Top Ten Tuesday #36: Books for My TBR by Authors I Like

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

I’ve decided to switch up the topic a bit and will instead list books I want to read by authors whose work I’ve read and liked. (So not necessarily my favorite authors.)

Tempest and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce is one of my favorite authors, and I’m currently rereading her early series, the Song of the Lioness quartet and the Immortals series, which are both set in the fictional fantasy world named Tortall and were my favorites as a teen. Tempests and Slaughter was published earlier this year and focuses on the formative years of a character from Pierce’s Immortals series — the mage Numair. Since I’m now rereading the Immortals series, I’d love to work my way to Tempests and Slaughter to see how Numair was before he became a mage.

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

I read Allen’s Garden Spells a couple weeks ago and loved it so much that I bought its sequel First Frost. I can’t wait to read it. I love Allen’s writing, and I love the hint of magic in her story. I hope it’s present in this one too.

Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

Kepnes is one of my favorite authors too. Her thriller novel You, which is told from the POV of a guy who’s stalking a girl, is a favorite. Hidden Bodies is the sequel to You. I’d like to read it to continue with and wrap up the story. I hope it’s just as great. (I bet it is.)

The Stand by Stephen King

With the exception of Carrie, I like all the Stephen King books I’ve read so far. I’m reading his novels in publication order and The Stand is next. I have it on hold at the library, so I’ll most likely begin it in October. Just in time for Halloween.

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

I love the cover of this book. So far, I’ve only read Okorafor’s Akata Witch, a YA fantasy novel set in Nigeria that was a lot of fun. Lagoon sounds like it’s more science fiction and is also set in Nigeria. I’m curious.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

I read Ng’s sophomore novel, Little Fires Everywhere, last year and immediately fell in love with her writing. As soon as I was done, I craved more of her storytelling and immediately grabbed Everything I Never Told You, her debut novel, when I was next in a bookshop. I’d love to read it to see if I’ll like her writing and storytelling there too.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

I enjoyed reading Stiefvater’s Raven Boys novels, a YA paranormal series about a group of teens search for a dead Welsh king. I liked the writing in parts of those books, the atmosphere of the setting, and some of the characters. I’m still curious about Stiefvater as a writer and storyteller, so I’d like to try more of her work, especially Scorpio Races, though it seems to be a story that folks either really like or really dislike.

Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett

Wyrd Sisters is the second novel in the Witches thread of the Discworld series. I read the first one, Equal Rites, last year and enjoyed it, so I’d like to continue with the story. Basically, I want to jump on the Discworld bandwagon because it sounds fun and the world and characters intrigue me.

The Changeling by Victor LaValle

Last year, I read LaValle’s novella The Ballad of Black Tom, which retells H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Horror at Red Hook” from the perspective of a Black man. I thought it good. I wasn’t much taken by his writing or storytelling; but, even so, I’d love to try The Changeling because of the hype surrounding it. I’m curious.

Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames

I read Eames’s debut novel, Kings of the Wyld, last year and enjoyed it. I even liked the writing a bit. I’d like to get and jump into this to try more of Eames’s work. I think I might end up a fan. I just really like how he describes certain things in Kings of the Wyld.

Have you read any of these? Let me know which you recommend.
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Top Ten Tuesday #35: Best Books So Far in 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far in 2018

Here are the best books I’ve read in the first half of the year. I’ll start at January and work my way up. Rereads are not included.

Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez Gomez (illus.)

★★★★☆

Summary: A sweet illustrated children’s graphic novel about a girl who works past her fears to continue creating the whimsical drawings she loves.

Why I like it: It’s a simple but great story about overcoming one’s insecurities to pursue one’s artistic interests, and I love Gomez’s illustrations. They are vibrant and colorful and pop off the pages.

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Top Ten Tuesday #34: Summer 2018 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl.

I was hoping for a Summer TBR topic for one of these Top Ten Tuesday posts, but I guess there won’t be one for this year, or maybe I missed it. Anyway, I’ve decided to ignore this week’s topic (red, white, and blue books for the U.S. Independence Day) and instead show y’all what I might not read this summer!! 😀 …Since I never read what I place on my TBR. (I only read 2 books from my spring TBR.)

Summer TBR — Comics!

Despite the lack of confidence in myself that I’ll actually read these, I really hope I do!! Some of these are series I’m already invested in and would like to continue.

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Top Ten Tuesday #34: My Favorite Colors — Wishes for My TBR Pile #24

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Books With My Favorite Color On the Cover

Yea, I know I’m late with my TTT post, but I’ve been a bit lazy lately about drafting posts so this slipped from me. But I really wanted to do it because I love featuring my favorite colors. I thought I’d combine it with my Wishes for My TBR meme and feature instead:

Books in My Favorite Colors That I Want to Get

Yellow

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Top Ten Tuesday #33: Spring 2018 TBR

It’s TBR time!!! 😀 😀 😀

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Books on My Spring TBR

I love creating TBRs, so I’m excited to do this post. Before we get started, guess how many books I read from my Winter TBR???

**Hint** It’s slightly more than the amount I usually read from my TBRs.

Highlight here =>>   2  <<= for the answer. 😛

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Top Ten Tuesday #32: Totally Surprising

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Top Ten Books that Surprised Me

For this, I’ve decided to focus on books with plot twists I either didn’t see coming or suspected but was surprised by it anyway.

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Top Ten Tuesday #31: Down the TBR Hole #2

Haha!!! Top Ten Tuesday has provided me with another opportunity to do a Down the TBR Hole post.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading

Which is perfect for another edition of Down the TBR Hole, a meme created by Lia at Lost in a Story where we decide whether to keep or remove books on our TBR.

The rules for Down the TBR Hole:
  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
Batch #1

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