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

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:

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Give Different Titles To

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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’d Give Different Titles To

I’m actually really excited for this topic, so here it goes!

1. Meet Cute

This one is not a cute story, so the title doesn’t fit. Both characters are lawyers, so I think a legal term would be better.

2. Hate Notes

I get that this is a hate to love story, but it starts with a love note and doesn’t really have hate notes in it.

3. Hollywood Playboy

Tyler wasn’t a playboy. He was kind of the opposite. I think Hollywood Prince would have been a better title.

4. Hollywood Prince

I think this one would have been better Hollywood Playboy since the guy is a player. They just needed a title swap!

5. This Will Only Hurt a Little

It was painful to listen to and her story has lots of painful stuff in it.

6. Anti-Stepbrother

I get why it’s called Anti-Stepbrother, but it also makes this seem like a step-brother romance. It’s not that. I’m not sure what would be a better title.

7. Flashed

This is another book I’m not sure what it should be called. It’s part of a series about male review members who find love. Problem is this guy hasn’t been with the review for a while so it’s a former thing and I can’t think of anything to do with flashing in it. I mean, its cover and title match the series, but not really the book.

And it seems I am out of ideas quicker than I thought…

Top Ten Tuesday: Extraordinary Book Titles

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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:

Extraordinary Book Titles

Here are some book titles that I love. It’s either based on the actual title or what it means to the book.

1. This Adventure Ends

I just think this is a clever book with a clever title.

2. Nine Minutes

Nine Minutes meas something.

3. The Hard Count

I never knew what a hard count was until this book. Such a smart title!

4. The Other Side

I can’t say why this title is perfect, but it so is.

5. Atheists Who Kneel and Pray

Tarryn Fisher comes up with the best titles.

6. Text Me Baby One More Time

As a Britney Spears fan, I have to admit this is my favorite title in a series with cool text titles.

7. Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

This title is cute and funny.

8. God-Shaped Hole

I just like this title. I also like her title for How to Kill a Rock Star.

9. Truth or Beard

This whole series has fun beard titles.

10. The Law of Moses

This seems to be easy to understand, but you have to read the book to really get the title.

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles with Numbers In Them

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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:

Book Titles with Numbers In Them

That’s pretty simple. Here are some I’ve read. I’m going to even do them in order from 1 to 10.

1. One Little Lie

2. Hate 2 Lovers

3. Three Little Words

4. Four Day Fling

5. Five Ways to Fall

6. Six Feet Under

7. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

8. Pieces of Eight

9. Nine Minutes

10. Ten Tiny Breaths

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2019 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:

Books On My Fall 2019 TBR

1. Beard Necessities
Author: Penny Reid

2. The Play
Author: Elle Kennedy

3. Getting Player
Author: Emma Chase

4. The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street
Author: Karen White

5. The Second We Met
Author: Maya Hughes

6. The Fall of Legend
Author: Meghan March

7. Gypsy King
Author: Devney Perry

8. Headstrong Like Us
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie

9. Call Down the Hawk
Author: Maggie Stiefvater

10. Blitzed
Author: Alexa Martin

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading

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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 Things to Eat/Drink While Reading

1. Water

2. Starbucks Grande Decaf Caramel Macchiato

3. Hot Water with Lemon

4. Chocolate

5. Cookies

6. Pretzels

7. Crackers

8. Breakfast

9. Lunch

10. Dinner

Honestly, it doesn’t matter to me what I eat while reading. I normally just have a big bottle of water sitting next to me.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading 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:

Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why

These are all books I own, but haven’t picked up for some reason.

1. From Sand and Ash

I love Amy Harmon’s books and I love historicals when I read them. For some reason the combination of the emotions and the historical aspects scare me with this one. I need to buck up and read it.

2. The Hate U Give

It’s the hype and the sheer size of the hardback I have. I also know it’s going to give me major feels after reading On the Come Up.

3. Theives 2 Lovers

The first book in this series was okay. The second book I loved. I don’t know what’s keeping me from picking this one up. I liked the preview of it… Mood, I guess.

4. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

I want to read it, but I won it and it’s a hardback. I prefer reading on my Kindle. I am going to read it ASAP, though, because I just read another of her books and loved it.

5. Against All Odds

This book made the Huffington Post’s Ugly Cry book list a couple of years ago. I had planned to read all of the books on the list, but didn’t finish. I am basically scared this one will make me sad.

6. Fighting Redemption

And another on that list…

7. Next Year in Havana

This is another case of I want to read it, but have the physical copy. I will read it soon, I swear!

8. Midnight Lily

I’ve wanted to read all of Mia Sheridan’s books since I read Archer’s Voice. I have been too scared of the emotions to pick this one up.

9. He Will Be My Ruin

I love K.A. Tucker’s writing, I just have to be in the right mood for a thriller. Maybe this will be my next book club pick.

10. Flight Patterns

I love Karen White’s writing. I don’t know why I haven’t picked this one up. I guess I just haven’t been in the mood.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone

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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 Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone

1. Six of Crows

2. The Raging Ones

3. The Girl With All the Gifts

4. Ready Player One

5. Red Queen

6. The Ghosts of Heaven

7. Sugar Skulls

8. The Bird and the Sword

9. Waking Olivia

10. Scoring Wilder