Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Signs You’re a Book Lover

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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 Signs You’re a Book Lover

1. You don’t have “text neck”. You have “book neck”.

2. You prefer an E-reader over a book because they aren’t as heavy to hold in your hands for a long period of time.

3. You prefer an E-reader because no one can tell just how many books you actually have on there.

5. You have no idea what T.V. shows are currently popular, but you know what books are going to be released next month.

6. Your friends send you texts before they go on vacation asking what book they should take on vacation.

7. You text your friends (who may or may not be readers) about your favorite books when they are on sale so they too can read them.

8. Reading before bed does not put you to sleep. You can’t read in bed because you will stay up all night to finish the book.

9. You spend your time driving, cleaning, etc. listening to audiobooks instead of music.

10. You own a t-shirt, mug, sticker, bag, or anything else with a book quote, book saying, or author name/group name on it.

How many of these could you check off my list?

Top Ten Tuesday: Twenty Romance Series to Binge On

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:

Genre Freebie

I was having a hard time coming up with anything fun and catchy, so you’re getting:

Twenty Romance Series to Binge On

I might have gone over ten… I couldn’t help myself. I’m going to link the first book in each series’ title to Goodreads so you can check them out if you’re interested.

NOTE: I wrote this post prior to everything exploding the way it has. I went back and tried to note if a book was FREE right now to help out.

1. Addicted / Calloway Sisters
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie

Starting with Addicted to You, this book follows the Calloway sisters Lily, Rose, and Daisy as they fall in love. It touches on family relationships, addictions, etc. It’s continuous story that continues through the eyes of the different sisters.
Reading order:
Addicted to You
Richochet
Addicted for Now
Kiss the Sky
Hothouse Flower
Thrive
Addicted After All
Fuel the Fire
Long Way Down
Some Kind of Perfect

2. Billionaire Bad Boys
Authors: Max Monroe

If you like laugh out loud contemporary romances, this series is for you. Max and Monroe know how to bring the funny. Again, this series has a continuous storyline.
Reading order:
Tapping the Billionaire
Tapping Her
Banking the Billionaire
Banking Her
Scoring the Billionaire
Scoring Her
Motherfluffer
Sleighed It

3. King
Author: T.M. Frazier

I’m including this series for those of you who enjoy a DARK romance. Lots of trigger warnings to go along with this series. It’s addictive, but not for the faint of heart. It’s another one that you have to read in order to avoid spoilers.
Reading order:
King
Tyrant
Lawless
Soulless
All the Rage
Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part 1
Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part 2
Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part 3
Up in Smoke
N9ne: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater
King of the Causeway

4. Blue Heron
Author: Kristan Higgins

This recommendation is for a more traditional contemporary romance reader. You can’t go wrong with this series. It’s Kristan Higgins at her best.
Reading order:
The Best Man
The Perfect Match
Waiting on You
In Your Dreams
Anything for You

5. Fallen Crest High
Author: Tijan

This is a very mature YA – pretty much NA series that is full of over the top drama. This is one that you have to read in order.
Reading order:
Mason
Fallen Crest High
Fallen Crest Family
Fallen Crest Public
Fallen Fourth Down
Fallen Crest University
Fallen Crest Christmas
Logan Kade
Fallen Crest Home
Fallen Crest Forever

6. Beneath
Author: Meghan March

If you like romance with a tad bit of suspense, the Beneath series is for you. It’s set in colorful New Orleans with a cool cast of characters. Meghan March actually has a preferred reading order list of how all her series mesh together, but I’m just giving you this series alone. Once you get into her duets, she has some amazing cliffhangers.
Reading order:
Beneath This Mask (FREE)
Beneath This Ink
Beneath These Chains
Beneath These Scars
Beneath These Lies
Beneath These Shadows
Beneath the Truth

7. True North
Author: Sarina Bowen

Don’t let the shirtless dude put you off. If you like contemporary romances with sweet stories and amazing characters, this series is for you. (I actually would recommend all of her books/series. I would have listed them all if I didn’t have to stick to 10.)
Reading order:
Bittersweet
Steadfast
Keepsake
Bountiful
Speakeasy
Fireworks
Heartland

8. Grip
Author: Kennedy Ryan

People have been paying attention to Kennedy Ryan since Long Shot won a major award, but I would still argue her best work is the Grip series.
Reading order:
Flow
Grip
Still

9. Maysen Jar
Author: Devney Perry

Devney Perry has a few really great series, but my favorite is the Maysen Jar. If you like romances that hit you right in the heart, check out this two book series.
Reading order:
The Birthday List (FREE)
Letters to Molly

10. Winston Brothers
Author: Penny Reid

Smart, funny, and filled with a lovable family, you can’t go wrong with the Winston Brothers.
Reading order:
Beauty and the Mustache
Truth or Beard
Grin and Beard It
Beard Science
Beard in Waiting
Beard in Mind
Dr. Strange Beard
Beard with Me
Beard Necessities

11. Off Campus
Author: Elle Kennedy

This is one of the best college sports romance series ever, in my opinion. It also has a great spin-off series, if you love it so much you want more.
Reading order:
The Deal (FREE)
The Mistake
The Score
The Goal

12. Smart Jocks
Author: Rebecca Jenshak

Here’s another great NA college romance series that I just found and binged myself.
Reading order:
The Assist
The Fadeaway
The Tip-Off
The Fake

13. Full Tilt
Author: Emma Scott

Here’s a romance series for readers who don’t mind crying a bit while falling in love.
Reading order:
Full Tilt
All In

14. Elements
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry

The Elements series is a series for those who want a series of standalone romances.
Reading order:
The Air He Breathes
The Fire Between High & Lo
The Silent Waters
The Gravity Between Us

15. Texting
Author: Teagan Hunter

If you like books with texting involved, you will love this series. It’s fun and fresh. Plus, the titles are so cool!
Reading order:
Let’s Get Textual
I Wanna Text You Up
Can’t Text This
Text Me Baby One More Time

16. Sex, Love & Stiletto
Author: Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne is one of my go-to authors for contemporary romances. They’re office romances. This is one of my favorite series by her.
Reading order:
After the Kiss
Love the One You’re With
Just One Night
The Trouble with Love

17. Binghampton
Author: Meghan Quinn

Meghan Quinn’s books are romantic comedy gold. She always makes me laugh. This is one of my favorite series of hers.
Reading order:
Co-Wrecker
My Best Friend’s Ex
Twisted Two-Some
The Other Brother

18. Flight & Glory
Author: Rebecca Yarros

Flight & Glory is one of my favorite military romance series. I think it helps that it was written by a military wife.
Reading order:
Full Measures
Eyes Turned Skyward
Beyond What is Given
Hallowed Ground
The Reality of Everything (TBR)

19. Him / WAGS
Authors: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Him is a M/M hockey romance. It’s utterly addictive and Kennedy & Bowen do some of their best writing together. I am including the spin-off series in the reading order because you won’t be able to stop after these two books. You will need more.
Reading order:
Him
Us
Good Boy
Stay

20. The Kiss Quotient
Author: Helen Hoang

The Kiss Quotient was one of my favorite books of 2018. It features an autistic woman and a male escort. It’s a truly heartwarming romance.
Reading order:
The Kiss Quotient
The Bride Test
The Heart Principle (TBR)

21. The Legal Briefs
Author: Emma Chase

I loved this series about a group of lawyers who fall in love. It’s so cute and funny.
Reading order:
Overruled
Sustained
Appealed
Sidebarred

Honestly, I could go on and on. Obviously. LOL. I hope you found some new series to give a try!

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 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:

Spring 2020 TBR

1. Pike
Author: T.M. Frazier

2. Number Neighbors
Author: Emma Hart

3. Chasing Lucky
Author: Jenn Bennet

4. Four Days of You and Me
Author: Miranda Kenneally

5. Little Secrets
Author: Jennifer Hillier

6. A Secret for a Secret
Author: Helena Hunting

7. Filthy Lawyer
Author: Whitney G.

8. Loud Mouth
Author: Avery Flynn

9. Runaway Road
Author: Devney Perry

10. Pawn
Author: T.M. Frazier

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors Who Have a Fun Social Media Presence

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:

Authors Who Have a Fun Social Media Presence

Here are some authors I enjoy following.

1. Sara Ney

Instagram

2. Colleen Hoover

Instagram
Facebook

3. Tarryn Fisher

Instagram
Facebook
Guise of the Villain

4. Elle Kennedy

Instagram

5. Sarina Bowen

Instagram
Facebook

6. Max Monroe

Instagram

7. Meghan March (and her hubby, Jake Wilson)

Instagram
Jake’s Instagram

8. Meghan Quinn

Instagram

9. Penny Reid

Instagram

10. Ginger Scott

Instagram

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Single Word 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:

Books with Single Word Titles

1. Combative
Author: Jay McLean

Combative is the first in a suspenseful romantic trilogy where each book has a one word title. After Combative comes Redemptive and Destructive.

2. Intercepted
Author: Alexa Martin

Here’s another series filled with one word titles like Intercepted, Fumbled, and Blitzed.

3. Built
Author: Jay Crownover

In this series we have Leveled, Built, Charged, Rivited, and Salvaged.

4. Bred
Author: Ginger Scott

Ginger Scott also has another single named title Memphis.

5. Motion
Author: Penny Reid

After Motion comes Space and Time.

6. Tattered
Author: Devney Perry

Lark Cove also has Timid, Tragic, and Tinsel.

7. Brooklynaire
Author: Sarina Bowen

Bowen actually has a ton of single name titles she’s written.

8. Him

Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy have Him, Us, and Stay as single name titles.

9. Trapped
Author: Beverly Kendall

This isn’t the only book in this series with a single title. There’s also Played.

10. Sacked
Author: Jen Frederick

The Gridiron series has Sacked, Jockblocked, Downed, and Played.

This is one of those topics where I could probably have gone on a lot longer than just 10.

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Follow On Social Media

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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:

Characters I’d Follow On Social Media

Here are some of the characters I would follow on social media if they were real life people and why.

1. Frank Sanger
This Adventure Ends

Frank Sanger isn’t just the life of the party, he IS the party.

2. Kate
Bright Side

I feel like Kate would be all about creating positivity in the world.

3. Gus
Gus

Well, for one, Gus is a famous musician. He would also bring the world positivity like Kate.

4. Connor Cobalt
Fuel the Fire

I just imagine a lot of sarcasm and interesting facts.

5. Logan Kade
Fallen Crest High

Logan would bring the funny and make me laugh.

6. Farrow Keene
Lovers Like Us

I almost put Maximoff on this list instead, but I think Farrow’s social media would be more interesting. Plus, it would probably include a lot of Maximoff.

7. Daisy Jones & The Six
Daisy Jones & The Six

I would follow each band member separately and as a group. I would want to keep an eye to find out if they were coming to  my town.

8. Blake Riley
Good Boy

I can only imagine what a hockey player with a sense of humor would impart as wisdom to the world.

9. Cletus Winston
Beard Science

Cletus is crazy and smart in a peculiar way. I truly wonder what he would post. I can only imagine it would be entertaining.

10. Banner Regent
Real Good Man

I just like Banner’s personality. I imagine she would be fun to follow for a bunch of different reasons.

Top Ten Tuesday: The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover

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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 Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover

Funny thing… I submitted this topic when I was in a book hangover. Now, I can’t remember which book it was. LOL. All of these are books that gave me that good kind of hangover.

1. Landon & Shay: Part 2
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry

Brittainy C. Cherry always leaves me with a book hangover. It’s the rawness of her stories. I’m just never ready to let go.

2. The How & the Why
Author: Cynthia Hand

I was emotionally exhausted after this book. It was so good.

3. Enemies
Author: Tijan

Tijan’s books are like a good cookie. I’m just never ready to be finished.

4. When We Left Cuba
Author: Chanel Cleeton

I was lucky to be able to binge read When We Left Cuba right after Next Year in Havana. When I was done, I just wanted more. The next book isn’t out until this spring. 🙁

5. The Kingmaker
Author: Kennedy Ryan

Two words: massive cliffhanger

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

It was just so good!

7. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
Author: Bryn Greenwood

Disturbing, yet so well written.

8. The Reckless Oath We Made
Author:Bryn Greenwood

Greenwood really just challenges my beliefs and it’s exhausting in a good way.

9. Collared
Author: Nicole Williams

At first glance at the cover and title, some might think this is a book about BDSM. It’s not at all. It’s actually a story about a girl who was kidnapped and then found years later. It’s really emotional.

10. Cowboy Villain Damsel Duel
Author: Ginger Scott

This one messed with my mind and left me awed.

Top Ten Tuesday: Gateway (Books) to 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:

Love Freebie

My freebie topic is:

Gateway (Books) to Romance

These are all non-romance books that lead to reading romance by tricking you into falling in love with an author who writes different genres.

1. Mud Vein ⇒ Atheists Who Kneel and Pray
Author: Tarryn Fisher

I’m not truly sure how to categorize Mud Vein…maybe Suspense? Chances are it will leave you wanting to read all of Tarryn Fisher’s books, half of which are romances like Atheists Who Kneel and Pray.

2. Verity ⇒ Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is known for her romances, but if you find her through her psychological thriller Verity you might just find yourself reading her romances like my friend did.

3. The Ghostwriter ⇒ Hollywood Dirt
Author: Alessandra Torre

Alessandra Torre writes a wide range a books. It would be easy to fall in love with her writing in The Ghostwriter and then end up reading one of her romances like Hollywood Dirt.

4. Stillhouse Lake ⇒ Glass Houses
Author: Rachel Caine

This one is kind of a stretch. Rachel Caine writes a really good thriller, but she also writes a lot of paranormal romance-ish books. Her Morganville Vampire series has a fun romance aspect to it as well.

5. He Will Be My Ruin ⇒ Ten Tiny Breaths
Author: K.A. Tucker

Yep. It’s another author who writes both thrillers and romances.

6. Naked in Death ⇒ Vision in White
Author: Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb

If you enjoy Eve Dallas kicking serial killer butts in the In Death series, you’re bound to want to read Roberts’s softer side in Vision in White

7. Dark Witch ⇒ The Next Always
Author: Nora Roberts

This is kind of a repeat, but Nora Roberts wears so many different writing hats. If you like her fantasy novels, you will probably love her romances.

8. Always Time to Die ⇒ Eden Burning
Author: Elizabeth Lowell

I’m going old school with this one, but Elizabeth Lowell writes some great mysteries. If you like them, you’re going to love her romance novels.

9. The Raging Ones ⇒ Amour Amour
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie

If you fell in love with Krista & Becca Ritchie’s writing in the sci-fi YA novel The Raging Ones, you’re almost guaranteed to love their circus romance Amour Amour.

10. Pivot Point ⇒ The Fill-In Boyfriend
Author: Kasie West

Pivot Point is the one of two fantasy novels Kasie West wrote. If you want more of her writing, you will fall in love with her contemporary books like The Fill-In Boyfriend.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books to Help You Transition From YA to NA Contemporary 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:

Books On My TBR I Predict Will Be 5-Star Reads

I honestly expect every book I read to be 5 stars, so I’m branching out on my own today and changing my topic to:

Ten Books to Help You Transition From YA to NA Contemporary Romance

1. If you liked Second Chance Summer, try Left Drowning.

 

What they have in common: Big on emotions, dealing with grief, and great friendships.

2. If you liked The Fault in Our Stars, try Bright Side.

What the have in common: Big on emotions, star-crossed lovers, great friendships, lots of great quotes, and tears.

3. If you liked Nowhere But Here, try Nine Minutes.

What they have in common: Motorcycle gangs, mysteries, and romance.

4. If you liked On Thin Ice, try The Deal.

What they have in common: Hockey players falling in love and great friendships.

5. If you liked Simon vs. the Homo Sapians Agenda, try Him.

What they have in common: Sweet LBGTQ+ romances.

6. If you liked Catching Jordan, try Sacked.

What they have in common: Football players falling in love.

7. If you liked The Distance Between Us, try Jock Row.

What they have in common: Cute, feel good romances.

8. If you liked When It’s Real, try Maybe Someday.

What they have in common: Musicians.

9. If you liked Anna and the French Kiss, try Spanish Lessons.

What they have in common: Study abroad romances.

10. If you liked Cold Day in the Sun, try From Lukov with Love.

What they have in common: Strong female athletes who push the limits.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten of My Favorite Book Covers

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:

Book Cover Freebie (choose what kind(s) of covers you want to talk about: prettiest, most unique, most misleading, weirdest, most memorable, creepiest, ugliest, etc.)

I’m going with:

Ten of My Favorite Book Covers

1. Marrow
Author: Tarryn Fisher

Why: There’s a woman and if you look closer hair hair and clothes are made up of the setting of the story. It’s just so cool.

2. This Adventure Ends
Author: Emma Mills

Why: All of Emma Mills’s covers are gorgeous like this. It’s even prettier in person. The colors and movement pop.

3. Beard Science
Author: Penny Reid

Why: The whole cross stitched cover of a bearded man fits so well with this quirky romance.

4. Fallen Crest Forever
Author: Tijan

Why: Beautiful butterflies and a grassy meadow with one of my favorite couples. What’s not to love?

5. Bad Mommy (AKA: I Can Be A Better You)
Author: Tarryn Fisher

Why: A woman who looks almost dead in a fancy dress falling onto train tracks made me wonder what’s going on in this story. I also just loved the image.

6. Ryan’s Bed
Author: Tijan

Why: It’s just pretty.

7. Left Drowning
Author: Jessica Park

Why: There’s something so simple and understated about a girl sitting in water and then a title of Left Drowning. You can feel her despair.

8. Ten Tiny Breaths
Author: K.A. Tucker

Why: I love the contrast of the blue water, white dress, and red hair. Gorgeous.

9. Next Year in Havana
Author: Chanel Cleeton

Why: It’s just the subtle beauty of it and the colors pop.

10. The Guy on the Right
Author: Kate Stewart

Why: It’s just so funny and perfect for the title.