Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week, there’s a theme and you choose ten books that fit it. Check out upcoming topics here.
This week, it’s a little open to interpretation, and I kind of struggled haha. I couldn’t think of ten for any one category, so I’m just going to break up a list of ten total discoveries into different categories.
In no particular order, as usual…
The Naughty Librarian (Inspired me to try some romance novels)
Becca and The Books (I just love her personality, and her Bookopoly board inspired mine)
Codie’s Book Corner (I was drawn in by the TBR wheel and now I watch everything she posts)
How to Train Your Gavin (Inspired me to read more middle grade, and gave me a good laugh on some bad days)
New Favorite Authors
(Author names link to Goodreads)
Tessa Dare (love her historical romances, which got me hooked on romace last year)
Alyssa Cole (I am obsessed with the Reluctant Royals series omg)
Claire Legrand (I only read Sawkill Girls but I’m reading more ASAP)
My Reading Preferences/Choices
I actually do like romance, I’m just not into all romance.
I can listen to audiobooks (hurrah!), but I usually have to listen to them at 2x speed (sometimes 1.5 or 1.75, depending on the narrator and the specific book) or I can’t focus on them.
CAWPILE, a rating system created by G (BookRoast) on YouTube! I found her original video about this about a year ago and I used it all year. I think I only skipped rating maybe 4-5 books by this method, and I absolutely love it! I actually had a similar rating system a few years ago, but I think mine only had five categories and I abandoned it pretty quickly because I never worked out a set range for each star rating.
I really wanted to include bloggers, but… I can not keep track of when I followed blogs I just get so used to seeing them that I forget if I’ve been following them for a month or for years. With YouTube, I’m subscribed to so few channels, and I watch so little on there, that it’s easier for me to remember when I subscribed to someone. (I think I only watch videos from maybe a dozen channels with any regularity at all, but I’m following many more blogs.)
Did you make any bookish discoveries in 2019?