Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Quotes from For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

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 favorite quotes from For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten.

“People with power resent losing it, and too much power for too long a time can make a villain of anyone.”

“I want the roots…I understand what it means, and I want them anyway, because I am for the Wolf, and the Wolves are for the Wilderwood.”

“I don’t think we’re ever ready to take on what our parents leave us.” Eammon studied his knotted hands. “The places left rarely fit.”

“She was going into the Wilderwood to save everyone she loved from herself.”

“A forest in your bones, a graveyard beneath your feet. There are no heroes here.”

“People with power resent losing it, and too much power for too long a time can make a villain of anyone.”

“I want the roots…I understand what it means, and I want them anyway, because I am for the Wolf, and the Wolves are for the Wilderwood.”

“The warm familiarity of the bookshelves kept her together, knit her back into herself as she wandered between them.”

“A forest in your bones, a graveyard beneath your feet. There are no heroes here.”

“She went to grab her scarlet cloak before remembering it was still in Valleyda. One shaky sigh, that she’d left it there, but a marriage was more than a cloak. As for the other reasons she’d kept it—the claiming of who she was, what she was—she didn’t need a cloak for that anymore, either. She knew it in her bones, she wore it in her eyes instead of on her shoulders.”

“Because monsters are real,” she said. “And even the Wolf needs help sometimes.”

What did you choose this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Haven’t Read Yet

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 Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read.

To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Gilded by Marissa Meyer

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Walk on Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson

The Inheritance Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin

The Ever Cruel Kingdom by Rin Chupeco

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons

What unread books have been on your shelves for awhile?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Characters

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 with bookish characters.

Hideaway by Nora Roberts

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

Plain Bad Heroine by Emily Danforth

The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Beach Read by Emily Henry

The Awakening by Nora Roberts

Looking for Alaska by John Green

What books are on your list?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Characters

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 with bookish characters.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Becoming by Nora Roberts

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Beastly by Alex Flinn

The Next Always by Nora Roberts

The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

What bookish characters do you love?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: One Word Reviews

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 One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read (submitted by Susan @ Bloggin’ ’bout Books)

Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi – Frustrating

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia – Disappointing

The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan – Bittersweet

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee – Unexpected

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas – Scream-inducing (that’s one word right?)

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez – Delightful

A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers – Beautiful

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas – Familiar

The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan – Satisfying

The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan – Heartbreaking

It was surprisingly hard for me to come up with just one word to describe these books but I had a lot of fun with it. What word would you use to describe them?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – One Word Reviews

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 one word reviews for the last ten books I’ve read.

I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers – confusing

The Jade Setter of Janloon by Fonda Lee – unrelated

Mirror’s Edge by Scott Westerfeld – dizzying

Shatter City by Scott Westerfeld – suspenseful

A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow – heartwarming

Impostors by Scott Westerfeld – exciting

Tarnished Empire by Danielle L. Jensen – familiar

The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell – expansive

This May End Badly by Samantha Markum – cute

Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf – disappointing

These are my one-word reviews. What books did you review this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books With X on the Cover

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 with [___] On the Cover (Pick a thing (a color, an item, a place, an animal, a scripty font, a sexy person, etc.) and share covers that have that thing on the cover.) I’ve decided to do books with stars on the cover.

What do you love to see on book covers?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books with Water on the Cover

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 with X on the cover. I’ve chosen to do book covers with water on them.

What did you pick for this weeks Top Ten Tuesday?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want 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. This week’s topic is Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To (Submitted by Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse).

Ursula K. Le Guin

Robert Jordan

Rebecca Roanhorse

Kwame Mbalia

Akemi Dawn Bowman

Graci Kim

Sarwat Chadda

Lori M. Lee

J. C. Cervantes

Anna James

What authors would you like to read for the first time?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Authors I Want to Read for the First Time

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 authors that I haven’t read but would like to.

Jenn Lyons
I have the first four books in the Chorus of Dragons series and I really want to read them this year.

Emily Tesh
I have Silver in the Wood as an ebook. I am eager to read it and I’m also very much looking forward to her 2023 novel, Some Desperate Glory.

Alexandria Bellefleur
I’ve heard great things about her Written in the Stars series. I’ve been on the lookout for new romance. So, I have added this author to my collection.

C.J. Tudor
On a trip to Barnes & Nobel, I found The Burning Girls. I almost bought it but added it to my library TBR instead. I’ve since seen some good reviews for Tudor’s other books as well and I’d like to try the audiobooks sometime soon.

Martha Wells
I want to read the Murderbot Diaries so badly.

Octavia E. Butler
I bought Parable of the Sower last year. It’s definitely higher up on my TBR list.

Robin Hobb
I don’t know that I’ll actually read Hobb any time soon, but I do want to eventually try some of her fantasy stories.

Mariana Zapata
Target compelled me to buy some books from them and I found From Lukov with Love while browsing. I’ve seen great reviews for Zapata’s books.

Nina Varela
I want to read Crier’s War and its sequel. I have the ebook and I’m pretty sure my library has the sequel.

Ann Leckie
I really want to take some time to read some older science fiction like Ancillary Justice.

What authors made your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie

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 Freebie (come up with your own topic!) This week I’m going to do top ten books I want to reread this year. I’ve been forcing myself not to reread anything for awhile so I could actually get through some of my TBR but, now that I’m on a better reading schedule, I’d like to occasionally add some rereads.

The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan

The Bridgertons by Julia Quinn

The Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

What books do you want to reread?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Intimidating Books on 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 a freebie so I browsed the old list of topics and I’ve decided to share 10 books on my owned TBR that I am intimidated by.

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Unbroken by C.L. Clark

Most of these are adult fantasy and I’m intimidated to start a bunch of new series that are adult fantasy. Most of these are also pretty thick books. Are there any books you own that you haven’t picked up because they’re intimidating?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books With an Adjective in the Title

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 that have an adjective in the title.

The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

The Lost Signal by J.S. Fernandez Morales

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Cute Mutants, Vol. 1: Mutant Pride by S.J. Whitby

We Were Restless Things by Cole Nagamatsu

The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

Center Stage by Denise Grover Swank

These are all books that I own either physical copies or ebooks. What did you pick for this weeks titles?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books With an Adjective in the Title

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 With an Adjective In the Title (Submitted by Nicole @ How to Train a Book Dragon).

The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May

What books have you read with adjectives in the title?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2022 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 Spring 2022 TBR.

Seven Mercies by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Set Fire to the Gods by Kristen Simmons and Sara Rauschenberg

Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

Gilded by Marissa Meyer

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Padua and the Soul Stealer by Lori M. Lee

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

What books are on your Spring TBR?