Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of August 2, 2016 is: top ten books that you would buy right now if someone handed you a fully loaded gift card *opens GoodReads app and want-to-read list.*
I decided to go with an additional theme of unreleased books, since I can just get already released books from the library.
1. Preorder Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
2. Preorder A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray
3. Preorder Witch’s Pyre by Josephine Angelini
4. Preorder The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
5. Preorder The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman
6. Preorder Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare
7. Preorder Heartless by Marissa Meyer
8. Preorder Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
9. Preoder The Mystery of the Painted Dragon by Katherine Woodfine
10. Preorder Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
Honorable Mention — A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir, which I have pre-ordered already
What books do you have on your TTT this week? What books would you buy if you had a fully loaded gift card? Feel free to leave a link to your TTT in a comment
Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of July 26, 2016 is: top ten books that you want to learn after reading a book or have learned after reading a book…this should be an interesting topic.
A little late for posting, but better now than never 🙂
*Want to learn, haven’t learned yet
**A skill in-process
1. Krav maga** | City of Bones by Cassandra Clare — I’m still very much a beginner, but I have picked up a few useful things
2. Pigpen cipher | The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein — Useful if you’re hesitant about journaling in public spaces 🙂
3. Architecture / design* | Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
4. Apparition* | The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling — Sadly I do not think I will ever learn how to
5. Writing well** | Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott — This one is in process
6. Learn Greek or Ancient Greek* | Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan — Unfortunately the few Greek words are not words that you would use in a day-to-day conversation (I hope)
7. Learn Old Norse* | The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini — The same thing that can said about my Greek can be said of my Old Norse.
8. Archery** | The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — I know the basics, but I am no where near Katniss’s level.
9. Fencing* | Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas — I’m interested a little in learning how to fence from Throne of Glass, but I’ve never gotten around to it.
That’s it for this week–what books do you have on your TTT this week? What have books inspired you to go out and learn? Feel free to leave a link to your TTT in a comment
Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of July 19, 2016 is: top ten books set outside of the US–by outside the United States, I’m assuming that means anywhere else in the world (since high fantasy worlds are separate?).
1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling — Set in Britain
2. The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman — Set in Regency-era Britain, I believe
3. Winter by Marissa Meyer — Set in outer space, Luna (the moon), and the Eastern Commonwealth (?)
4. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie — Set in Egypt
5. The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine — Set in Britain
Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of April 12, 2016 is ten books every x (fill in x with your choice) should read. So I chose to do a list of ten (YA) books people who don’t consider themselves bookworms should read or consider reading:
I think all, if not most of these books have film adaptations (or soon to be released film adaptations) and are relatively well known films, so from a non-bookworm’s perspective, I think it would be interesting to read one of my favorite movies as a book.
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. Divergent by Veronica Roth
4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
5. The Giver by Lois Lowry
6. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
7. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
8. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
9. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of March 29, 2016 is ten of my recent favorite reads or disappointing reads. I couldn’t think of a full ten for one or the other, so I ended up just doing five of each.
5 Recent Enjoyable Reads
1. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
The red herrings and plot twists were well done. I think this is my favorite Agatha Christie novel so far.
2. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Both the cover and the synopsis promised a suspenseful novel with multi-dimensional travel and it delivered.
3. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
4. Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
I didn’t like Ten Thousand Skies Above You as much as A Thousand Pieces of You since there wasn’t as many surprising twists, but I still enjoyed it and that cliffhanger…
5. Winter by Marissa Meyer
Besides City of Heavenly Fire and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I think Winter is one of my favorite last books of a series.
Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of March 22, 2016 is books I love, but don’t talk about (bookworm guilt).
1. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
4. Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
5. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of March 15, 2016 is books on my spring TBR…for this there are so many! 🙂
1. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
2. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
3. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
4. The Circle by Dave Eggers
5. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
6. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
7. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
8. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
9. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
10. The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein
What books are on your spring TBR / TTT? Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? Feel free to leave a link to your TTT in a comment–I’d love to check them out 🙂
Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of March 8, 2016 is about ten characters everyone seems to love but I don’t get or vice versa.
1. Penryn from Angelfall by Susan Ee
I liked that Penryn was an independent and brave heroine, but I just didn’t feel really connected to her.
2. Ruby from The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
The author made it clear that Ruby had gone through a lot of trauma. However I just didn’t like her character very much or the decisions she made sometimes.
3. Meira from Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Although I didn’t necessarily want Meira to die (she does prove herself to be very capable in the book), I didn’t exactly really like and cheer for her in the book.
4. Thomas from The Maze Runner by James Dashner
After the end of The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure, I just couldn’t bring myself to like Thomas, especially at the end of The Death Cure where I was very mad at him.
5. Wylan from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Again, I just didn’t really connect to his character.
I was not able to think of five more popular characters who I just didn’t get, so I have a Top 5 list. What characters / books are on your TTT’s this week? Feel free to post a link to your TTT in a comment–I’d love to check them out 🙂
Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of February 23, 2016 is about books we enjoyed last year that were not of our usual genre. I can’t recall many books that were out of my comfort zone around last year, so some of them are from this year and are marked with *.
1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman*
Normally I don’t read magical realism, so this book surprised me with how much I enjoyed it.
2. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson*
This book did have fantasy elements in it, but it also had historical fiction elements, which is not my usual genre. Despite how much time the main character spends traveling, it was still a pretty fascinating read.
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
I normally don’t read biographies, but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this book.
4. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
I’m more of a fantasy than a mystery reader, but I really enjoyed this mystery novel and it’s definitely one of my favorite Agatha Christie novels.
Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of February 16, 2016 is about music and books, so I made a list of ten books and ten songs that I thought went with the over all feel of the book.
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins | Help I’m Alive by Metric
2. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey | Bury Me Alive by We Are the Fallen
3. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart | Lithium by Evanescence
4. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas | New Way to Bleed by Evanescence
5. The Rose Society by Marie Lu | In the Dark by Flyleaf