Top Ten Tuesday: Unique Books to Add To Your List1

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Top Ten Of The Most Unique Books I’ve Read (topic originally done 4/14) Some variations: top ten unique sounding books on my TBR, top ten most unique books I’ve read in X genre, etc

All books are unique but there are a couple that stand out from the rest. Whether it is a cookbook or a guidebook, these ten unique books are a definite must to add to your TBR list.

For the book lover and bibliophile:

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Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover by Paul Buckley and Audrey Niffenegger

If you would like to read my review of this book, you can find it here.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books Coming in 2017

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017

A lot of the authors I usually read didn’t have books coming out next year. So I had to do a lot of searching of which books I look forward to reading next year. I am still working on my TBR list that was made up approximately two years ago! Most likely, these are the books that I would like to read next year, but with a high chance that I will get to it in 2018:

1. Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

2. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

3. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

4. My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

5. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

6. The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

7. Ever The Hunted by Erin Summerill

8. The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn

9. Pretend We Are Lovely by Noley Reid

10. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016

At first I wasn’t going to this, but then I looked at my Goodreads Reading List and realized that I read (and currently reading) new authors for me…so why not?

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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

(This one is really good, especially if you love to write and/or love to read fanfiction)

The Wrath & The Dawn  and The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

( A great series! Could not put it down)

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately

1.  Paris For One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

“Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She’s never even been on a weekend away—to anywhere, and certainly not with her boyfriend. Everyone knows traveling abroad isn’t really her thing. But when Nell’s boyfriend fails to show up for their romantic mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone—including herself—wrong. Alone and in Paris, Nell uncovers a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Adventurous, funny, and charming, Paris for One is vintage Moyes—as are the eight stories that round out the collection.”

 

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2. The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot

Sometimes to move forward, you have to go back…

One post. That’s all it took to destroy the care free, glamorous life of pro golfer Reed Stewart. One tiny post on the Internet.

Then again, it’s not like Reed’s been winning many tournaments lately, and his uncle isn’t the only one who says it’s because of the unfinished business he left behind back home in Bloomville, Indiana—namely Reed’s father, the Honorable Judge Richard P. Stewart, and the only girl Reed ever loved, Becky Flowers.

But Reed hasn’t spoken to either his father or Becky in over a decade.

Until that post on the Internet. Suddenly, Reed’s family has become a national laughingstock, his publicist won’t stop calling, his siblings are begging for help, and Reed realizes he has no other choice: He’s got to go home to face his past . . . the Judge and the girl he left behind.

Becky’s worked hard to build her successful senior relocation business, but she’s worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed—which hasn’t been easy, considering he’s their hometown’s golden boy, and all anyone ever talks about. It was fine while they were thousands of miles apart, but now he’s back in Bloomville. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him—until his family hires her to help save his parents.

Now Reed and Becky can’t avoid one another…or the memories of that one fateful night.

Can the quirky residents of Bloomville bring these two young people back together, or will Reed and Becky continue to allow their pasts to deny them the future they deserve?

This warm, thought-provoking book, told entirely in texts, emails, and journal entries, is as much about the enduring bond of families as it is about second chances at love, and will delight as much as it entertains.”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters I’d Name a Child or Pet After

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Ten Characters I’d Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc. After

1. Gemma Doyle from A Great and Terrible Beauty

Gemma is fiery, independent, and care about those around her…what a strong name to have!

 

 

 

 

 

2. Emma Woodhouse from Emma by Jane Austen

Emma might have been a spoiled and snobbish character but beneath there is a good heart.

 

 

3. Katrina Van Tassel from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

May not be a big fan of the character but I like the sound of “Katrina” as a name.

 

 

 

 

 

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4. Fitwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Maybe not Fitwilliam but William is a good name and I think Darcy could work for either a girl or a boy.

 

 

 

 

5. Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock Holmes Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Katarina Bishop from Heist Society by Ally Carter

It would be cool have a Katarina as child…hopefully, she won’t do that many robberies.

 

 

 

 

 

7.Edmund Bertram from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

For a dog, most likely

 

 

And last but not least:

8. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book! Of course I would find some way to name my child or my pet after one of my favorite characters. In fact I actually did!1344.jpg

Meet Lizzy, my guinea pig! She is just as headstrong and independent like her namesake.

 

I couldn’t think of anymore but if during the day I come up with one, I’ll write it down.What character names you would use?

 

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books On My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Ten Books On My Spring TBR

Wow…I haven’t done this in awhile, but it is nice to get back in the swing of things.

Since getting this new job, my TBR list has expanded to an extent where it can be overwhelming. But when is too many books a bad thing? 😉 So be forewarned a lot of the books that I’ll list will either be YA books or books that will be published and I have received ARCs for. But don’t worry, I don’t think you will be disappointed!

 

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1. Ms. Marvel Series Vol. 3 & 4 by G. Willow Wilson

I am so in LOVE with this series. I don’t read a lot of graphic novels but Kamala Khan is so different from other stereotypical heroes that I want to read more of her story! It is such a great adventure!

 

 
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2. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite novel and I never really read or seen a retelling of the classic so this will be an interesting experience.

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3.  The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

The Wrath & The Dawn was fantastic! I’m so glad this series is continuing!

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4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I loved A Court of Thorns & Roses so I want to try a different series!

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5. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen

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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016

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Passengers by Alexandra Bracken

Released: January 5, 2016

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Zero Day by Jan Gangsei

Released: January 12, 2016

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Remembrance by Meg Cabot

Released: February 2, 2016

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First Comes Love by Emily Griffin

Released June 28, 2016

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Released: May 3, 2016

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Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Released: March 22, 2016

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Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Release: February 9, 2016

I couldn’t think of anymore but the day is still young! If I come across one, I’ll just update the page.

What books you can’t wait for?

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2015

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015 (you can do it by only 2015 releases,  overall , by genre (top ten fantasy books I read in 2015), etc. however you choose to make your BEST list)

I’ve read 35 books this year ( a huge improvement over last year)! Some of them were great and others were stinkers. Let’s just see how well I did for this reading year:

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10.Love in the Elephant Tent: How Running Away with the Circus Brought Me Home by  Kathleen Cremonesi

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9. Cutting the Soul: A Journey Into the Mental Illness of a Teenager Through the Eyes of His Mother by Theresa Larsen

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8. The Unexpected Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell

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7.  A Man of Some Repute (A Very English Mystery #1) by Elizabeth Edmondson

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6. The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Kutchur

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5.  The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Matthew Dicks

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 2016 Debuts I’m Looking Forward To

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Top Ten 2016 Debuts Novels We Are Looking Forward To”

Honestly, I didn’t think there would be a lot of upcoming books to look forward until I looked on Goodreads and saw great pickings of interesting books to get excited for:

 

Remembrance by Meg Cabot

Release: February 2, 2016

When I found out that Meg Cabot was coming out with an adult novel for The Mediator series, the same thing she did with Royal WeddingI hyperventilated. Can’t wait to read this one!

 

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Release: May 3, 2016

I’m reading A Court of Thorns and Roses right now and I like what I’m reading so far. So this will most likely be my next read.

 

 

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The Heir and The Spare by Emily Albright

Release: January 18, 2016

This one is tentative because this one sounds a lot like The Royal We. But it does sound interesting.

 

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: What I Am Thankful For

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Thanksgiving themed Freebie — ten books I’m thankful for, authors I’m thankful for, Ten fictional families I’d like to celebrate Thanksgiving with, a personal non-bookish thankful list, etc. etc.”

I know I am almost a week late but I wanted to list all the things that I am thankful for, especially for this year…

    1. I’m thankful for my family …because who knows who would I be without them.
    2. I’m thankful for my job and finally becoming a full-time librarian…even thought it takes up a lot of my time, I still love it.television batman comics dc comics 1960s
    3. I’m thankful for Jane Austen…because without her I wouldn’t enjoy reading and books as much as I do now.

 

    1. I’m thankful for my writing…because without it I wouldn’t have this awesome blog. 🙂 Okkult Motion Pictures black and white vintage history business
    2. I’m thankful for health…still alive and kicking.
    3. I’m thankful for all books…how many adventures and places have I been on? books nerd library alexis bledel book store
    4. I’m thankful for my friends…my truest friends, keep in mind.
    5. I’m thankful for my home.
    6. I’m thankful for tea…I couldn’t function without it. tea food
    7. I’m thankful for libraries…where else would I get my books?

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What are you thankful for this year?