Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2022

Okay, here is to hoping that I am able to get the next few weeks of these done. I am going to be going on holiday, here shortly. I hope I can get these next few weeks set up. Let’s hope!

<<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.>>

June 28: Books On My Summer 2022 To-Read List

Alright. No one is going to be surprised by this, if you’ve been following me for long enough. I am in Scotland. I only have so many books with me. These are the books that I am going to read, this summer, and like… nothing new. Which is sad, because I have a massive TBR back home in the states, but these are the books I have with me.

Also, sorry, no pictures this time guys.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Wishes

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well this week! I am doing pretty great other than the massive bruise I got on my arm from accidentally hitting my desk. T–T

<<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.>>

June 21: Bookish Wishes

To be honest, we’re supposed to add the amazon link to our wish list so that people can buy us these books. I really don’t care too much for that. I already have so many books at home that I need to read, that asking for them is kinda strange at this point.

Maybe one day if this topic ever comes up, and I’ve gone through all my books I will give you the link to buy books. For now, however. LOL no.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Dream Epilouges

Oh no… Another difficult week.

<<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.>>

June 14: Books I Wish Had An Epilogue

It’s been FOREVER since I read books that I was like, goodness I’d really love an epilogue for this book. Most o the books I want more content for but not really an epilogue. Epilogues are a wrap up, in essence. GL to me I guess.

This becomes even more difficult when I have to pick books from completed series. Or standalones. I just feel like this is rough because I feel that often Authors pick their endings for very specific reasons and to add an epilogue feels to go against that decision. Also, I’d rather that some series were simply COMPLETED (I’m looking at you ASOIAF) over getting an epilogue lol.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books in Time

Lol not even going to lie. This week is difficult for me.

<<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.>>

June 7: Books With a Unit of Time In the Title (seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, eternity, etc.) (Submitted by RS @ The Idealistic Daydream)

I won’t lie. This one is actually a bit difficult for me, because I really don’t know any books that are with this. I guess, I’m going to have to open up my full book list, but even then, I’m not anticipating this working out well lol.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Comfort Reads

Two weeks. OMG. Can I actually keep this up? T–T I have no idea, but I’m going to try. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. See you tomorrow with all of the update posts! There will be a surprise too!

<<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.>>

May 31: Comfort Reads (Share which books or kinds of books you turn to when you need to escape. You can either share specific titles if you love to re-read, or you could share qualities of books you look for in a comfort read.)

I actually have a bit of difficulty with this prompt because I don’t really have many comfort READS. I do have qualities, so I had to really think about what qualities those were. TBH, I’m not even sure that this is the actual best list but we are going to try anyway.

Here we go!

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Top Ten Reads of 2019

Top Ten Reads of 2019

I wanted to do this list for a long time and honestly this was a fight to the death for me to decide which book got number one. I will explain the best I can for each book. Let’s go!


10.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

This is probably recency bias, as it was the last book I read this year. However I loved it. The last third had me screaming as I raced through it. It was an epic read and an epic way to end the year.


9.

Tyrant’s Throne by Sebastien De Castel

If I could pick the whole series, I would. However this book defines the series. It shows the cumulation of all the themes. It creates tears, joy, and a unfathomable need to be valorous. This book made the series for me.


8.

Heartless by Melissa Meyer

I loved this retelling of Alice in Wonderland. I had to decide between this and Tyrant’s Throne, and this beat it out because it is a stand alone. If I compared this to The Greatcoats series, it would lose every time. This retelling stole my heart and made me cry for the transformation of the Queen of Hearts.


7.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Fact, I fully believed this was a retelling of another book. Also fact, it is not. This book was amazing. Obviously, but the humor in it really got me. Fully got me. I loved every moment of it.


6.

The Wicked King by Holly Black

This is where we get into battle territory, as I had to decide which books were my absolute favorite reads of the year. I chose the second book of this series, because I saw the first and third coming, in a way, but the second took me on a joy ride. It’s my favorite of the series, and 100% why I adore this series so much.


5.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

I went from confusion to adoration for this novel, all too quickly. I loved every moment of this book. The twists were great. The plot and setting were phenomenal. Everything about this book was amazing, but what separates this from the top four are themes, and their importance to me.


4.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I had to decide where to put this book, as it is the only book that made me sob this year. I loved every moment that this book gave me, in solidarity, and in understanding. This book hit me hard and did not let go. It started my year off, and stays with me through it all, but it was not my favorite read.


3.

Wicked by Gregory Maguire

When I first reread Wicked, I was fully prepared to hate it. Instead I fell into it, and fell into the themes and was spun in the magic. This book had me analyzing the themes of a book in full, for the first time in such a long time. This book has so many quotable lines and everything I could ever hope for in a book.


2.

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Why two instead of one? That was a debate I still have. This book reinvigorated my love for reading, single handedly. I love this stand alone so frickin much that I have recommended it to nearly everyone I know has mildly enjoyed fantasy.


1.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

When you give me a new character to love. You win. When you give me themes that strike home. You win. When you give me a new life motto to live by and a resonance in my mind that sticks with me every night. You win, everything. This book was hands down the best book I read this year. Not because it was the best written, or the most important, or the best themed, but because this book fundamentally changed my life.

And that’s what’s important.


I had a LOT of fantasy novels on this list. I didn’t do this list last year, and I kind of wish I did, so I could see the comparison.

What books were your favorite for the year?

MM


Top Ten Tuesday: Autumn Vibes

You know what today is? Tuesday! You know what that means? 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.) 

November 5: Books That Give Off Autumn Vibes (Autumn scenes/colors on the cover, autumn atmosphere, etc.)

I kind of skipped the last few weeks for a few reasons. First off Extraordinary Book Titles (15th): I just didn’t have enough titles that I thought were amazing. Book Titles I would Change (22), I don’t ever think about changing titles. Freebie week I was left without a thought of how I would progress forward, so I just did not. So here we are with autumn vibes, and I suppose Autumn vibes are the only vibes we are going to get and that’s okay. We can go with that.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Character Traits I Love

Welcome back. I didn’t say this last week but… It’s October! Its my favorite month of the year. We are into our second year of the site! Can you believe that? This is amazing, or insane, sort of depends on your perspective of it all, I suppose. But you aren’t here to hear me ramble. Here is today’s 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.) 

Topic: ‘October 8: Character Traits I Love (submitted by Hannah @ Books Life and Other Oddities)’

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles with Numbers

Hello, hello. Today I am flying across country and so this post comes to you automated. As always, if you leave a comment, I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Today is another 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.) 

Topic: ‘October 1: Book Titles with Numbers In Them (You could really challenge yourself and do numbers 1-10 or just any numbers at all. Submitted by Emma @ Words and Peace)’

Not going to lie. This is going to be fun. STIPULATIONS: I must own the book. Lets see if I can do this.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR

You know what today is? Tuesday! You know what that means? 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.) 

Topic: ‘September 24: Books On My Fall 2019 TBR’

I actually had next week’s post all line up to go and completed when I realized it was for the next week. I suppose I got over excited for next week’s theme. This week is a bit harder but I think I can do it. I know that Fall is typically for the spooky stuff, but IDK if I’m going to read many spooky things. I have a lot of other plans, really.

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