Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

How it works:

I assign each Tuesday a topic and then post my top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join me and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.

You’ll find the schedule of upcoming TTT topics below so you can plan ahead. I’ll post a Linky here on the blog each week so you can link up your post (if you want). If you don’t have a blog, post your picks in the comment section below! Have tons of fun talking books and getting to know your fellow bloggers!

NOTE: If a weekly topic is listed as a “freebie”, you are invited to come up with your own topic. Sometimes I will give your topic a theme, such as “love”, a season, or an upcoming holiday. That just means that you can come up with any topic you want that fits under that umbrella.

Upcoming Top Ten Tuesday Topics:

April 13: Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors (Take a moment and Google some of the crazy Crayola crayon colors that exist. Can you think of any book titles that sound like they could also be a crayon color? It might be fun to include a description of the kind of color you’re picturing.)
April 20: Colorful Book Covers
April 27: Animals from Books (these could be mythical, real, main characters, sidekicks, companions/pets, shifters, etc.) (Submitted by Paige @paigesquared and Jennifer Y. @ Never Too Many to Read)
May 4: My Ten Most Recent Reads (maybe share a one-sentence review to go with?)
May 11: Books with Nature on the Cover (flowers, trees, landscapes, animals, etc.)
May 18: Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences (Submitted by Jessica @ A Cocoon of Books)
May 25: Book Quotes that Fit X Theme (Pick any theme you want, i.e., motivational quotes, romantic dialogues, hunger-inducing quotes, quotes that fill you with hope, quotes on defeating adversity, quotes that present strong emotions, healing, etc. and then select quotes from books that fit that theme.)
June 1: Freebie (choose any past topic, or come up with you own)
June 8: Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them (The wording is weird here, so if you have a better way to say this please let me know! What I’m thinking is… you read a book and immediately wanted more just like it, perhaps in the same genre, about the same topic or theme, by the same author, etc. For example, I once read a medical romance and then went to find more because it was so good. The same thing happened to me with pirate historical romances and romantic suspense.)
June 15: Books On My Summer 2021 TBR (or winter, if you live in the southern hemisphere)
June 22: Bookish Wishes (My birthday is today, so celebrate with me by granting the wishes of your friends! This is a popular thing to do on Twitter, but today we’re blog hopping. List the top 10 books you’d love to own and include a link to a wishlist so that people can grant your wish. Make sure you link your wishlist to your mailing address [here’s how to do it on Amazon] or include the email address associated with your ereader so people know how to get the book to you. After you post, jump around the Linky and grant a wish or two if you’d like.)
June 29: Most Anticipated Books of the Second Half of 2021
July 6: Reasons Why I Love Reading

Would you like to suggest a topic for a future TTT? Fill out this form!

Past Top Ten Tuesday Topics

1-372. List located at The Broke and the Bookish
373. Bookish Resolutions/Goals
374. Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About
375. Books I Can’t Believe I Read
376. Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read
377. Love Freebie (Romances, swoons, OTPs, kisses, sexy scenes, etc.)
378. Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading
379. Books I Could Re-read Forever
380. Favorite Book Quotes
381. Books That Surprised Me (In a Good or Bad Way)
382. Books On My Spring 2018 TBR
383. Books That Take Place In Another Country
384. Characters I Liked That Were In Non-Favorite/Disliked Books
385. Books I Loved, but Will Never Re-read
386. Freebie (Books My Mom Loves)
387. Frequently Used Words In [Insert Genre/Age Group] Titles (YA)
388. Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early
389. Books With My Favorite Color On the Cover (Purple)
390. Books I Disliked but Am Really Glad I Read 
391. Character Names
392. Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In
393. Books I Might Have DNFed too Quickly
394. Books that Awaken the Travel Bug In Me
395. Beach Reads/Summer TBR
396. Series I Don’t Plan to Finish/Series I’d Like to Catch Up On
397. Red, White, and Blue Book Covers (or your own country’s colors)
398. Best Reads of 2018 (So Far!)
399. Favorite Novellas/Short Stories
400. Books That Are Linked to Specific Memories/Moments In Your Life
401. Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype
402. Books You’d Mash Together
403. Favorite Bookish Blogs/Websites
404. Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump
405. Back-to-School/Learning Freebie (Books with School Supplies On the Cover)
406. Bingeworthy TV Shows/Amazing Movies
407. Hidden Gems
408. Books On My Fall 2018 TBR
409. Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Need to Read
410. Authors I’d Love to Meet
411. Longest Books I’ve Ever Read
412. Bookstores and Libraries I’d Love to Visit
413. Villains (favorite, best, worst, lovable, creepiest, most evil, etc.)
414. Halloween/Creepy Freebie (Books I’m Too Chicken to Read)
415. Backlist Books I Own and Still Need to Read
416. Bookish Items I’d Like to Own
417. Thanksgiving/Thankful Freebie (Books that Take Place Over Thanksgiving)
418. Platonic Relationships In Books
419. Cozy/Wintry Reads
420. Freebie (My Favorite Christmas Movies)
421. Books On My Winter 2018 – 2019 TBR
422. Books I Hope Santa Brought Last Night
423. Best Books I Read In 2018
424. Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019
425. New-to-Me Authors I Discovered In 2018
426. 2018 Releases I Was Excited About & Should Have Read Already
427. The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List
428. Upcoming Releases I Need Help Deciding On
429. Favorite Couples In Books
430. Books I LOVED with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads
431. Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit
432. Characters I’d Like to Switch Places With
433. Standalone Books I Wish Had a Sequel
434. Books On My Spring 2019 TBR
435. Audio Freebie (Five Audiobooks I Loved & Five I’m Excited to Listen To)
436. Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book
437. Outrageous/Crazy/Uncharacteristic Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books
438. Rainy Day Reads
439. (First Ten) Books I Reviewed
440. Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Quotes from Books
441. Characters That Remind Me of Myself
442. Page to Screen Freebie (Books I Loved That Need to Become Movies)
443. Books That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch
444. The Best Books I Read During Each of the Last Ten Years
445. Books From My Favorite Genre
446. Unpopular Bookish Opinions
447. Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019
448. Books On My Summer 2019 TBR
449. Childhood Favorites
450. Character Freebie (Bookish Characters)
451. Auto-Buy Authors
452. Settings I’d Like to See More Of (Or At All)
453. Freebie (Books with Beautiful Places On the Cover)
454. Cover Redesigns I Loved/Hated
455. Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With
456. Favorite Tropes
456. Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library
457. Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside My Comfort Zone
458. Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why
459. Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading
460. Books On My Fall 2019 TBR
461. Book Titles with Numbers In Them
462. Traits I Love to See In Book Characters
463. Extraordinary Book Titles
465. Books I’d Give Different Titles To
466. Halloween Freebie (Bookish Jack-o-Lanterns)
467. Books That Give Off Autumn Vibes
468. Favorite Bookmarks
469. Changes In My Reading Life
470. Thankful Freebie
471. Holiday Reads
472. Freebie (Cozy Christmas Book Titles)
473. Winter 2019-2020 To-Read List
474. Books I Hope Santa Brings Me Tonight
475. Favorite Books I Read In 2019
476. Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020
477. Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019
478. The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf
479. Book Cover Freebie (Favorite Illustrated Covers)
480. Books On My TBR I Predict Will Be 5-Star Reads
481. Love Freebie (Books On My TBR with “Love” In the Title)
482. The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover
483. Characters I’d Follow On Social Media
484. Books With Single-Word Titles
484. Authors Who Have a Fun Social Media Presence
485. Spring 2020 To-Read List
486. Genre Freebie (Romantic Suspense On My To-Read List)
487. Reasons I’m Obviously a Book Lover
488. Books I Bought/Borrowed Because… (Books I Bought After Asking Twitter for Recommendations)
489. Books I Enjoyed but Rarely Talk About
490. Book Titles That Would Make Great Band Names
491. Books I Wish I Had Read As a Child (22 YA Romances Teen Me Would Have Loved)
492. Things I’d Have at My Bookish Party (Cozy Bookish Christmas Party)
493. The Last Ten Books I Abandoned
494. Reasons Why I Love [Audiobooks]
495. Opening Lines
496. Books that Give Off Summer Vibes
497. Books I’ve Added to my To-Read List and Forgotten Why
498. Books on My Summer 2020 TBR
499. Top Ten Tuesday Turns 10! Updates to Many Old TTTs
500. Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020
501. Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By
502. Books That Make Me Smile
503. Book Festivals I’d Love to Go to Someday 
504. Freebie [Authors I’m Waiting On Another Book From]
505. Books with Colors In the Titles
506. Books I Loved but Never Reviewed
507. Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies
508. Questions I Would Ask My Favorite Authors
509. Books that Make Me Hungry
510. Books for My Younger Self [Picture Books Little Me Would Have Loved]
511. Cover Freebie [Swoony Book Covers]
512. Books On My Fall 2020 TBR
513. Favorite Book Quotes [Quotes for Book Lovers]
514. Book Covers That Give Off Fall Vibes
515. Long Book Titles
516. Books I Read Because Someone Recommended Them to Me 
517. Halloween Freebie [Story Elements That Terrify Me]
518. Non-Bookish Hobbies
519. Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles 
520. Characters I’d Name a Pet After 
521. Thanksgiving/I’m Thankful for… Freebie [Things I’m Thankful For]
522. Books I Want to Read Again [Christmas Books I Want to Read Again]
523. Holiday/Seasonal Freebie [Cozy ChristmasBook Titles]
524. Books On My Winter 2020-2021 To-read List
525. Books I Hope Santa Brings
526. Favorite Books of 2020
527. Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021
528. Goals and Hopes for 2021
529. 2020 Releases I Was Excited to Read but Didn’t Get To
530. New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2020
531. Books on my TBR That Were Written Before I Was Born
532. Valentine’s Day/Love Freebie [Books with Hearts on the Cover]
533. Purple, Yellow, & Green Book Covers
534. Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud
535. Characters Whose Job I Wish I Had
536. Spring Cleaning Freebie [Books I Recently Cleared Off My Shelves]
537. Books On My Spring 2021 TBR
538. Funny Book Titles [Punny Historical Romance Book Titles]
539. Places In Books I’d Love to Live
540. Books I’d Gladly Throw Into the Ocean

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178 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Would love to join this, as I have been reading the posts from other bloggers for years now for Top Ten Tuesday. I may not be able to do every prompt but I look forward to getting some done (at least one a month) to change things up on Bookluvrs Haven.

    Thank you for hosting!

    • Jana

      TTT is wonderful, and such a fun way to get to know other bloggers. :) I hope you do join the fun! It’s totally fine if you don’t do each prompt. Whatever works best for you. Hope to see you soon! :)

    • Jana

      Hi Lili! Nice to meet you too! I’m so glad you enjoy TTT, and I’m looking forward to chatting with you soon! :)

    • Jana

      I’m so glad you love TTT. I’m so happy that I get to keep running it even though we’re shutting down TB&TB.

    • Jana

      When I came up with the topic I was thinking of ones from existing books, but you can spin it and make up your own as well!

  2. Ahhh congrats on adopting Top Ten Tuesday! I look forward to continuing participating in the meme, and I love the new header that you made!

  3. Glad you are continuing the fun. I just went to get a jump start on this weeks and saw it was closed and got sad until I read further and saw the new home! Yay. Are you creating your own/new icon?

    • Jana

      I’m excited to be continuing things! Yes, my new TTT icon is the yellow, orange, and coral one at the top of this post. Anyone is free (and encouraged) to use it! :)

    • Jana

      We all just decided that our lives had gotten too busy and we were all going in so many different directions that it was time. It was getting harder and harder to connect and post regularly. :)

  4. I’ve just discovered this and I’m already excited :D I’ve been looking for some new ideas for blog posts and I definitely love a list! I hope I can join in the fun :)

    • Jana

      I hope you join us! It’s definitely a lot of fun, and is a wonderful way to make new friends and gain exposure to your own blog. :)

  5. Kat

    I’ve been doing TTT for the past few weeks and it’s been so much fun! So glad it’s continuing and loved doing the theme for this week.

  6. Mai

    I just started a new blog and was thinking what meme to participate in. Settled on TTT! Very excited to see what others will post next week…. c:

    • Jana

      You make up your own topic that fits the theme of “love”. So you can do anything that has to do with love in honor of Valentine’s Day: favorite romance novels, favorite kissing scenes, favorite anti-love books, favorite hate to love stories, favorite LGBTQ books, book boyfriends/girlfriends, etc. Make sense? :)

  7. This looks like so much fun! I shall definitely be joining in on this awesomeness. I can’t wait for next Tuesday! (My blog:

    • Jana

      Welcome to TTT! I’m glad you’ve joined the fun. :) Can’t wait to see more posts from you in the future!

  8. I’m brand new to book blogging so I’ve been searching for some weekly memes to start dabbling in. I think I’ve found the one! Top Ten Tuesday sounds like so much fun! The topics are great and I’m looking forward to participating!

    • Jana

      I’m so glad you’ve found a meme that feels like home! I hope you have fun participating each week, and I’m glad you like the topics. :)

    • Jana

      Hi Colleen! Yes, anyone is welcome to join in at any point! I’m so excited you’d like to join us. :)

  9. Looks very fun! Also I’m really bad at coming up with topics to do for my book blog so this makes it a lot easier for me to write more on my blog. I will be joining this! Can’t wait to start, even though its super late haha :)

    • Jana

      I hope you have fun! Make sure you link up each week so you get more blog traffic. :)

      And it’s never too late! We’ve been doing this for 8 years now, and people come and go all the time. :)

    • Jana

      Hi! Each week you’ll see the Linky show up on the actual Top Ten Tuesday post here on my blog. You can submit your post’s link there. :)

  10. I actually had a lot of books to talk about for this topic. The Hunger Games was a finished series for me, but it was on the DNF list for so long until last year. Thanks for this week’s topic!

  11. Oiee, I found the TTT in a Brazilian blog and I loved the initiative, I’m going to start publishing my lists tomorrow and I hope to be able to continue faithfully. Great initiative, I’ve already read your blog kisses from Brazil ♥

    • Jana

      I’m so glad you’re planning to participate in the fun! I’ll look forward to seeing your posts. :)

    • Jana

      Hi Amanda! I’m so glad you’d like to join us! Yes, all you do is link back to my site when you post each week. Also, every Tuesday when I post my own response to that week’s prompt, my post will include a Linky at the bottom so you can quickly add a link to yours! Then people can come visit you. :)

  12. Hi Jana, I’m loving doing the posts, thank you for all your awesome prompts – just one question though, am I right in thinking August 26th isn’t a Tuesday?

  13. Happy to be joining TTT on my blog! I have always enjoyed other bloggers TTT content and hope I can find even more great people in the bookish community!

  14. Hi Jana, I just wanted to check for next week’s prompt, is it the latest 10 books added to the TBR pile on my actual physical shelves or the wishlist of books I want to read but need to buy first?

    • Jana

      Hello! Sorry for my delayed response. I had stomach flu all last week. The beauty of TTT is that you can interpret the prompt however you want to! Either of the interpretations you mentioned would have been perfectly fine for today’s post. I chose the 10 most recent additions to my Goodreads to-read list, whether I owned them already or not. :)

  15. Hi! You could do a TTT on “books that correspond to your Hogwart House” or something of the kind! :) I think it could be very fun but most importantly interesting to see everyone’s recommendations :)

  16. Sia

    Hello! I’d like to join this marvellous weekly thing :D I can’t promise I’ll manage it EVERY week, but I’ve enjoyed it on so many of my favourite blogs that now that I have one of my own, I want to try it too! Do I need to do anything more formal than saying so here (other than linking back to this post in my TTT posts?)

    • Jana

      If a weekly topic is listed as a “freebie”, you are invited to come up with your own topic. Sometimes I will give your topic a theme, such as “love”, a season, or an upcoming holiday. That just means that you can come up with any topic you want that fits under that umbrella. :)

  17. Looking forward in participating in top 10 tuesdays! started book blogging now and this is one of the posts I want to do. Thank you for making these Jana!

  18. Love the idea of top ten tuesday, so many good prompts to choose from. Thanks for sharing! I’ll try and get involved with some of these over on my blog:)

    • Jana

      Hi Christine! If you’d like to link up to my weekly topics with everyone else, just visit the main page of my blog every Tuesday! You’ll see my TTT for the week there, and there’s.a linky at the bottom of each post where you can paste yours so it appears in the list of participants. :)

    • Jana

      Hi! Every Tuesday, my TTT will be the top blog post here. Just click the “Home” button at the top of my blog in the blue menu bar. You’ll see this week’s topic right there. Scroll to the bottom of that blog post and you’ll see a list of everyone who has linked up. You link up your post right there. :)

  19. Honey

    Is this something I can join to receive your posts or notifications about posts? I just discovered this site while looking for books that make smile

  20. Hi, I just started my own blog a few months back and would love to join in on doing this! Do you have a hashtag on Twitter or any way people can find one another when they join in?