Posts Categorized: Top Ten Tuesday

May 19
Top Ten Books With a Realistic Portrayal of Friendship

Top Ten Books With a Realistic Portrayal of Friendship

vide   Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is: BOOKS WITH A REALISTIC PORTRAYAL OF FRIENDSHIP It’s not hard to find a book with friendship as a central theme.  But it’s harder to find a book that portrays friendship well, realistically depicting friendships we have in our own lives.  The following books feature friendships that feel genuine, even if they’re not always pretty. Roomies… Read more »


May 06
Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame as Pieces of Art

Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame as Pieces of Art

vide   Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is: BOOK COVERS I’D FRAME AS PIECES OF ART I won’t be writing much commentary on the covers I chose, because: 1) They probably don’t need them, and 2) My AC is broken, it’s hot, I’m sweaty, and I’m grumpy as hell.  So, in addition to linking up your picks below, feel free to cheer me… Read more »


Apr 14
Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Bookish Items

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Bookish Items

vide   Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is: FAVORITE BOOKISH ITEMS In a bit over one year of blogging, I’m still amazed at all of the new books I acquired over the past year.  New books mean new bookshelves and bookcases, and below, I’ve included photos of those that I bought recently. I loved this little staircase bookshelf.  It’s not the most practical… Read more »


Apr 07
Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books

vide   Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is: MOST UNIQUE BOOKS   S. by Doug Dorst and J.J. Abrams: What Makes It Unique?  This is a clever book within a book, filled with removable photographs, letters, postcards, etc., that help to solve the mysteries in the overlapping stories. Night Film by Marisha Pessl: What Makes It Unique?  Similar to S., this mystery features… Read more »


Mar 31
My YA “Gateway” Books

My YA “Gateway” Books

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is: My YA Gateway Books Before I started my blog last year, YA was just a small slice of the books that I read.  It wasn’t that I was opposed to the genre; it just wasn’t on my radar.  In 2008, a friend told me that I HAD to read this book called Twilight.  At that… Read more »


Mar 17
Top Ten Tuesday # 45: My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday # 45: My Spring TBR

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is: My Spring TBR After I put together my list of my top ten Spring TBR, I realized that I have a nice mix of genres: some sci-fi, fantasy, a contemporary, an adult thriller, and historical fiction.  But I have a serious lack of male authors, with the exception of Scan, which has a male co-author…. Read more »


Mar 10
Top Ten Tuesday # 44: The Unread Books On My Bookshelf

Top Ten Tuesday # 44: The Unread Books On My Bookshelf

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is: Top Ten Unread Books On My Bookshelf This week’s Top Ten topic was favorite books of a particular genre, and I decided to stretch this topic a bit.  Can I make unread books a genre?  Maybe not, but I’m doing it anyway!  So below are ten books that I purchased recently but haven’t yet read…. Read more »


Mar 04
Top Ten Tuesday # 43: Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday # 43: Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is: Popular Authors I’ve Never Read The elephant in the room on this list of authors I’ve never read is J.K. Rowling, of course.  I keep promising I’m going to start this series, but it hasn’t happened yet.  Just know that I intend to do it!  For almost all of these authors, I’ve already purchased at… Read more »