Top Ten Tuesday #34: Books I’ve Lost Interest In

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Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  I knew instantly that I wanted to take part in this weekly meme because who doesn’t love making lists?

This week’s (May 26, 2020) topic is: I wasn’t feeling this week’s prompt, so I’m going with Books I’ve Lost Interest In.

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Top Ten Tuesday #33: Characters I’d Follow On Social Media

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Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  I knew instantly that I wanted to take part in this weekly meme because who doesn’t love making lists?

This week’s (February 25th, 2020) topic is: Characters I’d Follow On Social Media

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Meredy and Lysander (Reign of the Fallen)

This was the easiest one for me honestly! Who wouldn’t want to follow a beastmaster and her bear?!?!?!? They love each other so very much and would do legit anything for one and another.  I need a Youtube from Meredy and Lysander!

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The Darkling (Shadow and Bone Trilogy )
I feel like a bunch of people will have him on their list because he is GLORIOUS!

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Mal (Shadow and Bone Trilogy)
Why is my most hated character of all-time on here? So, I can harass him for all time and call him WHINY BABY BLAND BOY! because I’m mature like that.  Kid ruined my books, I’ll ruin his LIFE! Muahahhahahaha

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Lalia (Gilded Wolves) 
I mean just look at her! I’d follow her just to see what amazing looks she had going on and the woman is sassy, so I think she’d have a great profile.

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Lei and Wren (Girls of Paper and Fire)
I would like to follow them as a couple! I just adore them, one of my favorite f/f relationships in YA fantasy for sure.

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Cath (Heartless)
Before the Queen of Hearts became what she is today, she was just Cath – a sweet young girl that loved to bake and damn could she bake! I love Food Network shows, so I think Cath could get me as a follower on a Youtuber channel!

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Iko (The Lunar Chronicles)
Iko was born (errr built?) for social media! Her personality is everything and she is all about fashion.  I could totally see her as a beauty guru, and one that’d I’d actually follow.

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Alosa and Riden (Daughter of the Pirate King)

I need a banter couple in here and this fits the bill perfectly! No one does banter like these two.  I would love to see them do any social media together, it would be quite the ride I think.

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Would you follow any of these characters? Who would be your most followed?  Let me know in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday #32: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019

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Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!

This week’s (June 18th, 2019) topic is: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019.

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Top Ten Tuesday #31: Unpopular Bookish Opinions

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Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!

This week’s (June 11th, 2019) topic is: Unpopular Bookish Opinions (submitted by Kaitlin Galvan @ Somehow I Manage Blog).

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Top Ten Tuesday #30: Top Ten YA Thrillers

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Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!

This week’s (June 4th, 2019) topic is: Books From My Favorite Genre.  I love lots of genres but I thought it might be fun to do YA Thillers for this one, since I know it can be hard to find any good ones: Top Ten YA Thrillers

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Top Ten Tuesday #29: Favorite Books Released In the Last FIVE Years

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Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!

This week’s (May 28th, 2019) topic is: Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years. Since there are two of us, we are changing it to: Favorite Books Released in the Last FIVE Years.

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Top Ten Tuesday #28: Books That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch

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Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!

This week’s (May 21st, 2019) topic is:  Books That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch.

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Top Ten Tuesday #27: Ownvoice Book Recommendations for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!

This week’s (May 14th, 2019) topic is:  Page to Screen Freebie.  Still not really feeling this topic this week, so we changed it to Ownvoice Book Recommendations for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and while both Mireille and I are white – we feel it’s important to celebrate and promote diversity in literature, particularly with ownvoice authors.  This is a selection of books by ownvoice authors that we have loved and hope you’ll give a chance as well.

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Asian inspired fantasy about a group of young women who are sent to be essentially sex slaves to the Demon King, against their will.  This starts off as a slow burn and turns into a full blown revolution.  We also get an amazing female/female relationship.
If you want to know more, you can read my full non-spoilerl REVIEW 

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Wonderful historical fiction about a group of misfits that go on heists together.  It’s kind of like if Six of Crows and The DaVinci Code had a little YA baby.  I loved it and the diversity was outstanding, including Filipino and Indian.
If you want to know more, you can read my full non-spoiler REVIEW 

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
This ownvoice novel is a cool sci-fi about a princess hellbent on revenge and a reality star caught up in one hell of a conspiracy.  It’s a fun ride, I enjoyed the characters and it’s a good intro to sci-fi if you are a little nervous about checking out the genre.

 The Girl King by Mimi Yu
This Asian inspired fantasy was released earlier this year to mixed reviews.  I have to say that I loved this one.  It’s got tropes that I love – chosen one, sibling rivalry, tons of political intrigue and of course betrayal.   I would at least give this one a shot.
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The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco
You didn’t think I would complete my recommendations without giving you a little Asian horror, did you? Of course not! This is a really cool, YA horror book that deals with a creepy spirit and some dark possession (is there any other kind?).  If you are into stuff like The Exorcist or The Conjuring.  This might be one to check out.

 

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
This is one of my favourite book. I just love the world in which it’s set, though it’s not asian inspired much more closer to Ancient Rome, it is written by a Pakistani-American, Sabaa Tahir.

Why not me by Minday Kaling
I don’t really read biographies/memoirs but I just adore Mindy Kaling and had to grab this one. In her second book, Mindy talks about her journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life as believing that she has a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you.

Warcross by Marie Lu
In this sci-fi YA novel, Marie Lu tells the story of Emika Chen who is entered in the Warcross comptetition after hacking in the opening night. I really enjoyed this book, a lot more than I expectec to. It was such a fun, different read since most of the story takes part in an inhance reality game.

Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala
In this stroy inspired by ancient Indian history and Hindu mythology, Swati Teerdhala created a wonderful story filled with adventure where paths will cross and unimaginable chain of events will unfold.

A Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
A Star-Touched Queen seems to be an Indian inspired retelling of the greek myth of Hades and Persephone. I absolutely loved this book, it was so beautiful and poetic.

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Top Ten Tuesday#26: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Need to Read

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Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!

This week’s (May 7th, 2019) topic is: Characters That Remind Me of Myself.  I’m not really feeling this topic this week, so I changed it to Books by My Favorite Authors That I Still Need to Read.  

Mirielle is on hiatus for May due to unforeseen circumstances, so I’ll be doing this myself this month.   Let’s get this started!

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Top Ten Tuesday #25: Quotes from Favorite Badass Bookish Heroines

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Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!

This week’s (April 30th, 2019) topic is: Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes.  I’m not really someone who cares much about this topic, so I changed it to Quotes from Favorite Badass Bookish Heroines.

Mirielle is on hiatus this for May due to unforeseen circumstances, so I’ll be doing this myself this month.   Let’s get this started!

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