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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes

There is a room in this school that no one knows about but me.

First line in A List of Cages by Robin Roe

I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday post, and we’re handling a favorite topic of mine this week: book quotes! I love writing down my favorite quotes from a book while I’m reading it, and then revisiting them months or years later to remind myself of why I loved the book.
As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl so head over there to check out future topics.
I’ve chosen to limit myself to one quote per book, as this would otherwise just be me quoting Fangirl and A Little Life. But let’s get started. Here are some of my favorite quotes!


From Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson – Feminism in Fantasy

She now understood that the world wasn’t kind to young women, especially when they behaved in ways men didn’t like and spoke truths that men weren’t ready to hear.


From A List of Cages by Robin Roe – On how much it hurts to miss someone

It’s strange how many ways there are to miss someone. You miss the things they did and who they were, but you also miss who you were to them. The way everything you said or did was beautiful or entertaining or important. How much you mattered.


From Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – What I wish everyone would understand about social anxiety

In new situations, all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you (and the ones you can’t Google).


From A Little Life by Hanya Yanigahara – No one has ever described the value of friendship better

Why wasn’t friendship as good as a relationship? Why wasn’t it even better? It was two people who remained together, day after day, bound not by sex or physical attraction or money or children or property, but only by the shared agreement to keep going, the mutual dedication to a union that could never be codified.


From The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith – Reading can be bad for you

The trouble with reading is it goes to your head. Read too many books and you get savvy. You begin to think you know which kind of story you’re in. Then some stupid git with a cosmic quill fucks you over.


From A Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne – A deep understanding of what it means to be lonely

It’s as if she understood completely the condition of loneliness and how it undermines us all, forcing us to make choices that we know are wrong for us.


From Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia – Again, a description of social anxiety that hits a little to close to home

When I was little, it was endearing. Now it’s strange. I should have grown out of it. I should want to be social. I should desire friends.”


From Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman – If you can’t relate to this, I want to know your secret

Forget solar energy – If you could harness denial, you could power the world for generations.


From The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley – Why do I picture this so vividly?

It’s good for a person to be terrorized by a goat. Hard to get high and might when there’s something chasing you for vegetables.


From The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – A depressing, but profound bit about childhood

When we are children, we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.

I love a good quote. I hope you enjoyed the post. Please, let me know if we share any favorite quotes. Happy reading!

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall 2020 TBR

“The man who called himself Bors, at least in this place, sneered at the low murmuring that rolled around the vaulted chamber like the soft gabble of geese.

First line in The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan

Apparently, it’s already fall here in 2020, so I guess it’s time to share my TBR for the season. To take a quick look back it my summer TBR, I’ve read 5 of the 8 books on that list, but I’m about the start the sixth. I’ve decided not to put the remaining two on my fall TBR because I don’t feel myself very inclined to pick them up at the moment. The books in question are There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Pool and Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky.

Based on that experience, I’m also going to stick with just 8 books on my seasonal TBRs instead of 10. Here are my choices in no particular order other than the order I thought of them in.


I really hope to read all of these in the next few months. There are quite a few exciting new releases coming up that I haven’t added to this list simply because I don’t know when I’m able to get a hold of them (library decides). They will take priority, though. And yes, it’s stressing me out very much. What do you plan to read in the fall?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Should Be A Movie/Show

“Even a perfect machine wasn’t built to go this fast.”

First line in Proxy by Alex London

The Top Ten Tuesday topic of today is one that is always fun to discuss: books that should be a movie/show. There’s just something very exciting about being able to watch your favorite book instead of just reading it, but as we have seen several (!) times, it doesn’t always work. There can be multiple reasons why but sometimes, we as readers just need to accept that not every book is adaptable.

Today, however, I’m sharing the books I think would definitely work as either a movie or a show and how that is. A lot of books are in the process of being adapted but I believe I’ve found 10 books that so far aren’t in the works.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl so head over there to check out the future topics.


Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

🎬 Movie

With Silver in the Wood you have the advantage of adapting a novella so you would probably not have to cut anything from the story at all. It might even give the writers the creative freedom to add some scenes that you don’t see in the book due to its single POV narrative and thereby expand the story. The movie doesn’t just become a copy of the book but actually adds to it without damaging the storyline.

The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith

🎬 Movie / 📺 Show

I’m undecided whether this is best as a movie or a show, but leaning towards movie. It’s a quite character-driven book so there aren’t that many ‘big events’ to fit into a 2-hour movie. I would just really love to see this library and how characters would pop out of books.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

📺 Show

It’s a series of 4 books (although still waiting for the fourth), but I think too much happen in each book to successfully adapt them into movies. There wouldn’t be time to develop the characters and make the audience care about them. It takes place in a very rich world so it would be a shame not to take advantage of that and use it to flesh out the characters a bit more. I’m also convinced this whole Roman inspired world would mean some very beautiful and aesthetically pleasing shots that I just need to see.

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

🎬 Movie

This just needs to be a thing. It’s the only book on my list that isn’t SFF so in comparison to the rest, this is easily adapted. Just go do it. The world needs more rom-coms that aren’t about straight people.

The Tarot Sequence by K. D. Edwards

📺 Show

In the future when this series has had some more books published, it would be the PERFECT show! There is so much of this world to explore. So many possibilities for the writers to create new content. It’s also a world that gives the creators immense opportunities to play around with sets and costumes in colorful variations. And it’s also incredibly diverse. I need this!

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

🎬 Movie

We need another YA dystopian (or utopian?), right? I think these books have some incredibly important messages about life, and therefore they need a bigger audience than just those of us who read. I also really want to see how creators would imagine this futuristic world where (almost) all of our problems are solved.

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

🎬 Movie

For me this could be an example of how a movie can make a book better because the writing style isn’t the thing being adapted. I’ve seen a few people have issues with Lynch’s style, myself included, but I think the story itself is strong and eventful enough to be a movie. So much action in this book. Fight scenes, deaths, heists. Then add in its very… colorful characters and a beautiful setting and you have a great action/adventure movie.

We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

🎬 Movie

A contemporary with a sci-fi twist should be easy to adapt. I really want to see it as a movie because it deals with some very heavy and important mental health topics. It also asks the question of whether you would want to save the world in its current state? Is it worthy of being saved? I think that is an interesting moral dilemma.

Sorcery of Thorns Margaret Rogerson

🎬 Movie

Please, I need this! I need to see the libraries. I need to see interactions between Elisabeth, Nathaniel and Silas.
Will it work as a movie? Yes, I believe so, but the hardest thing will be to capture the atmosphere that comes from Rogerson’s beautiful writing.

(Sorry that one was more me fangirling than an actual argument as to why it should be a thing)

Proxy by Alex London

🎬 Movie

Not gonna lie, it’s been a while since I read this one. It’s a YA dystopian which we have seen the market willing to adapt before. This one is especially relevant now as its main character is black and gay. And those aspects of his character aren’t even the focus of the story as far as I remember. That’s just who he is. That kind of character isn’t represented a whole lot, especially not in SFF, so I really want this to become a movie.


Those were 10 books I really wish would be adapted. I think some of them might have a shot in the future so crossing my fingers. Both that it will happen and that they will be good!
What are some books you really want to see adapted?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

“From the observation deck of the Eiffel Tower, the city was spread at Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood’s feet like a gift.”

First line in The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare

Hi, guys and welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday. Today we’re talking about the new releases coming in the remaining half of 2020 (yes, we still have a whole 6 months left of this hell year). Since I don’t care very much about new releases, my list is mainly made up of sequels to series I’m already reading, although there are a few starters to series/standalones in there. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.


  • The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen (August 18) – The Merciful Crow #2. A great fantasy-spin on caste systems.
  • The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare (September 1) – The Eldest Curses #2. More Magnus and Alec? Yes please!
  • The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix (September 22) – Standalone. Your favorite hand determines your ability in an alternate London? Oh, and they’re all booksellers apparantly because why not?
  • The Archive of the Forgotten by A. J. Hackwith (October 6) – Hell’s Library #2. My favorite group of people trying to prevent books from running away.
  • The Captive Kingdom by Jennifer A. Nielsen (October 6) – The Ascendance Series #4. A series I thought was over but of course ready for another adventure with Jaron.
  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab (October 6) – Standalone. You all know what this is.
  • Return of the Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (October 6) – The Queen’s Thief #6. My level of excitement for this is indescribable.
  • Northern Wrath by Thilde Kold Holdt (October 27) – The Hanged God Trilogy #1. Vikings and Norse gods!(!!)
  • Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson (November 17) – The Stormlight Archive #4. You’re not getting a description of this one either.
  • A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir (December 1) – An Ember in the Ashes #4. Finally!!! A slave tries to save her brother (and possibly the world) in this brutal, Roman inspired setting.

Those are 10 books I should be reading the day they come out but probably won’t. I feel excused on October 6 because four of these are published on that exact date. Why is that date so special?? I need to know!

Well, I’m super excited to read all of these. What are some of your most anticipated releases?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Book Series I Want to Start

“The end of the world started when a pegasus landed on the hood of my car.”

First line in Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Hi, guys. As it happens, Top Ten Tuesday is 10 years old! Therefore, the prompt for this week is to pick a previous TTT topic, either redoing one you’ve done before or do one that you missed. I haven’t had this blog for very long so I had loads of options in the ‘missed’-pile. My self-picked topic is: book series I want to start. Remember that Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Let’s begin!


Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta

First book: Finnikin of the Rock

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

First book: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

First book: Assassin’s Apprentice

Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne by Brian Staveley

First book: The Emperor’s Blades

The Winnowing Flame Trilogy by Jen Williams

First book: The Ninth Rain

METRO by Dmitry Glukhovsky

First book: Metro 2033

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

First book: Unwind

The Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan

First book: Theft of Swords

Green Creek by T. J. Klune

First book: Wolfsong

The Licanius Trilogy by James Islington

First book: The Shadow of What Was Lost

That was 8 fantasy series and 2 dystopias that I really want to read right this moment. There are loads more on my TBR but these are the ones I most want to start. But as we all know, starting series is the easiest thing in the world. We’re not going to talk about finishing them…

Let me know which series you plan to start next. Happy reading, guys.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2020 TBR

“The dragon Saphira roared, and the soldiers before her quailed.”

First line in Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

Hi, guys. I haven’t had much time to do Top Ten Tuesday the past few months but today I’m back with my summer TBR. Or a guess at it at least. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Here you have the books I’ll be reading these next couple of months.


I know, there are only 8 books on this list but I will argue that Oathbringer counts as at least two, maybe three. What will you be reading during the summer?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Are Actually Band Names

“You’re still alive in alternate universes, Theo, but I live in the real world, where this morning you’re having an open-casket funeral.”

First line in History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Hi, guys. We’ve made it to another Tuesday so here’s my post for Top Ten Tuesday. It’s a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s topic is book titles that would make good band names. When making this list, I realized that every book title could be a band name. Nevertheless, I’ve managed to pick ten, and I’ve also added some facts about those bands so here we go.

Wayward Son (by Rainbow Rowell)
The boyband. Mainly the standard pop tunes but they also dabble in country music

Thunderhead (by Neal Shusterman)
The heavy metal band. Known for wearing masks and never doing interviews

History is All You Left Me (by Adam Silvera)
The teen emo band. Consists of three boys and one girl who all wear makeup. They often need to answer questions about why their band name is so long

A Dance with Dragons (by George R. R. Martin)
The disco band. All 7 members of the band wear something dragon related during concerts and encourage their fans to do the same

Radio Silence (by Alice Oseman)
The underground rock band. Rumor has it they have no desire to “make it big” and despise fame

Ace of ShadeS (BY AMANDA FOODY)
The pop band from the 1980’s. The band that will make parents act like teenagers. They don’t make new music anymore but still play sold-out concerts

Across the Universe (by Beth Revis)
The country duo. Consists of husband and wife. 99% of their songs are love songs

Wicked Saints (by Emily A. Duncan)
The rock band. Have been a band for 20 years but manages to appeal to both old and young listeners making them able to stay at the top of the charts

The Fascinators (by Andrew Eliopulos)
The pop band. The band that breaks the internet whenever they release new music. Have an extremely loyal fanbase

Echo Cycle (by Patrick Edwards)
The alternative band. Not the most popular but you can still find corners of the internet where people would die for them. Known for being greatly involved with different charities

I had fun with that so I hope you enjoyed it. Let’s know about some more titles that could have been included in this list. Happy reading!

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Top Ten Tuesday – My Spring TBR

“The Friday before winter break, my mom packed me an overnight bag and a few deadly weapons, and took me to a new boarding school.”

First line in The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

Hi, guys and welcome to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post. This week’s topic is pretty straight forward: my spring TBR. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

I’m so bad at planning so many months worth of reading but I gave it a try. A lot of them are continuations of series but I’m also planning on starting a few new ones. That means that I have 7 books on this list but it’s technically longer with all their sequels. Enjoy!

The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan

I want to continue my journey through The Wheel of Time and get as far as possible before the show starts. The Dragon Reborn is book 3 in the series.

The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee

This is the sequel to The Fever King, which I read last year. I’m so excited for the continuation which is out today!

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

I need to get to this one soon! I made a 5-star prediction post several months ago now, and this is the only one from that list I still need to read. It’s also my last chance to actually have a 5-star read from that list.

Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson

Technically a short story/novella from The Stormlight Archive series but it has the size of a regular book basically. I only need to read this and then Oathbringer before I’m caught up with the series which I would love to be before the next book comes out in November.

Chainbreaker by Tara Sim

This is the sequel to Timekeeper, which I read September last year and loved and then never continued with the series. It’s stupid because I already feel like I might have to read a summary of Timekeeper before I jump into this one.

The Absolutist by John Boyne

This is mainly on here because I need to read a standalone once in a while. I can’t keep starting series. I’d love to just finish a book and not feel the pressure to pick up a sequel immediately. I’ve been in the mood for historical fiction lately, and this one sounded quite interesting.

Those were a couple of the books I hope to read in the next few months. Let me know what your reading plans are. Happy reading!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Characters I’d Follow on Social Media

“Abandon all hope ye who enter here…”

First line in American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Hi, guys and welcome to my Top Ten Tuesday post for the week. This week’s topic is so awesome: Characters I’d follow on social media. I had way too many options for this but I managed to narrow it down to 10. 

I’ve picked characters from worlds that don’t have social media (mainly fantasy books) and tried to imagine them in our real life world. For each character I’ve specified on which platform they have their account and what kind of content they post. Hope you enjoy!

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Wit (The Stormlight Archive)

Social media: Twitter

Type of content: Comedic outbursts that are often offensive. Somtimes, some profound saying that you don’t completely understand but will make you question everything you thought you knew.

Nikolai Lantsov (The Grisha Verse)

Social media: Instagram

Type of content: Mostly selfies (and who would complain) but also pictures of friends caught in embarrasing situations. The occasional political statement.

Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games)

Social media: YouTube

Type of content: Baking tutorials. Learn how to bake bread with Peeta. Also, cake decorating.

Dandelion (The Witcher)

Social media: YouTube

Type of content: Singing his own songs, often about some dude named “Geralt”. Very intriguing stuff. He also tells stories (but be aware that he will go off on a tangent quite a lot).

Magnus Bane (The Shadowhunter Chronicles)

Social media: YouTube

Type of content: A lifestyle channel. He talks about fashion, gossip and home life. Expect all kinds of guests (seriously, ALL kinds) but espcially family members. Among his followers there has for some reason been a huge demand for a specific video: The Boyfriend Tag.

Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre)

Social media: Blog

Type of content: Her own detailed life experiences. Very relevant if you’ve ever wanted to become a governess. Her blog also has a special feature called “This Month’s Creepy Marriage Proposal” (also referred to as TMCMP).

Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)

Social media: Twitter

Type of content: Words of wisdom is the main thing you can expect from him. However, sometimes he will post something that doesn’t make sense. Not even to him.

Haymitch Abernathy (The Hunger Games)

Social media: Twitter

Type of content: Random exclamations that makes you wonder whether he was sober or not when writing it (he wasn’t). Most of them are fun but you’ll also see him question those in power in a way he probably shouldn’t.

Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter)

Social media: YouTube

Type of content: Pranks on friends, family members and strangers. A lot of the pranks involve people eating something weird (the twins never really explain what) and then they have funny reactions. Well, fun for the people watching at least.

Tyrion Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Social media: Twitter

Type of content: Roasting people he doesn’t like. He gets very creative with his insults. He mixes it up with some serious political statements and proposals once in a while. Those are mostly ignored.

There you have my post for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic. I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun putting a post together. Now I’m just sad that none of these accounts actually exist. But oh well, I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know your favorite and who you’d follow in the comments.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Caused A Book Hangover

“When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold.”

First line in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Hi, guys. I’m doing a Top Ten Tuesday for once. Today the topic is: The last ten books that gave me a book hangover. If you don’t know what a book hangover is, it’s basically that feeling you have after reading an amazing book and you’re convinced that you’ll never find such a good book again. At the same time you just want more of what you just read so you frantically search for similar reads but it will never be the same. 

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(When you read in public as much as I do, this happens quite frequently)

I’m not someone who experiences very serious book hangovers. Some people find they can’t read another book for a while but I can easily do that. That means that it was a little bit of a struggle for me to find 10 books for this list but I managed. Some of them are pretty old though. 

Half Lost by Sally Green (Final book in The Half Bad Trilogy) 

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (First book in The Stormlight Archive)

The Binding by Bridget Collins

 

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden (Final book in the Winternight Trilogy)

 

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman (Second book in the Arc of a Scythe trilogy)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Yes, all of them)

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

 

(And last but certainly not least)

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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There you have 10 books that had such a huge impact on me that I couldn’t think about anything else for days and sometimes weeks or months (looking at you, A Little Life). Do you experience book hangovers often? If so, what was the book that caused the worst one? Hope you’ve had a good start to the week. Bye!

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