Top Ten Tuesday: August 9, 2016

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme host by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten is REWIND so we picked Top Ten Series We’d Like to Start but Haven’t (3/5/2013 originally)

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Top Ten Tuesday: August 2, 2016

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme host by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card!

Kylie:

  1. A World Without You by Beth Revis
  2. Hollow City Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs
  3. Learning To Swear In America by Katie Kennedy
  4. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
  5. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
  6. The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone
  7. Dreamology by Lucy Keating
  8. Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick
  9. Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
  10. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon (Polish edition!)

Top Ten Tuesday: July 5, 2016

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme host by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads

Katie:

  1. 738 Days by Stacey Kade
  2. Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods
  3. Play On by Michelle Smith
  4. Luck on the Line by Zoraida Córdova
  5. Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
  6. The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar
  7. When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill
  8. More Than Music by Elizabeth Briggs
  9. Leaving Amarillo by Caisey Quinn
  10. Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan
  11. Changing His Game by Megan Erickson
  12. Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh
  13. The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt

Kylie:

  1. Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
  2. The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
  3. The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
  4. Enchanted by K.K. Allen
  5. How To Repair A Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis
  6. Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings
  7. Under Ground by Alice Rachel
  8. Famous In Love by Rebecca Serle
  9. Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
  10. The Secrets Of Attraction by Robin Constantine

Top Ten Tuesday: June 28, 2016

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme host by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a freebie week, so in honor of Pride month we went with Top Ten LGBTQ+ Books!

Katie:

  1. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  2. Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour
  3. Him by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen
  4. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  5. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
  6. Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M Danforth
  7. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  8. The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi
  9. Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins
  10. Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli**

**MC is not LGBTQ+ but there is amazing representation in this book**

Kylie:

  1. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  2. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
  3. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  4. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  5. Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings
  6. Proxy by Alexander London
  7. The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
  8. How To Repair A Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis
  9. None Of The Above by I.W. Gregorio
  10. Drag Teen by Jeffery Self

Top Ten Tuesday: June 21, 2016

 

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme host by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year.

Katie (in no order):

  1. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  2. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
  3. When We Collided by Emery Lord
  4. The Score by Elle Kennedy
  5. Paige in Progress by Brighton Walsh
  6. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  7. The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  8. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner 
  9. The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
  10. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Kylie:

  1. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  2. Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
  3. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  4. The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
  5. The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
  6. Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
  7. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  8. My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
  9. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
  10. The Last Star by Rick Yancey

Top Ten Tuesday: June 14, 2016

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme host by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year

Katie (in no order):

  1.  Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  2.  P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
  3.  How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather
  4.  Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
  5.  A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir 
  6.  Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas 
  7.  Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
  8.  Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
  9.  Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff 
  10.  Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

Kylie:

  1. The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
  2. Kids Of Appetite by David Arnold
  3. Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  4. Replica by Lauren Oliver
  5. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  6. Up In The Treehouse by K.K. Allen
  7. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  8. The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia
  9. Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
  10. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Top Ten Tuesday: May 24, 2016

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme host by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Books We Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed.

Katie:

  1. Matched series by Ally Condie – This is a series I read in my pre-blogging days and it was definitely one of my early dystopian reads. The series (in my opinion) went down hill with each book but I also think it is a good series to reccomend to young readers. Would I ever reread? No but I would reccomend.
  2. Summer series by Jenny Han – This is another series I read in my pre-blogging days and looking back Belly was not my favorite. I don’t think I would keep reading the series if I picked up today.
  3. Lauren Conrad YA books – Lauren has written 2 different series of YA books I they are my crack. I loved these books when I was reading them but looking back I really question WHY (since I never watched reality TV and don’t understand where the obsession came from).
  4. Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin – Oh boy I have any thoughts and feelings about this series. It was a series I fell in love with pre-blogging and ended up waitings years for the finale. I reread book 1 & 2 and realized they weren’t as amazing as the first time through (tho still enjoyable). The conclusion wasn’t amazing to me and I wonder if the wait hadn’t been so long if I would have enjoyed it more.
  5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer – The first time I read Cinder, I enjoyed it. Every single time I have reread it I have loved it more and more where I have bumped it from a 4 to a 5. Part of this may be the epic series that came out of it (plus all the tiny details Marissa planted early on). Cinder is simple compared to later books in the series but still amazing.
  6. The Selection by Kiera Cass – hahahahahaha how much I loved thee when I was young
  7. Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi – Still bitter this didn’t turn into YA X-Men.
  8. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige – I enjoyed Dorothy but it definitely had it’s slow moments. I wasn’t keen on keeping up with the series since SO LONG and little pay off plus all those damn novellas. It seems book 2 & 3 are much shorter and more manageable. I wasn’t planning on ever continuing with the series but as time goes on I keep thinking about going back.

 

Kylie:

  1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth – When I first read the final book in the Divergent series I was driving the band wagon. I loved it. But then, time passed and I really thought about the book. I recently changed my five star rating on Goodreads to a three star because I had to be honest with myself. Once the anticipation blinders and excitement wore off, I just didn’t feel the same.
  2. Lailah by Nikki Kelly – I first read this book and I think I was more in love with Nikki Kelly than I was the actual book. It was a good read, but I just have no desires to rush out and get the next book, and it’s been out for months now. Nikki is an amazing human and I adored meeting her, so I just think I swept up in her rather than her book.
  3. Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger – I think y love for this book grows more each year I get older. I either learn something new about it or get to tell someone why I love it so much.
  4. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – Same thing as Salinger, every time I read this book I come across something different and I just adore it.
  5. The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings – I did enjoy TMC, I really did, but TDC just left such a bad taste in my mouth that when I think about it more and more I just don’t love these books as I once did.
  6. None Of The Above by I.W. Gregorio – I put a five star review on Goodreads, but initially I didn’t feel that way. This book is wicked important and I wish everyone would red it, but at first the message was the only think I loved about it. As time has gone on and I’ve talked to more people about it I realize that I do really love the story the goes along with the message.
  7. You’re Never Weird On The Internet (almost) by Felicia Day – I’ve been struggling a lot this year with what I’m doing in my life, and reading Felicia’s book hit me so hard. So every day I think back to her book, and every day I love it a little bit more.
  8. I keep looking through Goodreads, at all the books I’ve read, and I just can’t seem to think of anymore that I feel differently about now that time has passed. So 7 is all you get from me, but I feel like that’s a pretty solid list!

Top Ten Tuesday: May 17, 2016

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme host by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Books We Picked Up On A Whim.

 

Kylie:

  1. Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs – I got this book back in 2007 when I was in the airport on my way to Key West, FL. I didn’t know that when I picked this up to read on my flight that I was going to find my favorite author.
  2. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler – I’ll admit I picked up this book for pure cover lust. That’s probably my reason for most of my ‘on-a-whim’ books though. We’re all guilty of a little bit of cover judgements… aren’t we?
  3. Dearest Clementine by Lex Martin – I don’t remember why I spontaneously bought this one, maybe someone dd recommend it and I’m just not remembering, but I bought it and loved it so either way it’s a win.
  4. Lailah by Nikki Kelly – This one was more of a whim because I was at a Fierce Reads event and it just sounded too good to pass up. I really liked it, but I’m having trouble finding motivation to pick up the second one 😦
  5. Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor – This was a random middle grade purchase I picked up at HPB, probably because I was hungry. It was a cute story, so there are no regrets… except maybe not having pizza right now.
  6. How To Say Goodbye In Robot by Natalie Standiford – The title pulled me into this one, plus, I didn’t read the synopsis, but I did read the cast of the audiobook was an ensemble and I was down for that. Good productions always grab my attention, and this is a great audiobook!
  7. Crank by Ellen Hopkins – I thumbed through this one in a B&N and I didn’t know what it was about, but I was into the style that Elle Hopkins wrote it. So I bought it! Now Ellen Hopkins is on my insta-buy list!
  8. Unbreakable by Kami Garcia – This was a book I bought because of a blurb. On the back Nancy Holder said “Supernatural meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and that was all I needed. Now I’m hooked and waiting waiting waiting for the third book!
  9. None Of The Above by I.W. Gregorio – I picked this one up for no particular reason. The cover interested me, the concept intrigued me, and I just needed a new audiobook to fill my ear holes. Again, no regrets!
  10. The Last Boy And Girl In The World by Siobhan Vivian – This was my most recent whim purchase. We were just doing some grocery shopping and I made my usual sweep of the book section at Wal-Mart and I saw this gorgeous book and dropped it in the cart. I didn’t even know that the book still wouldn’t be out for a few days. I still haven’t read it, but I have a feeling I’ll enjoy it!

Top Ten Tuesday: May 10, 2016

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme host by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Websites We Love That Aren’t Book Related.

Kylie:

  1. Reddit: because it is everything I need. Full disclosure, I don’t do THAT much on the internet so my answers here aren’t going to be exciting.
  2. YouTube: because there’s cat videos.
  3. Netflix: because it’s bae
  4. HBO GO: because it let’s me watch Game of Thrones
  5. IMDB: because I’m always asking the question “where do I know them from?”

Top Ten Tuesday: February 9, 2016

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme host by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults! We decided to do Ten YA Characters we want to check in on in 10 years.

Katie:

  1. The Whole Lunar Chronicles gang: I mean the series had a good ending but like what’s everyone up to 10 years down the line? Maybe I just want more Thorne.
  2. Eleanor from Eleanor & Park: I mean after an ending like that I want to know what’s up with Eleanor and maybe she will tell me what the note said.
  3. Eleanor from Something Strange and Deadly: Things happen at the end of Strange and Ever After and I want to know where she is at in 10 years. Plus I always want more from my girl Sooz.
  4. Rose from Vampire Academy: I mean yes we did get to see her in Bloodlines series from time to time but Richelle can you please just write more Rose?? Mostly I want to read about her kicking ass and taking names. Also maybe being snarky and sexy with Dimitri.
  5. Juliette from Shatter Me series: This series kinda just ended and I could use a little bit more.
  6. Anna and Étienne from Anna and the French Kiss: We get to see small glimpses of them in Lola and Isla but I want to know how these two cuties are doing in 10 years because if any YA couple makes it I think it would be these 2.
  7. Simon from Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda: Simon is such a fun character and I loved being inside his head.
  8. Emi from Everything Leads to You: Emi is pretty ambitious and I would love to see where she is in 10 years!
  9. Dill and Lydia from Serpent King: Anything could happen and I am curious to see where they end up (and honestly how successful they become).
  10. Wade from Ready Player One: OK technically not a YA book but he is 18 at the start of the book and really want to know what he does after the ending.

Kylie:

  1. Isla and Josh from Isla and the Happily Ever After: OTP! I love these babes and would love to see what 10 years would bring them.
  2. Levi from Fangirl: Is he still the sexiest barista at Sbucks? I hope not cause that would be kind of a bummer, but I have no doubt he’s doing something awesome in 10 years, while still making Cather delicious white chocolate mocha’s *swoon*
  3. Min Green from Why We Broke Up: I just really hope she found someone amazing who will treat her right.
  4. Kennedy Waters from The Legion Series: Technically the series isn’t over yet, so who knows… she might die! But if not, I’d like to see what she’s up to in 10 years. How she’s handling her new life and all that.
  5. Noah Shaw from The Mara Dyer Series: I’m just curious, don’t know if I have any other reason other than Noah is bae.
  6. Four from The Diveregent Series: I know we got glimpse into his life after Tris, but there was that weird hinting that he may have had something going with Christina, and I know some people liked that, but I did not. I just want to see what’s become of my first real book boyfriend.
  7. Madeline from Everything Everything: This book ended beautifully, but I want MORE! Madeline had to spend 17 years in her bedroom, I really want to know what she’s doing with her life outside of that sterile bubble.
  8. Simon Spier from Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda: I agree with Katie, Simon is the funnest. I loved reading his story, and I’d love to know more ❤
  9. Simon and Baz from Carry On: Call this one another curiosity. I just wanna see where these precious magical babies are in 10 years.
  10. Dill and Lydia from The Serpent King: I’m dying to know what Lydia is up to with all the dreams she had and her online success. And for Dill, I just really hope he did things for him and he was able to do something with his life that not only was best for him, but was something that maybe his parents could be proud of him for. But if they aren’t, then screw them!