Top Ten Tuesday | Ghost Recommendations

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Hey loves! Only a few more days until Halloween, and this week’s topic was a freebie so I thought it would be cool to talk about ten of my favorite books that have ghosts in them! You know, for extra spoopyness while it is the spoopy season! 👻🎃

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
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Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu

Horrid by Katrina Leno
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Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa
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Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor

Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare

Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1) by Zoraida Córdova

The Diviners by Libba Bray
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The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty
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I’ll be the first to admit the vast majority of these are very much not spoopy, okay? But listen… I’m a baby 95% of the time! But I still love and recommend all of these… ghost stories! Muahah! Tell me your favorite book featuring some ghoulies! 💗👻

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books On My TBR Because My Friends Are Enablers With Taste

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

I’ve been getting so exciting picking out TBRs this last half of 2020, so I thought it would be cool to do a tiny spin on “Books I Read Because Someone Recommended Them to Me” and talk about the books that I look at on my shelves and smile because I want to pick them up because of my friends. 💕

The Fever King (Feverwake #1) by Victoria Lee
Maëlys ✨ (here are 10 more books I want to read because of her!)

Winterkeep (Graceling Realm #4) by Kristin Cashore
Lea

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
Romie

Warcross by Marie Lu
Amy

Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden
Michelle

Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse
Petrik

A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat
May

The Girl in Red by Christina Henry
Riley

How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
Destiny

The Sword of Kaigen (Theonite) by M.L. Wang
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I’ve always been fascinated with the way that certain books can make you think of certain people, even without reading them. I always wonder what books people correlate with me, and it always makes me happy when they tell me. Ahhh, I don’t want to get sappy, but this post was a lot of fun. There are honestly so many more books on my TBR that I see and just instantly think of so many other loved ones. But I feel very blessed for these ten books, and these ten people, and I can’t wait to hopefully love all of these! 💗

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

I truly cannot believe the Autumn Equinox is already upon us! This is always the start of my favorite time of the year, so I always want to be greedy and stretch it out, even if it might feel very different this year! But regardless of how wild 2020 is, I’m very excited for so many releases this autumn season! 🍁🍁

The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves #2) by Roshani Chokshi
This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
Over the Woodward Wall (Untitled #1) by A. Deborah Baker
The Ever Cruel Kingdom (The Never Tilting World #2) by Rin Chupeco
Skyhunter (Skyhunter #1) by Marie Lu
Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #3) by Jessica Townsend
Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz
The Archive of the Forgotten (Hell’s Library #2) by A.J. Hackwith
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air #3.5) by Holly Black

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🍂 I’ve been very lucky to have been able to read some early ARC copies of some fall releases this year:

Well Played (Well Met #2) by Jen DeLuca
Vampires Never Get Old edited by Zoraida Córdova & Natalie C. Parker
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights #1) by Chloe Gong 
The Burning God (The Poppy War #3) by R.F. Kuang 
Vampires of Portlandia by Jason Tanamor


Also, this was my very first post written up in the new WordPress editor and I’m not sure how I feel about it. I feel like it took me twice as long and I kind of hate it, help me! But okay friends, I hope you enjoyed this little northern hemisphere seasonal recap of things I want to read and things I have read! Let me know an upcoming release you’ve read and loved or one that you are excited for! Sending you all my heart always, and happy reading! 🧡✨ 

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Loved but Never Reviewed

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Hello, loves! Not at the way this Top Ten Tuesday topic feels like a personal attack at my reviewing habits lately, but… here we are! I feel like I’ve read so many things that I’ve loved these last 6 months, and so many things I really need to review, so maybe this will actually be something to hold me a bit accountable. And if not? Here are some books I really loved that I wish I would have gotten around to writing full reviews for! 💕


The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
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Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #2) by Jessica Townsend
(mini review!)
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The Wolf of Oren-Yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #1) by K.S. Villoso
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Always Human (Always Human #1) by Ari North
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My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
(mini review!)
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The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
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The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
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The Alloy of Law (Mistborn #4) by Brandon Sanderson
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Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
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Whew! Okay! I really hope that this is a T10T that I won’t be able to participate in in 2021! But I’m not gonna beat myself up too much in this wild year that we are calling 2020, haha! I love you all so much, and I hope you’re having happy reading and reviewing! 💗

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Top Ten Tuesday | Rainbow Books

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


I’ll be completely honest with you, when I read the T10T prompt I was immediately like “Oh, lgbtqiap+ recommendations” and I aimed to provide! To make this an actual T10T with ten book recommendations, I added black, grey, and white to the seven colors of the rainbow! Pride truly never ends here on meltotheany, and I hope you enjoy! 🌈


➽ RED 
Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars #0.5) by Audrey Coulthurst


➽ ORANGE
I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman


➽ YELLOW
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu 


➽ GREEN
The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi


➽ BLUE
The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum


➽ INDIGO 
Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton


➽ VIOLET 
Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals #2.5) by Alyssa Cole


➽ BLACK
Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep #1) by Mira Grant


➽ GREY
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere #1) by Meg Elison


➽ WHITE
Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann



Okay, friends! I hope you enjoyed this week’s prompt! I truly feel like these ten books cover so many identities on the queer spectrum, too! But please check out my full reviews for these stories to see all the different representations! I hope you’re all having an amazing start to August, and I love you all so very much! Happy reading! 💗

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Top Ten Tuesday | 2020 Rereads

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


This week’s T10T topic is actually a freebie, too! But I knew I wanted to write up a blog post like this regardless, so I figured it would be cool if I could combined the two! This is also my first T10T since I’ve started blogging again this year, and that makes my heart very happy and very nostalgic all own its own. 😊

This year truly has been a test for so many of us (friendly reminder that I am so proud of you, always), but I have found so much comfort in rereading stories! Before 2020, I would say that I normally only reread one or two books a year, but this year? Okay, I’ll be honest, I’ve needed a lot of comfort maybe, haha! 💓


The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

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The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

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The Infernal Devices 1-3 by Cassandra Clare

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Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

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Twilight (The Twilight Saga #1) by Stephenie Meyer

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The Hunger Games 1 & 2 by Suzanne Collins
 
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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

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This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

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Wow, I can’t believe I have reread ten things exactly this year so far. But truly they were (mostly) such amazing experiences, and I’m so happy that I actually took the time to reread some of my favorites this year. I’m not sure how many more books I will reread this year, but my heart felt really happy compiling this list. Books can really have some healing power, true? Happy (re)reading, sweet friends. 💗

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books On My Fall 2019 TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Hey, loves! You know I never miss a T10T about TBRs! I am writing this post up a little bit in advance, so if you are wondering why I *missed some* it is because I am hoping to get to them before October comes! But here are ten titles that come out this Autumn for us northern hemisphere livers! 💗


I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi
October 22nd 2019 by HarperTeen


The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
November 5th 2019 by Doubleday Books


The Deep by Rivers Solomon
November 5th 2019 by Gallery / Saga Press


The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising #1) by Kiersten White
November 5th 2019 by Delacorte Press


Jackpot by Nic Stone
October 15th 2019 by Crown Books for Young Readers


Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland
October 29th 2019 by Imprint


Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer Trilogy #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
November 5th 2019 by Scholastic Press


Where Winter Finds You (Black Dagger Brotherhood #17.5) by J.R. Ward
November 26th 2019 by Simon & Schuster


Shadow Frost by Coco Ma
October 1st 2019 by Blackstone Publishing


The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3) by Holly Black
November 19th 2019 by Little, Brown



What is your most anticipated release for the rest of 2019? There are still so many books coming out and I feel so very thankful (and hopeful to love them all)! I hope you’re all having happy reading, sweet friends! 💗

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