Top Ten Tuesday -1/31/23- Comfort Reads

Hi! Jana hosts Top Ten Tuesday @thatartsyreadergirl. This weekly meme was born out of a love of lists and bringing the book blogging community together. Jana will post a prompt each week, and we readers will make our post based on that prompt. We also can do our own thing if we don’t have ideas for the topic that week. This week, our topic is a freebie, so I decided to do some comfort reads for me. 

1- Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee- YA Contemporary 

2- Heartstopper by Alice Osemen- YA Contemporary Romance  (Graphic Novel)

3- Spoiler Alert by Oliva Dade- Adult Contemporary

4- Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake- Adult Contemporary Romance 

5- When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord -YA Contemporary

6- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid- Adult Historical Fiction

7- 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston – YA Contemporary Romance 

8- Geekerella by Ashley Poston-YA Contemporary Romance 

9- Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills-YA Contemporary 

10- The Chance to Fly by Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz- Middle-Grade Contemporary 

Top Ten (Eleven) Tuesday- New to Me Authors in 2022

Hi! Jana hosts Top Ten Tuesday @thatartsyreadergirl. This meme was born out of a love of list,and bringing the book blogging community together. Each week, Jana will post a prompt, and we readers will post our list based on that prompt, We also have the option of doing our own thing if we don’t have ideas for the topic that week. This week, our topic is: Favorite new to me authors of 2022.

1- Ashley Herring Blake (Deliliah Green Doesn’t Care)

2- Tamsyn Muir (Gideon the Ninth)

3- Racquel Marie (Ophelia After All)

4- Sabaa Tahir (All My Rage)

5- A.J. Sass (Ellen Outisde the Lines)

6- Alice Osemen (Heartstopper)

7- Jenifer Dugan (Hot Dog Girl)

8- Claribel A. Oretega (Frizzy)

9- Malinda Lo (Last Night at the Telegraph Club, A Scatter of Light)

10- Matthew Mercer & various (Vox Machina Origins Volumes 1-2)

Honorable Mention

11- Marieke Nijkamp (Critical Role: Vox Machina- Kith & Kin)

Top Ten Tuesday-Bookish Goals for 2023

Welcome Back! Jana hosts Top Ten Tuesday @thatartsyreadergirl. This weekly meme was born out of a love of lists and bringing the book blogging community together. Each week, Jana will post a prompt, and we readers will post our list based on that prompt. We also have the option of doing our own thing if we don’t have any ideas for that topic. This week, we’re talking about our bookish goals. 

Read 75 books

I always keep my goals low, but attainable for me. I’m doing well so far, and I just need to keep the pace. 

Read 25 Graphic Novels, 15 comics, and 15 Manga

This is a personal challenge for me this year to read more visual novels. There are so many interesting ones. 

Have a planned TBR for the month, but also leave it open for mood reads

I do like having a planned TBR and reading books with friends. For me, if I have an open slot or a book I’m not as looking to read, I’ll put another book on my TBR for the weeks/month based on my mood. 

Reach Between 80%-100% on Netgalley

My ratio right now is 67%. I have some blog tours open, and some coming up. I know that you don’t need the 80% to be on a blog tour, but I want to get there and see if I can request some big titles. 

Write Reviews  and talk about my thoughts on books more

I had the plan to write book reviews on Thursdays, but that kind of fell off at the end of the year. I want to post reviews more and talk about books I’m enjoying more.

Read more Books I own

We all have those books we buy and never read. This year, I’d to read more books I own in addition to new ones. 

Use the Libary more

My Libary usage really picked up last year, and I’m so happy it did. I want to continue to use the Libary this year. 

Read my anticipated releases right away or within 1-4 months of release 

I find that if I buy a book that’s new, I let it sit on my shelves for a bit. I want to read the books either pre-ordered or from the library within four months of the release. 

Read more Diversely 

I want to read more diversely this year. I want to read more books with people of color, more LGBTQ+ books, and more books with people with disabilities. 

Read more books from my backlists along with new releases 

This is different from my owned books because I want to read books I was excited about over the last few years.

Top Ten Tuesday-Most Anticipated First half of 2023

Hi! Jana hosts Top Ten Tuesday @thatartsyreadergirl. This meme was born out of a love of lists and bringing the book blogging community together. Each week, Jana will post a prompt, and we readers will make out a list based on that prompt. We also have the option of doing our own thing if we’re not feeling the topic that week. This week is fun because we get to talk about our most anticipated releases for the first half of 2022. 

1- The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim

2-Begin Again by Emma Lord

3- The Stolen Heir by Holly Black 

4-Where Do You See Yourself by Claire Forrest

5-Out of Character by Jenna Miller 

6-A Witches Guide to Fake Dating A Deamon by Sarah Hawley

7-The Wrong Kind of Werid by James Ramos

8-Cookie Monsters by Erika J. Kendrick 

9- HC Title

10- HC Title

Top Ten Tuesday-Favorite Books of 2022-1-10!

Hi! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jana @thatartsyreadergirl. This meme was born out of a love of lists, and brining the book blogging community together. Each week, Jana will post a prompt, and we readers will make out list based on that prompt. We also have the option to do our own thing if we don’t like the prompt that week. This week, the prompt is Favorite Books of 2022!

1- All My Rage (YA, Contemporary)

2- When You Get the Chance (YA, Contemporary)

3- Ophelia After All (YA, Contemporary)

4- Last Night at the Telegraph Club (YA, Historical Fiction)

5- Ellen Outside the Lines (Middle Grade, Contemporary)

6- Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake (Adult, Contemporary)

7- Frizzy (Middle-Grade, Contemporary) 

8- Critical Role: Vox Machina- Kith & Kin (Adult, Fantasy)

9-I Kissed Shara Wheeler (YA Contemporary)

10- Gideon the Ninth (Adult, Science Fiction)

Top Ten Tuesday -Recent Editions to Collection

Hi! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jana @thatartsyreadergirl. This meme was born out of a love of lists, and bringing the book blogging community together. Jana will post a prompt each week, and we readers will make our list based on that prompt. We also have the option of doing our own thing, if we don’t have an idea for the topic that week, This week, our topic is recent editions to my collection. I have a Birthday in the Fall, so I’ll include those pre-orders and books ordered over the Holidays. I’ll add an edition for reference.

Pre-Orders

1- Begin Again by Emma Lord- Hardback- Barnes and Noble (out 1/24)

2-Book number 2 is redacted for the moment.

3- Reggie and Deliliah’s Year of Falling by Elise Bryant-Hardback- Amazon (out 1/31)

New books

4- The Legend of Vox Machina Journal – Critical Role Shop- I’ll be using this as another way to track my reads, TBR, and Challenges this year!

5- Nona The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir – Hardback-Amazon

6- Critical Role: The Mighty Nein- The Nine Eyes of Lucien by Madeline Roux-Hardback- Amazon

7- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo-paperback-Amazon

Books I hope to obtain soon

8- The Stolen Heir by Holly Black- hardback- Barnes and Noble or Amazon

9- Hellbent by Leigh Bardugo-hardback- Barnes and Noble or Amazon

10- Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar-ebook or paperback- Barnes and Noble or Amazon

Top Ten Tuesday-Books I hope Santa Brings me, or books I want pre-order with gift cards from the Holidays

Hi! Jana hosts Top Ten Tuesday @that artsy reader girl. This weekly meme was born out of a love of lists and bringing the book blogging community together. Each week, Jana will post a prompt, and we readers will make a list based on that prompt. We also have the option of doing our own thing if we don’t have any ideas for the topic that week. This week, our topic is Books I hope Santa Brings me. I am expanding this to books that I want to preorder with gift cards I get from the Holidays.

1- Reggie and Deliah’s Year of Falling by Elise Bryant

2- Critical Role-The Mighty Nine: The Nine Eyes of Lucian by Madeline Roux

3- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

4- Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

5- Comixlogy Unlimted Subscription

6- A Whole song and Dance by Savenaz Tash

7- Where Do You See Yourself by Claire Forest

8- Out of Character by Jenna Miller

9- The Love Match by Pryanka Taslim

10-Love Letters for Joy by Melissa See

Top Ten (Fourteen) Tuesday-Books on my January TBR

Hi! Jana hosts Top Ten Tuesday @thatartsyreadergirl. This weekly meme is inspired by our love of lists and bringing the book blogging community together. Each week, Jana will post a prompt, and we readers will write our list based on that prompt. We also have the option of doing our own thing if we don’t have any ideas for that topic that week. This week’s topic is Books on our winter 2023 TBR, and this works out perfectly for me, because I am trying to be good, and plan my January TBR early. Here are the books I hope to read next month. 

Physical Books

1-The Wicked King by Holly Black

I’m going to be reading the second book in the Folk of Air Trilogy so I can continue the series with the third book, and novella next year. This will be a buddy read with a bunch of members of the Bookish Reality Discord Server. I’m excited to continue the story and finish the series next year. 

2-Loathe to Love You (ARC) by Ali Hazelwood

I got this ARC as a Goodreads Giveaway win. It comes out next month, and after reading The Love Hypothesis this year, I’m excited to see what these novellas have in store. There’s just something about reading a romance in the winter that really hits the vibes for me. 

3&4Here There Be Gerblins and Murder on the Rockport Express (The Adventure Zone Graphic Novels  1 & 2) by Clint, Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy 

I love The Adventure Zone Podcast, and I loved these novels. I’m going to reread all of them in preparation of the fifth comic coming out next year. I’m excited to revisit this comic series based on the first campaign of The Adventure Zone podcast. 

5-Harrow the Ninth? (I need to make sure I can get a copy)

I’m reading Gideon the Ninth right now, and I’m loving it. I want to grab the rest of the books out now. I wasn’t sure if this series was going to be for me, but I’m loving it a lot and it’s a welcomed change from my usual genre. 

6-Begin  Again by Emma Lord (Out 1/24)

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I pre-order every new Emma Lord book that comes out. I’m very excited to read Emma Lord’s debut in the NA genre, and I’m wondering how she will write a story about college students. 

7-Reggie and Delilah’s Year of Falling  (out 1/31) by Elise Bryant

I’ve been meaning to read this author’s books for a few years, as they all seem to be books I would enjoy. This one follows a Punk Rock singer and a D&D DM. I am so excited about this book, and will be pre-ordering the book before its release! 

Ebooks (Owned)

8-Well Met- 

Well Met is a book that has been sitting in my kindle for years. The COYER community book club will be reading this in January, so it’s the perfect opportunity to finally read it. 

Library Books(Ebooks) 

I have so many Libary books coming in the next few weeks, luckily some of these are graphic novels that can be read in a week. That’s why you don’t see many owned Ebooks on my TBR for next month. 

9-Drama by Rania Telegemeir -4 weeks

I’ve wanted to read this Graphic Novel for years. 

10-Dungeons & Dragons Roll Call by Molly Knox Ostertag-4 weeks

I saw this advertised on Goodreads a few weeks ago, and I joined the list as quickly as I could. I’m trying to do a challenge where I read more manga, comics, and Graphic Novels next year. 

11-The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani- 4 weeks

I’m going to try and read this book before I watch the show! I’m excited to read it. 

12-The Book Wanders  by Anna James -4 weeks

This book has been on my TBR for years, and I’m finally going to read it! 

13-Twelfth Grade Night by Molly Horton Booth-4 weeks

A modern retelling of Twelfth Night?! Sign me up! I’m so excited to read this. 

14-Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin-5 weeks 

I’ve heard fantastic things about this book. I’m also a gamer, so I’m excited to read this book about the video game industry. 

Top Ten Tuesday-Best Books of 2022-11-21

Hi! Jana hosts Top Ten Tuesday @thatartsyreadergirl. This meme was born out of a love of lists and bringing the book blogging community together. Each week, Jana will post a prompt, and we readers will write our response based on that prompt. We also have the option of doing our own thing if we’re not feeling that topic that week. This week is a freebie, so I’m doing my top reads of the year 11-21! 

Middle-Grade

11-Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga 

12- Boulevard of Dreams by Mandy Gonzalez 

13-From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

14- Growing Pangs-Kathryn Ormsbee

YA

14- A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo

15- Demon in the Wood by Leigh Bardugo

16-Blackout by Various 

17- Concreate Rose by Angie Thomas

18- Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

19- Loveless by Alice Oseman

Adult 

20- Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner 

21- Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins by Matthew Mercer, Matthew Colville (Goodreads Author), Olivia Samson, Chris Northrop

Top Ten Tuesday- Cozy Read Recommendations

Hi! I’m back with the weekly blogging meme Top Ten Tuesday. Jana hosts this meme on @thatartsyreadergirl. This weekly meme was born out of a love of lists and bringing the book blogging community together. Each week, Jana will post a prompt, and we readers will make a list based on that topic. We also have the option of doing our own thing. I love our topic this week, and I can’t wait to talk about the books. I feel like I can talk about cozy books for ages, and with the winter coming, I’ll definitely be adding some of these to my TBR. I’ll put the books in sections to make it easy to find what you’re looking for. I define a cozy book as a book with wonderful characters, and a plot that has light and fun elements, as well as hard-hitting life situations. 

Adult

1- One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (Romance)

One Last Stop is on this list because it’s one of my favorite cozy romances. The vibes of the book are cozy for me because you spend time with the characters, and you get to see how they live their lives. Jane and Augest have such a sweet romance. 

2- Deiliah Green Doesn’t Care  by Ashley Herring Blake (Romance)

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care is on this list for a similar reason One Last Stop is on this list. It’s queer, and it slaps. Delilah Green Doesn’t Care has a story that I really enjoyed, and the characters are messy, but they also had a fantastic romance. This was my favorite romance of the year because of these elements, and it had everything I look for in a cozy book. 

3-Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree (Fantasy)

I feel like this book defines a cozy book for many, and I believe it will be on many lists this week. The characters in this book are fantastic and the vibes of the book are cozy. You follow Viv as she opens a cafe, and builds her menu, along with building new friendships. I want to get an ebook of this just to relive the cozy vibes. 

4- The Adventure Zone Series by Clint, Justin Travis, and Griffin McElroy (Comics)

This is a series of comics that I loved. They’re based on a podcast, and they have cozy vibes for me because of the characters, the story, and the art. This series is fantastic, and I feel like not a lot of people read them, or know about them. 

5- Critical Role- Vox Machina: Kith & Kin by Marieke Nijkamp (Fanatsy)

I read this book earlier this year, and it blew me away by how much I loved it, and how coz the vibes of this book were. Vex and her twin brother Vax take you on their adventures and meet the people they come across along the way. I believe this book was cozy for me because there was no romance, and it was just a fun fantasy adventure. 

YA

6- When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord (Contemporary)

This is one of those books that might just be cozy for me, but I love it. Emma Lord is an author who writes it of cozy books, with characters and stories that make you feel cozy. Millie is a fanatic character, and she has surrounded by characters that enhance the cozy vibes. 

7- All For One for Lilli Lainoff (Fantasy)

I wanted YA Fantasy to go with Legends and Lattes. I read both books at the same time, and this retelling of The Three Musketeers is perfect for the cozy vibes. The friendship is perfect, and I really enjoyed this book. 

8- Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Contemporary)

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I love Becky Albertalli. I find this book cozy because of the characters and the story. 

Middle-Grade

9- Scout is Not A Bandkid by Jade Armstrong (Graphic Novel)

This is a cozy Middle-Grade Graphic Novel that I was on the blog tour for. I loved it and found it cozy because like The Adventure Zone, the art style, characters, and story. 

10- Fearless by Mandy Gonzalez (Mystery)

I recommend this book to everyone when it came out a few years ago. I loved it, and It’s cozy for kids because the characters are fun, the story is interesting, and the theater is a cozy place to have a mystery.