Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed But Rarely Talk About

Happy Top Ten Tuesday!

Oh wow, it’s been awhile y’all! I went from one week not really having anything to add for Top Ten Tuesday, then another week completely forgetting to post. So here I am now! Trying to catch back up with this weeks theme.

I love all of these books, but oddly don’t talk about them much. Why? Because I don’t own any copies of them. It’s hard for me to remember off the top of my head sometimes when someone asks for a recommendation. Or I can’t hand it off to a friend to read from my own library. But if you’re interested in these, definitely add them to your TBR.

I don’t have reviews for everything (some of these were before I started my blog!), but I linked the ones I do have.

The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden

I have been forever shouting this series praises and desperately wish I owned my own copies! Such a fantastic mythical world with plenty of action, the perfect amount of romance and everything in between.

The Girl in the Tower || The Winter of the Witch

Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes

I read most of this series before I started my blog/bookstagram and couldn’t believe it took me so long to read them! I loved this magic system and world. The ships squeezed my heart and I had a hard time looking away from reading this series.

Crystal Storm || Immortal Reign

Next Year in Havana & When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

I have loooved both of these! Cleeton’s historical fiction books are engaging and romantic. I even got an ARC of her next one, The Last Train to Key West because I couldn’t wait for the release.

Next Year in Havana || When We Left Cuba

Air Awakens Series by Elise Kova

I KNOW I KNOW. I TALK ABOUT THIS SERIES, BUT NOT ENOUGH. NOT. ENOUGH. I wish I owned all of these y’all. I think they would show up in about all of my Instagram posts.

Air Awakens || Fire Falling || Earth’s End || Water’s Wrath || Crystal Crowned

New Orleans Rush by Kelly Siskind

Utterly smitten with this contemporary romance. It is fantastic and I highly recommend it. Cute, steamy, a good plot that adds some flair. And it’s set in New Orleans…with a magician!


The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

I LOVE THIS BOOK. I’m pretty sure this was one of my first contemporary romances ever. And it was a gem. Now I’m smitten with the genre.


Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

I adore all things Brandon Sanderson. I have read over 10 of his books and not one has disappointed. Warbreaker doesn’t get talked about enough. I hope one day for a sequel! (This doesn’t end on a cliffhanger though!)


The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I think I hide from talking about these a lot because the format is so unique and I have had a hard time convincing people to read it. I’d definitely say give the audio a try! This books are dynamite and jaw-dropping.

Obsidio Review

The Legends of the First Empire Series by Michael J. Sullivan

These aren’t all of the books in the series (they’re two more), but I think this is such a hidden fantasy series! They vaguely remind me of Sanderon’s books. A huge world system with complicated magic and politics that are explained so well you can keep up. I can’t wait to see where the rest of this series goes.

Age of Myth || Age of Swords || Age of War || Age of Legend

The Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty

I need to up my game in promoting this series because it is crazy UNDERRATED. An Aladdin gender-bend with a beautiful world and so many things happening at once. I am on pins and needles waiting for the finale this summer.

The City of Brass || The Kingdom of Copper

What are some books you don’t talk often enough about? Do we have any of the same ones? Lets talk in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring TBR!

Happy Top Ten Tuesday!

Oh man, I’ve got new releases, great backlist and all the in-between for my Spring TBR. It’s going to be a good season!

Imagine Me (Shatter Me #6) by Tahereh Mafi

AHHHHH WE ARE AT LAST AT THE LAST BOOK. I still don’t know if this series should have been continued, but these books are also addicting so it’s fine. I am excited to know how this will all wrap up!

A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion #1) by Francine Rivers

My library hold for this is FINALLY coming through in the next two weeks. I’m going to try listening to it first. I’ve been interested in this because the rave reviews have me convinced I’ll love it.

Lucky Caller by Emma Mills

I saw this on Instagram, thought it sounded like a cute YA contemporary debut. And here we are! My library hold will come through soon and I think I’ll find it as the perfect spring book.

Voyager (Outlander #3) by Diana Gabaldon

I’m almost finished with Dragonfly in Amber, so I KNOW I will read this one in the next month. I’m trying to read one a month (because whoa every single one of these books is massive).

Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

UH OF COURSE I’M READING THIS THE MOMENT IT IS IN MY HANDS. That’s all the information you need about how much I loved Aurora Rising.

Dark Shores (Dark Skies #2) by Danielle L Jensen

I was very fortunate to receive an ARC of this book, and I am thrilled. I really enjoyed Dark Shores and I’m obsessed with her other duology, The Bridge Kingdom. This is sure to be a great read!

A Murderous Relation (Veronica Speedwell #5) by Deanna Raybourn

At last, I get the ending to this series. AND AT LAST I BETTER GET A HAPPY ENDING.

Of Curses and Kisses (St. Rosetta’s Academy #1) by Sandhya Menon

A denial from Netgalley didn’t deter me from still wanting to read this. My library got it so it’s not waiting in my holds! I loooove a Beauty and the Beast retelling.

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

It’s time. It’s time for me to read a book from the Queen of the slow-burn romance. This is a mega contemporary and I am mega ready for it.

King of the South (Belgrave Dynasty #1) by Calia Reed

I saw a favorite author of mine recommend this, and after I looked it up I knew I wanted to read it. A historical romance that sounds oh so good.

What books are on your Spring TBR? Do we have any of the same ones? Lets talk in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday: The Last 10 Books I Read With Single-Word Titles

Happy Top Ten Tuesday!

I thought this was going to be more difficult than it turned out to be. They’re actually quite a few single word title books out there.

I went with the last 10 I read and what opinions I have about them! Some were great, some were closer to duds, but all could be something you might want to try reading.

Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard

I was happily surprised at how much I enjoyed reading this! It was great as an audio book. I thought it started off a bit slow, but by then end I was invested in the story.

Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon

Yes, yes. I finally read this! Oooh man. And now I know that this year will be spent reading all of these (new 2020 goal alert). I love Claire and Jamie!

East (East #1) by Edith Pattou

This was unique and fun. I love how quick the chapters were and the multi-POV that kept things moving. It was a light romance with lots of mythical creatures. I definitely plan on reading West!

Confess by Colleen Hoover

I love everything CoHo writes. This is no exception. A romance set in downtown Dallas with lots of drama. A good book to binge in one evening.

Ashlords (Ashlords #1) by Scott Reintgen

I read this as an ARC! I picked it out because it was supposed to be reminiscent of The Scorpio Races. It did have some things that reminded me of that book (namely, the magical horses). I really enjoyed this one.

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

As my second Ernshaw book, I just don’t think the stories and I mix. I once again found myself a bit bored and waiting for something to happen. The romance needed more umph too.

Starsight (Skyward #1) by Brandon Sanderson

I loooooove Brandon Sanderson. It’s aaaaamazing. This series is great and I can’t believe I have to wait so long to read the next one!

Rebel (Legend #4) by Marie Lu

Didn’t know how I would feel about this one, but y’all. It was actually a great conclusion. I got the ended I NEEDED to be satisfied with June and Day’s story.

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

A suuuper short, quick book. An interesting concept. A bit odd and random too. I couldn’t connect with the story that well.

Imber (Thanatos Trilogy #1) by Tyffany Hackett

This was a Kindle Unlimited find! It was great. I enjoyed this YA fantasy. So much that I have the second book downloaded, I just need to get to it!

What’s the last single-word title book you read? Have you read any that are on my list? Lets talk in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Follow On Social Media

Happy Top Ten Tuesday!

This was a fun topic this week! A little hard for me to think about, but when I considered how many photos of bookish boyfriends I could see, it became a whole lot easier.

Rhys – ACOTAR Series

Ohhhh yes. Can I please get selfies of Rhys all day long? I don’t think it’s too much to ask. [Which means this one could definitely apply to Cassian and Azriel too].

Thomas Cresswell – Stalking Jack the Ripper Series

Clearly, I mostly want pictures of my bookish boyfriends. AND WHO DOESN’T LOVE THOMAS CRESSWELL?

Calla – Wild Duology

Mostly because I know she’ll post pictures of Jonah (hello hot tub photo from Wild at Heart). But also because I would love to see all of Alaska photos!

Lara Jean – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Series

Could you imagine all of the amazing baking photos there would be?! As a fellow baker I would love this (and ya know…pictures of Peter K.).

Shallan – The Stormlight Archive Series

She’s an AMAZING artist in this series and her “artwork” is even in the books! Definitely think her artwork on social media would be top notch.

Aelin – Throne of Glass Series

I know she’d post a lot of pictures of Rowan and I AM HERE FOR IT. I think I would follow just about anyone in this world. There’s so many great options.

Olivia Langley – Faking Under the Mistletoe

Olivia is someone you want to be friends with so easily. I adored her character and personality in this book and think she would be so fun to follow on social media. She’d keep things lively!

Grant and Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Okay, but honestly. Who doesn’t think it would be so cool to follow a President on social media?! And I don’t mean those that are ultimately managed by someone else, but an honest Instagram page from a President during these time periods. I found both of these books so fascinating.

Lou – Serpent & Dove

Yes please. I want to be this chicks best friend. I think we could bond over our love a pastries.

The entire crew of Squad 312 – The Aurora Cycle Series


Who would you follow on social media? Anyone from my list on yours? Lets talk in the comments!

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