Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Unpopular Bookish Opinions

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Unpopular Bookish Opinions.


I prefer e-books to paper. I love that my Kindle always has hundreds of books on it.

No Fantasy for Me

I have no interest in the fantasy genre. I used to love it, but I’ve completely lost interest in it.

I’m a muggle who hasn’t (or will) read Harry Potter

I will not, nor have I ever, read the Harry Potter series. I also haven’t seen the movies.

Books are always better than the movies that come later

There are a few exceptions (Jurassic Park and Hunger Games).

First person, please

I don’t prefer books written in the third person. I find it much easier to connect with a character when the book is told from their point of view.

The shorter, the better

I don’t care for books longer than 400 pages. As a romance reader, it just doesn’t need to be that long to be a good story.

My son is YA age, so that genre is out

I have a hard time reading YA and college age stories now that my son is that age. I used to really love them.

No virgins

If I see the word virgin either in the summary or a review on goodreads, I’m out. Not a trope I’m interested in reading.

No shirt, I’m interested!

Much to my children’s dismay, I am attracted to covers with shirtless men.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Best Books over the past 8 years

Hey all!! I’m still here – just taking a little break from reading. Overwhelmed myself with ARC’s and such, so now I’m reading what I want, when I want. And watching a lot of stuff that I missed when I was so busy reading! So sorry for my absence – I will try to get better at posting:)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Best books released over the past ten years.

I’m going to cheat a little bit and do the best book I read in a given year, starting in 2011, when I actively started tracking on Goodreads. I added hundreds of books for 2009, but I have no idea when I read them:)

2011: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

2012: Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

2013: Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley

2014: Friend-Zoned by Belle Aurora

2015: Sometimes Moments by Len Webster

2016: Abruption by Riley Mackenzie

2017: We Own Tonight by Corinne Michaels

2018: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

2019 so far: The Girl in the Painting by Max Monroe

Happy reading:)

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Loved with less than 2,000 ratings on Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books I Loved with less than 2,000 ratings on Goodreads.

I have to admit I was surprised by some of these lows numbers….

My Coyote Ugly Life by Jessica Spoon – 833 ratings.  I laughed hysterically during this book and have been waiting patiently for the sequel (come on Ms. Spoon).

Inspired by You by Steph Nuss – 49 ratings. This one surprises me, as it’s the last book in a series and it’s so good.

Dancing in the Rain by Kelly Jamieson – 752 ratings. This was a really beautiful story. Surprised more people haven’t read it.

Can’t Text This by Teagan Hunter – 1,901 ratings. Third book in a series which is hysterically funny. Shocked by these low numbers.

His Rules by Scott Hildreth – 620 ratings. Great alpha male book with low ratings.

The Good Samaritan by R.C. Boldt – 357 ratings. This is my second favorite book of 2018, with a refreshingly original story. I wish more people would pick this one up and read it.

Insistent by Kaylee Ryan – 454 ratings. Another series finisher by a popular author. I really loved this book, especially the main character.

Trigger City by Sean Chercover – 693 ratings. Only mystery on her about a Chicago PI. I’m a Chicagoan, so I loved this, but apparently didn’t reach much farther than our market.

When You Became Mine by A.S. Teague – 204 ratings. I loved this second chance romance.

Release Blitz & Review – Going for the Hole by L.P. Dover – 295 ratings. Loved this cute golf love story.

What books are on your list of less than 2,000 Goodreads ratings?


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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Favorite TV Couples

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is favorite book couples, but I’m going to do my favorite TV couples instead.

These are in no particular order, except for #1, which is my very favorite.

Jim and Pam from The Office. There is no other couple I love as much as Jim and Pam. When Jim asked Pam out at the end of Season 3 – my grin was as wide as Pam’s. I love them so much.

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2. Leslie and Ben from Parks and Recreation. Man, Amy Poehler and Adam Scott have some amazing chemistry!!! There were such a great couple.

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3. Mary and Matthew from Downton Abbey. I loved Matthew so much. Mary not so much, but she was somewhat more likable when she was with him, she was a better person for sure.

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4. Amy and Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory. Yes, I like them the best of all the couples on the show. They have both grown so much over the course of the show and I just love them.

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5. Nick and Jess from New Girl. Two people who didn’t belong together but were absolutely perfect for one another. I’m a big fan of Nick and Jess.

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6. Chandler and Monica from Friends. No Ross and Rachel? No, they were pretty toxic. Monica made Chandler a better person. They are my favorite couple from that show.

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7. JD and Elliot from Scrubs. I loved these two together. They were both super quirky and fun.

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8. Carrie and Aiden from Sex and the City. I’m sorry, but Aiden is the guy she should have ended up with.

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8. Carol and Doug from ER. I don’t need much explanation here. They were so good together.

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9. Kelly and Brandon from Beverly Hills, 90210. I loved these two together. I wish she would have ended up with him instead of Dylan.

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10. David and Patrick from Schitt’s Creek. I have no words to describe how much I love this couple. Patrick is the perfect match for David. Watch Schitt’s Creek if you haven’t.

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Who are your favorite TV couples?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite books of 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is platonic friendships in books but I’m doing:

Favorite Books of 2018

10. Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey.

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9. Insistent by Kaylee Ryan.

Insistent (Soul Serenade Book #4)

8. An Imperfect Heart by Amie Knight.

An Imperfect Heart

7. Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen.

Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers, #4)

6. Inspired by You by Stephanie Nuss.

Inspired by You (Love in the City, #6)

5. Something So Unscripted by Natasha Madison.

Something So Unscripted (Something So, #4)

4. Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward.

Hate Notes

And now for the top 3….

3. Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn. I read this book in the first week of January and LOVED it. It was so fresh and funny. Highly recommend.

Three Blind Dates (Dating by Numbers, #1)

2. The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt. There aren’t words to describe how beautiful this book is. It’s something you have to read. It’s that good.

The Good SamaritanAnd the best book I read this year was…..

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. I think this book will be on many lists this year. Both main characters were so well written and amazing. Such an awesome story, which I highly recommend.

The Kiss Quotient

What’s the best book you read this year?

Happy Holidays to all. I’m taking a bit of a hiatus for the remainder of 2018, so enjoy!

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