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Top Ten Tuesday – Frequently Used Words In Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish, but has now been taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Frequently Used Words In Book Titles on my Shelves

This week you were supposed to pick a genre or a reading age group and find common words used in whatever you picked, but I thought it would be more interesting for me to look at what is on my shelves and find what words I am apparently attracted to. This list probably isn’t the most accurate as I found it hard to actually the words that appear more than once then keep track of which ones I have already counted. I have also counted plurals and singulars in the same group, for example, shadow and shadows have been mashed together. Lets get started after my large disclaimer~

1. Heart – Takes the winning place appearing on my shelves a total of 8 times.

2. Fire – Liking fantasy I think really helped out here with a total of 7 times.

3. Glass – 7 times. Series of books helped out a little here.

4. City – 7 times. Cassandra Clare is pretty much solely responsible for this word appearing so high on the list.

5. King – times. Again, fantasy.

6. Queen – 6 times. Gotta be equal. I will be honest and a say that my multiple copies of Red Queen helped a little.

7. Shadows – times.

8. Study – 5 times. Maria V. Snyder and her Study series making a strong appearance. It is literally every single one haha.

9. Storm – 4 times.

10. Court – 4 times. Sarah J. Maas pretty much holds this place.

What words are you attracted to when picking out books? I chose to leave out my manga because you can have literally 22 things with the same name and thought it would be pointless. I also didn’t use any words that were not a serious part of the title like ‘the.’

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Top Ten Tuesday – Liked Books I Don’t Remember

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish, but has now been taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books I Liked But Don’t Remember Very Much

I would like to thank Goodreads and my Reviewed and Rated list for helping me to remember the books I have read and forgotten about.

1. Every Day by David Levithan. This one easy takes first place for me because I have read it twice in a span of a couple of months, but only because I completely forgot I had ready read it. It wasn’t until I was already a little bit of the way through that I remembered. I enjoyed it both times though hahaha.

2. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Excluding the first three and the one I didn’t like I don’t remember pretty much anything that happens in any of them, but according to my reviews I liked them. IM part of the way through number 10 and I remember nothing.

3. Keeping Her by Cora Carmack. I remember Losing It and I loved that, but for some reason this one just left my brain.

4. Ever Near by Melissa MacVicar. Literally nothing. It was about ghosts maybe?

 

 

 

 

5. The Perks of Being Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. This one is on the list for a bit of a different reason. I feel like I remember a good amount of it, but I remember not liking it. Then I look at my review and rating and apparently I liked it?

6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I read this one not long ago but I still could not remember enough detail to write a full review. I remember the ending and some parts but I couldn’t remember the clearly enough.

7. Whats Left of Me by Kat Zhang. I really need to reread this book so I can finish of the rest of the series.

 

 

 

 

8. The Dogs by Allan Stratton. Apparently ones about ghosts leave my mind. I think this book has ghost dogs in it.

9. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I have been wanting to reread this one for the longest time cause I know everyone thinks its amazing but for some reason I never wrote a review and then I didn’t pick up the other ones because I didn’t write a review and now I remember nothing.

10. The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry. I remember being so very pleasantly surprised while reading this book by how much I loved it but I cannot for the life of me remember why I loved it.

 

 

 

 

It disturbs me how easy this list was for me to make.

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Top Ten Tuesday – In One Sitting

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books I Read In One Sitting

Now I don’t know if I read all of these in one sitting the first time, and some of them I probably took naps or snacks in but basically was just a disgusting mess until I finished them.

1. On the Jellicoe Road By Melina Marchetta. Really at this point I think you guys expect to see this book on every list.

2. The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Not the first time, but I have done it before.

3. Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead. Every single one of them. There was like a week there when I just smashed through all the books.

4. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. I smashed the audiobook of this.

 

 

 

 

5. Losing it by Cora Carmack. Romance books are the easiest to do in one sitting.

6. Beautiful Mess by Lucy V. Morgan.

7. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. I know I got through this in a day because I actually borrowed this book from my cousin and I wanted to make sure I finished it before I left the state.

 

 

 

 

8. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. So short and so good.

9. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I flew through this little shortie.

10. Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland. I got through it in one sitting because I had the event and I wanted to actually have read it before going.

 

 

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books I HAD To Buy But Haven’t Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Books I HAD To Buy But I Still Haven’t Read

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This book gets top place because I have two copies!

2. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I have both books.

3. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. I have all of this series.

4. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I have the second book too! I don’t feel so bad about this one though because I know I will like it when I get to it.

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5. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes. I read like the first two pages and then put it down because I loved it and didn’t have time to do it at the time.

6. Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas.

7. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.

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8. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Yep…

9. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. I have read like one story from this giant thing.

10. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. Started and then put down because I am reading another scifi book at the same time and it was getting confusing.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Loved Less Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books I Loved Less Than I Thought I Would

 

1. A Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I loved the show so I thought I would like more details. It didn’t go the way I wanted.

2. Soundless by Richelle Mead. I was sooo excited for this book. It had so much potential.

3. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. It still shocks me that this one gets so many positive reviews.

4.  The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead. While I was sort of prepared for a not the best ending, I still had the highest of hopes.

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5. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Becky Albertalli. I had heard so many good things and it just didn’t reach all of them for me.

6. Looking for Alaska by John Green. Ok, not the best and not really up to how crazy people are about it. For me anyway.

7. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headly. I WAS SO EXCITED AND IT WAS SO SAD THAT I BARELY LIKED IT.

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8. Half Bad by Sally Green. Again, it sounded like the best thing ever.

9. His Dark Materials Series by Philip Pullman. This was a hype one for me. I get why others liked it, but it just didn’t reach that level for me.

10.Across the Universe by Beth Revis. More hype. I went in expecting so much.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Not Sexy Romances

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Romances That I Didn’t Get Into

Now even though this is on valentines day and its supposed to be lovey dovey, it hasnt been that long since I did a list revolving around romance I liked. So I decided to do a list of romances that I didn’t find sexy or that I didn’t get into. These are not all romance books, just romances I didn’t like. If you wish to see a list of ones I did enjoy you can go to Books That Make Me Swoon. These books are not in any kind of order scale, just the order I thought of them. Enjoy!

1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. This is not my idea of a healthy relationship. Made my ovaries dry up.

2. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. Bill by far is the most boring ‘hunk’ to ever walk the earth. I basically fell asleep everytime he popped up.

3. Head Over Wheels by January Valentine. Both of the main character suffered serious PMS and I wanted to kill them both most of the time.

4. Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta. The boyfriend was a tool. Enough said.

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5. Nana by Ai Yazawa. I am pretty sure the romance I didn’t like pops up around vol 6. Takumi is satan. You choose wrong Nana K! Any other choice would have been better.

6. Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland. Another perfect example of a very unhealthy relationship. This one had me screaming with the hate of it.

7. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Becky Albertalli. Unhealthy start to a relationship. Probably would have been better as friends.

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8. The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner. Just so soo so dumb. Its shoved in our aces then doesn’t happen for such dumb reasons.

9. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. Its not that is was bad I guess… It was just really really boring.

10. Soundless by Richelle Mead. Again one I just didn’t care about. What has happened to you Mead?!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Wish Had More/Less Pages

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books I Wish Had More/Less Pages

I wish I had a more original idea for this week but I don’t so here goes! I have split it up between books I want more pages for and ones I wish had less.

More Pages

1. Nana by Ai Yazawa. I want more pages because its not finished yet and probably never will be. God I just want an ending D’:

2. Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino. The end was sort of rushed and felt a bit messy and I just generally wished that the series never ended.

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3. The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead. Why oh why did you rush it. You didn’t need to smoosh it into that amount of pages. VA was twice as large, we were used to large!

4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. It would have been so much better if it was split up ad given more time like the movies!

5. Soundless by Richelle Mead. Perhaps if she gave herself more pages the book would have worked better. Weaved in more of the fantasy.

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Less Pages

1. Passion by Lauren Kate. The bits that were needed in this book could have so easily been put at the start of the last book or at the end of the one before.

2. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. Oh my god about a third at least of this book was the most boring thing ever. It could have been done in a much smaller amount of pages.

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3. Magician by Raymond E. Feist. Again, there was a veru large section in this book that was just so boring. It should have been shorter.

4. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. It has that random bit at the end where people are studying the writing and I really don’t think its needed.

5. The Host by Stephanie Meyer. For so long I wished that this story ended earlier, either the sad ending or the first happy ending. I have grown more used to it now though.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Visually Appealing Graphic Books

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Welcome back to my first Top Ten Tuesday of the year! Fingers crossed I can keep it up.

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Visually Appealing Graphic Books

In this list I am including everything. Graphic novels, mangas, and picture books!

1. Harry Potter Illustrated Series. These are just so beautiful. I have the first two but I have yet to read them. I was going to do it in December when everyone else was reading them but I missed it due to life. Oh well next time!

2. Knite by Yuumei. Now I am cheating a bit for this one I think because its not actually a printed work (I don’t think, she may have done a run of it at some point). BUT I couldn’t not include it on this list because it is so so pretty. Has a good message too.

3. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. I haven’t read all of them but the artwork in this series is just stunning.

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4. Through the Wood by Emily Carroll. Again I have yet to read this book but it is truly just a work of art.

5. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman. Yes he made the list again without me having to read the novel. The illustrations in his work just make me so happy.

6. Fisheye Placebo by Yuumei. Again cheating, but I can’t help myself. The art and the story is amazing. Go read it and become sad like me waiting for her and her team to put up more chapters.

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7. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan. It seems I don’t read enough graphic novels. The art in this though has definitely caught my eye.

8. Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino. I don’t think I need to talk about this series and how beautiful it is at this point.

9. Nana by Ai Yazawa. The artwork mixed with the story just makes this series one of the best things ever.

10. Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann. One day I read all the things on this list that I haven’t, until then I shall just look at how beautiful they are.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – REWIND Quotes From Books Read In The Last Year

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Last Year

Now this weeks topic is a rewind where we get to take posts from the past that we would like to do/do again and I decided this would be a good week to post one that I had started writing up but never finished. Does it matter if they are all from the same book? I shall try to avoid this haha these shall be in random order.

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To many, I was myth incarnate, the embodiment of a most superb legend, a fairy tale. Some considered me a monster, a mutation. To my great misfortune, I was once mistaken for an angel. To my mother, I was everything. To my father, nothing at all. To my grandmother, I was a daily reminder of loves long lost. But I knew the truth—deep down, I always did.
I was just a girl.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton.

2.

‘Yelena, you’ve driven me crazy. You’ve caused me considerable trouble and I’ve contemplated ending your life twice since I’ve known you.’ Valek’s warm breath in my ear sent a shiver down my spine.

‘But you’ve slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.’

‘That sounds more like a poison than a person,’ was all I could say. His confession had both shocked and thrilled me.

‘Exactly,’ Valek replied. ‘You have poisoned me.’

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

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When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.

4.

We’d been born with our souls’ fingers interlocked. What if we’d never let go?

What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang.

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“Guards are of no use in a library.”
Oh, how wrong he was! Libraries are full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.

Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Mass.

6.

I’m an accident. I’m a lie. And my life depends on maintaining the illusion.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

7.

But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.

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8.

Whenever she had a problem to consider, she invariably found herself in the library, for it was easier to think when she was surrounded by books.

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.

9.

And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

10.

 

A rat in a maze is free to go anywhere, as long as it stays inside the maze.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Would Buy Right Now

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books I Would Buy Right Now If Someone Handed Me A Gift Card

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. While I have a copy of this book, I need this edition. Its so beautiful.

2. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. The hardcover of this book is so stunning I have been avoiding the paperback.

3. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I avoided the movie because I don’t have this book yet. I need it.

4. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera.

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5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

6. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. While I have read an loved this book I still don’t own a physical copy and it is madness to me.

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8. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Same as the above. WHY DON’T I OWN IT.

9. The Queen of the Tearling series by Erika Johansen. And the blasphemy continues.

10. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. It doesn’t matter that I have not yet read the first book.

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