Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read This Year

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Its been so loooooong. Hello again everyone! I kind of fell off the face of the earth for a while mostly because my procrastination habits caught up with me and made my last few weeks of the semester stressful and bitter. Its exam week but since classes are pretty much wrapped up, I figured it would be safe to venture back out into the real world and give my blog some much needed love.  So this week’s topic is a review of my top ten books of the year. This year was very touch and go with my reading selections. I had some that I loved and some that I REALLY hated, with more of the latter, much to my chagrin. Below is a list of my favorites in preference order.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Authors You’ve Discovered This Year

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I’m having such a hard time sitting down and writing blog posts and it’s KILLING me. I don’t want this blog to fall into obscurity like several of my other attempts but it’s like I’m losing interest. Between school and my job, my life is pretty much go, go, go and finding the energy to write even Top 5 Wednesday posts and Top Ten Tuesday posts is hard. Help keep my motivated guys. Please!

This week’s topic is my top 5 author discoveries for the year. I’ve had a bad reading year overall, but there were several authors that did stand out to me that helped me to get past the majority of my reading struggles. A couple of them have even made my favorite authors list!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Author Duos You’d Love To See Write a Book Together

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I’m so excited about this topic because thinking about all of the great author team-ups that could happen makes me really want to shove said authors into a room together and MAKE them write something for my own personal gratification. I’m going to warn you now that you’re going to see my favorite authors popping up over and over again because I can’t help myself 😀

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Fall (and Winter) TBR

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Hello everyone! It’s another week, another Tuesday. I’ve been incredibly bored the last couple of days because I actually managed to get too far ahead on my homework (I know, I’m still wondering if the real me got abducted by aliens) but my reading selections still aren’t wowing me. I decided to go back to some of my old roots and picked up a Nora Roberts romance. I’m not finding it as thrilling I used to find her books, but it’s not horrible, so I’m staying optimistic. As for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, I’m going to be sharing some books I’m eagerly awaiting so I can add them to my monstrous TBR pile. As I don’t have enough Fall releases on my list, I’m also going to talk about some Winter 2015-2016 releases as well. This list isn’t ranked in any particular order. Hope you enjoy!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With

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Happy Tuesday everyone! This week has been so hectic because I went back to school and I’m trying to readjust my sleeping schedule to “normal people” hours. I might be a little late on some of my weekly posts because of homework and my job so bear with me! Back to our scheduled programming, this week’s topic is ten characters that I just didn’t like/get.  It takes a lot for me to hate a book, but characters are a WHOLE other story. <cracks knuckles> Let’s do this.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Would Be on My Syllabus if I Taught Fantasy in YA 101

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Happy Tuesday everyone! This week’s topic is actually one that I had a lot of fun doing, but it did take me a while to complete. As a former teacher in training, building units and syllabi were probably my favorite parts of the job. While I’m not teaching anymore, the former teacher in me enjoyed picking out books for a fake class. If you all were real students and taking my class, I hope you would’ve enjoyed it!

NOTE: For the most part, I’ve tried to keep this list within the High Fantasy genre, also known as Sorcerer-and-Sword Fantasy. While there are some exceptions, high fantasy is usually what people think of when you ask them to come up with examples of fantasy titles. Also, I tried to keep this list to only books I’ve completed. There might be better examples of fantasy, but if I haven’t read them, I can’t really talk about why they’re good examples of fantasy.

Also, I think I was thinking a little bit too much like a teacher when I did this! Excuse the mention of discussion topics, homework, and the evils of the school board!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors

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The last couple of topics have really made me think and this week is no different. I don’t read quite as much as I used to so there aren’t a whole lot of authors that I currently follow so this list will be a compilation of authors I adore no matter what they write, authors I’ve bought a lot of books from but may not necessarily have read, and authors I would auto-buy from if they stuck to a certain genre.

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