Tag: Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: My March TBR list

Top Ten Tuesday: My March TBR list

Posted March 15, 2016 / 83 Comments

Welcome, one and all, to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday – hosted as always by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we’re all talking about our Spring TBR lists…. well…. we’re supposed to be talking about our Spring TBR lists.

But mine quickly became the size of a small novel.

So, I made an executive decision and limited myself to just March.


Top Ten Tuesday: Behind Every Main Character

Top Ten Tuesday: Behind Every Main Character

Posted March 8, 2016 / 61 Comments

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This week on Top Ten Tuesday, we are talking about characters.  Technically the topic is about those characters that a) you alone dislike or b) you alone love.  But I kinda did that already (last year), so I decided to talk instead about those secondary […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Need a Laugh?

Top Ten Tuesday: Need a Laugh?

Posted March 1, 2016 / 82 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted as always by The Broke and the Bookish) is “books to read when you’re in the mood for ______”. I really enjoy these more open-ended themes because everyone’s posts have a greater chance of being tailored to their own personalities.


Top Ten Tuesday: Blind Date with a Book

Top Ten Tuesday: Blind Date with a Book

Posted February 23, 2016 / 64 Comments

As someone who just plain loves stories and loves the adventure of reading, I do more than occasionally branch out into other categories 😉 But it’s always with a little trepidation at first, mainly because I’m not sure what I’ll encounter along the way. So when I learned of this week’s topic, I couldn’t help but think of my category-adventures as a bit like going on blind dates. Which brought to mind the popular experience that’s been sweeping through coffee shops and bookstores lately. Which led to… this post


Top Ten Tuesday: They’re Reading Our Song

Top Ten Tuesday: They’re Reading Our Song

Posted February 16, 2016 / 67 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted as always by The Broke and The Bookish) is all about music. There are any number of ways to go about this, but I decided to talk about books that make me think of music. Whether it’s the theme of the book or just its title, these ten eleven books fill my heart (and sometimes my lips) with a song.


Top Ten Tuesday: KissingBooks 101 Lesson Two (plus a HUGE Giveaway!)

Top Ten Tuesday: KissingBooks 101 Lesson Two (plus a HUGE Giveaway!)

Posted February 9, 2016 / 352 Comments

I. Am. SO EXCITED. As soon as I saw that today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was a Valentine’s KissingBooks Day freebie, I knew immediately what my post would be about. Way back in August, I wrote my KissingBooks 101 post and it remains one of my most popular/highest viewed posts. But since then I have discovered some additionally swoon-worthy KissingBooks – or remembered some that I forgot about when I was writing the first lesson. I’ve had several people ask me to do another KissingBooks 101, and I am nothing if not accommodating when it comes to this topic 😉


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: Best Books 2015 – Historical

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books 2015 – Historical

Posted December 15, 2015 / 81 Comments

Yesterday I gave you my list of the best contemporary books I’ve read this year. Continuing my “best-of” theme for the week, today’s Top Ten Tuesday post fits right in. In no particular order, here are the ten 15 best books in the Historical genre that I read in 2015.


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:  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 […]