Top Ten Tuesday- 10 Releases I’m Excited About For The Second Half Of The Year

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week it’s all about books that we’re eagerly anticipating! I like these lists, although I know this week my TBR will grow. Argh! Oh well, it’s worth it! 😉

As ever, book images go to Goodreads!

All the Bad Apples

I am intrigued by this book. I liked The Accident Season and I’m intrigued to read this story.

The Best Lies

I love a good mystery and this one sounds like it could be good!

Say You Still Love Me

I don’t often read this kind of book anymore, but I do like K.A Tucker’s writing, so I’m interested in this one.

Color outside the Lines

I enjoy a lot off the authors that are featured in this anthology. I’m looking forward to it.

The Downstairs Girl

As you can tell, I like to vary my reading and this one sounds like a great piece of historical fiction.

Full Disclosure

This book sounds like it could be very powerful. It’s about a character that is HIV positive.

Color Me In

I’m all about diverse reads and this one looks like a decent YA read!

Maybe This Time

I can’t resist a bit of Kasie West’s writing! It’s perfect for a light read.

Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2)

I am so intrigued by this one. I’m wondering where it could go!

Wilder Girls

This book sounds SO good.

Which releases are you looking forward to for the last half of this year? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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Ten Bookish Opinions

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week it’s all about opinions! Unpopular opinions to be exact. I’m not so sure that all of my opinions are unpopular though, so I’m just called this list bookish opinions!

  1. I don’t miss vampire books. They were a massive trend and whilst I’m sure they’re still around somewhere, they’re not as ‘popular’ as they once were.
  2. I’m not a fan of the Throne Of Glass series after Queen of Shadows. I lost interest. I have NO interest in going back to them either.
  3. I don’t like audiobooks. I read at quite a fast pace and I have quite a low concentration span when it comes to listening to audiobooks.
  4. Too many issues spoil a book. I like books when a character has a struggle in their life, but when they have everything going? No.
  5. Black/shiny covers that show up your fingerprints bug me. I like my books to look pristine.
  6. I prefer standalones to series.
  7. I didn’t mind the ending of Allegiant. I understand why people didn’t like it, but I didn’t hate it.
  8. This definitely isn’t an unpopular opinion. I hate the student-teacher relationship trope.
  9. I’m pretty sure I’ll never read Game of Thrones. I have no interest in it at all.
  10. I didn’t enjoy One Of Us Is Lying as much as everyone else seemed to! Don’t get me wrong, I thought it was a solid read, but I wasn’t blown away by it!

What are your unpopular bookish opinions? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Books From The Psychological Thriller Genre

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list is all about picking favourite books from our favourite genre. I used to only read what could be described as chick-lit. Now, I read more widely, but I am very partial to a psychological thriller. Here are some of my favourites, in no particular order!

Book images go to Goodreads

The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient

One of my recent favourites. Read it! Read it!

Cuckoo

Cuckoo

I read this thriller years ago but I absolutely adored it. It was so warped. I’m not sure what that says about me.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

If you want to meet some messed up characters, read Gone Girl. 

Before I Go To Sleep

Before I Go to Sleep

I remember being utterly gripped by this book!

Good Me, Bad Me

 

IGood Me, Bad Me

I absolutely adored this book and it earned its place on my favourite’s shelf. I don’t put books there often.

Dangerous Girls

Dangerous Girls

This book was another incredible, fast paced read. I highly recommend it.

I Let You Go

I Let You Go

Ooh, this is another cracking read! Worth giving a go!

The Foster Child

The Foster Child

This is another recent (ish) read of mine. I really enjoyed it. Creepy but SO good.

The Daughter

The Daughter

I was really impressed with this book! The story had me gripped from the beginning.

The Liar’s Room

The Liar's Room

I really enjoyed this book. Simon Lelic is a great author and I always love how his books build.

What did you do for your list this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by.

Top Ten Tuesday- 10 Bookish Pet Peeves

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list is all about books that we refuse to let others touch. Well, I don’t have many people who I trust with my precious books, so instead, I thought I’d talk about my bookish pet peeves!

  1. Spine breaking– I can’t deal with it. My books always look like they haven’t been read.
  2. Dog-earring– Use a bookmark or remember the page number that you’re on. Don’t damage my books!
  3. Staining– I don’t like when my books get stained by food or drink!
  4. Questionable second hand books– I get it that second hand books have a history, but for some reason I just can’t get into reading second hand books.
  5. Cover changes mid series– I can’t be doing with series that don’t match. It’s infuriating. Is that the teacher in me? I want everything to match!
  6. Errors in printed books– Again, teacher in me. I know I’m not perfect and make errors all the time, but in the process of publishing books you’d think they’d pick up on errors and inconsistencies?
  7. Student-teacher relationship– I’ve never read one that sits right with me.
  8. Absent parents through lack of caring- Awful. It makes me so sad.
  9. Females hating on other females– Let’s empower others rather than bring them down. 🙂
  10. Controlling behaviour masked as romance– No. Just no.

This is such a negative list but it felt very cathartic to get these bookish pet peeves off my chest! Ha!

I’m looking forward to seeing your lists today. Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Tuesday- Page To Screen

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list is a page to screen freebie. We can talk about anything page to screen related! I’m not often a fan of adaptations, especially when they are from my favourite book but there have been some good ones and I’m going to list my favourites.

Matilda– One of my favourites! I love the book, but I equally love the movie.

The Witches– Another Roald Dahl… I think this was so well cast. I used to love watching this!

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory– I know, I know. I’m a Roald Dahl fan girl, but the older version has my heart! ❤

The Help– I was worried about this book being made into a movie but I thought it was so well done.

Me Before You– This was one of my biggest worries as it’s one of my favourite books, but they did it well!

Harry Potter– There may have been some bits missing, but I thought in the main part, the movies were fabulous.

Love, Simon– I adore Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda and I was worried about this one too, but it was SO good.

Little Women– I love the March sisters! So well cast.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas– I read the book to my class last year and I was reminded by how I prefer the movie. Rare!

The Wizard Of Oz– You can’t beat this movie.

What are your favourites? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Tuesday- Ten Characters That You Can Relate To

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list are characters that remind us of ourselves. I had some trouble with this list! I decided to talk about characters that I think are easy to relate to in one way or another. Some of them do remind me of myself so perhaps I can get away with this topic change?

  1. Miss HoneyMatildaRoald Dahl– A lot of parents call me Miss Honey. It’s not been the first time a parent of a child in my class comes to me and either calls me it by mistake or tells me I’m like her. Not a bad thing. It could be The Trunchbull!
  2. MatildaMatildaRoald Dahl– Love Matilda’s fierce sense of right and wrong. Oh and she’s a wonderful bookworm.
  3. Bridget JonesBridget Jones’s DiaryHelen Fielding– I think many can relate to dear Bridget.
  4. AliceAlice in WonderlandLewis Carroll– I was torn about whether to put her on my list or not. I feel like she was a bit spoilt, but I can’t deny that I enjoy her endless curiosity.
  5. Margaret– Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret- Judy Blume- Oh my goodness, this character is so relatable. I believe even in ‘current’ times there’s a lot of Margaret qualities in many young girls.
  6. EeyoreWinnie The Pooh A.A Milne– I’m sorry I had to. Some days I am just like Eeyore.
  7. Molly WeasleyHarry PotterJ.K. Rowling – I may not be a mother but I’m fiercely protective over my family and my class. I’m generally a laid back person but get called ‘feisty’ when you cross my family or criticise my class without them needing it!
  8. Anne ShirleyAnne Of Green Gables– L.M. Montgomery-She’s a bookworm. She’s a little flawed (aren’t we all?) and she knows her own mind.
  9. Jo MarchLittle WomenLouisa May Alcott– Are you getting the idea that I like strong minded, family orientated people? I think they’re easy to relate to for me.
  10. Jenny LawsonFuriously HappyJenny Lawson– Okay, so this isn’t a character as the book mentioned is a memoir, but Jenny Lawson is totally relatable. I like how she addresses mental health.

Who is on your list this week? I can’t wait to see them. I have a feeling they’re going to be very unique!

 

Top Ten Inspirational/Thought Provoking Quotes From Books

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s prompt is one of my favourite. Goodness knows I love a thought provoking quote. Here are some of my favourites in no particular order:

  1. “You may be born into a family, but you walk into friendships. Some you’ll discover you should put behind you. Others are worth every risk.” – They Both Die At The End- Adam Silvera
  2. “You can be okay again. Just a different kind of okay than before.”- The Names They Gave UsEmery Lord
  3. “Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle.” Me Before You- Jojo Moyes
  4. “I wonder – if nobody is listening to my voice, am I making any sound at all?”  Radio Silence- Alice Oseman
  5. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire- J.K. Rowling
  6. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” My Sister’s KeeperJodi Picoult
  7. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” The Alchemist- Paulo Coelho
  8. “Although it’s good to try new things and to keep an open mind, it’s also extremely important to stay true to who you really are.” Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine- Gail Honeyman
  9. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”  Oh The Places You’ll Go!Dr Seuss
  10. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  I Can Read With My Eyes Shut– Dr Seuss

Some of these have made appearances on my blog before but I can’t help quoting it again! Feel free to leave me a link to your post this week. I’m looking forward to reading them!