Top 10 Tuesday #19 (August 18/20): Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors

Hello my fellow bookworms! It’s Tuesday, not Tuesday (they both start with the same letter, I’m sure that counts for something, am I right?!) but I’ve decided to do this week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic anyway. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is, as you have probably guessed, Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors, AKA authors whose books you will buy no matter what, or even before knowing what it’s about. Not sure if I’ll be able to fully complete this list, but here goes! In no particular order:

Author Jennifer Armentrout

1. Jennifer L. Armentrout

I have yet to read most of her NA books, but I have read a lot of her YA novels, and I know that I’d definitely pick up anything she writes! From paranormal romance and fantasy to suspenseful romance and thrillers, her books are great! Always look forward to things she writes.

2. Cassandra Clare

Author Cassandra Clare

I absolutely love her Shadowhunter books (AKA The Mortal Instruments, The Internal Devices, etc) and although I have yet to read her middle grade fantasy The Iron Trial, (co-written with Holly Black) I definitely will buy anything this author releases.

Marissa Meyer3. Marissa Meyer

The Lunar Chronicles are amazing. Like, really, I just love the books. They are full of creativity, action, romance, and they’re retellings of awesome fairytales, so how could I not? I honestly need more from this author!!

4. Sarah J. MaasSarah J. Maas

I’ve read her Throne of Glass series & A Court of Thorns and Roses (the first book in a new series of the same name) and you can bet that I will be reading more from her, no questions asked! I loved all the books I’ve read from her so far, her writing and worldbuilding is amazing, and I always fall in love with the characters! ❤

Rick Riordan pic5. Rick Riordan

This author is simply awesome! I love all the books I’ve read by him, especially the Heroes of Olympus and the Percy Jackson series. His books, generally focusing on different kinds of mythology are always guaranteed to be an amazing adventure.

6. Tahereh MafiTahereh Mafi

After reading this author’s Shatter Me series, I am definitely going to be auto-buying any of her future novels! Her writing is so unique, and I love how much development her characters went through in Shatter Me. I’d love to gobble up this author’s novels, no questions asked!

C.C Hunter pic7. C.C. Hunter

Maybe it’s just me, but I find that there’s hardly any bloggers who’ve read this author’s works, which truly is a shame. I really enjoyed both her Shadow Falls and the first two books of the Shadow Falls: After Dark series and will go as far as to put her on my auto-buy list. She is an author not to be missed!

8. Patrick NessPatrick Ness

I haven’t read all of this author’s novels (only his Chaos Walking trilogy) but I do plan on reading more because he is a fantastic author! His books are gripping and I absolutely love his writing style. I hope to get to his novels A Monster Calls and More Than This asap!

Author Rainbow Rowell

9. Rainbow Rowell

I’ve only read 2 books by this author (although I am determined to change that by reading her other novels) and I loved them both; Eleanor and Park & Fangirl. Both were such amazing and touching reads, not to mention I loved the writing and characters.

10. Sarah DessenSarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen is amazing when it comes to contemporary! I haven’t read all her books but the ones I have I really enjoyed. They just always manage to put a smile on my face!


Wow, I honestly had no idea I’d actually be able to complete this list! But I did and I also have a few honorable mentions: Richelle Mead, Leigh Bardugo, Julie Kagawa, Susan Ee, Marie LuJ.K. Rowling. Along with those authors I’d also like to name a few authors I’ve recently discovered whose books may potentially be on my auto-buy list: Renee Ahdieh, Becky Albertalli, Francesca Zappia… and a few others I cannot remember at this moment. 🙂

So that’s it for my (belated) Top Ten Tuesday!! Let me know in the comments below if we share any authors in common, I’d love to hear from you! ❤

Analee 10

 

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Top Ten Tuesday #18 (August 11): Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

Hello! It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is, as you can guess, ten authors I’ve read the most from! This was kind of an eye-opener for some authors I’ve read from. 🙂 And for the first time in my days of doing TTT, I actually made the list in a specific order, instead of random. Lol! Also, just a little note; author names link to their Goodreads page. Anyway, let’s get to it!

Author Meg Cabot

1. Meg Cabot (31 books + 7 novellas read)

Looking back on it, I did kind of go on a Meg Cabot marathon kind of thing back in the old days! XD The books/series I’ve read of Meg Cabot: Princess Diaries series (10 books + 7 novellas), Mediator series (6 books), 1-800-Where-R-You? series (5 books), Heather Wells series (5 books), All-American Girl Duology (2 books), Airhead trilogy (3 books), Abandon trilogy (3 books), Teen Idol (Standalone), Pants on Fire (Standalone), Jinx (Standalone), and Avalon High (Standalone)

Wow, I can’t believe I’m only now noticing the number of Meg Cabot books I’ve read! 🙂 She is a great author though, so I’m not regretting these reads.

2. Rick Riordan (14 books)Rick Riordan pic

Ah, Rick Riordan. This list wouldn’t be complete without him. I’ve read his Percy Jackson & Heroes of Olympus series, as well as the Kane Chronicles and the Greek Gods book. They were all great reads, of course! 🙂 Can’t wait to read his upcoming novel, The Sword of Summer. (That’s what it’s called, right?)

Author Jennifer Armentrout

3. Jennifer L. Armentrout (16 books + 4 novellas)

Most of the books I’ve read from her are series; Covenant series (5 books +2 novellas), Lux series (5 books + 1 novella), and The Dark Elements series (3 books + 1 novella). I’ve also read her YA stand-alones; Cursed, Don’t Look Back and The Dead List. I have been meaning to read her NA With You saga and spin-off of the Covenant, The Return, but I haven’t gotten around to them yet.

4. Lemony Snicket (13 books)Lemony Snicket

The Series of Unfortunate Events is one of the series I’ve read in my childhood, boy, is it a long series! I remember enjoying them when I read them, although now I can’t say I’d feel the same. Who knows, I don’t plan on re-reading them anytime soon–I have too many books on my TBR for that! XD

Richelle Mead pic5. Richelle Mead (12 books)

I’ve read her Vampire Academy series (6 books) a bit back and earlier this year I also finished her VA spin-off series, Bloodlines (also 6 books). They’re great series, and I definitely can’t wait for Soundless, Richelle Mead’s upcoming novel!

6. P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast (12 books)P.C Cast and Kristin Cast

I’ve only read the House of Night series from these two authors (a long but interesting vampire-themed series) but I do plan on reading more from them!

Author Cassandra Clare

7. Cassandra Clare (10 books)

The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices are both awesome series, although I have to say I liked the latter more. I also really enjoyed The Bane Chronicles, stories told from the one and only Magnus Bane, of course. I have yet to read The Iron Trial, but I have a copy of it and I can’t wait to read it!

8. Sara Shepard (9 books read + 1 novella)Sara Shepard

I’ve only read the first five books of the PLL series and the first 4 books in The Lying Game series, as well as a Lying Game novella. I’ve been meaning to finish the PLL series, but to be honest I don’t see myself doing that anytime soon.

Sarah Dessen9. Sarah Dessen (8 books)

I own basically all of her YA books, but I do still have to read I think around 4 of them. One of my favorites so far is The Truth About Forever; it’s simply awesome! I can’t wait to read Sarah Dessen’s Saint Anything.

10. J.K. Rowling (7 books + 2 novellas)J.K Rowling

I’m talking about the Harry Potter series, of course, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. I’ve been meaning to read her other books, like The Casual Vacancy, but I haven’t really gotten around to it yet.

And now, I have a lot of honourable mentions: Melissa de la Cruz (7 books + 2 novellas), Julie Kagawa (6 books + 3 novellas), Michael Grant (6 books), Maggie Stiefvater (6 books), Lauren Oliver (5 books + 3 novellas), Sarah J. Maas (5 books), Nicholas Sparks (5 books), Lauren Kate (5 books + 1 novella), Stephenie Meyer (5 books), Marissa Meyer (3 books + 4 novellas), Patrick Ness (3 books + 3 novellas), Tahereh Mafi (3 books + 2 novellas) …and a bunch of other others I can’t remember at the moment. 🙂


So that’s it for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! What authors have you read the most from? Do we have any in common? Let me know in the comments below, or link your post!

Happy Tuesday! ❤

Analee 10

The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Book Tag

Hi! Today I have another tag, which I was tagged in by Casey @ Inspired by the Page & Raven @ Dreamy Addictions. Their blogs are great, and if you haven’t already, you must definitely check them out! So now, without further ado, The Secret Life of a Book Blogger book tag!

How long have you been a blogger?

I created my blog sometime in mid-February this year, but I’ve only been blogging for about 3 1/2 to 4 months. Does it show? XD

At what point do you think you will stop?

Never, if I have anything to do with it! Even though I’ve only been blogging for a while, blogging has become a huge part of my life and I can’t imagine not blogging. Maybe I might post less often, but I’d never completely stop! I have too many friends I’d lose if I stopped. 🙂

What is the best thing?

Interacting and making friends with other bloggers! I’ve made so many friends while blogging and that is the absolute best for sure! The WordPress blogging community is sooo welcoming, and bloggers always manage to put a smile on my face.

What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?

The worst thing… I don’t know, to be honest. I mean, I don’t really have any worries right now about blogging. I guess I sometimes used to feel pressured to post. I can’t quite say what I did to make it okay… I guess I just dealt with it by finishing up several posts in one day and having them ready for the following days. I don’t schedule things often though anymore. But don’t worry, I’m over all that now. 🙂 The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy oneself!

How long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?

Depends. For book reviews, not long, as I simply go to Goodreads and upload the book cover to my post. Probably 5 minutes at the most. For awards, not that long either, pretty much as long as it takes for the book reviews, I just go to Google Images and search up the award banner. If I feel like including pictures to go alongside my facts or answers, it might take a bit longer though, maybe 10 or 15 minutes? For tags, wrap-ups, hauls and the like, it takes much longer, because I create the graphics (banners) for them myself. It takes a while to get the background right, the text, and everything. I can’t exactly say how long they take. Here’s some examples of graphics I made myself:

I have lots of fun creating them!

Who is your book crush?

Crush? As in, singular? Umm, you all know by now that’s not possible for me. So here are several:

  • Warner from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Will from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
  • Jace from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  • Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Raffe from Angelfall by Susan Ee
  • Daemon from Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Seth from Covenant by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Aiden from Covenant by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Roth from Dark Elements by Jennifer L. Armentrout (LOL, don’t question the numerous guys created by Jennifer Armentrout. She’s queen at these kind of stuff!) XD
  • Peter from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Wes from The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Dorian from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • Chaol from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Yes, I’m choosing two characters from the same series. Deal with it!)
  • Mal from The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Darkling from The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo (Don’t you dare question it)
  • Gideon from Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
  • Noah from Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins
  • Logan from Defiance by C.J. Redwine
  • Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Kishan from Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck
  • Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Update July 25th 2015: 

  • Percy from Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  • Leo from Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  • Alex from Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Julian from Delirium by Lauren Oliver

I know I’m missing somebody… (even after, what, 20 people? LOL. I’m a very faithful and loyal person, I swear! Just not when it comes to book boyfriends. :P)

I’m getting carried away, aren’t I?

What author would you like to have on your blog?

Omg so many!!! Okay, for one, Sarah J. Maas for sure. And Cassandra Clare. And Jennifer Armentrout. And Kiera Cass. And Suzanne Collins. And John Green. And Leigh Bardugo. And Sarah Dessen. And Jenny Han. And Rainbow Rowell. And too many other to count. XD

What do you wear when you write your blog posts?

My pyjamas! I love my PJs. I usually write my blog posts in the morning or in the evening, both times when I’m in my PJs.

How long does it take you to prepare?

Well, to write a book review in one sitting, it would usually take around an hour, to get it completely perfected and edited. For shorter books, like novella, it would take me around 3o minutes, I guess. I don’t usually do tags in one sitting, so it may take several days for me to complete a tag. It depends though, if it’s a tag where it’s simply questions (and not questions that requires you to choose a book for a specific topic), then I guess I can complete it in an hour, at the most.

For wrap-ups, hauls and monthly book releases, it takes much longer (which is why I usually work on them in parts and in advance) because I have to look back on all the posts I’ve done in the month, and the books I have bought and downloaded, or in the case of monthly book releases, look into books I’m interested in being released the following month (and then download the covers for said books, get the Goodreads link, the date they’re being released, organize them on my post, etc.).

How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?

They are fantastic! And I can honestly, sincerely say that. They’re basically my family and friends, without the annoying part. 😉 I feel so close to so many bloggers (basically with every one I’ve talked to), and the blogging community is simply great.

What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?

Well, I guess it depends on your definition of ‘success’. And I’m no expert, I’m technically a newbie blogger, but I’m just going to repeat a few that I listed a few days ago on the blogger recognition award:

  • Interact with other bloggers. Like, comment and follow. Not only does it bring others to your blog, you get to make new friends and find inspiration for blog posts.
  • Blog about something you enjoy. This is so important!
  • Have fun!

Who do you tag?

I’m not sure who did or didn’t do this tag, so if I tag you and you already did it, simply leave the link to it below or ignore. 🙂 Otherwise, I’ll be looking forward to your answers!


 

So that’s it for this tag! Have a great weekend (what’s left of it, anyway)!

Analee 10

 

3 Days, 3 Quotes Book Tag (The Quote Challenge): Day 3

Hello! It is the last and final day of the 3 days, 3 quotes challenge (of which I was tagged to do by Books Over People & Raven @ Dreamy Addictions), for which I have a quote from The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. You can check out my quotes for Day 1 and Day 2 here and here.

   THE THREE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

The Truth About Forever_bookcover

The Truth About Forever Quote


So that concludes this book tag! It was a lot of fun to do, especially when I got to make the graphics for the quotes I picked. 🙂

So for the last three people, I tag:

Have fun!

Analee 10

Top 10 Tuesday #7 (May 26): Top Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer

Top 1o Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is top ten books that I plan to have in my beach bag this summer/great beach reads. I’ll be going with the former option, as I have way more beachy reads that I plan to read this summer than I have already read. 😀 (All book titles link to Goodreads)

P.S I Still Love You_bookcover1. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

No-brainer! After the heart-wrenching cliffhanger in the previous book To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, I’m dying to read this, and it just got released today. Probably going to get it on my upcoming book haul. 🙂

2. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan MatsonSince You've Been Gone_bookcover

I’ve been hearing a lot about this book, and it just screams ‘summer’ to me. How can I not bring this along in my beach bag?

Ugly Love_bookcover3.  Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Or any book by Colleen Hoover, really. I haven’t read any books by Colleen Hoover yet, so it doesn’t necesarily matter to me which book of hers will be packed!

4. On the Fence by Kasie WestOn the Fence

I already read this, but I really want to read this again. It was just such a sweet book, I can’t resist!

P.S I Love You_bookcover5. P.S I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

I loved Cecelia Ahern’s Love, Rosie, and as I currently have P.S I Love You waiting on my shelf, I’m looking forward to reading it!

6. Saint Anything by Sarah DessenSaint Anything_bookcover

I’ve been dying to read this, I have no idea why I haven’t already.

The Truth About Forever_bookcover7. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

I already read this, but I’d love to re-read this! It’s simply an amazing book!

8. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah OcklerThe Summer of Chasing Mermaids_bookcover

Seems like such a fun book! ❤

 

Untitled-49. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

Another fun, light read I will definitely pack in my beach bag.

10. Wait For You by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)Wait For You_bookcover

Jennifer Armentrout (writing as J. Lynn) is one of my favorite authors, and I can’t wait to read this New-Adult Contemporary Romance novel of hers, the first in the Wait For You series.

Honourable mentions: Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel, Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius

Of course, there are other books (like ACOTAR by Sarah J. Maas) that I’m going to be reading this summer, but these are the books I’ll be reading beach-wise, the fun, light, contemporary books.


So that’s it for this week’s Top 10 Tuesday! What are you planning on bringing along for the beach? Or what are you planning on reading this summer? Let me know in the comments below!

-A