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Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Numbers in the Title

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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


Good morning friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend. I definitely have been a bit busy lately. I wrote a blog post yesterday discussing what makes a good romance, and I feel particularly proud about it. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out here. I would love to discuss with you!

I also recently started an official bookstagram account for this blog! I am not the most tech savvy or creative in digital arts, but I wanted to try something different and see where it goes. I would love to interact with you on that medium if you frequent Instagram! You can find me here, or by clicking the Instagram icon at the top or bottom of this post.

Now, onto today’s TTT! I personally have not read too many books with numbers in it, as it turns out, but I managed to whip up a list in my TBR.

Have you read any of these titles?

1. 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

2. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

3. Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

4. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

5. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

6. Fifth Rule by Don Aker

7. Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr

8. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

9. Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott

10. 36 Questions that Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant

If you’ve read these, let me know your thoughts as I’m unsure if I should keep some of these on my TBR (really need to clean that thing out some time).

And as always, let me know if any of these titles are on your list too! Thank you for stopping by ❤

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books Guaranteed to Put a Smile on my Face

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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


Good morning, friends! If you live in North America, I hope you had a lovely long weekend. I had a wonderful time taking my dog out for some day-long fun, and watching the historic release of an Asian-led cast in a Marvel movie on a big screen under the stars. All in all, I’m feeling more refreshed for another long week at work, and I’m hoping you all had a restful weekend too.

Today’s TTT is all about books that make you smile. I enjoy books, but I find that I’ve become more picky over the years after all the books I’ve read over my lifetime. While I’ll like it, that doesn’t always mean that they make me smile. For example, I love fantasies, absolutely ADORE them, but when I just want to smile and relax, I want something lighter and more carefree like a rom-com.

If I really consider it, books that are guaranteed to make me smile fall into two categories. Books I loved and read growing up as a child with a book always under her arm, or books that have the best romantic angst that kept me flipping pages. The first category because they have such strong connections to a specific time period in my childhood/early teen years, and the second category because I’m so connected with the characters and want to root them on.

I list some titles below that fit either category.

Nostalgia from childhood!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Males I Like

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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


Good morning, friends! I am tired this morning after a pretty stressful work Monday. But I am happy to bring to you this list of fictional male characters I have loved over the years. I didn’t want to phrase it as “crushes” because I think I’ve moved beyond crushing on fictional guys at my age, but I did really like these guys for various reasons as I was immersed in their respective book/series.

If you notice a pattern among these books, I swear, love triangles rattle me BECAUSE I end up liking one guy more than the other and my heart breaks for them if they don’t get chosen.

In no particular order at all, here are the guys who have captured my heart in some way, shape, or form over the years.

1. Ash

Cold, aloof, prince of the Unseelie Court, Ash was everything teenage me loved in a male love interest. He was the guy who could change if the right person entered his life and shook things up. And the insane journey he took in order to be with his love in his own book, where he’s on the cover, and in his own POV was the reason I loved it as much as the first book that started the series. Team Ash here all the way!

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