Top Ten Tuesday | Required Reading for YA Fantasy Fans

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is a back to school freebie, meaning your lists should have something to do with school. I went with one of the examples The Broke and the Bookish gave and just tweaked it a little bit. Without further ado, here is my list of books/series that I think all fans of YA fantasy should read! (The list is in no particular order.)


1. Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo

six-of-crows-duology

2. Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab

Shades of Magic series

3. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (obviously!)

Harry Potter series

4. The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

The Impostor Queen

5. Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes

Falling Kingdoms series

6. An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes series

7. The Remnant Chronicles series by Mary E. Pearson*

The Remnant Chronicles series

*I’ve only read the first two books so far

8. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

9. Timekeeper by Tara Sim

timekeeper

10. Wolf by Wolf duology by Ryan Graudin

wolf-by-wolf-duology

11. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows

My Lady Jane

12. The Wrath & the Dawn duology by RenÉe Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn duology

13. Any series by Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan series starters


Are you a fan of fantasy? Have you read all the books/series on this list? Let me know which of these are your favorites! Also, feel free to link me to your TTT post for this week! 

Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Want To Read This Summer

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is a “summer reads freebie” so I decided to share with you all some books I want to read this summer! Instead of doing one list consisting of ten books, I’ve decided to do two lists with ten books each! The first list contains new releases (published in 2017) and the second list contains older books (published before 2017). The following lists are in no particular order. Click the book cover to be taken to the book’s Goodreads page!


2017 Releases I Want to Read This Summer:

1. Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Once and For All

2. The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

The Color Project

3. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

4. The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

The Dark Prophecy

5. Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist

6. Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

Tash Hearts Tolstoy

7. Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Daughter of the Burning City

8. The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

The Gauntlet

9. Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Defy the Stars

10. Hunted by Meagan Spooner

hunted

Older Releases I Want to Read This Summer:

1. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song

2. The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

The Beauty of Darkness

3. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

The Final Empire

4. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

The Girl from Everywhere

5. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

The Star-Touched Queen

6. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Rebel of the Sands

7. Timekeeper by Tara Sim

timekeeper

8. A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray

A Million Worlds with You

9. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch

10. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids


Have you read any of these books? Are any of them on your TBR? Let me know down in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Things That Will Instantly Make Me Not Want to Read a Book

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book.” As always, the following list is in no particular order. I just jotted them down as they came into my head!


1. If I hear that the book is harmful or problematic from other readers/reviewers

I can’t count how many times (especially within the last few months) that I’ve heard from people in the book community (mostly on Twitter) that a book is racist, homophobic, ableist, or otherwise harmful to marginalized people. Every time I hear that, I immediately take the book off my TBR on Goodreads (if it was on there to begin with). I have absolutely no interest in supporting books that are causing harm to any person or group of people.

2. If the book was written by an author whose previous book(s) I really didn’t like

While I do like to give second chances to authors occasionally, sometimes I just dislike a book so much that I can’t possibly consider reading another book by that same author. Other times, I’ve already given an author a second chance and STILL didn’t care for their books so I’m definitely not giving them a third chance!

3. If the book features an overused trope and/or a trope I’m not a fan of

This one is pretty self explanatory! If I’m not a fan of a trope and/or I’m tired of reading a particular trope, why would I want to read a book that has that trope?

4. If the book has vampires or werewolves in it

I went through this phase in middle school where all I wanted to read were vampire/werewolf novels. Since then, I really have no interest in reading about those creatures. So if I hear a book features either or both of them, I’m going to have zero interest in picking it up – even if I hear the book is fantastic! I just know I probably won’t end up enjoying it.

5. If the book basically has no plot and the sole focus is on a romantic relationship

Don’t get me wrong – I still enjoy when there’s a bit of romance in books! I’d just rather it be a smaller part of the story rather than the sole focus. I guess I just enjoy reading about action, adventure, and great friendships more than reading about a character who professes their love to a person they met a week ago. Now, slow-burn romances are usually a solid yes from me! Other than that, I’m not usually a fan.

6. If the author of the book has repeatedly said/done hurtful things in the past

I know that sometimes people can separate the art from the artist, but most of the time it’s really hard for me to do that. Authors that are extremely problematic outside of their writing most likely will share their harmful rhetoric in their books (either intentionally or unintentionally) and that’s something I really don’t want to read.

7. If I hear that a series goes downhill after the first book

In the past, I have definitely passed on a series after hearing that the rest of the series doesn’t live up to the first book. Why should I waste my time reading a series that turns out to be mediocre or even terrible? I’d rather spend my time reading great series instead!

8. If the book is part of a series that may never be completed

This one doesn’t need too much of an explanation. I don’t want to start an uncompleted series that may never be finished!! What if I fall in love with the characters and need more?? What if there’s a major cliffhanger and I never get the answers I need?? I really don’t want to experience that terrible pain!

9. If a fantasy book is less than 300 pages in length

I just feel that for a fantasy book to be good, it can’t be super short. Especially if it’s a standalone and not part of a series! In less than 300 pages, there isn’t enough time to get a sense of the world and the characters. Due to the lack of pages, a book’s world and characters may end up being severely underdeveloped. Since I personally love fantasy books with vivid world-building and fleshed out characters, I think fantasy books should be no shorter than 350 pages.

10. If the book is in a genre I’m not a fan of

This is a pretty simple one. If I know I won’t like a certain genre or if I really disliked reading the genre in the past, I’m not going to want to read a book from that genre. Period. Some genres I know I won’t want to read include non-fiction, erotica, and religious books.


Are there certain things that will instantly make you not want to read a book? Let me know in the comments or link me to your TTT post!

Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Liked More or Less Than I Thought I Would

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would.” Instead of doing 10 books for one of the prompts, I’ve decided to do 5 books for each! The following lists are in no particular order.


Books I Liked More Than I Thought I Would:

1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder

My Rating: 4.5 stars

2. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona

My Rating: 4 stars

3. Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Daughter of Deep Silence

My Rating: 4 stars

4. Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor

Into the Dim

My Rating: 4 stars

5. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows

My Lady Jane

My Rating: 4.5 stars


Books I Liked Less Than I Thought I Would:

1. Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Heartless

My Rating: None; DNF

2. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars

My Rating: 3.5 stars

3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl

My Rating: 2.5 stars

4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

shadow-and-bone

My Rating: 3.5 stars

5. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You

My Rating: 3.5 stars


Are there any books you liked more or less than you thought you would? Let me know down in the comments or link me to your Top Ten Tuesday post for this week!

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Top Ten Tuesday | 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to).” I haven’t done a TTT post in a really long time (since February 23, 2016 to be exact) so I thought it was about time I joined in again! The following list is in no particular order.


1. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

The Girl from Everywhere

2. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Rebel of the Sands

3. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

The Star-Touched Queen

4. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

The Crown's Game

5. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song

6. The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

The Beauty of Darkness

7. Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson

Like a River Glorious

8. A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray

a-million-worlds-with-you

9. Timekeeper by Tara Sim

timekeeper

10. Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes

crystal-storm


Are there any 2016 releases you didn’t get the chance to read yet but really want to? Let me know in the comments and/or link me to your Top Ten Tuesday post for the week!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books That Are Out of My Comfort Zone

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “Ten Books I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren’t My Typical Genre/Type of Book (or that was out of your comfort zone).” Because I couldn’t come up with 10 books for this topic, I’ve decided to split it up: the first 5 are books I already read (and enjoyed) that were out of my comfort zone and the last 5 are books I would like to read that are out of my comfort zone.


Books I Enjoyed That Were Out of My Comfort Zone:

1. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona

It’s out of my comfort zone because… it’s a graphic novel (I’ve only ever read 5 graphic novels)

This is definitely the best graphic novel I’ve ever read. I know because I’ve only read 5 graphic novels in my life that this isn’t saying much. However, I still really enjoyed it! The book was funny and entertaining – and I enjoyed the art style as well!

2. The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian

It’s out of my comfort zone because… it’s an adult science fiction novel (I read more YA sci-fi)

While I didn’t 100% love this book, I still enjoyed it! The main character, Mark, was definitely the best part. He was super hilarious while also being smart and resourceful – which was important given his situation. Also, I still haven’t seen the movie adaptation, but I really want to!

3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

It’s out of my comfort zone because… it’s an adult historical fiction novel (I don’t read a lot of historical fiction)

I absolutely loved this book! It was beautifully heartbreaking and wonderfully written. At the time I read this book, I hadn’t read a lot of historical fiction (whether it be adult or YA). I loved the book so much that it made me want to read more in the genre and also more by the author (you’ll see more on that later!)

4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One

It’s out of my comfort zone because… it’s an adult science fiction novel (again, I read more YA sci-fi than adult)

This is another book I really loved! I was nervous going into it – even though I had heard nothing but good things about it. I was just worried that I wasn’t going to like it because at that time (late 2014), I had never really read an adult sci-fi novel. However, I had nothing to worry about – the book was as fantastic as everyone had said! Even though I didn’t get a lot of the 80’s references, I still completely loved the book!

5. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

Remember Me

It’s out of my comfort zone because… it’s a chick lit novel

This was a light and fluffy book that definitely kept me entertained! The concept of it was so highly unrealistic but it was still super fun to read. I definitely want to read more by Sophie Kinsella in the future!

Books on My TBR That Are Out of My Comfort Zone:

1. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

And the Mountains Echoed

It’s out of my comfort zone because… it’s an adult historical fiction novel

After reading and loving Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, I knew I had to read more of his books. Since then, I have already read and enjoyed his other novel A Thousand Splendid Suns. You would think that after reading and enjoying two adult historical fiction novels I would no longer feel that this genre is “out of my comfort zone” – but I still do. However, I’m still really looking forward to reading this novel!

2. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones 2

It’s out of my comfort zone because… it’s an adult high fantasy novel

I read a lot of fantasy. So much fantasy that I would definitely consider it my favorite genre. However, most of the time I stick to YA fantasy. This is because books like A Game of Thrones are just really daunting – mostly due to their size. A lot of the books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series are 1,000+ pages long and that’s huge! However, I still would like to try reading it so that I can (hopefully) expand my love of fantasy to include the adult genre as well.

3. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind

It’s out of my comfort zone because… it’s an adult high fantasy novel

My explanation for this one is pretty much the same as what I said for A Game of Thrones. Adult high fantasy novels are just really intimidating to me for some reason! While this book isn’t as long as some other adult high fantasy novels, it’s still pretty big at 660 pages. That being said, I’m still very much looking forward to reading it!

4. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Jane Steele

It’s out of my comfort zone because… it has a focus on Jane Eyre

I’ve never read Jane Eyre, nor do I know much about it, but this book sounded so intriguing that I just had to put it on my TBR! If you’re interested, check out the synopsis here.

5. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All The Light We Cannot See

It’s out of my comfort zone because… it’s an adult historical fiction novel taking place during World War II

Out of the few historical fiction novels I’ve read, I’ve never read one that focuses on the time of World War II – so this book will definitely be out of my comfort zone! I’m looking forward to reading it though because I’ve heard nothing but good things!


What are some books that were out of your comfort zone that you ended up enjoying? What about some out of your comfort zone books you want to read? Let me know in the comments or link me to your TTT post!

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Top Ten Tuesday | 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t“. I haven’t done a TTT for awhile now so I’m very excited to get back into this meme! The following list is in no particular order.


1. The Trials by Stacey Kade

The Trials

I read the first two books in this trilogy in 2014 and I was so excited for the third book’s release last year. However, somewhere along the way, I lost interest in the series. I can’t really remember anything that happened in the first two books so if I want to read the third book, I’ll have to reread books 1 and 2. I haven’t completely written off the series but I’m not in any rush to finish it either!

2. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Wolf by Wolf

This one came out towards the end of the year so I’m not blaming myself that much that I didn’t get a chance to read it. The concept of the book intrigues me and I’ve heard such great things about it! I have it on my TBR for this month and I can’t wait to read it!

3. The Heir by Kiera Cass

The Heir

I really enjoyed the first three books in the Selection series when I read them in 2014 so I was super excited for this book. However, so much time had passed between when I read books 1-3 and when The Heir came out that I, again, lost interest. Plus, I’ve heard some negative things about this book. I’m still considering reading it, but I would have to reread the other books first.

4. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You

I read the first book in this duology in 2014 and I really enjoyed it! I was highly anticipating this book but at the time of its release, I didn’t have the money to purchase it. I was waiting for the book to come in at the library but it took months for it to finally arrive. By that point, I wasn’t as interested in reading it. I would still like to read it someday though!

5. The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

The Sword of Summer

This is a book that has been on my shelves for a little while now, but I still haven’t gotten around to reading it yet! I was waiting until I finished the Kane Chronicles trilogy (also by Rick Riordan) before jumping into this one, but I ended up getting distracted by other books. I’m definitely planning on reading it sometime in 2016 though!

6. Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

Frozen Tides

This book didn’t come out until December 15th and I didn’t actually purchase it until the last day of the year, so I’m not beating myself up too much about not reading it in 2015. I wanted to jump straight into it as soon as it came in the mail but instead, I decided to reread books 1-3 since I couldn’t remember everything that had happened in those books. Right now, I’m rereading Gathering Darkness (book #3) and then I can finally read Frozen Tides!!

7. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade final for Irene

This book has been on my TBR for quite some time now and I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet! Last year, I read Vicious (by the same author) and I really enjoyed it. I really want to read another novel by Victoria! With the sequel to this book coming out soon, I need to get to it ASAP!

8. The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner's Crime

I read the first book in this series at the very beginning of last year and while I didn’t completely love it, I still enjoyed it. I definitely want to continue on with the series – especially since the third book is coming out in a couple months – but I would have to reread the first book first.

9. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted

This is a book that I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about. I will definitely be reading this book sometime in 2016! Pictured above is the UK cover which is super gorgeous. I think I may end up purchasing this edition!

10. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows

I’m probably the only person in the YA book community that hasn’t read this book yet. Well, I have a secret… I haven’t read Heir of Fire yet either. I wanted to continue with the series in 2015, but I was only able to reread Throne of Glass and read Crown of Midnight. This year, I plan on reading both Heir of Fire and Queen of Shadows so I can get caught up with the series!


What are some 2015 releases you wanted to read last year but didn’t get to? Let me know in the comments or link me to your Top Ten Tuesday post!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Wishes I Hope the Book Genie Will Grant Me

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me“. This prompt seems like a lot of fun, but it’s definitely going to be hard only picking ten things! Let’s get started!


Dear Book Genie, Please Grant Me…

1. Unlimited book shopping funds

When you want all the books, you need a lot of money. Unlimited funds for my book buying habit would be wonderful! I’d love to be able to walk into Barnes & Noble and buy any book(s) I want without having to worry about the cost.

2. My own personal library

Since there is no room in my house for a library, I would need a magical addition or a new house. In this new addition or home, I’d love to have a huge room filled with bookshelves (especially ones with ladders!) and super comfy chairs. Ideally, these bookshelves would be perfectly organized to my tastes and never need to be dusted!

3. The ability to read books and get paid for it

Having to read books all day sounds like the perfect job for me! It would be so awesome if this was a real thing. It would also be neat if I got paid based off how many books I read. To make it even more interesting, there could be goals I had to reach. Say I made a goal to read 100 books in a year. If I surpassed the goal, I’d get a bonus. However, if I didn’t reach the goal, I would get a lower paycheck. That would definitely keep me motivated!

4. More books written by J.K. Rowling that take place in the Harry Potter world

I would DIE if this one came true. Harry Potter is one of my favorite book series and I would absolutely love if there was a spin-off series taking place in the same world featuring some (or all) of my favorite characters from the original series!

5. The ability to step into my favorite book worlds

It would be so neat to visit some of my favorite book settings! I would like to add in that anything bad that happens while I’m in these worlds cannot harm me. Fantasy and dystopian books in particular have a lot of dangerous things and people in them and I really wouldn’t like it if I got hurt!

6. Free admission, transportation, etc for book events

I’ve never been to a book event before and I would absolutely love to go! It would be so much fun to meet my favorite authors and get books signed by them. Also, I’d really like to meet other book lovers and discuss bookish things with them!

7. The standard that all books should have beautiful covers

I know we’re not supposed to judge books by their covers, but let’s be real – we all do it from time to time. I think that all covers should be beautiful (in their own way). No more bad book covers please!

8. Book-to-movie adaptations that are all spot on

There are numerous book-to-movie adaptions out there. While some are bad, some alright, and some are great, they don’t have everything that the book had. I understand that some things need to be cut due to time restraints, but I personally wouldn’t mind a longer movie if it included everything from the book!

9. The ability to meet all of my favorite fictional characters

This would be really cool! I would love to be face to face with all the characters I’ve loved over the years. I probably wouldn’t be able to from coherent sentences in front of them though, especially my book boyfriends.

10. The ability to make everyone else’s bookish wishes come true

After being incredibly selfish, I wanted to use my last wish for non-selfish reasons! I hope everyone’s bookish wishes come true 🙂


If you could ask the book genie for one bookish wish, what would you ask for? Let me know in the comments and/or link me to your Top Ten Tuesday post!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Book Series I Have Quit

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit or Have Quit“. Since there are multiple things you could discuss under this broad topic, I decided to talk about 10 book series that I have no intention of ever finishing. The follow list is in no particular order.


1. The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien

The Vault of Dreamers

Book Rating: 3 stars

I read the first book in this series, The Vault of Dreamers, about a year ago. The concept of the book was really intriguing to me, however I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. That being said, I have no interest in continuing on with the series.

2. Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles

Better Than Perfect

Book Rating: 1.5 stars

The first book in this series, Better Than Perfect, was definitely not better than perfect. I remember being really irritated by both of the main characters. The only reason I didn’t give it 1 star was because I found the ending kind of cute. I definitely will not be continuing on with the series.

3. The Hollow by Jessica Verday

The Hollow

Book Rating: 2.5 stars

I read the first book, The Hollow, in June 2014. Since it was so long ago, I don’t really remember a lot about the book. However, based on what I wrote on Goodreads and the few memories I do have, I know I’m definitely not interested in continuing.

4. Touch by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Deadly Little Secret

Book Rating: 1.5 stars

I read the first book, Deadly Little Secret, in May of 2014 and I don’t really remember it too well. All I do remember is that I really, really disliked it and I’m never going to read the next book.

5. Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson

13 Little Blue Envelopes

Book Rating: 2 stars

I read the first book in this series, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, in May of 2014. Like the last two series, I don’t remember a lot about the book.

6. Corpus by Jessica Khoury

Origin

Book Rating: 2.5 stars

I read the first book in this companion series, Origin, in August of this year and I only thought it was ‘okay’. That being said, I have no plans on reading the other books (even though they have really cool covers).

7. Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet

Book Rating: 2 stars

I read the first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, in August of this year and while I kind of liked it, I have no plans on reading the rest of the books. I’ll get my Sherlock fix from the BBC show, thank you very much.

8. The Taking by Kimberly Derting

The Taking

Book Rating: 2.5 stars

I read the first book in this series, The Taking, in June of this year. While I liked the mystery aspect of the novel, I didn’t care for the characters at all. I’m curious about what is going to happen next, but not curious enough to continue on. For my full thoughts on the novel, check out my review.

9. Ignite by Lily Paradis

Ignite

Book Rating: 2.75 stars

Even though I read this book in April of this year, I don’t really remember a lot about it. I just know that I wasn’t too impressed by it and have no plans on reading the next book.

10. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Naturals

Book Rating: 1 star

I read the first book, The Naturals, in November 2014 right around the time I became obsessed with the show Criminal Minds. I remember seeing the book at Barnes and Nobles and the quote on the front said something about how this book was basically the YA Criminal Minds. Oh boy, was I in for a huge disappointment. The book was so far from Criminal Minds it was laughable. I’d rather read all other series on this list before even going near this one.


Do you have any series that you have quit reading or want to quit reading? Why? Let me know down below and/or link me to your TTT post!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Most Read Authors

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From“. I had a lot of fun looking through my bookshelf and Goodreads to see how many books I’ve read by the same author. The following list shows the authors starting from the most read to the least read. I had to narrow them down and only pick ten!


1. Sara Shepard – 23 books

Sara Shepard

Sara Shepard has written a lot of books – and I’ve read almost all of them. I’ve read 17 books in the Pretty Little Liars series and all 6 books in The Lying Game series. I was in my early teens when I read a majority of the books and I really loved them at the time!

Goodreads links: Pretty Little Liars (Book #1) | The Lying Game (Book #1)

2. Sarah Dessen – 12 books

Sarah Dessen

I’m pretty sure that I’ve read almost every single Sarah Dessen book! I think I started reading Dessen when I was 11 or 12. My best friend and I tore through all her books that were published at that time. We couldn’t get enough! I recently read her newest release this year and I’m so happy to say that I still love her writing! I’ll definitely be reading her future books.

Goodreads links: That Summer | Someone Like You | Keeping the Moon | Dreamland | This Lullaby | The Truth About Forever | Just Listen | Lock and Key | Along for the Ride | What Happened to Goodbye | The Moon and More | Saint Anything

3. J.K. Rowling – 11 books

J.K. Rowling

I have read all 7 books in the Harry Potter series plus the three companion novels: The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Quidditch Through the Ages, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I also read her Harvard commencement speech that was put into print form and called Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination.

Goodreads links: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book #1) | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book #2) | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book #3) | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book #4) | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book #5) | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book #6) | Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows (Book #7) | The Tales of Beedle the Bard | Quidditch Through the Ages | Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemVery Good Lives

4. Rick Riordan – 10 books

Rick Riordan

I’ve read two complete series by Rick Riordan and I actually just read them this year! I first read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and then read The Heroes of Olympus series. While I really enjoyed PJO, I absolutely loved HoO. I highly recommend these books for people of all ages!

Goodreads links: The Lightning Thief (Book #1) | The Sea of Monsters (Book #2) | The Titan’s Curse (Book #3) | The Battle of the Labyrinth (Book #4) | The Last Olympian (Book #5) | The Lost Hero (Book #1) | The Son of Neptune (Book #2) | The Mark of Athena (Book #3) | The House of Hades (Book #4) | The Blood of Olympus (Book #5)

5. Deb Caletti – 9 books

Deb Caletti

I primarily read these books around the age of 13 or 14 and I really enjoyed them at the time. However, I read one of her more recent books last year and I didn’t really care for it. I guess my reading tastes have changed!

Goodreads links: The Queen of Everything | Honey, Baby, Sweetheart | Wild Roses | The Nature of Jade | The Fortunes of Indigo Skye | The Secret Life of Prince Charming | The Six Rules of Maybe | Stay | The Last Forever

6. Nicholas Sparks – 8 books

I was a big fan of Nicholas Sparks books (and their movies) a few years ago. That being said, I have read quite a few of his books. However, I haven’t seen or read any of his most recent movies or novels. I eventually want to though!

Goodreads links: The Notebook | A Walk to Remember | A Bend in the Road | The Wedding | Dear John | The Lucky One | The Last Song | Safe Haven

7. Jennifer L. Armentrout – 6 books (+1 novella)

Jennifer L. Armentrout

I read the entire Lux series last October and I loved it! It was a super fun series; one I’d like to reread in the future. I also read the novella that is part of this series, Shadows. In addition to that, I read her standalone novel, Don’t Look Back, in October 2014 and enjoyed it as well!

Goodreads links: Obsidian (Book #1) | Onyx (Book #2) | Opal (Book #3) | Origin (Book #4) | Opposition (Book #5) | Shadows (Book #0.5) | Don’t Look Back 

8. Morgan Matson / Katie Finn – 6 books

Morgan Matson

I decided to include Morgan Matson and Katie Finn together since they’re technically the same person (Katie Finn is Morgan Matson’s pen name). I read the Top 8 series by Katie Finn back before Morgan Matson had any books published. I didn’t realize they were the same person until after I read some of Morgan Matson’s books!

Goodreads links: Top 8  (Book #1) | What’s Your Status? (Book #2) | Unfriended (Book #3) | Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour | Second Chance Summer | Since You’ve Been Gone

9. Stephenie Meyer – 5 books

Stephenie Meyer

I read and was obsessed with Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga back when I was 12 or so. I went through a stage where I was super into vampires. So of course, I read and watched all the movies. Looking back, the series wasn’t the greatest but I really enjoyed it at the time. In May of 2014 I read Meyer’s adult novel, The Host, which was so much better than Twilight in my opinion. I really, really enjoyed it!

Goodreads links: Twilight (Book #1) | New Moon (Book #2) | Eclipse (Book #3) | Breaking Dawn (Book #4) | The Host

10. Simone Elkeles – 5 books

Simone Elkeles

I read the first two books in the Perfect Chemistry series probably when I was around 13 or 14 and the Leaving Paradise duology around the same time. More recently, I read Better Than Perfect (originally called Wild Cards) and I didn’t like it at all. I guess that’s more evidence towards how much my reading tastes have changed over the years.

Goodreads links: Perfect Chemistry (Book #1) | Rules of Attraction (Book #2) | Leaving Paradise (Book #1) | Return to Paradise (Book #2) | Better Than Perfect


What authors have you read the most books by? Let me know in the comments or link me to your TTT post!

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