Top Ten Tuesday: Autumn Vibes

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. It is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Books That Give Off Autumn Vibes. Listed below are 10 atmospheric and absorbing reads that are great for this time of year.

1. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirlery Jackson
2. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
3. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
4. The Broken Girls by
5. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
6. The Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
7. An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
8. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
9. The Echo Killing by Christi Daugherty
10. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley JacksonRebecca by Daphne du MaurierThe Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth WareThe Broken Girls by Simone St. JamesMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John BerendtThe Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan PoeAn Unwanted Guest by Shari LapenaLock Every Door by Riley SagerThe Echo Killing by Christi Daugherty


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Top Ten Tuesday: Horror Books TBR

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. It is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Halloween Freebie. To stay in the Halloween spirit, I’m listing 10 scary and spooky books on my TBR.

1. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
2. The Collector by John Fowles
3. Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
4. My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
5. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
6. Psycho by Robert Bloch
7. Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker
8. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
9. The Quick by Lauren Owen
10. Alice by Christina Henry

Rosemary's Baby by Ira LevinThe Collector by John FowlesRelic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln ChildMy Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady HendrixDoctor Sleep by Stephen KingPsycho by Robert BlochMister B. Gone by Clive BarkerThe Phantom of the Opera by Gaston LerouxThe Quick by Lauren OwenAlice by Christina Henry


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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Give Different Titles To

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. It is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Books I’d Give Different Titles To.

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
2. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
3. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
4. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
5. In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke
6. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
7. The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
8. The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
9. Before She Knew Him by Peter Swason
10. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie BarrowsHotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie FordPride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austin and Seth Graham-Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-SmithLike Water for Chocolate  by Laura Esquivel,In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead by James Lee BurkeA Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave EggersThe 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart TurtonThe Doll Factory by Elizabeth MacnealBefore She Knew Him by Peter SwansonThe Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen


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Top Ten Tuesday: Extraordinary Book Titles

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. It is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Extraordinary Book Titles.

1. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
2. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
3. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
4. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
5. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
6. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
7. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
8. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
9. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
10. Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John BerendtDo Not Become Alarmed by Maile MeloyLock Every Door by Riley Sager
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NgThe Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren WeisbergerSometimes I Lie by Alice FeeneySomething This Way Comes by Ray BradburyBefore We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak


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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles with Numbers

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. It is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is Book Titles with Numbers. To make it a little more challenging, I listed books using numbers 1-10 and only books I’ve read.

1. Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks
2. The Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
3. The Three Beths by Jeff Abbott
4. Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
5. High Five by Janet Evanovich
6. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
7. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
8. Eight Days To Live by Iris Johansen
9. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
10. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Her One Mistake by Heidi PerksThe Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton and Lisa SteinkeThe Three Beths by Jeff Abbott
Four Dead Queens by Astrid ScholteHigh Five by Janet EvanovichDaisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins ReidEight Days to Live by Iris JohansenNine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty


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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2019 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. It is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is Books On My Fall 2019 TBR. I have ARCs for these books, so I’ll definitely be reading them in the next few months. I’m looking forward to reading each one.

1. Lock Me In by Kate Simants
expected publication: October 3, One More Chapter

Lock Me In by Kate Simants

2. The Bodies in the Library by Marty Wingate
expected publication: October 8, Berkley

The Bodies in the Library by Marty Wingate

3. The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
expected publication: November 5, Atria Books

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

4. Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher
expected publication: November 12, Berkley

Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher CR: Jove

5. Tracking Game by Margaret Mizushima
expected publication: November 12, Crooked Lane Books

Tracking Game by Margaret Mizushima

6. In Her Eyes by Sarah Alderson
expected publication: November 14, Mulholland Books

In Her Eyes by Sarah Alderson

7. Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters
expected publication: December 3, G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters

8. Just Watch Me by Jeff Lindsay
expected publication: December 3, Dutton

Just Watch Me by Jeff Lindsay

9. Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra
expected publication: December 3, Berkley

Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra

10. The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters
expected publication: December 10, Crooked Lane Books

The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters


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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. It is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading. While reading, I’m more likely to drink something than eat something. Mostly, I read without any food or drinks. If I do have something, it’s usually some sort of adult beverage while I read at night. Hence the name of my blog… Nightcap Books.

EAT
1. Fruit
2. Cheese
3. Popcorn
4. Pretzels
5. Cookies

DRINK
6. Coffee
7. Tea
8. Wine
9. Whiskey
10. Brandy

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. It is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why. I don’t have a good reason for not reading the books on my TBR. Mostly, I have too many books on my TBR, and not enough time to get them all read. Right now, I have over 2000 books on my Goodreads “want to read” shelf. With so many new books that sound good coming out, I usually read those first, and kind of forget about some of the ones that are languishing on my shelf. I also tend to be a mood reader, so I shuffle my reading list around a fair bit. So, for this topic, I’m listing the 10 books that have been on my TBR the longest. Maybe I’ll move them up on my reading list and actually get them read.

1. Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott

Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott

2. The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan

The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan

3. Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein

Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein

4. With Malice by Eileen Cook

With Malice by Eileen Cook

5. No One Knows by J.T. Ellison

No One Knows by J.T. Ellison

6. Half Way Home by Hugh Howey

Half Way Home by Hugh Howey

7. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf

8. Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

9. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

10. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde


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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. It is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone. I tend to mostly read mysteries and thrillers, and prefer contemporary over historical fiction. I do read a fair amount of books in other genres though, and often end up enjoying them. The books listed below fall under fantasy, science fiction, or historical fiction. These are books I enjoyed more than I expected.

1. Circe by Madeline Miller
Mythology isn’t something I usually enjoy. This one is fantastic though. It ended up being one of my favorite reads in 2018.

Circe by Madeline Miller

2. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
I’m not a big fan of time travel books, so I wasn’t expecting to like this one very much. I was wrong. It’s great.

11/22/63 by Stephen King

3. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
I thought I would be confused with all the characters. There is a lot happening, but it’s so good. I ended up reading the other books in the series too.

4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
A combination of historical fiction and romance is usually a turn off, but this one kept me captivated.

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

5. The Revenant by Michael Punke
I read very few westerns. This one is great though.

The Revenant by Michael Punke

6. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Historical fiction about a stodgy butler. Never would have guessed this one would intrigue me as much as it did.

The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro

7. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
A teen trapped on a lifeboat with zoo animals. Magical realism that I enjoyed.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

8. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
This was one of the first urban fantasy novels I read. I haven’t read much in this genre, but liking this book made me want to read more.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

9. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
I thought this one would be slow and boring. It wasn’t.

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

10. Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow
A book about werewolves… written in free verse. Weird, but it works.

Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow


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