Category: Top Ten Tuesday

January In Review

January In Review

Posted February 3, 2016 / 8 Comments

Wow! I can’t believe January is over and done already!

Here’s a look at how the blog spent its time during the first month of the year


Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Posted February 2, 2016 / 71 Comments

This week’s topic has several possible variations but I’m choosing to talk about my favorite historical settings. You know, those periods of history whose mere mention in a book blurb has your radar engaged and your interest piqued.


Top Ten Tuesday: All-Time Favorites

Top Ten Tuesday: All-Time Favorites

Posted January 26, 2016 / 90 Comments

The books I’m talking about today are those books that I consider eternal favorites. Many are from childhood or adolescence, some I acquired in adulthood, but all are books that have stuck with me and refuse to leave my heart. They are also all books that I reread often.


Top Ten Tuesday: Tales from the TBR Tower

Top Ten Tuesday: Tales from the TBR Tower

Posted January 19, 2016 / 101 Comments

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme (as always, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish) is about those books we recently added to our ever-growing TBR piles. Or, in my case, my TBR island.

Between all the wonderful-sounding new books coming out this year and all the wonderful-sounding new books that came out last year… and all the wonderful-sounding books I discover every Tuesday through the TTT linkup, my TBR pile/tower/island is out. of. control.


Top Ten Tuesday: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Top Ten Tuesday: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Posted January 12, 2016 / 46 Comments

This week’s edition of “Top Ten Tuesday” (hosted as always by The Broke and the Bookish) is brought to you by those books I meant to read in 2015 but …umm… didn’t.

Yet.

I’m looking at you, 2016.

The Year of the TBR pile.


Top Ten Tuesday: New Year’s Resolutions

Top Ten Tuesday: New Year’s Resolutions

Posted January 5, 2016 / 51 Comments

This week, we’re talking about resolutions and thankfully the topic was left open-ended. If it had just been book-exclusive, my post would have looked something like “Read. Read. Read. As usual.” So… this way will hopefully be more meaningful 🙂


Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016 (Historical)

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016 (Historical)

Posted December 29, 2015 / 52 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is the books we are most anticipating in the first half of 2016. I started out the list yesterday with my contemporary “can’t waits”. Today I’m going to look at the historical fiction I’m most looking forward to from January to June.

And I’m warning you right now – there’s way more than ten 🙂


Top Ten Tuesday: Dear Santa

Top Ten Tuesday: Dear Santa

Posted December 22, 2015 / 91 Comments

Welcome to this Christmas week edition of Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is all about the books we wouldn’t mind seeing under our tree.

Since “all the books” would make for a pretty boring post, I’ve narrowed it down somewhat 😉 Anyone still looking for Christmasy gift ideas for yours truly, feel free to take notes.


Top Ten Tuesday: Where Have You Been All My Life?

Top Ten Tuesday: Where Have You Been All My Life?

Posted December 8, 2015 / 140 Comments

This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is “New-to-me Favorite Authors I Read for the First Time in 2015”. The great thing about starting a book blog this year is that I have been introduced to books by so many wonderful authors I hadn’t read before now! Narrowing down to 10 this week is difficult, so for brevity’s sake I didn’t include debut authors from 2015 in this list.


Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Debuts I’m Excited to Read

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Debuts I’m Excited to Read

Posted December 1, 2015 / 130 Comments

This week is all about those first novels by new authors, specifically the ones coming up in 2016 that we just can’t wait to read! I’ve picked some of the debut novels I’m most excited about – and then also some books by established authors who are starting either a new series or a new direction.



Top Ten Tuesday: Quotable Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday: Quotable Quotes

Posted November 17, 2015 / 99 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is supposed to be “Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So” but that just overwhelmed me lol.  So I’m cheating slightly (yes, […]


Top Ten Tuesday:  When You CAN Judge A Book By Its Movie

Top Ten Tuesday: When You CAN Judge A Book By Its Movie

Posted November 10, 2015 / 57 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* We’ve all heard the phrase “Never judge a book by its movie” and that is mostly true. But occasionally some book-to-movie adaptations come around that are as good as or (dare I say it) even […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Take Two

Top Ten Tuesday: Take Two

Posted November 3, 2015 / 44 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* I’m excited about today’s theme – those authors whose debut novels have us itching to get our hands on their sophomore release.  One of my favorite things about blogging is introducing people to talented new […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Trick or Treat

Top Ten Tuesday: Trick or Treat

Posted October 27, 2015 / 97 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* Welcome to a Halloween-themed freebie week here on Top Ten Tuesday.  Now, I need to preface this post by saying that I’m so not into creepy or gory or vampires.  So if you’re looking for […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Dear Book Genie…

Top Ten Tuesday: Dear Book Genie…

Posted October 20, 2015 / 79 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and The Bookish* Today’s theme is “wishes for the book genie” and suggestions ranged anywhere from a new book by a favorite author to a reading superpower.   Since reading is my superpower, I really can’t ask for more […]


Top Ten Tuesday: It Takes Two To Tango

Top Ten Tuesday: It Takes Two To Tango

Posted October 13, 2015 / 81 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and The Bookish* It’s Tuesday, folks, and you know what that means – another installment of the popular blog linkup “Top Ten Tuesday”. This week’s theme is author duos you’d love to see write a book together.  I’m […]


Top Ten Tuesday: I Just Can’t Quit You

Top Ten Tuesday: I Just Can’t Quit You

Posted October 6, 2015 / 127 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* This week, on Top Ten Tuesday, we’re talking about ten bookish things we want to quit.  But let’s face it.  We won’t.  We would much rather be reading than doing silly things like breaking bookish […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books to Read If You Love Jane Austen

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books to Read If You Love Jane Austen

Posted September 29, 2015 / 138 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* It is a truth universally acknowledged that we love Jane Austen.  Her romantic heroes are the stuff of internet memes (Hey girl…) and fangirl obsessions galore. But if you’ve read all her books and/or need something […]


Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall TBR

Posted September 22, 2015 / 121 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* Y’all. So. many. books. My TBR pile is out of control. Can anyone else relate?? Today’s theme is the top ten books on my Fall TBR. And oh good heavens – how can I possibly narrow it […]