machine so that I might travel to this book. I expect many swoons and many squeals of delight. Don’t let me down, book. Also, I know I… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday (4): Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies / TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday (4): Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies / TV Shows

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, we’re happy to be talking about books we’d most like to see as movies / TV shows.   I’m going to try really hard not to cheat and choose things that have already been made into TV shows or movies, but I make no promises! I will also say that all of this is obviously influenced by the kind of TV and movies I like to watch: I like sci-fi and fantasy, I like story-lines that are focused on ladies, and I like LGBTQ characters and content. So! 1. Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas Maybe this is not a super unexpected choice, but man, these books would make for great movies. When was the last time you saw a high fantasy film about a kickass teenage assassin? Wouldn’t you like to do that?… Read more »

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