Top Ten Tuesday #47
🎃 Happy October, book nerds! 🎃
I hope everyone’s having a solid start to the week thus far, and if you’re not, today officially marks the start of a new month so you can start over today! 🙌
I had a pretty busy weekend with a few ups and downs. Downs? I was supposed to go to
The Who concert with the family, but unfortunately it got rescheduled due to Roger’s vocal strain. Also, I had a sick puppers that kept me up most of the night on Thursday evening/Friday morning. The good? Puppers turned out to be okay (Thank, God! 🙌 ) and I got to spend Saturday night with my hubby at Globe Life Park (Texas Rangers stadium) for one of the team’s final games at the stadium. They’re moving on to a better arena (read: an AIR CONDITIONED arena) next season so it was a sentimental, but happy occasion. I also read some really incredible reads for Contemporaryathon, which you’ll get to hear about more later this week!
Since I’m trying to get this right around midnight, let’s go ahead and dive in, shall we?
That’s right it’s time for another round of TOP TEN TUESDAY!Hosted by Jana at ThatArtsyReaderGirl, this week’s topic is “Book Titles with Numbers In Them.” I actually really like this theme, but I couldn’t figure out a way to put my Taylor-spin™️ on the prompt. At first I tried to do ARCs only (ex: Eight Will Fall), but that plan fizzled out. Then I tried to just find one title for each number under ten, which I did, but the books featured weren’t connected in any other way and it just didn’t sit right with me. So I’m doing my own thing…again. 😂
As with the previous weeks’ color-inspired lists, I’ll be highlighting the top titles I’ve read and the top titles on my TBR that feature the week’s selected color. I’ve done RED, ORANGE, and YELLOW reads, and now it’s time for GREEN books!
Scroll down to see which books made my Top Ten GREEN Reads!
The Read GREEN Books:1) Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Released: 09/03/19 ★ Current Rating: 4.01 ★ Read Date: 09/25/19
Opening lines: “I didn’t choose the wench life. The wench life chose me.”
2) The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
Released: 08/07/18 ★ Current Rating: 4.45 ★ Read Date: 09/19/18
Opening lines: “Wren sets the two navy suitcases next to the stroller and then reaches for the cigarette precariously perched between his lips, taking a long, slow drag. He releases smoke into the frigid air. ‘Just these?'”
3) Announcing Trouble by Amy Fellner Dominy
Released: 08/05/19 ★ Current Rating: 4.21 ★ Read Date: 07/25/19
Opening lines: “For a cold day in hell, it’s unseasonably warm. I squint against the sun, but unfortunately that doesn’t change the view of what’s ahead — or the fact that I’m heading there of my own free will.”
*Note: I’m aware this is more blue than green, but I loved this book and I’m certain I’ll have tons of blue books next week so…*
4) Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Released: 09/20/16 ★ Current Rating: 4.02 ★ Read Date: 11/02/18
Opening lines: “I placed my thumb and forefinger on the icy flesh, spreading it taut above the breastbone as Uncle had showed me. Getting the preliminary incision correct was imperative.”
5) Eliza And Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Released: 05/30/17 ★ Current Rating: 4.25 ★ Read Date: 07/02/17
Opening lines: “Eliza Mirk is the kind of name you give to the creepy girl who clings to her ex-boyfriend for weeks after he’s dumped her because she refuses to accept that he hates her guts. Eliza Mirk is a low-level villain with a secret hideout in the sewers. Eliza Mirk belongs in a comic book. But Eliza Mirk is me.”
The GREEN TBR:6) Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Released: 06/04/19 ★ Current Rating: 4.22 ★ On TBR Since: 11/18/18
Opening lines: “Night fell as death rode into the Great Library of Summershall. It arrived within a carriage.”
7) The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Released: 01/15/19 ★ Current Rating: 3.68 ★ On TBR Since: 12/13/18
Opening lines: “The matriarch of House Kore was running late for a dinner. In the normal course of things, she did not care for punctuality. Punctuality, with its unseemly whiff of eagerness, was for peasants.”
8) Jade City by Fonda Lee
Released: 11/07/17 ★ Current Rating: 4.01 ★ On TBR Since: 11/05/18
Opening lines: “The two would-be jade thieves sweated in the kitchen of the Twice Lucky restaurant. The windows were open in the dining room, and the onset of evening brought a breeze off the waterfront to cool the diners, but in the kitchen, there were only the two ceiling fans that had been spinning all day to little effect. Summer had barely begun and already the city of Janloon was like a spent lover — sticky and fragrant.”
9) The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Released: 06/13/17 ★ Current Rating: 4.32 ★ On TBR Since: 07/05/18
Opening lines: “Film legend and ’60s It Girl Evelyn Hugo has just announced that she will auction off 12 of her most memorable gowns through Christie’s to raise money for breast cancer research. At the age of 79, Hugo has long been an icon of glamour and elegance.”
10) Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall
Released: 09/24/19 ★ Current Rating: 4.17 ★ On TBR Since: 09/22/19
Opening lines: “I’m starting the recording now. This is the first interview with Sara Donoghue concerning the disappearances in Briar Glen, Massachusetts. Today is May 9, 2019. Present are Sara Donoghue and myself, Dr. Andrew Ashford. Thank you for joining us today, Miss Donoghue.”
Well that wraps up another color-themed Top Ten Tuesday! Have you read any of these GREEN titles? Are any of these books also on your TBR? Did I forget to include your favorite GREEN read? Let me know below!
And, as always: Happy Reading!