Top Ten Tuesday | Traits That Make Me Love Characters

Happy Tuesday, bloggers!

I wondered what I’d pick for this week’s topic. I thought I’d go with just one option, but I picked all three since they mostly connect together in some way.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The next prompt is all about character traits I love/personality traits I love to see in book characters/things that make me love a character. Hannah from Books, Life, and Other Oddities submitted the topic.

I hope you love this post! Have fun, everyone.

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone

Happy Tuesday, bloggers!

I am loving the fact that I can breathe and not feel as if the sun wants to kill me. Do you feel me? I’m so excited for Fall to arrive so I can wear all my autumn clothes.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The first prompt is books I’ve loved that are outside of my comfort zone. Before I started my post, I wondered what I’d choose, but I think I have a great list, which I hope you enjoy!

Have fun, everyone!

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Top Ten Tuesday | First Books I Reviewed

Happy Tuesday, bloggers!

Who’s happy to go down memory lane? Blogging for almost three years, I forget where I’ve come from and what books I’ve read or even reviewed. So having this prompt is a good surprise.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. For this week, we’re going back in time and show off the first books we reviewed. I want a mixture of reviews I made on Goodreads and my blog. So you may see a few of my favourite books and ones I haven’t read in years.

I hope you love the post!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books

Happy Tuesdays, bloggers!

Is it really Tuesday? It feels like a Thursday. This week doesn’t feel like it’ll end. 😂 But I’ve been waiting for this week though. We get to brag about what crazy things we’ve done as readers. What can possibly go wrong?

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. Amy from Aggie’s Amygdala submitted the latest prompt, which features the most outrageous things we’ve done for the love of books. HAHA. Oh no, this is not good. Not good at all. I don’t need the book community to see more of my insanity. I truly do not. But you know me. I don’t hide anything from you.

So here are the top outrageous things I’ve done for books:

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Top Ten Tuesday | Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book

Morning, everyone!

Spring is here! And even though there’s snow still on the ground, I don’t care. I’m in need of a change, a new start. Who’s with me?

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. I am stoked for this week’s prompt. We get to gush about the reasons why we pick up a book. This list can be never-ending. So I want to pick my top seven reasons. So here they are!

I hope you all enjoy.

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Top Ten Tuesday | New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2018

Is it another Tuesday? Time is speeding up too quickly! With all of your help, I’ve expanded my comfort zone, explored new authors and storylines, and discover such amazing worlds. So I’m excited about this latest post.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. Now for this week’s topic, we highlight new authors we’ve read last year. I already love so many authors as it is, but I’m glad I was able to squeeze these authors’ work on my shelves!

I hope you all enjoy!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Best Books to Read during the Christmas Holiday

Honestly, I am loving this month. And with each post, I get more excited to spend Christmas with my family (especially my bookish fam!) and friends!

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. Last week, we listed all of our favourite winter-themed books, which got me wondering which ones I’d love to read while snowed in during the Christmas holiday. Since this week’s topic is a freebie, I thought that idea would be a wonderful choice.

I hope you enjoy my post!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Hidden Gems

Happy Tuesday, dearies!

Finally! I can breathe. The constant heatwaves just make me want Fall to come sooner. I shouldn’t complain since I’ve just seen the weekend’s temps. 😐 Who’s ready for cozy blankets and sweaters, hot chocolate, scary books, and bonfires? I know I am.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. For this week’s topic, we discuss hidden gem books. I had a hard time with this post. I wasn’t sure which books to put on my list and which ones to take out. So hopefully, you enjoy it more than I have. 😂 Here are my choices for books I don’t talk much about:

 

Grace and Fury

I’ve seen quite a bit of marketing for the book. But I haven’t talked much about it though. I wasn’t sure if I’d read the book, until I won it in an IndigoTeen contest. But the premise of it is one of the most unique concepts I’ve seen lately, so it deserves a bit more attention than it has received.

 

City of Ghosts

Yes, since it’s a Schwab book, it’ll receive great marketing. However, I’ve seen several readers hesitate to pick it up since it’s geared toward middle-grade readers. But often times, I’ve found great storylines in MG books. And with that thought, I believe more people should take a risk with Schwab’s latest story.

 

Black Witch

Black Witch had a solid marketing plan. But some readers were turned off because select reviewers ripped apart this book. Now, I haven’t read it yet, so I can’t back up some adult bloggers’ claims, but I know many people refused to read it, which I find unfortunate. So no one gave the book a chance. But I hope to do so soon so I can see if those claims are true or false. You can find more information about the controversy here.

 

The Wicked Deep

I wasn’t sure if I’d love the book. The author combines the Salem Witch Trials and Hocus Pocus. And if there’s one thing you should know about me is that I adore that movie. My expectations were high, but I loved the book, even the ending, which is slightly predictable. Unfortunately, since the publication, I haven’t seen many bloggers mention it.

 

An Enchantment of Ravens

Quite a few readers have compared the book to ACOTAR, and I think that does a disservice to it. When I finally picked it up, I had no expectations, but I haven’t talked about it since. However, I was so pleased with the writing, storytelling, and characters. Unfortunately, it hasn’t moved past that comparison, which is a shame.

 

Wild Beauty

I bought this book earlier this year, and while I haven’t read it yet (I need to stop buying books and not reading them), I haven’t seen a lot of love for it. But magical realism is sometimes hard to sell though. Not everyone likes it, and other readers may not even acknowledge this kind of genre. But I’m intrigued to see if it lives up to my expectations.

 

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

I haven’t cried so hard reading another book. I found this beauty several, several years ago, and I’ve read it so many times you can see my fingerprints on the book. I’m a historical book lover, and I’ll always fall hard for a story based in WWII. The storyline is heartbreaking, and the stellar cast of characters will stay with you longer than you read the book.

And it deserves all the praise it has received because of the Netflix show. I highly recommend both show and book!