Top Ten Books I’d Buy This Minute With A Loaded Gift Card

Here’s the list of books I’d be most tempted to by right this minute if I walked into the Book Cellar with a loaded gift card.  

  1. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  2. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan 
  3. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuval
  4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling
  5. Queen of the Tearling (I can’t help that I’m obsessed) by Erika Johansen 
  6. Six of Crows and preorder of Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.  I need those colored page ends in my life
  7. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – Review to come  – this book was BADASS
  8. Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts – I need another happy fix! 
  9. Pirasaurs!  by Josh Funk – We need new bedtime reading! And who doesn’t want to read about pirate dinosaurs?!
  10. I Dissent! Ruth Bader Ginsberg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy

What would be on your buy list?  And have you already bought Cursed Child?  I need a spoiler free review! 



Best Books of 2016 So Far

Today’s Top Ten list really made me think – that is after the top book on my list.  No doubt Sweetbitter has blown everything else I’ve read this year away.  I’m still thinking about it!  Thanks to the Broke and the Bookish for this topic!


  1. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
  2. Tender by Brenda McKeon
  3. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  4. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
  5. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  6. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  7. The Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susan
  8. The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
  9. Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire
  10.  Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

What’s at the top of your list so far?  I think I should make Holly come post her top ten this year soon too!

Top Ten Most Anticipated Reads Still To Come This Year

Happy Tuesday! Today the Broke and the Bookish is asking for the Top Ten most anticipated reads for 2016 – as usual my list is kind of random but I’m very excited to get to read all of these!

  1. The Fate of the Tearling by Erica Johansen (basically I’m checking edelweiss  for ARCs of this book every 3 days)
  2. Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
  3. Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart
  4. Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn
  5. Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel
  6. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake 
  7. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge
  8. Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Aime Kaufman 
  9. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (the pages will have RED edges! Get it in my hands NOW!)
  10. Once Broken Faith by Seanan McGuire 

Bonus book! It Started With Good-bye by Christina June isn’t out until next May but I can’t wait! Her beautiful cover is being revealed today at YA Highway so go check it out!

Ten Books I Plan To Read On The Beach As Soon As Possible

Who doesn’t love beach reads?  Today’s Top Ten Tuesday from the Broke and the Bookish is beach themed so here are the 10 books I want to read beach or pool side ASAP -varying degrees of heaviness but I am excited for all!

  1. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  2. June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
  3. The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
  4. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
  5. Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis- Benn
  6. The Girls by Emma Cline
  7. Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
  8. Gemina by Jay Kirstoff and Amie Kaufman
  9. Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam
  10. Love, Loss and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi

What’s on your list to read at the beach this summer?

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books to Make You Laugh

Today’s Top Ten Eleven from the Broke and the Bookish is books that will make you laugh – my favorites of these had me laughing in public while reading and even in tears.  Parts of these will at the very least absolutely make you smile – they might also knock you down with tears later as a fair warning.

  1. Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster (And Bright Lights Big Ass!)
  2. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (basically ALL his books)
  3. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  4. Discount Armageddon (Incryptid #1 and the whole series) by Seanan McGuire
  5. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  6. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
  7. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  8. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  9. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
  10. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  11. Marley & Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan (will also make you cry like a baby)

What funny books am I missing?



Top Ten Books I Don’t Talk About Enough

This week’s Broke and Bookish Top Ten is the books that aren’t talked about enough.  I can’t believe there are any books I shut up about but I’m going to list 10 books that I love and that I haven’t reviewed.  Now I can ease my conscience about not having posted about them in detail and everyone should go read them now!


  1. Beach Music by Pat Conroy.  Read this at the right time and it definitely changed the path of my life!
  2. The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  3. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  4. Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
  5. The Royal We by Heather Cocks adn Jessica Morgan
  6. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  7. China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan – Yes they’re so good they should be on here separately
  8. Seraphina/Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
  9. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde – I adore this series
  10. Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding.  Silly – but I swear this got me back into reading after college gradation.  Thanks Pat for sharing it with me!

What’s on your list today?

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Fictional Couples

Today for a Valentine’s themed Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish I present to you:

My Top Ten Fictional Couples


Pic from the BBC

  1. Elizabeth and Darcy of Pride & Prejudice 
  2. Finnikin and Isaboe and of course Froi and Quintana of the Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta
  3. Ron and Hermione of Harry Potter 
  4. Lou Clark and Will Traynor, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 
  5. Sybella and Beast, Dark Triumph, Robin LaFevers
  6. Georgia and Shaun Mason, The Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant (ok sort of strange but I don’t care)
  7. Sydney and Adrian, Richelle Mead, Bloodlines
  8. Miles & Henrietta, The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig (The cutest of all the series!)
  9. Cormoran Strike and Robin, The Cuckoo’s Calling etc by Robert Galbraith  (THIS HAS TO HAPPEN. They are meant to be)
  10. Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding (and never will I ever read you Bridget Jones #3 NEVER!)

What’s on your Valentine’s List?  Or who is your #1 fictional couple?