Tuesday, September 16

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Authors I've Only Read Once

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Here are the Top Ten : Top Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

10. JL Bryan: I loved his first installment in The Paranormals series, I seriously need to get around to finishing it!

9. Rachel Vincent: Of all the series on the list the Shifters series is the one that I think I could end up loving the most.  So Seriously, why haven't I read it yet?!

8. Beth Revis: Confession time, space terrifies me.  Seriously.  You know that movie that came out last year or so with Sandra Bullock ? Gravity. I can't even watch the preview for that without wanting to toss my cookies.  The first book in the Across the Universe series still begged me to read it and I managed to get to the end with all my cookies in tact. I am hoping to get to the rest of the series soon!

7. Anna Godberson: There is something so intriguing about the year 1900.  The clothes, the social norms, the mystery of it all.  This series is in the sweet spot of historical but interesting.  I need to read more!

6. Libba Bray: Funny, clever and innovative with a message.  I feel sure that I'd like her take on anything after reading her tale of Beauty Queens gone awry. 

5. Rainbow Rowell ~ Not sure I can really describe why I need to read more.  I just do.  I'm a fan.

4. Trish Doller ~ I Absolutely loved Something Like Normal.  Being a military spouse and former military myself, I hold any books that include the military to a high standard and she did not disappoint me.

3. Markus Zusak ~ The Book Thief was AMAZING.  I need to be mentally prepared to dive that deep again though.

2. Laini Taylor ~ Daughter of Smoke and Bone was a surprise hit for me.  I want to reread it before I finish the series.

1. Scott Westerfeld ~ I saved this for number one because I think it might be the biggest travesty on the list.  After reading Uglies, how could I not pick up the next book immediately? Such is the life of a blogger, my friend. 

Where should I start? 

Tuesday, September 2

Top Ten Tuesday ~ My Lunch Table

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Here are the Top Ten 
Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table (you know...back to school theme):

Hmmm. Are we talking who would realistically be there? Or who I want to sit at the table with because I don't think those lists are the same! Are there enough band geek characters to fill the list? Because I think that is the most realistic I could be.  I was a flag girl in high school and therefore I sat with my fellow band geeks for the most part. 

That sounds like a boring list so let's have my ideal lunch table then, shall we?

10.  Arcadia Bell (Arcadia Bell series by Jenn Bennett) ~ Smart, Tough and fun. I'd love to hang out with her!

9.  Charley Davidson (Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones) ~ Same as above.

8.  Rachael Morgan (The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison) ~ Ok, Actually, I think there is a theme forming here.  Smart, tough and fun seems to be my kinda lunch date! 

7 and 6. Katniss and Gale {yes GALE, not Peeta!} (The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins) ~ Call me crazy but I always thought that a friend makes a better life long companion.  I think Katniss and Gale would be lots of fun.  Maybe they could even catch lunch! Ha!

5. Kitty Norville (Kitty Norville Series by Carrie Vaughn) ~ Seriously, I have a type don't I?

4. Karou (Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor ~ She is the same as the others but something more I think.  Mysterious-ness perhaps?

3. Gin Blanco (Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep) ~ Well I don't want to be on the bad side of an assassin do I?? 

2 and 1. Tris and Four (Divergent Series by Veronica Roth) ~ I really loved reading Divergent and I might be in the minority but I also enjoyed Insurgent.  I haven't read the last book yet )No spoilers please!) but I really think they could be fun.  I have a feeling that if they weren't in such dire circumstances they'd be interesting conversation seeing as how they both encompass so many character traits. 

Wishful thinking on my part for sure.  If they all managed to get along then I think we'd be the most popular lunch table around.  If not, well, we'd be the most entertaining. So who is sitting at your lunch table?

Monday, September 1

September Debut Author Challenge Link Up

Is anyone else excited for Fall?? Jana and I are! SO much so that Jana created a fabulous new button to celebrate the season.  

She is so talented! I love it! 

For more information on the Debut Author Challenge, click the button above to go to Jana's page or click DAC in the bar above.  

When you are ready with your September reviews just link them up here: (The Linky is the same on my page and Jana's so you only need to link up once)

August winner will be announced here after entries are verified.  

And the August Winner is:

Sarah from Confessions of A Bookaholic with her review of Rites of Passage by Joy Hensley! 

Congratulations Sarah! An email is on it's way! 

Tuesday, August 26

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books I Want To Read and Don't Own

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Here are the Top Ten Books 
I Really Want To Read But Don't Own Yet:

10. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider ~ Just knowing that the title in the UK is Severed Heads, Broken Hearts is enough for me.

9. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin ~ I read the first in the series and liked it so I'd like to read book 2!

8. Four by Veronica Roth ~ This is cheating a little since I have not read Allegiant yet.  I have already heard that I am going to hate Allegiant (No spoilers please, I have somehow managed to remain spoiler free!) but I still think I want to know more from his perspective.

7.  Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins ~ I loved her first two books and I see no reason I won't love this one as well. 

6. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott ~ Something different and I can always use that. 

5. Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout ~ It is just getting ridiculous that I haven't read it yet.

4. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson ~ A story about friendship more than boys? YES, please!

3. V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton ~ I have read A-U, I see no reason to give up now! I really love this series.  Kinsey is a nice change from all the teens I have been reading lately. Not better or worse mind you, just different.

2. Alienated by Melissa Landers - The cover draws me in.

1. Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller ~ I really loved Something Like Normal from her so I want to see what else she comes up with! 

Monday, August 25

Bout-of-books 11 Wrap Up

I am so glad that I participated in Bout-of-books this past week!

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

I only managed to read 1 book but that was a victory for me since it is the first book I have finished since July.  Before that it was April.  I really liked having reading back in my life this week and I plan to add it to my to-do list for everyday.  Hopefully that will in turn create more reviews and content on the blog! 

My Final Stats:

# of Books Read: 1
Book Title: Insurgent

I know that there are some that didn't love Insurgent, but I really did.  I also know that I might be heading for heartbreak reading Allegiant but I am going to do it anyway because I just have to know! 

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