Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Signs You’re a Book Lover

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Salutations friends! I know, I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday in a hot minute. I’m sorry! Truth is, I have been really busy with so many things and I did mention that I was going to be coming back in April better than ever. Let this be the article of be me ending this month on a bang! Anyway, this is going to be a quick list of how you can tell I’m a book lover. These will be things specifically to point out my love for books and expose some of my obvious bookish habits. So let’s dive right into it, enjoy!


📚 I have a book sleeve in every room, in every bag, in my home.

📚 I have bookish themed candles scattered throughout my house.

📚 My mug collection is just as big as my book collection.

📚 If the multiple Harry Potter Funko Pops didn’t give it away then I don’t know what will!

📚 Books everywhere.

📚 Four glass containers filled with bookmarks.

📚 My reading playlist is the only playlist ready in queue on any device.

📚 Being caught sleeping, cuddling a book.

📚 Having a set amount of time for need to gush or rant about a book to my partner.

📚 If you open my wallet, you’ll find multiple library cards.


Okay, Chapterlings! Those are all my habits that let you know I’m a bookworm. The mugs are a little questionable, but trust me, majority of them are bookish or used when I’m reading. Regardless, I hope you all enjoyed this quick, little post! Feel free to tell me in the comments down below some of the ways someone can tell if you are a book lover. Until next time, I hope you’re getting your April TBRs ready, I love you! 💕

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books with Single-Word Titles

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Salutations friends! I know it has been a hot mute since I popped in with a Top Ten Tuesday, but I’m here now! This is just a quick list of books I have read that are one worded titles, well every book read except for Cinder. Oops! I hope you enjoy this list as much as I did creating it. Now onward to the books!


🌸 Tribute by Nora Roberts 🌸


🌸 Heartstopper by Alice Oseman 🌸


🌸 Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston 🌸


🌸 Fence, Vol. 1 by C.S. Pacat & Johanna the Mad 🌸


🌸 Eragon by Christopher Paolini 🌸


🌸 Dracula by Bram Stoker 🌸


🌸 Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 🌸


🌸 Birdie by Tracey Lindberg 🌸


🌸 Pestilence by Laura Thalassa 🌸


🌸 Cinder by Marissa Myer 🌸


I know that was super short and fast, but I hope you enjoyed this list nonethless! And if you have some one-word titled books, please feel free to list some down below! I’m always looking for a new book to get swept up in! Until next time Chapertlings, may March bring fresh beginnings, I love you! 💗

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Love but Need to Talk About More

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Salutations Chapterlings! I’m here to drop a quick Top Ten Tuesday before Valentine’s Day! I’m currently stuck being sick…again! We love that for me, might as well be my new brand. Anyway, I just wanted to share some books (okay, manga and graphic novels, mostly) that I love with my whole heart and soul, but never talk a whole lot about. I hope you find some new graphic novels or books to look into. Now onto the books!


❤️ The Devil Is A Handsome Man by Angle ❤️

I have been reading this webcomic for about a year and some change. I still can’t believe I haven’t talked about it on my blog. This was the first webcomic on WebToons I started reading and absolutely fell in love with it. From the art style all the way to the story-line, I was hooked and I encourage all of you to check it out as well!


❤️ Fables, Vol 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham ❤️

I think I’ve mentioned this series maybe once on my blog, but I absolutely love this series. I love the spinning of all out favorite fairy tales trying to survive from a war and make a living in the modern day, coexisting by the mundane. I currently have the deluxe editions volume five and six lined up to be read and my anticipation is at an all time high. Also, you know I’m a gamer and there’s actually a game called The Wolf Among Us that’s based from these comics. So if you game to, then I definitely recommend checking this series out!


❤️ Princess Jellyfish, Tome 1 by Akiko Higashimaru ❤️

From the anime, to the live action movie, to the very manga series, I adore Princess Jellyfish! One of my oldest friends had introduced me to this manga series and if she had never done that then I probably never would have even heard of Princess Jellyfish or even love it the way I do today. If you’re looking for a manga that shows the colliding of the rich and stylish meeting the quirky, nerdy girl style then you need to check out this series. Plus, the main character loves jellyfish with her whole heart and soul!


❤️ Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston ❤️

Where did my love for Ahsoka Tano come from? Well, it was full enforced when my spouse gave me this book as a birthday present one year. Clone Wars was great and all, but this book was everything I had wanted and so much more. This fills in the gaps of what happened to Ahsoka after the Clone Wars, but before Rebels. If you’re a Star Wars geek like me then this is going to be one book you want to read. I hear the audiobook is also really good!


❤️ Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden ❤️

A truly beautiful piece of work that I have wept over, felt drawn to, and still can’t get over. And I will say this, out of all the book to movie adaptations, this is one of the few adaptations that are actually done really well and right by the book. This is probably one of my most favorite adaptations so I can openly say that if you don’t feel like reading the book, then the movie will give the exact same details as the book.


❤️ More Starlight to Your Heart: Volume 1 by Hiro Matsuba ❤️

A manga series that was cut far too short! This manga was made into a duology and the way the second book ends…it’s a terrible cliffhanger and I still need answers! This series had so much potential and I truly wish that it didn’t end with only two volumes. Despite the two volumes, it’s very easy to fall in love with the main character and get swept away with the story-line. Hopefully one day this series will get picked up again!


❤️ The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky ❤️

What to say about a book that has a key to my heart? I’ve talked about this twice on my blog, but I never went into too much detail with it. This book came into my life in a very dark period of my life. And there’s contents of this book that touched my soul in ways that not many books do. In it’s own way, it helped me sort through a lot of feelings and come to terms with a lot of terrible things that happened in my life. This is a book in my own library that’s very quiet, but so very loud and I have read this book only twice. Once for the time when it entered my life to help sort through the chaos of my experiences and the second time when I was ready to be at peace, to come to terms with everything. I will never read this book more than those two times, but my love for this book is so great that it will never leave my library.


❤️ Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate ❤️

If I could put this book in every child’s hands, every parents’ hands, every teachers’ hands, I would. There are very few middle grade books that are realistic fiction that I talk about so fiercely and Crenshaw is one that I wish I could shout about all day, every day. There are some topics that I never addressed or voiced about especially from a child’s point of view. If I had this book when I was a child, I can’t even begin to explain how much that would have impacted me and how much it could have changed some things in my life. This book is the book to start an important conversation and a gateway to start making waves in the right way of making a difference in lives. I’m a firm believer that love and compassion are some of the strongest forces in the world and I truly believe this book has the power to spark that in people all over the world.


❤️ Dream Daddy comics ❤️

I’m breaking out the comics and showing my nerdy side….AGAIN! I don’t talk about this series enough as I want to. In case you didn’t know, these comics are based off the game Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator! I’m a little obsessed with them, just a little. I promise! But seriously, I really love the graphic novels because we see a whole new side to a lot of the characters in the game that we don’t get to see and I really loved that about this series. There’s five comics in total and each one is unique in it’s own way. In case you wanted to know, Dream Daddy comic #5 is my favorite out of all of them, but that shows more of my nerdy side.


❤️ The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil A Run by NAGABE ❤️

For those who have been here a hot minute, you know last year I fell in love with this manga series. It took me by storm and as I type this I’m counting down the clock till the next volume releases. To my knowledge, there’s not many people who are talking about this manga or even being vocally loud about it. Hi, my name is Autumn and I’m here to talk your ear off about how much I love this manga and how much you need to go read this series right now! This series is so good and each volume often ends on a cliffhanger that with have you death gripping your book. I love the characters and how they develop because they way they grow and develop alternate between the two of them. Plus, the way the story begins to unfold, it just gets darker and darker as you read along. I have recommended this series to all my friends and now I’m recommending it to you. If there’s one thing that you take away from this, this series is like a a painting and the more the paint is added the bigger the picture becomes. There’s no manga author out here doing it the way NAGABE is doing it. This is truly going to be a master piece when everything is said and done.


Okay, freinds! Those are all the books I have for you! I know, I know, graphic novels and manga, but they’re all pretty great and I hope you check some of them out! I truly wish I would talk more about these books, but there always seems to be new books to talk about! Anyway, let me know in the comments below if any of these captured your attention or if you would like to see some overall series reviews on any of these! Until next time, may your Valentine’s Day be a day full of self-love and treating yourself, I love you! 💕

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books On My 2020 TBR I Predict Will Be 5-Star Reads

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Salutations Chapterlings! I’m returning with another Top Ten Tuesday and wouldn’t ya know that it’s a TBR, but also a 5-star prediction list! I’m super excited to share this list with all of you because I get to talk about some 2020 releases I’m really looking forward to! However, this is going to be a much longer list than some of my other TBR lists. This Top Ten Tuesday I will have an ‘honorable mentions’ and ‘bonus books’ added because there are so many books that I believe with my whole heart and soul will be five star reads for me this year.

With all of this being said, a lot of these books may look familiar from previous posts and you’re right. Some of these books have been taken from my 5 Star Predictions | A 2019 Backlist TBR, Top Ten Tuesday | Most Anticipated Books for the First Half of 2020, and you can also find a lot of these books on my GoodReads anticipated 2020 releases shelf! I have so many amazing and wonderful books I’d love to read this year, but this list right here is a solid ‘yes, this is happening’. And of course, I hope some of these books find their way onto your TBR sometime this year because they’re all unique, have incredible synopses, and I wish more readers were talking about them! So without any further delays, here is my 2020 TBR and 5-Star Predictions! I hope you all enjoy my picks!


Honorable Mentions!

❄️ Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2) by Julie Kagawa ❄️

June 25th, 2019 by Inkyard Press


❄️ Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper #4) by Kerri Maniscalco  ❄️

September 10th, 2019 by JIMMY Patterson


The Top Ten 2020 5-Star Predictions!

❄️ All the Stars and Teeth (All the Stars and Teeth #1) by Adalyn Grace ❄️

February 4th, 2020 by Imprint


❄️ Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy #2) by Emily A. Duncan ❄️

April 7th, 2020 by Wednesday Books


❄️ Heartstopper: Volume Three (Heartstopper #3) by Alice Oseman ❄️

February 6th, 2020 by Hodder Children’s Books


❄️ Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas ❄️

June 9th, 2020 by Swoon Reads


❄️ House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1) by Sarah J. Maas ❄️

March 3rd, 2020 by Bloomsbury Publishing


❄️ Wicked As You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic #1) by Rin Chupeco ❄️

March 3rd, 2020 by Sourcebooks Fire


❄️ Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry ❄️

March 24th, 2020 by Algonquin Young Readers


❄️ Kingdom of the Wicked (Kingdom of the Wicked #1) by Kerri Maniscalco ❄️

September 15th, 2020 by JIMMY Patterson


❄️ Forest of Souls (Shamanborn #1) by Lori M. Lee ❄️

June 23rd, 2020 by Page Street Kids


❄️ I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch ❄️

May 26th, 2020 by Macmillan/Imprint


Bonus Books!

❄️ Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse ❄️

January 14th, 2020 by Rick Riordan Presents


❄️ The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis ❄️

March 9th, 2020 by Kaitlyn Davis Mosca


Okay, friends! Those are all the books I’m hoping to read to read this year that I think will be five stars! I know this list was super long, but I’m so excited for many of these books and they are at the very top of my list of books to read this year. So I truly can’t wait to have them all in my hands so I can read. If you really enjoyed this then please let me know in the comments below because I’m thinking about doing a part two to this article and I’d really love to hear the feedback. Until next time, I hope you have some amazing books on your TBR this month, I love you! 💙

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Top Ten Tuesday | The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Salutations Chapterlings! Oh my goodness, there are so many amazing books coming out this year and you know I’m always here to drop a haul for all of you! Just for the sake of keeping surprises and not wanting to give anything away, I will not be featuring a good chunk of the books that I got for the month of January. However, I will be showing the books that I was buying this month, that were on my radar, and books that I was going to buy no matter what. So, I hope you all enjoy this list, these are some anticipated reads for me, and the flame in my soul is bigger than ever to read these books!


❄️ Loveboat, Taipei (Loveboat, Taipei #1) by Abigail Hing Wen ❄️


❄️ The Steel Crow by Paul Krueger ❄️


❄️ Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5) by Seanan McGuire ❄️


❄️ The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum ❄️


❄️ Ashlords (Untitled Duology #1) by Scott Reintgen ❄️


❄️ Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez ❄️


❄️ An Incurable Case of Love Vol. 2 (An Incurable Case of Love #2) by Maki Enjoji ❄️


❄️ Reverie by Ryan La Sala ❄️


❄️ The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones ❄️


❄️ Credence by Penelope Douglas ❄️


Okay, friends! Those are all the books I have most recently acquired! I’m so thankful and so eager to dive into some of these! And let me just say, Credence was an absolute and complete surprise of a purchase. I swooped down on that after hearing so many things and I still can’t believe how quickly I went to snag it. Surprises are always good and some of the best things are unexpected ones! But that are all the latest purchases and feel free to tell me down below some of your most recent additions to your TBR cart, you TBR shelf, or that giant stack of books to read on your night stand! Until next time Chapterlings, may these last weeks of January be filled with lovely read, reading spirits and readathons, I love you! 💙

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Top Ten Tuesday | Most Anticipated Books for the First Half of 2020

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Salutations Chapterlings! Yes I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday and it’s in the new year! Happy new year dearest readers! For starters, I’m so glad that you made it to the new year, that you’re still here, still loving my content! I hope the new year has been treating you with nothing but kindness and that where ever you may be that you’re safe! But we’re here to talk books and I’m really excited about this article!

With the new year comes many new things, but the best things are all the new releases of books that we’re all eagerly anticipating. And boy…are we anticipating some really amazing titles. I have already started compiling my list on my GoodReads and I can’t believe how many titles there are that I want to read! I’m very excited and there’s so many other great titles coming out for this year. And while there’s so many titles I want to share with you all, I could only pick my top ten for the first half of the year. So without any further delays, here are my top ten anticipated releases for the first half of the year!


❄️ All the Stars and Teeth (All the Stars and Teeth #1) by Adalyn Grace


❄️ Loveboat, Taipei (Loveboat, Taipei #1) by Abigail Hing Wen


❄️ The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper


❄️ The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu


❄️ We Are Totally Normal by Rahual Kanakia


❄️ Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy #2) by Emily A. Duncan


❄️ Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5) by Seanan McGuire


❄️ Echoes Between Us by Katie McGarry


❄️ The Circus Rose by Betsy Cornwell


❄️House of Dragons (House of Dragons #1) by Jessica Cluess


Okay, that was seriously the hardest thing ever! But I hope you all enjoyed this list of amazing titles ready to burst into our hands this year! I’m very excited and I can’t wait to dive into some of these. In the meantime, feel free to tell me down below some of your anticipated release for the first half of 2020. And until next time, may your mailbox be filled with new releases, I love you! 💙

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Hope to Find Under My Tree

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Salutations Chapterlings! We have finally come to the end of December! I can’t believe it’s come and gone so quickly! The thought of the new year is something that I just can’t wait for it to happen! But you didn’t come here for that, you came here for books. I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday and this time we’re talking about the books we’re hoping to see under the tree. This Wednesday in the US is Christmas! Just like with Thanksgiving we do and don’t celebrate this holiday in my family. However, my family also celebrates Winter Solstice and Yule this time of year too! Anyway, without going into too much details, that’s just how it is in my family. It’s a mix-mash of all the different holidays being celebrated.

Anyway, all of that aside, I love this time of year because I genuinely love gift giving to others! This is probably one of my favorite times of the year where I really try to make things a little extra special and try to arrange to spend more time with family before the new year rolls in. It just means a whole lot to me and it’s a really soft and sappy time for me. With that being said, I want to take a moment to say thank you to all of you who read my blog, support me, and just genuinely love the content I put out into the bookverse! It means so much to have you along on this journey and a lot of this wouldn’t be possible with out you! So thank you! Now that I got all soft and sappy, let’s get into the books I’m wishing for this year!


❄️Robin by Dave Itzkoff

I have loved Robin Williams and his work all my life. He has been a part of my life since I was a child. There has never been a day where the things this man has done doesn’t inspire me. This book is a deep want from deep within my heart and my soul.


❄️Beasts of Abigaile Vol. 1 (Beasts of Abigaile #1) by Spica Aoki

My dearest friend Kayla at Books and Blends recommended this to me after she finished the series and after she told me how much she enjoyed it, I have been wanting to jump in on the fun!


❄️#Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women by Lisa Charleyboy

It’s no secret that I take pride in my Native American heritage and this is a book I have been dying to pick up for the longest time!


❄️The Storm Runner (The Storm Runner #1) by J.C. Cervantes

What can I say except I’m a sucker for mythology and disability representation!


❄️A Court of Thorns and Roses Collectors Edition by Sarah J. Maas

If you thought I wasn’t going to want this with how much I love this series or this author, well…


❄️Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Bisexual and asexual representation? YES PLEASE!


❄️The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace

An author I need to have all of their books because of all the wounds that get opened, but healed.


❄️Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself by Matthew Gray Gubler

Because I want to support one of my favorite actors on Criminal Minds, Dr. Spencer Reid!


❄️The Art of Dragon Age Inquisition by BioWare

One of my all time favorite video games and dragons!


❄️Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love by Elise Chapman

Because every time I read this title, I get soft and sappy thinking about my family!


Okay, readers! That just gives you a little tip of some of the books I would really like to see under my tree this year! There are a few others, but these were some of the more underrated ones on my list that I really wanted to put out there. Who knows, maybe some wishes will come true! But let me know down in the comments below some of the books you’d really love to receive for the holidays! Until next time, may you all have a safe holiday and maybe read a book or two! 💙

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Top Ten Tuesday | Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Salutations friends! I’m back with more Top Ten Tuesday goodness! So I’m not going to go into a whole lot of detail with this TBR. A lot of these books you’ll be able to find on my December TBR and some of these are more of future planning for my January TBR (which is already in the works, promise). Honestly, I’m really hoping I can read all of these books and soon. December has been a wild ride of a month so far and there’s a lot of things happening right now that have been shifting my focus and energy. So I’m really keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to read at least the majority of these books. I have some new coffee on the way and I’m ready to devoted some large amounts of time to getting some hardcore reading done. But enough of my jibber-jabber, here are the books on my winter TBR!


❄️10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston


❄️White Stag (Permafrost, #1) by Kara Barbieri


❄️The Wicked King (The Folk of Air#2) by Holly Black


❄️The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of Air #3) by Holly Black


❄️Winterwood by Shae Ernshaw


❄️The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie


❄️The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro


❄️Storm & Fury (The Harbringer, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


❄️A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) by Brigid Kemmerer


❄️The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith


Okay, Chapterlings! Those are all the books I want to get to this winter season! I’m really keeping my fingers crossed that I can knock half of this list out. And as I mentioned, some of these are for my January TBR (which is in the works and will be coming soon). I’m not going to say which ones because I would love to hear your guesses in the comments below! Also, feel free to tell me some of the books you’re hoping to read this winter season! Until next time, may December bring you five star reads, I love you! 💙

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Top Ten Tuesday | Atmospheric Books for Winter

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Salutations Chapterlings! I’m back with another Top Tuesday and I’m so very excited because we’re finally in December! Now I know this is the second week of December, but I’m super excited and ready for all the wintery vibes! So for this Toop Ten Tuesday, I was originally was going to do my favorite holiday movies to watch in December, but I decided to go with atmospheric books for the winter season. Winter and fall are my two favorite seasons so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to write about the books I enjoy curling up with during this time of year. So sit back, relax, curl up with some hot chocolate and let’s get into the books!


❄️The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis

I mean, the majority of the first book in this series is all winter. You can literally feel the chill in the air!


❄️The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) by Philip Pullman

Constant wintery scenery! Plus, a main character who’s not only amazing, but also becomes friends with a polar bear!


❄️Check, Please! Book 1 #Hockey (Check, Please 1-2) by Ngozi Ukazu

The only sport you will here me talk about this time of year and the graphic novel I will rave about religiously this time of year.


❄️Gabriel’s Angel by Nora Roberts

Chilling, but incredibly sweet!


❄️My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins

Full of holiday romance and wintery vibes! Perfect with a cup of hot coco!


❄️The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

Set in the harsh cold and unpredictable Russian wilderness where the wolves lurk!


❄️Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling

Of course Harry Potter was making it onto this list! It wouldn’t be December without it!


❄️The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, adapted by Naomi Lewis

One of my favorite classic wintery tales that I never get tired of reading.


❄️A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas

Yes…I know, I know, but I truly love this series and this book will make you want to pick it up for this December! I get so many chills thinking of all the feelings this books gives!


❄️Lord of the Rings (Middle-earth Universe) by J.R.R. Tolkein

Something about groups of people gathering around fires ready to take on evil makes me want curl up by the fire reading.


Okay, friends! That wraps up this Top Ten Tuesday of wintery reads. I’m sure there are plenty more out there, but these are the ones I personally enjoy the most. I hope you all enjoyed this as much as I did writing this! And please feel free to tell me in the comments below some of your favorite winter reads! Until next time, may December be filled with five stars reads, I love you! ❤️

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I’m Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Salutations dearest readers! I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday! I told you I was going to attempt to bring some order back to the chaos that is my schedule and here we are! I have been eagerly looking forward to posting this article since the season of fall landed upon us. And now…I can finally post this! This is probably one of my most important posts! My excitement is at an all time high and so is my stress, but it’s fine! I have my cup of coffee and I’m about to spill some for y’all!

This Thursday in the US is Thanksgiving! I know many people in the US celebrate this holiday and I hope you all have a marvelous time. Now, things are a bit different with my family. I’m very open about my heritage and being half Native American. We do and don’t celebrate this holiday. And what I mean by that is my spouse isn’t Native American so they still celebrate the holiday because of their family. However, with my family we don’t celebrate the holiday. We usually end up having a feast, we call our loved ones who are still on the reservations, and it’s a lot of reflecting. So that’s my little tid-bit of how I celebrate the holiday without going into too much details, thank you for coming to my Ted Talk!

I figured the best way to bring this holiday in is to do this Top Ten Tuesday and make it about the books that I’m thankful for, the books that really had an impact with me. While I have so many books I could talk about, I’m only going to talk about the top ten that really molded me and impacted me. So I hope you enjoy this and I may get a little sappy!


🍁 The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

I’m thankful because this is the first series that really pushed me into fantasy and all things with werewolves.


🍁 Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

I’m thankful because this is a book I needed as a child, but it was the book I longed for as an adult.


🍁 Montana Sky by Nora Roberts

I’m thankful because Nora Roberts has brought me closer to my family and allowed us to find a common ground with one another.


🍁 Sadie by Courtney Summers

I’m thankful because it taught me to speak up about my own journey and experiences, and even if it’s difficult or painful, speaking up can make a difference.


🍁 Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire

I’m thankful because it taught me to never apologize for being different, for feeling differently, and even if no one is looking for you, it doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to be found.


🍁 The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

I’m thankful because it taught me it’s okay to be different, to have internal conflicts about who you are and what you want to be, and how it’s okay to love differently. And you can live in the moment even on the hard days.


🍁 To Drink Coffee with a Ghost (Things that Haunt #2) by Amanda Lovelace

I’m thankful because it helped heal so many wounds that I keep reopening about grief, about death and loss, about trauma and abuse, and how we still deserve love regardless of the scars we bear.


🍁 Pocahontas by Susan Donnell

I’m thankful because it taught me to be proud in my Native American heritage and to seek out more books with Indigenous representation.


🍁 The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

I’m thankful because Magnus Bane is such an important character in my life and without Magnus Bane, I would have never found my pride in my bisexuality and lot of my wounds for my bisexuality would have never healed.


🍁 Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

I’m thankful because it taught me it’s okay to be a strong headed woman, to keep fighting for your career no matter what challenges you face, and that you can find love in the most unlikeliest places and people.


Okay, friends, it got a lot personal near the end there and I still have a few lingering tears. I hope you enjoyed this article as much as I did writing this. And of course, I have to acknowledge the history of this month and of the events on the 28th. I know a lot of people in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving by having a big celebration, having a large dinner with family and friends, but I want to take this moment to remind everyone that one of the main genocides of the United States was the genocide of the Indigenous people. It’s devastating, heartbreaking, and even today my family members still speak of the horrors past generations endured. Also, November is Native American Heritage Month in the United States and my family will be taking a few days to honor our ancestors and celebrate our pride in our heritage. But, I hope you all have a safe holiday, filled with lots of love, and a good book! 💛

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