Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I'd follow on social media

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s theme is ten characters I’d follow on social media. I thought this one would be really difficult since I’m not really into social media, but it ended up being a fun theme!


the aliebn from Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too

The aliebn’s Twitter would just make me happy. Imagine how cute and pure it would be.

Marko, Alana, and basically anybody from Saga

Interplanetary adventures! Weird creatures! The pictures would be crazy!

Luka from Infini

I would love to see some behind-the-scenes photos and videos of the show!

Josh & Lucy from The Hating Game

Mostly I just want to see the long threads of banter between these two.

Ari & Hector from Bloom

Between the baking and the music, I’d love to follow these guys!

Bennett from Love Scene, Take Two

Okay, a teenage bestselling author would definitely have some good things to say.

Evie from The Diviners

I know this book is set in the 1920s, but Evie is so interesting! She’d definitely be all over Instagram with the parties she attends and the different objects that speak to her.

Jane from My Lady Jane

Okay, much like there was no social media in the 1920s, there was definitely no social media in 1553. And does Goodreads even count as social media? I don’t know. But I’d love to see what Jane’s been reading.

West’s podcast from Sadie

Again, not entirely sure if this counts as social media, but I found the podcast sections of Sadie so interesting! I’d love to listen to the whole thing.

Daisy Jones & the Six from Daisy Jones & the Six

Okay, again… no social media in the 1970s. But if Daisy Jones & the Six had a Soundcloud or a Myspace or a Youtube channel or anywhere they could post their music, I’d definitely be checking it out.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Last ten books that gave me a book hangover

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s theme is last ten books that gave me a book hangover. This is a tough one! I might have to go pretty far back in my memory for this theme…


Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

Infini by Krista & Becca Ritchie

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan

The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray


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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I love to hate

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s theme is a freebie, and my boyfriend picked books I love to hate for my theme. (He knows me so well.)


Dearest Clementine by Lex Martin

☑️ constant slut-shaming
☑️ laughable mystery
☑️ complete misunderstanding of how conventional publishing works

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

☑️ incredibly racist
☑️ random biphobia in a book that doesn’t even have a bi character??
☑️ the dying girl has no function other than to die

Kiss Between My Lines by Anne Tourney

☑️ “my computer makes me horny”
☑️ is this a romance novel or Fight Club??
☑️ no concept of personal safety whatsoever but it’s cool because it’s erotica

The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise

☑️ girl makes an app to make raping boys socially acceptable
☑️ constantly uses sexuality as a plot twist
☑️ stereotypes & makes fun of people from other cultures

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

☑️ a romantic relationship between a high school student and a college student
☑️ medical professional is hiding a secret cure for sickle cell anemia because why share it??
☑️ let’s just throw in a time loop because why not, this book is already a mess

Distrust by T.L. Smith

☑️ literal abuse portrayed as love
☑️ did you know that Brooklyn is full of warring mafias that just… gun people down in broad daylight?
☑️ the main character’s waist starts shaking because she wants the love interest so badly

Axl by Riley Rollins

☑️ everybody’s cheating on everybody
☑️ like… everybody, constantly
☑️ the whole book is just one bad decision after another

Troll by Emma Clark

☑️ let’s see… stalker breaks into her house and rapes her and it’s somehow a romance??
☑️ sex described as “repetitive gouging,” “full impalement,” and “like stray felines in the midst of battle… or kitten-making”
☑️ “Not just a troll. It’s an acronym.” (for what? we’ll never know)

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

☑️ basically The Fault in Our Stars
☑️ Finch is just a cute, smooth-talking mental illness
☑️ the entirety of Violet’s character development is based on her reactions to death

The Dumont Diaries by Alessandra Torre

☑️ lots of dubious consent and one scene in particular that made me want to throw up
☑️ super controlling love interest, and not in a sexy way
☑️ yes, let’s use our heroine’s financial woes against her, that’s hot


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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my TBR I predict will be 5-star reads

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s theme is books on my TBR I predict will be 5-star reads. Can I ever predict a five star read? No. Am I terrible at picking books for myself? Yes. But I’ll try.


Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett

Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

Heartstopper, Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman

At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson

Ariel by Sylvia Plath

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Fixing English by Anne Curzan

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid


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Top Ten Tuesday: Book cover clones

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s theme is a book cover freebie, so I went with book cover clones. You know, when you see a book and you think, “Wow, that cover sure looks familiar!” That’s what I’m talking about. (I had some help from Goodreads, Google reverse image search, and some vague memories for this one.)


Bonus: same couple, different pose

  • Easy by Tammara Webber

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Top Ten Tuesday: The ten most recent additions to my bookshelf

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s theme is the ten most recent additions to my bookshelf. These are in no particular order, mostly because I just can’t remember exactly what order I got them in.


Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? by Caitlin Doughty

Malice by Pintip Dunn

Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz

Handbook for Mortals by Lani Sarem

Together We Caught Fire by Eva V. Gibson

Keystone by Katie Delahanty

The Sarington Necklace by Tammy Bradley

The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Budget Bytes by Beth Moncel

A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen


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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish discoveries I made in 2019

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s theme is bookish discoveries I made in 2019. This post might be a little similar to the “changes in my reading life” theme from a few weeks ago, but I’ll try to keep it different!


1. I love audiobooks.

I used to be really picky about my audiobooks. Non-fiction only, because what if the character’s voice sounded wrong? The narrator had to be one of a few very specific people, because how else would I know they’d do a good job? Ugh, might as well just read the physical copy. But then I started a job where I stare at a screen inside a cubicle for most of the day. Sometimes people have conversations two feet away from me and it’s hard to concentrate. I have to listen to something, so why not books? I’ve hardly come across any poorly-made audiobooks. Even if the content wasn’t great, the narration usually was.

2. I am definitely a mood reader.

I used to be able to tell myself to pick up any book and read it and I’d just… do it. I don’t know how, because now it’s like I have a mental block stopping me from picking that book up unless it’s the only thing on the planet that I feel like reading. I’m not fighting it anymore. If I’m at work and the audiobooks I have checked out from the library aren’t doing it for me, that’s why I have the Libby app on my phone. I’ll just check something else out. If I’m trying to get through a physical book and it’s just not clicking, I’ll put it down and try something else. It’s great for when I read for fun and less great when I have ARCs.

3. Hype doesn’t always kill books for me anymore.

I read a lot of hyped books in 2019, and you know what? I didn’t hate all of them. I’d been so scared to read things like American Panda, Dumplin‘, and The Poet X, and I really enjoyed all three!

4. Most of the time, ARCs aren’t worth the stress.

I used to check Netgalley daily and Edelweiss weekly. I used to jump on those “fill out this form if you’re interested” emails from publicists. I used to love signing up for blog tours. Now, I just don’t. All I’ll end up with is a pile of books that I don’t really have time to read, I’ll stress about having to read them, and I’ll feel guilty when I don’t. I might as well just read books that I already own or books from the library.

5. I don’t need to stuff my house with books to be happy.

I used to keep every single book that I ever purchased, even if I hated it. I’ve started making trips to a used bookstore because (1) it clears up a lot of space, (2) it’s not like I get any enjoyment from seeing books I disliked on my shelf, and (3) I can turn those books I didn’t like into cash. I still keep my favorites, of course, but I’m not going out and buying a bunch of new bookcases anymore.

6. I really like Julie Murphy’s books.

This goes along with #3, but I avoided her books for so long because of the hype! I wish I’d read them sooner, because she’s a really great writer. I read three of her books in 2019, and I’m hoping to get to Ramona Blue in 2020.

7. It’s more fun to hate-read with someone than to hate-read alone.

I like to read really terrible books out loud with my boyfriend. We laugh, we comment, we make predictions, and it’s great. (Sometimes we read good books, too, but most of the time they’re terrible.)

8. I like non-fiction a lot more than I thought I did.

I read more non-fiction in 2019 than I think I ever have before, and I’ve really enjoyed a lot of it! I’ve gotten through political books like A Warning and Proof of Collusion, memoirs like Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, educational books on topics I’m interested in like Because Internet and The Body, and a whole ton of others. I still read mostly fiction, but I also like the feeling of learning about something on my terms.

9. It’s okay to DNF.

It took me forever, but I’m finally okay with DNFing. I don’t DNF every book I dislike (I’m still doing one-star hate-reviews) but if the book is bad and boring, I’m not wasting my time anymore. There are so many books I want to read that it just doesn’t make sense to spend time on books I can’t even write a sassy review about.

10. Mini-reviews are great for when I don’t have a ton of thoughts.

With all of the audiobooks I get through at work (usually 3-5 each week), I had to come up with a way to get those reviews out without doing like six posts per day. Mini-reviews ended up working out really well! I have a bunch of mini-review posts scheduled, and they’re perfect for when I only have a couple things I want to say about a certain book. I still write really long reviews when I have a lot of thoughts, but let’s be honest… I don’t always have a lot of thoughts.


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