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Top Ten Tuesday: “Ten Books Every x Should Read”

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Oh man! It has been two months since Veronica and I participated in the TTT. And it’s super great to be back at it.

This weeks TTT is “Ten Books Ever x Should Read“.

Since I am a huge fantasy junky… my TTT is “Ten Books Every Fantasy Lover Should Read “.

 1. Six of Crows cause you doesn’t love a story with magic, romance, action, heists, robbery, and more?Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

2. The Square Root of Summer. Time travel, science fiction, romance, and quantum physics. You had me at time-travel! The Square Root of Summer

3. The Wrath and The Dawn. Fairy-tale retellings? Magic carpets? Unexplained magic? Blossoming love? Uh, I’m in! And so should you! The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1)

4. Half-Blood. Because I can never get enough about Greek mythology, fantasy lovers should read The Covenant Series! Greek Gods, Demi Gods, Half-bloods, Titans. So. Much. Lore. Half-Blood (Covenant, #1)

5. A Matter of Fate. This series I read last summer and it just blew me away. It’s a contemporary fantasy, making it easier to read, and more realistic… if magic and super powers were real. Also there is romance, and a love triangle (but not in a gross Twilight way.)A Matter of Fate (Fate, #1)

6. Under Different Stars. This series was quite unique. Taking place on both earth and the main character’s home planet. It definitely requires imagination and an open mind. But, none the less, it is packed full of fantasy elements. Under Different Stars (Kricket, #1)

7. Queen of the Tearling. This was an interesting fantasy read. Two queens, one with power, the other- barely functioning. They fight over land and resources, and how they came this world came to be is quite extraordinary. The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)

8. Abandon. Another Greek mythology retelling, this one about Persephone and Hades. Takes place on a tiny island full of weird creatures. Abandon (Abandon, #1)

9. Fallen. I haven’t really given you any paranormal reads yet, and this one is fantastic. Angels, demons, two families at war, forbidden love. Fallen (Guardian Trilogy, #1)

10. Teardrop. A story about a girl, who if she cries, will flood the world. Based on the mythology of Atlantis. Teardrop (Teardrop Trilogy)

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Top Ten Songs I Wish Were Books

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 Thank you to The Broke and The Bookish for this wonderful meme! If you want to learn how to participate, click here and check it out. Promise you won’t regret it.

I know I listen to a lot of music and each has it’s own story. Below are the ones I wish were books so I could read more about the characters.

Liz

  • Enchanted, Taylor Swift
  • Here With Me, The Killers
  • If I Could Fly, One Direction
  • From Afar, Emmylou, and Georgia, Vance Joy
  • Not Over You, Gavin Degraw
  • Springsteen, Eric Church
  • Ain’t Much For Lyin’, Fairground Saints
  • Transatlanticism, Death Cab for Cutie
  • Dead Flowers, Miranda Lambert
  • Mine, Third Eye Blind
  • Today, Joshua Radin

Clearly I am a sucker for sad piano ballads.

Veronica

  • Style, Taylor Swift
  • Must Have Done Something Right, Relient K
  • Sahara, Relient K
  • I Almost Do, Taylor Swift
  • It Was Always You, Maroon 5
  • Gravity, John Mayer
  • Makes Me Wonder, Maroon 5
  • Friends, Lovers, Or Nothing, John Mayer
  • Edge Of Desire, John Mayer

Yes, I listen to a lot of sappy sad love songs…

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Valentine’s Day Top Ten Tuesday Part Two

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Part Two: Swoon Worthy Quotes

Liz

  • “Don’t cry.”
    “How can I not?” I asked him. “You just said you loved me.”
    “Well, why else did you think all of this was happening?” He set the book aside to wrap his arms around me. “The Furies wouldn’t be trying to kill you if I didn’t love you.”
    “I didn’t know,” I said. Tears were trickling down my cheeks, but I did nothing to try to stop them. His shirt was absorving most of them. “You never said anything about it. Every time I saw you, you just acted so… wild.”
    “How was I supposed to act?” he asked. “You kept doing things like throwing tea in my face.”
    Meg Cabot, Abandon
  • “I can’t stop thinking about you,” he whispers.
    He moves in, closer, lips pausing inches from mine. Wraps his arms around me, pulling me into him. I let out a quick gasp of air.
    “I dream about you,” he murmurs, eyes grasping mine.
    “You don’t sleep,” I choke, feeling a delirious passion coursing through my veins.
    “I dream about your smile. About touching you. I dream about being with you. Like this.”
    Katie Klein, The Guardian
  • “I have better things to do.”
    “Like what?”
    He opens one eye and looks at me. “Like convince a stubborn girl to admit she’s madly in love with me.”
    Susan Ee, End of Days
  • “… Somebody who helps balance her out, someone who makes sure her feet stay on the ground when life is tough and lift up into the aid when her lips find his. She needs somebody smart and funny and comfortable and exciting all at the same time. She needs somebody to go to sleep with who makes her feel secure enough not to care that she snores or drools, and somebody to wake up with who won’t judge her when he hair sticks up and pillowcase lines crease her face.”
    Heather Lyons, A Matter of Truth
  • “I can’t keep pretending that I don’t want this – that I don’t want you. I can’t. Not after what happened to you. It thought… I thought I’d lost you, Alex, forever. And I would’ve lost everything. You are my everything.”
    Jennifer L. Armentrout, Deity
  • “You’re beautiful, Genesis.” I swallowed, placing my hands on the table in front of her. “Immortals would fight wars over you, and not just your face or your hair or the way your smile penetrates to someone’s very soul — but because you’re good.”
    Rachel Van Dyken, The Dark Ones
  • “I’m glad you misdialed.”
    “Well. Easy mistake to make,” she said. “Might do it again.” A very, very long pause. She opened her mouth to fill it, then changed her mind and didn’t. She was shivering again, even though she wasn’t cold with the pillow on her legs.
    “Shouldn’t,” Gansey said finally. “But I hope you do.”
    Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue
  • “You cannot fathom the distance I would travel for you.”
    Alexandra Bracken, Passenger

Veronica

  • “He reached out and pulled me to him, one hand on my waist and the other behind my neck. He tipped my head up and lowered his lips to mine. I closed my eyes and melted as my whole body was consumed in that kiss. I was nothing. I was everything. Chills, ran over my skin, and fire burned inside me. His body pressed closer to mine, and I wrapped my arms around his neck. His lips were warmer and softer than anything I could have ever imagined, yet fierce and powerful at the same time. Mine responded hungrily, and I tightened my hold on him. His fingers slid down the back of my neck, tracing its shape, and every place they touched was electric.”

Richelle Mead, The Golden Lily

  • “I tried to be a better person for her, but it was to impress her, to get her to want me. But when I’m around you, I want to be better because… well, because it feels right. Because I want to. You make me want to become something greater than myself. I want to excel. You inspire me in every act, every word, every glance. I look at you, and you’re like… like light made into flesh. […] You have no clue how beautiful you are or how brightly you shine.”

Richelle Mead, The Golden Lily

  • “The moment my lips touch yours, it will be your first kiss. Because if you’ve never felt anything when someone’s kissed you, then no one’s ever really kissed you. Not the way I plan on kissing you.”

Colleen Hoover, Hopeless

  • “I kiss her every way I can possibly kiss her, because I plan on loving her every way I can possibly love her. Every single time we refused to cave in to our feelings in the past makes this kiss completely worth the sacrifices.”

Colleen Hoover, Maybe Someday

  • “I know that unlike that night, tonight I won’t kiss her. Or touch her. Or even see her up close.
    Tonight, I’ll listen. And that’ll be enough.”

Gayle Forman, Where She Went

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Valentine’s Day Top Ten Tuesday Part One

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 Thank you to The Broke and The Bookish for this wonderful meme! If you want to learn how to participate, click here and check it out. Promise you won’t regret it.

Whelp, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and that means one thing- all the romance and swoony quotes from all the fictional men we love in our lives. Veronica and I decided to do a Two Part Top Ten Tuesday. Part one is our top ten OTPs. Part two is our top ten swoony quotes quotes from books.

Part 1: Top Ten OTPs

Liz

  • Nina and Matthias, Six of Crows
  • Scarlet and Wolf, The Lunar Chronicles
  • Logan and Grace, The Mistake
  • Evie and Reed, The Premonition Series
  • Ron and Hermione, Harry Potter
  • Jack and Rose, Titanic
  • Gansy and Blue, The Raven Boys
  • Alex and Aiden, The Covenant Series
  • Suze and Jesse, The Mediator Series
  • Chloe and Jonah, The Fate Series
  • America and Maxim, The Selection Series
  • Gensis and Seth, The Guardians Series

Veronica

  • Adrian and Sydney, Bloodlines
  • Christian Kane and Elyse, The Summer of Chasing Mermaids
  • Isaiah and Rachel, Crash Into You
  • Logan and Grace, The Mistake
  • Hale and Kat, Heist Society

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Top Ten Historical Settings You Love/ Ten Historical Settings You’d Love To See

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While you don’t see a lot of reviews of Historical Fiction from our blog (this is something I am slowly working through), I do enjoy reading this genre. It’s always interesting to see where authors go in the time period and how accurate it is.

  1. The American Revolution
  2. World War II Germany, England, America
  3. Victorian Era
  4. Scottish Highland during the 18th Century (Clearly referencing Outlander)
  5. Civil War
  6. World War I
  7. Post-World War II (love the fashion)
  8. Turn of the century New York (1900)
  9. Russia during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II
  10. England during Queen Elizabeth I

Clearly I am a sucker for war stories, but I also love novels during periods of change or great prosperity. In general, I love history.

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January Wrap-Up

January Wrap-Up

Hey Ya’ll! So, January is officially over. And OMG that was quick! Below is a list of the books that were read in January. Not all of them were reviewed on our blog, or they were ARCs and our review will be out closer to their publish date, but I think it’s important that you see what we read outside of what we review.

Liz’s Reads:

  1. Holding Court by K.C. Held (ARC)
  2. Scarred by Joanne Macgregor
  3. The Score by Elle Kennedy (Off-Campus #3)
  4. The Mistake by Elle Kennedy (Off-Campus #2)
  5. The Proposal by Meg Cabot (The Mediator Series, Novella)
  6. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds #1)
  7. Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds #2)
  8. In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds #3)
  9. Untouchable Darkness by Rachel Van Dyken (The Dark Ones Saga #2)
  10. Everyone is Brave by Chris Cleave (ARC)
  11. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
  12. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Clearly I love series and read four different ones in January. All these books were very good and I hope you check them out if you haven’t already.

Veronica’s Reads:

  1. Hello I Love You by Katie M. Stout
  2. The Score by Elle Kennedy (Off-Campus #3)
  3. First & Then by Emma Mills
  4. When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahil
  5. Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh (Reluctant Hearts #1)
  6. When I was Yours by Samantha Towle

I haven’t read more than two books a month in a while. Each book on my list has a 4 or 5 star rating so I recommend you read any of them. And if you hadn’t noticed, this month was an NA month for me, but I’ll be changing gears in February for Contemporary Conversations!! Are you participating? You should! Join us!!

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Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR

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If you were to look at my To Be Read list on GoodReads, you would see an utter mess. It’s just a jumble of random books that I will probably never read.

  1. Since I am in the midst of reading everything Alexandra Bracken and am almost finished Never Fade, next to read is In The After Light. In The Afterlight (The Darkest Minds, #3)
  2. Next would be my ARC for The Siren by Kiera Cass that I won. The Siren
  3. Following those would be
    1. The Dark Days Club The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)
    2. And The Love That Split the WorldThe Love That Split the World
  4. Since Meg Cabot has decided to add a novella and a new novel to The Mediator Series, those are also on my list.
    1. ProposalProposal (The Mediator, #6.5)
    2. And RemembranceRemembrance (The Mediator, #7)
  5. I need to finish Elle Kennedy series Off-Campus, books 2 and 3.
    1. The MistakeThe Mistake (Off-Campus, #2)
    2. And The ScoreThe Score (Off-Campus, #3)

That’s all I am able to give you  because knowing me, I’ll change my mind. Just note that eventually these books will be read… at some point.

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