Top Ten Tuesday! My Top Ten picks of the Fantasy genre!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and Bookish. Each week the bloggers at The Broke and The Bookish put out a topic, and discuss their top ten options for said topic. This week it’s all about the top ten books of x-genre (you pick). This should be a fun one to poke around other blogs and get more recommendations for my tbr list.

I picked the Top Ten Picks of the Fantasy Genre!

Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle. Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce Shannara series by Terry Brooks So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers By J.R.R. Tolkien.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday– Popular Authors I haven’t read.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and Bookish. Each week the bloggers at The Broke and The Bookish put out a topic, and discuss their top ten options for said topic. This week it’s all about popular authors you HAVEN’T read. This should be a fun one to poke around other blogs and see who hasn’t read what.

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clouds10 Mrs Stephenie Meyer Granted, I’m not certain how popular her stories are compared to the movies are at this point, but I haven’t read anything by her. I know I should at least try to give her work a chance, but I really can’t. I got halfway through the first Twilight and couldn’t handle it.

clouds09 Ms. J.D. Robb I have read books under her other pen name of Nora Roberts, but I haven’t read anything written by her Robb alter-ego. I’ve been told to read her stuff, and one day—one day I will.

clouds08 Mr. James Patterson Probably one of the most prolific authors of our time, and specializing in crime/mystery/suspense books–you would think that a crime dork like me would have read at least one of his books. Nope. No particular reason I just haven’t.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday REWIND!!!!!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and Bookish. Each week the bloggers at The Broke and The Bookish put out a topic, and discuss their top ten options for said topic. This week it’s Top Ten Rewind, where we can revisit a topic, or do one that we hadn’t done before. I decided to go with the Top Ten Things on My Reading Wishlist (if you could make authors write about these things you would. Could be a specific type of character, an issue tackled, a time period, a certain plot, etc)

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clouds10 Male and female lead characters who are JUST friends. No hidden love, no repressed feelings, no dark longings. Just two people who are friends and get into all sorts of literary shenanigans.

clouds09 Books with road trips. Massive, sprawling country encompassing road trips. Heck, more books about trips in general! Backpacking across Europe? Biking in the back country of the US. Just a group of friends packing into a car or some sort of trip and having fun. Maybe it’s because I have such a want to go on a massive trip right now, but reading about one would really help squish the urge to get up and go–at least until it’s warmer.

clouds08 More anti-heroes. I really love the darker male characters, and I’d love to see more of the ‘dark, dangerous and might not entirely be up to good’ type of literary boyfriends. I think I’ve been reading too many good boy books. I love some bad boys, and need more bad boys in my books.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday.

Welcome to my Top Ten Tuesday! This week I’m talking about the Top Ten New to Us in 2013 Authors. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog post hosted by The Broke and Bookish

#10.JC Mells author of the Pierced series, she’s created an interesting world that blends humans and the paranormal werewolf and vampire type beasties into this fantastical ride. There’s adventure, drama, high stakes, amazing character development, lush story telling, and recipes. Oh yeah. This book not only has great qualities as a paranormal romance/world book but there’s food porn. Seriously, some of the things Pierce cooks is just ridiculous.

#9. AR Von author of the Wunder series and someone that I’ve started to get to know over the year. Wunder is an interesting take on the zombie genre and manages to blend tasteful erotica to create something that I hadn’t seen before. Put aside images of Romero’s zombies bumping uglies, Wunder is only partially a zombie. How does that work? Pick up the series and check it out. It gets better with each release, and I’m proud to say I’m in a flash fiction group with her (Wednesday Briefs), so it’s neat to write alongside someone who I admire.

#8. Mindy McGinnis author of Not a Drop to Drink. I’ll admit it, I’m a bit of a book snob, and tended to give YA a wide berth. Especially post-apocalyptic YA. But then this book kept cropping up all over the place, and I caved to book buddy pressure and read it. This book is something amazing, and I really want to read more from this author.

#7.Kelly Van Hull author of Tent City.  I was originally given a copy of her debut to read for review, and I quickly fell head over heels for it. The concept ties the decline of society along with the rise of the religious apocalypse, and there’s ties and allegories and just really neat stuff. The more I read this story, the more I catch and discover. The sequel has been released, and I need to pick it up asap.

#6.Dale Ibitz I won Fire in the Blood in a giveaway, and Dale was nice enough to graciously gift me the sequel Strong Blood. I read the two back to back in my down time while at a festival, and I couldn’t stop thinking about the books the entire time. The characters are great, the worlds are amazing and lush, and I need to read more. Thankfully, the third in the series is out, and I can’t wait to get my hands all over it.

#5. Airicka Phoenix I was introduced to this author through winning a giveaway, I won her novel Touching Smoke and I’ve read a few more of her titles. Her books are so.good. I can’t stress that enough. The heroines are strong and independent and smart, and the men in her books are certainly swoon-worthy. Her books are fast paced, engaging and I totally get swept away in them, and often wander around after finishing them in a book hangover.

#4.Kevin Hearne So I’m slightly fudging here. I read one of the Iron Druid series prior to 2013, but it wasn’t until this year that I devoured them like candy. I’m still one or two books behind in the series, but it’s one of my favorite in the entire world. A friend turned me on to Kevin Hearne when my favorite series by Simon R. Green ended, hoping that it would fill the void Nightside left.  It did give me a snarky hero, a badass sidekick and a lot of interesting mythology. I love the series, and I’m happy to have read more of it.

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