Top Ten Tuesday #24: (First Ten) Books I Reviewed

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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 23rd, 2019) topic is: (First Ten) Books I Reviewed

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Top Ten Tuesday #23: Rainy Day Reads

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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 16th, 2019) topic is: Rainy Day Reads

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Top Ten Tuesday #22: Bingeworthy TV Shows/Amazing Movies

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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 9th, 2019) topic is: We weren’t really feeling the topic this week, so we went ahead and chose a backlist topic – Bingeworthy TV Shows/Amazing Movies

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Top Ten Tuesday #21: Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book

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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 2nd 2019) topic is: Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book

Since there are two of us running this blog (Melanie and Mireille), we’re going to break these memes up between us and each pick five!

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The Cover
I’m a cover whore – I love a good cover that will look amazing on my shelves.

Illustrations
This isn’t really a common one but I’m a sucker for illustrations, especially in middle-grade novels or special editions YA books.

Author Auto-Buy
I have so many auto-author buys, so that is probably the easiest reason to buy for me.

Themes
Does it have pirates? Vikings? Necromancers? Blood Magic? Then sign me up! There are many themes I adore and it’s always so exciting when they get on trend.

Reviews
I don’t have a lot of faith in random Goodreads reviews for many reasons – it could be a full post within itself! However, I do trust reviews from certain reviewers/friends that I know have very similar taste as me.  That can certainly push me to pick up a novel.

 

The Cover
I am a sucker for a beautiful cover. If it appeals to me there is a good chance that I will buy the book.

The Author
If it’s an author that I like or love, I will be getting anything they write. I have a couple instabuy authors. Some could be coming out with a phone book and I would buy it (**cough*Jay Kristoff*cough**).

The Hype
Of course like a lot if people are raving about a book, especially my friends I will end up buying it.

The Synopsis
I do sometimes read the synopsis and based on it decide if it’s something that I might be into.

The Controversy
If a book has controversy around it there is a chance that I will pick it up to see what the fuss is about.

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday #20: Popular Books That Lived Up to the Hype

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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 (March 28th, 2019) topic is: Audio Freebie.  However, since Mireille has some posts about audio books – we are going to switch the topic to: Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype. 

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Top Ten Tuesday #19: Books On My Spring 2019 TBR

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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 (March 19th, 2019) topic is: Books On My Spring 2019 TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday #18: Standalone Books That Need a Sequel

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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 (March 12th, 2019) topic is: Standalone Books That Need a Sequel

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Top Ten Tuesday #17: Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With

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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 (March 5th, 2019) topic is: Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With

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Top Ten Tuesday #16: Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit

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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 (February 26th, 2019) topic is: Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit

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Top Ten Tuesday #15: Books I Loved With Under 2,000 Ratings

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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 (February 19th, 2019) topic is: Books I Loved With Under 2,000 Ratings

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I was shocked when looking through my list on Goodreads what had under 2,000 ratings! There are so many wonderful books that are going under the radar.  All my suggestions were five star reads for me. Here are my top picks for this!

Scream all Night by Derek Milman
This is such a wonderful, heartfelt, eccentric and unique contemporary novel.  It’s quite hard hitting and deals with loss, siblings and abandonment.  The book is freaking brilliant and if you haven’t read it yet, then go get it!

Sanctuary (Sanctuary #1) by Caryn Lix
This is a book I love to recommend from anyone who needs something that has a great cast of characters, great writing and is insanely fast-paced. This is a sci-fi thriller with twists and turns everywhere and completely accessible if you are newer to the genre.

A Touch of Gold (A Touch of Gold #1) by Annie Sullivan
Pirates!! So many Pirates.  A Touch of Gold is a retelling of King Midas, that is all I had to hear for it to make it on my my anticipated list last year.  Thankfully, I was not let down and it was just such a fun and different book. Did I mention PIRATES?!?!!?

Dare You to Lie (Hometown Antihero #1) by Amber Lynn Natusch
Do you like Veronica Mars? Are you a MARSHMELLOW like me? Then you need this book.  It’s basically reads like a Veronica Mars episode and if you are like me and missing the show, go get you a copy of this book.

Odd & True by Cat Winters
I don’t know how this has under 2k ratings when it’s been out for a couple years.  That is such a shame.  This story has no romance and a very strong relationship between two sisters.  If you love dark historical fiction, with a dab of paranormal.  I would HIGHLY recommend this.  Cat Winters is perfection at writing these dark sorts of tales.

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Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria
I loved this books and absolutely dumbfounded that it has less then 500 ratings. It has everything you need great world building, fantastic diversity plus it’s a standalone which nowadays is hard to find in YA fantasy.

Scream All Night by Derek Millman
This book really took me by surprised. I wasn’t expecting it to be so hard hitting but it was. I will continue to rave about it and Derek until everyone has read it.

The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth
This is truly a beautiful book and yet again I don’t know why people aren’t raving about this one. The writing is gorgeous

Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington
I love Jessica, she’s such a lovely person and I absolutely adore her writing. I am not a huge contemporary reader but this book made me put Jessica in the auto-buy section of my TBR. It’s such a cute, fun read, perfect for the summer.

The Dollmaker of Krakow by RM Romero
This story was so heartbreaking but at the same time I saw a lot of hope in it too. People need to read this book, it was such an impactful read for me.

What are books that you love that have less than 2000 ratings?