Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers. (Meme description from The Broke and the Bookish)

1. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson - Aside from the awesome title and the fact I loved Matson's previous books, I'm a fan of crazy to-do lists. Maybe it's because I wish someone had given me a list of insane, but fun things to do in order to make my teen years more memorable. Or it could be the "live your life to the fullest" aspect of that type of list. Either way, Matson's funny, heartfelt writing and this awesome story should go together perfectly. I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

2. Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin-Tabula Rasa could be interesting. My hopes aren't too high since 1) I'm not a fan of central character memory loss 2) books described as "this bestselling series mixed with this bestselling series" don't often live up to the hype. Still, I think I'll next an action boost after finals and hopefully this will give it to me.

3. Fifty First Times edited by Julie Cross- So many of my favorite authors are in here! J. Lynn, Myra McEntire, Lisa Desrochers, Sophie Jordan and a few authors I haven't read, but am curious about are in this e-book. Plus These stories are probably romantically focused and I'm looking forward to some steamy scenes, especially from Myra McEntire. Emerson and Michael's make out against the fence in Hourglass still makes me smile.

4. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart- I've lost count of the many bloggers, authors, Twitter followers, etc. who've talked about how amazing this book is. Most of them went without sleep in order to finish We Were Liars. I'm nervous to start the book since I'm strapped for time at the moment. But, after finals I'm going to carve out some time to read it and see what everyone is so excited about.

5. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins- SO EXCITED FOR THIS. I have no clue why. I grew up and live in Florida, which is in the South, but isn't southern. (Do not ask me to explain the difference. My dad, a devout Tennessean, could tell you all the ways Florida isn't really southern. I do not have the time nor the inclination to.) As a result of this, I somehow adore all things Southerner. I am all about the beauty pageants, debutantes, and Southern Belle charm as well as the cowboy hats, horseback riding, and farm work. Combining that Southern sweetness with paladins makes me one happy girl. I'm looking forward to seeing how it works together.

6. To all the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han- Also super eager to get my hands on this book. Jenny Han's writing is fantastic. It's poetic and real. I also may have had a few (read: too many) crushes on people I never got the nerve to tell how I felt. I'd love the chance to tell them now how much I had liked them and see how they react. I'm way too chicken to actually do it, but maybe Lara Jean can help me vicariously exercise some old feelings.

7. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick- A bunch of people loved Fitzpatrick's debut, My Life Next Door, so I'm curious about her new book. I have her first and intend to read it, but this title sounds like it could be interesting as well. Plus, I'm totally gaga for beach stories.

8. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes- Using the Art of War in a relationship "battle?" Now this, I have to read.

9. On the Fence by Kasie West- I adore the trope of the girl who is one of the guys until she decides to branch out into more "girly pursuits." (Quotation marks because I believe every "girl thing" can also be a "guy thing" and vice versa.)

10. Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen- I was a little bit thrown by the troll aspect, but I'm hoping to enjoy Stolen Songbird. It's a fantasy with magic and princes and arranged marriages. After saying that, I'm not sure why this book is not in my hands right this very second.

Happy Reading,


  1. Great picks! I am looking forward to reading a few of these myself, especially To All The Boys I've Loved Before (loved her Summer series), What I Thought Was True (My Life Next Door was AMAZING!) and We Were Liars. I hope you find the time to get to them all :) My TTT.

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  3. These are great picks! To All The Boys I've Loved Before and What I Thought Was True are so good! The rest are on my TBR list too. I hope you have a ton of fun reading these books


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