Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Why don’t I talk about these more often?

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books I really Love But Feel That I Haven’t Talked About Enough / In A While 

Hey all! 
Before we start today, I just want to say: Two hours ago, Bruxelles Airport was attacked, as well as a subway station in the city. The explosions injured many people. This is an hour away from my house (in the Netherlands). I’m hoping that the next few hours will be free of additional disasters. My thoughts are in Bruxelles now. 

On another note, more positive, I was talking with Pintip Dunn, the author of Forget Tomorrow, an ARC I really enjoyed in October. I’m so honored that she sent me my very first physical ARC of her upcoming book, The Darkest Lie, coming out on June 28th! :D 
(I just saw that the second part of Forget Tomorrow can be pre-ordered yay!) 


Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! This meme was started by The Broke and the Bookish, so I suggest you go check out their blog! :D 

This week’s theme is Top ten books that I really like but I feel like I don’t talk about enough

Let's get started!

(I’m going to try to make this creative!)

Caroline walked into her room, her shelf directly on her right. She sat on the end of her bed and looked at it, as she did sometimes. Her gaze stopped on The Testing and she started wondering why she never actually finished the series - the first book was great! 
“I’ll have to re-read this eventually” she thought to herself and pulled it off her shelf, putting it next to her. 
Right next to The testing was Stardust, by Niel Gaiman. One of her favorites. She loved both the movie and the book. She smiled a bit to herself, glad her dad introduced the story to her a few years ago. She continued scanning her book and saw I, Coriander, by Sally Gardner and took it down from the shelf. It was one of her favorites since... 7th grade was it already? She smiled at a distinct memory, that of her friend telling her ‘you can’t cry for characters in a book’ while she was reading it. Caroline shook her head - Yeah, you can. For sure. 
Her brother dragged his feet into her room. He flopped onto the bed. Caroline groaned ‘get offf!’ and he sat up. “I’m supposed to pick a book that’s not Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Goosebumps for school.” He said with a sigh. Reading wasn’t his thing at all. She rolled her eyes and pulled The Thief Lord from the shelf and handed it to him. “Imagine a crazy mystery in Venice, you can watch the movie if you want, too.” she said. He sighed “I’ll try it.” and left the room. 
Caroline stood up and continued scanning her shelf, her eyes sharp. She tapped a nail on the spine of Illuminae and An Ember in the Ashes, the sequels couldn’t be published soon enough! She sighted and put her earphones over her ears and went to her music, in the mood for listening to Ed Sheeran, or OneRepublic. She shuffled her playlist, and ‘Dark Times’ started. Sad, but still catchy. (Yes that’s what I’m listening to right now XD) She continued running her fingers over her books and paused on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It really was a great series, and fit strangely well with the song. She smiled at the Wings series, much lighter and happier, with an amazing fantasy around it. The song changed to something more energetic and she couldn’t help but dance a bit. Finally, she saw her copy of The DaVinci Code and read the backcover blurb - such a crazy story, but definitely worth the read! 

ok that wasn’t the best story I’ve written, but it was fun to write anyway! :D Do you have any books you don’t talk about enough? Let me know! 


  1. Really interesting way to list the books and great books. I'm waiting for An Ember in the Ashes' sequel too.

    Here's mine TTT: http://myunprofessionalblog.blogspot.bg/2016/03/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-i-really-love.html

  2. So many great books - I really like how you did this! I really need to read The Testing - I've heard so many good things about it. :)

    My thoughts are with Brussels.

    Check out my TTT.

    1. Yeahhh I just need to get to the next books, I’m not sure why I never picked them up! It’s been years since I’ve read the first one, so I’d like to read it again, actually

  3. Thoughts are with Brussels- these attacks are so ridiculous. Stay safe and best wishes.

    I like how you did this one. Illuminae of course was good and I've heard The Testing is as well. I just read my first Joelle Charbonneau book a few weeks ago.

    1. Thank you. Things are fine here, just lots of security at public transport hubs.

      Thanks! I can’t wait for the second Illuminae!

  4. I heard about the attack, and it's absolutely devastating. Please stay safe, Caroline!
    Wait, you were physically talking to Pintip Dunn? And you're getting a personalized ARC? I'm so jealous!!!
    Haha, I absolutely love it when you do those small writing stories! They're always so fun to read, and so very creative! I approve of all your book choices :)

    1. Thank you!
      Well, ‘physically’ not really, but through messages yet! And not really a personalized ARC, but definitely my first physical one! :D

      Thanks so much!! I’m gonna be writing these more often!


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