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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Book Besties!

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 – Book characters I’d be besties with.

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Annabeth from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Aru Shah from Aru  Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Stevie from Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Lacey from The Birds, the Bees and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh

Katy from Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Alaska from Looking for Alaska by John Green

Gabi and/or Sal from Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

Shane from Again, but Better by Christine Riccio

Peekay from The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

Raisa from The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

These are the ladies that I think I would totally get along with. We would totally be besties for sure. Who are your bookish besties?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Cover Redesigns

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 – Cover redesigns I loved/hated

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I hate covers with people on them (usually) so I totally loved the redesign.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I adored the original covers for this series, but I also really adore the new covers.

Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
I have the original cover of this one, with the faces. So I much prefer the new one.

Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins
While I didn’t hate the original, it was a little juvenile. I completely love the new one with the illustrated characters.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Another cover with faces, the new one isn’t as nostalgic as the old but I still like it better.

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
I don’t know why on earth they did this to Zentner’s wonderful book. The new cover is literally just a quote and I hate it.

Jane Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
I love the purple reflective cover, and I do like the redesign. I think the new cover reflects the story a bit better but I still prefer the original.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
WHY DID THEY DO THIS TO THIS POOR BOOK.

Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
I like the original and the redesign. I think the original was a bit too similar to the covers of its sister series, so I understand the change.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
The original cover was nothing to write home about, but the redesign is everything I never knew I needed in a book cover.

Tell me about your favorite or least favorite book cover redesigns in the comments below!

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Amanda’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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Freebie! Since it’s a freebie topic, I went back to look at the list of past topics and have decided to talk about ten books I’m hoping to reread in the next year or so.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J.K. Rowling

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts

Jane Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

What books on your shelves do you want to reread soon? Let me know below! Tell me what you chose for the freebie this week.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Setting

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 – Settings I’d like to see more (or at all)

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Contemporary:

Boarding Schools

College!

Anything set in Ireland

New England (specifically a dystopian story)

The beach! Never too many stories at the beach.

Fantasy:

Alternate realities (eg. The Calculating Stars)

Near future dystopian (eg. Dry)

Not European based fantasy (eg. Shadow of the Fox)

Not Greek/Roman mythology (eg. Aru Shah and the End of Time)

A world where magic exists in modern times. (eg. Summer of Salt)

This week I’m using the word “setting” loosely because I don’t really have favorite settings. But I can’t wait to see what everyone else has to say about this week’s topic. Let me know your choices for Top Ten Tuesday.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – 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 top ten – Character Freebie. I’m going to be talking villains this week.

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The Darkling from The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Maven from The Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard

Mike from The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason

Eli Ever from Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Cassius from Roar by Cora Carmack

Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Vianca Augustine from Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Sebastian Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Empress Celestine from The Shattered Realms by Cinda Williams Chima

Hakaimono/Tatsumi from Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

These are just a few of the villains or villain like characters that I’ve come to appreciate in their own unique ways.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Unpopular Opinions

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 – Unpopular Bookish Opinions

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One

I love dog-earring pages. Fight me.

Two

I also have no issues with writing/highlighting in your books.

Three

I liked Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. I thought it was fun and enjoyable.

Four

I hate Deckled Edges. I think they look bad and they make it unnecessarily difficult to turn the page.

Five

Some movie adaptations are better than their  books (I’m looking  at you Dumplin’)

Six

Rainbow Bookshelves seriously stress me out. I love how they look but if I think about it too long it makes me anxious.

Seven

I didn’t love The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. I prefer The Mortal Instruments.

Eight

AUDIOBOOKS ARE A VALID FORM OF READING. I say I’m reading X book even if I’m listening to the audiobook.

Nine

I don’t like the horror genre and I will never willingly pick one up. I also don’t totally understand why people enjoy reading things that make them scared. (You do you, but I don’t enjoy being scared. No horror anything for me, books, movies, podcasts.)

Ten

I don’t think there is anything wrong with having a huge physical TBR. Many bookdragons are collectors and enjoy collecting books that everyone loves and talks about.

What are your unpopular opinions? Comment and let me know!

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Blogmas Day Four – Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday

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 – Cozy Reads.

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
3. The Seven Realms & Shattered Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima
4. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
5. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
6. Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast
7. Graceling by Kristen Cashore
8. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
9. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
10. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

What books do you consider cozy reads?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.