Top Ten Tuesday | Books with Single-Word Titles

Happy Tuesday, bloggers!

Who’s ready for a new month? I loved this topic but had to think about which titles I’d pick. Did you?

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 books with single-word titles.

Enjoy the post!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve been so exhausted lately. Who else feels the same way? I think I’m in need of a desperate need of a vacation. But I’m excited about this post. I knew I could put twenty or more character on my list. But I want to talk about my most recent favourites. Who’s ready?

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The second prompt is book characters you’d want to be besties with. Okay, I’ll just say that I’d want to be besties with most of the characters I read about.

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Tag (Day 1)

Morning, everyone!

I want to start the week off right. So quote tag, here I come. But I want to put a twist on this post. I’ll showcase quotes from books I haven’t yet (as if I need another reminder about my TBR pile).

Earlier this month, Kim from Bookish Kimberly tagged me. Thank you, lovely! So you know the drill. Don’t forget to head over to her blog!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote each day)
  • Nominate 3 new bloggers each day

The Quote

“The books we love, they love us back. And just as we mark our places in the pages, those pages leave their marks on us. I can see it in you, sure as I see it in me. You’re a daughter of the words. A girl with a story to tell.”

—Aelius, Nevernight


I Tag

If you’ve already done this tag or have too much on my blogging schedule, you can always skip. If you’re up to it, link back to my post! And ave fun!

Brittany | Tiana | Hâf

80s Movies Tag

Morning, everyone!

Since I arrived in the last year of the 80s, but I grew up in the 90s, my childhood was a perfect blend of these two generations. So I needed to do this tag, which Ashley from Infinite Library created, when I saw it on Ally Writes Things. Yes, she didn’t tag anyone, but you know my weaknesses.

So let’s start off Wednesday with a nostalgia-filled tag.

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2018 End of Year Book Survey

I wanted to do a yearly wrap-up post, but I cannot put together all of my favourite reads in one post. So when I found this book survey on Perpetual Page-Turner, I knew I found a solution. If you haven’t done so already, I recommend doing it as well.

2018 was a rough but thrilling ride, and I’m so happy to make it to another year. I hope you all enjoy the post, which may be long, so here are my apologies!

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Top Ten Tuesday | My Winter 2018 TBR

Morning, book fam,

I honestly believe my TBR list will never end, especially with all the books already on it, not including the ones I haven’t added yet.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. For the second last topic of December, we show off our Winter TBR pile. I could add more. I should probably list more since I have so many on my shelves, but I don’t want to freak myself out. 😂 I shouldn’t say that. Holiday break starts this week, so I’ll have plenty of time to catch up. Book binge, shall we?!

So I hope you love my choices. Have fun!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books You’d Mash Together

Hey, book fam!

It’s time for another TTT! Who’s excited? I know I am (a little too much, actually 😂). Why would anyone not think of this topic sooner?! I have so many choices, and I don’t have enough room in this post! Now, I know why this topic isn’t popular. 🤦‍♀️

(I may not be around for the next few days. I got food poisoning over the weekend, and I still feel like death.)

 

Throne of Glass and Six of Crows

I wonder who would be cockier: Kaz or Aelin. And I’m still not sure who’d be better at scheming. I’ve been debating with myself all night. I was extremely close in pairing up SOC with ACOMAF, but Kaz and Aelin won out. I can just picture Nina and Lysandra having fun, and Inej and Rowan rolling their eyes at their lovers’ next plan.

 

A Court of Mist and Fury and The Wicked King

This mashup can possibly create the ultimate fae story. Don’t you agree? I can see Rhys trying to outsmart Jude, and with a smirk on their faces, Cardan and Feyre watching them. But I’d love to see Amren killing anyone who looks at her funny. 😂

 

And I Darken and Nevernight

Just imagine Lada and Mia meeting up and just slaughtering EVERYTHING. And now, you know I’m slightly odd. I think these two characters perfectly balance each other out but would more than likely encourage more bloodshed.

 

 

Cinder and Wildcard

The reason why I’ve picked this mashup is the sismance between Cinder and Emika. Both of these young women have a passion for science and for tinkering around. And I’d love to see how these two would get in trouble with their shenanigan.

Top Ten Tuesday | My Summer TBR!

 

I am not a “sit by the pool” reader. Nuh uh. One, I don’t want my books wet. Two, my friends would like nothing more than to get them and me soaked. Three, if I’m not in the pool for most of the day, I’m more like Wednesday Addams. I stay in the shade, away from people. So I’ve chosen to show off my summer TBR list for this week’s topic of Top Ten Tuesday.

 

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I KNOW. I said I didn’t want to read this series, but you all persuaded me to pick it up, so this is on my list. I saw it in Indigo not that long ago, and I knew I had to buy the first book soon. And now I’m regretting not including it in my last haul. I love book peer pressure.

 

Vicious by V. E. Schwab

This book has been sitting on my TBR list for years, and when I saw the redesign of the hardcovers, I couldn’t pass it up! Superpowers, jealousy, and betrayal? Sign me up. Let’s just hope the hype is real.

 

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

I can’t get enough of siren stories, and I’m so excited to find another one for this summer! I’ve been counting down the days to this Ursula retelling, and I just hope it lives up to this gorgeous cover.

Who else is excited to get this book?

 

Heart of Iron by Asley Poston

I bought this book a while back, and I’ve been eyeing it ever since. So I know I have to read this sci-fi Anastasia retelling.

 

A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

I keep pushing this series off, but that stops. I’m finally picking up the sequel and travelling back to Red London. I’ve been wanting to go for ages, but too many books simply got in the way.

 

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Every single time I see Illuninae in a bookstore, I can’t help but flip through it. Ugh, I regret not buying the series sooner. Hopefully, this sci-fi will inspire me to read more books in that genre.

So which books do you hope to read this summer? Do you want to tackle a series you’ve been wanting to read? Have you’ve picked some of my choices? Let me know in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday | Books I’m Not Interested in Reading Anymore

 

Here’s to another Top Ten Tuesday, now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Don’t you just hate getting so excited for a book, then you find reviews that simply change your mind of ever reading it? There are a few books that suffered through bad reviews, and some books that didn’t deserve the bad press. So here’s my list of books I don’t feel completely sold on reading anymore:

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

I love the TV show so much that I fear I may actually not love this ragtag gang on paper, and I saw that complaint quite a bit on Goodreads. And I heard the book doesn’t live up to the show (you don’t hear that much, do you?). So as much as I would love to read this series just to see how Q and the rest of the magically obsessed casters live up to my high expectations, I won’t chance my luck. I’ll just keep loving the show and ignoring the books (highly unlikely of me).

 

Zenith by Lindsay Cummings and Sasha Alsberg

I’ve been wanting to branch out more into sci-fi books, and I truly thought Zenith may be the book that started me on that path. But quite a few reviews somewhat persuaded me into not reading it. Several readers felt the book suffered from slow writing that dragged on for many chapters to disappointing characters who had little personality or were dubbed vicious, yet were the exact opposite. I was hoping for a Dark Matter-type story, but it sounds anything but. So I might just skip this altogether.

 

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

I had high hopes for this book. I first heard about it last summer when Goodreads was brimming with comments about it. And just look at the cover. You don’t always see coloured characters on there. It is a gorgeous book, and the synopsis sealed the deal for many readers. But then the reviews started coming in, and I questioned if I should read The Belles. I won’t go into a huge rant about the fact that LGBTQ+ needs more representation. You’ve heard it all before. While some authors excelled with doing so, some have failed, and others did represent these characters, only to ruin the book by doing something drastic to these characters. So I don’t know what to think.

 

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Do you know how long I’ve wanted to read this book? Probably several years. But I haven’t taken the plunge. I wasn’t sure if the subject matter would be too much. But I watched the show and saw how the story has such depth to it. But I question if the book itself glorifies depression and suicide. Perhaps it does (to some readers), but it also shows how easily sexual assault, and depression, is often covered up, and we don’t bother to see how people struggle with their past. A part of me still wants to read it, but unfortunately, the online rumours hit GR, and I wonder if I should bother anymore.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I’ll admit: I love the cover, and I wanted to read this book once it was published. And I’m wondering if I want to put it on this list. Controversy has followed this series though. Some reviewers questioned how Jay problematically represented a racial group in his story. And while reading the reviews and the way he approached this issue on Twitter just turned me off the books. But I want to judge for myself, so I might read it eventually.