📚Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Crowns on the Cover👑

Hello, all! Happy Top Ten Tuesday.📚 For those of you who are not familiar, TTT is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl. Each week, there is a new topic for which participants list 10 related items. For more information and a list of topics, click here.

This week’s topic is a freebie of sorts: Books with [___] on their cover. I chose crowns! Let’s get started.😁👸🏽

What was your favorite cover from above? What is your favorite cover with a crown that is not listed? Be sure to let me know in the comments below! Be sure to also link your TTT so I don’t miss it!❤️

-Maya🌹

🧐Flashback Friday: Oldie Books with the Chosen One Trope💜

Good afternoon, my bookish friends!
I hope you are all having a “good” Friday so far. Ha-ha. Get it? Because it is Good Friday?! Speaking of which, while I am Catholic, I actually was just wondering why it is called “Good” Friday. Why Good and not another adjective? So I did a little bit of research. There are different thoughts on why it is termed so, with the main one deriving from the sacrifice of Jesus, but I found a particular tidbit of information to be interesting: Good is derived from the word holy, in that, holy “traditionally means to dedicate or consecrate a day on or a season in which religious observance is held” (Christian.net). Maybe you will find that interesting, as well!

Anyway. Today’s post is Flashback Friday. This post highlights oldie but goodie novels. It is my hope that, through this meme, we can bring older books back into the spotlight and that we can discover – and rediscover – old novels together! In the spirit of Good Friday, I decided to highlight oldie books with the Chosen One trope. However, this topic could be expanded upon!

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Published: 1997

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Published: 2008

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
Published: 2005

The Giver by Lois Lowry
Published: 1993

What are some of your favorite oldie Chosen One novels? Let me know in the comments below! I love chatting with you all. 🥰

-Maya🌹

📚Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To🙈

Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl

Hello, hello everyone!
How are you doing today? Today seems to be off to a lovely start; the sun is shining, the birds are singing their happy songs… 🕊☀️ I couldn’t ask for a more peaceful morning. I hope your day is off to a nice start as wekk, but if not… fear not! Thing can only get better. 🥰 “You don’t need a new day to start over, you only need a new mindset.” – Hazel Hira Ozbek

Today’s post is Top Ten Tuesday, which is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl. Each week, there is a new topic for which we list ten related items. Today’s topic is: Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To submitted by Deanna @NovelGlimpse. 😁

Elise Kova (A Deal with the Elf King)
John Gwyne (Bloodsworn Saga)
Amelia Hutchins (Legacy of Nine Realms)
Colleen Hoover (It Ends with Us, Ugly Love)
Maggie Stiefvater (The Shiver trilogy, The Raven Cycle)
Diana Gabaldon (Outlander series)
Elly Blake (Frostblood)
Laura Sebastian (Ash Princess)
Hannah Whitten (For the Wolf)
Sarah Rees Brennan (The Lynburn Legacy)

What are you authors that you have not yet read, but would like to? Have you read any of these authors?Let me know in the comments! Be sure to link your TTT as well so I don’t miss it!

-Maya🌹

📚Top Ten Tuesday: 21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics

Happy TTT, everyone!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl. Each week, there is a new topic for which we list ten items. This week’s topic is: 21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics. This topic was submitted by Lisa of Hopewell. This is a pretty cool topic, but I definitely struggled with it! 😬 To help, I did a little research on what constitutes a classic work. According to an article in ThoughtCo, there are several qualities that make up a classic literary piece, including artistic quality, withstanding the test of time, universal appeal, connections, and relevance for multiple generations. Classic literature is an expression of life, truth, and beauty. It must be of high artistic quality, at least for the time in which it was written” (Esther Lombardi, ThoughtCo). Click here to view the entire article.

I tried to include books that hit on one or more of the qualities listed above and the attributes that the article discussed.

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  6. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
    I know that this might seem a little bit… unconventional. However, many people know about this book/movie so it definitely hits on a couple of classic qualities.
  7. Life of Pi Yann Martel
  8. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  9. Circe by Madeline Miller
  10. The Boy in Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

What do you think of my list? What is on your TTT? Be sure to include the link to your post in the comments.

-Maya🌹

📚Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Adjectives in the Title🦋

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Hello bookworms!📚🐛
Happy TTT! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl. Each week, there is a new topic for which we make a list of 10 items. Click here for more information! Today’s topic is: Books with Adjectives in the Title. This topic was submitted by Nicole @HowToTrainABookDragon.

  1. The Darkest Star by Jennifer L Armentrout
  2. The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd Jones
  3. White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L Armentrout
  4. Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa
  5. The Forbidden Game by LJ Smith
  6. Wicked by Jennifer L Armentrout
  7. Cursed by Jennifer L Armentrout
  8. This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
  9. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  10. Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor

I included quite a few Jennifer Armentrout books to show my appreciation for her – not only because she is my favorite author but she has been getting a lot of hate for her recent release, The War of Two Queens. It is important to note that authors are people too and we have the privilege of reading their books, their art, their legacy. It is totally okay to express opinion, but it can be done so in a way that is not threatening or hateful.

Okay, I digress. 😬

Number 10 on my list is a book I just discovered (like, a few min ago) – it is a reimagining of The Great Gatsby. It sounds really good so I am definitely adding it to my TBR. For any Gatsby lovers, I’d recommend you check it out and decide for yourself if you think it might be something you are interested in!✨

What did you think about my TTT selections? Please be sure to link your post in the comments below!

-Maya🌹

📚Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles that are Complete Sentences

Good morning, all! Happy Tuesday.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl. Each week, there is a new topic for which we list 10 items. This week’s topic is book titles that are complete sentences. This was a challenging yet fun topic! I really tried to include books other than those I have already read. Of course, there are some in here that I have read but I wanted to change it up and include new to me novels!

Book Titles that are Complete Sentences

-I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (Read)

-The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning (Read)

-The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout (Read)

-The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson (Read)

-They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

-The girl who could move sh*t with her mind by Jackson Ford

-You deserve each other by Sarah Hogle

-The immortal rules by Julie Kagawa

-Meet me in another life by Catriona Silvey

-Don’t Look Back by Jennifer Armentrout

What’s on your TTT this week? Let me know in the comments! Be sure to link your TTT so I don’t miss it! 😊

-Maya🌹

📚Top Ten Tuesday: My Ten Most Recent Reads

Hello hello! Happy Top Ten Tuesday, friends!
We have some stormy weather where I live! It is thunderstorming⛈ and I love it! Well, I love it when I don’t have to be out and about and I can just stay inside all day😁 I have today off as I am transitioning to a new position at my hospital job and I am so grateful for a second day off. Of course, I will still have some studying to do (as I am entering a new specialty) but at least I get to be in the comfort of my home😌

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl. Each week, there is a new topic for which we write a list of ten items. See the meme info page and list of topics here. This week’s topic is: My Ten Most Recent Reads!

📚My Ten Most Recent Reads📚

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer Armentrout
The Hating Game by Sally Thorn
A Touch of Darkness by Scarlet St. Clair
Brave by Jennifer Armentrout
Crave by Tracy Wolff
The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

If I had to pick a few favorites, I would choose The Crown of Gilded Bones, The Beautiful, and Crave! What are your ten most recent reads? Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments below! Be sure to link your TTT masterpiece in the comments section as well! 😊

-Maya🌹

📚Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Gladly Throw in the Ocean🌊

Good morning, everyone! Happy Tuesday. 💙
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl. Each week, there is a new topic for which we write a list of 10 items. For more information and the list of topics, see the meme info page here.

Today’s topic is: Top Ten Books I’d Gladly Throw in the Ocean🌊. Per Jana, “You can want to throw a book into the ocean for a number of different reasons, both good and bad: you didn’t like it and DNFed it, you kept reading it hoping it would get better and it never did, you wish the ending had been different, it made you feel too many feels, there was a love triangle (or maybe said love triangle ended with the main character ending up with the person you didn’t them to end up with), it ended on a cliffhanger and you’re dying, there was a plot twist that messed with your mind, you thought you had figured out how things would end and the author outsmarted you, something made you mad, a character made a bad choice, etc.”
(Note: I wouldn’t actually throw any books into the ocean 😂 and, figuratively speaking, if I did throw a book into the ocean, I would swim back and grab it)

  1. The Stand
    I sort of want to throw this in the ocean because I am finding it pretty boring. Maybe I am just not in the mood for this sort of book right now but I am finding King’s prose to just be really lengthy and just boring. Sooo yeah, I would love to chuck it out into the watery abyss 😂. I am going to keep reading it because my best friend gave me her copy to read and I don’t want to let her down.😬 I just might be here until next year reading this book 😂
  2. Forbidden by Syrie and Ryan James
    Because they came out with the sequel 5 years after the first installment and the first book ended up a cliffhanger. Who knows when the next book will be out!
  3. Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin
    I loved this book. A lot. And the ending literally killed me! Shelby did us dirty 😭
  4. From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout
    Too. Many. Feels. (10/10 recommend this book)
  5. Every Day by David Leviathan
    I just did not like this book that much… it didn’t really keep my interest so I DNFed it.
  6. The Forbidden Game by LJ Smith
    The ending😢 (I also wanted Jenny to end up with someone else). but the ending made sense so I wasn’t mad. Just sad!
  7. Mystic City trilogy by Theo Lawrence
    Similar to Forbidden, there has been no final book to the Mystic City trilogy and I find that soooo frustrating because I really liked the Mystic City books.
  8. Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
    I just did not like this book. I can’t really remember why but I do remember just losing interest. I think I just found the book boring even though the premise of the book itself had caught my interest.
  9. The Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
    I have not even read this book but I would want to throw it into the ocean just because if I were to buy the book right now, it would not match the covers that I currently have, which are the originals. Book pet peeve triggered!
  10. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
    Just because the ending ripped me to pieces. I actually couldn’t read the last few chapters because I was too busy crying and just couldn’t pick up the book to finish it after.

What are some books that you would throw into the ocean? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to link your TTT in the comments below so I don’t miss your TTT masterpiece!

-Maya🌹

📚Top Ten Tuesday: Places In Books I’d Love to Live

Happy TTT, everyone!!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl. Each week, there is a new topic for which we write 10 things about. You can find more information, including the weekly topics, here. Today’s TTT topics is places in books I’d love to live.

Places In Books I’d Love to Live

Velaris – The City of Starlight – ACOTAR by SJM
I have always loved the night sky and the stars so I think it would be pretty amazing to live in the city of starlight.

Ketterdam – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Yeah, it would be a pretty dangerous place but it would also be cool to live there. There are so many different cultures there! Plus. Kaz is there and he is my baby.)

Ellingham Academy – Truly, Devious by Maureen Johnson
While there are a lot of crimes that happen at the academy, it would be pretty cool to live in a grand place such as the academy. Plus, there are all sorts of cool passages and tunnels to explore, which would be fun (unless you can’t find a way out 😂 thennnn it is not so fun)

Italy – The Hourglass Door
I have always wanted to go to Italy! THD has part of the book set in 15th century (I think) Italy and, after reading the book, I thought that it would be pretty neat to be an apothecary store owner during that time! Medicine through the ages has always fascinated me.

The Beast’s Castle – Beauty and the Beast
For the library. 😂
(I honestly have no idea if the original book involves a library 😂)

That is really all I can think of off the top of my head! What are some places in books that you’d like to live? Let me know in the comments below. Be sure to link your TTT so I don’t miss it!

-Maya🌹

📚Top Ten Tuesday: Funny Book Titles😂

Good morning/almost afternoon, everyone!👋🏼 Happy TTT!!😌

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl. Each week, there is a new topic for which we post 10 items in list format. This week’s topic is: Funny Book Titles. I did a combination of book titles that are funny (will make you laugh) and then book titles are funny in the sense of being strange, odd, weird or different as far as titles go (but in a good way, not in a bad way or anything!!).

Funny/Strange Book Titles

This one always makes me laugh! 🦕

I realize the title James and the Giant Peach may not make you laugh out loud, but I think it is a “funny” title in the sense of it being “odd.” Like, a giant peach? Weird (but cool)! When I was younger, I absolutely loved James and the Giant Peach. 🍑

The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind (The Frost Files, #1)

I have this one on my TBR. The title and the cover totally give off “Stranger Things” vibes. The book sounds really interesting!🧠

Soooo that is really all I could come up with today 😂 This was a hard topic and I struggled a little bit, but as always, I had fun with the post. 🥰

What are some other books with funny titles? Let me know in the comments below. Be sure to include your TTT link so I don’t miss your TTT masterpiece! 🥰

-Maya🌹