Hi friends and happy Tuesday! It’s finally spring in Brooklyn and I’m about to take some essays to the park to grade in the sunshine, but before I do … here are ten books I’d slay a lion to get early (but definitely only a metaphorical lion, because I’m still a sensible scaredy cat). What releases are you eagerly waiting for? Let me know in comments! Continue reading “Ten Books I’d Slay a (Metaphorical) Lion to Get Early”
Happy Tuesday, friends! Here are some books I LOVED but don’t anticipate reading again. Some of them are just really long or seem less politically correct (looking at you Gone With the Wind) or appealed to me in ways other than plot or character development (which are usually the two things that will make me pick up a book to reread). What books did you love but won’t reread? Or more interestingly, what books do you love to reread? Continue reading “Ten Books I LOVED but Probably Won’t Reread”
I fall for approximately 97.3% of twists that authors put in books. Seriously, “I saw that coming,” is something you will almost never hear me say. So I’m surprised a lot when I read, which honestly seems way more fun to me. Here are ten books where even if I knew a twist was coming, I still felt so surprised by what it was! Feel free to mock me for not picking up on obvious hints and clues in the comments! Continue reading “10 Books with Plot Twists that Surprised Me”
Hello friends and happy Tuesday! Since I’ve listed my favorite quotes, I’ve picked these ones that I liked enough to writing into the back of my diary in the last two years. They are randomly picked and grouped together, but I think I stand by all of them as quotes that mean something to me!
“Where does a story begin? The fiction is that they do, and end, rather than that the stuff of a story is just a cup of water scooped from the sea and poured back into it.” – Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby Continue reading “Ten Quotes I’ve Copied into my Journal in the Last Two Years”
Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! I am a HUGE rereader. I love rereading my favorite books and scenes, again and again and again. It was really hard to narrow down the books and series I love reading over and over to just ten books. But I think these ten are the ones I really could reread forever. Let me know what you think! Continue reading “Ten Books I Could Reread Forever”
Happy Almost-Valentine’s Day, friends! Last year for Top Ten Tuesday I listed my favorite friends first romances. This year I’m going with another trope I love from romance, the love triangle. Maybe it’s cliched. Maybe it’s overdone. I don’t care. The automatic tension gets me every time. And here are ten of my favorites! Let me know how you feel about love triangles in the comments! And have a happy cupid day, no matter your relationship status, tomorrow! Continue reading “Top Ten Literary Love Triangles”
Happy Tuesday! I don’t even remember what it’s like to go into a bookstore and have no ideas for books I want to read. These are a collection of books that have been on my TBR – and in some cases on my bookshelf – for WAY too long. Tell me if you have tips in the comments for what to start reading ASAP and what I can skip/hold off reading a bit longer. Continue reading “10 Books That Have Been On My TBR For Way Too Long”
Happy Tuesday! I think I know my reading habits well enough to usually predict what books I will like and what books I won’t. But that wasn’t always the case. Also … sometimes when I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone, I’ve ended up loving a book, learning something new about writing or storytelling, or at least appreciating that I read it. This week I dived into my goodreads archives, and came up with these ten books that, frankly, I’m surprised I ever decided to read. Continue reading “Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Read”
Hello and happy Tuesday! Every now and then I love a book but once I’m finished I don’t remember the details very well or I was so engrossed I forget the story. These are all books that I was obsessed with at one point, but don’t remember much about anymore. I guess it’s time for a reread! Continue reading “Ten Books I Liked but Don’t Remember Much About”
Hi friends and happy Tuesday! This is a *very* special top ten, because it’s The Artsy Read Girl’s first time hosting the meme. Thank you so much for taking this over. It literally is one of my favorite parts of the week (hence the part of blogging that I *almost* never skip). I feel a little ambivalent on setting goals like this, because I LOVE reading and I don’t want it to feel like a job or like I’m checking off boxes constantly. But I do like the intention setting spirit of January. So in that vein, here are ten reading goals I would love to accomplish this year. But you know what? If I don’t, I’m giving myself permission to say no big deal.
- Read one hundred books – I already put this one on goodreads. Some years I make this, some years I don’t. But it still feels like a nice round number to shoot for.
- Read at least 50% 2018 releases.
- Read at least 40% authors of color.
- Read at least 10% authors that are LGBTQ.
- Read at least 10% debut authors.
- Read more romance novels – I love them so much, they are easy to read, and they make me happy. I don’t know why I don’t read more of them, honestly. But this year I’m going to stop denying myself.
- Read at least 10 books of poetry.
- Finish reading as many of the fat positive books from this list as possible.
- Read more middle grade books to talk to my students about.
- Write Amazon reviews for all of my 2017 five star books.
What are your reading goals for 2018? Also … do you have any recs that will help me achieve one of mine?