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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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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday- First Ten Books

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 – (First Ten) Books I Reviewed

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1. Halo, Hades, & Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto
These were the first three books I reviewed. They’re all from the same series so I thought I would group them together.

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors.

3. Wings, Spells, Illusions, & Destined by Aprilynne Pike
Again, I reviewed each of these books individually but it’s a series so I’m grouping them together.

4. Swoon & Swear by Nina Malkin
Read this review to see me complain about these books.

5. Bloodlines, The Golden Lily, & The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Forever vampire trash, nothing new here.

6. The Face of Deception by Iris Johansen
I used to be obsessed with this author. All of the thrillers.

7. 1st to Die by James Patterson
The Women’s Murder Club will be a forever favorite.

8. Looking for Alaska by John Green
Staying on brand with my love for this author.

9. The Immortal Rules & The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Kagawa is the author that really had me obsessed with fae and faerie.

10. Call Me Irresistable by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Always my go-to for predictiable romance when I want it.

These are​ my first ten reviews (sort of) that I wrote! What were yours?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Rainy Day Reads

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 – Rainy Day Reads

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The Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima

Shadow and Bone by Leigh  Bardugo

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Dry by Neal  & Jarrod Shusterman

The Mortal Instruments by  Cassandra Clare

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Graceling by Kristen Cashore

These are all books I can pick up to forget the rainy weather outside. What books do you like to pick up on a rainy day?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Buzzwords

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 – Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book.

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Dragons
Give me all the dragons all the time.
Talon by Julie Kagawa
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Eon by Alison Goodman

Enemies-to-Lovers
I love me some good I hate you vibes that’s just full of sexual tension.
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Elemental Magic
I don’t know what it is about elemental magic, but it’s one of my all time favorites.
Air Awakens by Elise Kova
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Friends-to-Lovers
This is another favorite because it’s always sweet and warms my little heart.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare
If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Outer Space
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Zodiac by Romina Russell
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Forbidden Love
There’s something about not being allowed to have something that just makes it all the sweeter.
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
The Darkest Star Jennifer L. Armentrout

Boarding School
The idea of going away to school is one that’s always appealed to me. Probably because I never got to do it.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Characters as Readers/Writers
I love seeing myself reflected in books. So when I see books with characters that read and write, I can’t help myself.
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Plausible Dystopians (drought, hurricanes, other natural disasters)
Terrifying and fascinating at the same time.
Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman
Lawless by Tarah Benner

Retellings
I didn’t realize until recently how many retellings I actually have read and loved.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadow, & Brodi Ashton

What are your buzzwords? What kinds of things make you pick up a book? Let me know in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Audiobooks

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 – Audio Freebie (Any audio goes: audiobooks, music, podcasts, you name it.) I’m going to share my top ten favorite audiobooks.

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The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel

Sadie by Courtney Summers

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

One of Us is Lying  by Karen M. McManus

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

What are your favorite audiobook books?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Spring 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 top ten – Books on my  2019 Spring TBR List

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Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

What are you planning to read this spring?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s February Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! Happy first day of March! I’m here today to share with you all the books I read this month. I am pretty proud of myself because I managed to read quite a few books in the month of February. I almost read a book a day. I read a total of twenty-five books. I only accomplished this by doing pretty much nothing other than reading, helped by a fair few snowy and rainy days. Let’s break down what I read.

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Physical Books
Sawkill Girls by Clair Legrand
Eldest by Christopher Paolini
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia
A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

eBooks
A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Shienmel
Robbergirl by S.T. Gibson
Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Air Awakens (series) by Elise Kova
The Dysasters by P.C. and Kristen Cast
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson

Audiobooks
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

As usual, I read mostly eBooks, but I read a fair amount of physical books. Seventeen of these were books that I own. Five of them were ARCs I was  very lucky to receive and three were from my library. I’m super happy about the physical books I read becasue I need to focus more on my physical  TBR list. Let me know below what books and how many you read in the month  of February!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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