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Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR List

It’s time again for the Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl).

Summer is one of my favorite times for reading. There are few things I enjoy more than swimming some laps and then relaxing by the pool with a book. And don’t get me started on the fun of the summer reading program (you read and get cool stuff?!? Win, win to this reader!).

Here are a few selections I’d like to read this summer.

  1. Star Wars: Brotherhood by Michael Chien
  2. Ordinary Monsters by J.T. Miro
  3. The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager
  4. Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey
  5. Something to Hide by Elizabeth George
  6. Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate
  7. Doctor Who: The Eaters of Light by Rona Murno (audiobook)
  8. Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii by James Horan (audiobook)
  9. Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror by Ian Marter (audiobook)
  10. Boom Town by Garrison Keillor (audiobook)

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Top Ten Tuesday: Time in the Title

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) looks at books with units of time in the title. Here are a few that came to mind.

  1. Age of Ash by Daniel Abraham
  2. The Years of Salt and Rice by Kim Stanley Robinson
  3. A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
  4. Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks by Terrance Dicks
  5. The Days Are Just Packed by Bill Waterson
  6. The Boat of a Million Years by Poul Anderson
  7. One Day by David Nicholls
  8. The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly
  9. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
  10. Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child

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Top Ten Tuesday: (I Was) So Excited

I’ve always had a healthy TBR pile. I’ve considered it the secret to immortality.

My TBR pile has increased since I picked up an e-reader all those years ago. Now books can not only lurk on a shelf or table but also on my device waiting for me to get to them. It’s not that I don’t want to read them, but I get easily distracted by new arrivals or a whim or finishing something that is due at an earlier date at the library.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks which books were you once excited about but are still on your TBR pile.

  1. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
  2. Something to HIde by Elizabeth George
  3. Voyage of the Star Wolf by David Gerrold
  4. Doctor Who: The Witchfinders by Joy Wilkinson
  5. Normal People by Sally Rooney
  6. The Last Emperox by John Scalzi
  7. House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
  8. Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovich
  9. The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend by Gren Frankel
  10. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  11. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

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Top Ten Tuesday: One Word Reviews

Time for a little literary meme-ing with Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). This week’s prompt is to write a one-word review for the last ten books you’ve read. I’ve decided to do two lists this week: One for the books I’ve read and another for books I’ve read to/with my daughter.

Enjoy!

Books I’ve Read

  1. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel — Compelling
  2. Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie — Underrated
  3. If You Tell By Gregg Olsen — Haunting
  4. The Bright Side Running Club by Josie Lloyd — Moving
  5. Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen by Terrance Dicks — OK
  6. Daughter by Kate McLaughlin — Decent
  7. The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward — Memorable
  8. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie — Intriguing
  9. The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi — Light
  10. Seasonal Work by Laura Lippman — Great

Books I’ve Read To/With Shortcake

  1. The Moose Who Loved Noodles by Rachel Dutton — Silly
  2. A Frog Ate My Sandwich by Christine Durkin — Meh.
  3. My Dog May Be A Genius by Jack Prelutksy — Great
  4. It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler — Fun
  5. We Are Growing by Laurie Keller — OK
  6. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein — Classic
  7. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell — Classic
  8. Big Nate : In A Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce — Funny
  9. Baloney and Friends: Dream Big by Greg Pizzoli — Fun
  10. The Biggest Snowman Contest by V. Moua — Silly

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Top Ten Tuesday: Future Classics

Many moons ago, when I was taking high school AP English, my teacher pondered which of Stephen King’s prolific library would stand the test of time and be considered a classic of literature. That conversation comes to mind today as I ponder this week’s literary meme Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). Today, we’re asked which books published since the turn of the century do we think will become classics.

Here’s my list in no particular order.

  1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  2. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  3. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
  4. The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
  5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  6. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
  7. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  8. Daytripper by Fabio Moon

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed But Didn’t Mention Here (Until Now)

It’s been a few weeks since I celebrated the literary meme Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl).

This week’s prompt is the book you’ve read and enjoyed but didn’t mention. This got me thinking and here are a few that I have neglected to mention or review for whatever reason.

  1. What’s Done in Darkness by Laura McHugh
  2. How Lucky by Will Leitch
  3. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  4. Tiny Deaths by Rob Shearman
  5. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
  6. If It Bleed by Stephen King
  7. Playing for the Ashes by Elizabeth George
  8. One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence
  9. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q-Squared by Peter David
  10. Star Trek: The Wounded Sky by Diane Duane

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Character Names in the Title

Kicking off February with Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl).

This week’s literary meme asks us to ponder titles that include a name/character name. Here are some that spring to mind.

  1. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
  2. Anne of Green Gables by L. Maude Montgomery
  3. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  4. Mort by Terry Pratchett
  5. Carrie by Stephen King
  6. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  7. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg.
  8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  10. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Top Ten Tuesday: New (To Me) Authors From 2021

Time to get literary with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl).

This week’s prompt asks us to reflect on the new (to you) authors you read in 2021. Here’s my list in no particular order.

  1. Robin Hobb
  2. Sarah Pinsker
  3. Cassandra Rose Clarke
  4. Will Leitch
  5. T.J. Newman
  6. Alissa Nutting
  7. Chris Whittaker
  8. Jen DeLuca
  9. Mo Williems
  10. Stephen Shaskan

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Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Additions

Time again for Top Ten Tuesday. This literary meme, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, offers a book-related prompt each week. This week asks what are the latest additions to your book pile.

We made a journey up to our local used bookstore a few weeks ago and I added a few items to my stack. I also picked up a few new to me books at a local thrift store.

  1. Timescape by Greg Benford
  2. Dune box-set (Dune, Dune: Messiah, Children of Dune) by Frank Herbert
  3. Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison
  4. Star Trek: Trek to Madworld by Stephen Goldin
  5. Doctor Who: Time and the Rani by Pip and Jane Baker (audiobook)
  6. The Winds of Change and Other Stories by Issac Asimov
  7. The Suspect by Michael Roboham
  8. Close to Critical by Hal Clement
  9. Superluminal by Vonda M. McIntryr
  10. Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

Some of these were picked up to (possibly) be included in #vintagescifimonth. We will see how many I can get to before January closes!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2022

Time to celebrate all things literary with the Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s prompt is what books are you looking forward to seeing on the shelves (physical or ebook) in the first part of the year.

  1. Something to Hide by Elizabeth George
  2. The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi
  3. In Every Generation by Kendare Blake
  4. The Bastards and the Knives by Scott Lynch
  5. Gallant by Victoria Schwab
  6. Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate
  7. Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins
  8. Book of Night by Holly Black
  9. Book Lovers by Emily Henry
  10. Doctor Who: Battlefield by Ben Aaronvich and Marc Platt (audiobook release)
  11. The City Inside by Samit Bansu
  12. Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen by Terrance Dicks (audiobook release)

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