Top Ten Tuesday: Fifteen Books On My Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach.” This week I am sharing fifteen books that I plan to read this summer (haha, I’m laughing too). I always feel like there aren’t a ton of summer releases that I’m ever excited for, so this list will consist mostly of books I’ve had on my shelf for far too long and need to get to already. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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Have you read any of these? Tell me one summer release you’re most looking forward to. Be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Make Me Want to Travel In Unconventional Ways

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books That Awaken the Travel Bug In Me.” I…am not a big fan of airports and when I think of traveling, I think of airports and customs and all that hassle. Ideally, I wish you could travel somewhere without having to deal with jetlag and uncomfortable airplane chairs. This is why this week’s travel-themed post is inspired by books that involve magic/science and traveling instead of world-renowned locations. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig – Where does one book a seat on a time-traveling ship because yes, please.

2. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente – I feel like the title says it all.

3. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – Why yes, I’d love to travel to alternate Londons using blood magic. Well, hopefully not my own blood.

4. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – Can’t quite decide if I’ve like to travel by broom, thestral, floo powder, or just Apparate.

5. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke – Read a few words and be instantly transported into a novel? Sign me up now.

6. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle – Why, yes, I would love to travel the universe by tessering. I just saw the recent movie adaptation of this and it was so charming.

7. Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda – Despite the fact that space kind of creeps me out and this book does this nothing to alleviate this fear, I wouldn’t mind traveling on a spaceship at least once.

8. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo – I’m not sure if I’m prone to sea sickness, but traveling to different countries via a pirate ship doesn’t sound all that bad.

9. The Rose & the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh – No one who grew up watching Aladdin didn’t immediately want a magic carpet of their own.

10. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – Black’s descriptions of traveling by ragwort steed is one of my favorite things about this novel.

Would you be interested in traveling in any of these unconventional ways? Has any book made you want to travel in a unique or odd way? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Last Ten Books I Checked Out From the Library and Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books I Decided to DNF (did not finish) too Quickly (are you questioning your DNF choices on any books? If you have a policy to not DNF, put a spin on the topic to make it fit you.).” Honesty, I don’t spend too much time thinking about DNF books. I usually figure out pretty quickly if a book is for me or not. I don’t tend to keep track of DNFs and in many cases if I only get 15 pages in, I don’t really count it as a DNF. As it were, it would be really hard to come up with ten books to fit this week’s topic, so I will be doing something a little different. I’m listing the last ten books I checked out from the library that I never ended up reading. Sometimes this means that I gave it a chance, but we didn’t click, other times I just ran out of time and had to return it, and in some cases I just didn’t feel like reading that particular book at the time. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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Have you read any of these? Should I give any particular one another shot? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Worlds I Wouldn’t Want To Live In/Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In.” There are some fantastic literary worlds that I love exploring…on the page. If given the choice, I would not want to be a part of any of these worlds. I like my zombies/evil fae/vampires tucked nicely between the pages of books, thank you very much. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – I don’t think I have what it takes to survive the fairy world if I’m being honest.

2. A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi – While I once wrote I wouldn’t mind visiting Alaka, I would not want to live there. Too many dangerous characters.

3. The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman – Not super eager to be a part of a world with demons running around.

4. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – This world is amazing, but I would not like to be a part of a world with so much seismic activity…among other things.

5. Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Don’t sign me up to be transported to a world where vampires are present. I’m pretty sure I’d be picked off first.

6. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – Love the idea of being part of a team that hunts serial killers on paper, not so much in reality.

7. Sanctum by Sarah Fine – Please, may I never have to visit Hell to rescue anyone.

8. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – Although I have entertained the idea of visiting White London, I really don’t think I stand a chance against the Dane Twins.

9. And I Darken by Kiersten White – I love Lada, but I do not trust Lada.

10. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland – Zombies being a constant threat? Not a world I’d like to live in. I also have no fighting skills.

Would you take a chance in any of these worlds? Which bookish world would you rather avoid? Be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books With Names in the Title

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Best Character Names.” I wasn’t sure where to go with the topic this week. I wanted to do a list with unusual names, but in YA fantasy, for example, it seems everyone has an unusual name. So this week I’m sharing favorite books with names in the title. I discover that there are a lot more titles like this than I thought and that it’s really easy to leave out obvious ones. After I finished making this list, I realized I forgot Harry Potter, Anne of Green Gables, and Percy Jackson. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1.When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

2. Not Not, Not Ever by Lily Anderson

3. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

4. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

5. The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

6. My Lady Jane by Cynthis Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

7. Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

8. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

9. Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia by Jenny Torres Sanchez

10. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

Are you a fan of any of these books? Which books with a name in the title are your favorites? Be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Didn’t Love, But Am Glad I Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read.” I’m not sure I could comprise a list of books I hated, but am glad I read. I can’t stop thinking about all the books I could have read in place of the ones I hated. So for this week’s topic, I’m listing books I didn’t love (but also didn’t hate) that I’m still glad I picked up. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. Outlander by Diana Gaaldon – I did a buddy read of this one a couple of years ago or was it a year ago? Doesn’t matter. I probably wouldn’t have picked this one up on my own because of the hype and genre, but decided to give it a try anyways. Didn’t love it, but am glad I gave it a shot.

2. The Young Elites by Marie Lu – I wasn’t overly fond of Legend, so wasn’t planning to pick up this series. I ended up reading this one and liking it enough to finish the series. It’s not a favorite fantasy, but it has some great characters and a morally ambiguous lead who’s hard to forget.

3. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller – I was in no way blown away by this novel, but I do think it’s a really fun read and will probably pick up the sequel at some point.

4. Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman – I waited so long for this sequel and ended up being mostly disappointed. Still, there is a large part of me that is glad that I read it.

5. Emma by Jane Austen – This was my final Jane Austen book that I read. I can’t quite decide if this or Mansfield Park is my least favorite, but I feel a sense of accomplishment that I’ve read all her novels.

6. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi – I have a feeling that I’d like this one more if I read it today, but at the time that I did read it, I found the plot to be very much lacking. However, I will forever be grateful that it led me to the companion novel A Crown of Wishes as it is one of my favorite books.

7. These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas – On a whim I bought the sequel to this even though I gave this one three stars. I ended up rereading this one recently and it turns out, I actually like it more the second time around.

8. The Merciless by Danielle Vega – This was a solid three-star read for me that has its flaws, but I would still recommend it, especially during Halloween season.

9. Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly – I wasn’t as fond of this second book as I was the first, but still plan on finishing the series.

10. Geekerella by Ashley Poston – Lots of bloggers love this one and while I did enjoy it, I wasn’t completely taken with it. Still, I’m glad that I picked it up.

Which didn’t-hate-didn’t-love read are you happy you picked up? Be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.