Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2018 but Didn’t Get To

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2018 but Didn’t Get To.

At the start of every year I have the best intentions when it comes to all the books I’m going to try and read, but then by the end of every year I’ve always fallen short. One of the downfalls of being a mood reader is that I can never stick to TBR lists so I always get to January 1st and find there are a few books still on my TBR list that shouldn’t be there, and I feel like there were more from 2018 than there usually are.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books by my Favourite Authors that I Still Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books by my Favourite Authors that I Still Haven’t Read.

One of the things that made this week’s topic such a hard one for me is that when I have a favourite author I tend to binge read everything they’ve released; Marissa Meyer, Samantha Shannon, V.E. Schwab, three of my favourite authors and there’s not one book they’ve released that I haven’t read yet. Still I managed to come up with ten, mainly because my TBR list is that long and that unmanageable.


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Discussion Time: Series Vs. Standalones

I was browsing Goodreads the other day for more books I could add to my already massive TBR list, when I came across an “upcoming” release I’d almost forgotten I was waiting for. This book is the last in a series that I first read when I was still in primary school, and maybe that’s given you a clue as to how long I’ve waited but in case it hasn’t this is a book that was supposed to be released in 1999.

Let that sink in for a moment; I’ve been waiting for a book, the last in the series, for nearly twenty years now, and looking on Amazon the release date has been set to 2030. At this rate I’m going to have to get this book delivered to my nursing home, but it did get me thinking and I came up with this discussion topic.

Series Vs. Standalones

Series Vs. Standalones

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2018.

When it comes down to it there are so many books I can’t wait for, and plenty of them I couldn’t feature because they don’t have titles or covers or blurbs yet; The Muse of Nightmares, the second Warcross book, the third Nevernight book. It’s looking like 2018 is going to be a great year for book releases, the only issue I’ll have is finding the time to read them all.


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The Stationery Book Tag

Like with how gorgeous covers can make me pick up certain books, gorgeous stationery is a serious weakness of mine. I’m one of those people who have shelves full of blank notebooks I’ve brought because they were just too pretty to resist. I was tagged by Sammie at Bookshelves and Biros. Thanks so much for the tag Sammie, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.

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Rules:

  • Thank the creator; Sam at RiverMooseReads
  • Answer the questions.
  • Add pictures (if you want to).
  • Tag about five people.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Five Cover Changes I Loved and Top Five Cover Changes I Didn’t Like

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is a cover theme freebie, so I picked Top Five Cover Changes I Loved and Top Five Cover Changes I Didn’t Like.

Everyone has an opinion on cover changes, and no matter whether you love the new design or prefer the old one everyone (likely) agrees that there is nothing more annoying than when a series changes covers halfway through. For this week’s free cover themed pick I thought it was the perfect time to talk about some of the best and worst (in my opinion) cover changes, all halfway through a series.


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Discussion Time: Is Romance in YA Taking Too Much Away from Character Development?

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love romantic relationships in books but recently, and I’m not sure if this is because I’m getting older or blogging has opened my eyes to it, I’ve started seeing romantic relationships that have felt shoehorned into the plot. They’re simply there to appeal to readers who love reading romance, and more often than not it seems to take away from the character development.

I still want to see romance in books, sometimes there is literally nothing more I want than a fluffy contemporary book with a heart-warming romance to read one afternoon, but I don’t want it to feel like something added in to make the story ‘better’ regardless of all the other aspects that make a good book great.

Is Romance in YA Taking Too Much Away from Character Development

Is Romance in YA Taking Too Much Away from Character Development?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favourite YA Couples from Books I’ve Read in the Past Year Part Two

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is an all about romance freebie, so I picked Top Ten Favourite YA Couples from Books I’ve Read in the Past Year Part Two.

This time last year there was a Valentine’s Day themed freebie for Top Ten Tuesday week, so I chose to feature my top ten favourite couples from YA books. This year I thought it would be fun to go back and choose some new books I’ve read within the past year which feature my new OTP’s. After reading Crooked Kingdom and A Court of Mist and Fury, among others, I have plenty of more OTP’s from my new favourite books I need to talk about more.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Wish Had …

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Wish Had …

A Sequel

When it comes to the last book in a series, or even just amazing standalone novels, I always have a problem accepting that there’s no more left. No more new adventures, no more from my favourite characters, and no more going back to this amazing world I discovered unless I re-read the book. So when it came to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday themed free-for-all I thought it was a perfect opportunity to talk about the books I’d love to see more of.

This isn’t going to be a case of me talking about the books I loved that I want to see more of just because they’re favourites of mine. Most of these are books where I felt the ending was left open enough that there is the potential for a sequel, maybe, one day in the future if I keep my fingers crossed.


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If you haven’t read any of these books be warned there are potential spoilers ahead.

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The Jungle Book Tag

I am a massive fan of Disney movies. If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ll know how much I love fairytale retellings, well I love Disney movies just as much. I have seen almost every one and I am really loving all the live action reboots that are being released, who’s really excited for Beauty and the Beast next?

The Jungle Book was the latest Disney classic to get a live action reboot and, from what I understand, is the reason this tag was created in the first place. I was tagged by Gracie at GracieFM. Thank you so much for the tag Gracie; everyone else should definitely check out her original post and while you’re there her blog as well.

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