Diversity This Year: Top Ten Recommendations for Those Who Want to Read Recently and Diversely

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Hello, my pandas! Today, for my first Top Ten Tuesday back, I’m going to share with you my top ten recommendations for those of you who want to read newer releases while reading diversely. These are some of my favorite diverse releases from this year, and almost all of them are #ownvoices. As always, these are in no particular order. Let’s go! Continue reading

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Seeing Asian: Top Ten Covers with Asian Rep on the Front

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a cover freebie. So in keeping with this whole Asian American Heritage theme, I’ve decided to feature covers with Asian people on them, whether a photograph or drawing. Unfortunately, there are not nearly enough covers with PoC on them, but the majority of those that do are gorgeous! All of the following covers are books that I’ve either read and loved or have on my #AsianLitBingo TBR. Don’t forget to check back tonight for my review of Outrun the Moon! The books I have read and reviewed have linked reviews: just click on the title! Without further ado:  Continue reading

Ummm…No Thank You: Top Ten Book Turn-offs

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Last week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt were things that immediately draw me to a book, so this week’s topic is Top Ten Things That Make Me Instantly Not Want to Read a Book. Because I try to read a wide array of books (not that I always succeed), this list is a little bit more general than usual. However, almost all of the things below are hard and fast rules for me, save for the few exceptions noted. As usual, these are not in any specific order.  Continue reading

Brason, Blue Food, and More: Top Ten Things Only a Percy Jackson Fanperson Will Understand

top-ten-tuesdays-bannerHello my pandas! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Fandom Freebie, so I have decided to make a list of what I think are the most iconic phrases, phenomena, sentences, etc. in the Percy Jackson fandom. I’ve been a part of this fandom for such a long time, so it’s truly near and dear to my heart. As always, this list is not in any particular order. Without further ado, the most Percy Jackson fandom things ever! Continue reading

Ready, Set, Binge Read: Top Ten Series I Read In One Sitting

top-ten-tuesdays-bannerToday’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is something to do with the Top Ten Books I Read In One Sitting, but because I read so many books in just one go, I thought I’d put my own twist on this prompt. Today’s list will be the top ten series whose books I read consecutively, usually at a pace of one or even two books a day! As usual, these are in no particular order. Let’s go!

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

The Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spponer

The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

Do you also like to binge read? Have you binge read any of these series? Or do you like to read things more slowly, over a long period of time? Let me know!

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All the Feels: Top Ten Books That Made Me Cry

top-ten-tuesdays-bannerToday’s Top Ten Tuesday (by The Broke and the Bookish) topic is a freebie, so I’ve decided to talk about the books that made me cry because why not? I seem to love making myself cry, especially recently, based on the number of books here that were read in 2016. Fun fact, before last year, I’d only cried in a book maybe once or twice. On the other hand, the amount of movies I’ve cried in…I cry in almost every single movie ever, especially Disney movies. Anyway, back to this list thing. If I have reviewed the book, a review shall be linked by clicking the picture. For once, these are in a specific order: from the most amount of tears that they produced. Let’s go! Continue reading

Swanky Seventeens: Top Ten 2017 Debuts I’m Excited For

2017 is full of so many wonderful debuts! So for the first Top Ten Tuesday of this year, I’m going to give a shoutout to these authors and their awesome sounding books. I’ve heard so many things about them from the book community, so I’m super excited! As usual, these are in no specific order.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

Wintersong by S. Jae Jones

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

The Amateresu Project by Axie Oh

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Frostblood by Elly Blake

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

Have you heard of any of these? Which 2017 debuts are you excited about?

*Grabby Hands* Part 3: Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward to in the First Half of 2017

Yes, I know I’ve been missing yet again for almost a week. In my defense though, I had another 4 Nutcracker performances and I have my exams this week.(I’m supposed to be studying for my physics exam right now, shhhh!)  So unfortunately, this will be a relatively short post; no descriptions today. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the top ten books I’m looking forward to in the first half of 2017! This was a super tough list to create because there are so many that I can’t wait to read, but here we go! As usual, in no particular order.

Roseblood by A.G. Howard

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Wires and Nerves by Marissa Meyer (graphic novel) 

Special shoutout goes to Wires and Nerves because it’s probably going to be my first ever graphic novel! That’s right, I’ve never read one. Well, there’s always a first for everything! Of course, the Lunar Chronicles is always a good place to start. I can’t wait to see the crew again!

What books are you really excited to read in the first half of 2017? Any on my list?

P.S. Depending on how long it takes me to study for English, I may be posting my long overdue book/bookish swag haul!

Nice to Meet You: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read for the First Time in 2016

This year, as I’ve said, I’ve made a major attempt to read my backlist. I think I’ve succeeded relatively well, although I still have a lot more books and authors on my TBR list. Today’s topic is the Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read for the First Time in 2016. I’m actually a bit embarrassed that I haven’t read any of these fabulous authors before this year. I know, I know, you can judge me all you want. However, all these authors have at least one book on my all-time favorites list, and a lot of them are now auto-read, if not auto-buy, authors. I highly recommend reading all these fabulous women! Note: As usual, these are not in any particular order. Also, I still plan to read a lot more new authors in December, so this list may not be complete!

Leigh Bardugo

Jennifer Niven

Becky Albertalli

Roshani Chokshi

Sabaa Tahir

Maggie Stiefvater

Madeline Miller

Elizabeth Wein

Renee Ahdieh

Sarah J Maas

No descriptions today because I really don’t have time (school) , but I’ve fangirled about basically all their books at one point or another! Who are your top ten new-to-you authors this year? Anyone on this list?