Showing posts with label Top Ten Tuesday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Top Ten Tuesday. Show all posts

Ten Books From My Bookshelves I've Yet To Read

November 24, 2020

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another TTT! This meme is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's theme is a Thanksgiving/I’m Thankful for… Freebie. In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, so while my American counterparts will be gifting us with their 'thankful lists', I'm going to concentrate on the books that stare me in the face, day after day, and I still haven't picked them up.
some books on my bookshelves
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - there are a ton of mixed reviews for this book, but I was gifted a copy and I promised myself that despite the hype (positive or negative), I would try to approach it with an open mind.

Fury by Laurann Dohner - I can't believe I still haven't read this author. This is the first book in her New Species series and I can't wait to crack it open.

The Fall by Kate Stewart - I haven't read this author before, but I've heard amazing things and I'm hoping to become a huge fan.

Rebel by Callie Hart - this is one of my favorite authors and I've made it my mission to have everything she's written. I don't know why I still haven't read her Dead Man's Ink series.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell - I already know... I'm probably one of the last people to not read this author. I've had this book waiting for me for quite some time and I'm hoping to get to it soon.

Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett - when I heard that this author's Sugar Bowl series was a 'must-read' series, I knew I had to get it.

Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright - when I became a fan of paranormal romance, this was one of the author's recommended to me most. I'm hoping I love her work just as much as expected.

Fatal Affair by Marie Force - I freaking love this author's writing and everything I've read from her Fatal series has been fantastic. But I'm one of those people who reads series all out of order. Not always, but in this case, most definitely. So I have the first book so I can get to know the characters from the start.

Midnight Lily by Mia Sheridan - it's been awhile since I've read this author, but I've got quite a few of her books on my shelves. From what I've read from her, her books are emotional, evocative stories and I'm hoping this one is no different.

The Beast by J.R. Ward - I read all of the books up until this one. And it's funny, because I have this and the following books and even some of the legacy ones and still haven't read them. I might have to do a re-read of the series before I pick this one up. I loved this series!!



The year is almost done and my reading wasn't up to my usual standards. It kinda sucks. I'm crossing my fingers that I get to at least one of these books before the end of December and that 2021 is a better reading year for me (and for those of you in the same boat).

If you've got a TTT, leave a link to it below so I can check out your post too. Happy reading!


xo, Natalie

MY LAST TEN 5-STAR READS

November 17, 2020

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another TTT! This meme is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's theme is Characters I’d Name a Pet After. I'm probably in the minority, but I'm not a 'pet' kind of girl and so this theme is not something I can even begin to try. I love animals, but I'm allergic to just about everything but a goldfish, so... I decided to do my own post this week and since I've been in the worst book funk in all my years of reading, I thought I'd reflect on the books that gave me good vibes this year to give myself a good pickmeup.
five star reads

TEN BOOK TITLES THAT WOULD MAKE GREAT SONG TITLES

November 10, 2020

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another TTT! This meme is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's theme is one created by one of my favorite bloggers, Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse, and it's 'Book Titles That Would Make Great Song Titles'. I love this week's theme. I'm a huge music lover and actually think along these lines whenever I find a book with a great title or with great quotes. I've got a ton for this list but I'll give you the first ten that I thought of.

#TopTenTuesday ๐Ÿ•ท️๐ŸŽƒ Halloween Freebie ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ•ท️

October 27, 2020

halloween costumes
Happy Tuesday and welcome to another TTT! This meme is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl and this week's theme is a Halloween Freebie. I've never participated in a freebie event before and wasn't sure exactly what to do. But I've finally finished putting my blog back together and I'm feeling good so I thought I'd share the Halloween costumes that made me feel good throughout the years. Too bad I don't have pictures of myself in these costumes to share ๐Ÿ˜ž. Now that would have been an awesome post!

#TopTenTuesday ๐Ÿ Book Covers with Fall Colors/Vibes ๐Ÿ

October 06, 2020


Happy Tuesday and welcome to another TTT! This meme is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl and this week's theme explores 'Book Covers with Fall Colors/Vibes'. My favorite season happens to be autumn so I enjoy any excuse to do something to show my love๐Ÿ. I chose to highlight books on my to-read list and I went a little over ten, but once I started, I had to force myself to stop.

Ten Bookish Quotes

September 29, 2020

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another TTT! This meme is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl and this week's theme explores “Favorite Book Quotes”. Like Jana, I post a lot of quotes on my blog already, especially in my reviews, so I thought I'd focus more on the bookish quotes that are hanging up on my walls.

Some of the Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

September 22, 2020

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another TTT! This meme is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl and this week's theme explores our Fall/Spring 2020 TBRs. I decided that for this fall, I'd be focusing once again on getting through books already on my to-read list and for today's post, I chose to tackle several books from a few of my lists. And yes, I have many to-read lists because my habit of adding books is a bit lot out of control. Don't even get me started on the heaps of books on my physical bookshelves that I haven't read yet ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Ten Books For My Younger Self

September 08, 2020

Hello and welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl! Be sure to check out her page if you want to join in. Every week is a new challenge and I love it! This week's topic is 'Books for my younger self', which could be books you wish you had read as a child, books younger you could have really learned something from, books that meshed with your hobbies/interests, books that could have helped you go through events/changes in your life, etc. This list was so much fun to create and I can't wait to see what everyone has come up with.

So let's start this thing...

Books that Make Me Hungry

September 01, 2020

Welcome to another TTT, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl! This week's topic covers books that have food items on the cover, foods in the title, are about foodies or have food as a main plot point. I couldn't come up with 10 books I've actually read like this and that actually made me think of food, so these are the ones that gave me greedy urges or a sweet tooth.


The Real Thing by Melissa Foster
Kiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting
Beard Science by Penny Reid
Peace, Love & Macarons by Jessica Gadziala
Sweet Addiction by J. Daniels
Hyde & Seek by Layla Frost

What books would you keep? If you've got a TTT, leave a link to it below so I can check out your post too!
Happy Reading xo

The First 10 Books On My Goodreads TBR

August 25, 2020

Welcome to another TTT, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl! This week's topic: questions you would ask your favorite authors (Living or dead. You can post 10 questions for one author, one question each for 10 different authors, or anything else!). I didn't really like this topic. I know, I'm a spoil sport, but I didn't want to come up with questions. The topic didn't inspire me or my creativity. So I decided to do a list that could actually help me and my reading goals. I took a look at the first books on my TBR and I'm determined to either read at least one of them in the next week OR delete one. Anything to cut down just one of my to-read lists.

The 10 Books That Should Be Adapted Into Netflix Shows/Movies

August 18, 2020


Welcome to another TTT, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl! This weeks topic was submitted by Nushu @ Not A Prima Donna Girl and I had a hard time coming up with only 10. I'm a binge-watcher and a lot of what I've viewed on Netflix are shows and movies based on books, so this was a fun topic to do.

Ten Books I Loved But Never Reviewed

August 11, 2020

Welcome to another TTT, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl! This week's topic challenged us to find 10 books that we've read, but haven't reviewed. I thought this topic would be a lot harder than it was, but all I had to do was look at my bookshelves. Do you know how many books are on there I've never reviewed? I really need to get on that!

So here goes...

There Is No Beauty Without Color

August 04, 2020

Welcome to another TTT, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl! This week's topic challenged us to find 10 books with colors in their titles. Why I found this so hard is beyond me, but it was HARD!! So after a lot of searching through my 'read' list, I picked the first 10 titles I came across and funny enough, these were all books I LOVED!! So there's that. I got a chance to revisit some favorites and maybe you'll find something to enjoy. Wouldn't that be awesome?

The Last Ten Books I Added to my TBR

July 28, 2020


Welcome to another TTT, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl! This week ended up being a FREEBIE, where we get to come up with our own topic. I decided to keep mine super basic because it will be what helps the most in the end. My TBR seems to be never-ending, as I'm sure is true for most of you, and I always need help culling its contents. When the new year came around, I promised myself that for every dozen or so books I added to it, I would read at least one immediately. So here are the latest books and maybe you can help me choose one to get started...

The Ten Book Events I'd Love To Go To

July 21, 2020

Welcome to another TTT, where the topic is 'Book Events/Festivals I’d Love to Go to Someday (Real or Fictional)'. As most of us know, the events calendar for bookish events and signings is off due to the pandemic and most (if not all) events have been cancelled. One day, we will be part of a world free from COVID and the events will be on again. A girl can dream about the places she'd go in the meantime, can't she?

So here's the deal... I actually haven't been to a book event before. Not in the grand scheme of things. I've been to individual author signings or have gone to a panel of authors where they would sign books at the end. But never to something of an exhibition, unless you count Toronto ComiCon or Fan Expo, both of which were cancelled this year. This week, I'm listing the places I would go if I could...

1. Book Expo
I think this one was a bit obvious, but really, which reader wouldn't want to go to one of the largest book exhibitions ever??? While it was cancelled this year (provided online), it will be back for Spring 2021.

2. R.A.R.E.
This always sounds incredible and has me wishing I lived somewhere in Europe so I could have easy access to it. This year it was in Scotland. I would have loved to go there again, visit my family. Shucks! Well, my sister should be living in Norway soon so maybe I'll have easy access to the next one. I hope one day they'll have it here in Toronto.

The Ten Books That Always Make Me Smile

July 14, 2020

It's another TTT and today's topic is books that make me smile. I decided to switch it up a bit and share with you the books that made me fall in love with romance. Before 2015, I only read psychological thrillers and mysteries, but these books brought me to the romance world and I have absolutely no regrets!

Tangled by Emma Chase

Tangled by Emma Chase
This series introduced me to the hilarious wonder that was Drew Evans. He was a manwhore who didn't know what hit him when he met Katherine Brooks. For a guy who always said 'no' to commitment, she had him second guessing himself.

Sweet Addiction by J. Daniels

Sweet Addiction by J. Daniels
This was a hilarious series of books that was recommended to me when I first joined Goodreads. It's about a baker named Dylan who indulges in a wedding hookup with the hottest guys she's ever seen. From there it was a lot of funny missteps and heartwarming moments. Well-developed protagonists, amazing side characters, and a moving plot made this a must-read and an easy book rec.

Friend-Zoned by Belle Aurora

Friend-Zoned by Belle Aurora
After indulging in her book, Raw, and meeting the to-die-for anti-hero who is Twitch, I wanted to read ALL of her other books. Friend-Zoned couldn't be more opposite to what I had come to expect from this author. It was freaking HILARIOUS! Tina and Nik became such incredible friends... seriously, they shared one of those enviable connections... and their chemistry was off-the-charts. I really loved this book (this series) and I think it's time for a re-read.

Overruled by Emma Chase

Overruled by Emma Chase
I absolutely adored the entire Legal Briefs series. Each book is an interconnected standalone and these characters knew how to make me giggle, chuckle and laugh. You really can't go wrong with Emma Chase.

Seduction & Snacks by Tara Sivec

Seduction & Snacks by Tara Sivec
I find myself pretty hit-or-miss when it comes to Tara Sivec, but her Chocolate Lovers series is a definite hit. Claire was a single mom of a beautiful child from a one night stand. When her fling shows back up, it's a fantastic story of second chances with a precocious boy to make things extra hilarious.

Friends With Partial Benefits by Luke Young

Friends With Partial Benefits by Luke Young
When this author reached out to me to review a copy of this book, I had no idea what to expect because it was my first time being offered something like this. What I found was a riveting, entertaining and hilarious older woman/younger man romantic comedy that had me begging for more. And more there was because not only did I love this entire series, but there's a subseries that allows you even more time with these characters. I can't recommend this series enough!

The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken

The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken
I'm not sure what it was about this book that I loved in particular, but loved it I did. It's a friends-to-lovers, fake relationship romance and it worked so well. Even the grandma had me freaking rolling with laughter.

Big Rock by Lauren Blakely

Big Rock by Lauren Blakely
This friends-to-lovers romance that tells the tale of Spencer and Charlotte, best friends who have wanted each other for years introduced me to the wonder of Lauren Blakely. Including this amusing story, she's written so many books that have made it to my 'best of' lists.


667 Ways to F*ck Up My Life by Lucy Woodhull
This was one of the first romance advance review copies I've ever read and it was far more entertaining than I first expected. It's about a woman who finally gets fed up with pleasing others and starts living for herself. She meets the man of her dreams and life shows her that no one and nothing is perfect and that she can be loved and find love regardless. I adored this book and found it hilarious in its realness.

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
To be honest, I didn't love this story at first. It begins with Caroline moving into her new apartment and being harassed by the repeated banging of her neighbor's headboard. This goes on and on and on with many different women. And although the hero and heroine shared a 'connection' of sorts, his behavior didn't stop right away. But the further I went, the warmer I felt and as the series progressed, I was in love. It didn't hurt that the stories in the Cocktail series are hilarious!

Have you had the pleasure of reading from any of these authors? What books make you smile? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Reading! xo




Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.

The Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By

July 07, 2020

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! This week's prompt was extremely hard for me. When I find an author I love, I tend to try to get my hands on everything they've ever written. So there are way more than 10 authors that I've got an extremely long list of reads for. The following authors happened to have the most books from me in the 'read' column so without further ado, here they are!

My Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

June 30, 2020


To be honest... I was (and am) in no way prepared to do this list justice. I'm probably going to add to this list, maybe switch things around. Who really knows? The following releases are ones I've been looking forward to and I hope I'm able to read them this year (in no particular order)!

The Last Ten Books I Abandoned

June 23, 2020

Welcome to TTT! These were the last 10 books I had to DNF. I never used to do this. I used to slog my way through, no matter how hard it was. My resolution for 2020 was to quit while I was ahead. So these are the 10 books that didn't make the cut.

Top Ten Books on My Summer 2020 TBR

June 16, 2020

I am brand spanking new to the world of book memes/tags. I've participated in a couple, but my consistency is sadly lacking. I finally took the time to find tags that fit me, that I can actually do, and here I am. I read all. the. time. and I'm always looking for new reads and recommendations. For this weeks theme, which is what I'm looking forward to reading this summer, I had a ton of fun finding reads and actually making a list. Fingers crossed that I actually read them!

Please feel free to tell me what you're excited about reading in the comments below (or recommend a book or two)

1. Fifth a Fury by Pepper Winters ➤ it releases today and I had it on pre-order so you know I'll be busy, right?
2. Because You Love to Hate Me anthology ➤ I bought the hardcover a while ago and I've been meaning to get to it for a while. It may not be a new release, but I'm still looking forward to reading it.
3. Broken by Cynthia Eden ➤ another book that is far from new, but I have the entire LOST series sitting on my bookshelf and I adore this author. Not a hard choice.
4. Incendiary by Zoraida Cรณrdova ➤ I just got this book in my May OwlCrate box. Not only is the cover absolutely gorgeous, but the story sounds amazing. I. Can't. Wait!!
5. The Beast by J.R. Ward ➤ something else that isn't new, but I've been eager to get back to this series and I'm really looking forward to it. I might even re-read some of the earlier books.
6. Joke's On You by Lani Lynn Vale ➤ it's already out, but I've read the previous books in the series and plan to read the rest of the series, so I refuse to skip a book. Even if they're all standalones.
7. Somethin' About That Boy by Lani Lynn Vale ➤ I've actually already read this one, but it is a summer release so... It releases on June 23rd.
8. Join the Club by Lani Lynn Vale ➤ releasing July 14th and I'm loving this series! This one is about Bourne & Delanie, which is a story I've been dying to read.
9. Any Day Now by Lani Lynn Vale ➤ releasing August 11th and obviously I'm an LLV fan.
10. Sicko by Amo Jones ➤ it releases August 4th and after all the hype about this book, I have to read it. Amo Jones is always good for a massive mindfuck!



Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.