Top Ten Tuesday: Random Quotes from Random TBR Books

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 Book Quote Freebie.” Please tell me I’m not the only one who dreads when we have to do a quote topic for TTT. I am the worst at keeping track of quotes and have actually somehow gotten worse these past few years. So what can I possibly do with this week’s topic? How about something equal parts fun and chaotic? I am pulling ten random TBR books from my shelf, turning to a random page (a very early page because I don’t want spoilers) and sharing the first quote I see. Maybe this will motivate me to pick these up…Covers linked to Goodreads.

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1. No Filter and Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado

“Not that I’m not cute. Because I’m CUTE, okay? These brows? These curls? These eyes-so-brown they look like the rich soil of the earth? This melanated skin? This body?”

2. The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw

“It was her or the rest of us. If I’d tried, we’d have all died.”

3. Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie

“I didn’t know bananas were good for roses.”

4. Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

“Forgive me, Father. You’re the first man I’ve seen in years.” When he only stared at me, I clarified, “The first living man. I’ve seen plenty of dead ones.”

5. Stormsong by C.L. Polk

“Is it true they can’t lie?”

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6. Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

“Why shouldn’t she be picky? You have to work for most of your life. Might as well find something she likes.”

7. Unbroken by C.L. Clark

“They’re making us live on the scraps of the city. The old Medina used to be beautiful. Look at this.”

8. She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

“One day soon our ancestors will intervene to end this suffering. They will.”

9. Witchlings by Claribel A. Ortega

“Witchlings, prepare your amulets!”

10. The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton

“Children, say your farewells, and let us fly, shall we?”

Have you read any of these? Which of these quotes is the most intriguing? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!

Top Ten Tuesday: 2020 Books I Was Excited to Get But Haven’t 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 Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read.” I see that we are calling ourselves out today with this week’s post. Honestly, I could have made an embarrassingly long list with this topic, but for the sake of brevity I have narrowed this list down to ten and am only focusing on books I got in 2020 that I haven’t read yet. 2020 was the first year of the pandemic and so I spent more time than usual thinking about what could keep me busy. Books were the natural choice and so I probably spent way too much money on them that year. Turns out that this is actually the first year of the pandemic where it feels like I am getting more reading done. 2020 and 2021 were sort of meh reading years for me. Go figure. Covers linked to Goodreads.

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1. The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

2. The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio 

3. The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext edited by Felicia Rose Chavez, José Olivarez, and Willie Perdomo

4. The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar 

5. A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

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6. The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

7. Prime Deceptions by Valerie Valdes

8. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

9. Into the Forest and All the Way Through by Cynthia Pelayo

10. Latinx Screams edited by V. Castro and Cina Pelayo

Have you read any of these? Which one should I pick up first? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Nonsensical Reasons Why I Love Being a Bookworm

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 Characters.” If you can believe it, I am actually the literal worst at remembering which characters are bookish. I don’t know why, but it’s not something that I pay particular attention to. Which makes zero sense since I am a bookworm and surely, I would notice if I had this in common with one of them and yet…Soooo, instead I am going to share ten nonsensical reasons why I love being a bookworm. These things can only truly be understood by a fellow reader. I am confident all of you can relate.

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1. That euphoric feeling you get when entering a bookstore

2. Being able to recommend a book (or ten) to anyone on the fly

3. Telling people how many books you’ve read in any given time just to see the awe on their faces

4. Nerding out over a book with a complete stranger

5. Pretty book editions

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6. The joy when your library holds come in

7. Book sales

8. Book mail

9. Knowing there are always new books, new mediums, and new genres to discover

10. The online book community

What are some reasons you love being a bookworm? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!

Top Ten Tuesday: One-Word Association

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 One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read.” I am going to change this week’s topic just a little bit and instead of doing one-word reviews for these last ten books I read, I am going to play one-word association. It’s the first word that comes to mind when I think of these books and I feel like that is a better representation of what you can expect from them. Covers linked to Goodreads.

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1. Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman – PRECIOUS

2. The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill – WELCOMING

3. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan – GRIEF-STRICKEN

4. Spy x Family, Vol. 1 by Tatsuya Endo – AMUSING

5. The Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams – SWOON-WORTHY

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6. Witch Hat Atelier, Vol. 1 by Kamome ShirahamaENCHANTING

7. Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. Morrow – DISTURBING

8. Sweethand by N.G. Peltier – DELECTABLE

9. Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev – YEARNING

10. XOXO by Axie Oh – CUTE

Have you read any of these? What word would you use to describe these? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!