Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Books from 2013

I started Andi’s ABCs in January of 2013. I had been co-blogging somewhere else for about 6 months to a year before that, but my blog was born in 2013. I read 154 books over the course of that year. About 30ish of those books were 5 stars for me (not sure if I reread them I would give them all the same now). And of those 30ish, here are the 10 that I still love to this day:

Parallel – Lauren Miller

Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta

The Program – Suzanne Young

All Our Yesterdays – Cristin Terrill

Maybe One Day – Melissa Kantor

Pivot Point – Kasie West

Altered – Jennifer Rush

Allegiant – Veronica Roth

Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

Graceling – Kristin Cashore

Have you read any of these gems?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Realistic Contemporary Reading List

I was originally going to skip today’s Back to School freebie for Top Ten Tuesday. But then I started to think about it and I thought about how many amazing realistic contemporary books I’ve read over the last 7 or so years and it made me realize there should be a reading list of this in high schools for kids. These books deal with school shootings, abuse, date rape, mental illness and more. They are all things that I think high schoolers should know about and be able to read about. So here is my list of 10 Realistic Contemporaries that should be on a reading list for teens:

What We Saw || Every Last Word || When We Collided || Faking Normal || What Happens Next

If I Lie || Shine || Hate List || Bad Romance || Thirteen Reasons Why


What do you think should belong on a realistic contemporary reading list for high school kids? Have you read of of these?

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Top Six Tuesday – Birthday Wishlist

So technically this is not a Top Ten Tuesday post. First of all there is no topic for the day since they are on hiatus until next week. Secondly I only have 6 books on this list. But that all aside my birthday is on Sunday and I was thinking about books coming out in 2018 that I would really love. There are 6 books that I am dying to have my in little hands and since birthdays are supposed to feel magical here is my magical wish list of 6 books I want:

The Complication – Suzanne Young

Heart on Fire – Amanda Bouchet

Meet Cute – Various Authors

Starry Eyes – Jenn Bennett

Starlight Nights – Stacey Kade

Love, Life and the List – Kasie West

Truthfully there are a ton more that I would want, but these all have covers so the win. But I’m waiting on you books by Morgan Matson and Sarah J. Maas 🙂

What books would be on your birthday wish list that come out in 2018?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Andi’s Must Reads

Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is on hiatus for a couple more weeks but I couldn’t get this idea out of my head so I’m going with it. I know it’s true that we, as book nerds, have a hard time picking our favorite books. Honestly I could probably tell you 50 books I want you to read. But there will always be those books that you just want everyone to read. There are just those books that you want to read over and over again yourself. Since I’m itching to actually read one of those special to me books, I thought I would tell you 10 books I think you need to read:


Anna and the French Kiss

Twenty Boy Summer


All in Pieces

Letters to the Lost

The Lumatere Chronicles

I’ll Meet You There

Open Road Summer

The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love

All Our Yesterdays

I’m sure you are wondering why these 10 books out of all 117 favorites on my Goodread shelf. It’s a good question. Like I said I could have given you a ton more. But these 10 are special to me in some way I can’t 100% explain. There is a magic in these books that just speaks to me and I think it will speak to you too.

What are some of your must reads? Have you read any of mine?

*If you haven’t read any of these books and would like to for my new feature New to You where you read and review the book on my blog, please contact me.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Best of 2017 (so far)

In the last 6 months I have read a lot of really great books. Some are books that have been out for a while, some are just out now, and some are coming out soon. All 10 of these books (and the bonus series) are some of my faves and I think they could be yours too!

All Things New || Letters to the Lost || Words in Deep Blue || A Court of Wings and Ruin || What to Say Next

The Names They Gave Us || A Promise of Fire || The Adjustment || Coming Up for Air || In a Perfect World

Mayhem || Riot || Chaos || Havoc

What have your favorite 2017 reads been? Have you read any of mine?

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