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Top 10 Tuesday – Authors I’ve Read The Most Books By

Hey bookish friends! I haven’t done a top 10 Tuesday in a little bit here. I just wasn’t feeling any of the topics and didn’t want to force it! Does that happen to anyone else? I really need to feel a spark with the prompt in order to do it… otherwise I feel like a fake 😂

So for this prompt I had somewhat of a difficult time! I have read a lot of books but I see now that I don’t read a lot from the same authors… which I need to change! So what I’ve done here is included some of the authors I’ve read series by and then added a few authors that I have really enjoyed and have their other books on my tbr!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

This week the topic for Top 10 Tuesday is…….. Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By!

Soooooo lets do it!!

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James Dashner

James Dashner is at the top of my list because I have read 2 series by him and LOVED them both! (The Maze Runner & The Mortality Doctrine) – read 6 books in total by James Dashner


Suzanne Collins

Of course I had to include Suzanne Collins on this list! I have read all 4 of The Hunger Games books so I would say she is pretty close to the top of my list! – read 4 books in total by Suzanne Collins


Brittany Cavallaro

If you have been following me for any extended period of time you would probably know that I LOVE the Charlotte Holmes series. I literally will talk about it to anyone who cares and will always tell people to read it… seriously, read it people!!!

She has also written Hello Girls which is on my tbr and I see she has a new duology in the works!!! So please go check her out shes great! – read 4 books in total by Brittany Cavallaro


Colleen Houck

I love this lady!!! She has fab writing and I just love her style of books. I have read 2 different standalone books (Terraformer & The Lanterns Ember. Both of this books were 5 star reads for me!!

She has written a couple series that I want to check out as well!! – read 2 books in total by Colleen Houck

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Stephanie Meyer

I read the Twilight series which automatically gets Stephanie Meyer on this list! I know she has written other books since then but I haven’t checked those ones out. However, I may have to jump on the bandwagon and read her newest Twilight book when it comes out haha. – read 4 books in total by Stephanie Meyer


Veronica Roth

I fell in love with Veronica Roth when Divergent came out. Loved it! It changed me as a reader. I would say Divergent was the turning point for me that really made me love reading!

So, I read the Divergent series and most recently I read Chosen Ones which I understand is the first of a series. I really want to read Carve the Mark – not sure why I never got to it but its on my tbr! – read 5 books in total by Veronica Roth

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Michael Grant

I read the Gone series by Michael Grant a super long time ago! It was probably the longest series I have actually read haha. He has some other books as well that Id like to check out at some point! – read 6 books in total by Michael Grant


So for the remainder of the authors – I have only read 1 book by them but I LOVED the book I read and have added their other books to my tbr 😊

Kristen Harmel

I read The Book of Lost Names a month or two ago and I loved it so much. Her writing was so amazing and the story was beautiful! I added The Room on Rue Amelie, The Winemakers Wife, The Sweetness of Forgetting, and When We Meet Again!!


Jaimie Admans

I read The Little Bookshop of Love Stories and oh my goodness, that book just made my heart happy! I immediately needed to check out her other book and added The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, The Little Wedding Island, Its a Wonderful Night, and The Little Village Carousel by the Sea!!!

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Ruth Ware

My first Ruth Ware book was The Turn of the Key. It was a total fluke that I came across her. I saw The Turn of the Key on a table at the bookstore that was a staff’s pick of the month. I didn’t know anything about the book or the author. Ended up loving it and discovering Ruth Ware has tons of awesome books!!

I’ve added The Woman in Cabin 10, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and The Lying Game to my tbr!!


Do you tend to read a lot of books by one author? Who is your favourite author right now??

Chat with me in the comments 😊

Top 10 Tuesday – Favourite Opening Lines

Hi friends!! I found another Top 10 Tuesday prompt that I am totally all for!! I saw this one and I knew I needed to do it because it seemed so fun!

I feel like I should be writing more in this intro but I just have NOTHING to say today lol does anyone else have days like that?? So, just ignore my weird anti-socialness today and read my Top 10 Tuesday instead 😂

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

The prompt is…….. Top 10 Opening Lines. I just added “favourite opening lines” because I’m sure there are some really iconic opening lines but I wanted to just share the ones I’ve read and enjoyed 😊

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Verity – “I hear the crack of his skull before the splattering of blood reaches me”

I like this one because its SO in your face. I remember reading this opening line and I actually paused and thought like what the heck am I getting myself into if this is the FIRST LINE OF THE BOOK!!

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The Little Bookshop of Love Stories – “It is a truth universally acknolweged that today is the Mondayest Monday ever”

This first line isn’t anything as gripping as the first one I shared haha. I just love how real and cute this line is. I love that type of writing so I just knew I was getting into something cute and quirky!


Gone – “One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone. There. Gone”

I’m not sure if any of you have read the Gone series? It is centered around the idea that all the adults just vanish and only kids are left! So, I was excited to read that the questions and suspense start right at the beginning!!

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The Grave Keepers – “You should know that I died a long time ago, and that I was young when I died”

This first line made go “whaaaat” right away haha I guess it kind of confused me because I thought the book was about 2 girls who were very much alive. It caught me off guard but then I found out the person at the beginning was in fact, dead, and not one of the main characters! It definitely made me want to read on to find out more!


Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating – “Anyone who knew me in college might be horrified to hear that I ended up employed as an elementary school teacher, responsible for educating our wide-eyed, sponge-brained youth, but in truth, I suspect I’m pretty great at it”

This just made me laugh! We all know someone who became a teacher a you went “oh that wont be good” LOL so this just reminded me of that!!


The Widow of Pale Harbor – “This was the fourth dead raven to appear on Sophronia Carver’s front path in as many weeks, and there was no explaining it away as coincidence this time”

I like this first line because its perfectly intriguing. It doesn’t give any information about the character or the story and doesn’t just start in full blown chaos. Its just enough to make you wonder whats happening and also gives some spooky undertones!


A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares – “Esther Solar has been waiting outside Lilac Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for half an hour when she received word that the curse has struck again.”

CURSE? This is the perfect opening line!! It has me asking “what curse” and just needing to read more. Its kind of sinister in a way but also could mean anything so its just a really good hook!


The Academy – “I’m reading Vogue one night in my bedroom when there’s a knock on the door, four hard ones in rapid succession: the code knock that means Emergency!OpemThisDoorRightNow!”

I love this! Its such a good mix of weird haha – person reading Vouge but then has code knocks. Who is this person??

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How to Hang A Witch – “Like most fast-talking, opinionated New Yorkers, I have an affinity for sarcasm”

This line is witty! I like when things start off and you know the type of humor you’ll be working with during the book!

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The Anatomy Of A Murderer – “Almost a year after Franklin Kettle shot my friend Pete Lund through the head, a squad of cops took Franklin to my mom’s lab so she could put a hole in his head and slide a small electronic capsule inside”

As if the title of the book wasn’t catchy enough – the first line just gets you!! So right away you’re like okay, someone was murdered…. and then WOW so much talk of holes in peoples heads!

What do you think? Are these good opening lines? Do you enjoy any of these ones?

Share your favourite opening lines in the comments!!

Top 10 Tuesday – 10 Books I Decided I Wasn’t Interested In Anymore

Hi everyone! I am here again with a Top 10 Tuesday. These are really a lot of fun! Im sure youve all noticed I havent been doing all of them… I am only picking the ones that I feel I can actually do properly or ones that really interest me. I dont want to do them just to do them… I feel like that is a diservice to everyone who reads my blog because my heart just wont be in the post!

SO anyways, here is today’s Top 10 Tuesday. The prompt is…… 10 Books I DNF’d (but because I never not finish a book, I decided to change it to……. 10 Books I Decided I Wasn’t Interested In Anymore)!!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

  1. The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole

This book started off really slow for me. I gave it a chance though because I hate not finishing a book. Turns out the book didn’t get much better and I was just powering through to get it over with!!

2. The Host by Stephanie Meyer

So, I’m sure I’m not the only one who picked up The Host after reading all the Twilight books. I literally lost interest in the book before even starting it AND I never read it. It still sits on my shelf to this day.

3. The Witch of Little Italy by Suzanne Palmieri

Again, this is another one that seemed like it was going to be okay and then was slow and just dragging on. I pushed through this one. I will say, I did lose interest but I glad I finished it because while the book wasn’t great, the ending was decent.

5. The Dark Continent by Scott Reardon

I only finished this because it was a Netgalley book. The idea of the book was SO GOOD but the book itself was really rough. I just couldn’t get into it. It took me forever to read and it was way too long for what it was lol.

6. Partials by Dan Wells

I suppose this is actually a DNF read. I think long ago when I was in high school I picked this one up with the intention of obviously reading it. I read probably about 2 chapters and just wasn’t feeling it. I put it down and never picked it back up. Oops.

7. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

Please don’t hate me….. I almost didn’t finish the last Twilight book 🤦‍♀️ I just WAS NOT feeling it anymore. The books were so long and omg I just was done with it. I did finish it but I could not tell you what the heck happened because I was basically zoned out the entire time.

8. The Giver series by Lois Lowry

This whole series was kind of a miss for me. I really wasnt too interested in them at all. I found the stories to be boring and I was confused about how they even related to each other. I read them because a family member gifted them to me and I felt I had to read them lol.

9. Boy Robot by Simon Curtis

So, this book really wasn’t too bad. I added it to the list mostly because there was a 2nd book that came out and I literally have no interest in ever reading it. Boy Robot did not draw me in enough to go through another book haha.

10. Frankly In Love by David Yoon

I have not read this book yet. I say yet because I will eventually read this. I have had it on my shelf for a while now and I just cannot bring myself to pick it up. I don’t know what it is but I just feel the book will be boring. I always look at it when picking my next read and always skim right past it. I think I have completely lost interest in it before even giving it a chance to be honest 🤷‍♀️

That is all folks!!

Do you DNF books or are you like me and feel like you need to finish them even when they aren’t great?

Top 10 Tuesday: Titles That Would Make Good Band Names

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Hey everyone!!

I am back with my 2nd Top 10 Tuesday! I think these are so fun! I decided to participate this week because the prompt was hilarious and I had so much fun looking for answers to it!

This week’s prompt was…. book titles that would make good band names!

How fun is that?!?! Check out my answers below 👇🏻

  1. Sanctum by Madeline Roux
  2. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  3. The Diviners by Libba Bray
  4. The Shadows by Alex North
  5. The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune
  6. Bell Hammers by Lancelot Schaubert
  7. Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin
  8. White Stag by Kara Barbieri
  9. Kept Animals by Kate Milliken
  10. The Stone Boys by Michael Gurian

I feel like Sanctum, The Iron King, and Kept Animals sound very “metal” lol.

The Shadows, Bell Hammers, White Stag, and The Stone Boys are totally rock-n-roll!!

The Diviners and The Extraordinaries sound more like a pop band to me but could totally also be rock bands.

Saint X might not totally be a band name per say – it could be, but also strikes me as more of a rapper name 🤷‍♀️

So I don’t know why but my brain just went straight to like rock-n-roll and like metal band names??? I do not know why, maybe it was easier? Anyways, this was fun and honestly hilarious that my brain went straight for hard core names for a rock band 😂

What do you think of any answers? What book names do you think would make good band names? Chat with me in the comments!

Top 10 Tuesday – 10 Books I Got Because Of The Cover!

This is my first top 10 Tuesday! I have been seeing them all over the blog and I always love to read them! I usually come up with my own little list in my head while I read others posts.

I don’t think I will post a top 10 Tuesday every week but will try to do a couple a month just for fun 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

This weeks prompt is:  Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…

I decided to do 10 books I got because of the cover! This is the typical judging the book by its cover. All of these books I pretty much decided 100% based on the cover that it would be something I want to read!

  1. The Lanterns Ember by Colleen Houck
  2. The Grave Keepers by Elizabeth Byrne
  3. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
  4. The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
  5. The Lions Den by St. John Katherine
  6. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  7. The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox
  8. Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
  9. The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
  10. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

I am such a visual person when it comes to picking books! I really have to think the cover is nice or interesting for me to pick it up 🤷‍♀️ I usually wont pick up a book if the cover is not appealing to me! Cant help it!

Any books you’ve picked based on the cover?? Chat with me 🙂