Top Ten Tuesday: PURPLE Reads

Top Ten Tuesday #52

Hey there, book nerds!

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m running behind on my weekly prep for this blog and my booksta account so I’m going to keep this super brief and just say that:

1) I love y’all! Thanks for putting up with my shenanigans ๐Ÿ’š

2) I cannot stop watching Schitt’s Creek (Lilly you’ve created a monster)

and

3) I need to wrap this up so I can go read so…
Screen Shot 2020-01-01 at 9.33.04 PM…Let’s just dive on in to another week of TOP TEN TUESDAY!Hosted by Jana at ThatArtsyReaderGirl, this week’s topic is “Books On My TBR I Predict Will Be 5-Star Reads.” That prompt should be easy enough, however, out of the 90 books I read last year, I only gave 8 of them 5 Stars. *womp womp* With a track record like that it seemed like this probably wasn’t the prompt for me. But here’s hoping 2020 blesses me with a multitude of 5-Star reads so that I can participate in prompts like this next year! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Abandoning this week’s topic gave me the opening I needed to continue on with my color-themed lists. As y’all know I’ve done RED,ย ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, TEAL, and BLUE, and now it’s time for PURPLE!

Check out which books made my Top Ten PURPLE Reads!

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The Read PURPLEย Books:pr1) Roar by Cora Carmack

Released: 06/13/17 โ˜… Current Rating: 3.98 โ˜… Read Date: 08/29/19

Opening lines: “He had waited for this day for so many years. It had been the thing that kept him alive when all the others had died, that had kept him sane when madness was his only friend. It drove him forward when his life had not seemed worth living.”


2) Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Released: 01/07/20 โ˜… Current Rating: 4.02 โ˜… Read Date: 12/23/19

Opening lines: “Before ten months ago, I didn’t know that the coil spring from a mattress could be used as a makeshift weapon, or that the rod inside a toilet tank worked just as well as a the claw of a hammer.”


3) It Ends With Us by Colleen Hooverย 

Released: 08/02/16 โ˜… Current Rating: 4.40 โ˜… Read Date: 09/16/16

TW: suicidal thoughts; skip to 4 if sensitive subject

Opening lines: “As I sit here with one foot on either side of the ledge, looking down from twelve stories above the streets of Boston, I can’t help but think about suicide.”


4) With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Released: 05/07/19 โ˜… Current Rating: 4.28 โ˜… Read Date: 09/25/19

Opening lines: “Babygirl doesn’t even cry when I suck my teeth and undo her braid for the fourth time. If anything, I’m the one on the verge of tears, since at this rate we’re both going to be late.”


5) I’ll Be Yours by Jenny B. Jones

Released: 03/22/16 โ˜… Current Rating: 4.17 โ˜… Read Date: 11/28/16

Opening lines: “Sometimes I stare out my bedroom window, find the North Star, and wonder if it’s shining down elsewhere — on the life I was supposed to live.”


The PURPLE TBR:ptbr6) The Diviners by Libba Bray

Released: 09/18/12 โ˜… Current Rating: 3.97ย โ˜… On TBR: 10/01/19

Opening lines: “In a town house at a fashionable address on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, every lamp blazes. There’s a party going on — the last of the summer.”


7) Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maasย 

Released: 08/02/12ย โ˜… Current Rating: 4.22ย โ˜… On TBR: 06/21/17

Opening lines: “After a year of slavery in the Salt Mines of Endovier, Celaena Sardothien was accustomed to being escorted everywhere in shackles and at sword-point.”


8) A Semi-Definitive List Of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

Released: 09/05/17 โ˜… Current Rating: 4.04 โ˜… On TBR: 09/01/17

Opening lines: “Esther Solar had been waiting outside Lilac Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for half an hour when she received word that the curse had struck again.”


9) Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Released: 11/06/18 โ˜… Current Rating: 4.54ย โ˜… On TBR: 12/30/19

Opening lines: “Only fools climbed to the surface. It was stupid to put yourself in danger like that, my mother always said. Not only were there near-constant debris showers from the rubble belt, but you (also) never knew when the Krell would attack.”


10) The Forbidden Wish byย  Jessica Khoury

Released: 02/23/16 โ˜… Current Rating: 4.01ย โ˜… On TBR: 11/05/18

Opening lines: “I sense the boy the moment he sets foot in the cave. For the first time in centuries, I stir.”

Screen Shot 2020-01-01 at 9.33.04 PMWell there you have it: My Top Ten PURPLE reads! Did your favorite PURPLE title make the cut? Did I forget a promising PURPLE cover?Have you read any of the books that made my list? Let me know below!ย 

AND, AS ALWAYS: HAPPY READING!

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9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: PURPLE Reads

    • Nerd Narration says:

      Well I hope we both get to them soon! Yeah, I haven’t read The Diviners yet and I figured if I dive in at this point it might as well be with the new covers so they match lol. I’m off to check out your TTT!

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