Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and 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. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.


Auto-Buy Authors

I wish I could say my list of auto-buy authors was quite long because I am such a great supporter of the authors I love, but honestly it is actually quite a short list.

Nora Roberts

Diana Gabaldon

Kristin Hannah

Elin Hilderbrand

Juliette Harper

Jeff Anderson (fiction)

Christopher Paul Curtis

Walter Dean Meyers

Who are some of your auto-buys?  

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Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Favorites

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and 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. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.


Childhood Favorites

What are some of your childhood favorites?  

Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and 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. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.


Unpopular Bookish Opinions

Looking for Alaska – A “Bad” Novel

My middle school had the novel Detour for Emmy, about a girl who winds up pregnant her freshman year of high school.  It was a book checked out back to back. It never stayed on the shelves. We read this in middle school.

Looking for Alaska is no different. Adults freak out about one scene in the book. If analyzed closely, the scene is a paradoxically juxtaposed with another scene in which what Alaska taught Pudge doesn’t end up working out very well at all. And that’s the end of it. It died right there. This is a book written about high school students doing high school-age things.

Vampires and Werewolves – OOO LA LA! 

Vampires and werewolves do not make books better. In fact, that’s just a bandwagon trend to sell books. It’s its own form of trashy novels. I can’t even with them. Get out.

Annotating Your Books is BAD! 

UHM. The greatest minds of all annotate things from legal briefs and contracts to their own works. What is the issue here, people? Responding and interacting with your text is the sign of a sophisticated reader. It’s your book. It’s their book. Why are you all bent out of shape about what someone else does with their own property? Go press your pages or something.

Hype Hype Hype 

I am so over the “popular” series that roll out. They all look the same to me with such similar or synonymous titles and covers. Sadly, not one single one of them piqued my curiosity enough to want to read.

Who are some characters you identify with? 

Top Ten Tuesday: Books From My Favorite Genre

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and 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. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.


Books From My Favorite Genre

It shouldn’t come as any surprise by looking at the majority of books I review that my favorite genre is romance.

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years 

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and 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. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.


Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years 

I didn’t like the one per year thing, mainly because I don’t keep up with that at all. So here are my favorite books released in these last 10 years. 

Honorable Mention

What are some of your last decade favorites?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and 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. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.


Books I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch

Um. All of them. I don’t let people borrow my books anymore after such a bad experience. If you come to my house, I *might* let you touch my books. But I am not going to let you leave with any. You can read more about my first experience since then here.

Do you have a book borrowing horror story? 

Top Ten Tuesday: Page to Screen

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and 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. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.


Page to Screen

Great Adaptions

  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 (Book | Trailer) – They did an excellent job trying to recreate the time period and matching the characters up. It followed the story line of the book almost exactly.
  • The Hunger Games (Book | Trailer) – I read Hunger Games long before the movies. When it did come along, the movie did a fantastic job representing the struggles of the people and contrasting Districts 1 and 2. I didn’t know how they were going to do the dress or the arena, but they did a pretty stellar job with that cinematically.
  • Matilda (Book | Trailer) –

Bad Adaptions 

  • Twilight (Book | Trailer) – The book was better. Many of the characters didn’t seem to match up well. There was a lot of awkwardness and the actual filming didn’t seem to be very good quality.

Read Before Watching

  • Wonder (Book | Trailer) – There are a lot of things left out in the movie that you need to know to make sense of certain things. You need to read the book before you watch the movie.
  • Harry Potter (series) (Books | Trailers) –  There is SO much of so many subplots left out of the movies. It is just the tip of the iceberg of the books. The books give the full depth and connect all the details and dots and plots.

Books I Want to Read Now

  • Punky Brewster (Books | Cartoons) – When I was little, I watched some of the cartoons. I thought it was a movie, but I guess it was only a few episodes. I LOVED the cartoons. I didn’t know they were books, so now I want to go back and read them.
  • The Help (Book | Trailer) – I watched the movie when it came out in 2011. It was a wonderful film and I have watched it again several times. I loved the three main characters and each of their own stories. I believe it followed the book closely, but I still haven’t read it. But I’m going to!
  • The Lion, The Witch, & the Wardrobe (Book | Trailer) – I never read the books growing up and I only watched some of the movie years ago, but I definitely want to get around to reading the book. I may not watch the movie in its entirety, but I do want to read the book.

What are your thoughts on book-film adaptions?