Tag: Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Characters I’d Like to Check in With

Top Ten Characters I’d Like to Check in With

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Characters You Want To Check in With.” 1) Teddy Lupin from Harry Potter– I know wanting to check in with the second generation of Harry Potter characters will probably be on everyone’s list today, but I couldn’t help myself! I loved the parallelism between Harry and Teddy’s characters and would love to see what he (and all of his various cousins since, you know, everyone’s related now) is up to now! 2) Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries– […]


Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added to my TBR

Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added to my TBR

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic was “Top Ten Books You’ve Recently Added to Your TBR.” My list this week is a mix of old, new, and upcoming releases, including full novels and novellas! 1) None of the Above– A really fascinating looking novel that focuses on a girl who finds out she’s intersex…and how that news impacts and changes her life. 2) Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between– I love Jennifer E, Smith’s romances, and I especially love how the cover of this one coordinates with […]


Top Ten Books From My Childhood I’d Like to Revisit

Top Ten Books From My Childhood I’d Like to Revisit

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic was Top Ten Books From Your Childhood/Teen Years You’d like to revisit. I decided to split my list in half between favorite childhood picture books and middle grade books! Childhood: 1) Madeline– My absolute favorite childhood book, Madeline was my childhood role model. When I was eight I even got to “meet” Madeline at a Nordstrom Madeline brunch, and I had a lifesize Madeline doll! 2) Chicka Chicka Boom Boom– A close runner up for my favorite childhood book, my copy […]


Top Ten Books On My Spring 2015 TBR

Top Ten Books On My Spring 2015 TBR

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic was SO fun, as it highlights all of the spring releases I’m anticipating! I luckily have some of these pre-ordered already, and am hoping to get my hands on the others, as these are all books I’d love to have my own copies of! The titles are in no particular order, and links go to Goodreads. 1) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas 2) Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge 3) A Darker Shade of Magic by V. […]


Top Ten Books for Readers Who Like Older-Skewing YA

Top Ten Books for Readers Who Like Older-Skewing YA

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic was a fill in the blank “Top Ten Books If You Like ____.” Personally I love to read YA that focuses on older teens, struggling with issues such as college, relationships, jobs, etc. that are problems that are very real for young adults but generally get ignored in favor of the high school age range in YA fiction. A lot of these themes I have yet to encounter in the New Adult genre, so I try to find YA novels that […]


Top Ten ALL TIME FAVORITE Books From The Past 3 Years

Top Ten ALL TIME FAVORITE Books From The Past 3 Years

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic focuses on the top ten books you’ve read within the past three years. A majority of my picks are YA, with a couple of adult novels I read for my literature classes in college that really stuck with me! Titles will link to my reviews, or Goodreads if I have not published a review at this point. 1) The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin- This series. It was unlike any other YA series I’ve ever read, and had me […]


Top Ten Bookish Problems

Posted February 16, 2015 in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 30 Comments
Top Ten Bookish Problems

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Book Related Problems You Have. 1) Storage: I feel like this is going to be on everyone’s list this week, but it’s a serious issue! I feel like I am pretty good about using the library (probably about 40% of the books I read I check out) but even with three tall bookcases I am overflowing. My book buying has definitely increased since starting my blog, but it’s also made me much better at avoiding buying titles that […]


Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romance In Fiction

Posted February 9, 2015 in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 39 Comments
Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romance In Fiction

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is inspired by Valentine’s Day, and focuses on tropes you either like or dislike when it comes to reading a romance. I’ve decided to split my list to include five of both topics! Things I Like When It Comes to Romance In Books 1) Witty Banter. Nothing pulls me in more than a couple who can verbally spar with one another, as well as have an intelligent conversation. Sometimes it needs to be about more than just the swoons. 2) The […]


Top Ten Books I’d Love to Read with a Book Club

Posted January 26, 2015 in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 30 Comments
Top Ten Books I’d Love to Read with a Book Club

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is ten books you’d want to read with your book club (whether you belong to one or wish you did!) I decided to split mine up by my favorite genres when it comes to discussions. I love YA books that tackle tough social topics, so I chose three books that handled different issues and that handled the tough topics without being preachy. Topics in my picks include racism, bullying, abusive relationships, and slut shaming. As I’ve mentioned before, along with majoring […]


Top Ten Favorite Villains/Antagonists

Posted January 19, 2015 in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 25 Comments
Top Ten Favorite Villains/Antagonists

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week is a freebie topic, so I decided to look at my favorite villains and antagonists from (mostly) YA literature. 1. Lord Voldemort- I don’t think this needs much explanation. Voldy is definitely my favorite villain, and not just because he’s from my favorite series. He’s complex, incredibly smart, and more dedicated to and in tune with magic than any wizard ever. 2. The Darkling- I loved him throughout the series, even after we learn that he’s a “bad guy.” His motives are […]