Top Ten Tuesday – Summertime Reads

There is something about summer that makes me want to just read all the quick reads. And there is nothing quicker than reading a New Adult/Romance book. These kind of books have the tendency to just suck you right in and even though you know what is going to happen you still find yourself on the end of your seat. So for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, I’m sharing the series/books in NA and romance that you would want to read on the beach

Mayhem series – Jamie Shaw

Off Campus series – Elle Kennedy

Rusk University series – Cora Carmack

738 Days – Stacey Kade

Caroline & West duology – Robin York

Marked Men series – Jay Crownover

Stage Dive series – Kylie Scott

Scoring Wilder – R. S. Grey

Game On series – Kristen Callihan

Kingmaker series – Amanda Bouchet

What are your summer reads? Have you read any of the above?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Reading Wishlist

I am a sucker for a handful of topics in YA/NA/Romances. If you tell me a certain topic is in a book I am like 99.9% likely to read it. I can’t help it, these topics are my kryptonite and I think there needs to more books that include these 10 different topics:


Fake Relationship – I love the use of a fake relationship that inevitably will turn into more because it is so hard to keep the lines blurred. These people think they are going into it with their eyes wide open and yet they have no idea what they are in for.


Best Friend’s Brother – This is like one of my all time favorite book topics. It usually ends badly where the friend is mad because they aren’t told ahead of time and all hell breaks lose, but it is still the best. There is always this fun flirt factor and it just makes me so happy.


Brother’s Best Friend – Another one that goes terribly wrong because brothers always have to take care of their sister and hate it when they start dating one of their friends. But it makes me so happy to read.


Friendship to Love – This is 100% a must read for me and about 95% of the books I do read. There is just something so endearing about watching two friends fall for each other. They could know each other their whole lives or they could have become new friends and find more under the surface.


Sports Romance – I know there are a ton out there, but I’m ALWAYS looking for more. There is nothing I love more than a “macho” sports guy turning into a puddle when he meets the person of his dreams.


Strong Female Friendships – I feel like this one is severely lacking in YA. In real life females have strong friendships. There is not always a frienemy. Sometimes girls are just really good friends that support each other. I really need this to show up more.


Study Abroad – Duh. You all know my favorite book. Of course I’m going to like these kinds of books.


Parallel Life – Another duh. You know how I feel about these types of books. I did a whole series of blog posts on it once. Give me all the parallel life stories!


Hot Dads – This is a new thing I have come across that I think YA books need more of. I just read a book (it is the example book) that I was completely in love with the dad which was new for me. I need more of this in my books.


Time Travel Books – I love a good time travel book. And if it is done right you aren’t left wondering what is going on. I need more of these in my life.



Are any of these of your reading wishlist? Do you have any suggestions for books in these topics?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Unique Books

I don’t read a lot of unique books. I typically know what I like and it is usually what I stick to. Every now and then I will try a book on a recommendation or based on a rating someone gave it or even sometime just because it sounds interesting or I liked the author. Some of these books have been huge hits with me and some a sad miss. But they are all unique in some way. How are they unique? There is POV, writing style (one book is in verse which I learned is not for me), topic, language used, or the story in general. They all brought something new to my reading history and I will forever be grateful for that.

After the Kiss – Terra Elan McVoy

The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein

Pure – Terra Elan McVoy

Push – Sapphire

Uglies – Scott Westerfeld

Grave Mercy – Robin LaFevers

Forbidden – Tabitha Suzuma

Glow – Amy Kathleen Ryan

Small Town Sinners – Melissa Walker

Bumped – Megan McCafferty

What have been the most unique books you have read? Have you read any of the 10 above?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Author Meetings

I have been a very lucky girl and have gotten to meet a lot of authors that I love and have been able to gush over their books that mean so much to me. I’ve been to BEA and ALA and book signings. I have moderated panels and been to publishing events that have made this all possible. There are still those authors that I have yet to have the chance to meet. I hope it happens one day, but until then here is a list of 5 authors I was lucky enough to meet and 5 I am dying for the chance to.

Sarah J. Maas || Emery Lord || Sarah Dessen || Lauren Oliver || Morgan Matson


Stephanie Perkins || Suzanne Young || Sarah Ockler || Lauren Miller || Trish Doller

Someday I really  hope to get to meet these 5 amazing women just to thank them from bringing the gift of their words into my life.

What authors have you met or are dying to meet?

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Top Ten Tuesday (on a Thursday) – Spring TBR

So I didn’t get this up on Tuesday (we had a snow storm which was a mess) and I didn’t get this up yesterday (it was an ABCs day). I figure why not make it Top Ten Thursday so I can show off my possible Spring TBR. Without further ado…

A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas (Top priority in May!!!)

Bad Romance – Heather Demetrios (reading this one soon)

In a Perfect World – Trish Doller

Twist – Kylie Scott

Goodbye Days – Jeff Zentner

These Things I’ve Done – Rebecca Phillips

The Thief – Megan Whalen Turner (No idea what it is about but made a deal with Gail)

Once and for All – Sarah Dessen

Here Lies Daniel Tate – Cristin Terrill

Coming Up for Air – Miranda Kenneally (I read a draft and I can’t wait to read it again!)

And there you have my Spring TBR…maybe, I think, we’ll see.

What is on your Spring TBR?

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