Top Ten Tuesday| Top Books Read So Far 2017

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten Books Read So Far in 2017. I have not read that many books so far this year so my list will not have 10 books listed. This was hard for me to do because there have been really good books I have read so far, but I really havent come across that “AMAZING” book(s) yet.

♥ Soulless by Gail Carriger 

 

♣ Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

 

♣ Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell 

 

♣ Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

 

♣ Roseblood by A.G Howard

 

What are some of the best books you have read so far this year?

Top Ten Tuesday|Top Ten Beach Reads for Non Contemporary Readers

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten Beach Reads for Non Contemporary Readers. I figured everyone does post for the summer about the top summery reads and they always contain contemporaries. I know for some contemporaries are not for everyone, even I have a hard time with them. So I wanted to make a post about some good engaging reads to take with you this summer that are “easier”reads then epic fantasies. I recently also post some top summery reads for Top 5 Wednesday.

♦ Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (or really anything by Flynn)

♦ The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 

♦ The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

♦ The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 

♦ Cinder by Marissa Meyers (or really any of the Lunar Chronicles)

♦ A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J Maas

♦ Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas 

♦ The Martian by Andy Weir

What are some of your top summer reads?

Top Ten Tuesday| Top Moms in Literature

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is Mother’s Day Freebie. I decided that I would go with the top moms in literature. I do not have many that I could think of. It seems that so much of YA literature doesn’t include parents, which is weird when you think about it. All of these teens are just off by themselves getting into all sorts of trouble with no parental supervision.

♦ Mrs. Weasley from the Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling – I feel like this is a given and needs nothing further.

♦ Ma Ingalls from Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder – She was just the all around mom. She was always there for them and teaching them.

♦ Ms. Honey from Matilda by Roald Dahl– She always wanted the best for Matilda and was so sweet.

♦ Natalie Prior from Divergent by Veronica Roth– She risked her life for her daughter and supported her with her decisions.

♦ Lilly Potter from the Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling – She gave up her life for her son. Although she isn’t present in the books, she is always there with Harry and helps him make it.

 

What are some of you top moms in literature?

Top Ten Tuesday| Top Shortest Books

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten  Read in One Sitting Books. And I choose to go with the best shortest books I have read.  Just because some books have fewer pages it does not make the meaning or impact any less important or powerful.

♥ Between The World And Me by Ta- Nehisi Coates

♣ We Should All Be Feminist by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

♣ The Grownup by Gillian Flynn 

♣ The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman 

♣ A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

♣ The Giver by Lois Lowry 

What are some of you top short reads?

Top Ten Tuesday| Top Books On My Spring TBR

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten  Books on My Spring TBR ! I have been very disconnected from the book community this year. A lot of stuff has been going on lately and it has caused me to be in a book slump. There are so many books I have been waiting to read and now that I have time I hope I will be able to get to all of these.

♠ Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

♠ I Am the Messenger

♠ Mrs. Dalloway

♠ Cress 

♠ City of Blades

♠ Wildwood

♠ The Golden Lily

♠ Half the World

 

What are some books you have on your spring TBR?

Top Ten Tuesday| Join The Resistance

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is Top Ten Graphic Novels or Comics, but I do not really read those so I decided to do my own topic. With all that has been going on I have been thinking a lot about dystopian books and thought I would create a post on the top Dystopian Reads!

♦ The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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♦ The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

− Crazy Government

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♦ Divergent by Veronica Roth

−Fractured Society

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♦ A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

− Genetically Engineered “Perfect” World

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♦ Proxy by Alex London

− Rich control the poor and use as “Whipping Boys”

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♦ Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi 

− Harsh Military Rule

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What are some of your favorite Dystopian Reads?

Top Ten Tuesday | Top Underrated Books I’ve Read

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is Top Ten Underrated Books I’ve Read ! The original topic is to pick a genre, but I decided instead to go with an overall category from the books I have read. I also decided to go to goodreads and look at those books that I have read and enjoyed with under 5,000 ratings. These are all books that I believe deserve more attention and love!  This was a little hard to find because I feel like I haven’t branched out and read a lot of underrated books, so these aren’t all 5 stars, but each is unique and worth a read.

 

Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History’s Most Notorious Women
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I absolutely adored this book. It is a nonfiction that focuses on women of the past. The writing is real and witty. It was so much fun to read and made me want to read more not only by Mahon but about these Scandalous Women!

Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

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This was a unique and brilliant science fiction novel about two unlikely friends. I am a little bias about this book because it was written by a family friends, but I believe it deserves so much more attention because it is unlike anything I have ever read.

Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes 

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This was not the best book or even best Alice in Wonderland retelling I have read but it was quite enjoyable and I am interested to see what is to come next in the second book. This book focuses on the Queen of Hearts a story we have not heard much of before.

Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

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Seven Ways We Lie is an interesting high school drama story told from the perspective of seven different main characters. As a scandalous controversy plagues the school it seems to add more drama and conflict to the lives of these seven students. Each is dealing with their own struggles and consequences of their actions.

Volition by Lily Paradis 

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Beautifully twisted…A novel that shocks and surprises, and is not your typical love story. A gripping read filled with complex characters, dark humor and lyrical writing that leaves you wanting more! Paradis produced a story that carried a lot of emotion that dealt with love, relationships, and the darkness that surrounds death and the mark it leaves on those who have escaped it.

Inspire by Cora Carmack

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Overall I found this book to be unique and an interesting new adult paranormal romance novel. It definitely has a gripping ending that had me completely hooked and needing the next installment. It has some intense relationships layered with issues and secrets. I could have used some more mythology and paranormal aspects, but found what was presented to be intriguing. It is heavy on the romance and can feel a little insta loving at times but it works with the events of the story.

 

What are some great underrated books and authors that you absolutely love or deserve so much more attention?

Top Ten Tuesday|Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to) There are so many great books that came out in 2016 and I really didnt get to any of them.

 

♣ A COURT OF MIST AND FURY BY SARAH J. MAAS

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♣ FUTHERMORE BY TAHEREH MAFI 

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 THE GLITTERING COURT BY RICHELLE MEAD 

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♣ TRUTHWITCH BY SUSAN DENNARD

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♣ YESTERNIGHT BY CAT WINTERS

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♥ WHAT LIGHT BY JAY ASHER

♣ HEARTLESS BY MARISSA MEYES

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♣ CITY OF BLADES BY ROBERT JACKSON BENNET

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♣ SALT TO THE SEA BY RUTA SEPETYS 

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THREE DARK CROWNS BY KENDARE BLAKE 

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What 2016 releases did you not get to but plan on trying to read this year?

Top Ten Tuesday| Top 2017 Debuts I Am Excited For

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten  2017 Debuts I Am Excited For! I have been very disconnected from the book community this year and doing the research for these books was not the easiest task.

♥ Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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♥ Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

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♥ American Street by Ibi Zoboi
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♥ Wait For Me by Caroline Leech

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♥ Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

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♥ Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta

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♥ Shadow Run by AdriAnne Stickland

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What Debuts are you looking forward to in 2017?

Top Ten Tuesday| Top Books I Am Looking Forward To In The First Half of 2017

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten Books I Am Looking Forward To In The First Half of 2017! I have been very disconnected from the book community this year and doing the research for these books was not the easiest task.

♥ RoseBlood by A.G Howard 

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♥ Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

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♥  Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor 

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♥ Nowhere Near You by Leah Thomas 

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♥ Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco 

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What books are you looking forward to in 2017?