Hi everyone! I hope you had a good holiday — if you celebrate / happen to be American / happen to have July 4th off. I wouldn’t say we celebrated — we were just outside all day to my toddler’s extreme happiness. Now that we’re all exhausted from being in the sun, well, here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS COMING OUT IN THE SECOND HALF OF 2022. That’s a mouthful of a topic this week, but one that’s rather easy to fill out, honestly.

Most of these I haven’t read yet, but the first three I have! My review for The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy will be out later this week, so keep an eye out for it. I absolutely adored that book. I’m stupidly excited for The Lost Metal — it’s a Sanderson book set on my favorite world of his! And don’t even get me started on A Dowry of Blood. I’m desperately hoping for an ARC of it, still, but who knows. I probably won’t get one. The rest of these books, well… I’M JUST REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THESE, OKAY? Do we share any of the same books? Let me know!


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is BOOKS ON MY SUMMER 2022 TBR. I have quite a few, but these are the ones I’m really dying to read. Most of these (six of them, to be exact) are actually ARCs or copies publishers have sent to me to get me ready for other books to be released.

Have you read any of my TBR? What are you looking to read this summer?

Wondering who the heck I am? Check out my announcement.


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is BOOKISH WISHES. Now, you know I pretty much read exclusively on my Kindle these days, so really this list is just me wanting books on my kindle. Not all that exciting, but there are some on this list I just haven’t pushed the BUY button for yet. The only one I’ve read before is The Amber Spyglass — I love the His Dark Materials series so much. I have the first two on my Kindle, I just haven’t gotten around to buying the last one yet!

I’m going to link my Kindle Wishlist here, but I don’t expect anything, okay?

What books are on your wishlist? Do we share any?


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is BOOKS I WISH HAD AN EPILOGUE. I’m going to twist this a little bit, and really make this more…books I wish had shown the characters happy more often. Because that’s what epilogues are, right? A chance to show the characters after everything has gone down, after everything has settled.

Some of these totally have epilogues. Some of these are the very beginnings of series, and thus you do see more of the characters. But like I said — I wanted more with these characters! I wanted to watch them live their lives together happily. I would, without a doubt, read about most of these characters making dinner together, or doing the dishes, or going on a walk.. Slice of life stuff, you know?

What books do you wish had an epilogue?


Hi darlings. I hope your Tuesday is treating you kindly so far. Kiddo slept through the night again, so maybe we’re back on track? Maybe? 🤞🏻 This week I had a little difficulty with Top Ten Tuesday’s weekly topic, as you’ll see.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is BOOKS WITH A UNIT OF TIME IN THE TITLE. But uh, I looked through all my books and found not a single one that actually fit the theme, so we’re doing BOOKS WITH A NUMBER IN THE TITLE instead, because it’s…as close as I could get. 🤷‍♀️

I also tried to feature books I haven’t mentioned much on my blog before, so you’ll probably see some new covers (to my blog, anyway)!

Were you able to come up with any books to fit this week’s topic? Have you read any of the books I’ve listed?


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is COMFORT READS.

There are certain books I turn to when the world seems bleak, and when everything seems absolutely awful. These books either remind me that everything will turn out alright, or they distract me and let me escape from the grim news of the day. That’s not to say these books don’t have sad storylines, or have reminders that all is not well. It’s more these books are like climbing into your own bed at night — familiar and comfortable. I’ve read all of these books more than once, and well, I’ll keep coming back for more.

Do we share any of the same comfort books?


Morning. [grumbles] Can someone, anyone, tell my son that he can sleep right through three am without waking up wailing? Poor baby is waking up really whiney and won’t go back to sleep without a big bottle. He’s a year old! He shouldn’t need to eat at night anymore. 😦 ANYWAY, onto my sleep-deprived post…

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is a QUOTE FREEBIE. Sooooo, because I have a million of these saved — I’m doing quotes about love.

the book cover for The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

“When the day shall come, that we do part,” he said softly, and turned to look at me, “if my last words are not ‘I love you’—ye’ll ken it was because I didna have time.” — THE FIERY CROSS by DIANA GABALDON

The book cover for Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

“I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.” — SONG OF ACHILLES by MADELINE MILLER

the book cover for Shadow of Night by Deborah harkness

“In every moment, for the rest of my life, I will be choosing you.” — SHADOW OF NIGHT by DEBORAH HARKNESS

The book cover for The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

“I have tried to let you go and I cannot. I cannot stop thinking of you. I cannot stop dreaming about you.” — THE NIGHT CIRCUS by ERIN MORGENSTERN

The book cover for Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

“The moment you first called me a prick, my fate was sealed. O, fathers of my bloodline! O, ye kings of olde! Take this crown from me, bury me in my ancestral soil. If only you had known the mighty work of thine loins would be undone by a gay heir who likes it when American boys with chin dimples are mean to him.” — RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE by CASEY MCQUISTON

the book cover for A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske

“You look like a Turner painting and I want to learn your textures with my fingertips. You are the most fascinating thing in this beautiful house. I’d like to introduce my fists to whoever taught you to stop talking about the things that interest you.” — A MARVELLOUS LIGHT by FREYA MARSKE

the book cover for To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

“And kissed her for a hundred and sixty-nine years.” — TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG by CONNIE WILLIS

The book cover for His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

“I’ll be looking for you, Will, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one’ll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you…We’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pin trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams…And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me, we’ll be joined so tight…” — HIS DARK MATERIALS by PHILIP PULLMAN

The book cover for A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

“I was his and he was mine, and we were the beginning and middle and end. We were a song that had been sung from the very first ember of light in the world.” — COURT OF MIST AND FURY by SARAH J. MAAS

the book cover for Brazen and the Beast by Sarah macLean

“It had been three days since she’d left him alone in his home, having destroyed it with the specter of her presence. He couldn’t do anything in the house—not eat or bathe or light a fucking candle—without thinking of her. Without reliving her, smelling like almond cakes and looking like sin. ……..So, he hadn’t gone home in three days.” — BRAZEN AND THE BEAST by SARAH MACLEAN

What are you favorite quotes about love? Share them below, I seriously want to read them.


Hey everybody! I’m home today with my little man as his usual caretakers are all sick! Means I get to skip out on work and hang out with my buddy today! So that means that I probably won’t be blog hopping today — I’ll be too busy making sure my kiddo doesn’t accidentally unalive himself, and that we’re having fun! I hope your Tuesday is going great!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is BOOKS I WAS SO EXCITED TO GET, BUT STILL HAVEN’T READ YET. Whoops. You know I got some for this topic…I went straight to my Kindle Library and scrolled, while taking notes. These are SOME of the books that I’ve bought in excitement, and uh…haven’t gotten around to reading yet.

I’m not going to lie to you, I straight up forgot I had bought some of these. (Looking at you, The Midnight Bargin.) Whoops. Do you see any books I absolutely have to get to soon? Let me know.


Hello my lovelies! I sure hope this Tuesday is treating you kindly so far, because today is my birthday! I’m not expecting much of anything for today — my last couple of birthdays have sucked majorly. Last year, I was 5 days out from a c-section, and hauling my newborn to his first ever doctor appointment. I was in so much pain. The year before that, well, it was mid-pandemic and I was terrified of catching a respiratory disease when I’m asthmatic. HERE’S HOPING THIS YEAR IS A MILLION TIMES BETTER, YEAH?


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is BOOKISH CHARACTERS. I love a good bookish character — I see myself in them a lot. I also am a huge sucker for books ABOUT books.

  • DIANA, from the All Souls Trilogy — Diana is a professor, and spends an enormous amount of time in this book with her nose deep in research.
  • ZACHARY, from The Starless Sea — Zachary wants nothing more than to be a reading major
  • EDWIN, from A Marvellous Light — Edwin researches and researches, and taught himself a great many things from his books
  • LIRAEL, from Lirael — Lirael’s heart’s desire was to work in the Great Library of the Clayr. She gets her wish!
  • JACKABY, from Jackaby — Jackaby is a sort of magical/supernatural Sherlock, and as such, is constantly looking things up. His library is home to several different types of creatures, too.
  • ELIZABETH, from Sorcery of Thorns — Elizabeth is a foundling at a great magical library, and the books end up protecting her when she is in great danger.
  • JESS, from Ink and Bone — Jess is from a society where books are illegal, and ends up working at a library to save them.
  • JANUARY, from The Ten Thousand Doors of January — January finds a book that reveals her power of stepping into other worlds.
  • KIRSTEN, from Station Eleven — Kirsten spends most of her time trying to find copies of / other issues of her favorite graphic novel. I’d be doing the same if I was safe enough, and in a post-apocalyptic USA.
  • CHARLEY, from The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep — Charley can read characters out of books and straight into real life!

Who did you come up with this week? Share your links below and I’ll check them out!


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. I love Top Ten Tuesday — I love seeing the unique answers every week, and I especially love the excuse to look at pretty cover art every Tuesday! This week’s topic is ONE WORD REVIEWS FOR THE LAST 10 BOOKS I READ. I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with for this week! Without any further ado, let’s jump in.

The title of each book links back to my full review.

Do you agree with any of my one-word reviews? Link your TTT below so I can check it out!