Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016

TTTThis week’s theme is Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016
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The Holidays have REALLY thrown me off this week, so this won’t be as pretty as it normally is. But the important part is the BOOKS RIGHT?

Sondra

Also I have more than ten BECAUSE THIS IS MY BLOG AND YOU CAN’T STOP ME. Also because 2016 is going to be the year of AMAZING BOOKS GUYS

  

  

  

  

 

Polina

 

 

 

 

 The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, #6)

So there’s our Top Tens! What are yours? Sound off in the comments!

And don’t forget to give us a link to your TTT for us to check out too!

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books of 2015

TTTThis week’s theme is Top Ten Books of 2015
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Polina

(Please note that [a] I read a lot of books this year and there are SO MANY MORE that I loved and that deserve to be on this list and I might do a more comprehensive faves thing later, and [b] SERIOUSLY THERE ARE TWO MORE WEEKS OF 2015 LEFT HOW DO YOU KNOW I WON’T READ SOMETHING ELSE SPECTACULAR DURING THAT TIME)

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mistborn monster

winter darkest part

nos vicious

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Six of Crows   |     Stormlight Archive     |     Mistborn
A Monster Calls     |     The Lunar Chronicles    |    The Darkest Part of the Forest
Not Otherwise Specified     |     Vicious    |     The Winner’s Crime     |     The Key

Sondra

oq wrath

illuminae darker

soc uprooted

10kk qos

crime acotar

The Orphan Queen     |     The Wrath and the Dawn     |    A Darker Shade of Magic
Six of Crows    |     Uprooted   |    Queen of Shadows
Ten Thousand Skies Above You    |     The Winner’s Crime  |     Illuminae     |     A Court of Thorns and Roses

So there’s our Top Tens! What are yours? Sound off in the comments!

And don’t forget to give us a link to your TTT for us to check out too!

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-to-Me Authors of 2015

TTTThis week’s theme is Top Ten New-to-Me Authors of 2015
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Polina

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Brandon Sanderson     |     V. E. Schwab     |     Patrick Ness
Sabaa Tahir     |     Adam Silvera    |    Becky Albertalli
Renee Ahdieh     |     Rosamund Hodge    |     Kitty Burroughs     |     Hannah Moskowitz

Sondra

ahdieeh2 meadows

schwab2 sanderson2

 lee august

halls  may

bardugo grey

Renee Ahdieh     |     Jodi Meadows     |     V. E. Schwab
Brandon Sanderson     |     Mackenzi Lee   |    Noelle August
Maggie Hall    |     Elizabeth May   |     Leigh Bardugo     |     Melissa Grey

So there’s our Top Tens! What are yours? Sound off in the comments!

And don’t forget to give us a link to your TTT for us to check out too!

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten 2016 Debuts Novels We Are Looking Forward To

TTTThis week’s theme is Top Ten 2016 Debuts Novels We Are Looking Forward To
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Sondra

Blackhearts Burning-Glass

A-Study-in-Charlotte These-Vicious-Masks

Sword-and-Verse The-Girl-From-Everywhere

Theif-of-Lies Assassins-Heart

Timekeeper  Bookishly Ever After

Blackhearts     |     Burning Glass     |     A Study in Charlotte
These Vicious Masks     |     Sword and Verse    |    The Girl From Everywhere
Theif of Lies     |     Assassin’s Heart    |     Timekeeper     |     Bookishly Ever After

Polina

Bookishly-Ever-Aftersword-and-verse

Symptoms-of-Being-Human Blackhearts

This-is-where-it-ends   Of-Fire-And-Stars

The-Girl-From-Everywhere A-Study-in-Charlotte

The-Reader If-I-Was-Your-Girl

Bookishly Ever After     |     Sword and Verse     |     The Symptoms of Being Human
Blackhearts     |     This is Where It Ends    |    Of Fire and Stars
The Girl From Everywhere     |     A Study in Charlotte    |     The Reader     |     If I Was Your Girl

So there’s our Top Tens! What are yours? Sound off in the comments!

And don’t forget to give us a link to your TTT for us to check out too!

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things We’re Thankful For

TTTThis week’s theme is Top Ten Things We’re Thankful For
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SondraFor me, I’m always thankful for things; the ability to read, the fact that I’m doing well enough in life that I can get enough books to have the problem of not having enough book space. But this year I’m so thankful for other things.

  1. The blogging Community. 
  2. The amazing friends I have made through this.
  3. The fact that people accept me and love me for who I am.
  4. The knowledge that there are people out there who care for me.
  5. This amazing blog that has brought me so much joy. 
  6. YOU, the person reading this post right now. 
  7. The fact that I can sometimes take ARCs for granted instead of remembering how amazing they are.
  8. And, yes, the fact that I can read. 
  9. And the fact that I’m doing well enough in life that I can afford to buy enough books to have the problem of not having enough book space..

 

Top FIFTEEN Books I’m thankful For This Year
Polina

  1. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling, because I don’t know what my childhood would even be without it.
  2. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, for teaching me that when things go wrong, the best place to go is a library.
  3. The Tortall books by Tamora Pierce, for changing the way I look at high fantasy and showing me that girls of all different kinds can be heroes.
  4. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, for making thirteen-year-old me feel very smart for reading a 1462-page book, teaching me about love and hope and climbing towards the light, and generally ruining my life.
  5. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, for basically taking over my life in middle school, opening my eyes to Tolkien’s beautiful worldbuilding, making me cry countless tears about Frodo and Sam’s friendship, and being responsible for my first experience with an Internet community of book lovers.
  6. The Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale, for being a happy place when fifteen-year-old me desperately needed one.
  7. Huntress by Malindo Lo, Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey, and the Engelsfors trilogy by Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg for showing me that “books with exciting adventures” and “books with girls kissing” do not have to be mutually exclusive categories.
  8. Paper Towns by John Green, for influencing the way I think about those around me and for bringing me into the Nerdfighter community that changed me still more.
  9. The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, because I grew up with Percy and Co., and because I know Riordan’s books will be making me smile on bad days for years to come.
  10. The Animorphs series by K. A. Applegate, because I will never think “it’s just a middle grade series with weird covers. how badly can it REALLY hurt?” ever again.
  11. The Lynburn Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan, for introducing me to my favorite author and to the YA blogging community, and for changing the way I look at YA books.
  12. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, for giving me a fellow fangirl with social anxiety to relate to as I was starting my first year at Berkeley
  13. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, because that’s where Celaena is at her absolute lowest point, and she gets through and gets up and keeps fighting, and if she can do that, I can too.
  14. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness, for contextualizing so much of what has been going through my head for years and making me feel understood.
  15. I’m more comfortable with multiples of five, so let’s have number 15 be a stand-in for the many books that will make me smile and cry and scream throughout the rest of my life.

Top Ten Tuesday: (Not-Quite-)Ten Author Combos that Should Work Together

TTTThis week’s theme is Top Ten Author Combos I’d Like to See Work Together
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Laini Taylor and Marie Rutkoski

As Sondra puts it, they would “murder everyone with gorgeous writing.”

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Maggie Stiefvater and Sarah Rees Brennan

Whatever they wrote together would inevitably be incredible painful, and they would inevitably tweet about how delighted they were to learn that their readers had had their souls destroyed, and it would inevitably be hilarious.

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V.E. Schwab and Brandon Sanderson

Nikki over at There Were Books Involved brought this up on Twitter some time ago and I think this combination would be mindblowingly amazing and probably lead to death by plot twists.

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Sarah J. Maas and Alexandra Bracken and Susan Dennard
Sarah Rees Brennan and Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

These author combos are on my list for pretty much the same reason: I consider them the power trios of YA lit and I want to know what they would accomplish if they combined their efforts. I know some of them have worked together on some things (SRB and Cassie on The Bane Chronicles, Cassie and Holly on Magisterium, SJM and Susan on Starkillers) but it would be really fun to see a full book done by all three ladies, and I’m sure they’d have fun writing it.

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Neal Shusterman and Susan Ee

I’m honestly terrified just thinking of the kinds of things they’d come up with together.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR

TTTThis week’s theme is Top Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish
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Polina

way of kings francesca

chaoswalking  peregrines

winter magnuschase

demonroad   shadowsofself

anatomy  brightly woven

The Way of Kings     |     Saving Francesca     |     The Knife of Never Letting Go
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children     |     Winter    |    The Sword of Summer
Demon Road     |     Shadows of Self    |     The Anatomy of Curiosity     |     Brightly Woven

Sondra

six of crows  winter

shadow queen   well of ascension

storyspinner   library of souls

dreamstrider   carryon

ice like fire   iron warrior

Six of Crows     |     Winter     |     The Shadow Queen
The Well of Ascension     |     The Storyspinner    |    Library of Souls
Dreamstrider     |     Carry On    |     Ice Like Fire     |     The Iron Warrior

So there’s our Top Tens! What are yours? Sound off in the comments!

And don’t forget to give us a link to your TTT for us to check out too!