Top Ten Tuesday: Frequently Used Title Words in YA Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

It has now been moved over to That Artsy Reader Girl.

This is such a fun topic and one that I found myself thinking about at random too, there really are some words out there that show up all the time in YA titles! I just went onto Goodreads and looked at all of the books I’ve both read and added to come up with this list. There are probably a few I missed though! Also some of these have a lot of titles and some only have a few, I wanted to try and think of some more unique words that show up quite a bit instead of the typical: you, me, love, etc.

This is going to be a bit shorter since it’s pretty much just a list and I don’t have much to say about each individual word or title!

These are in no particular order.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

It has now been moved over to That Artsy Reader Girl.

So I’ve decided to sort of mix in some of my ARCs as well as a few backlist books I need to read into my “spring TBR”, there’s definitely a ton more ARCs though *I have a problem*. Mostly though I think this is a TBR I can stick too and hopefully the backlist books won’t get pushed back.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me…& Not For the Better

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

It has now been moved over to That Artsy Reader Girl.

I did a post for Top Ten Tuesday (here) only a little while ago that was similar to this and I did books that surprised me and that I ended up loving. So for this post I decided to go with books that surprised me by not being what I wanted them to be, or “the bad books” if you will.

These are in no particular order and I will provide review links if I have them.

****Also if you loved any of these books, that’s fine! We are all entitled to our own opinions but I would appreciate it if you respected mine as well!****

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Would Re-Read Over & Over Again!

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

It has now been moved over to That Artsy Reader Girl.

I don’t really re-read books ever, I have so many books I haven’t read a first time that I feel like I don’t have time for re-reads! However, for this list I decided to pick books that I WOULD definitely re-read given the chance.

I will provide links to my reviews if I have them, these are in no particular order.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I No Longer Wish To Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

It has now been moved over to That Artsy Reader Girl.

This is actually really similar to the “Down The TBR Hole” posts that I have been doing so I’m basically just re-naming books for this! However, if you’d like to see what other books I’ve gotten rid of I’ll link the page to them below!

Down The TBR Hole Posts.

These books are in no particular order.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Bookish Romances

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

It has now been moved over to That Artsy Reader Girl.

I’ve done a very similar post not that long ago so a lot of these are “recycled” but I’m just very picky about my book romances, only a few truly impress me! Also a lot of these fall under the “forbidden romance” trope, I’ll just tell you now! I’m a sucker for forbidden romance, it’s like my brain thinks “Oh….they can’t be together? They shouldn’t be together?…….THEY MUST BE TOGETHER NOW!”.

These are in no particular order and I will link reviews if I have them.

**** SPOILER FREE! I won’t be naming characters just the books so you can read my post freely!****

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10.) The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

I originally thought (judging from the cover especially) that this book would be loaded with the usualy YA romance tropes: insta-love and love triangles. I was pleasantly surprised though as there were none of those! The romance is actually very slow-burn and also forbidden, my favorite.

You can read my full review here.


9.) The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Once again we have a forbidden, slow-burn romance that had me rooting for this couple! I love when I get to see two characters developed separately and then coming together by the end, it’s so satisfying. On a side note: the women in this book are so badass.

You can read my full review here.


8.) Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

This one has a dash of insta-love but it’s explained why later on in the story so it gets a pass from me! Otherwise it’s forbidden romance as well and I loved how well developed and complex the relationship is throughout the book.

You can read my full review here.


7.) And I Darken by Kiersten White

This one is a bit odd because I was NOT expecting romance in this book at all but I got it and I loved it! There is a love triangle but one…portion of it is unrequited so I guess it’s not technically a love triangle then, is it? I digress. This was just one of those relationships that had so much….angst. They secretly loved each other but felt it was unrequited so WAITED forever to say anything, it drove me crazy in the best possible way!

You can read my full review here.


6.) My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows

Here we have another trope-free and slow-burn romance, well I guess I don’t know if the whole “get married and THEN get to know each other and fall in love” thing is a trope. If it is let me know what you sum it up as, haha! I loved how adorable the couple in this book was, sooooooo freaking cute!

You can read my full review here.


5.) The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

Another book you would never expect there to really be a romance in but there it is and it’s awesome! I love the couple in this book, I LOVE THEM! They’re so perfect for each other and the chemistry is just there! It’s pretty slow burn and definitely forbidden too!

You can read my full review here.


4.) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Anyone who has read this book will agree with me, I think! This is slow burn and forbidden love and it will have you pining along with the characters because you just want them to be together dammit!


3.) The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

This is a historical fiction with an M/M romance and both character’s think their love is unrequited! They’re both so adorable and this book is so much fun and is hilarious!

You can read my full review here.


2.) Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

This book is almost 100% about the romance and I was really surprised that I loved it so much! There’s TONS of diversity with POC characters, gay characters, and characters with mental illnesses too! The relationships are all just so positive and adorable, they gave me those fuzzy warm feelings!

You can read my full review here.


1.) An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Normally I feel like I wouldn’t have loved this romance since it was a little insta-lovey but I loved both characters so much on their own and the love is forbidden of course so I was sold! Plus who wouldn’t love a Fae Prince?

You can read my full review here.

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Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

Are any of these romances your favorite as well?

What are some of your favorite bookish romances?

Let me know in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been On My TBR The Longest

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

It has now been moved over to That Artsy Reader Girl.

There are quite a few books that have been waiting a very long time for me to read them and I only joined Goodreads 3 years ago so the books SAY that’s when I added them but in reality they’ve been waiting longer than that.

These are in no particular order.

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10.) The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Yep, this one has been waiting a while but this year is the year I’m reading it! It’s officially on my “Beat the Backlist” TBR so it’s happening! I finally got a copy for Christmas too so now I really have no excuses.


9.) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Years back I read the amazing book known as “The Graveyard Book” and I decided I HAD to read more Neil Gaiman plain and simple. So “Neverwhere” is a pretty big book of his so I added it to my TBR, hopefully I’ll get to it….eventually.


8.) The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

I always feel really conflicted about this book because on the one side I hear it’s excruciatingly slow paced but on the other side I LOVE heists in fantasy books and criminal/anti-hero main characters. So I do want to give it a go since I own a copy.


7.) The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

As you can see I’ve added a lot of the “big” high fantasy novels and just proceed to not read them. I’m terrible. I really liked Abercrombie’s YA fantasy book “Half a King” as the plot twists were incredible and I enjoy politically driven fantasy books. So I’d like to read more of his writing!


6.) The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks

Yep, more fantasy. What can I say? I like fantasy and I also like assassins.


5.) Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

I loved ‘True Blood’ so naturally I want to read the books, will I ever actually do it though? That’s the question. I may yet remove this one from my TBR just because it’s been on here forever.


4.) Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Now as you can already probably tell I really, REALLY enjoy fantasy but what I enjoy more than that is dark fantasy. And I think it’s safe to say this qualifies, I’m here for the stabby books.


3.) The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Why have I STILL not read this book? I’ve heard nothing but great things about it, I own it, and it’s super short.


2.) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A classic and while I don’t normally read many classics I do want to read this one. I’ve been trying. For years. I have yet to finish.

1.) Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

I think it’s pretty obvious why this is on my list….the movie and dinosaurs.

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Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

What are some books that have been on your TBR the longest?

Let me know in the comments!

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