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Top 10 Tuesday: Amusing Book Titles

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Today’s topic we are sharing for Top 10 Tuesday is Funny Book Titles, which I have adapted to Amusing Book Titles.

I love a title with a pun. It might not give me those laugh out loud feelings, but they definitely put a smile on my face and attract me towards the book.

  • One series that comes to mind when I think of clever title names is the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I especially like how the “Between the Numbers” novels are a play on words with the last name of the main character.
  • Another series that has some very amusing titles is The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson books by Louise Rennison. Here are some of my favourites:
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On the Bright Side, I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, 2) by Louise Rennison
  • In the same vein or genre as the Georgia Nicolson books are the Mates, Dates series by Cathy Hopkins.
  • The next book is amusing in that it sounds very unlikely, which only added to its appeal.
  • Next is a title that I found amusing simply because I can (or could at the time I read it) totally relate.
  • And finally I had to include this last book because Betty White is amazing! Enough said haha.

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The Anti-TBR Tag

I came across the Anti-TBR Tag on Kristin Kraves Books and it was originally created by NICOLE on YouTube.

  1. a popular book everyone loves but you have no interest in reading?
    Divergent by Veronica Roth
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2. a classic book/author you don’t have an interest in reading?
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein

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3. an author whose books you have no interest in reading?
George R.R. Martin

4. a problematic author whose books you have no interest in reading?
Orson Scott Card

5. an author you have read a couple books from and decided their books are not for you?
Jane Austen

6. a genre you have no interest in OR genre you tried and couldn’t get into?
Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror

7. a book you bought but will never read OR a library book you borrowed but returned unread?

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, 1) by Marissa Meyer

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8. a series you have no interest in reading OR a series you started but have dnf’d?
A Series I DNF’d: Moonlight Harbor Series by Sheila Roberts

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9. a new release you have no interest in reading?

Lore by Alexandra Bracken

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The Easter Time Book Tag

I’m sure that I can speak for many when I say that Easter looks a lot different this year than it has in the past. However we are making the most of these worrisome times. I hope that you are all safe and healthy.

In honor of the holiday I have decided to share the Easter Time Book Tag, today. This tag was originally created by Theresa @ Calico Books.

Easter Egg

Name a book that feels like a hidden gem.

Bloom

A debut novel you loved.

Chocolate Bunny

A book so good you didn’t want it to end.

Cheep Cheep

A book you bought for super cheap.

Jelly Bean

A book you thought was oh so sweet.

Church

A book that changed your life.

Easter Basket

A book filled with so many surprises.

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#Top10of2k19 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2020

Top 10 of 2019


Top 10 of 2019 is a meme that looks back on the books read throughout the year. It is hosted by Kimberly Faye Reads and @greadsbooks. It runs from December 25-31.

Today marks the end of #Top10of2k19. I have really enjoyed participating and seeing the other responses for the prompts. I will also be sharing my answers on Instagram. You can follow me at @melissalessredhousereviews.

Before I begin, I would like to share my answers for this prompt, last year.

Books I Wanted to Read in 2019

  1. Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy
  2. The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
  3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  4. The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
  5. Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear
  6. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pan Jenoff
  7. Lies by T.M. Logan
  8. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  9. The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson

Unfortunately I only read 1 of those books in 2019: Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear. Fortunately it was one of my favourite books of the year. Once again I do hope to get those the remaining books on that list this year. Or at least some of them. Here are the other books I’d like to read in 2020:

Are any of these books on your radar? Did you participate in #Top10of2k19? If so leave me your link in the comments.

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#Top10of2k19 Best of the Best

Top 10 of 2019


Top 10 of 2019 is a meme that looks back on the books read throughout the year. It is hosted by Kimberly Faye Reads and @greadsbooks. It runs from December 25-31.

Todays #Top10of2k19, prompt is The Best of the Best. In other words, our favourite books of 2019. I will also be sharing my responses on Instagram. You can follow me at @melissaleesredhousereviews .

5 Star Reads of 2019

To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden
Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
Mending Fences (The Deacon’s Family, #1) by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear
The Sea Before Us (Sunrise at Normandy, #1) by Sarah Sundin
The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe
Body of Proof by Darrell Brown & Sophie Ellis

Honorable Mentions

Me Before You (Me Before You, 1) by Jojo Moyes
The Bungalow Mystery (Nancy Drew 3) by Carolyn Keene
Philomena: A Mother, Her Son and a Fifty-Year Search by Martin Sixsmith

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#Top10of2k19 OTP

Top 10 of 2019
Top 10 of 2019 is a meme that looks back on the books read throughout the year. It is hosted by Kimberly Faye Reads and @greadsbooks. It runs from December 25-31.

Today’s prompt for #Top10of2k19, is OTP. Or in other words, we are sharing our favourite couples from the books we read this past year. I will also be sharing my responses on Instagram. You can follow me @melissaleesredhousereviews

Hamish DeLuca and Reggie Van Buren (Van Buren and DeLuca Mysteries by Rachel McMillan)
Lincoln and Beth (Attachments by Rainbow Rowell)
Louisa Clark and Will Traynor (Me Before You by Jojo Moyes)
Birdie and Daniel (Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett)
Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather (Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy)
Daniel and “Cinderella” (Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover)

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#Top10of2k19 Captivating Characters

Top 10 of 2019
Top 10 of 2019 is a meme that looks back on the books read throughout the year. It is hosted by Kimberly Faye Reads and @greadsbooks. It runs from December 25-31.

It’s day 3 for #Top102k19 and we are talking about our favourite characters. I will also be posting my responses on Instagram. You can follow me @melissaleesredhousereviews.

1. Hamish DeLuca (Van Buren and DeLuca Mysteries by Rachel McMillan)

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It is quite rare that I come across a character in a book who shines far above the rest. In this series, Hamish DeLuca does just that. I was pleasantly surprised to be introduced to a male character who isn’t portrayed as the typical alpha male. Instead Hamish had a vulnerability that was endearing. His anxiety problems was something I could empathize with and the way the author described his symptoms was very realistic. Despite his ailments that kept him sheltered, Hamish was quite an intelligent man and one of my favourite literary characters.

2. Lincoln O’Neill (Attachments by Rainbow Rowell)

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Sure, reading Jennifer and Beth’s emails for so long wasn’t the most moral thing to do. But as this book went along and I got to know the character more, I began to really like him. In fact by the end I had a bit of a crush on him.

3. Great Aunt Edie (Moonlight Harbor Series by Sheila Roberts)

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Although I have decided not to continue past the second book in the Moonlight Harbor series, I still enjoyed the character Aunt Edie. She is the heart of this series and anyone would be lucky to be stranded in her home (like in the second installment). Reading about all the delicious food she would make, made me long for the holiday season.

4. Daniel (Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett)

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Another of my literary crushes from 2019, was Daniel from Serious Moonlight. I found him to be especially charming and loved how he worked to win over Birdie’s affections. Plus he took her on what I would call the perfect date! To a Murder Mystery dinner.

5. Molly Burke (It’s Not What It Looks Like by Molly Burke)

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Molly Burke isn’t a fictional character, but an author, motivational speaker and YouTuber. Despite losing her sight as a teenager, she travels the world sharing herstory and encouraging others with her optimism.

6. The Elderly Sherlock Holmes (A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin)

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Although this story of Sherlock Holmes, wasn’t written by the original author. I enjoyed this post-WWII version of the famed investigator which was written by Mitch Cullin.

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#Top10of2k19 New or New to Me Authors

Top 10 of 2019
Top 10 of 2019 is a meme that looks back on the books read throughout the year. It is hosted by Kimberly Faye Reads and @greadsbooks. It runs from December 25-31.

Day 2 of #Top10of2k19, is all about New or New to Me Authors. I will also be posting my responses on Instagram. You can follow me at @melissaleesredhousereviews.

Rachel McMillan
Nicola Yoon
Rainbow Rowell
Emma Mills
Karin Tanabe
Jojo Moyes
Sheila Roberts
Jenn Bennett
Genevieve Graham
Beatriz Williams

Have you read any of these authors? Are you participating in #Top10of2k19? If so leave me your link in the comments, so I can check out your response.

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#Top10of2K19 Books I Wish I’d Made the Time to Read in 2019

Top 10 of 2019
Top 10 of 2019 is a meme that looks back on the books read throughout the year. It is hosted by Kimberly Faye Reads and @greadsbooks. It runs from December 25-31.

Today is the first day of #Top10of2k19 and the topic is Books I Wish I’d Made the Time to Read in 2019. I will also be posting my responses on Instagram. You can follow me @melissaleesredhousereviews

Books from my TBR Jar

Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts
Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams

2019 Releases

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Books I was Sent for Review

The Winter Sister by Megan Collins
The Lieutenant’s Nurse by Sara Ackerman
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite
Crashing the A-List by Summer Heacock
The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White
Trouble and Strife by Johanne Levesque

Have you read any of the books above? Are you participating in #Top10of2k19? If so leave your link in the comments so I can check out your responses.

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Tudor Queens Book Tag

The Tudor Queens Book Tag was created by Jess at Jessticulates. All images were created by her.

It has been a long time since I’ve read any Tudor fiction, however I recently picked up The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory. So I thought it would be a great time to do this tag.

Elizabeth of York

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A Family of Strangers by Emilie Richards

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Katherine of Aragon

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The Complete Illustrated Novels of Jane Austen, Volume I by Jane Austen

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Anne Boleyn

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Jane Seymour

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The Woman Who Wouldn’t by Gene Wilder

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Anne of Cleves

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A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

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Kathryn Howard

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The Luxe (Luxe, 1) by Anna Godbersen

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Katherine Parr

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The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury

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Lady Jane Grey

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Summer Baby: A Novella (The Summer Series Book 3) by Beth Labonte

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Mary I

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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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Elizabeth I

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The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

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