Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday #4: Bookish Wishlist

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Hey everyone! Welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday. Isn’t this just everyone’s favorite part of the week? I know I always look forward to it.

For anyone who may not know, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by our bookish friends over at The Broke and the Bookish. Check our their blog for weekly topics!

This week is top ten things on our reading wishlist. For once, I actually had a problem narrowing it down to ten. Because there are a lot of things I want to see in more books. Luckily, a lot of these things do exist in books but… we can never have enough!

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Reviews

[Review] The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

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The Book of Ivy
 by Amy Engel
Dates Read: April 17 – April 22, 2017
Print Length336 pages
Format: eBook
Series/Standalone: Book one of The Book of Ivy duology
Publication Date: November 4, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian

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We’re not in this to win a few battles. We’re in it to win the war.”

There are some who say, “If you’ve read one YA book, you’ve read ’em all.” Despite myself, I can’t help but say I agree. But the thing is, sometimes it works.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday #3: Same Cover, Different Book

 

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Hey friends! Welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday. For anyone who may not know, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by our friends over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week was a cover-themed freebie. I wanted to do something a little different, rather than just Top Ten Cover Buys or Top Ten Favorite Covers. Because I’ll probably end up doing those another time, not part of TTT. This week, I’m doing covers that remind me of each other. And once again, I don’t have ten things. But here we are!

 

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Wrap Ups

April 2017 Wrap-Up

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What I Read…

Beastly by Alex Flinn | ★★★★
After seeing the new live action Beauty and the Beast, I was really in the mood for some Beauty and the Beast retellings. I actually enjoyed this movie when I saw it when it came out, so I thought I’d pick up the book. I know this could have been the perfect time to finally try A Court of Thorns and Roses, but I’m not ready for that one yet. Plus, I just wanted a straight retelling and this one was quick and easy. It wasn’t great by any means, but it got four stars because it was exactly what I needed at the time.

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Reviews

[Review] What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

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What We Saw
by Aaron Hartzler
Dates Read: March 18 – March 19, 2016
Print Length336 pages
Format: eBook
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Publication Date: September 22, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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Trigger Warning for rape. *This review previously appeared on my first blog.*

“Why would [they] rape anybody? They can both have any girl they want.”

Every once in a while, you read a book that really changes the game. For me, What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler is that book. I just need to tell everyone about it.

After a wild night at John Doone’s party, Kate can only barely remember what happened. Shots with Stacey Stallard, her childhood friend Ben Cody driving her home. But when a picture of Stacey passed out, hanging over Deacon Mills’s shoulder appears online, Kate begins to question everything that happened that night. Especially when Stacey files charges against the boys, and the whole town erupts into controversy.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday #2: Bookish Turnoffs

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Welcome back to another (and by another I mean my second) Top Ten Tuesday. TTT is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s topic is things that will make me instantly NOT want to read a book.

I actually found this to be quite a hard topic. I’m willing to give a lot of things a chance if a lot of people are raving about it. There are times where I just don’t know if I like the “feel” of a book or the obvious things like it’s a genre I don’t like.

So this list is things that will make me not want to pick up a book as well as things that turn me off as I’m reading them! I couldn’t come up with ten, so here’s mine.

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Reviews

[Review] The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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by Erin Morgenstern
Dates Read: April 2 – 21, 2017
Print Length: 401 pages
Format: eBook/audiobook
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
Publisher: Anchor
Genre: Adult, Fantasy

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Hello, friends. Welcome to a segment I like to call Boring: A Novel, Circus Edition!

Now this may seem a little harsh, but I feel like it is justified because I was lied to.

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”

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