Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Cry (or close to it)

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit. I don’t really have any of these at this point, so I’m going to change it up. I’m going to switch things up and go with an old Broke and Bookish theme: Books That Made Me Cry (or close to it).

I chose Books That Made Me Cry because I’ve seen a lot of people lately wanting to read books that are heavy on emotions. These are some of my favorites.


1. Bright Side
Series: Bright Side, #1
Author: Kim Holden

2. Full Tilt
Series: Full Tilt Duet, #1
Author: Emma Scott

3. When It Rains
Series: Rains, #1
Author: Lisa De Jong

4. Me Before You
Series: Me Before You, #1
Author: Jojo Moyes

5. Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover

6. Left Drowning
Series: Left Drowning, #1
Author: Jessica Park

7. Making Faces
Author: Amy Harmon

8. Firefly Lane
Series: Firefly Lane, #1
Author: Kristin Hannah

9. Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas
Author: James Patterson

10. A Wish for Us
Author: Tillie Cole

Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Longest Books I’ve Ever Read. Pretty self explanatory, so here we go!


1. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

1178 pages

2. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

1125 pages

3. A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

1061 pages

4. Team Player Compilation

1032 pages

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

870 pages

6. After We Fell by Anna Todd

848 pages

7. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

848 pages

8. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

761 pages

9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows by J.K. Rowling

759 pages

10. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

756 pages

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Would Love to Meet

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Authors I Would Love to Meet.

So, I pretty much met most of the authors that would show up on this list at Book Bonanza this past summer. That being said, I was still able to come up with 10 more authors I would love to meet! 😉


1. Krista & Becca Ritchie

2. Christina Lauren

3. Whitney G.

4. Jen Frederick

5. Lauren Layne

6. Katie McGarry

7. Sara Ney

8. Emma Scott

9. Emma Mills

10. Brittainy C. Cherry

Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read. I need to make these books a priority this upcoming year.


1. Flight Patterns
Author: Karen White

2. The Opportunist
Series: Love Me With Lies, #1
Author: Tarryn Fisher

3. From Sand and Ash
Author: Amy Harmon

4. The Fire Between Us
Series: Elements, #2
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry

5. The Mother Road
Author: Meghan Quinn

6. Amour Amour
Series: Aeriel Ethereal, #1
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie

7. Now That You Mention It
Author: Kristan Higgins

8. All the Crooked Saints
Author: Maggie Stiefvater

9. Cocktales
Author: The Cocky Collective

10. The Charlotte Chronicles
Series: Jackson Boys, #1
Author: Jen Frederick

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2018 TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Books On My Fall 2018 TBR. Here are some books I can’t wait to read!


1. I Bet You
Series: The Hook Up, #2
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Release Date: October 29, 2018

2. Reveling in Sin
Series: Sin, #3
Author: Meghan March
Release Date: October 23, 2018

3. Royally Yours
Series: Royally, #4
Author: Emma Chase
Release Date: October 30, 2018

4. Love, Sincerely Yours
Authors: Sara Ney, Meghan Quinn
Release Date: October 9, 2018

5. Motion
Series: Laws of Physics, #1
Author: Penny Reid
Release Date: October 15, 2018

6. 4th & Girl
Series: Mavericks, #4
Authors: Max Monroe
Release Date: November 20, 2018

7. Pucked Love
Series: Pucked, #7
Author: Helena Hunting
Release Date: November 13, 2018

8. My Favorite Half-Night Stand
Authors: Christina Lauren
Release Date: December 4, 2018

9. Best Served Cold
Author: Emma Hart
Release Date: September 25, 2018

10. Trailer Park Heart
Author: Rachel Higginson
Release Date: October 23, 2018


Are any of these books on your fall TBR?

Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Hidden Gems (which books haven’t been talked about as much or haven’t been marketed as strongly that you think deserve some recognition?). Here are some books that I think should get more praise.


1. Something So Right
Series: Something So, #1
Author: Natasha Madison

If you’re a sports romance fan, you really need to give Something So Right a try. Natasha Madison is an amazing writer who adds a lot of humor and passion to her stories. This entire series is amazing.

2. Grip
Series: Grip, #1
Author: Kennedy Ryan

Grip was my #1 read of 2017. It’s a contemporary romance, but it’s got some great social commentary and is really with the times. The writing is beautiful, too. If you’re interested in it, start by reading the free prequel, Flow.

3. Bad Mommy
Author: Tarryn Fisher

Bad Mommy was brilliant. It completely messed with my head. The less you know going in, the better. It should have been hyped like Gone Girl or The Girl on the Train. I thought it was better than both of those.

4. Full Tilt
Series: Full Tilt Duet, #1
Author: Emma Scott

I randomly requested Full Tilt from NetGalley. I hadn’t heard of Emma Scott at that time. I think her books are gaining popularity, but I don’t think enough people have read this duet. It’s so emotional and gorgeous.

5. Up in the Treehouse
Author: K.K. Allen

When K.K. Allen asked me to read Up in the Treehouse, I had no idea that it was set so close to where I live. The accuracy of the setting made me so happy. So did the story.

6. Waiting on the Sidelines
Series: Waiting on the Sidelines, #1
Author: Ginger Scott

Honestly, I could have out any Ginger Scott book here. She writes YA and NA books. I know more and more people are reading them, but I want even more to. I also don’t think some of her backlist gets the attention it should.

7. Saving Toby
Series: Toby & Caudia, #1
Author: Suzanne McKenna Link

I really loved Saving Toby when I read it. If you’re an NA fan, I would recommend this one. It was fun, fast-paced, romantic, and intense.

8. Dear Daughter
Author: Elizabeth Little

I read Dear Daughter during the Gone Girl era. I liked reading it more than I liked reading Gone Girl. I don’t think it got enough hype.

9. Interference
Series: Prescott Family, #1
Author: Mignon Mykel

This is another sports romance that doesn’t get enough credit in my mind. I adored Interference. It was a great introduction to the series and Mykel’s writing.

10. Calm Like Home
Author: Kaisa Clark

When this book came out in 2015, Kaisa Clark asked me to read/review it. I loved it. I found myself relating to the main character so easily. It reminded me of my college years. It only has 47 reviews on Goodreads and that makes me sad.

Top Ten Tuesday: Bingeworthy TV Shows

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Bingeworthy TV Shows/Movies. Here are some TV shows that are totally worth binging on.


1. Arrested Development

2. The Big Bang Theory

3. The Mindy Project

4. New Girl

5. Sons of Anarchy

6. The Blacklist

7. Animal Kingdom

8. MTV’s Awkward

9. Game of Thrones

10. Silicon Valley

Top Ten Tuesday: NA Books Set in College

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Back to School/Learning Freebie. Last year I did YA books set in high school. This year I decided to do the next step up: NA Books Set in College. If they’re part of a series, I just went with the first book.


1. The Deal
by Elle Kennedy

2. The Year We Fell Down
by Sarina Bowen

3. Undecided
by Juliana Keyes

4. A Wish For Us
by Tillie Cole

5. All Lined Up
by Cora Carmack

6. The Hardest Fall
by Ella Maise

7. Only For You
by Beverley Kendall

8. Last Semester
by Corinne Makaouche

9. Left Drowning
by Jessica Park

10. Smut
by Karina Halle

Top Ten Tuesday: Seven Celebrity Memoirs Worth Reading

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump.

To be honest, I didn’t feel like doing this topic. It would just be a list of some of my favorite books that you’ve probably seen a million times on my TTT lists. Instead, I’m hyping Ten Celebrity Memoirs Worth Reading.


1. Scrappy Little Nobody
by Anna Kendrick

If you like Anna Kendrick in movies, you’re going to love her in real life. Her stories about growing up on Broadway and making it to Hollywood are fun and funny.

2. Yes, My Accent is Real: and Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You
by Kunal Nayyar

Yes, My Accent is Real is humorous and fun to read. It’s filled with interesting and heartwarming stories of Kunal Nayyar’s past. My favorite stories were about his college years in Portland, Oregon and how he got his big break.

3. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
by Mindy Kaling

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? sounds like it is directly coming out of Mindy Kaling’s mouth. I felt like we were girlfriends sitting around and she was telling me about her life, random things that have happened to her and her advice. The book is all about fun. It’s not super deep or necessarily inspiring, but it will make you smile.

4. Why Not Me?
by Mindy Kaling

Why not spend more time with Mindy Kaling?

5. Between a Rock and a Heart Place: A Memoir
by Pat Benatar

I’m a big fan of music from the 1980’s. I loved reading this memoir. It was like getting an inside look at the music scene at that time. I also loved learning more about Pat Benatar. I love her voice.

6. Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood
by Jenny McCarthy

If you’ve had a baby, you will appreciate this unapologetic look at what that first year is like.

7. Unqualified
by Ana Faris

Unqualified wasn’t my favorite memoir, but that’s just because a lot of it felt like an ode to Chris Pratt and they were already on their way to divorce when I read it. I did really like reading how she came to fame and about her son, though. Those chapters made it worth reading. I’m including it because I think if you like her, you’ll like this book.

Top Ten Tuesday: Romance (Blog) Gems

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Favorite Book Blogs/Bookish Websites. It’s such a hard, hard topic to do because I love so many, many of the book blogs out there. I decided to try to narrow it down to some of my go-to romance book blogs. This list only includes 10 blogs. Don’t fret if you don’t find yourself on this list. I still love your blog!

(Hopefully it’s okay that I posted the blog headers with along with blog names! I wanted them to be easily identified.)


1. The Romance Corner

 

2. My Tiny Obsessions

 

3. Celebrity Readers

 

Book Twin Reviews

4. Book Twins Reviews

 

5. The Infinite Limits of Love

 

6. Romances Ever After

 

7. DG Book Blog

 

8. Reading Frenzy Book Blog

 

9. Books & Blends

10. Reading with Jessica