Good morning, friends! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about being grateful. I thought I’d pick out the ARCs and books I received this year that I was so, so thankful to get to read early. Basically — the ARCS that I loved the most. Check out my list below. Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl.
Most, if not all of these, were five star reads. I am so beyond thankful to the publishers for allowing me to read these books early. I am still so surprised that I get ARCs. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
And if you haven’t read any of these — pick them up as soon as you can!!!!!
Good morning, my darlings! How are you doing today? Well, I hope! I’m still doing pretty well with reading, though I’m not back up to my usual speed right now. I’m not rushing things, though. I’ll get there when I get there!
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. The topic this week is SERIES I’D LIKE TO START. Easy enough to do — I just scrolled through my TBR on Goodreads and found the series that stuck out most to me.
Most of these have been recommended to me by friends, or they’re by authors who I really like. I’ve read exactly ONE Discworld book and I loved it. I just collect them when I see them on sale for Kindle. One day I’ll have all of them! What’s on your list this week?
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. The topic this week is a HALLOWEEN FREEBIE. So, I did the easiest thing I could think of and did covers that screamed HALLOWEEN to me. You’ll recognize a lot of these from my Spooky, but not Scary Recommendation list! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. The topic this week is actually FAVORITE BOOKSTORES or BOOKSTORES I’D LOVE TO VISIT, but uh, I have exactly one bookstore available to me. Barnes and Noble. That’d be a boring list, so I went through the past Top Ten Tuesday topics that I never did and found one I thought would be interesting enough to do. I’m going with AUTHORS I’VE READ THE MOST BOOKS BY. Let’s see what I can come up with.
Patricia Briggs – 18 books
Jim Butcher – 17 books
Sarah J. Maas – 14 books
Brandon Sanderson – 14 books
Sarah MacLean – 13 books
Diana Gabaldon – 9 Books
James S. A. Corey – 9 books
Kevin Hearne – 8 books
T. Kingfisher – 8 books
VE Schwab – 8 books
The top two authors are up that high simply because they have both written two huge, huge, huge paranormal series. The Mercy Thompson series, and The Dresden Files, respectively. Both excellent reads, if you’re looking for something to really sink your teeth into. (This is also how Kevin Hearne popped onto the list — he wrote The Iron Druid Chronicles, and that’s a lengthy series as well!) The rest, well, I love their work.
What author have you read the most work by?
Just a reminder, I’m on vacation this week — I won’t be blog hopping! I’ll catch up when I’m back next week. 🧡
Goooood morning, my darlings! I hope you’re dong well so far today — I’m feeling a lot better than I was, so we’ve got some improvement! I also had a convenient already-planned doctor appt yesterday, and they checked me out and proclaimed to be doing just fine. Doc seems to think I’m flaring up from the weather shift. It was 80 degrees last week, and not even 60 this week. That’ll do it for me, unfortunately.
Alright, alright! I think I ended up doing pretty good, all things considered! I aimed for book covers that were MOSTLY just text, or included text in a really interesting way. Did any of these make your list this week?
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. The topic this week is a BOOKS ON MY FALL TBR. This is, thankfully, a rather easy one for me. Most of these are ARCs that I absolutely need to get cracking on!
In fact, all but two of these are ARCs I have! Have you read any of these / are you looking forward to any of these? Of them, I’m most looking forward to reading A Restless Truth, and The Bone Houses.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. The topic this week is a BOOKS WITH GEOGRAPHICAL TERMS IN THE TITLE. This one was slightly more difficult than I thought it would be! However, I managed to find at least ten for this week! I had a couple of others picked out but thought they were only VAGUELY related to the theme, so I left them off.
So we have: Sea, City, Garden, Sea, City, Woods, Town, Beach, Mount, and yet another Sea! What geographical terms did you use this week?
Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been gone for a bit — I’m having a hard time with stress lately and well, some things have to give. I’m still around, and I’m still reading, you just might see me blog-hopping a tiny bit less. I hope you had a fantastic weekend, my friends!
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. The topic this week is a BOOKS I LOVED SO MUCH I HAD TO GET MULTIPLE COPIES. There’s a lot of these — so I knew this week’s topic would be an easy one!
Song of Achilles, The Raven Cycle, Station Eleven, and A Court of Thorns and Roses I read on an e-reader for the first time. I loved them so much that I ended up buying physical copies of them!
The Shadow of the Gods, and The Drowned Woods I received e-ARCs for, but ended up buying physical copies for my bookshelf!
The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy and A Taste of Gold and Iron I received e-ARCs for, but also bought the actual e-book for! I plan to buy physical copies of these, too, but I just don’t have the extra money right now!
Outlander, I have in e-book, mass-market paperback, AND a personalized signed hardcover. I used to have the whole series in tradeback, too, but my mom kept those when they moved to a different state!
I have the entire Mistborn series in mass-market paperback, but I also have it in e-book, too!
If I had to guess what book I own the most copies of, I’m going to say Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It’s my favorite book of the series, and I own an e-book version, at least three paperbacks, and four hardbacks (My original hardback, the one I bought to replace it after the binding broke, the Juniper books version, and the illustrated copy.). I do not and never will condone JK Rowling, but I cannot pretend that HP never existed.
Of these, Well Met, The Raven Boys, and A Discovery of Witches are my favorites. Which one would you like to go to school in? I think I’d pick time-travel study from Oxford in To Say Nothing of the Dog, myself.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. The topic this week is COMPLETED SERIES I WISH HAD MORE BOOKS, but uh, my brain is literally not working so I instead made you a very pretty rainbow of book covers. Enjoy.
I’ve read all of these BESIDES The Kiss Curse, which I am getting to next month! (I recommend all of these, too!) I’m blaming my lack of coordination and thought on the fact that Will woke up at 3, and would only try to sleep while I was singing to him. So I sang ‘This Old Man’ for an hour, and he finally fell asleep. ANYWAY, I’m brain dead, tired, and just want to go home. Have a post, my friends.