TTT: My Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon

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Ah… Valentine’s Day is almost here and what better way for a book lover to celebrate than to share her most favorite swoon worthy books!


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Unravel Me and Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Warner. Warner. Warner. The End.

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The Dairy Queen Series by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

DJ and Brian. So cute together! Love them!

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Heist Society #2: Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

I love this series, but I think this is my favorite. Kat + Hale 4EVR


Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Anytime I can add my favorite read of 2013 to a list of any kind I will happily oblige. Definitely Swoon worthy!

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Mara Dyer and Noah Shaw are two of my all time favorite characters. Love them!


Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Nikki, Cole and Jack make for major swoon worthy drama. Great series!

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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

My favorite Stephanie Perkins book has two fabulous characters – Anna and Étienne St. Clair – and is set in Paris.

Swoon worthy times infinity!!

TTT: My Top Ten Reading (And Not Reading) Resolutions

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Top Ten Reading (and Not Reading) Resolutions for 2014

Ready or not, 2014 is here! I’m usually not one for making resolutions, but I am definitely always trying to get better and be better so I do have a few things for this list. Here we go!

Reading Resolutions:

1. Read more non fiction

2. Work on my Goodreads TBR pile by participating in the “Random Reads” meme

3. Write more book reviews

4. Use the library more often

5. Meet my Goodreads goal of 140 books for 2014

Not Reading Resolutions:

1. Embrace my two words for the year: “More” and “Less”

2. Less sweets and worrying

3. More exercise, doing things I love to do, and most importantly – having fun

4. Attend at least 2 conferences this year

5. Skype with others before the end of the year

TTT: The Top Ten Books I Read in 2013

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The Top Ten Books That I Read in 2013

2013 has been an excellent year of reading! For this top ten, I opted not to include older books that I read this year even though some of them (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Shadow and Bone, and maybe one or two more) would have made this list. While it’s really, REALLY hard to narrow down my favorites from 2013 to only 10, I tried my best and will probably second guess myself long after this post is published. Here we go!!



out of the easy



pivot point


runaway king

this is not a good idea


My number 1 favorite of 2013….


TTT: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

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Top Ten Books That I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

I decided not to just include all of the 2014 releases that I would like to have Santa preorder… I instead listed some books that I have always been interested in, but have never purchased or read. (Please note this list is one tenth of my to be read list on Goodreads!)

(In no particular order)

the moon and more

the living

where the stars still shine


two boys kissing

pioneer woman

2001 things



nonfiction notebooks

TTT: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2013

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Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2013

Middle Grade Authors

Holly Sloan Goldberg


Young Adult Authors

Laini Taylor

 daughter of smoke and bone

Benjamin Alire Saenz


Rainbow Rowell


Marie Lu


Holly Black


Jennifer Donnelly


Catherine Gilbert Murdock

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Leigh Bardugo

shadow and bone

Non Fiction Authors

Neal Bascomb