Best Books of 2017 So Far (Top Ten Tuesday #27)

Best Books of 2017 So Far

I’ve read so many great books so far in 2017. I had a hard time narrowing this list of best books of 2017 down to only 10, but here they are. Best Books I’ve Read So Far in 2017 We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel My Life with the Liars by Caela Carter The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak The Yellow Envelope by Kim Dinan Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Tumbling by Caela Carter The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (review coming soon) The Upside of Unrequited […]

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Series I Want to Read (Top Ten Tuesday #26)

Series I Want to Read

I love book series. I sometimes struggle to get through descriptive or character-driven books, so when it’s a series, it feels like I’m getting a deal: more plot with the same characters, so less character descriptions or introduction. If I had to choose to read only series or only stand alone books for the rest of my life, I think I’d go with series. But of course they are a time commitment, so there are always more I need to get to. 9 Series I Want to Read (I couldn’t come up with a 10th! I’m sure I’ll find one on everyone else’s lists today.) […]

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Books My Husband Should Read (Top Ten Tuesday #25)

Books My Husband Should Read

Books Are Like Couple Friends One of the hardest things about being married is finding couple friends. You each have to like both people, and they both have to like you both. We have a few couples that we love, but there are others where I love the wife, and Jim hates the wife, or vice versa. We’re constantly on the look out for new couple friends. I think books are kind of the same way. I love to share books with my husband. It started with Harry Potter while we were dating, and though Jim doesn’t read much, I’m constantly on the look out for […]

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Latest YA Additions to My TBR List (Top Ten Tuesday #24)

Latest YA Additions to My TBR List

Since I paired down my TBR list at the beginning of this year, I didn’t have 10 books in a specific genre for today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic. Instead I’m just sharing general YA fiction titles. 10 most recent YA fiction additions to my TBR list   Geekerella by Ashley Poston The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2) by Brittany Cavallaro Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Far Far Away by Tom McNeal The Possible by Tara Altebrando The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Me, Him, Them, & It by Caela […]

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Anticipated Releases For The Second Half of 2017 (Top Ten Tuesday #23)

Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2017

So many great authors have new books coming out during the second half of this year. I almost don’t even care what these books are about. I’m reading based on the authors’ past work only. 10 books I’m anticipating for the second half of 2017 Renegades by Marissa Meyer The Book of Dust Volume 1 by Philip Pullman There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco Sourdough by Robin Sloan Piper by Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg Wish You Were Here by Renee Carlino Far from the Tree by Robin Benway […]

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Beach Reads (Top Ten Tuesday #22)

Books I'd Read if I Had a Week Alone at the Beach

This week’s top ten category is Summer Freebie. Nothing says summer to me more than a beach read. Here are 10 beach-y books that I’d like to read if I went to the beach alone for a week. New-to-Me Beach Reads The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan Open Road Summer by Emery Lord The Girl You Left Behind (The Girl You Left Behind #1) by Jojo Moyes The Distance Between Us by Kasie West The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli Beach Books to Re-Read Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard Attachments by Rainbow Rowell Emmy & Oliver by Robin […]

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Harry Potter Fandom (Top Ten Tuesday #21)

Harry Potter

When it comes to fandom, which is this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, there is really only one series that gets me fired up. I’m talking of course about Harry Potter. It’s no secret that I’m a Potterhead. As is my husband and our young son. There is no shortage of amazing Harry Potter items on Etsy, so that’s where I’ll focus my post today. Harry Potter items from Etsy I wouldn’t mind owning Hogwarts Watercolor Picture by ArtQuality Tea Mug by MoonChildCraftsShop Harry Potter and Hedwig Keychain by SogniDiFimoShop Gryffindor Quidditch Hoodie by ahhTEES Hogwarts Bookends by KnobCreekMetalArts Harry Potter Bookmark by BigNerdWolf Stemless Wineglass Set by […]

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10 Books on my Spring TBR (Top Ten Tuesday #20)

Spring TBR List 2017

Since I already do a monthly TBR list post, I thought I’d use today’s Top Ten Tuesday to share the review copies I’ve received that I really need to read this spring. I am still so behind on my NetGalley queue (and other review copies I’ve received by email), and I don’t always list those books on my monthly TBR posts. Review copies I need to read this spring One of the Boys by Daniel Magariel Ashes by Steven Manchester Setting Free the Kites by Alex George Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star Thanks a Lot, John Leclair by Johanna Parkhurst Of Stillness and Storm by Michèle Phoenix To Capture […]

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Books I liked More or Less than I expected (Top Ten Tuesday #19)

Books I Liked More or Less Than Expected

I almost always have expectations going into reading a book. Usually I’ve read other reviews of the book, or I’ve at least read (and remember) the summary, and I have formed an opinion one way or the other. And most of the time, books meet my expectations. But sometimes they do not. Today I’m sharing 10 books that either exceeded my expectations or left me feeling disappointed. Books I liked more than I expected We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen (review coming next week) The Best Possible Answer by E. Katherine Kottaras Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon Stuck in Neutral […]

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Valentine’s Book Covers (Top Ten Tuesday #18)

Valentine's Book Covers

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is Valentine’s Day themed of course. It was supposed to be All About Romance Tropes/Types, but I instead decided to go with a Valentine’s Book Covers theme. Each of these 9 books (I couldn’t find a 10th) have either red and/or hearts on the cover. I have read and loved all of these books although they are not all traditional romance stories. Valentine’s Book Covers Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay Me Before You by Jojo Moyes The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett Eligible (The Austen Project) by Curtis Sittenfeld Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway The Best […]

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