Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books with my Favorite Trope

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 Your Favorite Trope/Theme (Submitted by Raincheckandread.com and Sara Beth @ Life, Love, Writing). Mine is found family.

Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

What’s your favorite bookish trope?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Haven’t Mentioned on the Blog

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 enjoyed, but never mentioned on the blog.

In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes

No Place Like Here by Christina June

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter

Girls of July by Alex Flinn

Deposing Nathan by Zack Smedley

What did you pick for this weeks topic?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic Duos

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 Dynamic Duos (Submitted by Elley @ Elley the Book Otter). I’m going to cheat slightly because I’ve added a couple groups of three because you really can’t leave one of them out.

Marco and Breen from The Becoming by Nora Roberts

Zinnia and Charm from A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow

Jazz and Dale from Artemis by Andy Weir

Rylan and Rocky from Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Spensa and Rig from Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Laila and Zofia from The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Aru, Mini and Brynne from Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Nesta, Gwyneth and Emerie from A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Danika and Bryce from House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

April and Andy from An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Who are your favorite dynamic duos?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Dynamic Duos

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 dynamic duos.

Mallory and Jessa from Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace

Libby and Nico from The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

Pahua and Miv from Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori M. Lee

Casteel and Kieran from From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Dex and Mosscap from A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Riley and Hattie from The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim

Tally and Shay from Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Tristan and Gum Baby from Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Roger and Dodger from Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

Min and Jun from Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

Who made your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books too Good to Review

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 Too Good to Review Properly (I have no words!) (Submitted by Dedra @ A Book Wanderer). I hardly ever do book reviews anymore so I’ll list books that I don’t think I could articulately describe my love for.

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green

Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May

What books do you love too much to describe?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books too Good to Review

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 were too good to review. I make a point to review as many books as I can, so this list will be more of a list of book reviews that I don’t think did the book justice.

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas (review)

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout (review)

Girl Serpent Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (review)

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (review)

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman (review)

Rules for Being a Girl by Katie Cootugno & Candace Bushnell (review)

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin (review)

The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke (review)

Mirage by Somaiya Daud (review)

For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig (review)

These are all books I loved so much, but I don’t feel like I properly explained why in my reviews. What books made your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Love 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 Love Freebie (come up with your own topic having to do with love). This week I’m going to choose my favorite bookish couples that I’ve read about most recently.

Marco and Brian from The Becoming by Nora Roberts

Bitterblue and Giddon from Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore

Adrian and Raylan from Legacy by Nora Roberts

Jesper and Wylan from Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Nina and Matthias from Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Nesta and Cassian from A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Clo and Rhea from Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May

Amora and Bastian from All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

Cara and Dell from The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

Yumeko and Tatsumi from Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

Who are your favorite bookish couples?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Love 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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is a love freebie, so I thought it would be fun to share some romance novels I’m looking forward to reading in the near future.

Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Fool Me Once by Ashley Winstead

Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell by Taj McCoy

To Marry and To Meddle by Martha Waters

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

It Had to be You by Georgia Clarke

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

What did you choose for this week’s freebie?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Character Names 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 Character Names In the Titles (Submitted by BookLoversBlog and Lucy @ Bookworm Blogger).

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Love, Jacaranda by Alex Flinn

The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Mattimeo by Brian Jacques

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Fire by Kristin Cashore

What book titles with character names can you think of?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Character Names in Book Titles

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 character names in their titles.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori Lee

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia

The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling

What titles did you pick this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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.

Amanda’s 12 Favorite Young Adult Books of 2021

Hi, lovelies! I’m back again with more of my favorite reads of 2021! For today’s list, I will be sharing my young adult favorites. Again, these are all books that I read in 2021, not just 2021 releases. I read so many excellent books this year, so the ones that made this list are truly top-tier books, in my opinion.

Mystery/Horror

All the Bad Apples by Moira Fowley-Doyle
Review

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Review

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
Review

The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe
Review

The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis
Review

Fantasy

The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
Review

Little Thieves by Margaret Owen
Review

Science Fiction

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Review

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
Review

Roxy by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman
Review

Contemporary

Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield
Review

Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler
Review

These are my favorite young adult books that I read in 2021. Are there any on my list that made your list too?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.