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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Didn’t Get To

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 – Books I meant to read in 2018 but didn’t get to.

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War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

Warcross by Marie Lu

Wind Rider by P.C. Cast

The Circle by David Eggers

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Nexus by Scott Westerfeld, Deb Biancotto, & Margo Lanagan

The Emerald Sea by Richelle Mead

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

These are just a few of the books I wanted to read in 2018 but didn’t get to. There were actually so many more, but I restrained myself. What books did you want to read in 2018 but didn’t get to?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – New To Me

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 – New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018.

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Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
The Illuminae Files

Becky Albertalli
Simon vs. the Homo Spaiens Agenda

Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Marisha Pessl
Neverworld Wake

Samantha Shannon
The Bone Season 

Hank Green
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Naomi Novik
Uprooted

Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus

Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies

Rin Chupeco
The Bone Witch

Elise Kova
Air Awakens

Sylvain Neuvel
The Themis Files

Audrey Coulthurst
Of Fire and Stars

What authors did you read for the first time in 2018? Which ones will you be reading more from, which ones did you not like?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Anticipated New Releases

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 – Most anticipated new released for the first half of 2019

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King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Deathcaster by Cinda Williams Chima

Vortex Visions by Elise Kova

The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare

How to Make Friends With the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

I could go on and on with this list, but these are just a few. To see all the new releases of 2019 that I’m looking forward to click here. What books are coming out in 2019 that you’re excited for? Let me know in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Best Books 2018

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 – Best books I read in 2018. Here’s my list in no particular order.

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel

Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Air Awakens by Elise Kova

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

What were your favorite books that you read in 2018?

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Blogmas Day Twenty Five – Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday

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 – Books I hope to see under my Christmas Tree.

I’m going to be honest here. I hope the only books under my Christmas tree are the ones I’ve personally picked out and wrapped for myself and for my daughter. There are very few people I would trust to buy books for me without me telling them specific books I want. So I’m going to treat this as a wishlist sort of thing.

Bright We Burn by Kiersten White

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

The Reckoning of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin

Year One Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

Air Awakens (Series) by Elise Kova

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

What books would you love to see under the Christmas tree this year?

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Blogmas Day Eighteen – Top Ten Tuesday Winter TBR

Hi bookfriends! Today we’re here to talk about the books we’re going to be reading this winter! Some of these will be good seasonal reads, but some of them will just be books from our TBR lists that we really want to get to!

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 – Winter TBR

Amanda’s Winter TBR List

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Broken Things by Lauren Oliver

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith

Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle

Girls Made of Glass and Snow by Melissa Bashardoust

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz

Kings Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill

Ordinary Beast by Nicole Sealey

Antonia’s Winter TBR List

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

The Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Redwall by Brian Jacques

The 13th Reality by James Dashner

What books are on your TBR list this winter?

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Blogmas Day Eleven – 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 a freebie, so I’ve chose one of my favorites that we did years ago. Top Ten Bookish Quotes. So here are ten quotes that really resonate with me, in no particular order.

1.

“Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness”

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

2.

“I missed you every hour. And you know what the worst part was? It caught me completely by surprise. I’d catch myself just walking around to find you, not for any reason, just out of habit, because I’d seen something that I wanted to tell you about or because I wanted to hear your voice. And then I’d realize that you weren’t there anymore, and every time, every single time, it was like having the wind knocked out of me. I’ve risked my life for you. I’ve walked half the length of Ravka for you, and I’d do it again and again and again just to be with you, just to starve with you and freeze with you and hear you complain about hard cheese every day. So don’t tell me why we don’t belong together,” he said fiercely.”

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

3.

“Fire needs air to live. Air fuels fire, stokes it, and makes it burn brighter and hotter than it ever could alone. But too much air will snuff it completely, just as too many flames will consume all the air. They are far greater than the sum of their parts together, but are equally as dangerous to each other’s existence.”

Air Awakens by Elise Kova

4.

“If you see something wrong with the world, fix it. But what if it’s the whole world that needs fixing?”

Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

5.

“One of the challenges with pain–physical or psychic–is that we can really only approach it through metaphor. It can’t be represented the way table or a body can. In some ways, pain is the opposite of language.”

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

6.

“Do not give up on yourself, on the truths you have realized. Do not give in to those who would crush your dreams like nutshells. And never turn away from forever love.”

Burned by Ellen Hopkins

7.

“Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

8.

“Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

9.

“When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.”

Looking for Alaska by John Green

10.

“The worst part about doing something inexcusable is that you can never take it back. It’s like breaking a glass. It can’t unbreak. The best you can do it sweep it up, and hope you don’t step on the slivers you left behind.”

Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman

What are some of your favorite bookish quotes? Let me know in the comments!