Top Ten Tuesdays #19 – January 5th, 2021

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 http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/ in your Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week is most anticipated book releases in 2021. Although I was planning on cutting back on spending money on books this year, I would love to see if my library has any of these.

  1. The Push

This is a debut novel by Ashley Audrain who is a local Canadian author. It is about a new mother who fears that her new baby doesn’t behave like the other children do. But her husband convinces that their daughter is just fine. But the more he tries to convince her that their daughter is fine, the more she doesn’t believe him. She begins to question her own sanity. But then life changes in an instant which makes her face the truth. This book is said to be a psychological page turner.

2. A Promised Land

This book explores Obama’s political career, to his reflections as America’s 44th President. I am really interested in reading this book. I heard many great things about Michelle Obama’s Becoming, although that is on my To Be Read List, too.

3. Pretty Little Wife

Another author’s debut novel. Lila and her husband live in a college town. This town there was a student who seemed to have vanished a few months ago. Now, Lila’s husband has gone missing. Although people seem to think that this is just a terrible coincidences. Everyone in the town is worried except for Lila. The police are seeking a connection, if there is any. Lila is confused about the disappearance of her missing husband, because she was the last person to see his body, and now he is gone.

4. Home Body

Kaur is always embracing growth, and self love. This book is filled with raw and honest poems about the past, present, and the journey of oneself.

5. The Greatest Secret

This is the fifth book, and it is about how your thoughts are more powerful than they appear to be. They shape our lives, because whatever we think will eventually happen to us. I would love to read the other four before I pick this book up.

6. The 4% Fix: How One Hour Can Change Your Life

I am really excited because I am slowly regaining my time management skills. I have thought about creating a “Power Hour” for myself, even before I heard about this book, so it’s exciting to read something you have already thought of. Although so far my Power Hour, is currently known as Chore Hour, which is what I used to spend time getting my chores down, and prepping dinner.

7. The Wrong Family

Juno moves in with this Winnie and Nigel Crouch, who appear to have the perfect house, marriage and son. As the days pass, she soon sees the cracks in everything, that everything isn’t as perfect as they seem. Juno overhears a chilling conversation between Nigel and Winnie, and she knows she shouldn’t continue eavesdropping, but she couldn’t stop. She realized that she has an opportunity to make this right, since she is a retired therapist. Although you would be wrong if Juno doesn’t have any secrets of her own.

8. Is This Anything?

Is This Anything? written by Jerry Seinfeld. For some reason, I had trouble downloading a photo of the book, but feel free to Google it. In this book, he has divided his sketches and monologues into a decades, ranging from the 70s to present. Although this was another book that was actually published in October 2020.

9. The Last Days of John Lennon

I haven’t actually read a James Patterson book before, but my mom, and Grandparents love reading his stories. I love The Beatles since my Mama would love listening to them throughout my childhood. I studied The Beatles in my music classes throughout elementary school, and I still remember those lessons. It was a lot of fun studying various musicians who had paved a way so our music can exist today, such as The Beach Boys and Elvis Presley. I am excited to read this book. Although when I was researching this book, I noticed that it was published near the end of last year.

10. Badass Habits: Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick

I ran out of books that will be released next year, but this book was published on December 1st, 2020. It focuses on how we can train ourselves to be better, and make better habits. There are even a 21 day challenge on how to get started with our habits.

Photo Credits: Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesdays #7

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 topic is super long book titles.

10. How to Win Friends and Influence People

9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck

7. You Are a Badass How to Stop Doubting Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

6. How to Have a Great Career, Find Your Passion, Achieve Your Goals, Love Your Goals

5. You Are a Badass at Making Money Master the Mindset of Wealth

4. The Happiness Project Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean my Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

3. You Are a Badass Every Day How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest For Transformation Unstoppable

2. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

  1. A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind

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.