Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read First In 2015

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is one of my favorites, because while I read a lot of debut authors every year, there are always authors I’ve checked out for the first time. While I don’t usually read as many of these new-t0-me authors as the debut novelists, I’m thrilled to share the ones that made […]


Top Ten 2016 Debut Novels We Want to Read

top ten 2016 debut novels

It’s December, which means that it’s all about end-of-year roundups about the best books of 2015 and stories looking forward to a brand-new publishing year with 2016. We’re starting out the month with a Top Ten Tuesday featuring ten titles we can’t wait to read. Now, there are at least 90 more books we *want* […]


Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read This Past Year

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about quotes. Since we usually post quotes on Mondays, we skipped that this week in favor of the TTT. Here are top ten quotes from some of my favorite reads of the past year. I could’ve made all ten from SIX OF CROWS, I loved it so much, but […]


Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Wishes We’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Us

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a book genie that would grant any of our bookish dreams? It’s so fun to imagine what wishes to ask the book genie to grant. The sky is the limit, this is not Aladdin’s Genie or “I Dream of Jeannie.” No, the book genie grants all of our […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Dream Author Duos

Dream Author Duos

This week’s top ten is a lot of fun. We have a lot of authors that we love and it would be heavenly to imagine some of them collaborating on books. Several YA authors have already worked together to produce some interesting books. Who can forget John Green and David Levithan famously writing “Will Grayson,Will […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Tropes We Want to Stop Reading About

For this week’s top ten we’re looking at those things that we can’t stand in YA books. There are more, but Sandie and I narrowed the list down to just ten. We understand why authors rely on some of these tried and true tropes, but we also think they’re tired and wish we could quit […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Finished Series We Have YET to Finish

Top Ten Series We Haven't Finished

This week’s top ten is probably easier for me (Diana) than it is for Sandie. I have slowed down on my reading a LOT over the last year and a half. My kids graduated in 2014 and 2015, and I just wanted to spend more time with them instead of reading (I know it’s blasphemy […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters We Just Didn’t Click With

It’s bound to happen, even in the best of books, there are characters that we just don’t click with. There are all kinds of reasons that this happens. Sometimes there are characters that are popular, but for whatever reason, it doesn’t happen for me. In other books, the characters are just not lovable, and it’s […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Our Syllabus for “The Female Heroine 101″

With school already beginning in many parts of the country, we get to think about the books we would include on our syllabus if we taught the class¬† “The Female Heroine 101.”¬† Literature is filled with many strong female protagonists. These females are heroines in every sense of the word. They embody strength, courage, honor, […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Our Auto-buy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday

This week our top ten list is about our Auto-buy authors. We all have them — the authors we enjoy so much that we pre-order anything they write, no matter the genre or the plot. We don’t care, just give us their books! 1. Rainbow Rowell: As far as I’m concerned, Rowell could write the […]