Top Ten Tuesday: Top New Series I Want to Start

As always, TTT is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic: top ten new series I want to start!


1) Fifth Wave series by Rick Yancy: Thanks to my mom, I already have the first two books sitting on my shelf. Just need to read!



2) The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan: Been meaning to read this for years



3) Legend series by Marie Lu: About time I start this



4) The Legion series by Kami Garcia: Looks awesome!



5) The Brilliance series by Marcus Sakey: I’m intrigued.



6) Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz: I’ve had the first one sitting on my shelf forever, just need to start!



7) The Program series by Suzanne Young: More YA dystopia? I’m there!



8) Pure series by Juliana Baggott: I liked Baggot’s other book, The Madam, and want to read more.



9) Skylark trilogy by Meagan Spooner: Been on my list for a while now.



10) The Perfectionists series by Sara Shephard: Shepard’s new series that I plan to start very soon.




Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’ve Been Told I Must Read

As always, TTT is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic: top ten books I’ve been told I MUST read. In no particular order.


1. Cutting For Stone

2. The Help

3. Gone Girl

4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

5. Oryx and Crake

6. As I Lay Dying

7. The Tiger’s Wife

8. Let the Great World Spin

9. The Poisonwood Bible

10. The Things They Carried

Top Ten Tuesday: Other Types of Stories

As always, TTT is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic: other types of stories (tv, movies, etc.) I’m breaking down my Top Ten Favorite TV Shows, in no particular order.

1. Fringe

-Confession: I haven’t actually watched the very last episode. I’m planning to rewatch the last season..eventually.

2. Parks and Recreation

-Just consistently funny from start to finish.

3. Firefly

-Finally got around to watching it this year…so good!

4. Games of Thrones

-Nothing much to be said here.

5. Battlestar Galactica (reboot)

-I only have a few more episodes of this, but this is definitely one of my very favorite shows, though it’s often dark and intense.

6. The League

-The boyfriend got me into this one. Why else would I have started watching a show about Fantasy Football when I don’t even like football? But it’s not really about football, mostly just a bunch of dudes trash-talking each other. Super funny.

7. The Office (U.S.)

-Finally watched the last season last week and man were those last couple episodes before the finale good!

8. Shameless (U.S.)

-I’m only on season two, but I’m really enjoying this one!

9. True Detective

-Only one season in, but it was killer.

10. The O.C.

-Hands up: who didn’t wish they lived in their own pool house in California after watching this one?

Honorable Mentions:

11. Gossip Girl

-Deliciously glitzy fun. Even if I still haven’t watched the second half of the last season.

12. Heroes

-This show had really great potential, even if it got away from that. Still haven’t watched the last season.

13. Pretty Little Liars

-It may not be great tv, but it sure is entertaining.

What do you think of my picks? What are some of your favorite shows?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things on My Bookish Bucket List

As always TTT is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topics: top ten things on my bookish bucket list.

1. Hit 500 blog followers — this will likely happen very soon and when it does…watch for a GIVEAWAY!

2. Meet John Green

3. If I ever publish my book about Tesla, I want the Oatmeal to talk about me…write a comic, mention me to his readers, something… (this might not be bookish, but it kind of fits)

4. Read 100 books in one year…I think this is kind of impossible with a full-time job and you know, activities that aren’t reading

5. Go to a book conference/fair and come home with a suitcase full of free books

6. Finish all the books I own

7. Meet Carlos Ruiz Zafon

8. Meet Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

9. Get a book I write on a blog book release tour

10. Hit 1,000 blog followers (which I’m sure will also have its own mega giveaway or something

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Places to Read

As always, TTT is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic was a REWIND, so I chose the past topic of favorite places to read.

1. Couch: I probably read here 90% of the time.

2. Bed: I always try and read just a few pages before bed. I don’t read in bed all that much, because being in my bed at all causes me to fall asleep.

3. Coffee Shops: I love being within literal feet of tasty drinks and treats.

4. Libraries: Sooo easy to concrete here, because it’s so silent.

5. Airplanes: I hate flying. Both the actual plane-in-the-air part and the whole experience of it, so the one bright spot I can always look forward to it plugging in my headphones and tearing through some major pages.

6. Beach: I like the beach, but I almost always find the water too cold. I love laying out with a book, even though it’s kind of hard to find a comfortable spot.

7. Pool: Pretty much the same as above.

8. The back office at work: Thirty minutes to do what I want and why not spend in reading a good book?

9. Really anywhere outside: I love the feeling of the sun warming my face and hair as I get lost in a book.

10. Waiting in line: Makes everything go by so much faster.