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Top Ten Tuesdays: New to Me Authors in 2018

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Is a weekly meme feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where bloggers post their Top 10 List for an assigned topic! I will not be participating every week, but I will occasionally take a shot at it! You can always find these lists (past, present and original) on my Riffle Page!

This Week’s Topic:

Top Ten New to Me Authors I Read in 2018

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these but I couldn’t resist this topic when I read it! While I spent a good portion of last year attempting to finish series I had already started, I was able to find some new authors who rocked my literary world! Check them out!

(In no particular order):


Links to My Reviews:

Grad Night Series | On the Edge Series | Beauty of the Beast | When It’s Real

Who were your new to you authors of 2018?

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Favourite Book Villains

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Is a weekly meme feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where bloggers post their Top 10 List for an assigned topic! I will not be participating every week, but I will occasionally take a shot at it! You can always find these lists (past, present and original) on my Riffle Page!

This Week’s Topic:

Top Ten Villains from Books!

One of the best things about Halloween is that it gives us the chance to give a shout out to all the great villains out there. Sure, you hate them and all the evil they do but there is not denying the fact that a good villain makes for an even better book!

(In no particular order):


Links to My Reviews:

Rook | Shatter Me | City of Bones | Shadow and Bone | Fairest | I am Number Four | Red Rising | Warcross | Beautiful Creatures

Who are your favourite villains?

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Is a weekly meme feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where bloggers post their Top 10 List for an assigned topic! I will not be participating every week, but I will occasionally take a shot at it! You can always find these lists (past, present and original) on my Riffle Page!

This Week’s Topic:

Top Ten Books I Love but Will Never Re-Read

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a TTT post but I couldn’t resist when I saw this topic. It was definitely harder than I thought it would be to come up with 10 but once I started, I was able to round out my list.

The criteria is pretty simple. These books are books I enjoyed reading but can’t see myself reading again for a variety of reasons. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check them out (well, some of them at least).

(In no particular order):


Links to My Reviews:

Me Before You | Room | Forbidden | Red Queen | Little Peach | Fifty Shades of Grey | Release Me | The Forbidden | Throne of Glass | Breaking Dawn

What books do you love that will never grace your eyeballs again?

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Books I Want my Kids to Read

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Is a weekly meme feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where bloggers post their Top 10 List for an assigned topic! I will not be participating every week, but I will occasionally take a shot at it! You can always find these lists (past, present and original) on my Riffle Page!

This Week’s Topic:

Top Ten Books I Want my Children to Read

This list is a weird mixture of books I read in my childhood and books I’ve bought with the intention of sharing with my (someday) kids. Since 2011, my book purchases have been mostly eBooks but if there is a book or series I particularly love, I make an effort to buy it for my personal collection. So all these books on the list below are books I own (the exception being the Legend Series but that’s next on my list to buy!) and am holding on to with the hopes of sharing and passing on one day.

Why did I pick these books?

Well the classics from my childhood are Franklin, Bernstein Bears and Arthur. I spent countless hours as a kids reading those books with my family over the years. Nancy Drew is the ultimate classic–most of the Nancy Drew novels I own are from my mother’s childhood collection so they share a special place in my heart. I also adore mystery (my whole family does) and that’s something I want to pass on.

The rest (Legend, Winner’s Curse, Vampire Academy, The Mortal Instruments, Hunger Games and The Infernal Devices) are some of my favourite YA series ever! They each feature strong characters, amazing worlds and brilliant plots. They helped shape my reading world and I want them to do the same for my kids one day.


Do we share any books? What’s your criteria for sharing books with your children?

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Series I Should Have Started by Now

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Is a weekly meme feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where bloggers post their Top 10 List for an assigned topic! I will not be participating every week, but I will occasionally take a shot at it! You can always find these lists (past, present and original) on my Riffle Page!

This Week’s Topic:

Top Ten Series I Should Have Started by Now

When your blog is focused on review book series, you amass quite the collection of series to read. I’ve made it a mission this year to reduce my TBR on Goodreads to 500 titles, but that’s a hard thing to do when there are so many great novels out there.

These novels are combination of titles everyone raves about and the ones I’ve been hotly anticipating to start. Though I did make a consious note not to add any of the series that I’ve put on my 5 Year 5 Book Challenge.

(In no particular order):


Do we share any series?

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Must Read Tropes in Books

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Is a weekly meme feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where bloggers post their Top 10 List for an assigned topic! I will not be participating every week, but I will occasionally take a shot at it! You can always find these lists (past, present and original) on my Riffle Page!

This Week’s Topic:

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

I always mention my must-read tropes when I write reviews on books with the theme but I’ve never complied a list in one place. So I was excited for the chance to list them all together!

(In no particular order):

Forbidden Love

I LOVE stories where two people who shouldn’t be together can’t help but fall in love. The sexual tension is always brimming to the surface and the “will-they-won’t-they” moments get me every time.

Favourite:

Queen of Blood

Check out some of my other favourite forbidden love reads!

Fake Relationships

I’m one of those romance readers who likes her relationships to be based on a strong emotional connection in addition to passion and I find I get that 95% of the time in fake relationship stories. I find these leads talk more often than their lust-driven counterparts and so the relationship is easily established and obvious to me. Plus, you get some great sexual tension along the way!

Favourite:

One Week Girlfriend (One Week Girlfriend, #1)

Check out some of my favourite fake/arranged relationships reads!

Enemies to Lovers

I suppose you could associate this trope with forbidden love but I like to think of this as a subdivision of that trope. Often these two can’t even fathom a relationship and then something happens to change their minds. Again, I feel like the emotional connections are stronger as these characters learn more about each other. Through this, they see how similar they are then different and what great partners they would be.

Favourite:

Lace Up

Check out some of my other favourite enemies to lover (1) and/or hate to love you (2) reads!

Unorthodox Relationships

I’m not talking about forbidden love like teacher-student relationships; I’m talking about romances between characters who aren’t often the leads in romances. Like porn stars or falling for your mom’s younger boyfriend. I like that fiction is an outlet to explore these situations we don’t encounter in real life (and hopefully generate a discussion on why society feels the way it does about the topic).

Favourites:

Porn Star (P*rn Star, #1) and Forbidden

Check out some of my other favourite “taboo” reads!

In Love with Rockstars/Musicians

Musician bad boys are my kryptonite! Who doesn’t fantasize about your fave musician noticing you in the crowd and wanting to be yours forever? Swoon!

But another reason I love band-based stories is the fact that you follow a band! You follow a cast of characters as they pursue their dreams and fall in love. It’s so easy to get attached to the characters!

Favourite:

Mayhem (Mayhem, #1)

Check out some of my other favourite rocktar reads!

Love Games

I kept that heading a little broad because there are two love games I love: 1) trying to hurt the player and 2) trying to get someone else to notice you. Now both of these could be found in other tropes ( 1- players falling in love and 2- fake relationships) but I do think they are a separate category. Again, I enjoy the partnerships and unexpected connections these characters experience as they plot to achieve what they initial think is best for them.

Favourite:

Crushed (Redemption, #2)

Check out some of my other favourite love game reads!

Imperial Russia

This probably isn’t a trope, more of a setting, but it does have certain tropes associated with it like the supernatural elements and royalty. I adore the rich culture of Imperial Russia and I always enjoy the unique approaches author’s take when using this setting.

Favourite:

The Gathering Storm (Katerina, #1)

Check out some of my other favourite Imperial Russian reads!

Shakespeare

I’m a HUGE Shakespeare fan. (I’m one of those people who willingly took a Shakespeare elective in university). It’s a personal lifetime goal to try to read and see all of his plays before I die.

So naturally, I adore any retelling or story that alludes to his work. You can do so much with Shakespeare’s works and the interpretations of it and I love uncovering it.

Favourites:

Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange, #1) or Bad Romeo (Starcrossed, #1)

Check out some of my other favourite Shakespeare reads!

Faeries

There are a few things I like about faeries. I like that they have the “honesty” policy and how you can never trust them. I like the magic of them and their world (and how it is so unique from story to story). They usually have a lot of action and often have political intrigue too. Throw in some forbidden love and centuries of unrest and you have everything a story needs to be entertaining!

Favourite:

The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)

Check out some of my other favourite faerie reads!

The Jackass Player Falls in Love

While I don’t enjoy like asshole dudes in real life, I have a huge soft spot for them in my romance reads. I think it’s their confidence that draws me in and seeing that confidence shatter when they meet the perfect girl that challenges them in a way they never expected. I just love seeing them put in their place!

Favourite:

The Deal (Off-Campus, #1)


What tropes have you coming back for more?

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Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Releases I Failed to Get My Hands On

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Is a weekly meme feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where bloggers post their Top 10 List for an assigned topic! I will not be participating every week, but I will occasionally take a shot at it! You can always find these lists (past, present and original) on my Riffle Page!
This Week’s Topic:

Top Ten 2016 Releases I Failed at Getting my Hands On

Last year, my focus was all about getting updating older reviews and reading those books that have been lingering on my Kobo for far too long. But while my attention was elsewhere, I completely ignored some 2016 titles I had ever intention of reading at the start of the year.

So, I’ve listed 5 brand new releases as well as 5 series sequels I had every intention of reading but never got a chance to.

(In no particular order):


What books did you accidentally shun in 2016?

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Most Anticipated 2017 Releases (Jan-June)

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Is a weekly meme feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where bloggers post their Top 10 List for an assigned topic! I will not be participating every week, but I will occasionally take a shot at it! You can always find these lists (past, present and original) on my Riffle Page!

This Week’s Topic:

Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017

This was harder to compile than I thought. It looks like most sequels I am waiting for are being released in the latter half of 2017. But there are still some big, must-read titles for me being published in the first 6 months of 2017.

(In no particular order):


Links to My Reviews:

Do we share any of the same titles?

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Books I Want to be TV Series

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Is a weekly meme feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where bloggers post their Top 10 List for an assigned topic! I will not be participating every week, but I will occasionally take a shot at it! You can always find these lists (past, present and original) on my Riffle Page!

This Week’s Topic:

Top Ten Books I Wish Were TV Series

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these but I couldn’t miss the opportunity to combine two of my favourite things: TV and books. This week, it’s all about TV series and so I thought I would pick books that I’ve always wanted to see on the TV screen.

I’ve been lucky in the past with Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries and now the Mortal Instruments. So here’s hoping!

(In no particular order):


Links to My Reviews:

Are there any books you want to see as a TV series?

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Series Everyone Should Know About

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Is a weekly meme feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where bloggers post their Top 10 List for an assigned topic! I will not be participating every week, but I will occasionally take a shot at it! You can always find these lists (past, present and original) on my Riffle Page!
This Week’s Topic:

Top Ten Series I Want People to Know About

When I read the topic for this week (“Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While”), I wasn’t sure where to start. So, I looked at my Top Book Series to see what I had there. Only three I feel are of the “underrated” variety and so I had to think of another way to come up with titles. What I did, was go to my “Read” folder on GoodReads and sorted my books by the number of GoodReads ratings they had (least to largest). It wasn’t long before I found a few series I thought more people should read.

I’m also super excited to display my picks as a slider thanks to Riffle Books now that my site is self-hosted. Simply click on the arrow to see what books I have picked and why!

(In no particular order):


Links to My Reviews:

  1. The Gathering Storm (The Katerina Trilogy) by Robin Bridges
  2. The Girl in the Steel Corset (The Steampunk Chronicles) by Kady Cross
  3. The Iron King (The Iron Fey Series) by Julie Kagawa
  4. Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange Trilogy) by Lesley Livingston
  5. Crossing the Line (Without a Trace Series) by Ally Bishop
  6. Schooled (Travesty Series) by Piper Lawson
  7. Leaving Amarillo (Neon Dreams Trilogy) by Caisey Quinn
  8. After Math (Off the Subject Trilogy) by Denise Grover Swank
  9. Vixen (The Flappers Trilogy) by Jillian Larkin
  10. Mystic City (Mystic City Trilogy) by Theo Lawrence

Honourable Mentions:

Do you share some of these series on your TTT post?

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