Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed but Rarely Talk About

Hello everybody! Today was my second full day of online school and distance learning, so I’m just really getting used to that. Anyways, right now I have a really fun Top Ten Tuesday post, so I’m going to get right into it! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl where there is a topic and you make a list that best fits that topic! This week’s topic is Books I Enjoyed but Rarely Talk About!

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How I did on my winter TBR

SO… I made a TBR (to be read) list of ten books back in December, and now that it’s officially spring, I thought I’d see how I did! And this is a short introduction paragraph, but I really don’t care, so, moving on now…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Amazing book covers

I don’t know if this has been a past TTT topic, but it seems like a really fun one to do. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, and how it works is each week there is a topic and you make a list of your top 5, 10 or whatever number of books that fit that topic. This week’s topic is a book cover freebie, so I’m doing amazing book covers!

1 Wolf Hollow, by Lauren Wolk

2 The War I Finally Won, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

3 The Gilded Wolves, by Roshani Chokshi

The cover of The War I Finally Won really represents what the book is about, and even though I haven’t read The Gilded Wolves yet, the cover is so beautiful! And with Wolf Hollow, I love how the writing is built into the design of the cover and is part of the tree.

4The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill

5The Sun is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon

6Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon

7Five Feet Apart, by Rachael Lippincott

Both of Nicola Yoon’s books have such amazing covers that are just really pretty, and the same is with Five Feet Apart. I love on the cover of The Girl Who Drank the Moon how the title is on the moon. It is so pretty!

8 The Wolf Wilder, by Katherine Rundell

9 The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, by Jeanne Birdsall

x Becoming Naomi León, by Pam Muñoz Ryan

The Wolf Wilders is incredible; how the title is built into the trees, and how the light is streaming out of the windows of the cabin. Becoming Naomi León is really interesting as well; how her hair is moving with the wind, the lion next to her with its mouth open. I guess I just love all of the Penderwicks covers; it so simple, yet represents and shows so much of the book!

What are some books that you think have amazing book covers? What makes a book cover amazing for you? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy reading!

Top Ten Tuesday: Recent additions to my bookshelf

Hello and happy Tuesday! Right now where I live it is extremely rainy, which is great because I like the rain! Anyways, my first OBOB battle (Oregon battle of the books, a competition where teams battle to answer questions about 16 chosen books) is tomorrow, so I’ve been squeezing in as much reading as I can. Anyways, right now it’s time for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s topic is the 10 most recent additions to my bookshelf.

This is kind of hard because I have gotten a lot of books in the last few months and I don’t actually remember the order, but I’ll try, so without further ado, my most recent-ish additions to my bookshelf.

1 It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, by Firoozeh Dumas

2 The Teacher’s Funeral, by Richard Peck

3 Ordinary Girls, by Blair Thornbush

Ok. So I got all three of those over winter break. I’m sure of that.

But before that was my birthday and my bat mitzvah, and because every one I know knows I love to read, I got a lot of books. Which is definitely not a bad thing. It is definitely a very very good thing. However, I don’t know the order in which I received the books, so I’m just going to list some more books that have recently-ish made their way onto my bookshelf.

4 The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

5 The Wolf Wilder, by Katherine Rundell

6 Before We Were Free, by Julia Alvarez

7 Giant Pumpkin Suite, by Melanie Heusier Hill

8 The Sun is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon

9 Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon

X The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak

Ahhhh… formatting in WordPress is hard sometimes.

What are some of your recent additions to your bookshelf? Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned? Do you also think that Nicola Yoon’s book covers are really really pretty? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy Reading!

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish discoveries I made in 2019

Hello! I kind of took an unexpected mini hiatus, but now I’m back. Although I didn’t mean to or want to take a short break from blogging, it was good because I’ve been overwhelmed with school, and I haven’t been feeling well.

Hiatus: A pause, break, gap, lacuna, interval, intermission, interlude, interruption, suspension, lull, respite, time out, time off, recess

Ahhh, the thesaurus. Just read that out loud to yourself. It’s so satisfying!

So, I’m back to blogging, and I’ll hopefully be able to blog consistently for now. Anyways, even though it isn’t Tuesday, and although Tuesday was a fairly long time ago, I’m going to make a list of some of my many bookish discoveries in 2019. This is an especially important post for me to do, and shouldn’t be too hard, considering that at the beginning of the year I actually had no idea what a book blog was, or that such wonderful things existed, so before I make this introduction it’s own post, here are my 2019 bookish discoveries.

And oh yeah; Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, where each week there is a prompt and you pick your top ten (or five or twenty) and yeah!

Discoveries:

1 Book blogs

Let’s just start off with a kind of enormous one. The entire world of book blogging is very new to me! I started this blog with never actually having read another book blog. I know that seems kind of crazy, and it seems crazy to me! I mean, most of the things I write on this blog are tags and memes! Moving on…

2 Reading Nooks

I’ve always just read here and there and whenever and wherever I could. I still do; I read a lot, but I created a little reading nook in my room with a comfy chair, immediate access to my bookshelf, and lots of light. It really makes reading more enjoyable, and now I’ll set aside chunks of time to just read.

3 Blogging in general

Similar enough but also slightly different to the 1st one, blogging on a whole is something that is new to me. There are a lot of blogs. A lot of people blog. More specifically, a lot of teenagers blog. That was something that I was very surprised about!

Blogs:

4 Kat @ Novels and Waffles

5 Rukky @ Eternity Books

Books:

6It Ain’t So Awful Falafel, by Firoozeh Dumas.

I discovered this book in early 2019, and I’ve reread it so many times since! It is an amazing book, and I love practically everything about it!

7 The Wolf Wilder, by Katherine Rundell

I read this book I’m pretty sure on New Years Eve Eve, but this was definitely on of the best books I read in 2019! I actually had read another book by this author in like third grade, but then I got this for my birthday, and I love it so much!

Posts:

8 Printed Books vs, ebooks: game on!

This post, found on the blog Drizzle and Hurricane Books is a really great comparison of two formats of books!

9 How in the World I Make My Graphics

This post, by Kat @ Novels and Waffles is so amazing and extremely helpful. It is basically a tutorial of how the waffle queen herself makes her graphics. If you haven’t seen her blog, you should definitely go check it out.

Well, that’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed reading about some of my 2019 bookish discoveries, and I’ll try to blog more and be back soon!

What are some of your bookish discoveries from 2019? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy Reading!

WWW Wednesday 14

Happy new year, everybody! I can’t believe that it’s 2020! A whole new decade! Anyways, for now, it’s time for WWW Wednesday, my weekly reading update! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words, and how it works is each week I answer three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Volume 1, The Pox Party, by M. T. Anderson and Port Chicago 50, by Steve Sheinkin, and I’m currently listening to The Girl who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill. I’m rereading The Girl who Drank the Moon, and Port Chicago 50, but both are very good, and so far, I’m really enjoying The Pox Party.

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished rereading It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, by Firoozeh Dumas and The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell, and I recently finished listening to one of the 39 clues books, but I forgot which one. (It’s not the maze of bones, and it’s by a different author, but it’s the same series!)

What do you think you’ll read next?

Next, I want to read Before We Were Free, by Julia Alvarez, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, and Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm.

I’ll also probably reread The Teacher’s Funeral, by Richard Peck!

What’s your WWW Wednesday? Have you read any of the books in this post? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy New Year, and Happy Reading!

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books I Read In 2019

Happy new year’s eve! Or, I guess, if you’re in a different time zone, it might already be 2020! Anyways, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @That Artsy Reader Girl, is Favorite Books I Read in 2019.

1 It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, by Firoozeh Dumas is amazing, and one of the best books I’ve read all year.

2 The Mother-Daughter Book Club series, by Heather Vogel Frederick. I know that this is actually 7 books, but I had to include the whole series. The characters, the plot, everything about these books are incredible!

3 Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana DeRosnay, is one of the best, and most powerful books that I’ve read this year, and in my entire life!

4 All of Rick Riordan’s books. I read all of them. Actually, I haven’t read his adult books, and I still have yet to read the latest Trials of Apollo book, but in May, June and July, I reread the Percy Jackson series, I read the Heroes of Olympus series, the first three Trials of Apollo books, (that was all that had been written by then), the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, and all the other ones. I love those books, and I think that Rick Riordan’s writing is amazing, and the way that he adds on to different cultures’ mythology is really cool.

5 I just finished The Wolf Wilder, by Katherine Rundell a couple days ago, and it was amazing. The story, well, I did not expect it to be so good. It was really, really good, and had a very unexpected ending!

Sometimes I do less than ten books because I can’t come up with enough books, but right now, my computer isn’t working very well, and isn’t letting me add any more images, and some of the images are only partially showing up, so even though I could probably come up with another 25 of my favorite books from 2019, I’m going to leave it at this.

What are some of your favorite books you read in 2019? Have you read any of the ones on my top ten list? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy Reading!

Top Ten Tuesday: Winter TBR

Hello! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s topic is winter TBR (to be read), so today I’m going to make a list of 10 of the books I want to read this winter.

1 Girl on a Wire, by Gwenda Bond

2 The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing 1: The Pox Party, by M. T. Anderson

3 Black Radishes, by Susan Lynn Meyer

4 The Wolf Wilder, by Katherine Rundell

5 Orange for the Sunsets, by Tina Athaide

6 Turtle in Paradise, by Jennifer L. Holm

7 The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelo

8 Before We Were Free, by Julia Alvarez

Books I want to reread:

9 The Girl who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill

10:

The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani

What books are on your winter TBR? Have you read any of the books on mine? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy Reading!