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Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form.  The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!
This week's topic is:  Ten Books On My Fall TBR.  Since I'm continually adding to my (daunting) TBR and I never really map out what I'll be reading, this will be an evolving/changeable list of ones I'd like to get read in the very near future and will include both published and soon-to-be published options :)

In no particular order:

Hardcore Twenty-Fourby Janet Evanovich (Publication: November 21)
While I'm getting a little weary of Stephanie Plum's antics, I can't abandon this series...

Year Oneby Nora Roberts (Publication: December 5)
I know...I know.  Every single book is the same formula, but when you want something mindless, easy, and quick, Nora is your girl!

Renegadesby Marissa Meyer (Publication: November 7)
I just love Marissa Meyer and have re…

Top Ten Tuesday: Throwback To The Beginning

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form.  The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!
This week's topic is:  Throwback Freebie!  Because this is such a wide topic, I'm going to go with ten books I loved when I first started blogging (between 2006-2010).  My early blogging days were very sporadic...and so was my reading and recording of that reading.  That's all gotten better over the years...kind of.  Thank you, Goodreads and blogging communities!  Regardless, here are my top ten books from that time period:

2006 Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl
2007 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
2008 The Nonexistent Knight & The Cloven Viscount by Italo Calvino
2009 Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
2010 The Red Tentby Anita Diamant
Midwives by Chris Boh…

Top Ten Tuesday: Struggle Bus

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form.  The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!

This week's topic is:  Ten Books that Were a Struggle to Get Into But Turned Out Awesome.  I have always been a champion for books that start out difficult.  My thinking was that they had to get better at some point; push through and give it a fighting chance!  I rarely, if ever, DNF a book...though I've allowed myself to finally embrace the DNF in the past year or so...

Regardless, here are ten books that resided on my struggle bus until they became pretty awesome:

Life of Piby Yann Martel
Once you get past the first 100 pages, this is a fantastic book and it's now among my favorites.  I wish I could read it again without knowing how it ends...it's that magical.

Heartlessby Marissa Meyer
I think I was expecting the awesome that is The Lunar Chronicles when I pick…

Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form.  The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!

This week's topic is:  Hidden Gems In...  I've gone with books in the Retelling/Inspired By Genre.  

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski ... a retelling of Hamlet

Cinderby Marissa Meyer ... a retelling of Cinderella
Heartless by Marissa Meyer ... a retelling of Alice in Wonderland
Warm Bodiesby Isaac Marion ... a retelling of Romeo and Juliet
Going Bovine by Libba Bray ... a retelling of Don Quixote
The Hoursby Michael Cunningham ... a retelling of Mrs. Dalloway
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova ... a (loose) retelling/continuation of Dracula
The Claiming of Sleeping Beautyby A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice) ... a retelling of Sleeping Beauty
Wide Sargasso Seaby Jean Rhys ... a (loose) retelling/prequel of Jane Eyre
Madame Bovaryby Gustav Flaubert ... a retelling of Don Q…

B.O.B. 20: Days 5, 6, and 7 Progress and Final Thoughts

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Coming at you with three days of updates today!  Hot dog!





Here are my stats:

Day 5, 6, and 7
Current Read:  Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler (audio book) and March: Book Threeby John Lewis
Pages Read:  828 and 1 hour and 15 minutes of audio
Total Pages Read:  1726 and 2 hours and 15 minutes of audio
Books Finished:

The Melody of SecretsAmerican Born ChineseThe Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the DarkThe Complete PersepolisSaga, Volume 7BlanketsMarch: Book OneMarch: Book Two
Challenges:  None over the weekend.  I worked late on Friday night and then spent all day Saturday snapping and canning green beans, then went to a friend's house to watch the Mayweather-McGregor fight...yay...
Thoughts:  I am SUPER pleased with my Bout of Books activity this round!  While I'll admit that reading graphic novels makes the page count go through the roof, I still feel pretty accomplished with my results AND I knocked a ton of books off my TBR because of it.  Score.  I am s…

B.O.B. 20: Day 4 Progress

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Happy Friday!  Yesterday was a super busy day, but I did get a fair amount of reading under my belt.








Here are today's updates:

Current Read:  Blankets by Craig Thompson, Uganda Be Kidding Meby Chelsea Handler (audio book), and March: Book Oneby John Lewis
Pages Read:  302 and 20 minutes of audio  
Total Pages Read:  898 and 1 hour of audio
Books Finished:

The Melody of SecretsAmerican Born ChineseThe Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the DarkThe Complete PersepolisSaga, Volume 7
Challenges:  None yesterday...I had every intention of doing it, but time got away from me...
Thoughts:  I'm loving this round of Bout of Books!

Happy reading, fellow Bout of Bookers!

B.O.B. 20: Day 3 Progress

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Good Morning!







Here are today's updates:

Current Read:  The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler (audio book)
Pages Read:  178 pages and 20 minutes of audio
Total Pages Read:  596 pages and 40 minutes of audio
Books Finished:

The Melody of SecretsAmerican Born ChineseThe Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark(audio book)
Challenges:  Rainbow Spine...posted on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook.  You can see my IG post here
Thoughts:  A fairly successful reading day.  I was struggling with a massive headache all day and wasn't really feeling up to doing anything, but I managed to get some reading done and busted out the challenge in the evening.

Happy reading, fellow Bout of Bookers!