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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Tropes

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Favorite tropes

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Childhood friends to lovers (probably because I married my best friend)

Enemies to lovers (who doesn’t love the tension and drama?!)

Unlikely hero/chosen one (Harry Potter anyone?)

Mixed/complicated families (Give me all the step-parents, adoptive siblings, etc.)

Small towns with big secrets (I love books set in small towns)

Artificial Intelligence as characters (terrifying but somehow also exhilarating)

Secret identities (hidden royals, missing Shadowhunter family lines, give it all to me)

This is all I could come up with for this week’s topic. Tropes are something I never really paid attention to until becoming a part of the Twitter book community. What tropes do you love?

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Book Besties!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Book characters I’d be besties with.

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Annabeth from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Aru Shah from Aru  Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Stevie from Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Lacey from The Birds, the Bees and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh

Katy from Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Alaska from Looking for Alaska by John Green

Gabi and/or Sal from Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

Shane from Again, but Better by Christine Riccio

Peekay from The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

Raisa from The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

These are the ladies that I think I would totally get along with. We would totally be besties for sure. Who are your bookish besties?

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Cover Redesigns

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Cover redesigns I loved/hated

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I hate covers with people on them (usually) so I totally loved the redesign.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I adored the original covers for this series, but I also really adore the new covers.

Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
I have the original cover of this one, with the faces. So I much prefer the new one.

Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins
While I didn’t hate the original, it was a little juvenile. I completely love the new one with the illustrated characters.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Another cover with faces, the new one isn’t as nostalgic as the old but I still like it better.

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
I don’t know why on earth they did this to Zentner’s wonderful book. The new cover is literally just a quote and I hate it.

Jane Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
I love the purple reflective cover, and I do like the redesign. I think the new cover reflects the story a bit better but I still prefer the original.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
WHY DID THEY DO THIS TO THIS POOR BOOK.

Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
I like the original and the redesign. I think the original was a bit too similar to the covers of its sister series, so I understand the change.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
The original cover was nothing to write home about, but the redesign is everything I never knew I needed in a book cover.

Tell me about your favorite or least favorite book cover redesigns in the comments below!

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Freebie! Since it’s a freebie topic, I went back to look at the list of past topics and have decided to talk about ten books I’m hoping to reread in the next year or so.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J.K. Rowling

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts

Jane Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

What books on your shelves do you want to reread soon? Let me know below! Tell me what you chose for the freebie this week.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Setting

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Settings I’d like to see more (or at all)

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Contemporary:

Boarding Schools

College!

Anything set in Ireland

New England (specifically a dystopian story)

The beach! Never too many stories at the beach.

Fantasy:

Alternate realities (eg. The Calculating Stars)

Near future dystopian (eg. Dry)

Not European based fantasy (eg. Shadow of the Fox)

Not Greek/Roman mythology (eg. Aru Shah and the End of Time)

A world where magic exists in modern times. (eg. Summer of Salt)

This week I’m using the word “setting” loosely because I don’t really have favorite settings. But I can’t wait to see what everyone else has to say about this week’s topic. Let me know your choices for Top Ten Tuesday.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Autobuy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Auto-Buy Authors

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John Green

Sarah J. Maas

Jeff Zentner

Ellen Hopkins

Cassandra Clare

Leigh Bardugo

 Nora Roberts

Neal Shusterman

Brigid Kemmerer

Cinda Williams Chima

Jenn Bennett

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Richelle Mead

Marissa Meyer

These are just a few I could think of with a brief glance at my bookshelves. I did this topic the first time around back in 2013. Check out my original list here. Let me know your autobuy authors in the comments!

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Characters

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Character Freebie. I’m going to be talking villains this week.

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The Darkling from The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Maven from The Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard

Mike from The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason

Eli Ever from Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Cassius from Roar by Cora Carmack

Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Vianca Augustine from Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Sebastian Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Empress Celestine from The Shattered Realms by Cinda Williams Chima

Hakaimono/Tatsumi from Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

These are just a few of the villains or villain like characters that I’ve come to appreciate in their own unique ways.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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