Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

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 Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their OWN Book.


1. Frank Sanger
This Adventure Ends
Author: Emma Mills

Frank Sanger is my most favorite character EVER. A book about him would be EPIC!

2. Chris, Alex, and Ed
My Favorite Half-Night Stand
Author: Christina Lauren

This is my favorite group of friends and I would love a book about each of them.

3. Zo
Block Shot
Author: Kennedy Ryan

We kind of got an ending for Zo in this book, but I want to know more about that.

4. Addison
Long Way Home
Author: Katie McGarry

There was a hint of a prospect and Addison having a relationship. I want that book!

5. The Royal Twins
Cracked Kingdom
Author: Erin Watt

This book would have to be NA or Adult, but I really want to know what was up with the twins.

6. Paisley
When It’s Real
Author: Erin Watt

I loved this book so much, and I would love to see Paisley fall in love.

7. Kyle
A Boy Like You
Author: Ginger Scott

Kyle is a favorite character of mine, and I would love to see what happens to him in college.

8. Heidi
More Than This
Author: Jay McLean

Heidi is the one character who didn’t get her happily ever after. I want her to.

10. Nate
Fallen Crest High
Author: Tijan

Who doesn’t want to know more about Nate? He’s such a big part of this story, yet he’s still kind of mysterious. I want to know even more about him.

9. Brandon
The Boy I Used to Know
Author: Tijan

I know, I know. I’m grasping at straws here, but I want the Fallen Crest world to go on and on. Heather got her book, and Brandon was a big part in it. I wouldn’t mind getting to know him better.

Top Ten Tuesday: Wintry Reads

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 Wintry Reads. 


1. Winter Garden
Author: Kristin Hannah

2. What Light
Author: Jay Asher

3. Kiss Me in New York
Author: Catherine Rider

4. The Great Alone
Author: Kristin Hannah

5. Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys

6. Simply Irristible
Author: Jill Shalvis

7. First Frost
Author: Sarah Addison Allen

8. A Reliable Wife
Author: Robert Goolrick

9. A Fool’s Gold Christmas
Author: Susan Mallery

10. When Snow Falls
Author: Brenda Novak

Top Ten Tuesday: Some of Favorite Bookish Friendships

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 Platonic Relationships In Books (friendships, parent/child, siblings, family, etc.) Here are some of my favorite friendships in books.


1. Millie, Reid, Chris, Alex, & Ed
My Favorite Half-Night Stand
Author: Christina Lauren

2. Dill, Lydia, & Travis
The Serpent King
Author: Jeff Zentner

3. Ellen James & Amy Jackson
The Infamous Ellen James
Author: N.A. Alcorn

4. Georgia, Cassie, Winnie, Kline, Thatch, & Wes
Tapping the Billionaire
Author: Max Monroe

5. Knitting in the City Ladies
Neanderthal Seeks Human
Author: Penny Reid

6. The More Than Gang
More Than This
Author: Jay McLean

7. Garrett, Logan, Dean, & Tucker
The Deal
Author: Elle Kennedy

8. Frank Sanger & Everyone (I should say Sloane)
This Adventure Ends
Author: Emma Mills

9. The Addicted Gang
Addicted to You
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie

10. Paige & the Gang
The Start of Me and You
Author: Emery Lord

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Things I’m Thankful For

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 Thanksgiving/Thankful Freebie. I’m going with Ten Things I’m Thankful For.


1. My Husband

You know how people say relationships / marriage are hard work? That’s not the case for me. My husband is amazing and I’m so thankful to have him in my life. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner or a better father for my child. I am so grateful for the love and support he gives me.

2. My Daughter

Every day I’m thankful I got to the chance to be her mother. She’s the coolest 10-year-old I know. She’s a whole lot sweet and a little bit sassy. I’ve been so lucky to be her mom.

3. My Family

The older I get, the more appreciative I am of my family. I was truly blessed with an amazing mom, dad, and sister. I also have a great extended family including other relatives and the ones I added when I married my husband.

4. My Friends

Good friends are important. I have several of them. I have my two oldest, closest friends. They are there for me when I need it, and we support each other in everything. Then, I have my “mom” friends. These are ladies who I met when my daughter was in preschool. Our kids have become close and so have we. It’s nice to have these ladies in my life. Finally, I have what one of my friends dubs “The Wives Club”. It’s a bunch of my husband’s friends’ wives. We’ve gotten close the last couple of years. We even started our own book group.

5. Blogger Friends

I had no idea how much I would come to appreciate the people I met while blogging. It’s so nice to have friends to talk about books with.

6. Books

How can I not be thankful for books? They take me on journeys I wouldn’t experience otherwise. They cure boredom, entertain, and inform.

7. Good Music

Everyone’s idea of good music is different, but I’m thankful for the music I love. It is the background to life. It is mood enhancing.

8. The Internet

What did we do before the internet? How would I help my daughter with her math homework or answer her weird questions? How would I be able to look up facts about actors while watching T.V.?

9. My New Puppy

She makes me smile! I thought I wasn’t ready for another dog when we got her, but she has brightened up my life. Now, if she would just hurry up and be potty trained…

10. Indoor Plumbing

This may seem like an odd thing to be thankful for, but I am. Every time someone asks if you want to go back in history for some reason, I always think only if there’s indoor plumbing.

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Items/Merchandise I Love

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 Bookish Items/Merchandise I Love.


1. Cool Book Ends

2. Fun Kindle Covers

3. Fun Bookish T-Shirts

4. Book Beaus

5. Fun Bookish Mugs

6. Fun Bookmarks

7. Bookworm Box Subscription

8. Fun Bookish Totes

9. Cool Bookcases

10. Book Quote Wall Art

Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I Want to Read

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 topic is Backlist Books I Want to Read. I have so, so many of these… I actually did a post yesterday of some mini reviews of books I read off my backlist. Here are some more I want to read in the next year.


1. The Fire Between High & Low
Series: Elements, #2
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry

2. Between the Lines Series
Author: Tammara Webber

3. Beautiful Stranger
Series: Beautiful Bastard, #2 (and the rest of the series)
Author: Christina Lauren

4. Faceoff
Series: The Heller Brothers, #2 (and the rest of the series)
Author: Kelly Jamieson

5. Salvation Series
Author: Corinne Michaels

6. Running Barefoot
Author: Amy Harmon

7. Flight Patterns
Author: Karen White

8. Contracts & Deceptions Series
Author: Claire Contreras

9. Love the One You’re With
Series: Sex, Love & Stiletto, #2
Author: Lauren Layne

10. Second Chance Summer
Author: Morgan Matson

WWW Wednesday: October 31, 2018

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

Happy Halloween!!! This week I was back to reading books off my TBR. I did read one ARC, but the rest were books I have planned to read for a long time. I read The Trouble with Love (Se, Love, & Stiletto, #4), Anti-Stepbrother, The Unbelievable,Inconceivable, Unforeseeable Truth About Ethan Wilder, and Muffin Top (The Hartigans, #2).


I also finished the AMAZING How to Walk Away.

Currently ReadIng

I’m reading another book off my physical TBR, Challenge (Harris Brothers, #1).

I’m also listening to King (King, #1). This is a book that I downloaded for free on my Kindle, but decided to listen to the audiobook from my library instead to knock it off my TBR. The narrators are really good.

Reading Next

My plan is to read Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1).

What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Put You in the Halloween Mood

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 Halloween/Creepy Freebie. I am going with Books to Put You in the Halloween Mood. I can’t really do scary or horror anymore, so most of these books were read years ago. Hopefully, they stand the test of time. 😉


1. Remember Me
Series: Remember Me, #1
Author: Christopher Pike

2. The New Girl
Series: Fear Street, #1
Author: R.L. Stine

3. The Awakening / The Struggle
Series: Vampire Diaries, #1 & #2
Author: L.J. Smith

4. I Know What You Did Last Summer
Author: Lois Duncan

5. Glass Houses
Series: Morganville Vampires, #1
Author: Rachel Caine

6. Twilight
Twilight Saga, #1
Author: Stephenie Meyer

7. The Grownup
Author: Gillian Flynn

8. Dead Until Dark
Series: Sookie Stackhouse, #1
Author: Charlaine Harris

9. Mud Vein
Author: Tarryn Fisher

10. The Girl With All the Gifts
Series: The Girl With All the Gifts
Author: M.R. Carey

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Villains

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 Villians (favorite, best, worst, lovable, creepiest, most evil, etc.) . I am going with Favorite Villains. They kind of encompass the best, worst, lovable, creepiest, most evil all in one. Here they are!


1. Grizz
Nine Minutes Trilogy
Author: Beth Flynn

I think I must have had Stockholm syndrome just like Ginny because I somehow ended up loving Grizz even though I should have hated him.

2. Amy
Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn

Amy is one of those villains you can’t help but love to hate. She’s crafty and horrible, but you just can’t hate on her genius. Or at least I can’t. Without her, this book would have been BORING.

3. President Snow
The Hunger Games Trilogy
Author: Suzanne Collins

President Snow gets a spot on this list simply because the description of the roses and blood… Just ick! He creeped me out and was utterly memorable.

4. Anthony Bear
The Iron Tiara (and Nine Minutes Trilogy)
Author: Beth Flynn

Beth Flynn knows how to write a villain. She can make you fall in love with someone who you know you should hate. Anthony Bear is another Grizz.

5. Nate DeLuca
Combative Series
Author: Jay McLean

All I can say is I love Nate DeLuca when I should be hating him.

6. Evelyn Hugo
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

This might seem like an odd choice, but in my mind Evelyn Hugo is a villain. She used methods only a villain would use to get what she wanted. I loved hating her!

7. Fig Coxbury
Bad Mommy
Tarryn Fisher

Fig might just be my favorite psycho ever.

8. Hannibal Lector
Hannibal Lector Series
Author: Thomas Harris

There is no one quite as creepy and gross as Hannibal Lector. Eating people. EWWWW!

9. Kaz
Six of Crows Duology
Author: Leigh Bardugo

Kaz is like a modern day Robin Hood. He’s guilty of some sins, but his are for the good of many. That’s why he makes my list.

10. Spontaneous Combustion
Spontaneous
Author: Aaron Starmer

I chose spontaneous combustion because it’s horrifying to think of people spontaneously combusting, yet unique.

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