Top Ten Tuesdays #4

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was 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.

The rules are simple:Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s top ten is Books On My Fall 2020 TBR. I am so happy to start reading these books since it’s now spooky season!

10. 11/22/63

My boyfriend and I are currently reading this book. It’s a really good book. I remember I read it for a school project, and I quite enjoyed reading it. It’s about this guy who has a time travelling machine in his diner. He convinces one of his customer to go back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy from happening. I highly recommend reading this book.

9. The Mist

Another one from Stephen King. I wish to have all of his books at some point in my life. I haven’t read many of his books before, because I used to think they were too scary for me. But now, I am embracing it the spookiness because I love watching scary movies and reading scary books. I just started reading this book today, it’s pretty interesting. It’s about a father and son that get trapped at a super market during a thunderstorm. There’s unknown creatures in the mist.

8. The Chef

I bought this book for my boyfriend. He seemed to really like it, so that makes me really excited to read it, too. It’s about how a detective who also runs a food truck becomes Louisiana’s Most Wanted.

7. The Other Mrs.

I haven’t read this one either, but it sounds quite intriguing. A husband and wife start a new chapter in their lives by moving to a new state. Only to discover one of their neighbours is found dead in her house.

6. The House We Grew Up In

This is one of the books I am most interested in about. I have heard many great things about Lisa Jewell books. This one is about how a close knit family, until a tragedy pulls them apart and they end up having to go back to the house they grew up in.

5. Then She Was Gone

It is about a girl who disappeared ten years. And her mother has never given up hope of finding out what happened to her daughter. Then the mother meets a gentleman who has a daughter that looks identical to her missing daughter when she was her age.

4. The Family Upstairs

I haven’t read this book either, but it looks really spooky. It’s about a woman who is about to find the identity of her birth parents, but she is about to discover that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion.

3. Woman on the Edge

I saw this at a book store, and I was so intrigued by the cover and the tag line. I had to buy it. And the best part was it was on sale, too. I can’t wait to read it.

2. Girl on the Train

This book has been sitting on my bookshelf, and I keep on vowing that I’m going to read this by the end of the year. A lot of reviewers are comparing this to the next Gone Girl. This is one of the books I’m really interested in, so I didn’t want to look it up online. I got this book because I’m scared of trains, so I thought it would make this book much more scarier than what it actually is. I can’t wait to watch the movie.

  1. The Time Traveler’s Wife

I’ve seen this movie a few times, and I loved it. The first time I watched it, I had no idea it was based on a book. It’s about a guy who has a genetic disorder that allows him to time travel. Which results in his wife feeling lonely and out of sync dealing with his absences.

Top Ten Tuesdays #3

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was 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.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s theme is cover freebie (choose your own topic, centred on books cover or cover art). So, with that in mind, I am going to talk about my books with blue covers. I was going to pick yellow, but I saw that in a few weeks it will be showcasing Autumn coloured covers. I decided to save those colours for that week. I then realized that I have a lot of blue book covers.

So here we go… No particular order.

10. You Can Heal Your Life

I haven’t read this book, but I love anything Louis Hay. This book is about finding and changing your life. It’s about learning to believe in yourself.

9. The Now Effect

Another book I haven’t gotten a chance to read, but this is about mindfulness, and being present.

8. You Are A Badass Every Day

This is on my To Be Read List. I have read her first two books, and they were amazing books. This book just seems to remind us that we are powerful, and unstoppable.

7. Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It

These are journal entries about how reading Eat Pray Love has inspired people to make changes in their lives. I have started reading this book, but I will definitely pick it up again, because it was quite insightful.

6. Make Your Bed

I have always been one to make my bed every morning. In this book McRaven mentions how by starting your day with completing a simple task, it allows you to keep on completing the next task, followed by another task. I really enjoyed this book.

5. Everything is F*cked: A Book

This book is on my To Be Read List. And I am so excited to read it!

4. 101 Life Lessons Without the Bullsh*t

I loved reading this book. It was so simple, yet so inspiring. I highly recommend reading this book.

3. Make Miracles in Forty Days

I love reading Melody Beattie books. She is someone who has been through many struggles in her life, and was able to inspire many people, including me.

2. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

I received this book as a Christmas present. I really enjoyed reading this book, because it was quite educational and gave me insight into the business world.

  1. Freedom Seeker

This is another book on my To Be Read List. I used to be a huge worrier, but now I’m slowly learning to not worry as much. So this book looks like it would be helpful to continue to worry less.

Top Ten Tuesdays #2 (September 8th, 2020)

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was 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.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s theme is Books for My Younger Self, (These could be books you wish you had read as a child, books younger you could have really learned something from, books that meshed with your hobbies/interests, books that could have helped you go through events/changes in your life, etc.)

  1. A Wrinkle In Time

I read this book for the first time, two years ago. I had wished I had read it years ago. It’s about a group of neighbourhood kids that band together by travelling through space and time to save the world from unprecedented times. My boyfriend and I read this book together and we watched the movie together, too.

2. A Little Princess

My sister and I watched this movie all the time, but we never read the book together. Although this is on my To Be Read List. The movie taught me the true value of family and friendship.

3. Matilda

I had wished my sister and I had read this book together, but we watched the movie, like a million times. But I hope we have the chance to enjoy this book together with my niece. I wished I had read this book when I was younger. But the movie has taught me valuable lessons of friendship and how it’s okay to be different from your family. It also showed me and inspired me the importance of being a book worm.

4. The BFG

BFG is short for Big Friendly Giant. I wished I had read this book when I was young, too. I read this a few years back with my boyfriend, and we really enjoyed it.

5. Charlotte’s Web

I read this book when I was in grade seven. I loved it so much. I had asked my mom to buy me the DVD and the book for a Christmas present. I loved this book because of how it reminds me about friendship and hard work.

6. You Are A Badass

I wish I read this book many years ago, because it talks about acknowledging how awesome you are, and how you shouldn’t doubt yourself. There were times throughout my life where I have doubted myself, forgetting how awesome I truly am.

7. You Are A Badass At Making Money

I wished I had read this book in middle school, because then I could have had a better understanding of money and how it works. I would have saved up more money throughout my life.

8. 101 Simple Truths For A Better Life

This has been one of my favourite books that I have read in the past two years, or so. What I love about it was how simple it is. The advice is what everyone needs to hear.

9. The Ripple Effect

I first read this book a few weeks before I was going to college. I wanted to be prepared because it taught me how by changing just one of these habits, it will spill over into the other areas of my life. I just wished this book was available sooner.

10. Little House in the Big Woods

I enjoyed reading this series with my mom. It made me really appreciate the hardships that my grandparents and great grandparents had to go through. This book also makes me appreciate the simpler things in my life. It reminds me that by working together, you can accomplish so much.

Top Ten Tuesdays #1

Hey, everyone! I am excited to partake in my first Top Ten Tuesdays.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was 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.

This blogger would assign a new list every week. Although she does say that it is okay to not have a list of 10, if you can’t find 10 books. This week’s theme is books that make you hungry. It could have food on the cover, have food in the title, have some recipes, or mention food in the book.

So, without further ado, here is my list…

10. Cooking Up A Business

I originally bought this with the intention of perhaps wanting to open our restaurant one day, but our goals have changed over the years. And the way things are going, it’s almost like the restaurant service/industry is almost a dying business.

9. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

I enjoy reading this book, because I love drinking tea, and hosting tea parties. This book makes me hungry of their tea parties, and how she eats a magical cake to make herself grow.

8. James and the Giant Peach

This was my sister’s favourite Roald Dahl’s favourite, so growing up this was also my favourite book, too. I always had to be like my sister. But now that I have explored into my own self. I actually really enjoy BFG (Big Friendly Giant), and Matilda.

7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I absolutely loved this book growing up, too. I also love chocolate, who doesn’t?!

6. The Chef

I got this book for my boyfriend. He really enjoyed it. It’s all revovles around a food truck owner. And there’s even recipes included from the food truck menu. It’s mostly Mardi Gras food, so that would be fun to make one day.

5. Eat Pray Love

This book always makes me hungry. She travels to Italy, so she consumes a lot of pasta, and they even have gelato (ice cream) for breakfast. I can empathize with her because she mentions how she has been gaining weight since she first traveled out there.

4. CRAVE!

I enjoy buying and using cooking books. I bought this one because it’s all about comfort food. I love making comfort foods, it is one of the best things to make.

3. Desserts

Because stressed spelt backwards is desserts. I enjoy baking, too. I love making chocolate chip cookies, and I would love to master brownies.

2. Potatoes

I love making potatoes because there are so many different ways to cook and bake them. The possibilities are endless.

  1. Soups

My favourite thing to cook is soups. I am so happy that soup season is upon us. I’m going to try various soups this season.