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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Anticipated 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 Releases of the Second Half of 2019.

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June 25th, 2019
Call it What you Want by Brigid Kemmerer

September 17th, 2019
The Liars of Mariposa Island by Jennifer Mathieu

October 1st, 2019
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

October 8th, 2019
Sanctuary Highway by Ellen Hopkins

October 8th, 2019
The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout

October 15th, 2019
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

November 5th, 2019
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

November 5th, 2019
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

November 5th, 2019
The Toll by Neal Shusterman

November 26th, 2019
Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

These are the ten books I’m most excited about in the second half of  2019. BUT! There are so many more that I am anticipating. Check out the full list here! Let me know which books  you’re looking forward to in the comments!

Keep on  reading lovelies, Amanda

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Unpopular Opinions

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 – Unpopular Bookish Opinions

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One

I love dog-earring pages. Fight me.

Two

I also have no issues with writing/highlighting in your books.

Three

I liked Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. I thought it was fun and enjoyable.

Four

I hate Deckled Edges. I think they look bad and they make it unnecessarily difficult to turn the page.

Five

Some movie adaptations are better than their  books (I’m looking  at you Dumplin’)

Six

Rainbow Bookshelves seriously stress me out. I love how they look but if I think about it too long it makes me anxious.

Seven

I didn’t love The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. I prefer The Mortal Instruments.

Eight

AUDIOBOOKS ARE A VALID FORM OF READING. I say I’m reading X book even if I’m listening to the audiobook.

Nine

I don’t like the horror genre and I will never willingly pick one up. I also don’t totally understand why people enjoy reading things that make them scared. (You do you, but I don’t enjoy being scared. No horror anything for me, books, movies, podcasts.)

Ten

I don’t think there is anything wrong with having a huge physical TBR. Many bookdragons are collectors and enjoy collecting books that everyone loves and talks about.

What are your unpopular opinions? Comment and let me know!

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Genre

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 From My Favorite Genre (You pick the genre, and give us your ten faves.) I’m going to be listing ten Fantasy books because it’s the genre I read the most (but I wouldn’t say I have a favorite.)

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King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

The Last Magician by Lisa  Maxwell

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

Queen of Air and  Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

King of Fools by Amanda Foody

What genre did you pick this week? Do we share any favorites? Let me know in the comments!

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Past Ten Years

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 Books Released In the Last Ten Years (one book for each year)

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2018
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

2017
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

2016
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

2015
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

2014
The Young Elites by Marie Lu

2013
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

2012
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

2010
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

2009
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

2008
Identical by Ellen Hopkins

What books made  your list this week? Comment below and let me know!

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Don’t Touch!

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 That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch.

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For this post, I’m going to change the topic instead to books I want everyone to read because books I won’t let anyone touch will be the books that I have collectors editions. So, in no particular order here are ten (or more) books I recommend the most.

Looking for Alaska by John Green

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (specifically the audiobook)

How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (specifically the audiobook)

Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

What books do you find yourself recommending the most? Have you read any from my list? What books do you think should have made this list?

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Book Adaptations

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 – Page to Screen Freebie. I’m going to be talking about my some recent book adaptations I’ve seen and also some adaptations that are in the works.

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Recently Watched

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli // Love, Simon
I adored this book to movie adaptation. I loved all the actors and actresses. I think they did the book justice. It’s a movie I will be watching again.

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer // Annihilation
I liked the first book in the series. I actually only read it because it was on a ‘recently adapted’ list at my library. The book was weird and bizarre and interesting, the second and third were just infuriating. The movie was a lot like the second and third books; bizarre and frustrating.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins // The Hunger Games
I recently did a reread of the whole series via audiobook and the books were just as good as  I remembered them to be. Then, I watched the movies with my husband and those were just as good too.

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy // Dumplin’
This Netflix adaptation took the book world by storm. I, like many others, actually ended up enjoying the movie more than the book. Though I hope they adapt  Puddin’ too because I actually liked that book.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman // The Magicians
This was another that surprised me. I found that I enjoyed (and am still enjoying) the Scy-fy show better than the books. I liked the books well enough, but I am loving the show. It’s taken its liberties and made some changes, but I’m still enjoying the adaptation. The cast is great, some of them are so perfect for their characters, and I understand most of the changes (except why they changed Janet’s name to Margo).

Highly Anticipated

Looking for Alaska by John Green
Hulu is making this one into a mini-series and after YEARS of waiting, my favorite book will finally be getting adapting to the screen and I’m dying of excitement.

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Reese Witherspoon is adapting this so I have really high hopes that she’ll do it justice.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Grishaverse is getting a Netflix series and every time I see Leigh post on Instagram about it I can’t help but “squeeeee!”

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I keep seeing updated from the author and I’m interested to see how the screen adaptation is going to turn out.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I just googled 2019 adaptations because I couldn’t think of any others off the top of my head and IM SO EXCITED FOR THIS. The book tore my heart out and I hope the movie does too.

Have you watched any adaptations lately? Are there any upcoming that you’re excited for? Let me know in the comments!

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Quotes

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 – Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes

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“She was a pistol wrapped up in silk. She was a blade disguised as a girl.”
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

“You made me understand that love creates far more joy than any pain it causes.”
Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

“Because we should do things we’re afraid of. It makes it easier every time​ we do it.”​
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

“He would rather die a legend than end his life in anonymity.”
King of Fools by Amanda Foody

“Anger is a gift. Remember that.” She stood. “You gotta grasp onto it, hold it tight and use it as ammunition. You use that anger to get things done instead of just stewing in it.”
Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

“Actions and inactions have consequences. If we did not accept responsibility or blame for them, then we’d be at risk of repeating those actions.”
If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“Grief is weird. It seems to come in these waves out of nowhere One minute I’m standing in the ocean, fine. The next minute I’m drowning.”
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

“Most of us can hide our greatest hurts and longings​. It’s how we survive each day. We pretend​ the pain​ isn’t there, that we are made of scars instead of wounds.”
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

“The choices we face may not be the choices we want, but they are choices nonetheless.”
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

“A book is as dangerous as any journey you might take. The person who closes the back cover may not be the same person that opened the front one.”
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence.

These are some quotes that have really stood out to me so far from the books I have read so far in 2019. I thought I’d do quotes only from this year instead of recycling my list from the last time I did this prompt. (Check it out here.)

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

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