Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Hidden Gems

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:

Top Ten Hidden Gems 

This will be an easy list for me:) In no particular order.

The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell. Despite is low ratings on Goodreads, I couldn’t get enough of this mystery set at Princeton.

The Rule of Four

Trick by Laramie Briscoe. Went in with no expectations and came out with a book I loved and recommend all the time. Great story about love and second chances.

Trick

Abruption by Riley McKenzie. Single dad but more suspense with a twist I never would have seen coming. Beautiful story.

Abruption

My Coyote Ugly Life by Jessica Spoon. This book was hysterical and sadly the author hasn’t written a sequel. I’m waiting…..

My Coyote Ugly Life (My Life, #1)

The Infamous Ellen James by N.A. Alcorn. Scrubs meets Grey’s Anatomy in this hilarious hospital rom-com. Highly recommend this one.

The Infamous Ellen James (Infamous, #1)

Friend-Zoned by Belle Aurora. Great characters in this story (3 total books in the series) with humor. Loved this book.

Friend-Zoned (Friend-Zoned, #1)

The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred. Probably in my top 5 favorite second chance romances of all time. Amazing characters and a beautiful story.

The Sweet Gum Tree

Defending Jacob by William Landay. This is a mystery about a man whose son is accused of murder. Twists, turns and an ending that will leave you stunned, this is a must read.

Defending Jacob

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. Story of estranged sisters who don’t get along with their mother, but discover her story, which they could never have expected. A beautiful story.

Winter Garden

Making Faces by Amy Harmon. This book. There are no words to describe the emotional journey you will take with this book. It’s SO good. Read it if you haven’t.

Making Faces

What’s on your list?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Binge Worthy shows

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:

Top Ten binge-worthy shows

It’s my favorite time of the year – football season and the return of my new shows! Below are some of my favorite shows that I have binged and that can be binged. Enjoy!

1. Breaking Bad. First show I binged and I loved every second. One of the best shows ever. Available on Netflix.

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2. The Wire. This is one of the most amazing shows ever.  I binged this after listening to the first season of Serial. Available on HBO Go.

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3. Arrested Development. This highly underrated show about an extremely dysfunctional is hilarious and not to be missed. Available on Netflix.

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4. The Office. This is my all time favorite show of all time. I can’t recommend this show enough. Available on Netflix.

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5. Queer Eye. This reboot is absolutely delightful and made me cry almost every episode. Loved this show. Available on Netflix.

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6. Atypical. There is only one season (until Thursday), but this show is so beautifully written and acted. Highly recommend. Available on Netflix.

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7. The West Wing. One of the best shows ever – hands down. It’s on Netflix and I would highly recommend it.

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8. Victoria. This much better than the Crown drama follows Queen Victoria in the 1800s. Available on Amazon Prime.

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9. Downton Abbey. This show is so great – there are just no words. Do yourself a favor and watch it if you haven’t. Available on Amazon Prime.

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10. Game of Thrones. Great show to binge. That’s how I watched it and I’m obsessed. Available on HBO Go.

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What shows made your list? I’m always looking for something new to watch!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 books I’ve read this year

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:

Top Ten books I’ve read in 2018

I have read some really great books this year. Wasn’t too hard to narrow this list down. Here we go.

three blind datesThree Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn. Read this in the first week of January and LOVED it so much. I read the two sequels (see below) and loved them (though didn’t love #3 as much – it’s not on this list.

 

 

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Two Wedding Crashers by Meghan Quinn. Sequel to above and just as good. I loved the premise of the story and both of the main characters.

 

 

Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers, #4)Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen. I’m a sucker for hockey books and this was my first Sarina Bowen. Will absolutely not be my last.

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Getting Schooled by Emma Chase. Just a great story with amazing characters. If you haven’t read this book, you should. It’s really awesome.

sundays hangoversSundays are for Hangovers by K. Webster. This book was hysterically funny – about two neighbors who hate each other, play pranks on each other, and eventually fall in love.

 

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Inspired by You by Steph Nuss
. There is nothing better than a strong female lead character and you get that in spades in this beautiful story.

 

 

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Something so Unscripted by Natasha Madison
. This book has hands down the best epilogue I’ve ever read. I read it at least five times. Please read this book. It’s SO good.

 

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Dirty Laundry by Lauren Landish
. Single dad who is a country star? Sign me up. Really great story.

 

 

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Everything I Love by A.K. Evans
. This book started off slow, but man was it good. Ending through me for a major loop and I thought about this book for days when I was done.

 

 

hot assetHot Asset by Lauren Layne. This was a pleasant surprise after having finished several books I didn’t care for.

 

 

What are the best books you’ve read in 2018?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Series I won’t be finishing

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:

Top Ten series I won’t be finishing

Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Read 1-20 and gave up.
Divergent Series by Veronica Roth. Read book 1 only.
Reapers MC series by Joanna Wylde. Read book 1 and didn’t like it.
Alpha series by Jasinda Wilder.  Alpha was one of the worst books I’ve ever read. Don’t care to read on.
Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian. Read books 1-10 but lost interest in the genre.
The Burg Series by Kristen Ashley. Read book 1. Kind of over KA in general.
Cotton Malone series by Steve Berry. Read books 1-6 but they are SO long.
Elements series by Brittainy C. Cherry. Read book 1, which was so bizarre. No interest in going forward.
Eve Duncan series by Iris Johansen. Read 5 or 6 but it’s just so depressing.
Alex Delaware series by Jonathan Kellerman. Read 16 or so and hated his girlfriend and got bored, so I stopped reading.

What series have you given up on?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books that awakened my inner travel bug

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:

Top Ten Books that awakened the travel bug in me

two wedding crashersSouth Florida (I was there last week, but on the gulf side)

beau and belleNew Orleans

savor youPortland, Oregon

scoring the billionaireNew York City

challengeLondon

Chaser_Whim_v8Idaho

hookerLos Angeles

playing for pizzaItaly

tied with meSeattle

davinci codeParis (and Boston)

Happy reading.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Settings I’d Want/Not want to live in

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 book’s with your favorite color on the cover.

Top Ten Bookish Settings I’d Want/Not Want to Live in

Going to do 5 and 5.

Want to live in

Cotton Malone’s world (Cotton Malone series by Steve Berry).  Cotton’s home base is Copenhagen, but he spends most of his time travelling the world solving mysteries surrounding real world events.

Indy Savage’s world (Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley). Indy has a very eclectic group of friends with hot, alpha men at their side. And they live in gorgeous Denver.

Seattle with the Montgomery family (With Me in Seattle series by Kristen Proby). Large, extended family living in Seattle – and my all time favorite book boyfriend Matt Montgomery lives there.

Paris/Rome with Robert Langdon (Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown). Hot (in the book anyway) professor travels the world solving mysteries. Yes please.

Hudson Valley (from the Cream of the Crop series by Alice Clayton). Picturesque town filled with beautiful men and good food. Count me in.

Would not want to live in

Bon Temps, Louisiana (Sookie Stackhouse series). Werewolves, vampires, witches, and voodoo do not sound like a place I would like to live. Plus it sounds like a really boring town.

District 12 (from the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins). Poor, no food and strict rules don’t sound like a fun place to live.

Christian Grey’s penthouse (from Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James). He’s a possessive psychopath with a penchant for abuse. No thanks.

Any Scientology center (based on Leah Remini’s book).  I’m cheating a bit here, but after reading her book and watching her series, I would want nothing to do with that lifestyle.

Trenton, New Jersey (based on the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. The author didn’t make this town sound like a great place to live, but Morelli lives there, so there’s that….

Where would you want/not want to live?

Happy reading.

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