TTT | Books to Read Again for the First Time

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Reading a book for the first time is so special and hits you differently then when you re-read something. So, here are the books I’d love to read again for the first time.

This book will never not break my heart! I wish I could read it again and just absorb every line and action into my being.

Dig is a non-linear story that digs (pun not intended) into a family that used to be potato farmers. It’s about how do we reconcile our past with our future and what is the responsibility of white people in America. Just a beautiful novel with lots of questions to discuss.

I just want to spend more time with this family, and see what happens in the future for them.

In our age of Covid, reading about the AIDS crisis seems fitting. A crisis that no one wanted and one that people didn’t seem to care much about. I’d love to read June’s journey for the first time and her relationship with her uncle, the only person who seems to understand June. To be able to go on the journey of grief with her again and just fully immerse myself in her story.

I first read this in a graduate poetry class, so it was speed read through to finish it in time for class. To get the chance to read it again for the first time and really soak up the poems that Eavan Boland writes would be such a pleasure.

While I love a good mystery/horror book, I sometimes feel like I never really enjoy the story enough cause I’m just wanting to know whodunit or what’s going on. I’m so focused on getting to the end that I miss really getting to know the journey and characters.

Again another mystery book that I rushed through to see what happened. I’d especially love to read this again cause I’m always a sucker for anything Holmes & Watson related.

Another book that raises so many questions about family and what we pass down to the next generation.

I absolutely love retellings, especially if the retelling changes things up like making Jane Eyre a killer. Yes, please! I’d absolutely love to get to read this again for the first time just for the funness of the novel.

I think about this book about once a week, if not more. It ruined me! I’d love to be able to read Verity and Mattie’s friendship anew and get to experience all the many emotions that come with it.

Happy Reading Darlings!

TTT | Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Here are book titles that are complete sentences:

There’s someone inside your house. By Stephanie Perkins

A tree grows in Brooklyn. By Betty Smith

The box in the woods. By Maureen Johnson

The gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue. By Mackenzi Lee

The shadow of the wind. By Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The black swan of Paris. By Karen Robards

Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe. By Benjamin Alire Saenz

And then there were none. By Agatha Christie

Tell the wolves I’m home. By Carol Rifka Brunt

Things to do when you’re goth in the country. By Chavisa Woods

Happy Reading Darlings!

TTT | Purple, Yellow, and/or Green Book Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

In honor of Mardis Gras, today’s topic is book covers that are purple, yellow, or green.

We Used to be Friends by Amy Spalding

Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger

Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price

The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Happy Reading Lovelies!

TTT | Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Today’s topic is book titles that would make great song titles.

Out of the Easy – I would want this to be a blues/jazz song, something you’d hear in New Orleans

Everything Leads to You – Folklore Taylor Swift type song

Tell the Wolves I’m Home – I could see this as either a Fall Out Boy indie rock song or a Billie Eilish dark pop tune

All the Bright Places – Definitely a pop song, something in the thread of OneRepublic or Maroon5

And We Stay – indie emo song type

Nobody’s Princess – pop song, something along the lines of Demi Lovato’s I Love Me

To Kill a Kingdom – also an alternative rock son, Paramore or Fall Out Boy, maybe even a Panic! At the Disco song

The Chaos of Stars – definitely a pop song from Taylor Swift or Selena Gomez

This is Not a Love Letter – a Halsey song, no question about it

American Gods – I would imagine this as an Imagine Dragon song

Happy Reading, Lovelies!

TTT | Cover Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Today’s topic is a cover freebie, and I’m focusing mine on book covers with inanimate objects. I absolutely love covers that are more intricate or have hidden meanings once you finish the book

With wealthy vampires in New Orleans, what else do you need on the cover besides a goblet pouring out rose petals that could look like blood?

The family novel of handling your youngest child coming out as transgender, and I think this beautiful cover with an orange peel just represents this so well.

Having one of the clues left behind from Lydia’s disappearance just brings more importance to when someone goes missing.

Three sisters and only one can be queen. The different crowns on the cover, representing the different powers of the three sisters, against a black cover is just gorgeous.

The cover of these many life preservers in this dark sea and those threatening clouds is so haunting. Makes more sense once you finish reading.

I absolutely love this cover with a teapot and the bear in the middle with a silhouette of a girl in the middle of that. Such an amazing book about handling grief when people don’t want to acknowledge that person’s life.

I love Neil Gaiman! This book is so beautiful. And this cover of the grave stone with a boys face carved out of it, is just mwah!

Okay, I have not read this book yet, since it doesn’t come out till next year. But the cover pulled me in with a vial of what I assume is opium with a woman’s silhouette on the vial. I just cannot wait to read this!

Yup, there’s a hand here, but the flowers are the focus for this. This cover is so gorgeous and haunting, especially with the fact that the book is about a mysterious death. Having the flowers and hand underwater makes it seem more dire.

Another book that I haven’t read. I think this cover represent the book so well. A young girl who collects and saves the words that are not included in the first OED. The suitcase filled with words, the tea cup, and even the poppy flower (alluding to the upcoming war) all come together so beautifully.