Books About Witches | Top Ten Tuesday | 9/28/21

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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

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Books About Witches

Let’s get ready for Halloween season! Here are my top ten books about witches:

I love book about witches! What’s your favorite books about witches that I forgot or didn’t put on my list? ~ Yolanda

Books on My Fall 2021 To-Read List | Top Ten Tuesday | 9/21/21

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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s topic is:

Books on My Fall 2021 To-Read List

I’m looking forward to Fall, are you? There are some amazing books coming out! What’s on your fall TBR list? ~ Yolanda

Books With Numbers In the Title | Top Ten Tuesday | 9/14/21

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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s topic is:

Books With Numbers In the Title

What’s on your TTT this week? ~ Yolanda

Books Guaranteed to Put a Smile on Your Face | Top Ten Tuesday | 9/7/21

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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s topic is:

Books Guaranteed to Put a Smile on Your Face

Every time I do one of these that look for books that make me smile, or make me feel happy I look at all the books I read since I started my blog and realize I read some heavy books. Haha…I need more light-hearted, happy books that make me smile so I look forward to seeing your TTT!

Oh and honorable mentions because I have kids and love reading books to them – this one ALWAYS makes me and my daughter smile…

~ Yolanda

Fictional Crushes | Top Ten Tuesday | 8/31/21

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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s topic is:

Fictional Crushes

Lazlo Strange because he’s so smart and love books and learning.


Faolan because he’s a sexy Fae. 🤷🏻‍♀️


Santiago – he’s surly and broody, but he can cook and he’s hot. 🍳


Marcus – enough said.


I’m team Grayson! I bet she ends up with Jameson though…sigh…does she? Don’t tell me. 🙁


Raidyn is a Paladin. A Paladin! He’s a knight and rides a gryphon. Be still my heart!


Why do I always like the bad boys? I definitely have a crush on Selwyn.


Jase is the most loyal of all men. Love him!


I love Reykin!


Kalen…😭❤️ ugh…I love him.

I’m definitely into the dark, brooding, strong kind of guy fictional crushes. 🤷🏻‍♀️❤️ Who are your crushes? ~ Yolanda

Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time | Top Ten Tuesday | 8/24/21

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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s topic is:

Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

These are only a few – what’s on your list? ~ Yolanda

Favorite Places to Read | Top Ten Tuesday | 8/17/21

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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s topic is:

Favorite Places to Read

  1. In BED – I do most of my reading in bed because that’s when it’s quiet, the whole house is asleep and I can just read on my ipad.
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2. The couch – if I start a book in daylight hours and can’t put it down, I’ll try and read on the couch with my kids trying to ask me a million questions and our dog trying to get me to play. Not the best place to read really.

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3. At the dinner table – and just for like 10 minutes or something, especially if I have an arc to get through and a deadline. I can prop up my ipad and read on my kindle app so it works out.

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4. Sometimes when I’m in a waiting room – like waiting for my kids at the dentist, or waiting to go get my mammogram. I don’t get very far in reading though. I am highly distracted in waiting rooms and scroll on my phone usually to past the time.

5. Very rarely – but sometimes it happens…I read outside.

And that’s all I have for this list – 5 places, not ten. What’s on your TTT? ~ Yolanda

Secondary/Minor Characters Who Deserve More Love | Top Ten Tuesday | 8/10/21

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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s topic is:

Secondary/Minor Characters Who Deserve More Love

Vivi is one of my favorite secondary characters in House of Hollow. She’s just so badass with the way she looks, her bad girl swagger and she’s a bassist. Vivi is a good sister too. I love her!


Andy, who is Kate’s best friend is so much fun. I love how tight they were even though some challenges threatened their friendship. I like Andy’s bold personality.


Seryu the dragon is awesome – I don’t know how trustworthy he is yet and he has that mischievous personality. I know we will get to know him better in book two. I can’t wait!


I love Ash from the Savage Lands series. He always brings Brex and Warwick back into focus and he is not as high strung as they are. He brings some calm vibes to the high paced action, plus he’s a healer. I love him!


I love Kiera’s sister, Steph, in Slay. They had each other’s backs even when they got on each other’s nerves.


Speaking of sisters – Kitty is just the best. I love all of Lara Jean’s sisters but Kitty is just so funny.


I just read this book and hello, but yes, Linn is amazing. She is a secondary character that needs lots of love. I love her.


Another book I just finished is Forest of Souls and Saengo needs tons of love, poor girl. She was just being a good friend – I am curious to see what happens to her in the sequel.


This might be a strange pick but Minya stood out to me a lot because she was very angry and traumatized that it made her into the child she is – so vengeful. But I felt the pain of her memories and was hoping by the end something would break through for her to let go of her vengeance but it’s deep seated. That girl literally needs love…


Ellerie’s sisters both need love – seriously their parents had to leave them behind to basically fend for themselves. And at one point they were starving and wasting away living off whatever little they could barter and grow. But I’m gonna say Sadie the youngest needs some love, some good food and she needed to have that doll of hers burned. 😫


I felt like this was a challenging topic since I don’t re-read enough books these days to remember secondary characters. This time I went with recent books I had reviewed since there are much more fresh in my mind. What’s on your TTT? ~ Yolanda

Titles or Covers That Made Me Want To Read/Buy the Book | Top Ten Tuesday | 8/3/21

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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s topic is:

Titles or Covers That Made Me Want To Read/Buy the Book

I haven’t read any of these yet but really want to so I hope I can get them before the end of the year! What’s on your TTT?

Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded On a Deserted Island | Top Ten Tuesday | 7/27/21

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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s topic is:

Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded On a Deserted Island

I’d definitely bring some books (and the rest of the books in the whole series) I’ve already read to a deserted island if I was stranded there – that way I’m not exactly alone, right? I’d be there with my favorite characters. But I’d also add a few books I haven’t read yet or my whole TBR list lol (how long will I be stranded?!)…since I’d have a lot of free time to read.

What’s on your TTT? ~ Yolanda