{Top Ten Tuesday} Cover Love

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s topic is Cover Theme Freebie.

I went with some of my favorite covers over the past year. Some of these I’ve read and some are on my TBR list. I shamefully admit that I judge a book by it’s cover, and I’m more likely to pick it up if the cover is pretty.

    

    

Do you notice a theme? I’m drawn to books with creepy houses or cozy cabin/lake getaways. 😉

{Top Ten Tuesday} Nope, not interested…

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s topic is Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book.

When I was thinking up this list, I was surprised by how many I could so easily come up with! Apparently I am pickier than I thought. 🙂

1.  Love Triangles

Just nope.

2. Cheating

I do enjoy some marriage-in-crisis themed books when they are done correctly. Most cheating in books turns me off, though.

  3. Long books

I know I’m missing out on a lot of great books because of their length. But I just hate committing to a long book when I know I can read 2 or 3 books in the same amount of time. I’m trying to get over this. I bought a copy of Stephen King’s IT a few weeks ago in hopes that I can get over my long book phobia. And that book is a BEAST.

4. Part of a Series/Not a Stand Alone

Again, it’s a commitment issue. I can do a duology, but when you’re talking 3 or more, I get scared.

5. Cheesy Romances

I don’t scare too easily with the half naked men covers, because I’ve read some really awesome books with those horrible covers. But, if the romance and writing is cheesy – no thanks.

6. Nonfiction

I know, but I just can’t do it. It is very rare that I pick up a nonfiction book. Unless it’s an author I’ve read in the past, i.e. Jen Lancaster.

7. Cover Snob

Yep, I will judge a book by it’s cover, and I have overlooked books because I didn’t like their covers. The Sweet Gum Tree is a perfect example. Hideous cover. One of my all time favorite books. Read it!

8. Instalove

Ugh. Unless it’s Colleen Hoover who makes it believable, I just can’t.

9. Hype Monster

Hyped books tend to be a big disappointment for me most of the time. I usually wait until the hype dies down before I try them. Unless I get an advanced copy of a highly anticipated book, and I can read it before a lot of other people start giving their opinions. I hate to admit it, but I’m easily swayed by reviews and other readers opinions. I won’t read something that has less than 4 stars, usually.

10. Classics

It’s terrible, I know. I keep hoping some day I’ll have the desire to read all the classics everyone loves. I even own copies of several of them. I figure if anything, my daughter will have them if they are required reading in school. I just have zero desire to read them, because boooring.

There you have it! What do you think of this list? Do you agree with any of them?

{Top Ten Tuesday} Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s topic is Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR.

So, you know I can’t stick to TBR lists. I NEVER stick to them. I think I’m going to read certain books and almost always my mood changes or some new shiny book comes out and steals my attention. But I love making lists, so here are the top ten books I really want to read this spring, but I probably won’t. 😉

Click on the image for link to Goodreads.

    

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Don’t all of these look good!? A few of them I’ve had on my TBR awhile and I really hope to read them soon.

{Top Ten Tuesday} 2016 Releases I Meant to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s topic is Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To.

So many books, so little time. The biggest dilemma us bookworms face. Of course I was super excited to read these books, and will hopefully get to them…some day.

Click on the image for link to Goodreads.

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did you read any of these books? What did you think?

{Top Ten Tuesday} First Half of 2017 New Releases

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s topic is Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017.

I keep a list on Goodreads of my anticipated upcoming releases, and there are several books I’m really excited to get my hands on in the new year!

Click on the image for link to Goodreads.

January Releases

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February RELEASE

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April Release

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May RELEASE

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June RELEASES

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Unknown release date (but hopefully soon!)

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did any of these books make your list?