Category: Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: A Few of My Favorite Christmas Reads (Round 2)

Top Ten Tuesday: A Few of My Favorite Christmas Reads (Round 2)

Posted December 3, 2019 / 9 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is Holiday Reads. Since I did my favorite Christmas reads of all time last year, I decided to do a sequel post of sorts this year  – with some (mostly) more recent Christmas stories that I […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Bookworms 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Bookworms 2019

Posted November 19, 2019 / 16 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday (a linkup hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is Changes In My Reading Life but I wasn’t really feeling that one this week. The only real change, after all, is that I don’t have time to read as much as I want […]


Top Ten Tuesday: What NOT to Use as a Bookmark

Top Ten Tuesday: What NOT to Use as a Bookmark

Posted November 12, 2019 / 29 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s topic for the Top Ten Tuesday linkup hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl is “Favorite Bookmarks”. But, the idea to talk about what not to use as a bookmark sounded like more fun. And believe it or not, folks, most of these have actually been left behind […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Love – Spooky Covers Edition

Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Love – Spooky Covers Edition

Posted October 29, 2019 / 14 Comments

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today is a Halloween freebie over at That Artsy Reader Girl‘s weekly linkup so I decided to do a spooky covers edition of cover love 🙂 These covers are deliciously gothic and/or chill-inducing, promising a thrilling read that will have you turning on all the lights. Grays […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Should Have Been

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Should Have Been

Posted October 22, 2019 / 45 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is Books I’d Give Different Titles To. And of course I tweaked it a bit… just a teensy bit this time, I promise. I’m giving honest titles to classic books, in other words – “Book Titles That […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Had Me At Hello

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Had Me At Hello

Posted October 15, 2019 / 16 Comments

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday linkup with That Artsy Reader Girl is Extraordinary Book Titles (submitted by Elise @ A Book and a Cup) … or, as I like to call it, Book Titles That Had Me At Hello. These are books where the title grabbed […]


Top Ten Tuesday: My Fave Traits in Heroes & Heroines in Books

Top Ten Tuesday: My Fave Traits in Heroes & Heroines in Books

Posted October 8, 2019 / 18 Comments

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is Character Traits I Love (submitted by Hannah @ Books Life and Other Oddities). I decided to split these between some fave traits in heroes and heroines that I love when I encounter them on […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Brought To You By The Number TEN

Top Ten Tuesday: Brought To You By The Number TEN

Posted October 1, 2019 / 27 Comments

Happy Tuesday! And happy October!! Today’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday with That Artsy Reader Girl is all about the numbers, specifically Book Titles with Numbers In Them, submitted by Emma at Words and Peace. I thought it would be fun, since this IS top TEN tuesday, to focus on […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Fall 2019 Cover Love

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall 2019 Cover Love

Posted September 24, 2019 / 17 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is our Fall TBR list so I thought I’d do a Fall 2019 cover love post based on the colors that go along with some of my favorite things about autumn! Who else loves driving around in the fall, drinking in the beauty […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Love – Bakery Edition

Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Love – Bakery Edition

Posted September 17, 2019 / 8 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today on Top Ten Tuesday, the theme is ‘Fave Foods to Eat/Drink While Reading’ but … well… I mainly drink diet coke, water, and hot chocolate. I don’t like tea or coffee. And I don’t usually eat when I read because I don’t like getting crumbs or chocolate […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Diverse Reads

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Diverse Reads

Posted September 10, 2019 / 19 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme wasn’t working for me so I decided to go rogue 😉 and talk about some of my favorite diverse reads, specifically with ethnically diverse characters & blended cultures. For more diverse reads, you can check out a blog I contribute to – Diversity […]


Top Ten Tuesday: ‘Ugly Cry’ Reads That I Loved

Top Ten Tuesday: ‘Ugly Cry’ Reads That I Loved

Posted September 3, 2019 / 53 Comments

Happy Tuesday, my friends! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is ‘Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone’. And let’s face it – one of my comfort zones is laughter and swoons. I am very picky about the books I choose to read outside of that ‘safe place’, […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Like Back, Please

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Like Back, Please

Posted August 27, 2019 / 49 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme with That Artsy Reader Girl is “Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library” but I’m tweaking it slightly to be ‘Books I’d Like Back In My Library.” For one reason or another, I’ve loaned out or sold certain books… but […]


Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Friends-To-More Romances

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Friends-To-More Romances

Posted August 20, 2019 / 21 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday with That Artsy Reader Girl is all about our favorite “tropes” in fiction. While ‘marriage-of-convenience’ is my hands-down favorite trope, I decided to talk about another fave today in honor of my husband’s birthday! Friends-to-more is pretty much our story, as well, […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Wish Could Be My BFF

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Wish Could Be My BFF

Posted August 13, 2019 / 16 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today on the Top Ten Tuesday linkup with That Artsy Reader Girl, we’re looking at characters I wish could be my BFF. I’m blessed to have several dear ladies I consider my best friends in real life, but I think these characters would be good additions to our […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Restoration Fiction I Love

Top Ten Tuesday: Restoration Fiction I Love

Posted August 6, 2019 / 13 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today, I wasn’t feeling the Top Ten Tuesday topic of cover redesigns we loved or hated so I’m going off-topic while still keeping to the heart of the topic. After all, cover redesigns are a form of renovation, much like the wildly-popular home renovation & restoration shows like […]


Top Ten Tuesday: My Bookish Confessions

Top Ten Tuesday: My Bookish Confessions

Posted July 30, 2019 / 79 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a freebie, so I decided to talk about bookish confessions. You know, those things we’re afraid to admit in a crowd of other book lovers because if we do ‘fess up we might have to turn in our ‘bookworm for life’ card. […]



Top Ten Tuesday: My Fave Amateur Sleuths

Top Ten Tuesday: My Fave Amateur Sleuths

Posted July 9, 2019 / 27 Comments

Happy Tuesday! And welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is a character freebie (anything we want), so I decided to build on my series of suspense/mystery posts the past few weeks & talk about some of my favorite amateur sleuths!   amateur sleuths […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2019 Cover Love

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2019 Cover Love

Posted June 25, 2019 / 26 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is our Summer TBR list but since I’ve already talked at length about the books I’m excited for this summer, I thought I’d do a cover love post instead! I’m going with some beachy color palettes and matching them with some of my […]