Top Ten Tuesday: Standalone Books That Need a Sequel

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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 is Standalone Books That Need a Sequel. 

1. This Adventure Ends
Author: Emma Mills

I know I say this a lot, but Frank Sanger NEEDS his own dang book!

2. Cry Baby
Author: Ginger Scott

I want to know what happened AFTER the epilogue.

3. Darkness Matters
Author: Jay McLean

I just need more.

4. Bad Penny
Author: Staci Hart

I loved this book, and I wouldn’t mind one about one of Penny’s friends.

5. When It’s Real
Author: Erin Watt

Can Oakley’ sister get a book or just an update on the happy couple?

6. Bad Mommy / I Can Be A Better You
Author: Tarryn Fisher

I’m just really curious as to what happened next.

7. Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover

I’ll take more Tate and Miles or any of the other characters.

8. Eleanor & Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell

If you have read this, then you know why.

9. More Happy Than Not
Author: Adam Silvera

I just needed a little more…

10. Verity
Author: Colleen Hoover

Another if you read this, then you’ll know why.

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters You Couldn’t Pay Me to Switch Places With

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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 is Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With. I decided to do the opposite with my post, so I’m going with Characters I Wouldn’t Want to Switch Places With.

1. Hunger Games Contestants

I would be the first one dead — it wouldn’t matter which character I was.

2. Tris

I wouldn’t want to be Tris or do anything she had to do.

3. Bella Swan

One word: vampires.

4. Ginny Love Lemon

Who wants to be abducted by a biker gang?

5. Any of the characters

This word is too dark and messed up.

6. Tessa

Tessa allows way too much emotional abuse in this book and series.

7. Charlie

Charlie stressed me out. I don’t think I could be her.

8. Red Queen

No, thank you. I don’t want to be Bone Marrow.

9. Rachel

I don’t think I could handle being friends with Greg. He was so annoying.

10. Lake

Another girl who puts up with too much abuse.

Top Ten Tuesday: Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit

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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 is Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit.

1. Charleston, South Carolina
The Stranger on Montagu Street
Author: Karen White

2. Madrid, Spain
Spanish Lessons
Author: Jessica Peterson

3. New Zealand
Chasing Crazy
Author: Kelly Siskind

4. Greece
Finding You
Author: Jo Watson

5. Vermont
Author: Sarina Bowen

6. Hawaii
Author: Kaui Hart Hemmings

7. Australia
The Day I Stopped Falling for Jerks
Author: Max Monroe

8. Belize
Take Me Back
Author: Meghan March

9. New York
Hot Asset
Author: Lauren Layne

10. Road trip across North America
Mother Road
Author: Meghan Quinn

Top Ten Tuesday: I Will Go Down with These Ships

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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 is Favorite Couples In Books. This is really hard because there are so many couples I love. Ugh. I don’t even know how I’m going to pick! These aren’t in any specific order.

1. Tyson Preeter & Cass Owens
You & Everything After
Series: Falling, #2
Author: Ginger Scott

I’m that teenaged girl who has MS. You haven’t met me, but you’ve seen me around. You probably know my sister. We’re twins, and she’s the pretty one. Maybe you’ve heard about my reputation, how much I like to hook up at parties—how easy it is to get me in bed, get what you want, and forget about me after.

Forget what you think you know. I’m leaving that girl behind.

College is all about new beginnings. So from now on—I’m just Cass. And the rest…it isn’t written yet. And no one else gets to write my story for me.


“Tyson Preeter doesn’t do can’t.”

That’s exactly what I want people to think when they see me. I am strong, invincible, confident, intelligent—arrogant. I’m the man who always finds a way around, over and through—until there’s nothing left. Since losing my ability to walk six years ago, I’ve relearned life. I don’t need sympathy. I don’t want charity. And I don’t do love.

It’s better this way, saves my disappointments for me, and me alone, and it saves my strength for everything I want.

But Cass Owens is about to wreck everything. She’s about to steal all of my strength away from me, because she needs it more. She’s about to break all of my rules, and break down all of my walls. She’s about to own me…completely.

And I’m about to let her.

2. Josh & Hazel
Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating
Authors: Christina Lauren

Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.

Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right?

3. Garrett Graham & Hannah Wells
The Deal
Series: Off-Campus, #1
Author: Elle Kennedy

She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice… even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

…and it’s going to be oh so good.

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

4. Jamie & Wes
Series: Him, #1
Authors: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

They don’t play for the same team. Or do they?

Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.

Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever.

Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions—can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend… and a big one to learn about himself.

5. Thatch & Cassie
Banking the Billionaire
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys, #2
Authors: Max Monroe

Uninhibited. Sarcastic. Confident. Beautiful.
With a thriving photography career that allows her to travel all over the world and capture the hottest of men behind her camera lens, Cassie Phillips is the woman who can’t be tamed.

Adrenaline-junkie. Jokester. Billionaire. Hot-as-sin.
At six-foot-five, with muscles for days, and that perfect playful smile, Thatcher Kelly is the kind of man you don’t want to deny.

Wild for wild.
Prank for prank.
The two most unlikely of people may be the only ones to see that some personality traits only run skin deep.

Uncensored. Hilarious. And too damn hot to put into words.
Grab a fan and get ready for one hell of a ride because when the opposite of opposites attract, things are bound to get a little messy.

6. Logan & Banner
Real Good Man
Series: Real Good Duet
Author: Meghan March

Fall for a woman over text messages? No way in hell.
Reality can never be as good as the fantasy, right?
Wrong. It’s better.
Banner Regent is smart, funny, and she’s so far out of my league, she might as well be royalty.
I’m a mechanic from Kentucky. She’s a New York City party girl.
We were never supposed to meet, but one text started something neither of us saw coming.
How do you seduce the woman who already has everything?
Show her what it’s like to be with a real good man.

7. Grip & Bristol
Series: Grip
Author: Kennedy Ryan

Resisting an irresistible force wears you down and turns you out. I know. I’ve been doing it for years.

I may not have a musical gift of my own, but I’ve got a nose for talent and an eye for the extraordinary. And Marlon James – Grip to his fans – is nothing short of extraordinary.

Years ago, we strung together a few magical nights, but I keep those memories in a locked drawer and I’ve thrown away the key. All that’s left is friendship and work.

He’s on the verge of unimaginable fame, all his dreams poised to come true. I manage his career, but I can’t seem to manage my heart.

It’s wild, reckless, disobedient. And it remembers all the things I want to forget.

Make sure you grab FLOW, the FREE prequel first!

8. Michael & Stella
The Kiss Quotient
Author: Helen Hoang

A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases — a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice — with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan — from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…

9. Stitch & Shayla
Bad for You
Series: Dirty Deeds, #3
Author: J. Daniels

Shayla Perkins isn’t the kind of girl who makes the same mistake twice, especially when it comes to Sean “Stitch” Molina. So when he gives her the world’s biggest rejection, that’s it—she’s done. Until the sexy, silent, unavailable Sean makes Shay a very personal offer. Of course, it still doesn’t mean he’s interested in her. Or does it?

Sean has done things in life. Bad things. And he’s paid the price. All he wants now is to make up for his past by doing good in the present. And no one deserves more good than Shay. Beautiful on the inside and out, Shay is the kind of woman who should be cared for and protected—especially from a man like Sean. He’s tried to keep his feelings for her in check, but a single, reckless impulse pulls them closer than ever before.

Soon the two are sharing their biggest dreams and satisfying their deepest desires. But what will happen if the only way to truly give one another want they want most . . . is to let each other go?

10. Mason Kade & Samantha Stratton
Fallen Crest High
Series: Fallen Crest High
Author: Tijan

Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn’t care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent’s divorce. But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.

Did any of these couples make your list? I swear I could have listed so many couples! It was hard just picking ten!

Top Ten Tuesday: Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About

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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 is Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About. These are books you need help deciding if they’re worth adding to your TBR or not. I’ll keep an eye out for reviews that spotlight them.

1. Courting Darkness
Author: Robin LaFevers

I read the series that goes with this book, but it’s been so long that I’m not sure whether I want to pick this one up.

2. All Stars Fall
Author: Rachel Van Dyken

This book sounds good, but I have a hit or miss relationship with this author’s books. I want to see what other people say before I pick it up.

3. The Starless Sea
Author: Erin Morgenstern

It’s been so long since I read The Night Circus. I loved it, but I’m waiting to read reviews before I pick this one up.

4. Birthday Suit
Author: Lauren Blakely

It’s been a while since I’ve read a Lauren Blakely book because they were all starting to feel the same to me. I’m not sure if I will read this one or not.

5. Fatal Reckoning
Author: Marie Force

I haven’t read a book in the Fatal series since book 7 and this is book 14. I don’t know if I’m in the mood to play catch up.

6. The Mister
Author: E.L. James

I don’t know if I want to read this one or not. I liked 50 Shades when I read it. I did not like the movie or the first book from Christian’s POV. BUT I did love listening to EL James at BB18 and when I met her at ECAE in Seattle. I will probably read it just to see what it’s all about. We’ll see…

7. Lost Roses
Author: Martha Hall Kelly

I enjoyed Lilac Girls, but I don’t know if I want to read this one. I think I’ll wait for the reviews.

8. When Summer Ends
Author: Jessica Pennington

I liked her first book, but for some reason I’m not jumping on this one. I’ll probably read it…

9. Finale
Author: Stephanie Garber

This one is only because I haven’t read Legendary yet. I need to read that one to see if I want to finish this series.

10. The View from Alameda Island
Author: Robyn Carr

I used to love Robyn Carr books. Somewhere along the way I lost my love for them. I think I should give her another try. I’m not sure if it will be this book or not.

Top Ten Tuesday: The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List

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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 is The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List. Here we go!

1. The Unhoneymooners
Authors: Christina Lauren

2. Be the Girl
Author: K.A. Tucker

3. Hollywood Princess
Author: Natasha Madison

4. Text Me Baby One More Time
Author: Teagan Hunter

5. Passion on Park Avenue
Author: Lauren Layne

6. Serious Moonlight
Author: Jenn Bennett

7. The Lying Hours
Author: Sara Ney

8. Meet Cute
Author: Helena Hunting

9. For Emery
Author: J. Nathan

10. Something Like Gravity
Author: Amber Smith

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read In 2018 But Didn’t Get 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 is Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To. 

1. Love the One Your With
Author: Lauren Layne

2. Second Chance Summer
Author: Morgan Matson

3. One True Loves
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

4. Trailer Park Hearts
Author: Rachel Higginson

5. Tequila Tequila
Author: Emma Hart

6. The Hate You Give
Author: Angie Thomas

7. From Sand and Ash
Author: Amy Harmon

8. Now That You Mention It
Author: Kristan Higgins

9. All Crooked Saints
Author: Maggie Stiefvater

10. Gemina
Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018

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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 is New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018. Here are some of my new favorite authors I met last year.

1. Helen Hoang

2. Sally Thorne

3. Katie McGarry

4. Maya Hughes

5. Meghan March

6. Christina Lauren

7. Teagan Hunter

8. Cora Carmack

9. Leisa Rayven

10. Alexa Martin

11. Anne Eliot

12. Katherine Center

13. Rebecca Yarros

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 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 is Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019. Here are some of the reads I am most looking forward to.

1. 99 Percent Mine
Author: Sally Thorne

2. Two Can Keep a Secret
Author: Karen McManus

3. Famous in a Small Town
Author: Emma Mills

4. Only a Breath Apart
Author: Katie McGarry

5. The Risk
Author: Elle Kennedy

6. Deal with the Devil
Author: Meghan March

7. Daisy Jones & the Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

8. Wolfhunter River
Author: Rachel Caine

9. The Bride Test
Author: Helen Hoang

10. Fumbled
Author: Alexa Martin

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Books of 2018

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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 is  Best Books I Read In 2018. I am changing it up to be My Favorite Reads of 2018.

I read so many wonderful books this year, but I wanted to limit this post to the books released in 2018. All of these are 5 star reads for me.

1. The Kiss Quotient
Author: Helen Hoang

2. Love & Other Words
Author: Christina Lauren

3. How to Walk Away
Author: Katherine Center

4. From Lukov with Love
Author: Mariana Zapata

5. A Wish for Us
Author: Tillie Cole

6. Wildcat
Author: Max Monroe

7. Intercepted
Author: Alexa Martin

8. The Boy I Grew Up With
Author: Tijan

9. The Chase
Author: Elle Kennedy

10. Brooklynaire
Author: Sarina Bowen

I couldn’t just stop at 2018. I have recently read a few ARCs for upcoming 2019 releases. Here are a few of my favorites that I highly recommend.

1. The Hail Mary
Author: Ginger Scott

2. Overnight Sensation
Author: Sarina Bowen

3. Deal with the Devil
Author: Meghan March

4. The Last Letter
Author: Rebecca Yarros