Top 10 Tuesday – September 7th, 2021

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday list. This is an original weekly blog meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish, and it is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, there is a new bookish topic for bloggers to create a list about. If you want to know more about Top 10 Tuesday, click here!

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic is books guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

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I just read this last month and it is by far one of the most adorable and wholesome things I’ve ever read! It tells a beautiful story of friendship, love, and acceptance with absolutely gorgeous art. Given how sweet and humorous it is, you’re guaranteed to have a smile on your face all the way through!

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

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Since I’m only just getting back to posting after quite a long break, I haven’t yet talked about my obsession with Sorcery of Thorns! Both of Margaret Rogerson’s novels are so captivating and have this very cozy, comforting feel to them, so I would say both could fit on this list. However, I think that Sorcery of Thorns in particular would put a smile on anyone’s face. It’s an incredibly fun read with amazing characters, magical libraries, and lots of witty banter!  

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

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This is one of my favorite books of all time – I absolutely love Allie Brosh’s work. The stories of her life that she writes about are always so relatable and she tells them in the most entertaining and hysterical way. Her sense of humor coupled with her art style always has me laughing out loud!

The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz

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Sarah Jean Horwitz has been a favorite author of mine for a while now and all of her books are so entertaining and fun to get lost in. The Dark Lord Clementine is absolutely hilarious and my personal favorite. And it has unicorns!

Heartstopper (all volumes) by Alice Oseman

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This graphic novel series is beyond adorable. If you’re looking for a light, fluffy romance, I’d highly recommend these. You will fall in love with Charlie and Nick and their love story. I can’t keep a smile off my face whenever I read these.

Frostheart by Jamie Littler

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I feel like I’m saying adorable way too much in this post but there’s no better word to describe this book! This is an epic adventure of a young boy with forbidden magical powers and his yeti guardian as they help out a group of explorers and he tries to find his parents. It also has some fantastic artwork throughout it as well!

The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson

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This is a wonderful, Russian-inspired tale of a young girl’s journey to discover who she is and where she came from. It is a beautifully written and heartwarming novel with characters that will have your heart from the very beginning.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

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Another cute and comical graphic novel with some gorgeous art. It’s a story of some not so villainous super villains and heroes that are not exactly what they seem. Obviously, with that combination, hilarity most definitely ensues! I have a full review of this if you’d like to check that out.

Jackaby by William Ritter

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This book is basically Sherlock Holmes meets Doctor Who. You’ve got an intelligent, headstrong heroine, an incredibly eccentric detective, and a paranormal mystery in need of solving. This one’s sure to keep you laughing! I also have a full review of this here.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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And finally, we come to one that is very different from the rest on this list. This is a very recent read for me and it has already become one of my favorite novels of all time. It’s an incredibly powerful and beautiful story that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. While this is an extremely emotional read and not what you would call light or cheerful by any means, there is so much humor and so many beautiful moments I promise you’ll still be smiling a lot! (Side note: this novel deals with some very heavy topics so please look up trigger warnings before reading this)

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Top 10 Tuesday – October 29th, 2019

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday list. This is an original weekly blog meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish, and it is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, there is a new bookish topic for bloggers to create a list about. If you want to know more about Top 10 Tuesday, click here!

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic is a Halloween freebie, so I’ve decided to do the top ten books I would recommend reading around Halloween. I have done at least one Halloween reading list at some point in my time blogging, but I know that I usually focused on spooky/horror books. This time around, I do have some new favorites but these are not all horror novels—they are a mix of different genres that all have those autumn vibes. They are perfect to read on a chilly, cozy day (with a nice cup of tea, of course!). I’ll also leave links to any (always spoiler-free!) reviews I’ve done.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (My review)

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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

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House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

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The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney (My review)

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (My review)

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His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler (My review)

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The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

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City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

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Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb (My review)

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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (My review)

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What books do you guys enjoy reading around this time of year? What are some of your most recent reads that have had those autumn vibes? Let me know in the comments!

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Top 10 Tuesday – October 15th, 2019

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday list. This is an original weekly blog meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish, and it is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, there is a new bookish topic for bloggers to create a list about. If you want to know more about Top 10 Tuesday, click here!

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic is the top ten books that you think have extraordinary titles. I have interpreted this prompt as I am meant to choose titles that truly stand out among the vast sea of novels. The titles I have picked out are ones that I find beautiful, unique, and very enticing. These ten are books that have some sort of impact on me just from reading the titles, which make me want to know more about them.

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

Thirteen Doors, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All That Is Solid Melts into Air by Darragh McKeon

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The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue

What book titles do you think are extraordinary? What do you think of these ones I’ve picked out? Let me know in the comments!

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Top 10 Tuesday – October 1st, 2019

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday list. This is an original weekly blog meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish, and it is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, there is a new bookish topic for bloggers to create a list about. If you want to know more about Top 10 Tuesday, click here!

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic is your top ten book titles with numbers in them. I have decided to pick the top ten books with numbers in the titles that I have on my TBR. I expected it was going to be really difficult to fine ten of these on my TBR but it turns out I have a lot more books with numbers in the titles than I thought. And a lot of them also happen to be really high priority-wise on my list! So here are my top ten TBR books with numbers in the titles.

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian

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Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall

One by One by D.W. Gillespie

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Between Two Skies by Joanne O’Sullivan

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

What books have you read or do you want to read that have numbers in the titles? Let me know in the comments!

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Top 10 Tuesday – September 24th, 2019

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday list. This is an original weekly blog meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish, and it is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, there is a new bookish topic for bloggers to create a list about. If you want to know more about Top 10 Tuesday, click here!

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic is the top ten books on your Fall 2019 TBR. Right now, I’m on a mission to finally read a bunch of books that have been on my TBR for way too long. These are all books/series that I always hear fantastic things about and most of these have huge fanbases that I’m hoping to join! I’m incredibly excited to pick these up and I can’t wait to see what everyone has been raving about! Of course, I will most likely be continuing on with the series listed here during the fall and winter months as well.

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Alice by Christina Henry

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

What books you are planning to read over the next few months? What are you most looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!

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Top 10 Tuesday – July 2nd, 2019

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday list. This is an original weekly blog meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish, and it is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, there is a new bookish topic for bloggers to create a list about. If you want to know more about Top 10 Tuesday, click here!

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic is your top ten childhood favorites. I absolutely love this topic! I’ll never get enough of going back and reminiscing about the books that turned me into the book nerd I am today. I’ve read so many incredible things over the years, particularly during my childhood. It is definitely quite a challenge to try to narrow my list down to just ten (I may have put on some series…), but here we go!

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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

The Nancy Drew Series by Carolyn Keene

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

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The Junie B. Jones Series by Barbara Park

The Amelia Bedelia Series by Peggy Parish

Sorry this is a bit of a short post today. I would absolutely love to know what your childhood favorites are, so please let me know in the comments!

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Top 10 Tuesday – June 25th, 2019

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday list. This is an original weekly blog meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish, and it is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, there is a new bookish topic for bloggers to create a list about. If you want to know more about Top 10 Tuesday, click here!

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic is the top ten books on your Summer 2019 TBR. I obviously love to read all the time, but there’s something about this time of year that really gets me in the mood to do a ton of reading. And I’m definitely eager to dive into the books I’ve planned to pick up over the next few months! I’ve been falling behind on my reading goals for the year, so I’m hoping to do some major catching up. I have an overly ambitious reading list for this summer, so here are just a few that I am most excited about!

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The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Across a Broken Shore by Amy Trueblood

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The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

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Changeling by William Ritter

In the Shadow of Spindrift House by Mira Grant

What have you guys been reading lately? What are some of the books on your reading list for the summer? Let me know in the comments!

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Top 10 Tuesday – June 4th, 2019

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday list. This is an original weekly blog meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish, and it is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, there is a new bookish topic for bloggers to create a list about. If you want to know more about Top 10 Tuesday, click here!

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic is your top ten favorite books from your favorite genre. I’m sure many regular readers of the blog already know of my fantasy addiction, so picking my favorite genre is quite an easy job. As for my top ten favorite fantasy novels…well…this might be a bit tricky! Let’s see what we can do…

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Circe by Madeline Miller

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb (Click here for my review)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire (Click here for my review)

Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Click here for my review)

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Click here for my review)

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The Wingsnatchers by Sarah Jean Horwitz (Click here for my review)

The Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras (Click here for my review)

What is your favorite genre to read? What are some of your favorite novels from it? I would absolutely love some recommendations, so definitely make sure to let me know in the comments!

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Top 10 Tuesday – May 21st, 2019

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday list. This is an original weekly blog meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish, and it is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, there is a new bookish topic for bloggers to create a list about. If you want to know more about Top 10 Tuesday, click here!

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic is the top ten books that you refuse to let anyone touch. I have to admit I can get a little weird about my books. I run into this issue where the book lover in me wants to recommend and lend out books to the people in my life while the book collector (*cough* hoarder *cough*) in me is terrified to! I absolutely love sharing books but I am also totally obsessive about keeping all of them in great shape. Thankfully, nearly all of my friends and family are book lovers and many of them feel the same way that I do, so I can be sure that they’ll take good care of them!

However, there are definitely a few books that I refuse to let anyone touch! A number of them are series, not just one book, but that totally counts, right? I’ll try to use pictures I’ve taken over the years of my actual copies of the books where I can.

Circe by Madeline Miller

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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The Sherlock Holmes series

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My collection of Christina Henry novels

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The Wayward Children series

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The Illuminae Files

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The Lunar Chronicles

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Leather bound Doctor Who book

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Victoria Schwab hardcovers

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My collection of Robin Hobb novels

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How do you guys feel about lending out your books? What books do you own that you won’t let anyone else touch? Let me know in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday – April 23rd, 2019

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday list. This is an original weekly blog meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish, and it is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, there is a new bookish topic for bloggers to create a list about. If you want to know more about Top 10 Tuesday, click here!

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic is the first ten books you reviewed. I absolutely love this topic since it has been a long time since I reflected on my blog and how I started out. I’d never reviewed the novels I read before beginning this blog, so these reviews are the first ever that I worked on. I can’t wait to look back on these and also see some of the earliest reviews that you guys wrote!

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

9/20/15

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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Jackaby by William Ritter

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Doctor Who: The Blood Cell by James Goss

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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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The Marvels by Brian Selznick

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Doctor Who: The Way Through the Woods by Una McCormack

What are some of the first books you guys reviewed? I would absolutely love to read them, so definitely let me know in the comments!

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