Top Ten Tuesday: Just because I own it, doesn’t mean I’ve read it

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic but they’re taking a little break right now (well-deserved). The topic I’ve come up with this week is: Ten books that have been on my Kindle forever that I actually really want to read, but haven’t read yet

1) My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows – Purchased 12/13/2016
2) The Siren by Kiera Cass – Purchased 6/3/2017 (but on my TBR forever)
3) Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – Purchased 5/14/2017 (but on my TBR forever)
4) The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken – Purchased 9/30/2014
5) Bone Gap by Laura Ruby – Purchased 3/12/2017 (but on my TBR forever)

6) City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare – Purchased 11/25/2014
7) Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins – Purchased 4/12/2015
8) A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro – Purchased 12/27/2016
9) The 100 by Kass Morgan – Purchased 12/29/2014
10) The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow – Purchased 11/14/2015

Which of these do I need to move up my TBR?

Top Ten Tuesday: Meta-TTT

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic but they’re taking a little break right now (well-deserved). So I decided to take this moment to reflect on the numerous Top Ten Tuesday’s I’ve done in the past. Here are my Top Ten TTTs in order from more recent to less recent.

1) Favorite 2017 Covers – Pretty covers are my bread and butter. I loved looking through 2017 releases to find the covers that really stood out to me.

2) Books with a Summer Setting – Like seriously…did I even write this one? I vaguely remember doing it, but I waxed way more poetic in that intro paragraph than I usually do.

3) Things Books Make Me Want to Learn or Do – There are so many hobbies out there, but sometimes books make you interested in specific hobbies.

4) Reasons Why I Love Sarah Dessen – Beyond the obvious (I love her).

5) Characters That Need to Get Out of My Life – Here, let me rant for you (don’t @ me) (or do. I don’t care).

6) Books to Read if You’re in an X Mood – I still completely agree with all of these.

7) Songs That Should Be Books – Hi, I’m still waiting…but as an addition to this post, I’ve recently been thinking that somebody should write a YA series where each book is based on a different Taylor Swift song. SO GENIUS.

8) Thanksgiving with Fictional Families – Never have I wanted book characters to be real so badly.

9) Necessary Author Collaborations – I just read through this post again and I AM A GENIUS. All of these collaborations are so perfect!!!

10) Authors with Ties to BYU – I had to throw another plug in for my alma mater. This was such a fun post to research and write 🙂

Which topics have been your favorites over the years?

Top Ten Tuesday: The Best of 2017 So Far

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far

I haven’t been able to read as much this year as I thought I would (I’m about 14 books behind on my Goodreads challenge), but I’ve still read some good ones. Here they are in no particular order (titles link to Goodreads).

This Raging Light by Estelle Laure – 5 Stars
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen – 5 Stars
180 Seconds by Jessica Park – 5 Stars
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy – 5 Stars – Review
The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares – 5 Stars – Review

Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger – 5 Stars – Review
A Million Junes by Emily Henry – 4 Stars – Review
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer – 4 Stars – Review
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – 5 Stars
Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik – 4 Stars – Review

Top Ten Tuesday: The Eternal TBR

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

So many guys. There are so many of these (links to Goodreads).

Series that I haven’t started yet

For most of these, I literally have the first book in the series just chilling on my shelf or Kindle, I just haven’t been able to get to them!

The Raven Cycle

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater – I’ve only heard good things about this series and the covers are so pretty!

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman – This is one that my husband wants to do a buddy read with me on. But I only want to do it if he can commit to finishing them all in a timely manner which…he can’t commit to :/

Shades of Magic

Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab – I love these covers and I love This Savage Song and I’ve heard really good things…need I go on?

Red Rising Trilogy

Red Rising by Pierce Brown – This is one that I was really interested in a couple years ago, but have cooled off on since. I still want to read it though–my husband’s cousin gave this series a great review.

The Darkest Minds series

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken – I was interested in these books, but then I heard that the movie would be coming out with Mandy Moore in it.

The Young Elites series

The Young Elites by Marie Lu – I enjoyed her other series, so I’m interested in this one too.

His Fair Assassin trilogy

His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers – I tried reading the first book once and didn’t really get into it. Now, I feel like the timing is right and that I’d really enjoy these books.

The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare – I’ll basically read any book about Shadowhunters.

The Witchlands by Susan Dennard – I’ve heard good things about this series–just need to start reading the first book (which is currently on my Kindle…)

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch – Basically the same story as The Witchlands. Also, those covers are super appealing to me for some reason.

BONUS: Started, but not finished

Flavia de Luce by Alan Bradley
Stopped after: The first book. I have like…the next five on my shelf. I think I just need to be in the right mood and then I’ll read all of them in like 2 weeks.

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Stopped after: Book #5. Here’s the thing. I was waiting for book #6 to come out and then when I finally got it, I had forgotten everything that had happened in the previous books. So I wanted to reread the first 5, but that’s a much bigger commitment than just reading the last one.

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Stopped after: The first book. These just take a while to get through. I’ll make it eventually.

Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore
Stopped after: Either #5 or #6. But that in and of itself is the problem. I can never remember which book I’m on and there are so many!

Jackaby by William Ritter
Stopped after: The first book. I have books 2 and 3 on my shelf, just waiting. I really enjoyed the first book so there is no reason why I shouldn’t enjoy the next two…I just haven’t felt particularly enthused (even though I still want to read them).

The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson
Stopped after: The second book. I think I’ve been telling myself that I want to reread the first two books before finishing the third, but I just need to own up to the fact that this will never happen and just finish the series.

Legend by Marie Lu
Stopped after: The second book. This is a series that I picked up, read the first two books, and then forgot about while I was waiting for the third book to come out. Now I have the third book on my shelf, but can’t remember anything that happened in the first two books.

Which of these unread/unfinished series should I move to the top of the list? What are some series that you have yet to start/complete?

 

Top Ten Tuesday: The Last Ten eBooks I’ve Added to My Kindle

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: 10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List

I had a birthday a couple of months ago and was gifted an Amazon gift card from my thoughtful husband. I decided to just add it to my Amazon account for whenever I saw a book that I’ve been wanting had been discounted. So here are the books I ended up getting:

1) An Uncertain Choice series by Jody Hedlund

2) Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr

3) Fireworks by Katie Cotugno

4) The Siren by Kiera Cass

5) The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse

6) Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund

7) Resonance by Erica O’Rourke

8) The Rose & Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

9) Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

10) What’s A Soulmate? by Lindsey Ouimet

Which of these have you heard of/read? Which should I move to the top of my TBR?

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2017 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Summer Reads Freebie

Summer used to be this great time when I didn’t have to go to school and I could just relax and read ALL THE TIME. But then I grew up and got a full-time job and now I don’t actually have any extra time to read during the Summer. Summer is now just like any other time of the year *sigh*. Can anyone relate to this???

Despite all of that, I still have some books that I’m hoping (fingers crossed!) to get to this Summer just to have an arbitrary deadline. Here are my top ten picks (links to Goodreads):

1) Once and For All by Sarah Dessen – My husband pre-ordered this one for my birthday and I’m SO EXCITED.

2) Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – I picked this up a few weeks ago at B&N and I’ve only heard good things!

3) The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken – I follow Mandy Moore on Insta and I guess this is being turned into a movie and she’s in it? So I’d like to read it sometime before the movie comes out.

4) Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine – I really love this series! I have the ARC on my Kindle right now and I can’t wait to dive into it!

5) Beastly Bones by William Ritter – I read the first one last year and have books two and three on my shelf, I just haven’t had time to continue the series even though I liked the first one.

6) The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley – Similar story as Beastly Bones–I have pretty much this whole series and LOVED the first book, I just need to keep going!

7) Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – I liked the second book less than the first book, so I’m hoping this third one really does it for me (and has about ten times the Kitty).

8) Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – This was one of my most anticipated books, but I honestly kind of forgot about it. Hopefully I can still get to it this summer though!

9) A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman – My mother-in-law really loved this book and my mom is also reading it right now. I think it’ll be a nice departure from my norm.

10) Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab – I was just scanning my Goodreads to find a #10 and I didn’t realize how soon this book comes out! So pumped!

Which of these should I read first? And what are some books on your Summer 2017 TBR?