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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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Top Ten Tuesdays: Books I Took I Chance 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 Books I Read that Were Outside my Comfort Zone

Last year, I didn’t read too many books outside my comfort zone. I usually play is safe with my books and now that my focus is on reading smarter, not harder, I tend to stick to books I know that I will enjoy. BUT, I did take some risks last year with a few reads…

Here are the books I read–and enjoyed!–that were outside my comfort zone (in no particular order):


#10 –One Last Song by S K Falls

On the surface, this book really doesn’t stray far from my usual New Adult novels but this book dealt with subject matter that I haven’t touched in a very long time. It was an uncomfortable read at times but was definitely worth it in the end. This book had a very lasting impression on me once I finished.

(Read my standalone review of One Last Song)

#9 – room BY emma donoghue

I mostly read this book because the movie was coming out and a friend highly recommended it. This book was very, very hard to get through. Jack and Ma’s story is heartbreaking and so very realistically narrated that I felt ever range of emotion while reading this story.

(Read my standalone and movie review of Room)

#8 –winter break BY Diane Matlick

This is the only sequel on the list and it surprises even me. I read Summer Tour for a review program earlier in the year and found it to be OK. It really wasn’t my cup of tea but when I was asked if I wanted to read the sequel, Winter Break, I decided to take the chance. It may not be my favourite read of the year, but I definitely enjoyed it more than its predecessor!

(Read my series review of Summer Tour)

#7 –queen of blood BY Jill myles

When it comes to New Adult novels, I tend to stick to my contemporary reads. So when I saw this book on Netgalley and saw that it was a paranormal vampire New Adult romance–I just couldn’t resist! It was a great choice in the end and inspired me to pick up some other paranormal/supernatural New Adult reads this year.

(Read my standalone review of Queen of Blood)

#6 –how to be a woman BY caitlin moran

When I went on my audiobook kick in the fall of 2015, I stumbled across this one and decided to give it a shot. While I might not have appreciated a grown British woman talking about her sexual past as I was grocery shopping; and even though it wasn’t exactly what I had hoped it would be, it was an entertaining read nonetheless!

Review to be published.

#5 –your ex-boyfriend will had this BY blue sullivan

When I was asked to review a copy of a dating advice book, I was a little thrown. But when the author explained it was more of a guide for women to find themselves as individuals rather than grooming themselves for a man, I was really intrigued. This book was a lot of fun and had some great insight for those who are trying to navigate the dating field.

(Read my standalone review of Your Ex-Boyfriend Will Hate This)

#4 –forbidden BY tabitha suzuma

The words “taboo” and “incest” where enough to keep this book on my TBR for YEARS! But I decided to take a chance and finally read this thanks to the rave reviews of my GoodReads friends. Yeah–I should listen to my GoodReads friends more often <3

(Read my standalone review of Forbidden)

#3 – 99 days BY Katie cotugno

While I may LOVE my New Adult contemporaries, YA contemporaries are a whole other ball game! I took a chance on this love triangle filled read and I was surprised to see how much I enjoyed this story! Maybe not enough to read all YA contemporaries ever, but definitely enough to consider picking up a few others this year.

(Read my standlone review of 99 Days)

#2 –the girl on the train BY Paula Hawkins

I normally don’t read Adult Thrillers or Adult Mystery stories but the hype around this book had me wondering what all the fuss was about. Albeit predictable, I found myself easily absorbed in the story and I’m really excited to see what they do with the movie!

(Read my standalone review of The Girl on the Train)

#1 –the duff BY kody keplinger

A few years ago, The Duff would have been a book I immediately gobbled up. But now that I have been out of high school for a couple of years, I was a little worried about picking up this YA High School read. But, this book was great and I immediately gobbled it up so crisis averted!

(Read my movie review of The DUFF)

Honourable Mentions:

what books did you read last year that were outside your comfort zone?

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Top Ten Tuesdays: TBR Books I Found from Other Blogs

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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’ve added to my tbr thanks to other blogs

Last time we had this question, I listed the most recent freebie books I had picked up. This time, I decided to put a cool spin on the TTT for this week by picking books that I found specifically by reading other blogs! I have a shelf on Goodreads that I label books I found via reading blogger reviews. It started to grow so much that I decided that I had to keep track of where I was specifically finding them. Now, when I do read them, I can remember where I found the book!

Here are the books I found via other blogs (in no particular order):

  1. The Hesitant Heiress from Carrie @ Reading is my Super Power
  2. Give Me Yesterday from NerdyBirdy @ Daydreaming Books
  3. The Girl with the Wrong Name from Candid Cover
  4. The Imposer Queen from Alice @ Arctic Books
  5. Everything Everything from Becca @ Becca and Books
  6. Firsts from Kaitlin @ Next Page Please
  7. Frostfire from Erin @ Reading With Wrin
  8. Uglies — This one is unique because I was email recommended this by many followers!
  9. Air Awakens from Jess @ Princessica of Books
  10. Hotel Ruby from Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

Honourable Mentions:

These are some ones that I don’t remember where I found them from!

  • The Collector’s Society by Heather Lyons
  • The Royal We by Heather Cocks
  • Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown

What books have you found and added from other blogs?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Resolutions for 2016

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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 Resolutions for 2016

I had a great 2015 blogging year if I do say so myself! I had an abundance of posts to publish, started and joined some fun new features, participated in great challenges and met some fantastic bloggers. Last year, I had 5 simple resolutions and I met them all. This year, I have a mix of blogging and reading goals I would like to meet.

Here are my Ten Blogging and Reading Resolutions for 2016:

  1. Clean up blog post tags
  2. Tweet at least 6 times a week (excluding post publishing tweets)
  3. Update Series Recaps on monthly basis
  4. Visit 365 Blogs and comment (see my Challenge page for 2016)
  5. Be more proactive about cross posting reviews to Goodreads/Riffle/etc
  6. Read 1 Netgalley book a month
  7. Read more books from my TBR (see my Rock my TBR Challenge Page)
  8. Publish my “Trilogy Termination Blitz” reviews
  9. Have no more than 5 books on hold at the library
  10. Do not start a new series by an author I have unread novels from

I also have a few bucket list items:

  1. Participate in 2 Readathons
  2. Participate in 3 Twitter Chats
  3. Read 2 Classic Novels

What resolutions do you have for this year?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016

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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 Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016

When I started to create this list, it was quite long! It was really hard to pick which reads were my most anticipated. I’ve got a few series conclusions, some sequels, one brand new series and some highly sought after spin-offs!

Here are my “Can’t Wait For” Reads for January – June 2016 (in no particular order):


I cannot wait to read the newest Cassandra Clare novel! I don’t even know how to express how excited I am to get my hands on it! AND LOOK AT THAT COVER!

Honourable Mentions:

    

What books are you dying to get your hands on?

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Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors of 2015

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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 New to Me Authors

In a couple of weeks I’ll be posting my yearly recap of my favourite and least favourite reads. But I decided to do this TTT post because I rarely rank my new favourite authors. Sure, their books top my various genre lists but I don’t have any categories for authors!

Here are my New Authors to Watch (in no particular order):



#10 – Jamie Shaw: Mayhem SERIES

I randomly stumbled upon this NA series and I am SO thankful I did. One of the best New Adult Series I read this year!

(Read my series review of Mayhem Series)

#9 – Melinda Ellen: Chancing on You

Her debut showed a lot of promise and I loved the balance her novel Chancing on You had between the realistic and dramatic situations. Can’t wait to see more of her novels in the future!

(Read my standalone review of Chancing on You)

#8 – Erin Bowman: Vengeance Road

I had never read a Western before I read Bowman’s Vengeance Road and I have to say, she opened me up to a whole new world of possibilities. I can’t wait to see what she does next!

(Read my standalone review of Vengeance Road)

#7 –V E Schwab (aka Victoria Schwab): A Darker Shade of Magic SERIES

Schab’s The Archived Series has been on my TBR since its release but I grabbed her adult Fantasy series first–and now I can’t wait to read her other series!

(Read my series review of A Darker Shade of Magic)

#6 – K A Tucker: Ten Tiny Breaths SERIES

That Tucker is a fellow Canadian is only icing on the cake. I was blown away by Ten Tiny Breaths and can’t wait to finish the rest of the series and start her other novels.

#5 – Sharon Cameron: Rook

Rook was one of the most intriguing books I read this year. I loved everything from the concept to the characters. I’m really curious to see what other worlds Cameron can create!

(Read my standlone review of Rook)

#4 – Alice Clayton: Cocktail SERIES

After finishing Emma Chase’s Tangled Series, I needed a new Adult Romance Contemporary Series that was fun to read (ie no dominating billionaire in sight). Wallbanger delivered and my only regret was not picking up this series earlier!

#3 – Leisa Rayven: Starcrossed SERIES

I adored Bad Romeo and its sequel Broken Juliet–so much that I was devastated when I finished the duo and thought the series was over. Thankfully, there is a spin-off and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

(Read my series review of Starcrossed)

#2 – Ali Novak: The Heartbreaker Chronicles

I’m normally not a fan of YA contemporary but Ali Novak won me over with The Heartbreakers. I loved this book from start to finish and am dying to read the next book in the series!

(Read my series review of The Heartbreaker Chronicles)

#1 – Marie Rutkoski: The Winner’s Trilogy

This is the book that got me hooked in the High Fantasy YA genre this year. From the politics to the forbidden love to the seriously intelligent heroine, I couldn’t put The Winner’s Curse down earlier this year.

(Read my series review of The Winner’s Trilogy)

#If I only got One Choice – Colleen Hoover

It’s crazy to think that I just discovered Colleen Hoover this year and have already read 10 of her books! One of my all time favourite authors. Whether it is YA, NA or Adult–she is a new must read for me!

(Read my reviews of Colleen Hoover’s work)

Who have you added to your “must read” list this year?

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Tropes I Want to Go Extinct

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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 Tropes I want to go EXTINCT

I read a lot of romance novels, so I am quite use to the usual clichés and overused tropes in nearly every novel I read. But there are a few I could really do without.

Here are the 10 tropes I want to go the way of the dinosaurs (in no particular order):

#10 – The Girl in the Love Triangle

I’m not the biggest fan of love triangles. In fact, if a book focuses solely on a romantic love triangle (like anything from Molly McAdams it seems), it’s an automatic pass for me. Love triangles can be great plot devices when used correctly (like in Snow Like Ashes or Red Queen) but more often than not they are simply used for unnecessary drama (like in Twilight).

I’m exhausted from reading books about girls who can’t make up their minds between two boys. They flop like fish in most cases and change their mind on a dime (I’m looking at you America from The Selection). It just doesn’t work for me.

What I want to see instead: BOYS who are torn between two love interests. Rarely do I see a male lead have to make a choice between two girls. One & Only is a great example of that.

#9 – Girls hitting endlessly on other girls’ boyfriends

I get it, the male lead is super attractive and every woman wants to be with him. He may only have eyes for our heroine but the rest of the female population seems to miss that blatantly obvious fact. It never fails that the waitress while on that first real dinner date hits on the guy shamelessly, enticing a dramatic reaction from the heroine. (Do I really need to give an example? It’s happens in nearly every New Adult romance.)

Honestly, do girls really do that in real life? Do they have no respect for other girls?

I know that guys do it in some books as well. Well, sometimes. Most of the time the boyfriend is in the background glaring at the brave soul (see #6 on this list) to prevent this from even happening in the first place.

I just don’t like that this trope pushes the notion that it is “every girl for herself” when it comes to “finding a mate”. Women have enough battles with societal views that I hate to see us fighting each other over a man.

What I want to see instead: A dinner date where the waitress doesn’t hit on the male lead.

#8 – the girl who can’t function without her boyfriend

AKA Bella-Swan-I-Can’t-live-without-him syndrome. There have been more than a few female leads who one me over with their independent ways only to thoroughly irritate me when they get a boyfriend and lose their backbone.

To me, romantic relationships are partnerships. Each person brings their strengths and weaknesses. It’s ok to lean on someone when you are going through a rough time–but don’t become so reliant upon someone that you lose sight of who you are.

Classic examples: Bella from Twilight, Brooke from Real

What I want to see instead: more healthy, romantic partnerships between leads.

#7 – needless Jealousy-inducing situations

Again, this can link up with #9 but it goes a little deeper than that. You know when a couple has been smooth sailing (usually the start of the 2nd book in a trilogy) and you know that it can’t last any longer because GASP! what else could possibly happen in terms of plot? This is when you get the hurricane that is jealousy.

I don’t mind a bit of jealousy in my books. In fact,  a lot of the time I think it helps aid character development when a character has struggled with relationships or self-esteem in the past. But like in #9, sometimes it is just unwarranted and unnecessary.

A great example is When You’re Back by Abbi Glines. This sequel could have focused on a million other things but instead focused on the couple battling jealousy issues. Which made sense to a certain degree given the heroines low self-esteem but that’s all this book had!

What I want to see instead: Jealousy used as a constructive device tool to promote character growth, not just filler drama.

#6 – alpha males

Alpha males are the reason why I don’t read werewolf books. Having a man tell me what to do all the time just isn’t how I fly. (Is it apparent that I am a feminist supporting gender equality yet?)

Again, it isn’t healthy. More often than not these are manipulative men who use gender stereotypes to perpetuate how a relationship should be between a man and a woman.

I get the appeal: a man who knows what he wants and (usually) has his life figured out. It’s an attractive quality to have in someone you might spend the rest of your life with. But the key point is that it is your life and at the end of the day, you have full control over what you can and can’t do.

What I want to see instead: more healthy, romantic partnerships between leads.

#5 – the girl every guy is in love with but she doesn’t know it

This one is similar to some other ones on this list but I think it should get its own minute of attention.

I get the appeal: it’s a good booster of self-esteem to think that the guy you are crushing on, who you think doesn’t know you are alive, actually does know you are alive and likes you back. Or you are just oblivious to the world around you because you are focusing on something else happening in your life. Or you don’t think you are attractive and therefore have low self-esteem. That works for me when it is done right.

What irks me about this trope is that it more often than not leads to a love triangle situation (see #10). And more often than not, one of these male suitors is the trope I discuss in #1. Suddenly the heroine has every male vying for her attention at a single time. I know it’s fiction but it just seems a little improbable to me. Especially when you have a dud of a heroine and don’t know why all these guys like her! (I’m looking at you Evie from the Arcana Chronicles)

What I want to see instead: I’m not really sure, I guess I’m just tired of the unknowingly attractive girl showing up all the time with multiple suitors.

#4 – communication assumptions

Nothing irks me more (hard to imagine at this point I’m sure) than couples that don’t tell each other things for fear of hurting the other person.

Honestly, at this point in life and history most people will agree it is better to be told by someone you love than to find out said person knowingly kept it to themselves for an extended period of time.

Trust people!

’nuff said.

What I want to see instead: couples that actually communicate. That’s why I adored Alayna in Fixed on You–she always made an attempt to talk about things with Hudson before she acted irrationally.

#3 – declaring “I love you” within two weeks

I know that the heart knows no time limit and that you can develop deep feelings for someone in a matter of weeks or perhaps days. That’s not my issue here.

I struggle with romances that happen in a short amount of time (two weeks was just an arbitrary number I picked) because I don’t always see the connection. For me a good romance is one that has a physical and emotional connection. You might not know everything about that person but you know enough about them as a person to love and respect who they are.

Sometimes I feel like these relationships are just based on lust of the physical variety. Which is fine, but it isn’t “love” or at least the love I appreciate in my books. It may definitely be love later on, but if I don’t see why two people like each other before “I love you” is said, it turns me off of a book.

What I want to see instead: Emotional and physical chemistry in my romantic pairings.

#2 – all stories ending with PREGNANCIES / weddings

I like a happy ending as much as the next girl but sometimes I get a little tired of reading books in a series that have all characters ending the same way: pregnant and/or married.

It might seem a little silly because what else constitutes a happy ending in a romance novel? Marriage and/or kids is the end destination and I get that–I even like that!

Perhaps it is just the cynic in me but sometimes I think a happily ever after for now is the better route to go for some characters. While I personally think it is romantic to be with your high school/college sweetheart for the rest of your life–that isn’t always the case. Not everyone wants to get married and not everyone wants to have kids and–gasp–not everyone stays with their high school sweetheart for the rest of their lives either…and that is OK!

What I want to see instead: I know it is fiction, but with some contemporary romances I just wish they would better reflect what is more prevalent in current society.

#1 – The bff who is always in love with the lead

Maybe because I’ve been that girl who has had her male best friend be in like (I don’t think it was love and it is unjust of me to say so otherwise) with her that I really, really don’t like this trope.

Sometimes it works for the story but other times, it is just for unnecessary drama. It is an awkward situation to have happen to you and it also gives readers the expectation that girls and guys can’t be friends without people developing deeper feelings.

Which is what grinds my gears the most. Sometimes I know you can’t help it. You do want to fall in love with someone you can consider your best friend–it just doesn’t have to be your best friend of the opposite gender in all cases.

What I want to see instead: more platonic relationships with people of the opposite gender!

Agree? Disagree? Let me know below!

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Fall 2015 TBR

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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 on my Fall TBR

It seems like every sequel book I want to read this year, plus a few new series, are being released sometime between now and December. So, for this TTT, I’ve decided to pick books that are going to be published this fall. It’s very similar to my June 9th TTT post for my most anticipated releases for the rest of the year but I have no idea what books I am going to get to read this fall thanks to my latest Tackling the TBR targets so this was much easier to do.

Plus, I get to fan-girl a little 😉

Here are the books on my Fall TBR that have yet to be published (in no particular order):

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I’ve been dying to see what happens to Ethan Chase in The Iron Warrior! One of my most anticipated releases for 2015!

What books did you add to your fall tbr?

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Finished Series I Have YET to Finish

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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 Finished series I have to finish

Coincidentally, I have had these ten series on my list for a completely different reason. A few monthly inventories ago, I decided to do what I call a Trilogy Termination personal challenge.

When your blog focuses on book series, you pay a little more attention to what series you’ve finished and haven’t than most people. And so I realized that I have a lot of trilogy series that I’ve read the first two books for but haven’t read the finale for. Which irks me a little because those are a) things I have left unfinished and b) some could be brand new reviews for the blog!

My official post for this challenge will hopefully come within the next month and a half along with the reviews.

Here are the Finished Trilogies I Have Yet to Finished (in no particular order):

Endlessly (Paranormalcy, #3) This Is So Not Happening (He's So/She's So, #3) Vanquished (Crusade, #3) Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire, #3) Sever (The Chemical Garden, #3) The Rising (Darkness Rising, #3) The Morning Star (Katerina, #3) Flock (Stork, #3) S.E.C.R.E.T. Revealed (Secret, #3) Angel Fever (Angel, #3) The Forever Song (Blood of Eden, #3)

(Yes, I know that there are 11 here but this is for flexibility for my Trilogy Termination blitz!)

 Do we share some series?

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Authors I’ve Read the Most Of

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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 Authors I’ve read the Most

When I first saw this as this week’s topic, I had no idea how to go about it. I have a LOT of books in my “read” pile so I was dreading tallying up everything by hand. UNTIL, I discovered a nifty little feature on Goodreads while exploring my bookshelf: they have a “Most Read Author” sorter that tallies everything FOR YOU! Glorious!

Here are my Most Read Authors & the cover of my favourite novel by them!

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#9 – Ally Carter – Books Read: 11  |  REVIEWS: 3

Ally Carter won me over with the Gallagher Girls and she’s had me hooked ever since! One my favourite YA authors, hands down.

(Read all my Ally Carter reviews here!)

#9 – Tessa Dare – Books Read: 11  |  REVIEWS: 3

While I may have outgrown my historical regency romance phase, I STILL read any book that Tessa Dare publishes! Her books are the perfect blend of romance, humour, fun and drama.

(Read all my Tessa Dare reviews here!)

#7 – Lynsay Sands – Books Read: 13  |  REVIEWS: 1

When I first got into highlander and historical romances, Lynsay Sands was someone I read a lot of because of her humour. Her books were a lot of fun and that lead me to her very long Argeneau vampire series.

(Read all my Lynsay Sands reviews here!)

#7 – Julie Kagawa – Books REad: 13  |  REVIEWS: 4

Julie Kagawa is one of my favourite world-building authors. The Iron Fey series had so many great interweaving elements that I quickly put her on the top of my “read-everything-she-writes” list.

(Read all my Julie Kagawa reviews here!)

#5 –Jennifer L Armentrout – Books rEad: 14  |  REVIEWS: 2

While I find most of Armentrout’s work seems to follow the same formula, she always has a unique spin to her stories. Aliens, gargoyles, not-your-average-vampires–always a cool spin that keeps me interested in what she has coming up next.

(Read all my Jennifer L Armentrout reviews here!)

#5 – Bella Andre – Books Read: 14  |  REVIEWS: 3

There’s a touch of irony for me when I see Bella Andre’s name on this list. I almost stopped reading the first book I ever read by her (The Look of Love) but I pulled through and really enjoyed the sequel books in the Sullivan series.

(Read all my Bella Andre reviews here!)

#3 – Meg Cabot – Books REad: 16  |  REVIEWS: 4

This list really be complete without Meg Cabot. I read her books exclusively for most of my teen years. I credit her with making me love reading and starting a love of historical romance (I’ve read Victoria and the Rogue more times than I can count). I also love her adult novels as well!

(Read all my Meg Cabot reviews here!)

#3 – Richelle Mead – Books Read: 16  |  REVIEWS: 3

One of my all time favourite YA authors! But I’ve also enjoyed her adult novels as well. One of the most consistent authors I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading!

(Read all my Richelle Mead reviews here!)

#2 – H M Ward – Books Read: 18  |  REVIEWS: 2

Ok, this one is a little inflated because H M Ward writes mostly serial novels so the total is so high because there are so many parts. But I do enjoy her works and how they all are interwoven together in some capacity.

(Read all my H M Ward reviews here!)

#1 – Abbi Glines – Books Read: 22  |  reviews: 6

Abbi writes great dramatic New Adult novels. They have a fantastic balance between romance and drama. I simply devour them in one day and can’t wait for the next one to be published!

(Read all my Abbi Glines reviews here!)

 Honourable Mentions:

  • Mary Balogh – Books Read: 10 |  Reviews: 0 (Fave: Slightly Scandalous)
  • Louise RennisonBooks Read: 10  |  Reviews: 1 (Fave: Georgia Nicolson Series)
  • Colleen Hoover Books Read: 10  |  Reviews: 5 (Fave: Hopeless)
  • Christina LaurenBooks Read: 10  |  Reviews: 2 (Fave: Beautiful Player)

Do we read a lot of the same authors? who was on your list?

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