Top Ten Tuesday: Stranded on a Deserted Island

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This Week’s Topic: Books I’d want with me while stranded on a deserted island

Before I share my ten, I want to point out that most of them are series. Ones that I really enjoy. There wasn’t anything to indicate that I could only choose a certain thing.

  1. House of Night by P.C. and Kristen Cast
  2. Paranormals of Avynwood by Michelle Dare
  3. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  4. Women’s Murder Club by James Patterson
  5. Alex Cross by James Patterson
  6. Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich
  7. The Giver by Louis Lowry
  8. The Complications of Pi by RK Phillips
  9. A Good Girl’s Life to Murder by Holly Jackson
  10. Literal Leigh by Melanie James

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read In One Sitting

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This Week’s Topic: Books I Read In One Sitting (Or would have if I had the time)

  1. Wynter by Mia Harlan
  2. Paranormals of Avynwood by Michelle Dare (The Entire Series)
  3. Locke & Key series by Joe Hill
  4. The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  5. Ash and Stone by Rose Alexander
  6. Shadows Ascending Trilogy by Jenn D. Young
  7. Daughter of Winter series by Skye MacKinnon
  8. Little Shop of Spells by Janni Nell
  9. The Complications of Pi by RK Phillips
  10. Of Stranger Prides by Amy Cecil

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Top Ten Tuesday: Why I Love Reading

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This Week’s Topic: Why I Love Reading

  1. It’s relaxing.
  2. I get to visit other places.
  3. I get to create a world in my head. 
  4. I get to build a list of book girlfriends.
  5. I get to support authors who work hard to put books out for us.
  6. I get to discuss great literature with others.
  7. Readathons.
  8. It has built my vocabulary greatly.
  9. It relaxes me.
  10. I get to escape this world for a while.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases

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This Week’s Topic: Most Anticipated Books of the Second Half of 2021

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Linn
These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan

For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing
I know Your Secret by Daphne Benedis-Grab
Iron Window by Xiran Jay Zhao

Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper
Everything We Didn’t Say by Nicole Baart
The Midnight Girls by Alicia Asinska

The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Wishes

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This Week’s Topic: Bookish Wishes

My Amazon Wishlist

1) Crave by Tracy Wolff
2) Fable by Adrienne Young
3) The Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead

4) The Selection series by Kiera Cass
5) The Coven series by Chandelle Lavaun
6) Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

7) The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner
8) What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo
9) The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

10) Wake’s Claim by Michelle Dare

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Summer 2021 TBR

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This Week’s Topic: Books On My Summer 2021 TBR (or winter, if you live in the southern hemisphere)

The Twisted Tales series by Liz Braswell, Elizabeth Lim, and Jen Calonita
Women’s Murder Club series by James Patterson
Alex Cross series by James Patterson

All Natasha Preston books
The Delerium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver
Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide

Witches Steeped in God by Ciannon Smart
The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He
Dragonfly Girl by Marti Leimbach
The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them

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This Week’s Topic: Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them

Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie
Home before Dark by Riley Sager
The Dark Road series by Krys Fenner

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Down World by Rebecca Phelps
Women’s Murder Club series by James Patterson

House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Locke & Key by Joe Hill
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard 
Paranormals of Avynwood by Michelle Dare

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Top Ten Tuesday: LGBTQIA+ TBR Pile

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This Week’s Topic: Freebie

My Choice: Top Ten LGBTQIA+ Books/Series I Want to Read this Month

Note: Some of these aren’t prominently LGBTQIA+ related. They have characters that are part of the community. Some are rereads and some are brand new to me.

  1. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
  2. House of Night by P.C. and Kristin Cast
  3. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  4. Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers
  5. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  6. Instinct by James Patterson
  7. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
  8. Instinct by James Patterson
  9. Montague Siblings by Mackenzie Lee
  10. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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Top Ten Tuesday: Inspirational Book Quotes

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This Week’s Topic: Inspirational Book Quotes

There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

– H.Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

– André Gide, Autumn Leaves

The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.

– Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.

– Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.

– Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven

It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.

– Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

– Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels.

– Tennessee Williams, Conversations with Tennessee Williams

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

– Paulo Coelho, Brida

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Nature on the Cover

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This Week’s Topic: Books with Nature on the Cover

All of these books were found on my bookshelves on Goodreads. I can’t claim that I’ve read all of these.

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