Top Ten Tuesday: Eleven Favorite New to Me Authors I Read In 2019

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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:

Eleven Favorite New to Me Authors I Read In 2019

I didn’t read as many new to me authors this year because I focused a lot on reading books off my backlist TBR. I did end up reading enough for this list, though. Below are their names and the first book I read that made me want to read more. You can click on their names to go to their Goodreads pages.

1. Bryn Greenwood

2. Julie Cross

3. Devney Perry

4. Pippa Grant

5. Miranda Elaine

6. Amo Jones

7. Lyssa Kay Adams

8. Elizabeth Eulberg

9. Lucy Score

10. Roni Loren

11. Chanel Cleeton

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First 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:

Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020

1. One of Us Is Next
Author: Karen M. McManus

2. Whatever It Takes &
Author: Krista & Becca Ritchie

3. Great and Precious Things
Author: Rebecca Yarros

4. Hearts, Heroes, and Heath Hall
Author: Kasie West

5. Undercover Bromance
Author: Lyssa Kay Andrews

6. Heartland
Author: Sarina Bowen

7. Bastard Bachelor Society
Author: Sara Ney

8. Riven Knight
Author: Devney Perry

9. This is Forever
Author: Natasha Madison

10. That Secret Crush
Author: Meghan Quinn

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten of My Favorite Books I Read in 2019

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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:

Ten of My Favorite Books I Read in 2019

These are all books I read this year. They didn’t have to be published in 2019. They’re just books that have stuck in my mind long past finishing them.

1. Daisy Jones & The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

2. The Other Side
Author: Kim Holden

3. Letters to Molly
Author: Devney Perry

4. Collared
Author: Nicole Williams

5.The Simple Wild
Author: K.A. Tucker

6. Salvaged
Author: Jay Crownover

7. Flight Patterns
Author: Karen White

8. Beard with Me / Beard Necessities
Author: Penny Reid

9. Next Year in Havana
Author: Chanel Cleeton

10. The How & the Why
Author: Cynthia Hand

Top Ten Tuesday: Some of My Favorite 2019 Romance Novels

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:

Books I Hope to Find Under My Tree

BUT… I’m not going to do that topic today. I only put two books on my Christmas list this year (I Carried a Watermelon: Dirty Dancing and Me by Katy Brand and #IMomSoHard by Kristin Hensley & Jen Smedley – in case you were curious). Instead, I’m going with:

Some of My Favorite 2019 Romance Novels

This list is only going to be romances that were released and read in 2019. The list is longer than 10 because I couldn’t contain myself. Ready? Here we go!

1. The Guy on the Right
Series: The Underdogs, #1
Author: Kate Stewart

2. Someday, Someday
Author: Emma Scott

3. Letters to Molly
Author: Devney Perry

4. Landon & Shay: Parts 1 & 2
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry

5. The Billionaire’s Forbidden Little Sister
Authors: Max Monroe

6. The Prenup
Author: Lauren Layne

7. I Knead You Tonight
Author: Teagan Hunter

8. Beard with Me / Beard Necessities
Author: Penny Reid

9. Down Too Deep
Author: J. Daniels

10. The Best Thing
Author: Mariana Zapata

11. Lake Redstone
Author: J.D. Hollyfield

12. The Bromance Book Club
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams

13. The Accidental Girlfriend
Author: Emma Hart

14. Top Secret
Authors: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

15. Just One of the Groomsmen
Author: Cindi Madsen

16. The Risk
Author: Elle Kennedy

Top Ten Tuesday: My Winter 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 Winter 2020 TBR

1. Riven Knight (Tin Gyspy, #2)
Author: Devney Perry

2. Angry God (All Saints High, #3)
Author: L.J. Shen

3. One of Us Is Next (One of Us Is Lying, #2)
Author: Karen M. McManus

4. That Secret Crush (Getting Lucky, #3)
Author: Meghan Quinn

5. Bitter Falls (Stillhouse Lake, #4)
Author: Rachel Caine

6. Great and Precious Things
Author: Rebecca Yarros

7. Bastard Bachelor Society
Author: Sara Ney

8. Whatever It Takes (Bad Reputation Duet, #1)
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie

9. Wherever You Are (Bad Reputation Duet, #2)
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie

10. This is Forever
Author: Natasha Madison

Top Ten Tuesday: Holiday Books I Would Like to 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 topic is:

Holiday Books I Would Like to Read

I feel like I’ve listed holiday books I’ve liked in the past. Maybe last year or something. This time I am going to list holiday books I would like to read.

1. Christmas in Silver Springs
Author: Brenda Novak

2. A Very Merry Princess
Author: Susan Mallery

3. The Christmas Wedding Ring
Authors: Susan Mallery

4. Let It Snow
Authors: Green, Johnson, Myracle

5. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor
Author: Lisa Kleypas

6. Chasing Christmas Eve
Author: Jill Shalvis

7. Holiday Wishes
Author: Jill Shalvis

8. Holiday Ever After Anthology
Authors: Andrews, Canterbury, Crock, Kelly, Kincaid, Luis, Madison, Nicholas, Score, Valente, Winters

9. A Kiss in the Snow
Author: Susan Mallery

10. This Christmas
Author: Nora Roberts

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’m Thankful For

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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:

Thankful Freebie: Ten Books I’m Thankful For

1. Bright Side
Author: Kim Holden

There’s a big message in this book that spoke to me. It made me think about how I live my life and how I want to.

2. The Other Side
Author: Kim Holden

Another Kim Holden book…This one was a good reminder to me that you can’t judge a book or someone by their cover.

3. Far from the Tree
Author: Robin Benway

I’m an adoptee and while I hadn’t been through what these characters had been through, I could identify with some of their thoughts. For some reason, that brought me some peace.

4. Me Before You
Author: Jojo Moyes

I am thankful for this book because it made me reexamine some of my personal beliefs.

5. The Villa
Author: Nora Roberts

I am thankful for all of the Nora Roberts’ books I have read, but this is the one I feel like really got me into reading as an adult.

6. Slammed
Author: Colleen Hoover

It’s not my favorite CoHo book, but it’s the first one I read and it is the book that introduced me to CoHo’s writing which got me into New Adult romance.

7. Always Time to Die
Author: Elizabeth Lowell

This was the first audiobook I ever listened to. My old boss let me borrow it and I was hooked not only on Elizabeth Lowell romantic suspense but on listening to audiobooks on my commute home.

8. Tapping the Billionaire
Author: Max Monroe

I’m thankful for this book because it’s over the top funny. Sometimes I just need a good laugh and reading this book gave me an author to look for when I need a pick me up read.

9. Grip
Author: Kennedy Ryan

Grip beautifully encompassed so many important issues like racial profiling, interracial relationships, family and forgiveness. It taught me so much while making me feel so much.

10. Nine Minutes
Author: Beth Flynn

This book taught me to 1. not judge a book by its cover, and 2. to challenge myself by picking up books that might make me uncomfortable.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Recently Added to My TBR (to Replace the Ones I Took Off Last Week)

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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:

Changes In My Reading Life

I don’t think I’ve made any big changes to my reading life lately, so I’m going to do my own topic this week:

Ten Books I Recently Added to My TBR
(to Replace the Ones I Took Off Last Week)

1. The Fire
(The Hurricane, #4)
Author: R.J. Prescott

2. King of the Causeway: A King Series Novella
(King, #9.5)
Author: TM Frazier

3. This is Forever
(This Is, #4)
Author: Natasha Madison

4. Wild at Heart
(Wild, #2)
Author: K.A. Tucker

5. Frenemies
Author: Emma Hart

6. Great and Precious Things
Author: Rebecca Yarros

7. The Magnolia Duet
Author: Meghan March

8. The Coppersmith Farmhouse
(Jamison Valley, #1)
Author: Devney Perry

9. The Last Train to Key West
Author: Chanel Cleeton

10. Bastard Bachelor Society
(The Bachelors Club, #1)
Author: Sara Ney

Are any of these books on your TBR?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Recently Took Off My TBR and Why

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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:

Favorite Bookmarks

Honestly, I don’t have any favorite bookmarks. I’m sure I could search online for some, but that seems like wasting some time. Instead, I’m going with

Ten Books I Recently Took Off My TBR and Why

The first 3 books were on the Huffington Post’s Oh, You Little Heartbreaker! The Ultimate List of Ugly Novels back in 2017. I had planned to read every book on the list. I got through most of them. Recently, I decided that I didn’t need to finish the list. The remaining books were ones that sounded good, but I just didn’t have interest in reading them. Plus, they weren’t available from my library.

1. Fighting Redemption

2. Against All Odds

3. 120 Days…

Number 4 is a book a might decide to go back an read at some time. I think it’s still on my Kindle. I have loved this author’s books that I have read, but I just see myself picking it up anytime soon.

4. Beloved

I’m a fan of Claire Contreras’ books and wanted to read her entire back list. When I looked at reviews for this book/series, I realized that maybe I should stick to her newer releases.

5. The Devil’s Contract

Don’t yell at me too much for this one, friends. I’m not big into historical fiction, so I took this book off my TBR. That doesn’t mean I won’t eventually read it if in the mood. I just didn’t want to feel pressure to read it. I know that Amy Harmon can do no wrong.

6. From Sand and Ash

This is probably considered more of a DNF than a taking off the TBR, but I just couldn’t get into this book no matter how much I love Maggie Stiefvater’s writing. Off the TBR it goes. I do own it, so maybe someday? *Shrugs*

7. All Crooked Saints

I just don’t have a desire to read this one anymore. I’m not sure why.

8. RoomHate

I just decided that I am probably never going to get these books because they’re so long and there are so many of them. I’ve been avoiding them forever, so it was time to give up.

9. Outlander

Another don’t hate me one… I took THUG off my TBR so I wouldn’t feel pressure to read it. I own a physical copy, so I will most likely read it someday. I just felt pressure to read it every time I looked at it and that made me not want to read it. Maybe I’m scared of the hype or something. I feel like I need to love it.

So… are there any of these you think I just HAVE to put back on my TBR? Tell me why!

Top Ten Tuesday: Book That Put Me on the Edge (Halloween Freebie)

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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:

Halloween Freebie: Books That Put Me on the Edge

Here or some of books that were so intense and would be great Halloween reads.

1. The Weight of Blood
Author: Laura McHugh

2. Jar of Hearts
Author: Jennifer Hillier

3. The Butterfly Garden
Author: Dot Hutchison

4. Stillhouse Lake
Author: Rachel Caine

5. Mud Vein
Author: Tarryn Fisher

6. Sharp Objects
Author: Gillian Flynn

7. Those Girls
Author: Chevy Stevens

8. One Kick
Author: Chelsea Cain

9. Verity
Author: Colleen Hoover

10. Marrow
Author: Tarryn Fisher