Top Ten Tuesday | Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve been dreaming of this post. If I were to travel the world and to visit libraries and bookstores, I would die a happy bookworm.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. Today’s theme is libraries and bookstores we’d love to visit! There are many on my list. So let’s get to the post. I hope you love my picks!

 

Bookstores

Mabel’s Fables, Toronto, Ontario

This children’s bookstore isn’t far from where I live. I’ve heard nothing but great stories from buyers. I love the splash of colour and the magical feel of it.

 

Leakey’s Bookstore, Inverness, Scotland

I think almost every Outlander lover knows about Inverness. But some may not have knowledge of the Leakey’s Bookstore. In the middle of the building sits a stove, which sets the mood of the entire store. Leakey’s isn’t complete without a spiral staircase, which offers views of the Scottish landscape.

 

Waterstones, Piccadilly, London

This beautiful art deco building will bring you back in time. It is the largest bookstore in London and should be the first stop for readers on their London trip.


Libraries

Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland

This library may be the most recognized. Like Scotland, I’ve wanted to travel to Ireland and find my family roots. And there’s one place, in particular, I want to see: the Long Room, which houses 200,000 of the oldest books in Dublin.

 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

I would almost give anything if I could see the original library. But I guess the modern one will have to do. This library pays homage to the Library of Alexandria, which was destroyed thousands of years ago. Brimming with history, Egypt is one country I wish to travel to.

 

New York Public Library

Located in the iconic Midtown West location, the New York Public Library transports you back in history. The Rose Reading Room will inspire anyone to pick up a book.

 

Clementinum National Library, Prague, Czech Republic

Probably one the most beautiful libraries I’ve ever wanted to see is this one. Modern architecture hasn’t touched the Baroque Library Hall. And I don’t think it will.

So what did you think of this week’s topic? Do we have the same places on our lists? Have you had the chance to visit any of these libraries and bookstores? If so, let’s chat! I’d love to read about your experience there!

Top Ten Tuesday | Books by My Favourite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

 

Happy, Tuesday!

How are we at the end of September?! Anyways, I swear this topic is laughing at me as I write about it. I’ve lost count of all the books and series I need to finish. It’s not funny. Not anymore.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. This week’s topic promotes your favourite authors’ books you still need to read. And since my TBR pile has a life of its own, I’ll just show a few, or this list will eat me alive. Enjoy!

 

Wonder Woman

Don’t kill me, please. Yes, I’ve read Nightwalker and Soustealer, but I forgot about Warbringer. Again, don’t kill me. I feel bad enough. 😰 I’ve been dying to crack open this gorgeous book, but I tend to choose the most recent releases to read, then ignore the older titles.

 

The Caged Queen

If I don’t get enough dragons in this sequel, I’m revolting. I truly am. I’ll be that salty. Even though I’ve read only one of Kristen’s book, she’s an insta-buy author for me now. I couldn’t get enough of the Last Namsara. The worldbuilding sold me, but the storytelling kept me.

 

Wires and Nerve

I love this series so much, but I fell behind on it though. Originally, I thought it was over. But Marissa surprised us all by expanding it into graphic novels. Hopefully, Wires and Nerve is just as magical and dorky as TLC.

 

Throne of Glass Series

I swear, I’m purposely delaying to read the rest of this series because the finale book scares me more than I can possibly imagine. I want all my babies to survive. But you know how Sarah likes to kill off great characters. However, I need more Rowaelin, Aedion, Lysandra, Dorian, and Manon.

So let’s all take a breath before Kingdom of Ash comes out, or we’ll be blubbering messes by the end.

 

The Young Elites

When I first picked up Warcross, I never read Marie’s previous series. Sure I’ve heard a lot about her, but I wasn’t drawn to any of them. But now, I am. I love her writing style and the way she spins her stories. And I can’t resist a great dystopian sci-fi book. How did you like reading this series?

 

The Villains Series

Do you know how odd I am as a book buyer? I pre-order Vengeful before I even bought, or read, Vicious. Does that thinking make any sense No. Clearly not. But I love anti-heroes, magic, betrayal, revenge, and good old deception.

Top Ten Tuesday | Popular Books That Lived Up to the Hype

 

Hello, dearies!

Here comes another Top Ten Tuesday. Who’s ready?! I cannot believe it’s the end of July. I don’t. I feel as if I’m getting a grasp on my blog, then I forget to post anything. This month is going by so fast that I cannot keep up with everything.

So for this week’s topic, we get to pick which books live up to the hype. And while I’d love to talk about books I’ve already listed (and since I can’t read 100 books like some of you freaky readers), I want to highlight hyped-up books I want to read. Savvy? Good. Because I don’t know what else to post. 😂

 

Lifel1k3

This cover is killing me right now. I cannot get over the design and colour (and I’m not a huge fan of yellow). I need to start reading Kristoff books. I can’t keep putting them off. I first heard of Lifel1k3 from the blogosphere, and I knew I had to read it.

 

A Conjuring of Light

I’ve just finished A Gathering of Shadows, and I know I’ll need to read the finale soon because right now, I’m worried about my babies. This series is one of my favourites, and I’m so happy that Victoria is expanding the universe!

 

The Hate U Give

I’ve been wanting to read this. But a part of me worries it may just break me in several jagged pieces, and I’m not sure if I can put myself back together. I watched the movie trailer though, and I need to talk myself up to this book asap. I can’t miss it.

 

Stalking Jack the Ripper

How can I pass up a fantastic ya historical series? I’m still trying to figure that out. But fear not! I may just binge buy the three books eventually. I’ve heard nothing but praise of the series, and I’m eager to see how the author incorporates history into her writing.

 

Children of Blood and Bone

The hype surrounding the book has swayed me not to read it immediately off the shelves. I’ve been going back and forth with buying it, but I need to stop psyching myself out.

 

Ready Player One

A dystopian landscape, virtual reality, 80s and 90s culture all thrown together to make a sci-fi book readers need to read. What more can a reader ask for? The mixed reviews have kept me away from this, but once I heard about the movie and the sequel, well, it moved up on my TBR list.

What do you think of my choices? Did you love reading them? Did they not live up to the hype? Let’s chat!