Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Burn

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Books I’d Burn

This week’s prompt was actually books I’d gladly throw into the ocean, but I don’t think we should be throwing anything into the ocean so you get burn instead. Let’s just imagine I need to find some sort of kindling to make fire. These are the books I would toss first.  I didn’t like them or they frustrated me to extremes. Don’t hate me if you loved them. 



The Why:

  1. The Map From Here to There – This sequel frustrated me because the MC reverted to who she was at the beginning of the first book. I needed more of the cute relationship stuff.
  2. Again, Again – The way this book was written didn’t work for me and I usually love this author.
  3. Again, But Better – I couldn’t get past the immaturity of the MC.

  4. Healed – Yeah, it was just horrible.

  5. Taking Chances – I hated the love triangle.
  6. Allegiant – Did the first 2/3 really need to be that boring only to lead up to that ending?
  7. City of Fallen Angels – This series should have just stopped after book 3. I couldn’t even make it through half of book 5 after finishing this one.
  8. After – This was actually the first book that came to mind when I saw the prompt. Tessa and Hardin’s “relationship” was not cute. It was emotionally abusive. Honestly, pretty much the entire series could have been on this list.
  9. The Curious Incident of Dog in the Nighttime – I just remember being SO BORED while reading it for a book club.
  10. Author Anonymous – 5 stars for the writing, but I wanted to DNF it so badly because it was all about cheating. 

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book Series I Walked Away From

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is supposed to be Places in Books I’d Love to Live, but I’m not very imaginative and honestly love living in the Pacific Northwest. Instead you’re getting:

Ten Book Series I Walked Away From**

**This isn’t a topic I thought of myself. I borrowed the idea from Annemieke of A Dance With Books. She posted this topic last week and I loved the idea of it. If you would like to read her original post from last week with this topic, you can find it here

1. Vino & Veritas – World of True North

I didn’t walk away because this series was bad. I actually adored three out of the eight books I read in it. The rest were good, too. I just don’t know think I’m going to read more unless I already know and love the author(s). Too many books, too little time and all that.

2. Busy Bean – World of True North

It’s pretty much the same for this series. I enjoyed the two books I read, but there’s going to be a ton of them. Unless I’m called to a book by the author or the blurb, I’m going to skip them. I am going to focus on the Moo U series from this world instead.

3. Silver Springs – Brenda Novak

I used to read all of Novak’s books. I especially loved her Whiskey Creek series. I wanted to dive back into her books, so I tried A California Christmas. I think I might have outgrown her books or just like to read a different style of writing now because I had a hard time with that book. I don’t think I’ll be reading more of the series.

4. Frisky Business – Kendall Ryan

I was on a Kendall Ryan binge last year. I read the first book in the Frisky Business series and it was cute. It just wasn’t what I was expecting, though. And for some reason it kind of put me off Ryan’s books…at least for now.

5. The Club – Lauren Rowe

This one might not be forever. I read the first book because it was free and I had read and loved many of her current related books. Problem is I read the next related series and it kind of spoiled this one for me. I still might go back and read it, but not for now.

6. Donner Bakery – Smarty Pants Romance

I read three books in this series. Only two worked for me — both by Karla Sorensen. Since her books became a spin-off series of their own, I probably won’t go back to this series.

7. Only One – Natasha Madison

I was really into a couple of Madison’s series, but they seem to have gone downhill for me. Some of the books work and some don’t. Unless I see someone that I trust raving about a book in this series, I won’t continue it.

8. Lost Boys – Emma Scott

I love me some Emma Scott books, but the angst level in the first Lost Boys series got me bad. I don’t think I can continue the series unless I know it’s not going to be as angsty.

9. The Brown Sisters – Talia Hibbert

I say this now, but it will probably change. I liked the first book, but didn’t love it enough to continue. That said, every time I see someone raving about the next two books in the series I’m tempted to try them again. So this might just be another for now. Maybe if I can get them on audio form my library…

10. Brayshaw – Meagan Brandy

I read the first three books in this series because I thought it had a similar vibe to Fallen Crest High by Tijan. It did and it didn’t. By the third book, I was like WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE??? and THAT’S FREAKING CRAZY! I saw reviews that were not so good for book four, so I decided I was definitely DONE.

Top Ten Tuesday: Funny Book Titles (Pippa Grant Edition)

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Funny Book Titles

I know there are tons of funny book titles out there, but for some reason I had a hard time coming up with them. All I could think of were the titles for some of Pippa Grant’s books. She has a theme she kind of follows. They manage to fit her books and catch the attention of your eye. (I can guarantee someone is going to comment on all the abs in this post, too. Sorry for all the half naked men.) The inside of the books are just as funny.

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Cleaning My Kindle

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is a Spring Cleaning FREEBIE:

Spring Cleaning My Kindle

Here are 10 books I’ve recently deleted from my Kindle. How I determined I wanted to delete them was by reading their blurbs and Goodreads reviews. 

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Work Place Romances

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. My topic for this week is:

Favorite Work Place Romances

This post was supposed to be “Characters Whose Job I Wish I Had”. I just wasn’t feeling that, so you’re getting some of my favorite work place romances. I’ll even give you two extra books for fun. You’re welcome. 😉

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

There are so many of them!!! How am I going to choose?!?! Well, I guess I’m going with the last ten books to make me LOL. Obviously, I like rom-coms.

Top Ten Tuesday: Mardis Gras Inspired Book Covers

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Mardis Gras Inspired Book Covers
ie: Purple/Yellow/Green 

1. Undercover Bromance
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams

2. Love at First
Author: Kate Clayton

3. Maybe This Time
Author: Kasie West

4. Well Played
Author: Jen DeLuca

5. Light Me Up
Author: Karla Sorensen

6. In a Holidaze
Authors: Christina Lauren

7. Hate the Player
Authors: Max Monroe

8. Frenemies
Author: Emma Hart

9. Must Love Dogs…and Hockey
Author: Kelly Jamieson

10. Anxious People
Author: Fredrik Backman

Top Ten Tuesday: 20 Lovable Contemporary Romance Novels Released in 2020

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Valentine’s Day/Love Freebie

I’m being lame and not coming up with something super cool. Sorry. Instead you’re getting:

20 Lovable Contemporary Romance Novels Released in 2020

Here are 20 of the many romances novels that I fell in love with in 2020. All of these were written last year. Now, in no particular order…

1. The Reality of Everything
Author: Rebecca Yarros

2. The F List
Author: Alessandra Torre

3. See Me After Class
Author: Meghan Quinn

3. Not My Romeo
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills

4. Smitten
Author: Lauren Rowe

5. Rifts & Refrains
Author: Devney Perry

6. Muses & Melodies
Author: Rebecca Yarros

7. The Right Player
Author: Kandi Steiner

8. The Match
Author: Sarah Adams

9. Jock Blocked
Author: Pippa Grant

10. Best Friends Don’t Kiss
Authors: Max Monroe

11. Game Changer
Author: Kelly Jamieson

12. The Roommate
Author: Rosie Danan

13. Focused
Author: Karla Sorensen

14. Sweet Spot
Author: Rebecca Jenshak

15. Varsity Rulebreaker
Author: Ginger Scott

16. Always a Bridesmaid
Author: Cindi Madsen

17. Loverboy
Author: Sarina Bowen

18. One Moment Please
Author: Amy Daws

19. Yours to Keep
Author: Lauren Layne

20. Sorrow
Author: Tiffanie DeBartolo

Honestly, I could have kept going. I had such a good year reading romances. I have a bunch of other favorites.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read That Were Written Before I Was Born

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Books I’ve Read That Were Written Before I Was Born

I’m OLD so this was a lot harder to find books I’ve read that weren’t required reading for me — especially because I don’t read classic books very often. Most of the books I would have read published before I was born were children’s books.

1. A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L’Engle

My mom gave me this one to read and I devoured the entire series as a teenager.

2. Persuasion
Author: Jane Austin

Thanks, Humanities 302.

3. Jane Eyre
Author: Charlotte Brontë

My BFF Jaime made me read this one after high school because she loved it so much.

4. The Marriage of Figaro
Author: Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

Yet another Humanities 302 required reading.

5. Of Mice and Men
Author: John Steinbeck

This one I read in high school English class.

6. The Great Gatsby
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is another high school English class read for me.

7. The 158-Pound Marriage
Author: John Irving

I went through a period in my 20’s where I read a ton of Irving’s books.

8. The Outsiders
Author: S.E. Hinton

Junior high English class.

9. Bridge to Terabithia
Author: Katherine

Another book I read thanks to my mom as a kid.

10. The Genealogy of Morals
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Yep. Another Humanities 302 book.