Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

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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 topic is:

Today’s topic is :

 Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

1. Heart Bones
Author: Colleen Hoover

2. Midnight Sun
Author: Stephenie Meyer

3. Always Crew
Author: Tijan

4. Well Played
Author: Jen DeLuca

5. Lies & Lullabies
Author: Sarina Bowen

6. The Wreckage of Us
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry

7. Wild Like Us
Author: Krista & Becca Ritchie

8. Muses and Melodies
Author: Rebecca Yarros

9. Snapped
Author: Alexa Martin

10. Blacklisted
Author: Jay Crownover

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday Turns 10!

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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 topic is:

Today’s topic is :

Top Ten Tuesday Turns 10!

Today, I’m giving you a list of 10 of my  past Top Ten Tuesday lists that I had the most fun creating.

Enjoy!

1. Ten Books to Help You Transition from YA to NA Romance

2. Favorite Books Released in the Last Ten Years

3. Top Ten Wow Endings

4. Ten Books I Would Give Theme Songs To

5. Best Character Names

6. Ten Ed Sheeran Songs that Need to be Turned Into a Romance Novel

7. Ten Characters I’d Name a Dog After

8. Titles That Would Make Good Band Names

9. Top Ten Books I Wish Had Frank Sanger in Them

10. Twenty Romance Series to Binge On

Top Ten Tuesday: My Summer 2020 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 topic is:

My Summer 2020 TBR

These are just basically books coming out this summer that I plan to read.

1. Charming Like Us
Author: Krista & Becca Ritchie

2. Faked
Author: Karla Sorensen

3. Heart Bones
Author: Colleen Hoover

4. Taking His Shot
Author: Kendall Ryan

5. Midnight Sun
Author: Stephenie Meyer

6. That Swoony Feelings
Author: Meghan Quinn

7. Kiss My Cupcake
Author: Helena Hunting

8. Jilted Jock
Author: Rebecca Jenshak

9. Always Crew
Author: Tijan

10. Dirty Empire
Author: Nina West

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors Who Make Me Laugh

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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 topic is:

Today’s topic was supposed to be:

Books I’ve Added to My TBR and Forgotten Why

I don’t have this problem because I went through all of my titles on my Goodreads TBR this past summer and cleaned out the ones I had either forgotten why I wanted to read them or decided I didn’t want to anymore. So, I’m changing up my topic to:

Ten Authors Who Make Me Laugh

1. Meghan Quinn

This lady is queen of giving me not just giggles, but laugh out loud hysterics. Her humor is on the raunchier side, but not super sexual or anything. I swear she could be a stand up comedian with some of the stuff she thinks up.
Book to try: Co-Wrecker

2. Max Monroe

Same as #1. These two ladies are HILARIOUS. I will read anything they write because I’m almost 99.9% guaranteed to laugh. (That 1% is for a couple of non-romantic comedies they wrote, so…)
Book to try: Tapping the Billionaire

3. Kristan Higgins

So you have to go old school with this recommendation, specifically her Blue Heron series. That series is old school contemporary romance with some great humor mixed in.
Book to try: Waiting on You

4. Sarina Bowen

I have been known to giggle during many of Bowen’s books. Her Brooklyn series usually has some great laughs. It’s really her books co-written with author #5 that get me laughing out loud.
Book to try: Good Boy

5. Elle Kennedy

Like I said, Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy’s collaborations are hilarious. Kennedy also has some really funny humor in her Off-Campus and Briar U series.
Book to try: The Deal

6. Helena Hunting

Helena Hunting writes some of the most ridiculous rom-coms, but they are so fun! There are some words I wouldn’t mind never hearing again from her, but the characters… Oh, man. They’re priceless!
Book to try: Pucked

7. Christina Lauren

Not all of CL’s books are in the funny category, but they do have several that have made me laugh. I especially like there first couple of series. They also have some really good standalones that are funny.
Book to try: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

8. Emma Hart

Emma Hart writes some really fun romantic comedies. Her female characters always make me laugh. They’re on the shorter side, but still manage to make you feel like you didn’t miss anything.
Book to try: Miss Fix-It

9. Emma Chase

I love when Emma Chase tackles the male POV. Her characters are so funny!
Book to try: Royally Screwed

10. Alice Clayton

It’s been a while since I read one of her books, but she made me laugh a lot in her Hudson Valley series.
Book to try: Wallbanger

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Give Off Summer Vibes

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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 topic is:

Books That Give Off Summer Vibes

1. Open Road Summer
Author: Emery Lord

2. Along for the Ride
Author: Sarah Dessen

3. Almost Summer
Author: Susan Mallery

4. When Summer Comes
Author: Brenda Novak

5. Love, Life, and the List
Author: Kasie West

6. Summer Rental
Author: Mary Kay Andrews

7. You’d Be Mine
Author: Erin Hahn

8. The Unexpected Everything
Author: Morgan Matson

9. Pulled Under
Author: Michelle Dalton

10. Where I Belong
Author: J. Daniels

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Great Opening Lines

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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 topic is:

10 Great Opening Lines

Here are some fun opening lines.

1. The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater

“Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love.”

2. Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover

“Somebody stabbed you in the neck, young lady.”

3. Bad Penny
Author: Staci Hart

This one is inappropriate, so if you’re curious you can go to Amazon and use their First Look to see the first sentence. It caught me so off guard that  laughed.

4. How to Walk Away
Author: Katherine Center

“The biggest irony about that night is that I was always scared to fly.”

5. Ilsa and the Happily Ever After
Author: Stephanie Perkins

“It’s midnight, it’s sweltering, and I might be high on Vicodin, but that guy—that guy right over there—that’s him. The him.”

6. The Lace Reader
Author: Brunonia Barry

“My name is Towner Whitney. No. That’s not exactly true. My real first name is Sophya. Never believe me. I lie all the time”

7. Landon & Shay: Part 1
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry

“I never meant to be a monster, but sometimes I wondered if certain people were born that way, born with a darkness that oozed into their bloodstreams and infected their souls.”

8. Delicate Monsters
Author: Stephanie Kuehn

“A ropes course was a shitty place for self-discovery.”

9. Dr. Strange Beard
Author: Penny Reid

“Most people have approximately eleven or twelve stories, and that’s it.”

10. God-Shaped Hole
Author: Tiffanie DeBartolo

“When I was twelve, a fortune-teller told me that my one true love would die young and leave me all alone.”

Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons Why I Love Reading Romance

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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 topic is:

Reasons Why I Love Reading Romance

1. Romances are usually fast-paced to read, even when it’s a slow burn romance.

2. Romances can be funny, sappy, sweet, sad at times, angst-filled, and on and on. There’s no limit to what the genre can make you feel.

3. There are so many different romance tropes that can be written so many different ways. It rarely feels like you reading a book you have already read.

4. I can choose how sexy of a romance I want to read. There’s everything from Young Adult romances to erotic romances.

5. There are so many great series in romance. I can fall in love with a couple and then get to read about their friends or family falling in love in the next book.

6. Romances feel more realistic to me than some other genres, and yet feel more like an escape.

7. I love reading about people falling in love.

8. Reading a romance novel is like watching a 90’s romantic comedy or the Hallmark Channel at Christmas time.

9. I love a guaranteed happy ending.

10. I am impressed with how so many romance authors give back to the community, and so I like supporting them by reading their books.

Top Ten Tuesday: The Last Ten Books I Abandoned

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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 topic is:

The Last Ten Four Books I Abandoned

1. Lines
Author: Anna B. Doe

I didn’t like the writing style.

2. In Peace Lies Havoc
Author: Amo Jones

I have read her books before. They’re darker. I actually really liked the beginning, but when things went dark it felt like they were just for shock value and I was turned off. I own it, so maybe someday, but probably not.

3. The Secret Girl
Author: C.M. Stunich

The story was so ridiculous.

4. Dirty Letters
Author: Vi Keeland

I got to the part where the characters actually meet in person and he guy just weirded me out with the way he talked.

5. Perfectly Oblivious
Author: Robin Daniels

I wasn’t immediately into this one the way I was with another book I read from this author. I didn’t like it enough to continue.

6. Falling for the Backup
Author: Toni Aleo

Too much pining over each other too soon. It wasn’t believable and drove me nuts.

7. Clipped Wings
Author: Helena Hunting

The angst and direction this story was taking felt redundant and just wasn’t fun to listen to on audio.

8. Life and Other Inconveniences
Author: Kristan Higgins

I hate to say it, but I met a Higgins’ book that I didn’t like. I hated the characters and couldn’t force myself to read any more.

9. All the Crooked Saints
Author: Maggie Stiefvater

I tried both reading and listening to this book. The way it was narrated wasn’t my thing at all.

10. The Starless Sea
Author: Erin Morgenstern

I tried to listen to this book. I just felt lost and confused. I couldn’t bring myself to finish it.

Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Friends I Would Invite to My Bookish Party

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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 topic is:

Fictional Friends I Would Invite to My Bookish Party

1. Lily, Loren, Rose, Connor, Daisy, & Ryke
The Addicted / Calloway Sisters
Authors: Becca & Krista Ritchie

2. Hannah, Garrett, Grace, Logan, Ali, Dean, Sabrina, & Tucker
The Off-Campus Series
Author: Elle Kennedy

3. Jamie, Wes & the gang
Him Series
Authors: Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

4. The Entire Winston Brothers Clan
The Winston Brothers Series
Author: Penny Reid

5. Sam, Mason, Logan, Nate, Heather and the rest of the crew
Fallen Crest High Series
Author: Tijan

6. Mia, Ben, Tessa, Luke, Beth, Reed, Riley, & CJ
Alabama Summer Series
Author: J. Daniels

7. Bristol & Grip
Grip Series
Author: Kennedy Ryan

8. Rowe, Nate, Cass, Tyson, Paige, & Houston
Falling Series
Author: Ginger Scott

9. The Stiletto & Oxford Crews
Sex, Love & Stiletto and Oxford Series
Author: Lauren Layne

10. Frank Sanger
This Adventure Ends
Author: Emma Mills

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten KU Romance Recommendations

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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 topic is:

Books I Wish I Had Read As a Child

I pretty much just wish their had been a New Adult romance genre when I was in my late teens and early 20’s. So I am switching up topics this week to:

Ten Kindle Unlimited Romance Recommendations

Hopefully all of these are still in the KU program when this post goes live. All titles are linked to Amazon so that you can take advantage of their KU status. (I’m not affiliated with this program in any way. Just sharing some favorites.)

1. The Assist
Author: Rebecca Jenshak

2. The Bombshell Effect
Author: Karla Sorensen

3. Fake It ‘Til You Break It
Author: Meagan Brandy

4. Tapping the Billionaire
Authors: Max Monroe

5. Let’s Get Textual
Author: Teagan Hunter

6. The Guy on the Right
Author: Kate Stewart

7. The Duet
Author: R.S. Grey

8. Hold My Breath
Author: Ginger Scott

9. The Upside of Falling
Author: Meghan Quinn

10. Dirty English
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills