Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences

This week’s top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is: Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences.

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1. Wait For It by Mariana Zapata

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2. He Started It by Samantha Downing

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3. Where Do I Begin? by Elivs Duran

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4. Date Me Like You Mean It by R.S. Grey

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5. Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West

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6. I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne

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7. Wesley James Ruined my Life by Jennifer Honeyburn

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8. I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

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9. Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering

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10. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021.

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1. The Song Book of Benny Lament by Amy Harmon. Publishes March 16, 2021.

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2. Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson. Publishes March 23, 2021.

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3.  Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne. Publishes April 13, 2021.

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4. Where Secrets Lie by Eva V. Gibson. Publishes April 20, 2021.

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5. Sunkissed by Kasies West. Publishes May 4, 2021.

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6. Find You First by Linwood Barclay. Publishes May 4, 2021.

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7. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry. Publishes May 11, 2021.

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8. The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren. Publishes May 18, 2021.

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9. The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary. Publishes June 1, 2021.

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10. Anne of Manhattan by Brina Starler. Publishes June 1, 2021.

What new releases are you looking forward to in the first half of 2021?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Winter 2020-2021 TBR

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Books On My Winter 2020-2021 TBR. I’m going with a mix of anticipated releases, ARCs I currently have copies have, and KU books I mean to read before my subscription expires.

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1. Marrying Mr. Darcy (Love Manor #2) by Kate O’Keeffe.

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2. Varsity Rulebreaker (Varsity #3) by Ginger Scott.

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3. You Love Me (You #3) by Caroline Kepnes.

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4. The Newlyweds by Arianne Richmonde.

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5. The Love Proof by Madeleine Henry.

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6.  A Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses #4) by Sarah J. Maas.

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7. Nate by Tijan.

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8. The Song Book of Benny Lament by Amy Harmon.

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9. The Minders by John Marrs.

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10. A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams

What books are on your Winter TBR?

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles that would make Great Song Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Instead of doing this week’s prompt, I’m doing one that I missed while I was on hiatus last month – Book Titles that would make Great Song Titles.  It was submitted by one of my very favorite bloggers, Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse.

I’m going to stick with using only books I’ve read in 2020 and an emo theme.

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1. No Way Out

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2. Where the Lost Wander

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3. Wild at Heart

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4. Chasing Lucky

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5. Dear Ava

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6.  We are all the Same in the Dark

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7. Little Secrets

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8. No Bad Deed

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9. The Bright Lands

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10.  Forever Wild

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful for This Year

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a Thanksgiving Day freebie. In this dumpster fire of a year filled with book slumps, I decided to go with the top ten five books I’m thankful for this year.

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1. Beach Read by Emily Henry. This was completely different than what we all thought it would be, but it ended up working for me. This is one of my favorite books of the year.

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2. The Heir Affair (The Royal We #2) by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. I have been waiting for a sequel to The Royal We for so long and it didn’t disappoint.

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3. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. After loving the Beartown books, I was a little afraid to read anything else by Fredrik Backman because my expectations were so high, but this book definitely stands out as one of the best of 2020.

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4. The F List by Alessandra Torre. This book kind of came out of nowhere for me and I was surprised by how much I loved it.

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5. The Tourist Attraction (Moose Springs, Alaska #1) by Sarah Morgenthaler. This one stands out to me because it was the only 4 star read in the midst of a bunch of 2 and 3 star books.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is: Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies.

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1. The Simple Wild series by K.A. Tucker

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2. The Royal We series by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan.

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3. Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

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4. Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters

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5. The F List by Alessandra Torres

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6. The Beartown series by Fredrik Backman

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7. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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8. Making Faces by Amy Harmon

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9. When it’s Real by Erin Watt

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10.  This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

What books would you like to see adapted on Netflix?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved but Never Reviewed

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is: Books I Loved but Never Reviewed.

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1. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. This is a pre-blogging favorite and one of a handful of books I marked as 5 stars on Goodreads.

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2. A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion #1) by Francine Rivers. Another pre-blogging/5 Star Goodreads book.

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3.  Defending Jacob by William Landay. I just remember being really surprised by the direction this story took. This has been made into a tv show, but I don’t have the whatever platform it’s on. If someone has watched it, I’d love to hear what you think of it!

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4. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. What stands out about this series for me is how everyone in my family read it – and loved it.

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5. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I think this is Austen’s most underrated book. I absolutely love it.

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6. Us Against You (Beartown #2) by Fredrik Backman. I rated this one just as highly as Beartown, but didn’t do a full, formal review of it.

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7. In the Dark (DI Adam Fawley #2) by Cara Hunter. I reviewed the book before and after this one, but never did this one for some reason, even though I liked it just as much.

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8. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Like everyone else, I was obsessed with this book. It was from my pre-blogging days, though.

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9. On the Fence by Kasie West. One of my favorite West books and I only wrote one sentence about it on Goodreads.

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10.  Wild at Heart (The Simple Wild #2) by K.A. Tucker. I seemed to be in the minority that enjoyed this more than the first one, but never did a review to explain why.

What books have you liked that you never reviewed?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read

This week’s prompt for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, didn’t really speak to me, so I decided to look through past topics instead. I decided to go with: Top Ten Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read.

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1. Velocity (Karen Vail #3) by Alan Jacobson.

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2. Dare Me by Megan Abbott

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3. Wool by Hugh Howey

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4. Wrecked (Barnes Brothers #1) by Shiloh Walker

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5. Future Arrived (Passing Bells #3) by Phillip Rock

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6. The Unexpected Gift by Berna King

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7. The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith

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8. On Distant Shores (Wings of the Nightingale #2) by Sarah Sundin

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9. Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare

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10. Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1) by Laini Taylor

What books have been on your TBR the longest?

Top Ten Tuesday: The Last Ten Books I DNF-ed

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is: The Last Ten Books I Abandoned. I decided to go with The Last Ten Books I DNF-ed. 

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1.  The Best Mistake by Cookie O’Gorman. DNF @ 26%. I wanted to like this, but it just wasn’t for me. The dialogue made me cringe and everything the main character did just made me roll my eyes. I’ve seen some really good reviews on it, though, so it could just be me.

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2. Teardrop Shot by Tijan. DNF @ 10%. I just couldn’t get into this. I found the main character really off-putting and couldn’t take any more of her.

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3. Doughn’t Let Me Go by Teagan Hunter. DNF @ 21%.  I didn’t really like either of the characters. Porter was way more skeezy than I can appreciate and I was just rolling my eyes at Dory and her whole Pretty Woman “sex is fine, but no kissing” thing. I also am not a fan of the Single Dad / Nanny trope. I’ve enjoyed several other books by this author, but this one just isn’t for me.

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4. Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen. DNF @ 7%. Whenever I sign up for Kindle Unlimted, I try a lot of books that I probably wouldn’t otherwise ever read and this book definitely fell into that category. I’ve seen so many great reviews of LJ Shen books and I wanted to see what the fuss was about, but I think it’s safe to say this author isn’t for me.

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5. By the Book by Amanda Sellet. DNF @ 5%. I try to go 25% before I give up on an ARC, but I couldn’t even make it through two chapters of this book. It was just trying way too hard. The main character was insufferable. I will say I’m also a lot older than the target audience for this book, so a younger, quirkier crowd may enjoy this much more.

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6. My Best Friend’s Royal Wedding by Romy Summer. DNF @ 15%. I just couldn’t get into it and didn’t like any of the characters.

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7.  Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. DNF @ 19%. I thought this sounded cute and I have heard good things about it, but the main character just drove me absolutely nuts.

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8. A Billion Times No by Kenzie Reed. DNF @ 33%. I thought this sounded kind of cute, but it’s just really not for me. I didn’t really care for any of the characters and there was some major cheesiness going on.

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9.  The Allure of Dean Harper by R.S. Grey. DNF @ 14%. A couple chapters in Dean goes on and on about how he only hires attractive people to work in his restaurants and even says it goes looks first and then experience when it comes to the hiring process. It just came off as so disgusting to me. And then there’s Lily. I thought I was going to have problems with her based on the previous book and I was right. Anybody who has ever worked in the service industry knows that you are going to have to deal with a lot of horrible customers and that you have to suck it up and do your job, no matter how much of a jerk they are. And while Dean was deliberately trying to fluster her, I think he was 100% in his right to fire her for her behavior and it REALLY annoyed me that he came off as the bad guy in that scenario (and it was just before that that I decided he was disgusting and didn’t like him, so that really says something that I feel the need to defend him).

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10.  Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson. DNF @ 8%. I read one chapter and kind of hated everything about it. I was going to try to read at least one more chapter, but my library loan expired and I know I’m never going to request this one again.

What books have you recently DNF-ed?

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Would Make Good Band Names

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I’m using last week’s prompt, which was: Titles That Would Make Good Band Names.

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1. The Royal We

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2. The Boy from the Woods

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3. The Simple Wild

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4. The Unhoneymooners

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5. Foolish Hearts

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6. Ninth House

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7. The Killing Tide

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8. The Burning Shadow

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9. Wild Reckless

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10. Letters to the Lost