Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me. 

Ten Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me:

1. Kim Holden would write a third book in the Bright Side series called Keller. It would be about (gasp!) Keller and would pick up after Bright Side and would span the time from the end of that book, through the time in Gus and then into the future.

2. The third book in the Nine Minutes series by Beth Flynn would come out tomorrow and I would have all day to sit and read it undisturbed.

3. Colleen Hoover would write a prequel to Ugly Love about Miles and Rachel. Or she could write a sequel to it. I’m not picky. Just more Ugly Love, please. Or a spin-off with Tate’s brother! I’d take that, too.

4. I could forever download any book onto my Kindle for FREE.

5. All of my friends would become readers. They would all then read every book I told them to.

sons of anarchy photo: Sons of anarchy sons-of-anarchy-poster-image.jpg 6. Beth Flynn’s Nine Minutes series would become a T.V. show done by Kurt Sutter. It could be the new spin off to Sons of Anarchy.

7. I would make money simply by reading books. (I know, we all want this!)

8. I would be friends with all my favorite authors. (There are too many to list!) They would let me read the ARCs of all of their books.

9. Kasie West would write a book for each brother in On the Fence.

10. I would no longer get sore hands/arms/backs from holding a book/Kindle or turning pages.

I don’t think any of those are too much to ask, do you? What wishes would you ask for?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together.


1.  Jessica Park and Ginger Scott

I’m just imaging all the incredible characters and feels this combination of authors would bring!


2. Marie Force and J.D. Robb

Both of these authors have successful romantic suspense series. I would love to see Sam Holland meet Eve Dallas. I think they’d be perfect solving a case together.


3. Kristan Higgins and Jill Shalvis

Both of these ladies’ contemporary romance books make me laugh. I can only imagine what the characters would be up to if these two writers collaborated.


4. Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

I know, I know. They’ve already written Him together, but I can’t help it. I want to read another book with them as co-authors!


5. Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Yep. I’m doing it again. I know they have written the Never Never series together, but I don’t care. I want more books from these two authors! They’re a match made in heaven.


6. Bella Andre and Kate Perry

These lovely ladies have written great contemporary romances filled with siblings. I would love to see the two of them pair up for a series set in San Francisco.


7. Beth Flynn and Gillian Flynn

They have the same last name. Isn’t that cute? But that’s not the reason I would team them up. They both create surprising twists and turns in their books. These two ladies would shock the heck out of everyone if they wrote together.


8. Ali Novak and Kasie West

I can only imagine how sweet a YA contemporary romance written by Ali Novak and Kasie West would be.


9. Veronica Roth and Suzanne Collins

Who better to write the ultimate dystopian novel than these two? I wonder what world and choices they would come up with?


10. Lauren Oliver and E. Lockhart

I would love to see E. Lockhart and Lauren Oliver write a book with multiple unreliable narrators together.

What authors would you pair together? Any the same? Any other combinations?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit. Below the my ten bookish things I want to quit.

1. Reading every book an author releases in a series.

I’m not talking about series where the story continues from one book to the next. I’m talking about series where each book is about a new character (usually met earlier in the series) and a new situation. I love series like this, but the problem is that after six or seven books, the series usually starts to become lackluster. Instead of getting a fresh new story, the updates from previous characters start to take over. I like getting updates, but when they take over a new, fresh story I get bored.

2. Finishing books I’m not enjoying.

Unless it’s a book a committed to reading, I’m going to stop finishing books that I don’t like. I know that’s hard for a lot of people because they feel a need to finish. I’m in that boat as well, but time is too precious to be reading something I can’t stand.

3. Reviewing every book I read.

I need to remind myself I’m blogging because I want to share my love of books with everyone. It’s not a job. It’s for fun. No one cares how many reviews I post. No one will know if I don’t review a book I’ve read. Just have fun!

4. Continually reading books in the same genre.

Lately, I feel like my blog reviews are starting to get a little generic. I know it’s because I’ve been reading too many similar books and sequels. I admit I’ve been compulsively reading New Adult romances. I can’t help loving them, but I need to remember there’s other book genres I love out there. I need to broaden my horizons.

5. Not reading books I’ve requested from the library.

I hate admitting this. I request a lot of books from the library. More than half the time, I return them unread. The library books sit on my counter for the three weeks I can have them checked out while someone else is patiently waiting to do read them. It makes me feel guilty. I do want to read them, I just get sidetracked by other books.

6. Staying up too late reading.

This is a major problem for me. I read while my husband watches T.V. at night. I don’t pay attention to time. I want to go to bed at 10:00 pm, but I will stay up later reading if my husband stays up later watching T.V. I’ve been so tired lately because of this.

7. Reading in bed.

I need to stop reading in bed before I go to sleep. If I do, I can’t put the book down. This isn’t exactly the same as #6, but it’s close. Usually, once my husband turns off the T.V., I put away the book. Lately, I’ve been reading in bed after that.

8. Reading while eating.

My Kindle makes this too easy. I need to pay more attention to what I’m eating and my family during mealtimes.

9. Talking about books when I’m out with friends. 

But what else would I talk about, right? Lol. I guess I should really say I shouldn’t try to talk about books with people who aren’t readers.

10. Bookbub

Oh, man. I love Bookbub. I love getting a daily email with amazing book deals tailored by genres I love. The problem is, I can’t seem to say no. I’ve been downloading free/cheap books when I see a book or author I want to read. The books are starting to pile up on my Kindle. It’s not a bad problem to have, but I’m starting to feel like an ebook hoarder. It’s probably why those library books aren’t getting read. Oh, and it’s probably why I keep reading NA contemporary romances, too! Lol.

Do you share any of these bookish things to quit?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books To Read If You Like Author Colleen Hoover’s Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Books To Read If You Like This Super Popular Book/Author. I know it’s probably going to be a popular choice, but I’m going with Ten Books To Read If You Like Author Colleen Hoover’s Books.

I love the way Colleen Hoover’s books make me feel. Every time I read one of her books, my heart is broken and put back together in the most amazing ways. The books/authors I’ve chosen on this list all do the same thing. I feel blessed to have found all of these authors and their beautiful books.

I’ve included the book blurb for each book from Goodreads, in case anyone is interested in knowing what each book is about.

 1. Falling Into You (Falling #1) by Jasinda Wilder

I wasn’t always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way.

Then, one stormy August night, he died, and

the person I was died with him.

Colton didn’t teach me how to live. He didn’t heal the pain. He didn’t make it okay. He taught me how to hurt, how to not be okay, and, eventually, how to let go.

 2. Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G.

Just friends.
We’re just friends.
No, really. She’s just my best friend…

Arizona Turner has been my best friend since fourth grade, even when we “hated” each other. We’ve been there for one another through first kisses, first “times,” and we’ve been each other’s constant when good relationships turned bad. (We even went to colleges that were minutes away from each other…)

Throughout the years, and despite what anyone says, we’ve never crossed the line.

Never thought about it.
Never wanted to.

Until one night changed everything.
At least, it should’ve …

Just friends.
We’re just friends.
I’m only saying this until I figure out if she’s still “just” my best friend…

 3. Kaleidoscope Hearts (Hearts #1) by Claire Contreras

He was my older brother’s best friend.
He was never supposed to be mine.
I thought we would get it out of our system and move on.

One of us did.
One of us left.

Now he’s back, looking at me like he wants to devour me. And all those feelings I’d turned into anger are brewing into something else, something that terrifies me.
He broke my heart last time.
This time he’ll obliterate it.

 4. Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan

When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.

Archer’s Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.

 5. Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott

Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world.

Instead, a nightmare took over.

It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall.

Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who’d gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too—good things…things to admire.

Things…to love. Things that made her want to be reckless.

And those things…they were the scariest of all.

 6. The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years #1) by Sarina Bowen

She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.

Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league.

Also, he’s taken.

Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands.

They’re just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she’s falling. Hard.

But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won’t, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness — one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who’s afraid to love her back.

 7. Broken (Redemption #1) by Lauren Layne

When Olivia Middleton abandons the glamour of Park Avenue for a remote, coastal town in Maine, everyone assumes she’s being the kind do-gooder she’s always been. But Olivia has a secret: helping an injured war veteran reenter society isn’t about charity—it’s about penance. Only, Olivia’s client isn’t the grateful elderly man she’s expecting. Instead, he’s a brooding twenty-four-year-old who has no intention of being Olivia’s path to redemption . . . and whose smoldering gaze and forbidden touch might be her undoing.

Paul Langdon doesn’t need a mirror to show him he’s no longer the hotshot quarterback he was before the war. He knows he’s ugly—inside and out. He’ll do anything to stay in self-imposed exile, even accept his father’s ultimatum that Paul tolerate the newest caretaker for three months or lose his inheritance. But Paul doesn’t count on the beautiful twenty-two-year-old who makes him long for things that he can never have. And the more she slips past his defenses, the more keeping his distance is impossible.

Now Paul and Olivia have to decide: Will they help each other heal? Or are they forever broken?

 8. Left Drowning by Jessica Park

Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn’t expect—an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in since the night a fire took half her family. She begins to heal, and even, haltingly, to love this guy who helps her find new paths to pleasure and self-discovery. But as Blythe moves into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the one still strangled by his family’s traumatic history. As dark currents threaten to pull him under, Blythe may be the only person who can keep him from drowning.

 9. More Than This (More Than #1) by Jay McLean

When Mikayla imagined her prom night, she envisioned a fairy-tale evening full of romance. So when betrayal and tragedy come in quick succession, Mikayla is completely destroyed. Suddenly, everything she loved and everyone she relied on are tragically, irrevocably gone.

Jake, a handsome boy she just met, happens to witness her loss. With no one to turn to, Mikayla is forced to depend on this near stranger and his family, and he in turn is determined to take care of her. But Mikayla—thrust into adulthood with no one to guide her—is desperate to contain her grief and hide what she considers to be her weakness. Mikayla and Jake both want more, but despite their growing closeness and intense chemistry, she tries to keep her distance and protect her heart. As he does everything in his power to win her trust, Mikayla must choose between remaining alone and safe or letting love in.

 10. Bright Side by Kim Holden

Everyone has one.
Some are bigger than others.
And when secrets are revealed,
Some will heal you …
And some will end you.

Kate Sedgwick’s life has been anything but typical. She’s endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there’s a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She’s also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.

They both feel it.
But they each have a reason to fight it.
They each have a secret.

And when secrets are revealed,
Some will heal you …
And some will end you.

Are there any other books/authors you would add to this list?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List. (For anyone that doesn’t already know, TBR stands for To Be Read.) I’m really excited to share with you the books I can’t wait to read this fall!

1. After You by Jojo Moyes

Release date: September 29, 2015

Me Before You was the first book to really touch me and make me examine some of the ideas I had about life and death. I am so excited to see what is next for the main character, Louisa Clark. I want to see how she’s grown as a person since Me Before You. I’m pretty sure I’ll be shedding some more tears.

2. The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

Release date: September 1, 2015

I’m honestly not sure how I truly feel about the release of this book. I loved the second and third book in the Millenium series (Notice I left out the boring first book?), but I don’t know how I feel about someone else writing Lisbeth’s story. I will read it simply because I’m curious.

3. Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales

Release date: September 15, 2015

I loved This Song Will Save Your Life, so I’m interested in reading another of Leila Sales’ books. This one sounds good!

4. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Release date: October 6, 2015

I’ve read Fangirl, so there’s no way I’m missing Carry On. I’ve already put in a request from the library for it!

5. Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall

Release date: October 20, 2015

A Little Something Different was a favorite of mine. I’m looking forward to see if Signs Point to Yes is as intriguing and different as it.

6. All I Want (Animal Magnetism #7) by Jill Shalvis

Release date: October 6, 2015

Animal Magnetism is my favorite Jill Shalvis contemporary romance series. I can’t wait to read All I Want and get to know more about Zoe Stone. Plus, Jill Shalvis writes amazing alpha males.

7. The Anatomy of Curiosity by Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, Tessa Gratton

Ummm….Two words: Maggie Stiefvater. Well, actually it’s one name, but you get it. She writes, I read.

8. Reckless in Love (The Maverick Billionaires #2) by Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully

Release date: October 14, 2015

One of my first reviews for A Novel Glimpse was Breathless in Love, the first book in this series. I’m definitely going to be reading the next book!

9. Anything for You (Blue Heron #7) by Kristan Higgins

Release date: December 29, 2015

Another of my favorite contemporary romance series is the Blue Heron series. Each book makes me laugh. I can’t wait to see what Kristan Higgins has in store for Connor O’Roarke.

10. November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Release date: November 10, 2015

November 9 is releasing on November 10. Huh… This is another obvious one. It’s CoHo. Of course, I’m going to read it the minute it comes out. By the snippets I’ve read so far, it’s bound to be amazing.

What books are on your TBR list this fall? Any that are the same? Different?

Top Ten Tuesday: FREEBIE! My Choice: Top Ten Books I’m So Happy Were Recommended to Me

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is FREEBIE – your choice! I looked back through the themes for this year that I missed. I decided to pick Top Ten Books I’m So Happy Were Recommended to MeI’m excited about this theme because it reminds me of books that I loved.

1. Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

My old boss and I used to recommend books to each other. She recommended Plain Truth to me. I absolutely loved it when I read it. I went on to read many more of Jodi Picoult novels after that.

2. Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras

So, I have to admit Kaleidoscope Hearts wasn’t recommended to me personally. Colleen Hoover recommended it all of her Facebook followers. Since I love CoHo’s books, I decided to try this one. I’m glad I did. I’ve read many of Claire Contreras’ books now and I love them.

3. Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Speaking of Colleen Hoover…Thank you Amazon for recommending Colleen Hoover to me after I read Jessica Park. I appreciate the love affair you started.

4. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Normally, I’m the one recommending books to my sister and mom, but they both read this one before me. They told me to read it and I did. It was full of laughs.

5. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Thirteenth Tale wasn’t exactly recommended to me. I was in a book group and the lady that started it had been in one prior. She didn’t want to re-read any of the books she’d already read in her last group, so she gave us a list of books we couldn’t pick. This was on that list and I decided to read it. So, in a way, she recommended it to me.

6. The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard

A few years ago, a mom at my daughter’s preschool recommended The Scent of Rain and Lightning to me. I just happened to see it at the library right after that and picked it up. I really liked it.

7. Bright Side by Kim Holden

I feel like a broken record. This book is on almost all of my lists. It profoundly influenced me. I have my favorite Goodreads buddy readers to thank for introducing me to Bright Side. They’ve also introduced me to the next to books/authors as well.

8. Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn

Nine Minutes and it’s sequel Out of Time have messed with my mind in ways not many books have. Don’t let the plain cover fool you. This book is packed full of stuff. Like I said, I have my Goodreads buddies to thank for this one.

9. How We Deal with Gravity by Ginger Scott

I would have never known about Ginger Scott had I not decided to buddy read this book on Goodreads. It would have been a shame. I’ve only read one other of her books, but I have a third waiting on my Kindle. It’s going to take some time, but I plan on reading all of her books.

10. The Villa by Nora Roberts

I don’t exactly remember my first Nora Roberts book. All I know is that it was given to me by my mom. The Villa is the first one I remember loving. After reading it, I went on to read a ton of Nora Roberts books. I would say her books are what started me down the path to being the reader I am today. But honestly, I have my mom to thank for my love of reading.

That’s my list. What are some of the best books people have recommended to you? Tell me in the comments.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish. I am also including series that are still in progress but I haven’t read all of the books. Here it goes!

1. The Selection by Kiera Cass

I thought The Selection was good. I enjoyed it. Then, I tried to read book two. The Elite drove me crazy. I got to page 43 and just couldn’t go on. America had turned into a girl that thought of nothing but which of the two boys to pick. I gave up reading the series after that.

2. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

I read Daughter of Smoke & Bone and loved it until I got to the big reveal. Then, I didn’t like it so much. I still haven’t picked up the second book. I’m not sure it’s my thing.

3. Rosemary Beach by Abbi Glines

I really enjoy this series. I didn’t start at the beginning, though. I’ve read books from the middle to the end. I need to go back and read some of the first books.

4. Tangled by Emma Chase

I loved Tamed, but I haven’t had a chance to read the first couple of books in the series yet. They’re on my TBR list.

5. The Ivy Years by Sarina Bowen

This is yet another series I’ve only read a couple of books from but want to finish. I will at some point. I just need time!

6. Falling by Jasinda Wilder

I loved book 1 of the Falling series and liked book 2. I haven’t read book 3 yet. Not sure if and when I will. Maybe someday.

7. In Death by J.D. Robb

I used to read every new In Death book that came out. I loved Eve Dallas and Roark. I still do, I just stopped reading them awhile ago and haven’t picked one up again. I’m sure I will at some point.

8. The McCarthys of Gansett Island by Marie Force

So, I’ve read all of The McCarthys of Gansett Island except the latest book. I’ve held off because after the first 12 books I started to get a little bored. It’s not that I don’t like the characters or stories, it’s just that much of book 12 was catching up with old storylines. I liked to know what’s new with old characters, but I’d rather have a fresh and new story. I’m sure I’ll read book 13 at some point.

9. Thunder Point by Robyn Carr

When I first started reading contemporary romance, I read the entire Virgin River series by Robyn Carr. There was something I loved about that series. Maybe it goes with what I said above. I liked that each book was new and fresh but that I caught glimpses of old characters. Thunder Point is pretty similar in that aspect. I read the first 7 books. I enjoyed them, but the last couple were just missing something for me. I wasn’t falling in love with the characters the way I used to. I haven’t read the newest book yet.

10. Sex, Love and Stiletto by Lauren Layne

I love Lauren Layne. I’m not quite sure why I haven’t finished this series yet. It’s one I keep going back to when I’m looking for something to read.

What series haven’t you finished yet? Let me know in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With. Below is my list.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)

1. Madrigal

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

 The story lost me at Madrigal. I loved it until her.

The Elite (The Selection, #2)2. America

The Elite by Kiera Cass

America’s debate between boys took over the story and turned me off of her and the book.

The Girl on the Train3. Rachel

The GIrl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Rachel was just ugh. I hope people wouldn’t click with her.

Scarred (Scarred, #1)4. Lexi Jones

Scarred by J.S. Cooper

Lexi’s decisions were so horrible.

Ever After (Nantucket Brides Trilogy, #3)5. Hallie Hartley

Ever After by Jude Deveraux

Hallie was a such a creeper at the beginning. Luckily, she was better by the end, but I couldn’t believe the stuff she was doing. If a guy did the same things, everyone would be enraged.

Surrender (Surrender, #1)6. Arianna

Surrender by Melody Anne

I just didn’t like her.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl7. Greg Gaines

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Greg Gaines was so consumed with himself that it was hard to like him at times.

Confessions of a Heartbreaker8. Parker Montgomery

Confessions of a Heartbreaker by Jennifer Sucevic

Parker’s narration drove me crazy.

Zali Luna: Movie Star9. Zali Luna

Zali Luna: Movie Star by Emma Jamvold

I guess Zali was a little too immature for my tastes.

Valorous (Quantum Trilogy, #2)10. Flynn Godfrey

Valorous (Quantum Trilogy #2) by M.S. Force

In this book, Flynn lost his appeal. He became weak and over emotional.

What book characters have you had trouble connecting with?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book That Would Be on My Syllabus if I Taught New Adult Romance 101

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101 (examples: YA fantasy 101, feminist literature 101, magic in YA 101, classic YA lit 101, world-building 101). I chose New Adult Romance 101. I tried to pick different authors and different types of stories in the genre. All of these books gave me “the feels.”

Top Ten Books That Would Be On My Syllabus if I Taught New Adult Romance 101:

1. Left Drowning by Jessica Park

 Left Drowning

2. Bright Side by Kim Holden

Bright Side (Bright Side, #1)

3. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love

4. Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan

Archer's Voice

5. Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder

Falling into You (Falling, #1)

6. There is No Light in Darkness by Claire Contreras

There is No Light in Darkness (Darkness, #1)

7. Broken by Lauren Layne

Broken (Redemption, #1)

8. Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G.

Sincerely, Carter

9. The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

The Mistake (Off-Campus, #2)

10. How We Deal with Gravity by Ginger Scott

What New Adult book would you add to my list? Let me know in the comments.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From. I looked up my top ten authors on Goodreads. There are some ties betweens authors and they are in order below.

1. Nora Roberts

Vision in White (Bride Quartet, #1)

89 books

2. J.D. Robb

Naked in Death (In Death, #1)

42 books

3. Jill Shalvis

Animal Magnetism (Animal Magnetism, #1)

34 books

4. Marie Force

All You Need is Love (Green Mountain, #1)

34 books

5. Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)

32 books

6. Robyn Carr

Virgin River (Virgin River, #1)

32 books

7. Bella Andre

Breathless In Love (The Maverick Billionaires, #1)

30 books

8. Susan Mallery

Chasing Perfect (Fool's Gold, #1)

30 books

9. Kate Perry

Perfect for You (Laurel Heights, #1)

24 books

10. Rachel Gibson

Truly Madly Yours (Truly, Idaho, #1)

23 books

Do you know what I noticed about this list? All but Charlaine Harris are romance authors. All of these authors have series with multiple books. If I were continue down the list, it would be a similar situation. I obviously like romantic series. 😉

What author have you read the most books by? Tell me in the comments!