Top Ten Tuesday – Most Anticipated Releases During the Second Half of 2019

This is one of my favorite TTT posts ever. I love sharing the books I’m excited to read for the rest of the current year. The good thing is I have a handful of these already available to me and the others will come with time.

Looks like the end of 2019 will have some good reading in store for me!

If you want to see the other books I’m excited for in 2019, check out my shelf on Goodreads.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Contemporary Genre

I had so much fun doing Top Ten Tuesday last week I decided to do it again. I don’t even know who I am.

Seriously though, today’s topic was 10 books in any genre of your choosing. I couldn’t pass this one up. I’m a contemporary genre junkie. I have been hosting the Contemporary Romance Challenge for the past 2 and a half years. If there is one genre that I identify with it’s contemporary. But which books are my top 10? Now that is going to be a challenge. Okay, so like 7 of them will be a challenge because I know 3 right off the top of my head.

I really could have given you a much bigger list, but here are 10 to start.

What are some of your favorite Contemporary books? Have you read any of these?

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Top Ten Tuesday (on a Wednesday)

It has been a hot minute since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday post. I used to do them religiously but then just sort of stopped. Yesterday, I noticed the topic, Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years (one book for each year), and I really liked the idea of bringing some old favorites to light. Since I had a post for yesterday I figured I would confuse you all and post a TTT on Wednesday because why not.

 

2019

Girls with Sharp Sticks || Review

2018

Brooklynaire

2017

Tower of Dawn

2016

A Court of Mist and Fury || Review

2015

I’ll Meet You There || Review

2014

Breathe, Annie, Breathe || Review

2013

Parallel || Review

2012

What Happens Next || Review

2011

Froi of the Exiles || Review

2010

Anna and the French Kiss || Review

 

That was harder than I thought for some years. I didn’t expect to feel so torn about some.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Reluctantly DNFd

I try to give every book I read a chance. I’m okay with not finishing a book, but there are certain books I really want to like/love so I try to read as much as I can. But even I have my limits and I have to DNF a book from time to time. Honestly in the 5+ years I have been blogging I only have 18 DNFs which isn’t that bad considering how many books I read. Out of those 18 though, there were 5 books that I was reluctant to stop reading but had to because my heart wasn’t in it.

 

 

From Twinkle, with Love – I’m so super sad about this. I read 41% of the book and I really, really wanted to love it. I enjoyed When Dimple Met Rishi so much so I had high hopes. Sadly Twinkle didn’t work for me. I was kind of forcing myself to read it in hopes of falling in love but it never clicked for me. I will say that I loved Sahil. He was the saving grace. It breaks my heart even thinking about this DNF.

 

 

 

One & Only – I made it 49% through this book, a book so many of my friends love, and I called it quits. The backstory of this book was really what killed it for me. I wasn’t crazy about it at all and got to a point that I couldn’t force myself to read it any more. On the plus I did pick up the author’s original series, Secret Society Girls, and that has been a much better experience. This one just wasn’t for me.

 

 

 

 

The Last Boy and Girl in the World – I made it about 45% through this one before calling it quits. I had read Vivian in the past and really enjoyed her stuff, but something didn’t click for me with this one. I said in my mini review that I didn’t know if I was expecting something different or what, but it wasn’t working so I threw in the towel. I do know that plenty of other people loved this one and I know that I enjoy this author. Again it just wasn’t a good fit for me.

 

 

 

Follow Me Back – This one I stopped earlier in, 30%. So many friends loved this book and I was excited for it. But I put it down for a week and was not into picking it back up which is not like me. I was pretty bored reading it and just had no interest in the long run. I thought about maybe going back and trying again, but I just don’t think this is my kind of book when it comes down to it.

 

 

 

 

The Harry Potter series – I made it all the way through book 4. I was liking it up it wasn’t feeling the love. I tried book 5 and after an hour of listening to the audio I came to the realization that the series wasn’t for me. It was really hard to stop because of the love I know people have for this special series, but it wasn’t my thing. I often wonder if it would have been my thing if I read them with everyone else. Guess I will never know.

 

 

 

 

 

What books have you reluctantly DNFd? Have you stopped reading any of the above?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Love but Will Never Reread

It’s no secret, I’m a rereader. I talk about it a lot. Actually  I’m currently in the middle of reading book 4 of The Program series. It’s what I do. I find comfort in old favorites. But even I have limits. I have a shelf on Goodreads called favorites because I love them all dearly. But I also know my limits and I know for certain there are at least 6 books that I will not read again. It isn’t because I don’t love them, I honestly do. But it is more because I either fear they won’t have the same magic they did the first time I read them, will demolish my heart once again, or I’m angry at a turn the series took. For these reasons I will keep my memories of these 6 right where they are.

Two Way Street || Hate List || Forbidden

Shatter Me || Me Before You || The Summer I Turned Pretty

Are there any books you won’t reread? Have you read any of these 6?

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