Top Ten Tuesdays #22 – January 26th, 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 about New-to-Me Authors in 2020. Although because I didn’t really read many new authors last year. I am starting to branch out into new authors this year.

  1. Robert Galbraith
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Author is known for Cormoran Strike series. In case you haven’t heard, this is J.K. Rowling under a writing pseudonym. Her writing has evolved since the Harry Potter series, since these books are for mystery, not fantasy like the Harry Potter series were. These books are more for adults, instead of children.

2. Gillian Flynn

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I have finally read my first Gillian Flynn’s books. I really enjoyed this book, despite already seeing the movie, and knowing what was going to happen in the book. I can’t wait to read her other books.

3. Janet Fitch

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I finally read this book. I loved it so much. I have been wanting to read this book for a very long time. It was amazing, but heart wrenching, too. I admire Janet Fitch’s writing, because it was so beautifully poetic, it was like reading a long poem.

4. Shari Lapena

I borrowed this book from my Grandma. I am glad I did. I realized that she is a fellow Canadian, like me. I am excited to read her books.

5. Karen M. Manus

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This was my first book I have read of Karen’s, she is an amazing author. She mostly writes mystery, and suspense books. I have really enjoyed her books. They really do put me on the edge of my seat. She is best known for her book, One of us is Lying.

6. D.M. Pulley

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This was an amazing mystery, suspense story. It takes place in a haunted house. D.M. Pulley writes about suspense books, so I have added them to my To Be Read List.

7. Cristin Terrill

I loved reading this book so much. She had an interesting writing approach. Terrill’s idea was to write about it from Daniel’s perspective, so the reader had to decide from themselves, of whether or not Daniel was lying, or telling the truth.

8. Erin Falconer

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This was an inspiring book, it was one of the first books I read during the first lockdown. It was really helpful. It was sitting on my book shelf for awhile, before I got around to read it.

Unfortunately those are the only new to me authors I have read this year, and last year. I did a lot of re-reads last year, especially with my Harry Potter books. I love those books, but alas, I have to put those books on hold for the time being, since I have a never ending To Be Read List.

Top Ten Tuesdays #18 – December 29th, 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 http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/ in your Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week we are discussing our favourite books of 2020. I’m not sure if this specifically includes books that were published in 2020, or just our general favourite books in 2020. I unfortunately, didn’t read any books that were published in 2020, but here is my list of the favourite books I have read this year.

I started making even more time for reading in March. I have always been a reader, but I was able to make more time for reading with the whole lockdown.

  1. Educated

This book was such an inspiration because it shows how determined people are to go after their dreams. It’s an easy reminder of how fortunate we are to have access to an education, because there a lot of people in the world who don’t have access to an education.

2. White Oleander

I finally got around to reading this book. Although to be fair, when it first came out I was only five years old. Despite that this book was heartbreaking, I think Janet Fitch is an amazing writer, it’s almost like a long poem, it was so beautifully written. It is also sad that some people live like that.

3. No One’s Home

This was the perfect thriller. I loved every moment of it. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves thriller and mystery.

4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

I reread my Harry Potter series (again!). To me, these books never get old. I read them at the start of the pandemic, because these books have the ability to always calm me down. I always enjoy reading them again. I also watched the movies after I finished the books. It was a fun marathon. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is my favourite Harry Potter book.

5. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I wasn’t planning on reading this book, because I was waiting to watch the play first. I’m normally a read it first kind of gal, but I really wanted to watch the play not knowing much of the play. I was supposed to watch the play in October of this year, but the whole pandemic postponed the show. I hope I’ll be able to see it soon. I read it this summer because I was already doing a reread of the series, so I figured it seemed fitting. I am focusing on reading the other books on my bookshelves. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was nice knowing what happened to the majority of the main characters.

6. Gone Girl

I have seen this movie twice, and I have finally gotten around to reading the book. It was still fun reading the book, despite already watched the movie. It’s a scandalous mystery, thriller. It makes me want to read her other books.

7. Cuckoo’s Calling

This was my first time reading these books, I had a lot of fun reading them. This series was written by J.K. Rowling I think the reason why these books weren’t as popular as Harry Potter series were was because when these books were released no one knew J.K. Rowling wrote these books, and when they found it was her, they tried comparing these books to Harry Potter. These books are nothing like Harry Potter, but nonetheless, still enjoyable. This series is about a private detective, Cormoran Strike, and him solving cases with his assistant Robin.

8. The Couple Next Door

I love reading mystery books, and this was an amazing read. I borrowed it off of my Grandma, I’m so glad I did. I enjoyed the ending, and thought it was well done.

9. The Happiness Project

I have always enjoyed reading this book. I have been reading this book on and off for the past six years. I finally confident enough in myself to make my own Happiness Project. I am super excited for that.

10. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I enjoyed reading this series, although I was looking forward to watching the series, but with Warner Bros. Production have requested Johnny Depp to resign, I don’t think I can support Warner Bros. after their decision. But the books are really amazing!

Top Ten Tuesdays #11

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 Book Titles That Would Make Great Song Titles.

I tried to used books that I haven’t used before.

10. You Do You

9. The Cuckoo’s Calling

8. Now Effect

7. Eat Pray Love

6. Wild

5. 12 Rules For Life

4. The Pocket Book of Hygge

3. The Notebook

2. The Best of Me

  1. Then She Was Gone

WWW Wednesdays – August 19th, 2020

It’s another WWW Wednesdays, it’s where I discuss what books I have been reading, by answering the following questions;

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I read next?

So far, I have completed reading 10 books, which means I have to read another 10 books before September 1st, to complete The 20 Books of Summer 2020 Challenge.

  1. What have I finished reading?

I finished this book, and I can’t wait to read the next book, that comes out in September.

2. What am I currently reading?

I can’t wait to start this book (again) tonight. I am rereading because I haven’t watched the movie yet. I like to read the book before the movie. I am excited for my reread and to watch the film.

3. What will I read next?

I loved this book. It is a really good one to reread because it reminds me to be fun, and how to be my own person.

WWW Wednesdays – August 12, 2020

Hi there! It’s another Wednesday, so that means another WWW Wednesdays.

The three W’s stand for
1. What have I finished reading?
2. What am I currently reading?
3. What will I read next?

  1. What have I finished reading?

This is an amazing series. I love it.

2. What am I currently reading?

3. What will I read next?

I have read this book before and have even met the author. It is an amazing read. I wanted to reread it because I prefer reading the book, before watching the movie. I haven’t seen the movie yet. I should be able to watch it the movie this weekend perhaps.

WWW Wednesdays – August 5th, 2020

Hi everyone. It’s another Wednesday which means another WWW Wednesday!

The three W’s answer three questions,
1. What have I finished reading?
2. What I am currently reading?
3. What will I read next?

  1. What have I finished reading?

2. What I am currently reading?

3. What will I be reading?

WWW Wednesdays – July 29, 2020

For those who don’t haven’t seen this post before, it’s where I post about what I have been reading.

The 3 W’s represent the following questions…

  1. What I finished reading?
  2. What I am currently reading?
  3. What I will read next?
  1. What I finished reading?

2. What am I reading?

3. What will I be reading next?

Career of Evil

WWW Wednesdays – July 22nd, 2020

I have read another book for my 20 Books of Summer 2020. I have only read seven books so far, but now that I have more time to myself, I will be able to catch up.

This idea came from Cathy 746 Books Blog. The goal is read 20 books from your To Be Read List throughout the summertime. If you don’t have the time, then you can make it your 10, or 15, or any other number of books for the summer. It began on June 1st, and ends on September 1st.

In case of some of you haven’t seen a post like this before, this post answers the following questions…

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I read next?
  1. What have I finished reading?

I really enjoyed this story. I am looking forward to reading more of these stories, and to watch the movies, as well.

2. What I am currently reading?

I started reading this book yesterday, and wow! I love it. It is quite a page turner and a really good start to the series. This is written by J.K. Rowling, so it was fascinating to read especially right after I have finished Harry Potter.

3. What will I be reading next?

This is the second book of the series. These books have been developed into a TV show series, which I am going to start watching after I finished these books first.

I like to read books using my imagination first.

WWW Wednesdays – July 15, 2020

Every Wednesday, (except for yesterday) I write a post displaying and highlighting the books I have been reading.

I absolutely loved the Fantastic Beasts series. I can’t wait to watch the movies. I finally made time to read the books, so now I can watch the films. I’m a read the book first, then watch the movie kind of gal. I was always in school when the movies were released, so I was never able to partake in those adventures. But I can’t wait to see how the movies play out.

  1. What I have finished reading?
This is a fantastic read!

2. What I am currently reading?

3. What will I read next?

I cannot wait to read this book. Some people may not know this but this another book that J.K. Rowling has written, but she used a pseudonym, instead of her real name. This book is part of a series, and it also has its very own TV show.