Top Ten Tuesday #38 – Bookish Things I Hope To Find Under My Tree

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: Bookish Things I Hope To Find Under My Tree


(1) Harry Potter box set

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(2) The Lunar Chronicles box set

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(3) Archenemies (Renegades #2) by Marissa Meyer

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(4) Caraval Merch

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I love this keychain from TheBooklyCrafts Etsy shop! Anything really with Caraval on it will do, but this is definitely a favorite of mine.

(5) Bookmarks

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I really want some cool bookmarks! Look at the spaceman one!!! You can find these bookmarks over at MirkwoodScribes Etsy shop!!

(6) Art Print

I would love some good art prints of my favorite characters… *Coughs* Jacks *Coughs*

(7) Book Light

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I want one that clips on the bed so I don’t have to attach it to my book, unattach it, then after 3 uses probably lose it like I have the other ones. I want one to just kind of stay on my bed and be there on my headboard. Hopefully I don’t hit my head on the thing though.

(8) Binder/Materials for Reading Binder

(9) Something with ‘Tea and Turned Pages’ on it

Maybe like a sign or something. A shirt? A blanket? I don’t know what exactly, but I’m sure you get the point of what I’m trying to say.

(10) Barnes and Noble Gift Card


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Top Ten Tuesday #30 – Books I’m Too Scared To Read

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: Halloween Freebie (Books I’m Too Scared To Read)


Obviously, some of the books in this list aren’t necessarily scary so to speak, but more the thought of me actually getting around to reading them is a little scary. Just to clear that up for some people… No I am not scared of Michelle Obama lol. Just scared to read her book due to the hype.

(1) Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark by Alvin Schwartz

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Scary Stories, #1)

(2) It by Stephen King

It

(3) Crazy House by James Patterson

Crazy House (Crazy House, #1)

(4) Misery by Stephen King

Misery

(5) Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

(6) Any Cassandra Clare book

Cassandra Clare

(7) Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

(8) Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming

(9) The Diviners series by Libba Bray

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

(10) The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)

(11) Anything by Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

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Top Ten Tuesday #29 – Books I’d Give Different Covers To

Hello everyone and it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! Originally this post was intended to give books different titles, but honestly I just could not think of any that I really cared to change, and even if I did, I had no idea what I could change them to. Soooo, I decided to pick some books that I wish I could change the covers of!

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: Book’s I’d Give Different Covers To


(1) Warcross series – Marie Lu

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I really don’t like these covers what so ever, and it definitely would be covers I would change. These were literally the first books I could think of that I would change, I’ve just never cared for them.

(2) The Perks of Being A Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

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This cover… ugh. I really loved this book when I read it but the cover is just so bland!! If you’re going to pick a book’s cover to just be a singular color, maybe pick a less disgusting color?

(3) The Last To Let Go – Amber Smith

The Last to Let Go

Honestly, I don’t know why but this cover just does not sit well with me what-so-ever. I don’t know whether its the over-sized lettering, or the ball of yarn? twine? I don’t know. It needs to be changed.

(4) The Darkest Minds series – Alexandra Bracken

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I read the first book, and I don’t think I’ll ever end up picking up the rest of the series. I was interested after just finishing the first one, but after a month I kind of forgot the entire plot and I have no interest in re-reading the first one that I only enjoyed a little bit.

(5) Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl

Such an intense read… but man is this cover just so… dreary.

(6) Sadie – Courtney Summers

Sadie

Unpopular opinion here… but I really did not like Sadie. I gave it a 3/5 stars and honestly, that was me being quite generous. The cover is really nothing special and doesn’t do anything for me.

(7) To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series – Jenny Han

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If you know me… you know I really don’t like this series and maybe I’m a little biased because of that… but these covers are just not my style. They definitely need some updating if you ask me.


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Top Ten Tuesday #28 – Extraordinary Book Titles

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:

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!)
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.
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!
Don’t be afraid to add your own twist to it!

This week’s topic: Extraordinary Book Titles


(1) The Great Gatsby

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I don’t know why but this title was the first to come to mind for me. Simple, but really stands out.

(2) The Wicked King

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(3) House of Salt and Sorrows

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(4) Furyborn

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(5) The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

(6) The Girl The Sea Gave Back

The Girl the Sea Gave Back

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Ranking Mystery/Thriller Book’s I’ve Read

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying my spooky October themed blog this month. I wanted to talk about some of the mystery/thriller books I’ve read but I didn’t just want to make another favorites post. So today, I’m ranking them from the good to the okay and then to the bad. I would love it if you guys would share in the comments if you have ever read any of these that im listing, and maybe you could create your own ranks below!


Bad

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(10) #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil

This is definitely a thriller in my eyes, but it was just poor. I remember being super excited about it last year and once I read it I was just… disappointed.

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(9) Sadie by Courtney Summers

Hi! Unpopular opinion queen here again! I did not care for this at all. I heard so much hype about it that when I actually read it, I was so disappointed.

Okay

Wilder Girls

(8) Wilder Girls by Rory Power

It was like the category describes… it was okay.

This Is Where It Ends

(7) This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

A Stranger in the House

(6) A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena

I know I know, a Shari Lapena book in the okay category?! This book was just a little too lackluster for me.

Gone Girl

(5) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Good

The Perfect Son

(4) The Perfect Son by Lauren North

My Lovely Wife

(3) My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

I’m sorry but if you’re into mystery/thriller’s and you haven’t read this book… you need to fix that ASAP!

The Couple Next Door

(2) The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

An Unwanted Guest

(1) An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

Yes… #1. I mean are we surprised its a Lapena book? No. I LOVEEEEE the and then there were none trope/trend. It get’s me everytime.


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Top Ten Tuesday #27 – Character Traits I Love

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: Character Traits I Love


(1) Sincerity

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I love when you can just tell a character in a book is sincere about what they’re talking about, what they’re going through, and how sincere they are towards others. I can always tell when a character is being too fake nice, and it can really get on my nerves. Sincere characters are rare to come around, but when they do… they really just sit deep in my heart.

(2) Motivated

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I don’t care whether it’s hate that motivates them, love, power… whatever motivates the character I’m reading about it always makes me happy to see the levels of motivation. The more the characters are motivated towards something, the more entertaining the plot becomes.

(3) Kind

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I hate… and I mean HATE mc’s that have no heart whatsoever. I don’t care to read point of views of bully’s and I really never will. When the mc has a heart of gold, it really makes the whole reading experience way more enjoyable for me.

(4) Opinionated

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I love it when our characters have some good opinions, and speak their truth. Even if they are unpopular!

(5) Petty

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This might be a bad trait for some, but I love when a character can be petty and throw some ‘shade’ every once in a while.


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