Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors

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 2021.

Elizabeth May
Seven Devils

Laura Lam
Seven Devils

Roshani Chokshi
Aru Shah and the End of Time
Aru Shah and the Song of Death
Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes
The Gilded Wolves

S.A. Chakraborty
The City of Brass

Micaiah Johnson
The Space Between Worlds

Maria V. Snyder
Poison Study

Adalyn Grace
All the Stars and Teeth

Alix E. Harrow
A Spindle Splintered

What new authors did you discover in 2021?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – New To Me Authors

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 ten new to me authors I read in 2021. We did a post for this topic for Blogmas which you can find here, so I’m going to share 10 new to me authors I read in 2021 that I won’t be reading again.

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
I just didn’t love this. I don’t plan to continue the series.

Axiom’s End by Lindsey Ellis
This had the potential to be right up my alley. But the second book was worse than the first and I don’t see myself reading more of Ellis’ books in the future.

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
I didn’t love how the story played out. This was a book club pick, so I have other mystery/thriller authors that I’ll continue to seek out instead in the future.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
I genuinely didn’t like this book.

The Graces by Laure Eve
I couldn’t put this series down, but in a ‘staring at a car accident’ as you pass by kind of way.

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
Another book club pick that I didn’t love. The parents were all horrible.

Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah
One last book club choice that I didn’t care for. I wanted this to actually be about aliens, but it wasn’t.

So, I’ll never say never, but these are the authors I read for the first time in 2021 that I don’t forsee myself seeking out again in the future. What authors did you have on your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: 2021 Releases I Didn’t Read

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 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To. We actually did a similar post for Blogmas that you can read here. I only had a few and didn’t get to any of them but I’ll add the books I got for Christmas as well.

We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal

All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace

The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold

Gilded by Marissa Meyer

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

What 2021 releases do you still need to read?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – 2021 Releases I Didn’t Read

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 ten 2021 book releases that I didn’t manage to get to. We actually did this list for Blogmas, so you can find that here. I managed to buy quite a few new 2021 releases since we wrote that post. So, you’ll see some new additions since our Blogmas post.

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey
The Unbroken by C.L. Clark
It Had to be You by Georgia Clark
The Messengers by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Sistersong by Lucy Holland
As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson
Tarnished Empire by Danielle L. Jensen
The World Gives Way by Marissa Levien
The Helm of Midnight by Marina J. Lostetter
The House of Always by Jenn Lyons
The Serpent’s Curse by Lisa Maxwell
The Body Scout by Lincoln Michel
Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Wildwood Whispers by Willa Reece
Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon
The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

These are all the 2021 releases that I own and haven’t read yet. They’re all pretty high on my TBR list to read in 2022. What books are on your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: New 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. This week’s topic is Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection.

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

Gilded by Marissa Meyer

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow

The Becoming by Nora Roberts

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

What are your newest additions to your bookshelf?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Most Recent Books in my Collection

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 ten of the most recent additions to my book collection.

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Dustborn by Erin Bowman

As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson

The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey

Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

Fresh by Margot Wood

The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart

The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody

The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim

I bought all but one of these at the Barnes and Noble 50% off hardcovers sale because I absolutely have no self-control. What are the newest books in your collection?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – 2022 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 ten of my most anticipated 2022 book releases for the first half of the year.

January
Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire
The Kindred by Alechia Dow

February
The Weeping Tide by Amanda Foody
The Iron Sword by Julie Kagawa

March
Youngbloods by Scott Westerfeld
15 The Last Laugh by Mindy McGinnis

April
19 The Genesis Wars by Akemi Dawn Bowman
19 Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse

May
Seasonal Fears by Seanan McGuire
24 The Inadequate Heir by Danielle L. Jensen

June
The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim
For the Throne by Hannah F. Whitten

What are your most anticipated releases for the first half of 2022?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: 2022 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. This week’s topic is Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022.

January 18 Seven Mercies by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May

February 15 House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

April 1 The City of Dusk by Tara Sim

April 5 In A Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power

May 24 Nightwork by Nora Roberts

June 14 A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow

June 28 The Song That Moves the Sun by Anna Bright

August 16 The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones

August 23 Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

November 22 The Choice by Nora Roberts

What books are you looking forward to this year?

Blogmas Day Twenty-Eight (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2021

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 Best Books I Read In 2021.

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura May

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Artemis by Andy Weir

Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow

What were your favorite books of 2021?

Blogmas Day Twenty-Eight (Part One): Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Best Books of 2021

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 ten of the best books I read in 2021. I’ll do a few of these lists more in-depth next month, so here’s a sort of preview.

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi

Into the Dying Light by Katy Rose Pool

Little Thieves by Margaret Owen

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

What were some of the best books you read in 2021?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogmas Day Twenty-One (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Wishes

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 Books I Hope Santa Brings/Bookish Wishes (This was so popular when I did it in June that we’re doing it again for the holidays! List the top 10 books you’d love to own and include a link to your wishlist so that Santa can grant your wish. Make sure you link your wishlist to your mailing address [here’s how to do it on Amazon] or include the email address associated with your ereader in the list description so people know how to get the book to you. After you post, jump around the Linky and grant a wish or two if you’d like. You can make your identity known or be someone’s secret Santa! Please don’t feel obligated to send anything to anyone! If you would rather not include your wish list, just share the books you hope you find under your tree on Christmas morning.)

The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

Gilded by Marissa Meyer

Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

The Becoming by Nora Roberts

Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia

What books do you want for Christmas?

Blogmas Day Twenty-One (Part One): Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Wishes

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 ten books I hope Santa brings/bookish wishes (This was so popular when I did it in June that we’re doing it again for the holidays! List the top 10 books you’d love to own and include a link to your wishlist so that Santa can grant your wish. Make sure you link your wishlist to your mailing address [here’s how to do it on Amazon] or include the email address associated with your ereader in the list description so people know how to get the book to you. After you post, jump around the Linky and grant a wish or two if you’d like. You can make your identity known or be someone’s secret Santa! Please don’t feel obligated to send anything to anyone! If you would rather not include your wish list, just share the books you hope you find under your tree on Christmas morning.)

If you feel so inclined, here’s my amazon wishlist.

Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter

Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody

The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody

Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud

The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim

The Cursed Carnival by Rick Riordan

Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

What books are on your holiday wishlist?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogmas Day Fourteen (Part Two): Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Winter 2021 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 2021 TBR list.

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

The Becoming by Nora Roberts

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

Seven Mercies by Elizabeth May & Laura Lam

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri

What books are you hoping to read this winter?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogmas Day Fourteen (Part One): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Winter 2021 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. This week’s topic is  Books on My Winter 2021 To-read List (or summer if you’re in the southern hemisphere).

Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

The Becoming by Nora Roberts

Gilded by Marissa Meyer

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

Seven Mercies by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

What books are on your winter TBR?

Blogmas Day Seven (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Seasonal TBR Update

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 a freebie.  This week’s topic is a freebie and since next week is our winter 2021 TBR, I thought I would share an update on how I did with my previous seasonal TBR’s for this year.

Spring 2021 TBR

Summer 2021 TBR

Fall 2021 TBR

These are my original seasonal Top Ten Tuesday TBR posts from the last year. I’ll list the books from these posts that I haven’t been able to get to this year.

To Sleep in A Sea Of Stars by Christopher Paolini

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

The Inheritance Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

I had a couple more than ten this week but honestly, with my reading habits this year, I’m pretty happy with how much of these lists I did get through. What books on your TBR do you still need to get to?