Category: top 10 tuesday

BOOKS I DON’T CARE ABOUT

Posted February 20, 2018 by Jessica in top 10 tuesday, top 10 tuesday / 0 Comments

Hello and welcome to top ten Tuesday! I feel like I have not posted in a long time for this meme but I’ve been busy but I am back! This weeks topic is books I am no longer interested in. I am not sure if this would be controversial or not but if you see a book you like here, please don’t take offense it’s just… the book was not for me. Now without further ado, onto the books!

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
I was so excited to read this when I first bought it, and I had intended to read it right away and I just never did and now… I just really don’t care for it. The synopsis does not make me excited anymore and there are just so many other books that I want to read.

Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis
Another book I was super excited to read this because it sounded super interesting but it’s rate quite horribly on goodreads and I’ve heard nothing good about it so I’d rather spend my time reading other things.

King’s Folly by Jill Williamson
I tried reading this and it was super impossible to do because it was small font and just honestly? It’s not as interesting as the synopsis makes it sound. So uh, I’ll pass.

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
I received an arc of the sequel to this and eventually bought the first book. But I never got to it and it just does not interest me anymore.

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
The synopsis sounds intriguing and while I love pirates, I just gotta face it. I’m never going to read this so I might as well just give it to someone who will enjoy it.

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
I got the entire series last year and I really wanted to read this and I am STILL kind of on the fence about it. I took it off my shelf but I think I am still iffy about it.

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
I started to read this but put it down because it just does not interest me anymore. Don’t get me wrong, the writing is super good but just… I don’t care to read it.

The November Girl by Lydia Kang
The synopsis sounds super cool and the cover is beautiful but I skimmed the first few pages and it is just not for me, I am not a fan of the writing at all.

So those are the books I am no longer interested in reading anymore a.k.a sitting on my unhaul shelf. Once again I apologize if any of these are your favorites, these just don’t interest me anymore and I’d rather give them to someone else who will!

BOOK & BLOGGING GOALS

Posted January 16, 2018 by Jessica in top 10 tuesday, top 10 tuesday, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! If you are not aware of what TTT is, here is the link so go ahead and check it out! This weeks topic is bookish or blogging resolutions and goals. For me, these are more so… goals because if I call it resolutions then I feel like I won’t get anything done. But, if I call them goals… it’s something I can work towards. These are in no order by the way, because if they were I’d accomplish nothing. So without further ado, here are my goals for the year!

 

  • A goal I want to accomplish is to read 25 of the books I bought last year. My 2017 backlist is absolutely wild so I want to get 25 books off of it whether I unhaul or read them. To help accomplish this I joined beat the backlist which kicks my butt into gear to get it done!
  • A goal for blogging is to stay consistent with my schedule. Last year I would make blogging schedules for the month and just… never look at it. This year I decided to dedicate a little notebook specifically for blogging and pre-writing blog posts so I can be a week ahead. So far, I have been doing pretty good!
  • A goal for reading is that I want to read books that I am truly interested in. I will admit, I do listen to the hype sometimes or I see a book cover and if it’s pretty I am like oh I need it. This year, I just want to buy and read books that I am TRULY interested in and books that I know I will read. I have a list of books I write down what I want and a list of anticipated releases for this year so, I hope I can keep up with this.
  • A goal for blogging is to work on getting reviews posted in time! Last year I kind of failed at that, so this year I am going to write a review as soon as I finish the book! I won’t be writing reviews for everything I read, but if I think it deserves a review then I will obviously review it. So far this year I’ve been doing quite good at this.
  • A goal for reading is to read more retellings! I absolutely love retellings, and because the book I am writing is a retelling so yay inspiration!
  • A goal for blogging is to make posts about my WIP. I really want to start sharing what I am writing with everyone because I absolutely love it and I want to show you all my love for this thing I am working on.
  • A goal for reading is to read more diverse books. Diverse books are incredible and I have loved everyone that I’ve read, so this year I want to read even more and support more own voices!
  • A goal I have for blogging is to read more blogs! I read like one blog, and I seriously need to change this because there are so many other bloggers out there that I admire!
  • A goal for reading is to get all of the books that I bought in 2016 off of my tbr shelf. Last year I started out with almost 70 and this year I am starting out with 7. Granted I unhauled a lot of them, but I believe that I can narrow this down to like maybe three or just accomplish this in general!
  • And my last goal is to listen to more audiobooks! I was not always a fan of audiobooks, but I’ve been listening to them a lot more and I want to try to listen to at least 3 audiobooks!

So that concludes my highly ambitious goals for the year… I will most likely check back in a few months and see if I actually get through these! Comment down below some of your goals for the year!

THE LOVES OF MY LIFE BELONG IN BOOKS

Posted October 3, 2017 by Jessica in top 10 tuesday, top 10 tuesday / 2 Comments

Hello and welcome to another top ten Tuesday! If you’re not aware of what T10T is, this is a weekly meme hosted by brokeandbookish. This weeks topic is book boyfriends/girlfriends. I feel like every book I read, I get a new book boyfriend out of it. Which you know I really don’t mind that.

001. Aldrik Solaris
This beautiful man is from Air Awakens by Elise Kova. He is honestly my number one book boyfriend/husband/everything. You don’t understand how much I love this character. Literally, he puts Rhysand from ACOTAR to shame and I am not ashamed to say that.

002. Cal Calore
The best part of the Red Queen series in my opinion. Cal is precious and deserves the world.

003. Captain Thorne
My favorite character of the Lunar Chronicles. Thorne is just such a breath of fresh air, he is sassy, strong, dashing and he honestly just puts a smile on my face every time he comes on the page.

004. Dorian Havilliard
My favorite ice prince/king. One of the best parts of the Throne of Glass series. Dorian is a reader which is definitely one of the main reasons I love this character as well as his intelligence.

005. Chaol Westfall
My second favorite of the Throne of Glass series, I definitely fell harder for Chaol in Tower of Dawn and he is so precious and caring.

006. Magnus Damora
He is broody and I love me some broody princes. He is also quite sassy.

007. Vhalla Yarl
This girl is BADASS, read Air Awakens and find out yourself!

 

008. Yrene Towers
My favorite female character of this series. She is nothing I thought she would be and yes that is a good thing!

009. The Darkling
I am sad about him, and I will love him forever that’s all you need to know

010. Nikolai Lantsov
My favorite privateer, my love. Sturmhond, how can anyone NOT love him?

 

So those are my book boyfriends/girlfriends until I finish another book, then surely my list will grow. This was short and sweet because I kind of forgot it was Tuesday, but I just could not pass this one up!

MY FALL TBR (maybe)

Posted September 19, 2017 by Jessica in top 10 tuesday / 2 Comments

Hello and welcome to top 10 Tuesday! If you’re not aware what this is, it is a weekly meme hosted by brokeandthebookish, if you’d like to know more about it go ahead and check out the blog! This weeks topic is books on your Fall TBR. Which I can’t believe it is almost fall… even if we don’t really get other seasons other than Spring/Summer where I live which yes, I KNOW it is ideal for some people. Me? I like the cold, I am cold blooded.

Anyway…

I know and have seen posts where people are season readers? Like people read more contemporary in the Spring/Summer time and fantasy/other genre’s in the Fall/Winter. Me? I read fantasy year round. I live and breathe fantasy so of course, that is what my Fall TBR is consisting of. Now I doubt I will actually read all these books during the season when I make a TBR and I plan to stick with it, I usually only read one or two if I am lucky from that selection of books and then I just pick and choose whatever suits my fancy.

So here are some books that I would LIKE to read during Fall.

 

A Langauge of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
I’m sure everyone has heard of this book, it is probably one of the most anticipated books OF the year. This is set in the Grisha world but not actual Grisha characters just more like the fairytales of the world. I for one am so pumped about this because I love fairytales and I can’t wait to see what Leigh has cooked up for us.

Wicked Like Wildfire by Lana Popovic
The cover alone is enough to make me want to read this book. I mean, have you even seen it? The purple is striking and the flowers give me Fall vibes. This is about two sisters who have the ability to manipulate beauty and that is all I am going to say because I want to go into this one blind.

 

Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Perhaps one of my biggest anticipated books that are coming out this year. This is a time traveling/historical fiction which I am absolutely LIVING  for. This is about a boy who was born outside of time meaning, his parents are from two different time periods which is just wow? How is that for a hook?

Song of the Current by Sarah Tolscer
Another book with a cover that is just oh so pretty. Even better, there is legit glitter on the cover so that should be enough to reel someone it… or me at least because I love glitter. This is about a girl who is destined for the river. Her family has been called on by the river god for countless generations, and she has yet to hear the god call her name.

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
This is an East Asian reimagining of the Evil Queen Legend. If you’re not familiar with that legend google is your friend. Seriously, look it up because it is SUCH a cool legend! This is about a girl named Xifeng who is destined for greatness, she is meant to be the empress, but only if she embraces the darkness within her.

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
Reading the synopsis gave me serious ‘An Ember in the Ashes’ vibes. This is about a girl who is a healer who ends up getting the deadly rose plague. Unfortunately, she cannot be healed and she is destined to live her last days in isolation.  And then we have Dineas, who wants revenge against the people who captured him. I am probably not doing a great job at explaining this but the synopsis sounds so incredible. I do have an ARC of this book so I am hoping to read it before it is out in November!

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
The cover for this is probably one of the most beautiful things that I have ever seen in my life. Then again, blue is my favorite color and just look at the cover, you’ll see for yourself. This is about magicians, of course, hence the title and it also takes place during the twenty’s.

The Last Sacrifice by James A. Moore
Okay. I honestly have no idea what this book is about and this was actually a cover buy. All I know is that it is high fantasy and it sounds super fun and awesome. I really have heard nothing about this book, I was just browsing the bookstore and saw this by itself and I thought it was pretty cool.

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
This is the first sentence of the synopsis ‘In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts – lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt.’ And that is all it took for me to want to read it. You know what is even better? This book comes out on October 31st.

 

Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson.
This book is probably one of the most anticipated of the year. There has been so much buzz going on about this book, I am literally counting down the days that it comes out. This is about fairies, FAIRIES, AND A FAE PRINCE. That’s all I need to know about this book to want to read it like, right now.

BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ IN 2017… So far.

Posted June 27, 2017 by Jessica in top 10 tuesday, Uncategorized / 2 Comments

This year has been SUCH an incredible reading year for me. I have read some pretty good books this year and I have a feeling it is going to get even better! There are just so many new releases and sequals coming out, I’m just really excited about reading right now okay.

001. Windwitch by Susan Dennard

002. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

003. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

004. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab

005 The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

006. The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst

007. Wintersong by S. Jae Jones

008. Our Dark Duet by V.E Schwab

SERIES TO START (I sort of cheated)

Posted June 20, 2017 by Jessica in top 10 tuesday, Uncategorized / 2 Comments

So as the title says, I sort of cheated with this topic. As I was looking at my shelves I realized that I actually do not have a lot of series that I haven’t read with the exception of one full completed series that I hope to get to soon. So, honestly, I am just going to list the series, trilogies, and duologies that I own and need to get to.

001. The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima.

The reason I have yet to read this is that honestly? I am pretty darn intimidated by this. Even though I am an avid reader and lover of this series, there is just something that puts me off about this. I’ve heard that it is quite phenomenal and that Cinda Williams Chima is an incredible writer, so hopefully, I can at least start this series this year.

002. The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu

I have had this trilogy for two years now because two years ago I wanted everything and anything Dystopia. I’ve read Marie Lu’s other book TYE and love her writing style and will definitely at least pick up the first book this year!

003. The Darkest Minds Trilogy by Alexandra Bracken.

Can someone please tell me why these books are so heavy? I mean for a paperback book, I’m a little confused. I have yet to read this because I am also intimidated by these books.

004, The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

I actually got an arc of the second book but ah, I’ve never even heard of the duology when I got it. But it seems right up my ally and I do hope to start this soon!

005. Snow Like Ashes trilogy by Sara Raasch

I actually have not heard much about this book other than what I’ve seen in a few book tube videos, but this trilogy sounded super intriguing and for Christmas, I asked my mom for the first book and she surprised me by buying me all of them!

006 Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater

This series is beyond hyped I almost don’t want to read it but at the same time it sounds right up my alley and perfect for the fall time! All I can say is that I hope that this lives up to what everyone is saying!

007. Kingfountain series by Jeff Wheeler

This is one of those books that you see all the time and you’re like oh my gosh it’s so pretty I need it and that was the case for this book. However, I DO intend to actually read this… sometime in the future.

008. The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare

Okay look, I actually have yet to finish the Mortal Instruments but I really really want to start this trilogy because word across the grapevine is that this is the best of her series and I just really want to read this soon but I still have TMI to finish.

009. The Diviners by Libba Bray

Kind of bummed I don’t have the version with the super nice cover, but… it’s what is on the inside that counts right? This is another thing that I have heard nothing but fantastic things about and I actually bought this with the intention of reading it LAST fall which uh, obviously did not happen.

010. Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw

This is actually kind of a funny story, well, to me it is. I bought this off book outlet because the synopsis was like WHOA I need this now. I go to Goodreads to log it as ‘to read’ and come to find that it is the third book in a trilogy and now I need to actually buy the first two books and I’ve also spoiled myself.

So that was my mixture of series, trilogies, and duologies that I just need to read and I aspire to read sometime in the near future! What are some series that you are looking forward to starting?

 

BOOKS I’VE RECENTLY ADDED TO MY ENDLESS TBR

Posted June 6, 2017 by Jessica in top 10 tuesday, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

I feel like I am always adding to my TBR pile because there are so many books that are coming out and I can’t keep up! If you have read any post on my blog, you’d know that I love all types of fantasy and that it is practically all I read! This weeks top ten Tuesday is ten books you have recently added to your TBR, so without further ado! I will not be giving any synopsis for these books because I don’t really know what they are about and I’d like to keep it that way! Also, keep in mind that not all of these are out yet!

001. Reign of Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
002. Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
003. Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
004. The Empires Ghost by Isabelle Steiger
005. Invictus by Ryan Graudin

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006. The City of Brass bu S.A Chakraborty
007. Girls made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
008. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
009. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
010. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

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MY MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS

Posted May 30, 2017 by Jessica in top 10 tuesday, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

This list was so hard to compile because there are SO many books that I just cannot wait for. Like I need them, now. I think I am going to do a separate post compiling of all the new releases I want to buy in the second half of the year, but without further ado, here are ten of them!

THE LOVE INTEREST by CALE DIETRICH

REIGN OF SERPENTS by ELEANOR HERMAN

NOW I RISE by KIERSTEN WHITE 

WICKED LIKE WILDFIRE by LANA POPOVIC

THE WOOD by CHELSEA BOBULSKI

TOWER OF DAWN by SARAH J MAAS

WARCROSS by MARIE LU

THE GLASS SPARE by LAUREN DESTEFANO

IMMORTAL REIGN by MORGAN RHODES

EVEN THE DARKEST STARS by HEATHER FAWCETT

    

    

So those are some of my anticipated reads for the year, and I can’t wait until these come out because look at all these covers, look at how beautiful they are! Thank you for reading this post and list some of your anticipated reads for the remainder of the year!

This will make me not want to read a book!

Posted April 25, 2017 by Jessica in top 10 tuesday / 0 Comments

Last weeks post was things that will make me want to read a book and this weeks post is the opposite. There are plenty things that will make me not want to read a book so without further ado, onto my thoughts!

001. LOVE TRIANGLES

I am very partial with love triangles. I don’t hate them, I just am not the biggest fan. Like why are they necessary, especially when they add absolutely nothing to the story?

002. REVIEWS

I typically read reviews before I buy a book to see what people thought about it. Now I know to take these reviews with a grain of salt, but if a reviewer I highly trust disliked a book there is a good chance that I will too.

003. UGLY COVERS

Yeah I know, this is horrible to say. But I do find it hard to want to buy a book that has an ugly cover. Or you know, if the cover has absolutely nothing in common with the book.

004. OVERLY CLICHED

If it is overly cliche’d I am definitely not going to read it. I find a lot of cliche’s to be quite boring and I am not about reading boring books.

005. THE SYNOPSIS

Honestly, if the synopsis already gives away everything that happens in the book, than what is the reason for even reading it?

006. VAMPIRES

I have yet to find a really good and unique vampire story and I just honestly won’t read a book if there is vampires in it. Probably because I am just not into it anymore!

007. DIVERSITY

Diversity is so important. And especially now in the book community and in our world, we need it now more than ever. If I hear about a book being racist or harmful I will not pick it up what so ever. It’s not something I am willing to support. Also if a book has incredibly harmful rep, I will not read it either.

 

Well, those are some of the things that will make me not want to pick up a book! Do you agree with any of these?

This will make me read a book immediately!

Posted April 18, 2017 by Jessica in top 10 tuesday / 2 Comments

Aye, I’m Jess and I sometimes complain about tropes that irritate me while secretly enjoying them. Anyway hello and welcome to another edition of top 10 tuesday! This weeks topic is things in a book that will make me want to instantly read it.

001. PRINCES

If there is a prince in the book and if he is a love interest, you bet that I will be reading that book! Better yet if he has powers (a.k.a Dorian Havilliard and Cal Calore) I will want to read it even more.

002. RECOMMENDATIONS

I watch a lot of booktube and that is where I do get the majority of book recs as well as bookstagram. If I see one of my favorites constantly rave about it or just say that the enjoyed it in general, I am more likely to pick it up based on their thoughts!

003. THE COVER

If the cover is absolutely stunning or aesthetically pleasing to my eyes, I am more likely to buy it.

004. AN AUTHOR HYPES IT

If my favorite author reads and rates the book five stars, I am most definitely going to pick it up. Because hey, if my favorite writer loved this book, I will too!

005. RETELLINGS

If the book is classified as a retelling. I have a need for retellings right now and I want to read any and all of them.

006. ROMANCE

I do like romances. I even like it more when it’s a romance that lasts between two characters throughout the entire series!

007. VILLAINS! 

I love me a good villain. Especially when a villain is morally gray.

Alright well, this topic was a lot harder than I thought it would be! I had a lot of ideas but when I sit down to write this post it just did not happen. What are some things that will make you read a book instantly?