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Top 10 Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read in 2018 So Far

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It’s our favorite time of the week, Top 10 Tuesday!  This week’s theme from That Artsy Reader Girl got me really excited: The Ten Best Books I’ve Read in 2018 So Far.  I have read some really good ones, and I’m pumped to share my 10 favorites with you all! So in no particular order:

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

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Emma by Jane Austen

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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Fracture by Nina Walker

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What are your favorite books you’ve read so far this year? Let me know in the comments so I can add them to my list! 🙂

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Top 10 Tuesday: Series I Don’t Plan to Finish

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I love nothing more than a good book series.  There are so many that I am in the middle of, or that I still need to start, and sometimes you have to give up on the luke warm ones to move on to the others.  This week’s theme from That Artsy Reader Girl is 10 Series I Don’t Plan to Finish.  Here are my choices that I am un-hauling to make room for the other ones I want to read.

Fallen by Lauren Kate

I just read the first book in this series and was so underwhelmed.  I feel no urge to continue on.  Review to come.


We Other by Sue Bentley

I did a blog tour for this book and while I enjoyed it, I don’t think I’ll read the rest of the series because I have so many other higher priority books.


Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

I was obsessed with this series in high school, and I just kind of fell off after the first couple books.  Now it’s been so long that I don’t even remember what happened and I don’t care enough to review and keep going.


The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Series) by Stieg Larsson

I liked these books more than I thought I would.  I read the first two and never continued on.  Once I found out that the original author died and someone else continued to write the series I lost interest.


Lives of the Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice

Hated the first book, definitely not going on.


Between the Lines Duology by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

I was so excited about this one, and I was underwhelmed unfortunately.  I don’t think I’ll go on to the second book.


Witching Savannah Series by J.D. Horn

I found this one on my kindle and it sounded so good.  It ended up being kind of meh and disappointing.


Matched by Ally Condie

I read the first two so long ago and remember liking them, but it’s been so long now and I’ve kind of moved on and don’t feel the need to finish.


The Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz

I LOVED the TV show based on this series and was devastated when it was cancelled.  I only read the first book which didn’t captivate me as much as the show.


The Odan Terridor Trilogy by Savannah J. Goins

I got this book sent to me as an ARC by the LOVELY Savannah J. Goins, and while there were some things I really enjoyed about this book, I don’t think I’ll continue on with the rest of the trilogy.


 

 

 

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Top 10 Tuesday: Books to Read by the Pool — My Summer TBR

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I used to love summer reading as a kid.  I would always look forward to the time when I’d have no school, lots of dance performances and trips, and time to read whatever I wanted.  Now that I’m an adult and summer vacation is a thing of the past, I may not feel that freedom anymore, but there is still something magical that I feel with books I read in the summer time.  This week’s theme from That Artsy Reader Girl is Books To Read By the Pool– My Summer TBR.  So without further ado, here are the first 10 books that I am hoping to tackle this summer!


292362991. Gemina by Ami Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (Illuminae Files #2)

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.


278832142. Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Caraval #1)

Remember, it’s only a game…

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.


260328253. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (The Folk of the Air #1)

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.


206134704. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #3)

Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.


211048285. The Lake House by Kate Morton

A missing child.

June 1933, and the Edevane family’s country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she’s also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn’t have. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever.

An abandoned house.

Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather’s cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace.

An unsolved mystery.

Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family’s past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape.


323330266. Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

Addie is visiting Ireland for her aunt’s over-the-top destination wedding, and hoping she can stop thinking about the one horrible thing she did that left her miserable and heartbroken—and threatens her future. But her brother, Ian, isn’t about to let her forget, and his constant needling leads to arguments and even a fistfight between the two once inseparable siblings. Miserable, Addie can’t wait to visit her friend in Italy and leave her brother—and her problems—behind.

So when Addie discovers an unusual guidebook, Ireland for the Heartbroken, hidden in the dusty shelves of the hotel library, she’s able to finally escape her anxious mind and Ian’s criticism.

And then their travel plans change. Suddenly Addie finds herself on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle, trapped in the world’s smallest vehicle with Ian and his admittedly cute, Irish-accented friend Rowan. As the trio journeys over breathtaking green hills, past countless castles, and through a number of fairy-tale forests, Addie hopes her guidebook will heal not only her broken heart, but also her shattered relationship with her brother.

That is if they don’t get completely lost along the way.


5818117. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight-for Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach. These three women become best friends when they are young and struggling in New York City and then climb to the top of the entertainment industry-only to find that there is no place left to go but down-into the Valley of the Dolls.

 

 


323333388. Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.

The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.

There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.

There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.

Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.

Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.


363736479. When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger (The Devil Wears Prada #3)

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Weisberger returns with a novel starring one of her favorite characters from The Devil Wears Prada—Emily Charlton, first assistant to Miranda Priestly, now a highly successful image consultant who’s just landed the client of a lifetime.

Welcome to Greenwich, CT, where the lawns and the women are perfectly manicured, the Tito’s and sodas are extra strong, and everyone has something to say about the infamous new neighbor.

Let’s be clear: Emily Charlton, Miranda Priestly’s ex-assistant, does not do the suburbs. She’s working in Hollywood as an image consultant to the stars, but recently, Emily’s lost a few clients. She’s hopeless with social media. The new guard is nipping at her heels. She needs a big opportunity, and she needs it now.

Karolina Hartwell is as A-list as they come. She’s the former face of L’Oreal. A mega-supermodel recognized the world over. And now, the gorgeous wife of the newly elected senator from New York, Graham, who also has his eye on the presidency. It’s all very Kennedy-esque, right down to the public philandering and Karolina’s arrest for a DUI—with a Suburban full of other people’s children.

Miriam is the link between them. Until recently she was a partner at one of Manhattan’s most prestigious law firms. But when Miriam moves to Greenwich and takes time off to spend with her children, she never could have predicted that being stay-at-home mom in an uber-wealthy town could have more pitfalls than a stressful legal career.

Emily, Karolina, and Miriam make an unlikely trio, but they desperately need each other. Together, they’ll navigate the social landmines of life in America’s favorite suburb on steroids, revealing the truths—and the lies—that simmer just below the glittering surface. With her signature biting style, Lauren Weisberger offers a dazzling look into another sexy, over-the-top world, where nothing is as it appears.


15110. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Acclaimed by many as the world’s greatest novel, Anna Karenina provides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general. In it Tolstoy uses his intense imaginative insight to create some of the most memorable characters in literature. Anna is a sophisticated woman who abandons her empty existence as the wife of Karenin and turns to Count Vronsky to fulfil her passionate nature – with tragic consequences. Levin is a reflection of Tolstoy himself, often expressing the author’s own views and convictions.

Throughout, Tolstoy points no moral, merely inviting us not to judge but to watch. As Rosemary Edmonds comments, ‘He leaves the shifting patterns of the kaleidoscope to bring home the meaning of the brooding words following the title, ‘Vengeance is mine, and I will repay.


What books are on your summer reading list? Are you planning to read any of the same books as me? Let me know in the comments! Happy reading! 🙂

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Top 10 Tuesday: Books That Awaken The Travel Bug In Me

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 I love to travel and I want to do so much more of it.  Part of the reason I love books so much is getting to experience other places from afar until I can get there myself.  This week’s theme from That Artsy Reader Girl is Books That Awaken the Travel Bug in Me.


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Italy is at the top of my travel wish list!  This book had such vivid pictures of Italy that I even looked up flights to get there!


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Italy, India, and Bali.  This story was very inspiring to me and made me want to drop everything and travel.


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Russian history is so interesting, and I would love to visit and see it all first hand.


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I fell IN LOVE with Scotland when I read this book, and even more in love with it when I went.  I only got to spend 1 day there, and I definitely need to go back.


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I had never had any desire to go to Alaska until I read The Great Alone.  With the scenery being treated almost like a character in itself, I would love to experience the vast greatness of Alaska described in this beautiful novel.


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With all of the amazing countries in this trilogy, and all of their histories, of course I need to visit all of them someday.


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Ever since I became obsessed with Mary Kate and Ashley’s movie Our Lips are Sealed, I have been fascinated with Australia.  This book just magnified my desire to see it.


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One of the most inspiring books I’ve ever read, this book not only makes me want to go to Egypt and Spain, but also just travel in general.


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I love British history, and I fell in LOVE with London.  I want to go back so much it hurts.


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I love the atmosphere created in The Sookie Stackhouse novels, and whenever I read them, I get the strong desire to head down South.


Where do you want to travel?  What books awaken your wanderlust? Let me know in the comments.
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Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Decided to DNF (or Should Have)

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This week’s theme from the fabulous That Artsy Reader Girl, is Books I Decided to DNF Too Quickly.  It really takes a lot for me to DNF a book… It happens very rarely, so this topic is hard for me.  I have a few that I still find hard to admit I won’t be going back to someday, and a few books that I probably should have stopped reading, but didn’t.  So, since there are so few here are 10 books that I DNF’d (and a couple that I should have).

4708The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Everything in me tells me I should love Fitzgerald, but I just don’t.  I’m still coming to terms with the fact that this is ok.. but something in me wants to go back and try this one again.  I want to love it.

 


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I read started reading this when I was cast as Fantine in the musical version for character research.  I actually really loved everything I read.  It was beautifully written, and I already knew I loved the story from the musical.  However; *spoiler alert* once Fantine dies, and her volume ends- about 300 pages in, I stopped reading to work on the show and just never got back to it.  This is one that I have always intended to get back to, but it hasn’t happened yet.  The 1,500 pages are always a bit intimidating.


1436243Mercy by Jodi Picoult

I started this one in high school, and I got probably 100 pages in and the subject matter was too difficult for me to read at the time.  I feel like I could handle it now, but there are so many other books on my list that I feel the need to read more.


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I was supposed to read this in high school for class… and I just couldn’t bring myself to get through it.  I knew the plot enough to get by, but it was a DRUDGE.

 


693208The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Another school book, I was assigned this in college and I was so bored.  I don’t know what is wrong with me, because people seem to love this book.  It could not hold my interest, and even in discussion about it in class (which normally I live for), I was over it.


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At this point, it’s no surprise that this book is on here, as I put it on every negative list.  I hated this book.  I read all 1,200 pages of it, and I honestly should have just DNF’d it after the first 400 pages.  However; I figured I was already in too deep to just give up.  It had some moments that were interesting, but over all it was a waste of time.


36653509Oak and Mistletoe by J.Z.N. McCauley

I was asked to review the second book in this series, so I wanted to read Oak and Mistletoe to have a good understanding of the series.  I didn’t like either of the books, but this first one was hard.  If I hadn’t been asked to review the sequel, I probably would have DNF’d.


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I’ve featured this book on a lot of negative lists too.  It is without a doubt one of the worst books I have ever read.  The premise sounded so promising, but it was incredibly unclear, slow, and just plain confusing.  How I made it all the way through, I’ll never know.  Definitely should have DNF’d this one.


17465453The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

I love Elizabeth Gilbert, and this was the first fiction book of hers that I read.  Boy was it a struggle to get through.  I wanted to love it so much that I pushed through, and while it did give me some sort of welcome melancholy feeling when it was done, I probably would have been fine to give up on it.


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I didn’t enjoy this book at all.  I read it on vacation and I couldn’t wait to finish it so I could read something else.  My time would have been better spent just giving up on it and moving on.


 

What books have you DNF’d? Did I make a mistake with any of these? Let me know in the comments 🙂 Happy Top Ten Tuesday!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Worlds I’d Want/Never Want to Live In

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Happy Top Ten Tuesday everyone! This week’s theme from That Artsy Reader Girl is Ten Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In.  There are so many worlds that I want to be a part of and some that I love, but would never want to live in.  Mainly I just want to be magic.

Worlds I Want to Live In:

Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee

Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In:

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
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Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Disliked but Am Glad I Read

 

TTT-Big2Happy Top 10 Tuesday everybody! Well, in my case today we have a Top 8.  This theme from That Artsy Reader Girl was really difficult for me, because there are very few books that I don’t like, and the ones that I don’t like I’m not glad I read so….. here it goes!


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The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

I did not like this book, but I am glad that I read it if only to brag about having read the 1,207 page monstrosity.


 

37442Wicked by Gregory Maguire

This book was a STRUGGLE.  I’m glad I read it just because it’s the source material for the musical which I love so much.


 

10988Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

I loved the beginning of this series so much, and this book is where it started to lose me.  I love the characters so much that I did continue to the next book, but I still have not finished the whole series.


 

72978Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare

I know.  I’m an actor who doesn’t die over Shakespeare… I read this one in my college Shakespeare class, and while interesting, it was just not my cup of tea.  Super bloody and violent- just not my fave.  Although I’m glad as an actor that I have the knowledge of it now.


1078The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

I read this in middle school for english class, and I HATED it.  It was so hard to get through, but it’s on a bunch of Best Lists, so I guess I’m glad I can say I read it?


 

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I wanted to love this so much, and I actually do LOVE the story… I just struggle a bit with Fitzgerald’s prose.. I’ve tried another one, and it still didn’t do it for me… Not sure why.


 

17465453The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

I love Elizabeth Gilbert, and while this book was really hard to get through, I still felt something when I finished it.


 

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My first Austen.  I read it in high school for a book report and it wasn’t my fave.  I definitely want to give it another try though, because I have recently fallen in love with Austen, and I think this one deserves another shot.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books With My Favorite Color on the Cover

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Happy Top Ten Tuesday everybody!  This week’s theme from That Artsy Reader Girl is Books With My Favorite Color on the Cover.  My favorite color is red, and so many good covers make use of it 🙂 Here are a few of my faves.



The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Wesiberger • The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab • The Elite by Kiera Cass • Petty Magic by Camille DeAngelis • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas • Rumors by Anna Godbersen • Paper Towns by John Green • The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman • The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston •



 

Have you read any of these? Which are your favorites? Let me know in the comments 🙂

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Top 10 Tuesday: Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

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I’ve been traveling like crazy this month, so I missed last week’s Top Ten Tuesday… but I’m back with this week’s theme from That Artsy Reader Girl: Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early!  I have so many books that I am dying for this year!!


Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss

Come on dude.  It’s been YEARS.  I’d take a paragraph synopsis at this point.  Or even a release date.


War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

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This one comes out soon (May 15th eeeeek!), but I have been dying to find out what happens next in this series.


The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee

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I fell in love with series just in time for the second book to come out, and now I have to wait for the third book and its killing me. Release Date: August 28th


The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

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Kate Morton has quickly become one of my all time favorite authors, and I am so excited for her new book! Release Date: September 20th


Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

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WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN!? I need to know. Release Date: September 4th


The Iron Flower by Laurie Forest

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I loved The Black Witch, and the ending definitely left me on edge for the next one.  Release Date: September 18th


When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

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I love Lauren Weisberger’s books in general, but I have a special love for The Devil Wears Prada.  When I found out she was writing a book about Emily I freaked out.  I am also a hard core lululemon addict so…. Release Date: June 5th


Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness

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My best friend and I read the All Souls Trilogy in college together and I am so excited that Deborah Harkness is expanding the universe.  Release Date: September 25th


When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen

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Anna Godbersen wrote one of my favorite series, The Luxe, and this one sounds like it’s in the same vein.  Needless to say I can’t wait.  Release Date: October 2nd


Rule by Ellen Goodlett

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This book has been described as Pretty Little Liars meets Three Dark Crowns, and since I love both of those series, I definitely want to check it out.  Release Date: September 11th


 

What books are you all dying to get? Let me know in the comments! ❤

 

 

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Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Book Characters I Would Love to Play in a Movie

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Happy Top Ten Tuesday everyone!  This week’s theme from the fabulous That Artsy Reader Girl was a FREEBIE, so I decided to share 10 Book Characters That I Would Love to Play in a Movie (or play/musical, etc).  As an actor, I always like and relate most to characters that I could see myself playing, and in almost every book I read I find myself trying to figure out what my role would be.  Hey Hollywood! I’m available 🙂

Emma Woodhouse from Emma by Jane Austen

I am reading Emma right now, and I am just obsessed with her.  I love how feisty and stubborn she is.  Plus she is so good at throwing shade.

Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Celaena is a bad ass, and such a complicated character.  I am only two books into the series, but I can’t wait to see what is next for her.

Evangeline Samos from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Evangeline is hands down my favorite character from this series.  She has such an amazing arc and the more we find out about her life, the more complicated and amazing I find her.

Eris Dodd Radson from The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

I immediately connected with Eris while reading The Thousandth Floor.  Her journey from spoiled rich girl, to finding out who she really is was great, and would be fun to play.

Mor from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

As much as I love Feyre, I connect with Mor.  I love the duplicity she has to play outside of the Night Court, and her backstory is so complex.

Agatha Wellbelove from Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Out of the friend group in Carry On, there was just something intriguing about Agatha wanting to be normal and having to deal with all of Simon’s magical problems.

Emmeline Hartford from The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

I get cast as the ditzy party girl a lot, so I knew immediately that I wanted to play Emmeline.  She is the catalyst for so much, and I think would such an interesting part to take on.

Adelaide from The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

I was not crazy about this book, but I really loved Adelaide.  The main reason I picked up the book was because she sounded like an a-typical heroine, and she was.  She was entitled and materialistic, but she had a good heart and was willing to grow throughout the novel.

Vivi Ann Grey from True Colors by Kristin Hannah

The emotional rollercoaster that Vivi Ann goes through in this book is insane.  It would be a huge challenge to play as an actress, and I love how deeply she feels and how strong her convictions are.

Daisy Peshkov from Winter of the World by Ken Follett

This trilogy is one of my favorites, and of all the characters throughout the generations, Daisy was the one I connected to most.  She has my favorite journey, and I just think she would be so much fun to play.