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Rather Be Re-Reading | Top 10 Tuesday

Greetings! We’re switching this week’s Top 10 Tuesday up a bit. Instead of ten books we recently added to our lists… how about ten books we’ve recently added to our re-read list? The truth is Magan and I are pretty much failing at the re-read this year. I guess that happens when you love the books you’re […]

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April 1, 2015 - 8:01 am

It's a Wrap • See Ya Next Year, March! - […] Top Ten Books We Want to Re-Read #YARunsA5K The Beginning of Our Attachment (our Twitter/G-Chat beginnings) Top Ten Books on Our Spring TBR List Estelle and James’ Early Beginnings (inspired by The Start of Me and You) […]

March 31, 2015 - 8:59 pm

Alexa S. - I’m definitely planning on rereading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before! I loved it so, so much last year, and it would be nice to reacquaint myself with Lara Jean. Especially since PS I Still Love You is coming soon!

March 31, 2015 - 8:12 pm

booklife4life - I really need to read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, heard such great things about it!

Good luck with your re-reads :)

My Top Ten

brooke @ booklife4life

March 31, 2015 - 12:57 pm

Natalie @ Flowers in my Books - To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is SO good! I read it in January and I’m already wanting to re-read it again. I’m glad you liked it enough to re-read it as well!! :)

This year I’m planning to re-read Fangirl (because it’s probably one of my favourite books EVER), Anna and The French Kiss and TATBILB before the sequel comes out. Happy reading!

March 31, 2015 - 12:40 pm

chloe @ yabookloverblog - While I haven’t been reading much at all this year, I do love to re-read my favourites. I definitely don’t do it enough though! The only book I’ve read from your list is To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and while I wouldn’t considerate a favourite, I can totally see how it would be a good comfort read :) Good luck!

March 31, 2015 - 11:38 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I just love re-reading. I’ve been trying to re-read a lot more this year. I’ve re-read 3 books so far, which isn’t too bad. But I’m feeling like a major historical romance re-read sense is in the near future.

I’d love to re-read Attachments, too.

March 31, 2015 - 8:03 am

Cassie - LOVE THIS. adding Nantucket series for you

Our Spring TBR List • Top Ten Tuesday

Hello, again, friends! We’re participating in the Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday this week where we’re discussing the books that are at the top of our to-read lists this spring. Estelle’s list includes a couple of library books she just took out and some review books, while mine includes the next five books on my […]

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March 19, 2015 - 1:46 pm

Alexa S. - On your list, I’m particularly excited about A Court of Thorns and Roses (because Sarah J. Maas!!!!!) and Making Pretty (a seriously phenomenal book from Corey). Happy reading, ladies!

March 17, 2015 - 8:57 pm

Rachel - There are SO many contemporaries I’m excited about reading this spring (plus catching up on some stuff I missed last year). On your list, I’m definitely most excited about All the Rage and Things We Know By Heart!

March 17, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Jen @ Books and Other Happy Ever Afters - YES. I AM SO PUMPED FOR A Court of Thorns and Roses!! I read Things We Know By Heart and I thought it was only okay, but hopefully you’ll have more luck with it! I’m looking forward to Lying Out Loud too, since The Duff was pretty fun. :) Happy spring, ladies!

March 17, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Mel @ Reviews in a Pinch - You have an awesome spring coming your way, bookwise. I’m actually thinking I’ll have to add a few of these to my massive TBR list. Especially Lying Out Loud. :) Great list!

March 17, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Lucy - Awesome list! We have quite a few in common and I can’t wait to hear how you like Andrew Brawley. All the Rage, Things we know by Heart and ACOTAR are high on my list and I’m very eager for Lying Out Loud.
Happy Spring reading, ladies!

March 17, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - A Court of Thorns and Roses is on my list too! I just finished Heir of Fire about two days ago, and I’m already in Sarah J. Maas withdrawal, and I need more of her world-building NOW. I’m about halfway through Things We Know by Heart at the moment, and I’m really liking it so far! I hadn’t read any books by her yet, so I’m looking forward to picking up Golden in the not-too-distant future because I’m enjoying her writing style. Great list!

March 17, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Scarlett Undercover looks sooo interesting. I definitely want to look into that one.

I still have read The DUFF yet. I really need to, because everyone says that book is amazing.

March 17, 2015 - 10:04 am

Andi - Things We Know by Heart and ACOTAR!!!!! SO SO SO SO GOOD! I’m pretty excited for Finding Paris, All the Rage and Every last Promise myself.

Great list girls!

March 17, 2015 - 9:31 am

Jennifer @ YA Book Nerd - I ADORED the Court of Thrones and Roses
Looking forward to reading Scarlett Undercover

March 17, 2015 - 8:32 am

Cassie - I think everyone is really excited for A Court of Thornes and Roses. I know I am!

Read my TTT: http://cbookbabblings.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-books-on-my-spring-tbr.html

March 17, 2015 - 7:26 am

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Great list, ladies! I’ve read a couple of these already (Things We Know By Heart, My Best Everything) and I highly recommend them and I’m excited for the rest of your choices, too!

Santa, I Promise I’ve Been Good This Year | Top 10 Tuesday

  Welcome back for Top 10 Tuesday, where this week participants are discussing which books they hope to find under their Christmas trees this year. Santa, are you listening? In addition to these books, I’ll happily take a few solid days off work and will soak up any given opportunity to read them. Promise. Four • Just One […]

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December 23, 2014 - 4:04 pm

Emma @ Miss Print - I love these graphics! The One was a lot of fun so I hope you get to it soon :)

December 23, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - All those little Christmas tree book covers are so cute. I wouldn’t mind finding Ask Again Later under the Christmas tree either. I’ve read it already, but I would love to own my own copy.

December 23, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Mel @ Reviews In A Pinch - I really just want to add your list to my list and make it bigger, but that seems kind of greedy during the season of giving. I hope you find most if not all of these under your tree!

December 23, 2014 - 11:01 am

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - I totally forgot to ask for Four! On it now.

You must get to The Lonely Hearts Club – so cute, such a fast read, and it will leave you with a warm feeling in your heart, Magan.

Adorable graphics.

Here’s my TTT – no pressure!

December 23, 2014 - 10:41 am

Brianna - Happy holidays, Estelle and Magan!

December 23, 2014 - 10:15 am

Leah - hee, Estelle vlogged about Jojo and now you’re wishing for Jojo. Spread the Jojo love!! Really, Magan, One Plus One was GREAT and if Santa delivers you should definitely bump it to the top of your list!

December 23, 2014 - 9:09 am

Christina - I have been dying to read One Plus One…been sitting on my shelf for awhile. I hope you get to read The One…I was happy with it! I hope you get some great books under your Christmas Tree this year. Happy Holidays!

December 23, 2014 - 7:44 am

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz - Love how you organized this! Lovely.

Here’s my Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings!

December 23, 2014 - 6:43 am

Hollie - I bought One Plus One earlier this year and STILL haven’t read it. Ooops. I hope you get it and love it!

December 23, 2014 - 4:00 am

Nattie - I missed Four off my list! Ahh, I can’t believe I forgot about that one… I’ve been thinking of starting Just One Day actually because I loved If I Stay. The same with The Selection really. The others, I haven’t really heard that much about so I might need to do a little more investigating haha :3 A really great list! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Here’s my Top Ten: https://bookrambles.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/top-ten-books-i-wouldnt-mind-santa-bringing-this-year/

December 23, 2014 - 3:18 am

Kayla @ The Bookish Owl - Ask Again Later was an excellent book and I hope that you get to read it soon. Also, your graphics are the cutest!

Great list and Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2014 - 3:05 am

Lisa @ Captivated Reader - Nice list of books!! I’ll have to check them out myself!! Here’s my TTT list for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-wouldnt.html

December 23, 2014 - 1:16 am

Sue Holmes - I hope Santa’s listening! Just One Night is amazing and I also loved Me Since You xx Merry Christmas :)

December 23, 2014 - 12:56 am

Kim - Ooh, this is so cute! I want Four and The One too! Me Since You is a worthy read, I promise. Happy holidays! :)
Top 10 Tuesday
A Thousand Pieces of You

December 23, 2014 - 12:43 am

Gaby @ Bookish Broads - LOVE these graphics!!!! And yes, definitely Just One Night! Such a cute short thing. A perfect bow on the top of a delightful duology. Also, Estelle the Elf is such a fantastic elf, isn’t she?

December 23, 2014 - 12:37 am

That was so creative and unique =)
You picked some great books!
Bloglovin follower =)
Here’s my list

December 23, 2014 - 12:04 am

Nicole @ Nicole's Novel Reads - Rebel is on my list too!

Shelve It: The Attack of the Pear

Happy Sunday! Hope you are having yourself an awesome weekend. It’s chilly in New York City, I’m reading some awesome books, and I’m so glad my hair looked decent enough to make this Shelve It video — it has been awhile! I have lots of fun books to share, and also a story about the […]

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November 26, 2014 - 10:39 am

Alexa S. - HOORAY FOR A VLOG! Also, I’m still stunned at the damage a PEAR did to your book. That’s freaking scary! Good thing your library staff was so nice about it 😉 You also got some pretty dang awesome books in the mail – happy, happy, happy reading!

November 23, 2014 - 10:31 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’m glad things worked out so well with the library book. We always get people coming in with something happening to the book they borrowed, and if we can, we never charge them.

Also, Estelle, your hair looks so cute like that! And the earrings too.

I have such a hard time narrowing down my favorites, too, but this year feels particularly difficult.

And Brown Girl Dreaming is soooo good. I read it a few weeks ago.

November 23, 2014 - 10:27 am

Leah - CUTE EARRINGS!! Every time you do a vlog I get the urge to finally take the plunge and do one!
haaaa, okay. So. About two years ago, a customer came in toward the end of the night and had a laptop bag with her. She browsed around for a bit while we went through her books (in addition to selling, we also buy books) and she bought some stuff. She makes her way over to the counter where I’m going through her things and pulls out the book she just bought to ask what we would give her if she sold it back to us. WELL! Apparently she had an avocado in her back that she forgot about FOR A WHILE because it had gone bad. When she pulled out the book it was covered in rotten green goo.
I am very curious about The Good Sister & I’m Glad I Did (seriously loving that cover too)!! Definitely looking forward to your thoughts!
OH MY GOSH ESTELLE. Brown Girl Dreaming. Yes. YES. Read it now. It was a 5-star read (!!!) and it made me cry. Absolutely gorgeous and because it’s written in verse you can get through it in no time!

November 23, 2014 - 5:31 am

Rebecca - This blog title makes so much sense now. I haven’t read anything by Christa Desir (yet), but I think I’ll finally get to her next year. Off to check out Maggie’s review, I also had no idea the book was YA. Brown Girl Dreaming! I really want to read that one and can’t wait to hear your thoughts! I’ve also been using my library a lot more, which is great. They recently moved to a brand new building and it’s been so nice visiting and checking out the new books they’ve gotten in and just browsing around. Great Shelve It!

Top Ten Tuesday: Tough Subject Books

I’m pretty drawn to tough subject books. I scoured my Goodreads lists and narrowed it down to these FIFTEEN tough subject books instead of ten. (Bonus reads!) Obviously I didn’t follow the rules very well. Some of these were harder than others, but they all have aspects of them that really open your eyes to […]

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October 8, 2014 - 11:19 pm

Alexa S. - These books do cover some tough subjects! I do think it’s important though, because sometimes people feel so alone in these situations – and these books might remind them that they aren’t alone. I got reminded of a few titles I’ve been meaning to check out, so thanks for putting the list together!

October 6, 2014 - 8:02 am

Nicole @ The Quiet Concert - I too am drawn to tough subject books and thought i’d read a decent amount of them so I’m surprised that I’ve only read two on this entire list (but good surprised as I have more recommendations). I definitely want to read Rites of Passage since I’ve been seeing that around a lot lately and it has a military theme which we don’t get all that often. When You Were Here is also at the top of my list. Thanks for sharing!

October 3, 2014 - 8:35 am

Jamie - SO spot on for the ones out of this list I’ve read! Rites of Passage had me LITERALLY shaking it was so hard to read how she was treated and just knowing they were getting away with that crap. OH MY GOD. I still feel a fit of rage coming on thinking about it. Loved that book so hard though! Some Girls Are was really hard too..I remember being physically shaken by it. I was reading it on vacation (in the bathtub and literally finished the whole thing — after being in a house with my sister’s kids for a week I just wanted to escape haha) and I just remember thinking how scared I was for Genevieve to grow up. Because this bullying thing, to me at least, seems way worse than when I was a kid…unless Ijust didn’t see it or experience it.

September 30, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Magan - Amanda, I DEFINITELY AGREE. I had never had to sit a book aside like I did when I read Room. (Well, until I read Live Through This. That one was a doozie for me.) Glad you enjoyed it, but also glad you understand why it was uncomfortable for me. :)

September 30, 2014 - 8:38 pm

Magan - Sue, I haven’t read any books by Ellen Hopkins yet. I should fix that. A few times I’ve looked for them at my local library, but they had them out of sequence and I haven’t remembered to put them on hold. :-/ Thanks for the suggestion!!

September 30, 2014 - 7:10 pm

BookCupid - Great compilation, read a lot of these books.

September 30, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Amanda - Room is on my list too. It was such a powerfully written book, but I have rarely felt so uncomfortable the whole time I was reading.

September 30, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Sue - I’ve read Room and Live Through This, both excellent books. I think the toughest book I have read was Tricks by Ellen Hopkins, have you read any of her books? All tough subjects but written in verse which for some reason makes such an impact.

September 30, 2014 - 11:38 am

Magan - Chrissi, I hope you give Rites of Passage a go! It’s FANTASTIC. The buzz isn’t publisher-generated. It’s well-deserved and so worth the read. I really hope that you find some great books from this list, even if they’re not always easy to read! :)

September 30, 2014 - 11:37 am

Magan - Oh, Cait. I completely understand. Tease was difficult because the MC was just so, so unlikeable. I wanted to hate her. Rites of Passage is one of my absolute favorite books this year. I hope you’ll give it a try. It’s hard, yes, but OH SO VERY GOOD. (And incredibly well-written!)

September 30, 2014 - 11:36 am

Magan - Brianna, it was so uncomfortable. I completely agree. I put it aside for a long while and stopped reading it. (Only to realize that if I had read about 6 more pages, BIG things would have happened and my anxiety would have decreased severely.) There are some tough books on this list, but for sure amazing ones. I hope you’ll give a few of them a try!

September 30, 2014 - 11:34 am

Magan - Cassie, it’s so true. Even as someone who is a Christian (though I don’t believe everything was as black and white as the MC’s community wanted her to believe), it was such a difficult read for me. I remember cringing and just really aching for her as she tried to figure out what she believed. A tough read, yes, but I hope also encouraging for those who read it and are working through their own dilemmas.

September 30, 2014 - 11:02 am

Cassie @ Happy Book Lovers - Small Town Sinners was one of the hardest books to read for me. Ever. I have never come across people like this in real life, so it was hard for me to understand the religious community and all the activities they did. I feel like those shouldn’t be allowed, especially as a community event people must participate in. But the hardest part was reading it from the MC’s point of view and listening to her thoughts about gay marriage and abortions, and that those vastly disagreed with my own opinions. I’m glad I read it, but it was still really hard for me to get through. I think it made a really good point and did well exploring the topics from a different point of view than I would normally read, and by the end, everything made sense. But that will always stick out to me as being a difficult book to get through.

September 30, 2014 - 10:41 am

Brianna - I’ve only read Room. Clearly, I avoid books with difficult subjects. I didn’t love Room. I thought it was strange and unrealistic. Not that kidnapping is unrealistic, but the whole premise just weirded me out.

September 30, 2014 - 6:42 am

Cait @ Notebook Sisters - I really find books about bullying super hard to read too. :( I mean, usually they’re good and they have such strong messages and they need to be said! But I tend to avoid them…I couldn’t read Tease. I WOULD like to try Rites of Passage but … not yet. >_<
Here’s my TTT!

September 30, 2014 - 12:46 am

Chrissi Reads - I didn’t think Rites of Passage would be a book that I wanted to read, but the buzz around it is really making me want to read it! I really want to check out most of the books on your list!

Top 10 Tuesday: THE UNDERRATED (5 Books + 5 Authors)

“Underrated” is pretty much an Estelle buzzword. I love talking and sharing books with people but nothing gets me more excited than sharing a less known title and author, and having others fall in love with them too. Almost 4 years into the blog and it’s still the best high in the blogging universe. So […]

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October 8, 2014 - 8:31 pm

Alexa S. - As always, E, you’ve hit it out of the park with this post! Your recommendations, especially the ones for authors or books I’d never even have looked at before, are always so great, and I love that you book push all of these authors and titles SO HARD. Here’s to hoping more people get alerted to them all (and that I have the time + budget to buy the books that I DON’T have from this list)!

September 14, 2014 - 12:47 pm

Joséphine @ Word Revel - YES TO JESSICA MARTINEZ! She’s definitely one of my favourite authors and I agree that her books are rather underrated. As much as many seem to be looking forward to Kiss Kill Vanish, not enough bloggers are talking about her other books.

September 9, 2014 - 8:42 pm

Alexa - I really love Miranda’s Catching Jordan. It is the only one I have read but I own the rest of the series because I need to read more of her great work.
Thanks for the great list! I also love seeing the hidden gems that other people love.

September 9, 2014 - 7:27 pm

Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know - I both love and hate topics like this. My TBR list grows too much on weeks with topics like this. The only author you mentioned that I’ve read was Leila Sales. I read This Song Will Save Your Life–which unfortunately I didn’t love. But Jennifer Smith (Jennifer E Smith), I definitely need to check out her books! Great list. Several I need to look into!

Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

September 9, 2014 - 5:29 pm

Amber - Pixie@pageturnersblog - Great list. I almost added Miranda Kenneally – great choice. Here is our top ten.

September 9, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I recently read Past Perfect and thought it was super cute. I just borrowed This Song Will Save Your Life. Can’t wait to give that a shot.

Also, I know what you mean about people calling Statistical Smith’s debut. I haven’t read the one you mentioned, though, so I should look into that. :)

September 9, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Betty - I bookrockbetty promise to read Catching Jordan as soon as I unpack the box of books I had hidden away while our house was for sale. :)

September 9, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Daphne - I loved Past Perfect, too & I agree that it needs a new cover. I have been side eyeing The Comeback Season for a while. I have to say that I read Friends with Boys a while back & LOVED IT. I still think of it occasionally and want to reread. great list :)

September 9, 2014 - 1:38 am

Lucy - Nice list! I liked Uses for Boys and Bumped and J.H. Trumble, and still need to read Past Perfect and Starstruck. And Miranda Kenneally’s books for sure!