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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 (3): Top Ten Girl Power Fantasy Novels

Top Ten Tuesday (3): Top Ten Girl Power Fantasy Novels

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week was a “choose your own topic” week so, me being me, I chose Top Ten Girl Power Fantasies.         Graceling by Kristin Cashore Katsa’s grace is killing and in many ways she personifies the “Strong Female Character” trope. But the presence of romance is nearly always a must in my fantasy books and I love Katsa’s journey because she learns that having love and having independence are not mutually exclusive. You can be a traditional bad ass and also be invested in the traditionally feminine. Plus, I sure would love to have her with me in a zombie apocalypse. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine The first fantasy novel I read and I adored it! This also remains one of my favorite works of feminist fiction to this day (and what a great intro… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday (1): Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday (1): Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is “Ten Books I’ll Probably Never Read” and we’re happy to be participating. This is our first outing!       The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien  So maybe I’m cheating a little bit because I have attempted to read these books before. I made it to the second book in high school before I gave up in frustration of the endless, endless amount of boring detail. All they do is travel! Does anything ever actually happen??? I read The Hobbit in 8th grade and I hated that too. To be fair, when I first attempted to read these I was just a baby fantasy fan, having recently devoured Harry Potter. Maybe now that I’m an old pro with fantasy I’d find it different. Every time I look at the… Read more »

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