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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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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorites (And Not Favorites) of 2021

It’s been a while since I participated in Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

As 2021 winds down, I’m looking back over my reading. Between physical books, ebooks, and audiobooks, I read 97 books this year. Of course, when you add in the books I read with and to my daughter, that number balloons to a staggering 500.

Here are my favorites and least favorite books of the year.

Favorites

  1. Trial and Error by Robert Whitlow
  2. What’s Done in Darkness by Laura McHugh
  3. Later by Stephen King
  4. Much Ado About Barbecue by Sally Kilpatrick
  5. Doctor Who: Dalek by Rob Shearman
  6. Assassin’s Apprentice & Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
  7. Together We Will Go by J. Michael Straczysnki
  8. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster
  9. We Are Satellites by Sara Pinkser
  10. Dream Girl by Laura Lippman
  11. Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny
  12. In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

Disappointing Reads of 2021

  1. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
  2. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  3. Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
  4. The Stowaway by James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth
  5. What’s Not To Love by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegmund-Broka
  6. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  7. Panic by Lauren Oliver
  8. The Last Best Story by Maggie Lehrman
  9. Falling by T.J. Newman
  10. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
  11. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

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Top Ten Tuesday: Looking Forward

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) looks ahead to the second half of 2021 and asks us which books are on the horizon that we can’t wait to read.

  1. Billy Summers by Stephen King
  2. Falling by T.J. Newman
  3. Much Ado About Barbecue by Sally Kilpatrick
  4. The Pariah by Anthony Ryan
  5. The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly
  6. The Stowaway by James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth
  7. The Last Shadow by Orson Scott Card
  8. Paper & Blood by Kevin Hearne
  9. A Splindle Splintered by Alex E. Harrow
  10. Doctor Who: Battlefield by Marc Platt (Audiobook release)
  11. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Shadows Have Offended by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  12. CatKid Comic Club: Perspectives by Dav Pilkey

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Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR 2021

Time again for the Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly book-related meme. This week’s prompt is what do we have on our summer to-be-read list. Here are some of the books I hope to read this summer (this could change, based on my mood, how my holds list at the library goes, etc.)

  1. Day Zero by C. Robert Cargill
  2. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  3. Doctor Who: Dalek by Robert Shearman
  4. Foundation and Empire by Issac Asimov
  5. Dune by Frank Herbert
  6. Rabbits by Terry Miles
  7. Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold
  8. Billy Summers by Stephen King
  9. Malibu Rising by Taylor Reid Jenkins
  10. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Shadows Have Offended by Cassandra Rose Clarke

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