Posts Categorized: Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

June 19, 2017 Top Ten Tuesday 7


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

I love series, but I also hate them. I love getting LOTS of time in the worlds that I love, with the characters that I love. But at the same time, there’s always a long wait between books and there’s always so much to remember! I really suck at finishing series, which has made me super leery of starting them. Needless to say, I have started a LOT of series… but I found a whole bunch more I’d like to start anyway, so it was hard to narrow it down to ten!

Legend Trilogy
by Marie Lu

Graceling Realm Trilogy by Kristin Cashore

Bridgertons Series by Julia Quinn

The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy by Tessa Dare

From Manhattan With Love Series by Sarah Morgan

Sevenwaters Series by Juliet Marillier

Pink Carnation Series by Lauren Willig

Snow Like Ashes Trilogy by Sara Raasch

Lucky Harbor Series by Jill Shalvis

Scarlet Trilogy by A.C. Gaughen

How do I even prioritize these?
Any I should push ahead of the others? Any I should not even bother with?
Which of these would you love to start soon, too?


Top Ten Beauty and the Beast Retellings I Want to Read

March 13, 2017 Giveaway, Top Ten Tuesday 17


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

In honor of A Week of Beauty and the Beast, hosted by Bonnie and me, I decided to alter this week’s topic a little. Instead of my Spring TBR (to be read) list, I’m presenting you with my Beauty and the Beast Retellings TBR list!

Beauty by Robin McKinley
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
Uprooted by Naomi Novak
The Rose and the Mask by Victoria Leybourne
When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James
Beauty and the Beast by Jenni James
The Bride and the Beast by Teresa Medeiros
Beauty and the Highland Beast by Lecia Cornwall
To Beguile the Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt

Are there any I need to get to sooner rather than later?
Give me some advice! Are there any I’m missing?

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Top Ten 2017 Debut Books I’m Excited About

January 2, 2017 Top Ten Tuesday 5


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

Over at The Broke and the Bookish we do this topic every year and I swear it was made for me! As host of the Debut Author Challenge, I’m all over debuts and there are some amazing ones coming out this year! It’s hard to only pick 10, but I’m going to make myself stick to this limit!

1. Caraval by Stephanie Garber: I’ve already read it, and it’s AMAZING. You neeeed to read it! It was beautiful, and absolutely a new favorite of mine!

2. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: It’s described as being magical, guys. And it’s Russian! Winter demon… I mean come on.

3. To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough: Yay mysteries! I love them when they’re done well!

4. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller: You had me at pirate.

5. The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser: I’m reading this now, and it’s pretty fun! The characters can jump into stories and interact with the characters!

6. Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse: Girl has 7 days before she moves to Tokyo… What will she do with those 7 days?

7. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon: This sounds like a delightful romantic comedy! Two Indian-American teens are arranged to be married someday… Super interesting!

8. And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz: An artsy girl is sent to Europe on an all expenses paid vacation from her grandfather. But there’s a catch… I’m SO IN.

9. The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson: I’ve been craving an exciting dystopia lately, and this one sounds awesome! There’s a war, and the bad guys win and take over the earth. The last neutral place in the world, Sanctuary Island, is where you go to find safety… but this island is not safe at all.

10. Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser: A fantasy “set along the waterways of a magical world”. That’s ALL I NEEDED.


Since you’re here anyway… Sign up for the Debut Author Challenge!
And tell me which debuts you’re excited to read!

That Artsy Reader Girl

Top Ten Books I Wish Santa Would Bring Me

December 19, 2016 Top Ten Tuesday 2


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

I can’t believe Christmas is this Sunday! This entire holiday season has flown by, and I’m sad it’s almost over. I don’t know about you, but the anticipation and the build-up is more fun for me than the actual Christmas Day. Today we’re showing off our letters to Santa, and of course I had a hard time deciding on which books I’d love to get this year! Some of them haven’t been released yet, but Santa is magical and I know he can pull this kind of thing off!

1. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
2. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
3. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
4. One Dance with a Duke by Tessa Dare
5. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
6. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
7. Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
8. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
9. The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye
10. Riders by Veronica Rossi

What books do you hope to find under the tree this Christmas?

Top Ten Books Set Outside The USA

July 18, 2016 Top Ten Tuesday 11


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

I LOVE reading books that take place in other countries and/or have some kind of a travel theme in them, so I am so excited about this TTT prompt!

If I’m missing any awesome books that you think I should read, please tell me! My favorite thing about reading is escaping to a new place, so throw all the recommendations at me!



Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard • Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Lyla Payne • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins • Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney • Love, Lucy by April Lindner • Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae • Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson • Just One Day by Gayle Forman • Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill • Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare

What are your favorite books set outside the USA? Leave your links and I’ll come visit!

Top Ten Favorite Couples (in Books)

February 8, 2016 Top Ten Tuesday 8


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

Valentine’s Day is next week, so we decided this week to do a Valentine’s Day freebie. Of course I immediately decided on my favorite couples in books. I love romance. It has to be in every book I read. It was REALLY hard narrowing this down to just ten, but I decided to be a grown-up and follow the rules.


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Love, Lucy by April Lindner
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
Under the Never Sky Trilogy by Veronica Rossi
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
Newsoul Trilogy by Jodi Meadows
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Who are some of your favorite couples?
What Valentine’s Day TTT topic did you decide to do today?

Top Ten Favorite Historical Settings

February 1, 2016 Top Ten Tuesday 25


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

This week we’re talking about our favorite historical settings in books! I love a good historical novel, and have found a few settings I just LOVE. I’ve also got a few settings on my list that I haven’t read about yet, but really want to.


1. The High Seas – Seriously, I’m a sucker for a pirate romance set on a rickety old ship in the middle of the ocean. This is definitely my favorite historical setting of all.

2. The Scottish (Medieval) Highlands – #1. The setting itself is beautiful. #2. The men that live in this setting are beautiful (love me some highlanders). #3. The accents.

3. Italy – Italy is beautiful, past and present. I love reading about ancient Rome, Venice (YES VENICE), Florence, etc. Take me away.

4. The South – This is a new one for me within the last 3-4 years or so. I love all those historic southern gothic novels! Super atmospheric.

6. Paris, France – The city of lights was shining bright back then, too!

7. Regency England – SUCH an elegant time. “World, I bestow upon you Pride & Prejudice.” – Jane Austen. What I Did for a Duke by Julie Anne Long is my favorite, plus I love Tessa Dare’s Castles Ever After series.

8. The American West – “Hey, cowboy. *wink*”

9. Atlantis – I want this. Anyone have any recs, or is this a rare setting?

10. WWII Europe – I don’t read as many books set during this time period, but I’ve read some pretty sweeping love stories of people on opposing sides falling in love, and I love those. I’ve also read some pretty inspirational stories from this time as well. It’s one we should never forget.

5. Victorian England – I’ve got a few books on my TBR that fit this category: the Wallflowers series by Lisa Kleypas and The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas.

What are some of your favorite historic settings? Do you have any recommendations for books you love that are set in any of my favorites?

Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant to Get to But Didn’t

January 11, 2016 Top Ten Tuesday 6


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

Today I’m talking about those books from last year I meant to get to but didn’t. I still really want to! I just can’t possibly read as fast as publishers publish books. lol. Hopefully I can find time for them this year. :)



The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
All Fall Down by Ally Carter
First & Then by Emma Mills
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

What should I read first? And which books did you miss out on in 2015?

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for 2016 (January-June)

December 28, 2015 Top Ten Tuesday 8


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

Today I’m showcasing ten of my most anticipated releases for the first half of 2016! There’s SO many books I can’t wait for! I’m not including debuts since I did that a few weeks ago. Check out that post if you’re interested!



Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (January 5, 2016)
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (February 2, 2016)
The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks (March 1, 2016)
Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor (March 1, 2016)
Map of Fates by Maggie Hall (March 8, 2016)
The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins (March 8, 2016)
The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (March 29, 2016)
The Glittering Court by Michelle Mead (April 5, 2016)
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (May 3, 2016)
The Marked Girl by Lindsey Kingele (June 21, 2016)

Which 2016 releases are you looking forward to?

Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings

December 21, 2015 Top Ten Tuesday 23


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

Christmas Eve is in two short days, so Santa and his elves are probably busy getting things together and packing the sleigh for the big night. I thought I’d just throw this list out there and see what happens! Some of these have not been released yet, but Santa is magic and I’m pretty sure he can pull a few strings…


1. The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas
2. Mr. Kiss & Tell by Rob Thomas
3. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
4. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
5. One Dance With a Duke by Tessa Dare
6. With Tide and Tempest by Kate Avery Ellison
7. With Every Breath by Ellie Marney
8. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
9. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
10. Rebellion by J.A. Sourders