Top Ten Tuesday~ Fall TBR

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Fall TBR. Since I don’t currently follow a strict TBR list or read seasonally, I have chosen 10 books I hope to complete during the next few months.

In Ruins (Something More, #1)

In Ruins

All the Good Parts

All the Good Parts

Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)

The Heist Society

A Dog's Purpose (A Dog's Purpose, #1)

A Dog’s Purpose

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

The Raven Boys

Finding It (Losing It, #3)

Finding It

Imperfectly Criminal (Imperfect, #2)

Imperfectly Criminal

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Cinder

Beautiful Secret (Beautiful Bastard, #4)

Beautiful Secret

The Future Tense of Joy: A Memoir

The Future Tense of Joy

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Top Ten Tuesday~ Back Before I Was Born

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a throwback freebie, so I decided to throw it way back and pick 10 of my favorite books published before I was born… so yep all of these books were published before 1971.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Little House in the Big Woods (Little House, #1)

Little House in the Big Woods

Stuart Little

Stuart Little

Animal Farm

Animal Farm

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Top Ten Tuesday~ I Liked You in the End

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books I struggled with, but ultimately enjoyed. These are all three star reads for me, not bad books, but not books that I loved for one reason or another. I liked them, I just didn’t love them.

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet

Recipe for a Happy Life

Recipe for a Happy Life

Bone Gap

Bone Gap

Today Will Be Different

Today Will Be Different

The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind

Broken Pieces

Broken Pieces

Letters from Paris

Letters from Paris

Faultlines

Faultlines

Minerva

Minerva

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

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Top Ten Tuesday~ Hidden Romantic Gems

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is hidden gems in X genre. I struggled to come up with a genre and decided to go with hidden gems in romance.

Forged in Fire (Red-Hot SEALs, #1)

Forged in Fire

Summer in Eclipse Bay (Eclipse Bay Trilogy, # 3)

Summer in Eclipse Bay

The Reef

The Reef

Game Changer (A sexy romantic comedy)

Game Changer

Someone Like Her (K2 Team, #2)

Someone Like Her

How To Say Goodbye

How to Say Goodbye

Pearl Cove (Donovan, #3)

Pearl Cove

Accidentally Hers (Sterling Canyon, #1)

Accidentally Hers

The Second Chance Cafe (Hope Springs #1)

The Second Chance Cafe

Come Away with Me (With Me in Seattle, #1)

Come Away With Me

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Top Ten Tuesday~ Back to School

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is a back to school freebie. I had a lot of ideas for this one… but decided to go with favorite books I read in school {elementary, middle school, high school or college}.

Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins, #1)

Island of the Dolphins
{middle school}

Stuart Little

Stuart Little
{elementary school}

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale
{high school}

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre
{high school}

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby
{college 1}

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front
{high school}

Life of Pi

The Life of Pi
{college 2}

A Farewell To Arms

A Farewell to Arms
{college 1}

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
{elementary school}

The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children, #1)

Clan of the Cave Bear
{middle school}

As you look at my school reads, some things to keep in mind… I was in elementary school from 1977-1982; middle school from 1982-1985; high school from 1985-1989; college round 1 1989-1991, and college round 2 from 2002-2004.

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Top Ten Tuesday~ Let Me Recommend…

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is book recommendations for X. I decided to go with series recommendations for people who love romance between alpha males and strong females.

Crazy for Her (K2 Team, #1) Someone Like Her (K2 Team, #2) Falling For Her (K2 Team #3) Lost in Her (K2 Team, #4) Only Her (K2 Team #5)

K2 Team

The Mercenary (T-FLAC, #1) Kiss and Tell (T-FLAC, #2) Hide and Seek (T-FLAC, #3) In Too Deep (T-FLAC, #4) Out of Sight (T-FLAC, #5) On Thin Ice (T-FLAC #6) Hot Ice (T-FLAC, #7) Edge of Danger (T-FLAC, #8) Edge Of Fear (T-FLAC #9) Edge of Darkness (T-FLAC, #10) White Heat (T-FLAC, #11) Night Fall (T-FLAC, #12) Night Secrets (T-FLAC, #13) Night Shadow (T-FLAC, #14) Ice Cold (T-FLAC #15)

T-FLAC

The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, #1) The Defiant Hero (Troubleshooters, #2) Over the Edge (Troubleshooters #3) Out of Control (Troubleshooters #4) Into the Night (Troubleshooters, #5) Gone Too Far (Troubleshooters, #6) Flashpoint (Troubleshooters, #7) Hot Target (Troubleshooters, #8) Breaking Point (Troubleshooters, #9) Into the Storm (Troubleshooters, #10) Force of Nature (Troubleshooters, #11) All Through the Night (Troubleshooters, #12) Into the Fire (Troubleshooters, #13) Dark of Night (Troubleshooters, #14) Hot Pursuit (Troubleshooters, #15) Breaking the Rules (Troubleshooters, #16) Some Kind of Hero (Troubleshooters, #17)

Troubleshooters

To the Edge (The Bodyguards, #1) To the Limit (The Bodyguards, #2) To the Brink (The Bodyguards, #3) Over the Line (The Bodyguards, #4) Under the Wire (The Bodyguards, #5) Into the Dark (The Bodyguards, #6)

The Bodyguards

Amber Beach (Donovans, #1) Jade Island (Donovan, #2) Pearl Cove (Donovan, #3) Midnight in Ruby Bayou (Donovan, #4)

The Donovans

Forged in Fire (Red-Hot SEALs, #1) Forged In Ash (Red-Hot SEALs, #2) Forged in Smoke (Red-Hot SEALs, #3)

Red-Hot Seals

Undertow (Cutter Cay #1) Riptide (Cutter Cay, #2) Vortex (Cutter Cay, #3) Stormchaser (Cutter Cay #4) Hurricane (Cutter Cay #5)

Cutter Cay

Hot as Hell (Deep Six 0.5) Hell or High Water (Deep Six, #1) Devil and the Deep (Deep Six, #2)

Deep Six

Show No Mercy (Black Ops Inc., #1) Take No Prisoners (Black Ops Inc., #2) Whisper No Lies (Black Ops Inc., #3) Feel the Heat (Black Ops Inc., #4) Risk No Secrets (Black Ops Inc., #5) With No Remorse (Black Ops Inc., #6) Last Man Standing (Black Ops Inc., #7)

Black Ops Inc.

Forget Me Not (SEAL Team 12, #1) In the Dark (SEAL Team 12, #2) Time to Run (SEAL Team 12, #3) Next to Die (SEAL Team 12, #4) Don't Let Go (SEAL Team 12, #5) Too Far Gone (SEAL Team 12, #6) Show No Fear (SEAL Team 12, #7) Long Gone (SEAL Team 12, #8)

Seal Team 12

Do you have a favorite series featuring alpha males and strong females?

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Top Ten Tuesday~ Authors on my Radar

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. As TTT is currently on hiatus, I am posting a selection of freebie topics in July and early August. This week I am featuring authors I have never read, but really want to. I actually own books by all of these authors, I just haven’t read them yet!

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

Maggie Stiefvater

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) Heartless

Marissa Meyer

Hungry Like the Wolf (SWAT, #1) SEAL for Her Protection (SEALs of Coronado, #1)

Paige Tyler

Matched (Matched, #1) Summerlost

Ally Condie

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1) The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Benjamin Alire Saenz

Splintered (Splintered, #1) RoseBlood

A. G. Howard

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda The Upside of Unrequited

Becky Albertalli

Uglies (Uglies, #1) Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)

Scott Westerfeld

The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #1) Discovering Zhara: Kissing Benton (Bad Boy Rebels #1)

Jessica Sorensen

Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) Iron Gold (Iron Gold, #1)

Pierce Brown

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Top Ten Tuesday~ In Quotes

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. As TTT is currently on hiatus, I am posting a selection of freebie topics in July and early August. This week I am sharing ten of my favorite bookish quotes.

A room without books is like a body without a soul

-Cicero

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking

-Haruki Murakami

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

– Oscar Wilde

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.

– William Styron

Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we’re quoting.

– John Green

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

– Voltaire

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

– Rudyard Kipling

There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.

– Christopher Morley

Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you’ve finished just to stay near it.

– Markus Zusak

A library is infinity under a roof.

– Gail Carson Levine

Do you have a favorite bookish quote?

Top Ten Tuesday~ I Want to Get to Know You Better

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. As TTT is currently on hiatus, I am posting a selection of freebie topics in July and early August. This week I am featuring secondary characters that I want more of. These are characters that I either loved and just want to see again, or characters that intrigued me and I want to find out their stories.

The Problem with Forever

Paige
The Problem with Forever

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

Effie
The Hunger Games

Catching Jordan

Carter
Catching Jordan

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)

Nico
Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Mr. Lemoncello's Library #1)

Dr. Zinchenko
Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Tiny
Will Grayson will grayson

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)

Foaly
Artemis Fowl

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)

Taylor
Fifty Shades

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

Minerva McGonagal
Harry Potter

Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Bastard, #2)

George
Beautiful Bastard

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Top Ten Tuesday~ Give Me Another

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. As TTT is currently on hiatus, I am posting a selection of freebie topics in July. This week I’m doing books that I think should have sequels because one book is not enough!

The Problem with Forever

The Problem with Forever
I want to know what happens with Rider and Mallory and company… especially Hector! We need his story. And Ainsley’s! And maybe Paige’s as well. And then there’s Keira…

Terra (Terrestrials, #1)

Terra
This one is supposed to be the first in a series and I am just sitting here waiting patiently for book 2. Of course I happen to know that since the book came out the author has changed careers (in non-writing life), gotten married, and is expecting her first child, so I guess I can wait a little longer??

Fangirl

Fangirl
I think everyone would enjoy more Cath and Levi… but I’d also maybe like to get Wren’s story.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
What happens with Charlie after Sam and Patrick go away to college?

All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places
I just want to see if Violet continues to live, explore and travel on her own…

Nora & Kettle (Paper Stars, #1)

Nora and Kettle
I just found out the second Paper Stars novel is being released, but unfortunately it doesn’t follow the same characters. I want more of Kettle and Kite!

The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman, #2)

The Rosie Effect
Yes, I realize that this is already a sequel, but I want more! I want to spend more time with Don and Rosie and see them as parents!

Highly Illogical Behavior

Highly Illogical Behavior
How is Soloman doing? Does Clark still visit? How is Soloman’s grandmother? I have so many questions, I need another book!

The Haters

The Haters
Again, I just really want to know what happens after… I always want to know what happens after.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I don’t think I’ll ever be ready for this series to end…

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