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Top Ten Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Over at The Broke and the Bookish the theme of the day is Top Ten Books If You Are In The Mood For…(they went with Sci Fi, it’s a pretty good list so make sure you check it out!).   For my list I’ve decided to go with a Top Ten Books If You Are In The Mood For Something A Little Different!

green teen cover

This book has some tasty looking recipes in it!

f in exams book cover

This book is great when you need a break from actual studying, its filled with very wrong (but pretty funny) answers people have given on test.

audacity book cover

This history fiction written in verse very different from anything I’ve read before but I’m so glad I did read it.  When you are in the mood for something new try this book.

miss peregirns

This whole series is a little bit different and a whole lot of good!

the cure for dreaming

I confess I haven’t read this book yet but I’m hoping the book is as good as the cover.

alex crow

I have three words for you:  Bionic reincarnated crow.

society and solitude

Classics can be a great way to read something different!

girl with all the gifts

The tag line reads “The most original thriller you will read this year”.

noggin book cover

A story based around a teen’s head being preserved and placed onto someone else’s body.  I did say this was a different list!

diy braids cover

Yeah this one is for me.  I’m pretty lazy when it comes to fixing my hair but i’m hoping this book inspires me to try something different.

What kinda books do you look for when you want to read something a little different?  Let me know in the comments.  Check back Thursday for my Book Spotlight!





Leaping into the new week!

leap day

Yes that title is cheesy but come on we only get to make leap day jokes once every 4 years so I had to do it.  Oh and I can’t forget to wish all those Leap Day babies a Happy Birthday!  You deserve 4 years worth of cake…

harry potter cake

(Side note: I so want a Harry Potter themed cake for my next birthday!)  Tomorrow I’ll be posting a new Top Ten Tuesday, Wednesday a Book Spotlight!, and Friday a fun filled Fun Fact Friday!  Busy week planned so make sure you check back often!

Fun Fact Friday!

SOOOO SORRY!! I know it has been a while since I posted.  Unfortunately we have had some particularly nasty weather down here that has messing up my work schedule.   But hey it’s Friday and I think it is about time we brought back everyone’s favorite Fun Fact Friday!  Today’s Fun Fact is…

texas fun fact



Yup it is a real place.  With an official Wikipedia page too.  How odd.

Check back next week when I will be doing a Book Spotlight! on The Program by Suzanne Young.  Be safe this weekend!

Top Ten Tuesday!


Happy Top Ten Tuesday everyone! It’s a free week over at The Broke and the Bookish.  So instead of doing the usual list i’m going to talk to you about the Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice Award.  Every year a list of nominees is announced and teens all over Louisiana pick at least two books to read.  Then in January they get to vote on the winner.  This not only recolonizes outstanding authors but gets teens more active in reading.  With 2016 voting almost over I thought I would list the 2017 Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice Award nominees because while only Louisiana high school students can vote all of the books chosen are so good and worth reading.

Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice 2017 

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith
100 sidways miles cover









Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski 

don't even think about it cover


Fake ID by Lamar Giles

fake id cover


How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

how it went down cover


I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

ill-give-you-the-sun book cover


Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

nearly gone cover


Red Rising by Pierce Brown

red rising cover


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

to all the boys i've loved before


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

we were liars


When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds, photographs by Michael Frost

when i was the greatest

What are you reading?

book geek

Hey everyone!  Just wanted to check in on this gloomy kinda Monday (it’s been gross looking outside all day today here) to ask what are you reading?  Personally i’m reading two books right now:  Popular a memoir: Vintage wisdom from a modern geek by Maya Van Wagenen and A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (ok technically i’m listening to this not reading it).  Both will be featured in upcoming Book Spotlights!  But what about you?  What are you reading or listening to?  Let me know in the comments below and check back tomorrow for Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday!


Greetings! Today is Tuesday so of course it is time for another Top Ten Tuesday!  Make sure you check out The Broke and the Bookish‘s list of Top Books They Have Recently Added To Their TBR List.  As for me today I will be doing a Top Five Books That Have Recently Appeared On My Desk!  Click below to figure out what i’m talking about. Continue reading