Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read
Laurie Halse Anderson
What do you think of the authors in my list? Who is in your list?
Top Ten Books that are MUSIC to my Ears
Another Little Piece of My Heart by Tracey Martin. Music brings them together, helps them grow and is part of what keeps them apart. Can it also heal them?
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. The love of music that transcends time.
If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman. It was part of what brought them together, but can it do it again?
Guitar Notes by Mary Amato. The beautiful melding of music and discovery.
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohen & David Levithan. A fun night with its own soundtrack.
Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John. Reaching into past greatness to find the love of and healing power of music.
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. Music Therapy. You’ll never go through a carwash the same again.
Saving June by Hannah Harrington. Find music and finding yourself along the way.
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway. All the fun of an 80s cult movie classic.
Music Books On My TBR:
- Amplified by Tara Kelly
- Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
- Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
- This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
- Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
- The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
- Freefall by Mindi Scott
- Take Me There by Carolee Dean
Ten Nine Reasons I LOVE Reading & Blogging
- Getting Lost. I Love getting swept away to other worlds, on adventure, into a mystery, or gaining perspective into another’s life.
- Connecting with my Daughter. I have always wanted my daughter to have books on a shelf, so she could always have books at her finger tips. Then I was pulled into those books on the shelf, it gave us more of a connection. Fangirling plus I have a general idea of what she is reading or to recommend to her. And now that it is my addiction too, she will never want for books. The shelves are over-floweth.
- Connecting with Other People. I Love that I have a circle of friends to talk books with. Twitter and Blogs are the highlight of my time on the internet. I really enjoy connecting with Young Adults. My heart lights up when I make a book connection with a kiddo.
- The FEELS. I have a pretty even personality. I don’t sway between highs and lows. I am not overly emotional or get ruffled. But Books bring all those Feels to my life…the butterflies, swoonage, fears and worry.
- Stress Relief. I haven’t found a better stress relief for escaping the drudgery of To-Dos, the routine, or the frustrations of people and situations.
- Passion. I think Reading & Blogging came along in my life when I was lacking something to be passionate about. That’s no way to live.
- Connecting with Others. I could be a solitary reader, but being able to talk books with others just amps up the enjoyment. Plus I’ve made so many long distance friends and some that I get to see periodically. The world is just better with more connections with people.
- Producing. I like that I am producing something tangible with my hobby and love. I work hard to keep it for FUNs, but I still enjoy doing it.
- All the GOOD Books. And I don’t mean what most mean by it, I mean all the good books I read. It’s the talking books that gives me all the awesome books on my wish-list or to-be-read list. I rarely read bad books and there is very little having to merely look at the cover and read the synopsis and hope for a good one. Reading good books fuels more reading of good books. I’ve more than doubled the amount of books I read in a year, since I got involved. And still there are so many awesome stories and worlds, I’ll never get to.
Top Ten Guys that Bring the Swoonage
I’m sharing with you 5 YA & 5 Adult Leading Men that made me a little weak in the knees. I thought I’d go trolling and see if I could find someone that matched up instead of just sharing book covers.
You are Welcome. And Enjoy.
Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Easy by Tammara Webber
Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen
Cracked by K.M. Walton
We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han