Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Recently Added To My To-Be-Read List

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is: Top Ten Books You Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List.

The First Wife

1. The First Wife by Erica Spindler.

Dumped: Women Unfriending Women

2. Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women by Nina Gaby.

The Start of Me and You

3. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord.

Made for You

4. Made for You by Melissa Marr

My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3)

5. My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent.

I'll Meet You There

6. I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios.

Emmy & Oliver

7. Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway.

The Walls Around Us

8. The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma.

Cuckoo

9. Cuckoo by Julia Crouch.

99 Days

10. 99 Days by Katie Cotugno.

What books are new to  your TBR list? Have you read any of the above?

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Related Problems I Have

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the Broke and the Bookish, is: Top Ten Book Related Problems I Have.

1. I’ve already talked about my problem with Library waiting lists.

Nerd Girl Problem 113  this is so true for me thats why im getting an e-reader they`re so much cheaper

2. They cost money.

This truly is the most annoying thing about using an e-reader!! With a book it just never happens.

3. Sometimes they’re sneaky.

"I have a terrible sleeping disorder.  It's called reading." FROM: http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/60/7e/46/607e4641f793dcee3a2abf2911005b63.jpg

4. They keep me from my other love, sleep.

Oh my god... All the characters in every anime should be real (Because I may or may not have a crush on some of them) and idk who shouldn't be real... uh i don't know

5. I like fictional characters more than I like most people.

"ummm yes! Mara Daughter of the Nile!! a book worth reading over and over again!" Seeings as I am friends with other nerds, I don't personally have this problem. But this caption, AAAHH! I love that book xDDD.

6. Re-reads don’t count towards my Good Reads Challenge goal.

For every one book I finish, five more get added to my "to-read" list. #book #confessions #quote

7. The TBR pile is a list that I will never complete. The OCD in me can not handle this.

This pretty much sums up how I feel every time I have to wait for the next book of whatever series i'm reading... LOL

8. Waiting for the next installment in a series to come out.

problems of a book nerd | Book Nerd Problems: Naming Your Kids After Fictional Characters ...

9. I really want to get a dachshund and name her Bella, but I DON’T want people thinking I named her after a Twilight character. (And yes the picture above says kids, but pet is much more plausible).

Problems of a book nerd:  Having to remind yourself while waiting for your favorite author's next novel that writing books does take some time.

10. That not every author puts out as many books a year as JLA.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romances In Books

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is: Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romances In Books.

Dislikes

1. The Manwhore that changes his ways for the Everyday Girl who is actually more special than any girl in the whole world.

2. Love Triangles

And this is why The Hunger Games are better books. In fact The Hunger Games love triangle is a subplot and nowhere near the most important thing in the books. Twilight really is about how it's important to have a boyfriend.

3. Cheating

4. Friends with Benefits

5. When the plot starts bordering on erotica

6. Insta-love

It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.  -Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

Likes

6. The Fake Relationship Trope

7. When the Neglected Best Friend gets the girl/guy they’ve always loved.

8. Protectiveness without the obsession

9. Sarcastic guys

10. Foreign settings

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I was “forced” to read

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is about required reading books, book club picks, books for your job or those books that it simply feels like other readers were going to tie you down until you read it.

I’m choosing to go with books that I “had” to read because of glowing reviews.

1. The Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I saw this on so many sites and blogs and finally felt like I didn’t have a choice but to read it. And I loved it.

2. Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Divergent by Vernoica Roth. This one was actually recommended by a co-worker and I devoured it.

3.  The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It seemed like everyone in the world had read, loved, and cried over this book. I finally joined them.

4. Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Another one where it seems like every blogger I read raved about it.

5. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

6. Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)

Angelfall by Susan Ee. This one was actually recommended by my sister.

7. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This is another one that was recommended by the co-worker who recommended Divergent.

That’s all I can think of at the moment. What books are you glad you were “forced” to read?

Booking Through Thursday

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This weeks question (sponsored by Book Through Thursday): I’ve asked before how you feel about lending your books. I’ve asked how you feel about libraries. But—how do you feel about borrowing books from friends? Is this something you like to do? Does it make you feel uncomfortable or rushed while reading? Does it affect how you feel about the book you’re reading, pressured into liking it?

The only people I borrow books from is my family and I don’t really feel pressured to like them or read them quickly. My sister lives in Canada and visits about once a year. I still have two books from her that I borrowed two visits ago that I haven’t read yet – and she has two of mine that she hasn’t read yet. Obviously these are not books that we loved and treasured, otherwise it would be a very different story.

When it comes to non-family members I can’t even remember the last time I borrowed a book from someone.  Maybe because I would feel pressured to read it quickly. But I don’t think I would feel the need to like it. I’m pretty honest about whether or not I enjoyed a book.

Booking Through Thursday: Tragedy or Comedy?

Question (Hosted by Booking Through Thursday): All other things being equal (good writing, enthralling story, etc), which would you rather read—something serious, angsty, and tragic? Or something light, fluffy, and fun? Or a blend of both? (Since, really, isn’t that how real life works?)

I think it really depends on my mood and what I’ve recently been reading. For instance, when I tried reading the Confessions of a Shopaholic series, there was only so many in a row I could handle before I needed something of substance. Conversely, after reading something heavy, like Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, I need something light to lift my spirits back up.

Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)Dark Places

Obviously a mix of both is always good. But realistically that doesn’t really happen. Something truly angsty and tragic is never going to be “fluffy.” The most you can usually hope for is a little dark humor. And anything light and fun is never going to go to far into the tragic.

Overall, I think I usually prefer the light and fun that contains a little drama, but generally ends happy – like Attachments by Rainbow Rowell.  That’s not to say I don’t enjoy reading the tragic, as well. Some really wonderfully written books that have characters that stuck with me long after reading have been really horribly depressing books  Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Defending Jacob by William Landay, for example.

What do you prefer?

Never Let Me Go  Defending Jacob Attachments