Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – New to Me Authors 2022

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. This week’s topic is the authors we read for the first time in 2022. I did that post for blogmas here. So, instead here are 10 authors I want to try in 2023.

Robin Hobb

Carley Fortune

Sue Lyn Tan

Kate Elliot

C.J. Tudor

Raquel Marie

Maria Tureaud

Grace Curtis

Lucy A. Snyder

Liz Lawson

Who is on your list?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors 2022

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. This week’s topic is New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2022.

Becky Chambers

Carlos Hernandez

Yoon Ha Lee

Tehlor Kay Mejia

Martha Wells

Ursula K. Le Guin

V. E. Schwab

Will Wight

That’s all I have for new authors in 2022. What authors did you read for the first time?

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently listening to Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare (my third time reading it.) I’m also reading The Unbroken by C.L. Clark.

Antonia- I’m currently reading Underlord by Will Wight on kindle and listening to The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- I most recently finished Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo.

Antonia- I most recently read Ghostwater by Will Wight.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- Next, I have a few library books I want to read before they are due back.

Antonia- I’m going to continue working through the two series I’m currently reading.

Share your answers for this week’s questions in the comments!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently still reading A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross. I’m also listening to Will by Will Smith.

Antonia- I’m currently reading Ghostwater by Will Wight on kindle and listening to The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- I finished Love in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson most recently.

Antonia- I most recently finished Skysworn by Will Wight.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- Next, I have no clue.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll read A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab.

What have you been reading so far this year?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: 2023 Anticipated Releases (First Half)

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. This week’s topic is Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the First Half of 2023.

January 10 Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo

February 14 The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi

May 23 Identity by Nora Roberts

May 2 The Sun and the Star by Rick Riordan and Mark Oshiro

May 30 Witch King by Martha Wells

I had some trouble with this one because I’ve been trying to keep focused on the books I already have. What releases are you excited for?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Most Anticipated 2023 Releases (First Half)

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. This week’s topic is our most anticipated book releases coming in the first half of 2023.

January 10
Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo

January 24
Retro by Sophie Lapuente & Jarrod Shusterman

Jan 31
The Ever Storms by Amanda Foody

February 14
The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi

March 7
The Foxglove King by Hannah Whitten

March 14
A Long Stretch of Bad Days by Mindy McGinnis

April 18
The Fiance Farce by Alexandria Bellefleur

May 9
A Crown of Ivy and Glass by Claire Legrand

June 13
Going Bicoastal by Dalia Adler

June 20
Garden of the Cursed by Katy Rose Pool

What books are you looking forward to?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross.

Antonia- I’m currently reading Blackflame by Will Wight on kindle and listening to The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- This morning, I finished listening to The Agatha’s by Kathleen Glasgow & Liz Lawson.

Antonia- I most recently read Seasparrow by Kristin Cashore.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- Next, I think I’ll pick up my book club book which is a romance I can’t remember the title of right now.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll try to pick up something from my physical TBR.

What is your reading update for this week?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Books 2022

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. This week’s topic is our favorite books from 2022.

Fresh by Margot Wood

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer

The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon

Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson

Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace

For the Throne by Hannah Whitten

Josh + Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

The Weeping Tide by Amanda Foody

A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers

The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal

Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Children of Ragnarok by Cinda Williams Chima

Ten isn’t enough sorry, but here’s my top fifteen.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogmas Day Thirty One: End of Year-A-Thon Wrap Up & December Wrap Up

Hey, lovelies! We’ve reached the end of the year. This month wasn’t a super easy one for me reading wise. I dnf’d so many books and did a huge book unhaul. So, I listened to a bunch of audiobooks and managed to read ebooks when I could, but I didn’t have that much time for physical reading.

Physical Books
The Choice by Nora Roberts
Astrid Parker Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake
Going Rogue by Janet Evanovich
The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May

eBooks
Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Books-Dalton
Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

Audiobooks
Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta
City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda
Children of Ragnarok by Cinda Williams Chima
Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott
The Wilderwomen by Ruth Enna Lang
The Poison Season by Mara Rutherford
Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig
Seasparrow by Kristin Cashore

What was your favorite book you read this month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogmas Day Twenty-Nine: Unread 2022 Releases

Hello, lovelies! The last few years I’ve made a list of all my unread releases, so I’m going to continue that trend. Here are all of the books I own that were published in 2022 and I have not yet read them.

Well Traveled by Jen DeLuca
The Winners by Fredrik Backman
The Most Likely Club by Elyssa Friesland
Love in the Times of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson
Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
The Drowning Summer by Christine Lynn Herman
Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

I did way better this year than the previous years. Are any of these on your tbr list?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogmas Day Twenty-Eight: WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer the three questions to share you’re weekly reading update!

What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons physically. Last night, I started the eBook The Most Likely Club by Elyssa Friedland. I’m listening to One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig, but I keep listening at night and falling asleep, then having to go back and relisten, so I’m only a smidge confused.

Antonia- I’m currently reading Seasparrow by Kristin Cashore.

What did you most recently finish reading?

Amanda- I most recently finished Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia.

Antonia- I most recently read Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir.

What will you be reading next?

Amanda- Next, I want to listen to Seasparrow by Kristin Cashore.

Antonia- Next I think I’ll read Blackflame by Will Wight.

What is your reading update for this week?

Blogmas Day Twenty-Six: Amanda’s End of Yearathon TBR

Hello, lovelies! It’s that time of year again, the always wonderful Vicky (from What Vicky Read) and I are back to host another end-of-the-year, last-minute readathon. Like all the previous years, the only thing we care about for this readathon is that you read with us to close out the year! But, for those of you like me, we have five prompts that we change a smidge each year. This year’s prompts are shared below. I’m also sharing the book I think I’ll read for this, but I’ve been mood reading so I might not follow them this year.

You can follow the readathon’s Twitter which is run by Vicky.
You can follow Amanda’s Bookstagram, which is where I’ll be posting about this.

read a 2022 release
One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig
This was sold to me as a comp fir For the Wolf, which we all know is my favorite. I have high hopes for this book and it’s the perfect time of year to read it.

read a book with an lgbtqia+ character
A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson
I know two things about this book: something about Dracula and it’s queer.

read a book in a series
The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons
I’m more than excited to continue this series.

read a book under 200 pages
Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
This is cheating a smidge because it’s 207 pages, but it’s the shortest book on my physical tbr. Also, I make the rules and I say it’s allowed.

read a book with snow on the cover
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Who doesn’t love an emotionally devastating book for the holidays? I’m rereading this because I’ve finally gotten my hands on a hardcover copy and I want to tab it. Also, the new book in the series is out now and I’d like to reread book two before reading the new release.

Are you participating? If yes, share your tbr with me! If no, what books are you reading to close out the year?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogmas Day Twenty-Two: Five Star Predictions Wrap Up

Hello! We’re back to wrap up another round of five-star predictions. We shared these for Blogtober and managed to read some of them for once. Here’s what we thought!

Amanda’s Predictions

Kiss Her Once For Me by Alison Cochrun
I finally read this and I really loved it. It was absolutely the perfect holiday season romance.

Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake
I knew this one was going to hurt me emotionally and it certainly did. Five stars for sure.

Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton
This book was strange in a way that I really enjoyed. I don’t think five stars, but I would definitely recommend it.

Antonia’s Predictions

A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers
I absolutely loved this. It was the perfect continuation of Dex and Mosscap’s story. Definitely a five star read for me.

The Choice by Nora Roberts
I really loved this one. I thought it was a perfect ending to this series and really tied everything up for me.

Children of Ragnarok by Cinda Williams Chima
I found this one really interesting. It was hard for me to get into initially with all the unusual terms but once I did I could hardly put it down. The ending was a little anticlimactic but still five stars overall.

Someone give us a high-five! We both managed to read all of our predictions! Do you have any upcoming reads that you think will be five stars?

Blogmas Day Thirteen (Part One): Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Winter 2023 TBR

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 my winter 2023 tbr.

Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May

Wildwood Whispers by Willa Reece

We Were Restless Things by Cole Nagamatsu

The Body Scout by Lincoln Michel

Well Traveled by Jen DeLuca

Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton

Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales

What’s on your winter TBR?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogmas Day Twelve: 2022 Debut/New to Me Authors

Hi, lovelies! Every year I share the books that I read by authors that were new to me or debut authors that I read in 2023.

Alexandria Bellefleur
Written in the Stars
Hang the Moon
Count Your Lucky Stars

Mariana Zapata
From Lukov With Love

Rebecca Coffindaffer
Crownchasers
Thronebreakers

Lora Beth Johnson
Goddess in the Machine
Devil in the Device

Ashley Winstead
Fool Me Once

Kasie West
P.S. I Like You

Kit Mayquist
Tripping Arcadia

Nicole Kornher-Stace
Firebreak

Margot Wood
Fresh

These are the authors I read for the first time (and loved!) in 2023. Did you read new authors this year?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.