Top Ten Tuesday #9 – October 21st: Top New Series I Want To Start

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The Broke And The Bookish presents us every week a new top ten with a different theme. And this Tuesday’s theme is the Top New Series I Want To Start. There are quite a few series I still have to start on my TBR, but these are the ones I want to start reading soon. In no particular order:

Top Ten Tuesday #8 – September 23rd: Books On My Spring TBR

toptentuesday The Broke And The Bookish presents us every week a new top ten with a different theme. And this Tuesday’s theme is the Top Ten Books On My Fall Spring TBR list. Since I live in Argentina and the seasons are different here, I made a little alteration so the list will fit in with the current season I will be enjoying. (Spring is my favorite season! 😀 ) I tried to put together a varied list with a lot of different genres and themes:

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Top Ten Tuesday #7 – September 16th: Top Authors I NEED To Read More

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The Broke And The Bookish presents us every week a new top ten with a different theme. And this Tuesday’s theme is the Top Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED To Read More. There are quite a few authors I would like to read more books of… Some are authors of series I need to continue. Of others I’ve enjoyed my first experience with their work and would like to read more. They are listed below in no particular order:

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  • Leigh Bardugo: I´ve read Shadow And Bone of the The Grisha series and absolutely loved it. I really need to start reading the other two books soon… (I actually own a copy of Siege And Storm, but it is in Spanish and I prefer trying to get the English version first before I start reading… I prefer reading books in the original language they were written in.)
  • James Dashner: I’ve read The Maze Runner, and even though I didn’t enjoy it as much as I would have thought before reading, I still want to read the first of the series. Plus, I already own a copy of book number two and three, so there is no holding back… Except for the fact that my copy of The Scorch Trials is in Spanish, and I prefer reading it in English as I explained above.
  • Sarah J. Maas: I’ve read Throne Of Glass en I enjoyed it. Since the last book just came out, I really need to read book number two and three soon… I have Crown Of Midnight already, but it is in Spanish… (This is getting repititive, I know.)

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  • Patrick Rothfuss: I’ve read and loved The Name Of The Wind, and now I want to get my hands on book number two as soon as possible… Although the wait for Rothfuss to finish the third book will probably become unbearable.
  • Ian McEwan: I’ve heard many great things about this author, but I’ve only read Atonement so far. I really need to buy more of his books (like Saturday and Sweet Tooth) soon…
  • Rainbow Rowell: I’ve finally read Eleanor & Park not so long ago, and I really have to check out more of her work! Landline, Fangirl, Attachments… They all sound interesting.

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  • Jonathan Safran Foer: I’ve read Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and liked his writing style… I’m looking forward to read more of his work. (Like Everything Is Illuminated.)
  • Jeannette Walls: I´ve read The Glass Castle and was truly impressed by it. Now I would like to read Half Broke Horses and The Silver Star to continue reading about Jeannette and her family…
  • Lee Childs: I’ve read Killing Floor and even though it’s a bit too Rambo/Die Hard for me, I would like to see how the main character develops.
  • Ismael Beah: I’ve read A Long Way Gone some time ago and it is really an impressive memoir… I would like to read Radiance Of Tomorrow as well.

 

Top Ten Tuesday #6 – August 26th: Books I Need To Get Soon!

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The Broke And The Bookish presents us every week a new top ten with a different theme. And this Tuesday’s theme is the Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet. When I first saw this theme, I was mostly thinking: Seriously, only ten? My need-to-get-soon list at Goodreads has about 40 titles on it alone, and I haven’t updated that one that recently. I’ve tried to make a selection for this Top Ten Tuesday though:

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Which of these have you read already and can you recommend to me? Any books I should buy first?

Top Ten Tuesday #5 – August 12th: To Read Or Not To Read?

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The Broke And The Bookish presents us every week a new top ten with a different theme. And this Tuesday it’s time to post my Top Ten To Read Or Not To Read! It’s all about those books I thought I would love when I first heard about them, but now I’m not so sure I would like anymore… They are listed below in no particular order and with short descriptions copied from Goodreads:

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  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: “We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret…”
    # There has been quite a hype around this book, and after reading mixed reviews, I’m not so sure anymore if I would enjoy it.
  • The Scorch Trials by James Dashner: “The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.”
    # Before starting The Maze Runner, I thought I would love the series and got the three books together. Now I’m not sure if I want to continue reading the series after a disappointing first part.
  • The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu: “In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students—the girl who has the infamous party, the car accident survivor, the former best friend, and the boy next door—tell all they know. But exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there’s only one person to ask: Alice herself.”
    # I’ve read mixed reviews about this book, and The Truth About Alice have moved down my TBR list quite a bit…
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman: “Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.”
    # Another hyped book I’m not too sure whether it’s worth reading still.

 

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  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth: “Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.”
    # I loved the first book, was disappointed by the sequel, and now I don’t know whether to read the final part of the Divergent trilogy.
  • Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins: “Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test.”
    # When I first got Sweet Evil, I thought I would love it, but now I’m having doubts.
  • Silence by Michelle Sagara: “For Emma, life had stopped with Nathan’s death.  But tonight was different.  Tonight Emma and her dog were not alone in the cemetery.”
    # Same as with Sweet Evil, I’m not too sure about my choice of Silence anymore.

 

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  • Bumped by Megan McCafferty: “When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. A strikingly original look at friendship, love, and sisterhood—in a future that is eerily believable.”
    # I mainly wanted to read this because it sounded similar to Brave New World (Which I loved), but I’m not sure if it’s a book I would enjoy anymore.
  • Utopia by Thomas More: “Through the voice of the mysterious traveler Raphael Hythloday, More describes a pagan, communist city-state governed by reason. Addressing such issues as religious pluralism, women’s rights, state-sponsored education, colonialism, and justified warfare, Utopia seems remarkably contemporary nearly five centuries after it was written.”
    # I got this book as part of my classics haul, but I’m not sure if I’m in the mood to read this classic any time soon.
  • Purity Of Blood by Arturo Perez-Reverte: “The fearless Alatriste is hired to infiltrate a convent and rescue a young girl forced to serve as a powerful priest’s concubine. The girl’s father is barred from legal recourse as the priest threatens to reveal that the man’s family is “not of pure blood” and is, in fact, of Jewish descent—which will all but destroy the family name.”
    # I got this book a long time ago since I’ve enjoyed other books of this author before, but somehow I just cannot get into the story. I’ve actually picked up and abandoned Purity Of Blood twice before already… (I’m reading it in Spanish by the way.)

Top Ten Tuesday #4 – July 15th: Favorite TV Shows

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The Broke And The Bookish presents us every week a new top ten with a different theme. This weeks it’s all about favorite movies and/or TV shows! Since it’s too hard for me to just choose ten favorite movies, I will only give a list of my ten favorite TV shows. Which was quite hard anyway, since there are so many great TV shows out there…

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1. Game Of Thrones: I actually started reading the books before watching this show… I absolutely love the show though! It’s beautifully done and with only ten episodes per season, each episode stays special. It’s a long wait for each season though.
2. True Blood: I have to admit I haven’t seen the later seasons, but the first few were really good. I’ve only read one book of the Sookie Stackhouse series so far though.
3. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: I remember this being my favorite series when I was younger, although I stopped watching when Grissom left CSI. It just wasn’t the same without him.

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4. The Simpsons: Gotta love this crazy family! I’m a cartoon addict and still watch The Simpsons almost every day, although I have to admit it’s mostly because there isn’t much else on the TV anyway.
5. House: House. Is. A. Genius. I love his sarcasm, his moodiness, his comments…
6. Rome: I’m a history fan and Rome is just Good. With a capital.

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7. Chuck: If you want to laugh, try watching Chuck. It’s hilarious, although it’s mostly the first season that’s really good.
8. LA Ink: I love tattoos, and Kat Von D is just REALLY good with a needle. I love hearing about the stories behind the tattoos too.
9. Lost: The first seasons were great, but I didn’t enjoy the last few as much… Still a great show.
10. 24: For all those nights I just want to see some action…

Top Ten Tuesday #3 – July 8th: Book & Blogging Confessions

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The Broke And The Bookish presents us every week a new top ten with a different theme. And this week it’s all about book and blogging confessions…

1. Unfortunately I do not own as many books as I would have wanted to… I used to have loads before traveling, but I had to leave those behind. The new books I’ve bought since living in Argentina now form only a sad little pile compared to the bookcases I was able to fill in the past… Plus reading in English and living in a Spanish speaking country doesn’t help either when you want to buy new books.

2. Although I’ve had different blogs before (a travel blog and one with my poems and general ‘ponderings’), this is the first time I have a book blog… I love to read and being able to talk and write about books was just what I needed.

3. I’m an adding addict and already have way too many books on my TBR list… I know it’s impossible to read them all, but I just cannot help it and add more and more to my Goodreads account anyway.

4. When blogging, I try to respond to every comment as soon as possible and I also try to be active in community… If I don’t respond it’s not because I don’t want to; it’s most likely I didn’t see it. Me being chaotic and all…

5. In general I spend more time reading other blogs on my Blog Feed than finishing stuff on my own blog or reading. Procrastination is my middle name.

6. I’m a perfectionist and normally it takes me ages to finish a post.

7. Most people in real life don’t know about this blog, and I like to keep it that way. It’s like my little secret

8. I normally don’t schedule posts, and if I do it’s only for one or two days ahead. I like writing posts in the moment, and the procrastination factor also plays a big role.

9. I’m trying to broaden my literary horizon this year, and read books of genres I normally won’t choose straight away. And I think that until now it’s working; I’ve discovered a lot of great books I wouldn’t have found otherwise.

10. When I first started this blog, I never imagined that It’s All About Books would grow into what it is today… And I’m grateful for those who take the time to visit this blog! 😀