Top Ten Tuesday #18 – Cover ReDesigns I Loved

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: Cover Redesigns I Loved


(1) Royals -> Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins

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I’m so glad this cover got a re-design because it really needed it. I love the new cover and the new name change. The old Royals cover needed to be changed. It just wasn’t eye catching enough to become something I would want to read. This new cover definitely changes things.

(2) The Summer I Turned Pretty series – Jenny Han

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I love the new blue cover with the seashells. I’ve never really been a fan of people on the cover of books. I would love to get to this series after I finish the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series.

(3) Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi

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Another case where I did not like the girl on the cover, and they turned it into a beautiful design. Love it, can’t wait to read it.


What are some of your favorite cover redesigns?

Reading Negative Reviews About Books I Loved

Hello everyone! I’m excited for today’s post since my original post, people really seemed to love and enjoy the idea. I originally did a post called Reading Positive Reviews About Books I Hated, and put them in a blog post. A lot of people really loved the idea I got and I wanted to of course do the opposite for you guys.

So this post I will be reading negative reviews about books I loved. I’ll be reading 1-2 star reviews on some of my favorite books, all ratings found on Goodreads. I won’t put anyone’s username from Goodreads out there, and I will only quote what these people have said, not post their full reviews. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s get onto this post!


Daisy Jones and The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid

One of the best book’s I have possibly ever read.. I didn’t think I would even be able to find a negative comment on this book… but ladies and gentleman, I did. And I am shocked.

had they mentioned texting, and changed the ONE SINGLE MENTION of the Vietnam War to one of the current overseas conflict, this could have taken place today)

Okay, I would have to strongly disagree with this person haha. One of the reason’s why I loved this book was that it was very much taking place in the ’70’s. I feel like to fully enjoy this book, you have to know a little about the culture before hand, which I did due to my father’s love of a band during that time.

Remember when VH1’s Behind the Music was big? And eventually all the rock band stories started to sound similar? Struggle, success, creative clashing, musical epiphanies, drugs, band hookups. Every story was the same. Now imagine shelling out $17 to read the snooooooziest transcript of that story.’

 It just goes to show you, people really do have very different opinions. The reason why I was able to read this book so quickly was because of the fact I felt like I was watching a VH1 Behind The Music episode and not even reading. I used to love these shows! Honestly, if you hear that story within that show regarding multiple bands, doesn’t it sound like that the most accurate description of a band in the ’70’s? *sips tea*


Legendary (Caraval #2) – Stephanie Garber

If you’re new to this blog.. Hi, I’m Ali and I’m a HUGE Caraval fan. This is going to be hard to read reviews on this book as it is easily one of my favorites of all time… let’s just get this one over with lol!

I didn’t even like Scarlett in the first book but having Tella as the POV this time was infinity worse.

Oh my god… my heart! Okay, I don’t know how, but I strongly disagree haha. Oh my god Tella is so much more interesting than Scarlett. I’m crying on the inside a little bit.

THIS BOOK IS ABOUT WEIRD THINGS STUCK IN CARDS NOT CARAVAL

Strangely, I see where this person is coming from. But in Caraval, I already saw what Caraval was! I needed a deeper story, and that’s what Legendary, it made it a deeper story rather than just simply a game that ends. Honestly, think about it! Who would want to read another book about another Caraval, that at the end you would know it would end and everything would be all fine and dandy again. Legendary put in place a back story to this magical world. Just how I see it I guess.


Okay, I did it lol. Maybe I’ll continue on with this in the future, I’m not positive. I know reading the negative reviews about these two books was rough, but I got through it, and I don’t know if I’ll be able to read reviews about Finale when I finish it haha. Have you guys ever done this to yourself and read negative reviews about books you loved? If you haven’t its torture I promise you.


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WWW Wednesday #11 – 7/10/19

It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! This book meme is hosted over at Sam’s Taking On A World of Words page! Just answer the 3 questions below every Wednesday, and feel free to post your answers in the comments and of course check out the other participants and see what else they are reading for the week. The questions are:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What have you finished reading?
  3. What will you read next?

So let’s get onto the post!


What are you currently reading?

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What have you finished reading?

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What will you read next?

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Top Ten Tuesday #13: Childhood Favorites

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!

This week’s topic: Childhood Favorites


(1) The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Kate DiCamillo

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I read this book about 4 or 5 times during my childhood, and read it this year for a challenge I did. Such a good lighthearted story, highly recommend to all children.

(2) Junie B. Jones series – Barbara Park

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A classic. If you don’t know about this series, where have you been? lol.

(3) Magic Tree House series – Mary Pope Osborne

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I wasn’t as religious with this series, I only read books 1-5 but still really good! You learn a lot about different times in our history, different places around the world… just so many topics. There’s literally over 50 books in this series, not including their fact trackers. My future kids will definitely be reading these.

(4) Pigeon series – Mo Willems

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I loved these books when I was real little! Not only is the writing hilarious, the illustrations always had me cracking up. There was always a certain moment in every book where the pigeon would just have a straight face, and I would be laughing so hard I would have tears in my eyes. Ahh, good times.

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(5) Knufflebunny – Mo Willems

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Another Mo Willems book, but man! I loved this one too! This one was so memorable for me the first time I read it, and during my childhood I probably read it at least 20 times.

(6) No, David! series – David Shannon

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Another funny series I just couldn’t get enough of. Simple as that.

(7) Disneyland Fun Sing-A-Long movie

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No, this isn’t a book, but it’s a childhood favorite. This movie is the sum of basically my entire toddler life. Every night before bed, my parents would put this movie on, and I would be in a trance watching it basically, and when it came time for bedtime, I would go straight to bed no questions asked. I can sing every song on this movie to this day, and people think I’m insane that I know the lyrics to some of them, but when you watch the same movie every. single. night., you start to memorize things. Anyone who knew me as a toddler, knows how much this movie means to me.


What are some of your guys childhood favorites?

June 2019 Wrap-Up

Goodbye June! I can’t believe we are already into the second half of 2019.. and I’m leaving June and going into July with new beginnings. I took a brand new job which I am so excited to be finally back to work! Of course, this blog will still be posting Monday through Friday because this is a really big passion of mine, it’s something I love to do and I would never want to give up.

With that being said, let’s just get right to wrapping up June!


Fumbled (Playbook #2) – Alexa Martin ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

Poison Ivy – Amy Goldman Koss ⭐/5

Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

Happiness Begins – Jonas Brothers (Album)

On A Roll – Ashley O (Single)

Money In The Grave – Drake (Single)

Away From You – Queen Naija (Single)

Megatron – Nicki Minaj (Single)

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Murder Mystery (Netflix)

Top Ten Tuesday #11: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019

Hello everyone, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This week is a little bit of a difficult topic to think about because, usually if anyone wanted to borrow them I would let them, but I thought of a few that I know I would never let anyone touch.

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: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2019


(1) Children of Virtue and Vengeance – Tomi Adeyemi (December 3)

(2) Wilder Girls – Rory Power (July 9)

Wilder Girls

(3) #Murderfunding (#Murdertrending #2) – Gretchen McNeil (August 6)

#Murderfunding (MurderTrending, #2)

(4) The How & The Why – Cynthia Hand (November 6)

The How & the Why

(5) Making A Play (The Field Party #5) – Abbi Glines (August 20)

Making a Play (The Field Party, #5)

(6) Someone We Know – Shari Lapena (July 30)

Someone We Know by Shari Lapena