Top Ten Tuesday #57 | Reasons Why I Love Adult Romance

Hello everyone! Today is another Top Ten Tuesday! I am loving today’s prompt because well let’s be real, I read a lot of YA books and review them on the blog… but I also love Adult books as well, especially romance! So I figured today we can make a list of why I love adult romance books so much.

This was an idea created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules basically go a little like this:

  1. Jana creates a new topic every Tuesday to make your list, and you create your own Top Ten (or three, or five, or twenty, however many you choose!)
  2. Link back your posts to That Artsy Reader Girl so when others read your post, they’ll know where to go to get more info about future upcoming topics.
  3. There is a linky widget on Jana’s Top Ten Tuesday post so other’s can see your post as well as you being able to check out everyone else’s! So definitely leave your links!
  4. Don’t be afraid to add your own twist to it!

This week’s topic: Reasons Why I Love Adult Romance

(1) The Humor

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In most of the adult romance books I read, there is a lot of adultish humor. Books like The Unhoneymooners, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, and While It Lasts really showcase that humor. I remember reading The Unhoneymooners last year and was just dying laughing over some of the things that were going on and being said.

(2) Adult References

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I’m 21 years old, almost 22 and I have to say… I don’t always recognize the YA references in books nowadays, which honestly can make me feel old af. I do however get a lot of the references in adult romance books. I don’t get the TLC references, but the Destiny’s Child references I totally do.

(3) The…. romance *wink*

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I love me some good smut. I mean who doesn’t? In these books you don’t have to think hard, and yes the relationships tend to not be realistic or anything, but who doesn’t love some good ass smut, right?

(4) The MOVIES!!!

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If there is one thing I love more than adult romance, it is the adult romance books that get turned into MOVIESSSS!!! 50 Shades of Grey, The Notebook, After, basically all Nicholas Sparks movies. UGH! YES! I swear they are so good! Fifty Shades of Grey gives me life every time I watch them, I just love them so much. I need The Unhoneymooners to be made into a movie ASAP!

(5) The Covers 😍

I don’t know why but adult romance book covers just be so damn pretty!!! Some examples are The Unhoneymooners, The Kiss Quotient, and One Day In December. Just to name a few.

(6) The Relationships

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Obviously the main part of an Adult Romance is the relationships. I have so many relationships that I just think about before I go to bed at night and hope that they are happy and have families and living happily ever after. I know people, I know they aren’t real… but one can dream.

What do you guys like about adult romance books? What do you not like about them? Let me know in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday #55 – Books I Wish I Had Read As A Child

Hey everyone and happy Tuesday! It is almost May and I am super excited to get some more of that warm weather. Reading and sitting outside in the sun is one of my favorite summer activities, so as soon as I am able to get to that maybe quarantine won’t be so bad, right? 😅

This was an idea created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules basically go a little like this:

  1. Jana creates a new topic every Tuesday to make your list, and you create your own Top Ten (or three, or five, or twenty, however many you choose!)
  2. Link back your posts to That Artsy Reader Girl so when others read your post, they’ll know where to go to get more info about future upcoming topics.
  3. There is a linky widget on Jana’s Top Ten Tuesday post so other’s can see your post as well as you being able to check out everyone else’s! So definitely leave your links!
  4. Don’t be afraid to add your own twist to it!

This week’s topic: Books I Wish I Had Read As A Child

(1) Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling

(2) The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series – Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

(3) Matilda – Roald Dahl

Matilda

(4) A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snickett

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)

(5) The Oz series – L. Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)

(6) Winnie The Pooh – A.A. Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1)

(7) Where The Sidewalk Ends – Shel Silverstein

Where the Sidewalk Ends

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Top Ten Tuesday #54 – Titles That Would Make Good Band Names

Hello everyone and it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday!

This was an idea created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules basically go a little like this:

  1. Jana creates a new topic every Tuesday to make your list, and you create your own Top Ten (or three, or five, or twenty, however many you choose!)
  2. Link back your posts to That Artsy Reader Girl so when others read your post, they’ll know where to go to get more info about future upcoming topics.
  3. There is a linky widget on Jana’s Top Ten Tuesday post so other’s can see your post as well as you being able to check out everyone else’s! So definitely leave your links!
  4. Don’t be afraid to add your own twist to it!

This week’s topic: Titles That Would Make Good Band Names

(1) The Vincent Boys – Abbi Glines

The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys, #1)

(2) Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1)

(3) Girls of Paper and Fire – Natasha Ngan

Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1)

(4) Radio Silence – Alice Oseman

Radio Silence

(5) The Diviners – Libba Bray

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

(6) SHOUT – Laurie Halse Anderson

SHOUT

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Top Ten Tuesday #53 – Books That I Enjoyed But Rarely Talk About

Hello everyone, and happy Tuesday! Of course, it is tradition on this blog that we do Top Ten Tuesday’s. and honestly… I am really loving today’s prompt.

I will admit, I do repeat books a lot… *cough* Caraval *cough*. But today we are going to talk about the books I enjoyed, but don’t nearly talk about enough. Now, a lot of these books are actually pretty popular, but here on this blog, I don’t generally talk too much about them. So let’s just dive right in and give these books the spotlight they rightfully deserve, shall we?

This was an idea created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules basically go a little like this:

  1. Jana creates a new topic every Tuesday to make your list, and you create your own Top Ten (or three, or five, or twenty, however many you choose!)
  2. Link back your posts to That Artsy Reader Girl so when others read your post, they’ll know where to go to get more info about future upcoming topics.
  3. There is a linky widget on Jana’s Top Ten Tuesday post so other’s can see your post as well as you being able to check out everyone else’s! So definitely leave your links!
  4. Don’t be afraid to add your own twist to it!

This week’s topic: Books I Enjoyed But Rarely Talk About


(1) The Perfect Son – Lauren North ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

The Perfect Son

I am not just shocked, but totally dumbfounded as to why this book didn’t get more hype than it did. I really don’t hear anyone talking about this book and I really wish that could change. It came out last year in August and I actually received it as an Arc from the publisher. I knew it was a mystery, and it sounded interesting. I mean come on, a mother who wakes up from the hospital and realizes her child is missing and she’s been stabbed? Good lord. The DRAMA. But this book was uhh… let’s just say completely surprising and blew me completely out of the water. I gave it a 4/5 stars, but I have been contemplating that decision for a long time.

(2) My Lovely Wife – Samantha Downing ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

My Lovely Wife

What a book this was. My god, the writing… the plot… the characters! It was a genius book, and I have never heard of anything like this nor read anything like it. This was a debut (I believe) and I cannot wait to read what Downing puts out next. If she wants to start us off with a husband and wife killing team, her next book is going to be genius.

(3) Opposite of Always – Justin A. Reynolds ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

Opposite of Always

I think this is the only book I have read with time travel in it, and to my surprise I actually seriously enjoyed it. I won’t give the plot away because I feel like with this one you should go in a little blind, but it is a really cute story and would definitely recommend everyone should try reading.

(4) Eliza and Her Monsters – Francesca Zappia ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

Eliza and Her Monsters

Eliza is easily one of the most relatable characters I have ever read a point of view from in my entire life. I thought this book was beautiful, unbelievably well written, and I don’t cry with many books, but this is definitely one of the rare ones that made me cry. It’s a pretty popular book with the YA community, but I don’t nearly talk as much about it as I should.

(5) An Unwanted Guest – Shari Lapena ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

An Unwanted Guest

Being totally honest here, I know I talk about Shari Lapena’s book’s quite a bit, but this one doesn’t nearly get all the love it deserves on this blog in my opinion. It is easily on of the best Thrillers I have ever read in my entire life, and I am not sure if anything will be able to compare to it. It’s set up as a ‘And Then There Were None’ sort of storytelling, which I LOVE, and it is just done so well. UGH! Go read it!

(6) Romanov – Nadine Brandes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

Romanov

I received this as an eArc the beginning of last year and yikes… another incredible story. I have never read Fawkes, which is basically what Nadine is known for (other than her adorable instagram), but I really had a hunch when requesting this book that it was going to be something truly magical. And boy, what a magical fun story this was. 100% recommend it.

(7) Love & Gelato – Jenna Evans Welch ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

Love & Gelato (Love & Gelato, #1)

I read this book back in 2018 and really enjoyed it. I haven’t been able to get to the next books in the series, but I do plan on doing that in the near future.

(8) They Both Die At The End -Adam Silvera ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

They Both Die at the End

Another really good back that I read back in 2018 that was just so creative! I don’t think I would have ever been able to come up with a story line like this one had that was just so detailed! Such a cool, but yet soul-crushing concept.

(9) The Playbook Series – Alexa Martin ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

Intercepted (Playbook, #1)

Well, seeing as I love football and love a good adult romance book, these books are basically made for me lol. I love the writing, they are good books that have just the right amount of drama in them for me to love and both books I’ve given pretty good ratings. I know the third book is out, so I will have to pick that up soon.

(10) The Fault In Our Stars – John Green ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

The Fault in Our Stars

Yes, this last book is a very popular book, but on this blog, well it’s basically non-existent. It’s not my fault I read this book back in like 2014 okay? I need to re-read this because it really was an incredible story that unfortunately, I have no notes on.


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Top Ten Tuesday #52 | Signs You're A Book Lover

Hello everyone and it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday!

This was an idea created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules basically go a little like this:

  1. Jana creates a new topic every Tuesday to make your list, and you create your own Top Ten (or three, or five, or twenty, however many you choose!)
  2. Link back your posts to That Artsy Reader Girl so when others read your post, they’ll know where to go to get more info about future upcoming topics.
  3. There is a linky widget on Jana’s Top Ten Tuesday post so other’s can see your post as well as you being able to check out everyone else’s! So definitely leave your links!
  4. Don’t be afraid to add your own twist to it!

This week’s topic: Signs You’re A Book Lover

This week was such a fun topic! Can’t wait to share my list with you guys, so let’s get to it!


(1) You Always Have A Book In Your Purse

(2) Your Library Card is Just as Important as Your Debit Card

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(3) You Constantly Think of Ordinary Things Becoming A Bookmark

(4) You Have A Whole Blog Surrounding Books

(5) You Get Excited Over Book Sales

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(6) You Have Bookish Decor

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Top Ten Tuesday #51 – Best Graphic Novel Covers

Hello everyone, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday!

This was an idea created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules basically go a little like this:

  1. Jana creates a new topic every Tuesday to make your list, and you create your own Top Ten (or three, or five, or twenty, however many you choose!)
  2. Link back your posts to That Artsy Reader Girl so when others read your post, they’ll know where to go to get more info about future upcoming topics.
  3. There is a linky widget on Jana’s Top Ten Tuesday post so other’s can see your post as well as you being able to check out everyone else’s! So definitely leave your links!
  4. Don’t be afraid to add your own twist to it!

Topic: Genre Freebie (Best Graphic Novel Covers)


(5) Sabrina the Teenage Witch – Kelly Thompson

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

(4) Wires and Nerves – Marissa Meyer

Wires and Nerve (Wires and Nerve, #1)

(3) Coraline – P. Craig Russell

Coraline

(2) Teen Titans: Raven – Kami Garcia

Teen Titans: Raven

(1) Heartstopper: Volume One – Alice Oseman

Heartstopper: Volume One (Heartstopper, #1)

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