Tuesday is here, and with it brings the joy that Monday is no longer lurching over us like the overbearing great-aunt nagging to our moms that our skirt is too short to be worn in public… and, of course, Top Ten Tuesday!!! WooHoooo!
Now, I’m no stranger to this weekly meme, seeing most of my favorite blogs that I follow hash this baby out every Tuesday. However, I, myself, never personally partook in the meme. I don’t know why… just never did.
Well, today I see it is the meme’s 10th anniversary, as well as the recipient host’s birthday, so I felt that it would be a perfect time for me to create my first post on this meme in honor of these special occasions.
Not to mention that the meme has been going for 10 years! It has to be one that I’ve been missing out on, so I’d be silly not to join the fun.
Normally, Top Ten Tuesday works as such:
I (Jana) assign each Tuesday a topic and then post my top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join me and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.
You’ll find the schedule of upcoming TTT topics so you can plan ahead. I’ll post a Linky here on the blog each week so you can link up your post (if you want). If you don’t have a blog, post your picks in the comment section below! Have tons of fun talking books and getting to know your fellow bloggers!
NOTE: If a weekly topic is listed as a “freebie”, you are invited to come up with your own topic. Sometimes I will give your topic a theme, such as “love”, a season, or an upcoming holiday. That just means that you can come up with any topic you want that fits under that umbrella.
Easy enough, right?
Well, for the very special, Top Ten Tuesday Turns 10! celebration, the rules are slightly different:
Pick a past TTT topic you’ve done and re-do/update it…
Perhaps you’d remove certain books you put on the list back when you first wrote it, or perhaps you have 10 MORE books you’d add to that list now.
You could also re-visit TBR posts, whether seasonal or series you need to finish, etc., and tell us if you’ve read them yet or not. Any variation of this idea works. Feel free to be creative.
Pick a past TTT topic you wish you’d done, but didn’t get a chance to do (the list of topics can be found on her blog).
Since this will be very first TTT, I am forced to journey down Option 2, which is more than fine with me.
Now that I’ve talked your heads off about the ends and outs of Top Ten Tuesday, it’s time for Bri’s Top 10:
Part 2 of the Wicked Saints trilogy where we continue following Nadya, Serefin, and Malachiasz and all of their personal demons or demon-like Gods. As before, there will be more blood… so much more blood, and I can’t wait to get my eyes on the words to the this sequel.
The Queen of Nothing:
As I’m sure most of you out there know, this is Book 3 to the highly-esteemed Folk of the Air series by Holly Black. I was gifted this series a while ago, and absolutely loved The Cruel Prince. I started reading The Wicked King but during that time my review copies started coming in hot, and I kept pushing the completion of it back further.
Spin the Dawn and House of Salt and Sorrows:
These books made the list on my June TBR because I was reaaaaaally hoping to be able to get to them being they were my oldest OC Books that have been left unread. Both of these books have great reviews and I can’t wait to read them. The OC covers are amazing on them as well… makes you crave them that much more.
I Hope You Get This Message:
“Seven days. Seven days. The Earth might end in seven days.”
Reports of the world ending in just a week have surfaced and now it’s time for you to make what’s wrong right, and find solace within your life. This book was on the list for my next Sci-Fi read. When I finish Crier’s War tomorrow, it will be something I’m starting possibly this weekend.
The Raven Boys:
When I first became a subscriber to OwlCrate, the owner would fan girl all the time about The Raven Cycle Series. Ronan… I knew that name before I even knew what the series was about. The way she raved about these books, I knew that had to be amazing. I bought myself a copy of the first one and patiently **cough, impatiently, cough** awaiting the perfect time to get it read.
A Darker Shade of Magic:
Yes. I know… I am one of those shameful, shamey-shames who have yet to dig her teeth into a juicy V.E Schwab burger. I hate myself too. Don’t look at me! Get out of my room!!!
… Yeah, so, Schwab… I have wanted to read her for sooooo long, but I feel that I kept her books on an ethereal level, and watched her from afar like a beautiful unicorn covered in fur made from perfect sentence structure and blissful imaginary worlds. Well, I decided to stop being a creep and just buy the first book.
Now I just gotta open the cover… muahahahaha!!!
This is my newest OwlCrate Book of the Month, for May, and the cover just made me melt right there as soon as I laid eyes on it… No wonder they named it Incendiary. Can’t wait to see how these pages burn!
Call Down the Hawk:
“The dreamers walk among us… and so do the dreamed…”
Oh, hello Ronan, fancy meeting you here…
That’s right! “The Dreamer Trilogy” is a companion series to The Raven Cycle focusing all on our favorite bookish boy crush, Ronan Lynch. I received this from OwlCrate (of course) as a special edition box. I had to have it because I knew I was going to read The Raven Cycle, and I had to have all the OC exclusive cover designs for the new series. Winning!
Now I only have to finish up The Raven Cycle series first, and then I can get to this bad boy.
SCREAMING!!!! This is my very first graphic novel, y’all! Like for realz…
I always wanted to dive into the world of graphic novels, but always found some novel novel that I would want to buy more and go that route. Well, guess who came to my rescue… once again…
OwlCrate! That’s who!!!!
In my May box, I also received Witchy, a story about a young which who is haunted by the death of her father, and faced with the life-changing choice to either join the institution responsible for her father’s death or stand up for her true ideals.
Cannot wait to give myself a little break from heavy reading and enjoy an amazing story with even more amazing illustrations to match.
I really loved doing this meme, and can see myself doing it every week and getting super creative with them.
I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it…