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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?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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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 – New to my 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 – Most recent additions to my TBR list.

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Okay so what I did here was I went to GoodReads and set my to-read list to most recently added and these are the ten books I added most recently.

1. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

2. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

3. Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

4. How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

5. Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

6. Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth

7. Suicide Club by Rachel Heng

8. Ashes in the Snow by Ruta Sepetys

9. Last of her Name by Jessica Khoury

10. The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib

Most of these are actually books that will be released in 2019 that I’ve heard about recently. What books have you added to your TBR list most recently?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Didn’t Get To

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 I meant to read in 2018 but didn’t get to.

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War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

Warcross by Marie Lu

Wind Rider by P.C. Cast

The Circle by David Eggers

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Nexus by Scott Westerfeld, Deb Biancotto, & Margo Lanagan

The Emerald Sea by Richelle Mead

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

These are just a few of the books I wanted to read in 2018 but didn’t get to. There were actually so many more, but I restrained myself. What books did you want to read in 2018 but didn’t get to?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – New To Me

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 – New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018.

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Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
The Illuminae Files

Becky Albertalli
Simon vs. the Homo Spaiens Agenda

Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Marisha Pessl
Neverworld Wake

Samantha Shannon
The Bone Season 

Hank Green
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Naomi Novik
Uprooted

Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus

Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies

Rin Chupeco
The Bone Witch

Elise Kova
Air Awakens

Sylvain Neuvel
The Themis Files

Audrey Coulthurst
Of Fire and Stars

What authors did you read for the first time in 2018? Which ones will you be reading more from, which ones did you not like?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Anticipated New 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 new released for the first half of 2019

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King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Deathcaster by Cinda Williams Chima

Vortex Visions by Elise Kova

The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare

How to Make Friends With the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

I could go on and on with this list, but these are just a few. To see all the new releases of 2019 that I’m looking forward to click here. What books are coming out in 2019 that you’re excited for? Let me know in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.