Top Ten Books I Read In The Last 3 Years

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly original meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week there is a new topic.  This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books You Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS from the past 3 years (you can extend it to 5 if you need to).

I am going to go with books that I read in the last three years because I haven’t always had the chance to read new releases right away.  So in no particular order….

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What are some of the best books you read in the last few years?

Top Ten Heroines Additions

After some thought about my Top Ten Tuesday post yesterday, I realize that I had completely forgotten some of my favorite heroines when I made the list I posted.  Normally I would just forget about it and move on with my life but I feel the need to post these additions to my list!  I’m sure I’ll never be able to come up with a complete list of my favorite heroines but after remembering these, I can’t have just a limit of ten on my list.

Here are my additions (in no particular order):

Nynaeve al’Meara, Egwene al’Vere, Elayne Trakand, and Moiraine DamodredThe Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan


Fanny PriceMansfield Park by Jane Austen


Claire BeauchampOutlander series by Diana Gabaldon


Mary BoultonThe Outlander by Gil Adamson


Tris PriorDivergent trilogy by Veronica Roth


Lena DuchannesBeautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl


Sookie StackhouseSookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris


Evie ClaremontPremonition series by Amy A. Bartol


I’m sure that there are still more I haven’t thought of but these I just couldn’t pass up posting.  Did you forget any of your favorite heroines on your list yesterday?

Top Ten Tuesday!


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s top ten is SEQUELS I CAN’T WAIT TO GET!

I may not come up with a full ten this week but I do love sequels even though they usually aren’t as good as the original.

1.  Iniquity by Amy A. Bartol – I feel like I have been waiting for this one forever!  It is the 5th book in her Premonition series and I loved #1-4.

2. Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol – This is the second book in her Kricket series!  I loved the first book, Under Different Stars, so I can’t wait to see where she takes the characters in the next installment!

3.  The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory – I’m reading The Cousin’s War series and this is the next one I want to read.  I read The Lady of the Rivers first which is technically the 3rd book but I wanted to read them in chronological order rather than by which ones she wrote first.  So this one is next!

4.  The Winds of Winter by George R. R. Martin – I loved the last 5 books and really really really really can’t wait for the next one to come out even though I know it probably won’t be for quite awhile.

5.  City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare – loved the first one, can’t wait to get to the next one.

6.  Blood Magick by Nora Roberts – 3rd and final book in the Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy… loved the first two and can’t wait to see what happens in the final installment!  I’ve got it waiting on my shelf to be read at home so it’s just a matter of getting through what I need to get through before I start that one.

And I think that is all I can think of for right now.

What sequels are you really looking forward to reading?

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 26

30 Day Book ChallengeDay 26: Favorite side character

So I’m going to do a top 5 today instead of a single character.  I couldn’t just think of one side character that I love the best.

First off we have Brennus from the Premonition series by Amy A. Bartol.  His character first appears in the second book of the series, Intuition.  I normally don’t like the villain of the story but there is just something about Brennus that makes me love him.

Next we have Professor Minerva McGonagall from the Harry Potter series.  I love her personality and her little remarks here and there.  And she is the head of Gryffindor House so what could be better than that!

Next we have Henry Crawford from Mansfield Park.  I also chose him as my favorite side character from a movie on my other blog as well.  I wish so badly that he could have been a decent man and ended up with Fanny Price.  But alas, he is a narcissistic ass and Fanny can see through his charming front.

My next favorite side character is from The Wheel of Time series.  Loial, son of Arent, son of Halan.  He is introduced in the first book of the series, The Eye of the World, and continues to be present throughout the series.  He befriends the main characters and is just loveable overall.

Last but certainly not least, we have Matthew Cuthbert from Anne of Green Gables.  I think that Matthew is quite possibly the most loveble character ever created.  Such a sweetheart.

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 25

30 Day Book ChallengeDay 25: Favorite title of a book

This took a long time for me to settle on.  I’ve been trying to think of one that I really like all day long.  I finally came to it just a few minutes ago.

This was a book that I had read this past winter.  I really like the name of the title.  It makes me think about different worlds and what it would be like to live under a different set of stars.

Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol

Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home.

Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go.

Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket’s gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own.

When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars?