I have decided to save myself a lot of time and effort by condensing all of the Top Ten Tuesdays I have missed into one post for you. This will be easier to write and most likely easier to read than being bombarded with a ton of posts at once. I will pick one or two items from each topic selected and print them here for your enjoyment.
September 29: Ten Books To Read If You Like This Super Popular Book/Author
1) If you like Kiera Cass, read The Jewel by Amy Ewing or Legend by Marie Lu
2) If you like Sarah J. Maas, read Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch or Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
3) If you like Rick Riordan, read The Colussus Rises by Peter Lerangis or A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
4) If you like The Giver, read Red Rising by Pierce Brown or Pawn by Aimee Carter
October 6: Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit
1) My number one bookish thing I want to quit is buying books that sound or look good that I then never read, like ones at yard or book sales.
2) I would also like to quit checking out so many books at once from the library and feeling overwhelmed by due dates.
October 13: Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together
1) Hands down, the number one couple I would love to see on a book cover would be Sarah J. Maas and Sara Raasch. They have the most adorable Twitter relationship and I’m pretty sure a real life friendship, so that collaboration would blow me away. They could write anything together and it would come out amazing.
2) Also, Sarah J. Maas and Anne Bishop together would blow me away. The male/female dynamics and the world building and character flaws and relationships, together would be even more stunning.
3) Another pairing would have to be Cinda Williams Chima and Anne Bishop. They are both absolutely brilliant and can write amazing male and female characters that are strong, charismatic, or even a great villain or bully to hate.
4) A collaboration between Marissa Meyer and Gail Carriger would also be pretty great. Steampunk, sci-fi fairy tales with love, action, and high tea.
5) Can we please also beg at the door to Stephen King’s house to have him write a novel with his son, Joe Hill? They have done some other things together but that would be one heck of a thriller.
October 20: 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me
1) MORE STORIES FROM ANNE BISHOP ABOUT SAETAN, DAEMON, AND LUCIVAR!!
2) A way to read The Sisters’ Fate by Jessica Spotswood without buying it or having to find it out of state.
3) The ability to look at a book and read it within 10 minutes with full absorption and plot memory.
4) A Beauty & the Beast Library
October 27: Halloween themed freebie: Creepy/Scary books
1) Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
2) Seventh Son by Joseph Delaney
3) The Watchers by Dean Koontz
4) It by Stephen King
5) Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
6) The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
November 3: Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel
1) Victoria Aveyard
2) Sara Raasch (I already read it but I wouldn’t have when this original date happened)
3) Pierce Brown (ditto)
4) R.C. Lewis
5) Jessica Knoll
November 10: Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To or Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch (Although I’m not sure I will watch some of these)
1) Mockingjay Part 2
2) The Scorch Trials
4) The Fault in Our Stars
5) 50 Shades of Grey
November 17: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So
“Do you know that there’s a halfway world between each ending and each new beginning? It’s called the hurting time, Jean Perdu. It’s a bog; it’s where your dreams and worries and forgotten plans gather. Your steps are heavier during that time. Don’t underestimate the transition, Jeanno, between farewell and new departure. Give yourself the time you need. Some thresholds are too wide to be taken in one stride.” – Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop
“That’s how relationships work – when one person is blind, the other must see for them. When one person struggles, the other must remain strong.” – Sara Raasch, Ice Like Fire
“Sometimes there won’t be a right choice, just the best of several bad options. – Sarah J. Maas, Queen of Shadows
“But faith doesn’t mean that to me anymore. Now it means someone seeing something in you that you don’t, and not giving up until you see it too.” – Jessica Knoll, Luckiest Girl Alive
“Too much knowledge can make you paranoid all the time.” – Patricia Briggs, Dead Heat