Category Archives: Top Ten Tuesday

[Top Ten Tuesday] I Want

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Top Ten Bookish Things I Want to Own

I decided on the thing that I love about books right behind the books themselves. T-shirts.

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[Top Ten Tuesday] Unique Books

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Top Ten Unique Books or Spins on a Genre

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. It hits Mexican culture, family, love with depth and sensitivity without losing the machismo and humor.

Slammed by Colleen Hoover. Smart, Standup Guy into Poetry tries to find balance between Family, Career and Love. This one will squeeze your heart.

Permanent Record by Leslie Stella. There aren’t too many books out there about growing up part of an immigrant family, much less about Iranian-Americans. Cultural Discrimination & Achievement Stress plus teenage boy coming-of-age creates a rich story.

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Introvert, Fan-Fic Writer heads off to college. Separated from family and her twin, she has to find her own way. Learning how to navigate first loves and writing her own story.

Out of the Easy by Ruta Septys. Ruta knows how to dig up history, shake out the dust and make it fresh and vibrant.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. Holy Smokes! Talk about twisty, turning mysteries that are unputdownable and require all the lights to be on.

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Cinder & the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. She amazes me with her Sci-Fi spin on old Fairy Tales. With each book as the world gets wider, their stories start to intertwine in such magical way. I can’t wait to see how she pulls it all together.

Every Day by David Levithan. I thought I was pretty evolved on how I viewed love, but listening to A’s story on audiobook really pushed me even further.

Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo. This was one of the first magical fantasy novels that I read that wasn’t set in a quasi-medieval world. 1800′s Russia with semi-modern weapons and a rich landscape create a unique backdrop.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman. Besides being a unique dystopian world, it really made me think about my views toward children. Wanted, Unwanted, Discipline plus Medical Ethics.

[Top Ten Tuesday] Gateway Books

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Top Ten Twelve Gateway Books

YA Verse…Crank by Ellen Hopkins

YA Historical…Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren

YA Historical Fantasy…Graceling by Kristin Cashore

YA Sci-Fi Fantasy…Cinder by Marissa Meyer

YA Zombie…Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

YA Thrillers…The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

YA Audiobook…The Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

YA Contemporary Audiobook…Winger by Andrew Smith

New Adult…Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Adult Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance…Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Adult Contemporary Audiobook…Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Adult Paranormal Audiobook…First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

[Top Ten Tuesday] Bookish Bucket List

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Top Ten Things on my Bookish Bucket List

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[Top Ten Tuesday] I Love Urban Fantasy

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My Top Ten Urban Fantasy Series

I combed over my Goodreads lists and there was only one genre that was overflowing with books. Urban Fantasy was my first love. It is was got me hooked on reading. It has it all. World-Building. Bad-ass Females. Action. Suspense. Series. And Sexy.

I love UF

Did I mention overflowing? So I had to include a few more.

UF honorableI know that I’ve only scratched the surface of awesome in this genre. What is your favorite?