Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Recently Acquired Books


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About a month and a half ago, I acquired a lot of books.

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Book Expo America day 1 haul. #bea2015

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So, I’m going to be sifting through those for quite awhile. Right now I’m reading Illuminae and loving it.

I think next I’ll dive into either Girl Waits with Gun or Hunter.

I’m listening to Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro right now and will move to The Passion of Marie Romanov, by Laura Rose and Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng when I finish.

Finally, I borrowed Radi Os, by Ronald Johnson from a friend. It’s a book of poetry made by cutting away parts of Paradise Lost. It seems really cool and I’m excited to read it.

What books have you picked up recently?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read


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There are a lot of hyped books that I’m not interested in reading, but for today, I went with ones I do want to read.

1. An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir – I’ve seen this reviewed everywhere. One of my best friends has been talking about this book that he’s loving and I only realized a few days ago that this is the book to which he’s referring. So, that’s on my TBB (to be borrowed) list.

2. A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab

3. Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon – I have this one on audio, but haven’t started it yet. I’m not afraid of long audiobooks, but I haven’t felt ready to commit yet.

4. Cinder, by Marissa Meyer

5. An Untamed State, by Roxane Gay

6. We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart

7. Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro (just got the audiobook, so hopefully I’ll be checking it off my list soon).

8. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline (on audio, narrated by Wil Wheaton, obviously)

9. None of the Above, by I.W. Gregorio

10.Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas – I don’t know if this one is one I’ll actually like or not, but I’ve seen it reviewed and recommended so much that I’ve got to try it out.

I just finished listening to The Martian, by Andy Weir, narrated by R.C. Bray and it lives up to all the hype. Review forthcoming.

What books have you seen hyped but haven’t read yet?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

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Everything, Everything*, by Nicola Yoon

Haints Stay, by Colin Winnette

Infinite Home*, by Kathleen Alcott

A Curious Tale of the In-Between*, by Lauren DeStefano


Magonia, by Maria Dahvana Headley, narrated by Therese Plummer and Michael Crouch

Searching for Grace Kelly, by Michael Callahan, narrated by Kristin Kalbli

Simon v. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli, narrated by Michael Crouch

Binary Star, written and read by Sarah Gerard

Nine Kinds of Naked*, by Tony Vigorito, narrated by Kristin Kalbli

Neverwhere (BBC Dramatisation), by Neil Gaiman, narrated by a full cast.

* Reviews coming soon!

What books have you loved so far this year?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015

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Top Ten Books on my To-Be-Read list this summer.

  • Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Expedition Indigo, by Stacy Allen (a ListenUp Audiobook – so I’ll be listening to the audiobook, narrated by Kristin Kalbli)
  • The Only Ones, by Carola Dibbell (a ListenUp Audiobook – so I’ll be listening to the audiobook, narrated by Sasha Dunbrooke)
  • Just a Couple of Days, by Tony Vigorito (a ListenUp Audiobook – so I’ll be listening to the audiobook, narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark)
  • Jackaby, by William Ritter
  • Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon
  • Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon (I know, I’m incredibly late with this one).
  • We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart (late, but not as late)
  • Landline, by Rainbow Rowell
  • Attachments, by Rainbow Rowell

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015

I’ve loved everything I’ve read of Rainbow Rowell’s. Not like, “5 stars, this book is great!”, love, but like her books are so precious that I love them like friends. And this isn’t just a new Rainbow novel, it’s a new piece of Fangirl, so I am extra excited for Carry On.


Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff; Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon; Everybody Rise, by Stephanie Clifford.

So, I picked up these three as ARCs at BEA (along with quite a few others), so I don’t know if that counts as anticipating, but I haven’t read any of them yet and I’m excited for all three. The hardcover of Illuminae is GORGEOUS.

I assume Go Set A Watchman, by Harper Lee is going to be on everyone’s list.

Today is the release day for The Truth According to Us, by Annie Barrows, but I’m still going to include it because I don’t have it yet and I still anticipate reading it. 🙂