Ten Books in my Beach Bag

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome people at The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s topic is: Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer
I’m actually going to the beach twice this summer! I’m looking forward to reading on the beach so much.

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1. All We Have is Now by Lisa Schroeder

2. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

3. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

4. How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo

5. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

6. Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

7. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

8. Stand-Off by Andrew Smith

9. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

10. Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales

Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome people at The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s topic is: Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet

I’ve been lucky enough to meet a lot of amazing authors like David Levithan, Lauren Oliver, Stephanie Perkins, Maggie Stiefvater, and Maureen Johnson, but my list is ever growing. Here’s ten that are on it now.

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1. J.K. Rowling

2. Stephen King

3. Kristin Cashore

4. Rae Carson

5. Leigh Bardugo

6. John Green

7. Morgan Matson

8. Rainbow Rowell

9. Laini Taylor

10. A.S. King

Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

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This week’s topic is: Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

Insurgent by Veronica RothFifty Shades of Gray by E.L. JamesThe Vampire Lestat by Ann RiceAnita Blake The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
I really enjoyed Divergent, but for some reason I have zero interest in continuing the series.

2. Fifty Shades of Gray by E.L. James
Just no.

3. The Vampire Lestat by Ann Rice
I read Interview with the Vampire as a teen and just about died of boredom.

4. Any new Anita Blake
I don’t remember what the last AB book I read was, but it all went downhill after Obsidian Butterfly.

5. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
I loved the VA series and even liked the first book in this series, but once again, I don’t have any interest.

Crossed by Ally CondiebloodroseBeautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret StohlCity of Ashes by Cassandra ClaireVampire Diaries

6. Crossed by Ally Condie
Looooved Matched but I still haven’t read this one.

7. Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
Book 2 just didn’t do it for me.

8. Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Another one that I’ve just never picked up and at this point I probably won’t.

9. City of Ashes by Cassandra Claire
I just didn’t love the first one. Don’t hate me!

10. Vampire Diaries
Meh…

Top Ten Books that Feature Character that Have Supernatural Abilities

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome people at The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who _____
I’m not a huge reader of paranormal/supernatural YA but these are some of my absolute favorites in the genre.

 Shade by Jeri Smith-ReadyHourglass by Myra McEntireThe Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle HodkinThe Summoning by Kelley ArmstrongUnearthly by Cynthia Hand

1. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

2. Hourglass by Myra McEntire

3. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

4. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

5. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Half Bad by Sally GreenThe Diviners by Libba BrayParanormalcy by Kiersten WhiteWake by Lisa McMannWhite Cat by Holly Black

6. Half Bad by Sally Green

7. The Diviners by Libba Bray

8. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

9. Wake by Lisa McMann

10. White Cat by Holly Black

My Favorite YA Contemporary & Fantasy Authors

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This week’s topic is: Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors
I’m going to break it up into favorite contemporary and fantasy authors.

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Since You've Been Gone by Morgan MatsonAnna and the French Kiss new coverEleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellTwo Boys Kissing by David LevithanTwenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

1. Morgan Matson
2. Stephanie Perkins
3. Rainbow Rowell
4. David Levithan
5. Sarah Ockler

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneFinnikin of the Rock by Melina MarchettaGraceling by Kristin CashoreThe Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae CarsonShadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

6. J.K. Rowling
7. Melina Marchetta
8. Kristin Cashore
9. Rae Carson
10. Leigh Bardugo

Ten Books I Recently Added to My To-Be-Read List

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This week’s topic is: Ten Books You Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List

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1. First & Then by Emma Mills

2. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

3. Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

4. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

5. Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian

6. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

7. All We Have is Now by Lisa Schroeder

8. Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen

9. Very in Pieces by Megan Frazer Blackmore

10. How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo

Top 10 Books from my Childhood & Teen Years that I Would Love to Revisit

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This week’s topic is: Top 10 Books From My Childhood (Or teen years) That I Would Love To Revisit

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin SchwartzWeeping Willow by Ruth WhitePet Sematary by Stephen King19543

1. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
This is the book that solidified my love for reading. I would love to experience that again.

2. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
These were so scary and soooo good! I also felt so brave when my elementary school librarian warned me about it.

3. Weeping Willow by Ruth White
I read this in 8th grade, I think. It’s stuck with me ever since.

4. Pet Semetery by Stephen King
I went through a HUGE SK stage in middle school and this one is still my favorite.

5. Where the Wild Things Are by Marcus Sendak
I adored this book as a child. It probably doesn’t really belong on this list since I get to read it to Finn at least 3 times a week.

Speak by Laurie Halse AndersonGuilty Pleasure by Laurel K. HamiltonThe Green Mile by Stephen KingLittle Women (Penguin Classics Edition)The Secret Garden (Penguin Classics Edition)

6. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I have so much love for this book. While my experiences in late middle school/high school were nothing like the MC’s this book got me through a lot of tough times.

7. Guilty Pleasure by Laurel K. Hamilton
Oddly enough my middle school library had a nice collection of Anita Blake books. The series went to crap eventually but those first 7 or 8 books were so awesome!

8. The Green Mile by Stephen King
One of my teachers loaned me her special edition set in 8th grade and I devoured it.

9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This is another middle school read. I’d love to revisit it as an adult.

10. The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
I loved this book so so much. I wanted to live in it.