TTT: 2016 Faves

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year.”

  1. Once Was a Time by Leila Sales
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    Absolutely brilliant! Sales’ prose is lovely, the friendships described are beautiful, and time is “like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.”
  2. Starflight by Melissa Landers
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2
    I was skeptical about this book – YA sci-fi romance could be great, or it could suck. But, I read a review that said this one would scratch the Firefly itch, so I gave it a shot. I’m so glad I did! The story reads like a season of a TV show – rather episodic, with an overarching story, and definitely set up for a sequel. The characters are fun, the romance is a slow burn (so much better than instalove), and the plot, though episodic, is engaging. Now I have to wait a year for the sequel. 😦
  3. Adulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection by Sarah Andersen
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    I’m a bit too old / conservative to be a Millennial, but I could still relate to enough of these cartoons to LOL multiple times.
  4. The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde by Shannon and Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham.
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    I bought this as a Valentine’s Day gift for my daughter. She adores the cute purple bunnies!
  5. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro.
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    See my review here.
  6. Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins.
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    Original review in April, 2016: 3 Stars. A bit of a letdown after loving Rebel Belle and Miss Mayhem. Harper and David’s relationship was a highlight of the other books, but they spend the majority of this book apart. Also, I didn’t remember Harper being quite so judgmental. She complained about everything! I missed Amy Rubinate’s fabulous narration as well. Maybe I should’ve waited for the audiobook.

    Audiobook re-read review in June, 2016: My original review holds true, but Amy Rubinate’s narration adds a star!

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TTT: 2nd Quarter 2016 TBR

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Ten Books On My Spring TBR.


  1. Evie Brooks in Central Park Showdown by Sheila Agnew
  2. Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley
  3. Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
  4. Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
  5. The Hollow by Agatha Christie


  1. Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins
  2. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
  3. Death of a Poison Pen by M. C. Beaton
  4. Death of a Bore by M. C. Beaton
  5. Death of a Dreamer by M. C. Beaton

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TTT: Songs

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “This week is all about music & books. We previously did books we’d give theme songs to so feel free to do that! Or 10 songs I wish that were books (check out my love songs I wish were books for an example of what I mean) — Thanks to the couple people who suggested making this one an official topic. I don’t know why I hadn’t…I think I thought my post WAS for TTT in my head when I thought back to it.”

This is how my weird brain works – book titles / covers often make me think of songs and said songs then get stuck in my head. For this list I am not including books that are purposefully named after songs (I’m looking at you cozy mysteries).


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