Top Ten Tuesdays | TBR books that I’ve had since dinosaurs roamed the earth

It’s Tuesday and you all know what that means! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s TTT is the books that have been on your TBR lists forever but you still haven’t gotten around to them. top ten tues books

  • The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar | Fluffly high school romance and teenage genies? Sign me up! Why haven’t I read this yet??
  • Storm by Amanda Sun | The second book wasn’t that good so I could pass on this one. Plus that cover just doesn’t match the other two at all so… NOPE YOU’RE NOT GOING ON MY SHELF
  • Rebel by Amy Tintera | All the feels from Reboot just came back into my head omg
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness | A few years ago, I read one chapter and was turned off by the writing style. Now it’s just sitting in my TBR (possibly forever)
  • Wings by Elizabeth Richards | Maybe I just have something against third books?

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  • Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson | I have no excuse. The cover is gorgeous, the blurb is mysterious and the author is amazing.
  • The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan | Heroes of Olympus was pretty bad but Magnus Chase was surprisingly good so I might pick this up? I just have to accept that no character will ever be as great as Percy first…
  • The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi | The blurb sounds really interesting and it’s does some cool mythology fusion. I don’t know, what do you guys think of it?
  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab | Or any book by V.E. Schwab for that matter because apparently all her books are amazing.
  • The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson | And to finish off another Morgan Matson book. I’ve read so many good reviews on it so I’m definitely picking it up soon!

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What was on your list this week? Am I crazy for not reading these books yet?

 

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Top Ten Tuesdays | My memory is really, really bad

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Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl

Confession: I have a terrible memory. Often it’s because I’m way too distracted and not paying attention to details. Most of the time its because my everyday life just isn’t that exciting (watching Netflix in the morning is exciting for me ok!) But when it comes to books, movies and songs, I pride myself in remembering little details. I’m that one friend who knows all the lyrics to that pop song from 5 years ago. I’m also the person who knows actors’ names and what their last 3 movies were. For books, I know the month they’re published in, usually the year too…. but I’m really bad at remembering plotlines and characters. So let’s delve into the extent of my forgetfulness by playing a word association game where I say the first thing that pops into my head when I see the cover.

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  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | AI TAKING OVER THE WORLD!!!
  • Starflight by Marissa Meyer | Cassia and Kane. I know they’re not the main characters but I literally can’t think of their names right now so side characters it is!
  • A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray | That Russia world ❤
  • Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux | Was this the one with the romance between pair skaters? Honestly, I just keep remembering The Cutting Edge with this cover.
  • Don’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie Ray | Is it bad that I literally read this a few months ago but have no idea what the plot was or who any of the characters are?

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  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake | A ghost and a guy called Jace who’s not the Jace from the Mortal Instruments.
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner | Titanic but in SPAAAACE! Kind of like that Doctor Who episode I watched recently.
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart | Ok, I’m pretty sure it had a guy who wrote something on his hand like everyday? Also like a rich family.
  • Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley | Bad. Ass. Girlpower.
  • City of Glass by Cassandra Clare | Idris and demons? Ok, to be fair this series kind of peaked for me in City of Bones so my mind just blocked out the long, long drawn out plot.

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So what was on your list this week? Is your memory as bad as mine or are you a memory genius? Let me know down in the comments!

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Poor unfortunate souls

Oh god, I have back to back Top Ten Tuesdays where is that consistent posting I promised weeks ago??

So this week on TTT it’s freebie week! As usual, I had no idea what to do but after scrolling through past TTT topics I found “Most Unfortunate Character Names” and it just clicked.

1. Chaol Westfall | Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Because this:

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2. Mare Barrow | Red Queen

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)Mare literally means a female horse… is it meant to be symbolic or something because I got none of that.

3. Maven | Red Queen

What??? Where is the author getting these from?

4.  America Singer | The Selection

The Selection (The Selection, #1)She lives in America and she’s a singer!!! Well, she lives in what used to be America.

5. Renesmee Cullen | Twilight Saga

Twilight (Twilight, #1)Please never mashup names like this. Restrain yourselves.

6. Peeta Mellark | The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)Honestly, who doesn’t think this name is just ugly? I love Peeta, it’s just his name is horrible.

7. Valek | The Study Series

Poison Study (Study, #1)His name really made me want to say it in a Russian accent. You know with the throaty a’s.

8. Casimir | Ruined

Ruined (Ruined, #1)

I have no idea how to say this… cashmere without the h?

9. Cricket Bell | Lola and the Boy Next Door

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2)

How can you not think about cricket chirps with a name like that?


So basically every fantasy series! Seriously though, what is it with fantasy and really weird names?

♥ Prima

Top Ten Tuesdays: The Half Yearly Top 10

Half Year Report: Read 37/70 books for the Goodreads challenge, 5 books ahead! On the other hand, I am in the mid year reading slump so those 5 books better cover for me for a while.

Anyways, this week’s TTT tells us to list the top 10 2016 releases so far and coincidentally, I’ve only read 12 2016 releases so far. I’m really behind on 2016 releases so I’ll just group my 12 reads instead XD

Awesome

Starflight, Melissa Landers – 4/5 stars | Another spaceship and crew to fill my heart… plus a surprisingly non cliche romance

Holding Court, K.C Held – 4/5 stars | The dark horse that came out of nowhere. It was so good.

Ruined, Amy Tintera – 4/5 stars | A simple, full of cliche story but it works with it.

Bright Blaze of Magic, Jennifer Estep – 5/5 stars | It’s Jennifer Estep.

Yeah Sure

Firstlife, Gena Showalter – 3/5 stars | The writing style is pretty unique but it doesn’t quite work with the bland characters and the “You’re special” love line

The Way to Game the Walk of Shame, Jenn P. Ngyuen – 3.5/5 stars | Typical YA contemporary stuff. Nothing more but it’s fluffy and fun.

Wild Swans, Jessica Spotwood -3/5 stars | Frustrating characters with relatable issues.

Disappointing

Playing Defense, Cate Cameron – 2/5 stars | Why was this not as good as Center Ice??

Tone Deaf, Olivia Rivers – 3/5 stars | The concept was so promising but it fell so flat.

Just Bad

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The Distance from A to Z , Natalie Blitt – 1/5 stars | Hoped for Anna and the French Kiss, got the sequels instead but worse.

Paper Princess, Erin Watt – 1/5 stars | Sorry, just no.


Boom, there’s all the 2016 releases I’ve read, it’s a very short list XD Looking forward to the next half though (KASIE WEST!!) So what have you read this year?

♥ Prima

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Loved you to (bookish) death

You know when you love a book so much that you end up hating it? Or when you hated a book so much and ended up loving it? This week it’s all about the books you loved, then hated, then loved, then hated…


1. Ink | Amanda Sun

Ink (Paper Gods, #1)This book went from ok to amazing after a couple of rereads. I remember I really complained about the instalove but the main couple was pretty cute so I was willing to overlook it XD

2. Twilight | Stephanie Meyer

Twilight (Twilight, #1)I was actually a fan of Twilight. Not a Twihard or anything but I liked it enough. I mean Stephanie Meyer can write but Twilight was not an example of that.

3. The Host | Stephanie Meyer

The Host (The Host, #1)I have to talk about The Host if I mention Twilight! I remember borrowing this one from my library and really hating it. The intro is really slow and I just couldn’t get through it. The next month I tried to read it again, got past the intro and into the amazingness.

4. Bloodlines Series | Richelle Mead

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)Ah, my on off relationship with this series. I go through moments of just pure fangirling to analysing why it got so bad at the end.

5. Fallen | Lauren Kate

Fallen (Fallen, #1)One of the first angel stories I ever read. I’m pretty sure it’s not as good as I thought it was XD

6. Riley Bloom Series | Alyson Noel

Radiance (Riley Bloom, #1)Ok, I was just really excited by small things when I was younger. I’m so sure that I would hate this book if I read this today.

7.  Spellbound | Cara Lynn Shultz

Spellbound (Spellbound, #1)This book seemed really cliched the first read but my inner fangirl was unleashed the next time.

8. My Love Lies Bleeding | Alyxandra Harvey

My Love Lies Bleeding (Drake Chronicles, #1)OMG how could I forget my obsession with this series. I literally stalked the author’s website so much.

9. Incarnate | Jodi Meadows

Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)So this was probably one of my first YA reads… good times.

I was so close to ten this week! Damn it!! Anyways, do you see books different after a while? Do you go and actually change your ratings? Let me know 😀