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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 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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Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

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I know Veronica and I did a Talking Bookworm Holiday Gift Guide. BUT! There are books I would love for Santa to leave me…

Liz’s Picks

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)



The Wrath & The Dawn. You know my appreciation of a good series… I’m sure Santa does too.




Alexander Hamilton


While it’s not YA, I am obsessed with the Hamilton Musical so OBVIOUSLY I need the biography the musical is based on. Santa baby, won’t you leave Hamilton under the tree for me?





A Madness So Discreet



A Madness So Discreet. Who can’t resist a good YA Historical thriller? Hopefully Santa. Hehe.




99 Days



99 Days. I’ve always been a sucker for love stories… Maybe Santa is too?




Legend (Legend, #1)



Legend. While I’ve read her other series… I’ve neglected this series. Santa don’t let me neglect it no more.







Nightfall. Seems an odd season to be asking Santa to bring me horror/thriller books… maybe I should be asking Krampus for this one?




Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)



Throne of Glass. Ugh princes, thieves, warriors, killers, oh my! Hopefully Santa appreciates the magic this book would be bring me… And brings all the follow up books in this series too.




An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)



An Ember in the Ashes. This has been everywhere and so I feel like the universe is telling me I need to read it. *sings* Oh Santa!

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Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015


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Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015

Liz’s Picks

I have read so many books by so many author’s this year that I hadn’t heard of before 2015. Each author is perfect in their own way and their own writing. I am so looking forward to these author’s releases in 2016!

Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)

Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Deity (Covenant, #3)

Marie Lu

Marie Lu The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)

Amy A. Bartol

Amy A. Bartol Inescapable (The Premonition, #1)

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Top Seven Books People Have Been Telling Me That I MUST Read


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Hey guys! I am sick so therefore I have extra times on my hands and I’ve used it so I can finally do another TTT! It’s been awhile and I’ve miss you all, but I’m back! This week we have Top Ten (really Seven) Books People Have Been Telling Me That I MUST Read!

There are a lot of books people have been telling me to read or to finish…. most of the books on the list I own and I’ve started them, but I can’t make myself finish them.

1. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo


2. The One by Kiera Cass


3. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead


4. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider


5. Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi


6. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson


7. Four by Veronica Roth


What are some of the books that you are told to read all the time, but you haven’t gotten around to them yet? Do we have any in common?

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Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

toptentuesdayThank you to the lovely people at The Broke and The Bookish for creating this wonderful meme.

This week’s TTT is Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR. In the past I would be really excited for this time of year because WINTER BREAK, but I no longer have that since I am officially in the working world, but who says I can’t attempt to read all of these books this winter right?!

1. The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines) by Richelle Mead


2. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales


3. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen


4. Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally


5. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo


6. What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang


7. Crewel by Gennifer Albin


8. Legend by Marie Lu


9. Prodigy by Marie Lu


10. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi


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Top Ten Best Sequels Ever


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It seems we have been doing a lot of lists about sequels or… is that just me thinking that? This week we have our Top Sequels Of All Time! Since I’ve been reading a lot of sequels lately and I’ve loved most of them so obviously they are going on this list. Here we go!

Veronica’s List:

1. The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

The Indigo Spell (Bloodline #3) by Richelle Mead

2. United We Spy by Ally Carter


3. Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

4. Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout


5. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver


Anjie’s List

6. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins


7. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan


8. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare


9. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand


10. The Elite by Kiera Cass


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Top Ten Favorite Books With USA Setting


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This week we have Top Ten Favorite Book With X Setting. Anjie and I deliberated for a while because we weren’t sure what setting to choose. In the end, we ended up picking, Top Ten Favorite Books With USA Setting. We decided to pick a broad setting like the United States of America because #1 it would be easier to find books, and #2 we could both find books with the same setting within each of our genre of expertise.

If you would like to know more about the books in our list, click on the picture of the book.

Veronica’s List:

1. The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler:

Location? Blackfeather, Colorado. Ingredients? Mountains, Family, Barbecues, Forests, and the Vargas Boys.

The Book of Broken Hearts

2. Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor:

Boston, Massachusetts is hit by a murder, and some know who hit it. The person that needs to figure it out is Anne Dowling.

Prep School Confidential_cover

3. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson:

East Coast-ers like to spend their summers on a lake in Pennsylvania. Locals + vacationers + second chances = A Second Chance Summer for Taylor Edwards.

Second Chance Summer

4. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen:

McLean’s last stop is Lakeview, North Carolina, where she will have to face up to everything she has been running away from. Whathappend-To-

5. Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger:

The California Coachella Valley is known for its extreme hot and cold weather, its dryness (it is a desert), and having a very windy area. Enter Audra the sylph (air elemental) + Vane (a boy who cannot remember anything before the age of 10) + a unknown heritage = Let The Sky Fall. 15801169

Anjie’s List:

6. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin:

It is set in Miami, FL, and I was really excited about that because I live there. It was nice reading about the place I live in a book, a great one at that.


7. Percy Jackson & The Olympians series by Rick Riordan:

I know it’s not just one book, but the setting of it is all over the US, so it’s perfect for this week. I loved how in this series Olympus moved to the top of the Empire State building in New York, and the Underworld was in Hollywood, California.


8. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand:

The novel is set in Wyoming. I loved the descriptions of nature and the mountains. Wyoming sounds so peaceful, of course not counting the fire that the main character envisions. 😉

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

9. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks:

The Last Song is one of my favorite books by him and the location is amazing (right by the beach!). I really love that the setting is consistent throughout all of Nicholas Sparks’ novels. They’re either in North or South Carolina.


10. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead:

It takes place in Palm Springs, California. It’s pretty much a desert, as described in the book, with scorching temperatures. Not exactly a paradise, but the books in the series are phenomenal! (Veronica: I live about an hour away from Palm Springs and Richelle Mead’s description of it is dead on! It’s so hot that I do not understand why people even live there! I sound just like Adrian now.)