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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Childhood Favorites

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 – Childhood Favorites

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The Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne

Among the Hidden by Margret Peterson Haddix

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes by Anne Mazer

Where the Sidewalk Ends by  Shel Silverstein

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Suess

These are just a  few of the books I adored when I was growing up. What books made your list this week? Let me know below!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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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!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Asian Readathon Wrap Up

Happy June lovelies!  We have finished another month this year and completed another readathon. This readathon was hosted by the wonderful Cindy (and a few others!) Find her channel here.  This readthon was to read and celebrate books written by Asian authors and about Asian characters. Check out the announcement video here for all the details. There were a few prompts to help choose books and I did my best to fulfill them.  These are the books I read and the challenges  I completed.

Read any book by an Asian author

Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi

Read a graphic novel featuring an Asian character or  written/drawn  by an Asian author

The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco

I don’t read graphic novels so I chose another book that is written by an Asian author that features an Asian character.

Read a book featuring an intersectional Asian character or written by an intersectional Asian identity

The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

Read the group book

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh

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Did you participate in this readathon? What did you read in May?

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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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