Top Ten Tuesday: Extraordinary Book Titles

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.

Much like book covers, I’m a sucker for a great book title. I’ve been known to pick up a book because of its cover and even because of its title.

I think it takes a special kind of talent to come up with the perfect book title. Too often, I feel like this is overlooked.

The books I’ve listed below are ones that I’ve read, and whether I loved them or not is kind of irrelevant because the books listed below had the perfect titles, not just standalone, but they also were relevant to the story inside in a special way.

 

Extraordinary Book Titles

  1. A Lesson in Thorns
  2. The Enchanted Sonata
  3. Etiquette & Espionage
  4. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  5. Where the Silence Gathers
  6. Atheists Who Kneel and Pray
  7. The Sky is Everywhere
  8. With Visions of Red
  9. The Sun is Also a Star
  10. To Kill a Kingdom

3 Day Lyrical Challenge: Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of my 3 Day Lyrical Challenge!

I was tagged in this challenge by three of my all-time favorite bloggers: Thrice Read, Discerning Couch Potato, and Whit Reads Lit. Thank you my lovely friends!


The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share one of your favorite songs/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  • Nominate three other bloggers each day.

 

I decided to break this challenge up into three different types of songs: 

  1. Day One: Love song lyrics
  2. Day Two: Inspirational song lyrics
  3. Day Three: Breakup song lyrics

 

Whether you like Fall Out Boy or not, it’s hard to deny that they have some of the best lyrics of all time – particularly their break up songs.

This one happens to be one of the most brutal breakup songs I’ve ever heard, absolutely filled with some of the most satisfying insults LOL!

I present to you…

My Heart is the Worst Kind of Weapon by Fall Out Boy

Spent most of last night
Dragging this lake
For the corpses of all my past mistakes
Sell me out, the jokes on you
We are salt and you are the wound
Empty another bottle
And let me tear you to pieces
This is me wishing you into the worst situations
I’m the kind of kid that can’t let anything go
But you wouldn’t know a good thing
If it came up and slit your throat
Whoa, whoa
Ooh
Whoa, whoa
Your remorse hasn’t fallen on deaf ears
Rather ones that just don’t care
‘Cause I know that you’re in between arms somewhere
Next to heartbeats
Where you shouldn’t dare sleep
Now, I’ll teach you a lesson
For keeping secrets from me
Take your taste, back
Peel back your skin
And try to forget how it feels inside
You should try saying “No once in a while”
“Oh once in a while”
Take your taste, back
Peel back your skin
And try to forget how it feels inside
You should try saying “No once in a while”
“Oh once in a while”
And did you hear the news?
I could dissect you
And gut you on this stage
Not as eloquent as I may have imagined
But it will get the job done
And you’re done
Every line is plotted and designed to leave you
Standing on your bedroom window’s ledge
And everyone else
That it hits, that it gets to
Is nothing more than collateral damage
Take your taste, back
Peel back your skin
And try to forget how it feels inside
You should try saying “No once in a while”
“Oh once in a while”
Take your taste, back
Peel back your skin
And try to forget how it feels inside
You should try saying “No once in a while”
“Oh once in a while”

Tag, You’re It!

YOU! If you’d like to do this challenge, either the way I’ve done it or your own way, please do!

The End of the Year Book Tag: 2018 Edition

2019 is coming up fast and last year I saw this tag going around and never ended up doing it. This year when I saw it over on Kelly’s blog, I decided I’d go ahead and do it now.

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?


I’m pretty picky about finishing books. If I’m not feeling it by the first few chapters, I tend to set them aside. I have way too many books I want to read, I just don’t have it in me to struggle through books that aren’t for me. This doesn’t mean I won’t give them another try or that I think they’re horrible, most of the time I’m just not in the mood. The books I didn’t read this year were:
xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan – This was just feeling kind of bland to me at the time. To be fair, I was in a pretty epic book slump.
Midnight Blue by L.J. Shen – I just did not love any of the characters in this one.
Company Ink by Kat Colburn – I did actually enjoy the first couple of chapters of this, but for some reason I kept putting this one down in favor of other books.
Groupie (Texas Mutiny #2) by M.E. Carter – This book was so cringey and gratuitous for me. I just couldn’t do it.
Royally Raised (Royally #3.5) by Emma Chase – I LOVE this couple in Royally Matched, but I found I was getting a bit disenchanted with them as I read this, so I just put it down.
Rival (Fall Away #2) by Penelope Douglas – I 100% could not get into this. I struggled through the first book because trusted friends really liked it, I kept hoping for it to get better and it never did. I couldn’t do it again.

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
I’m a mood reader and right now I’m reading Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor. I swear I’ve been reading this series for years and it’s about time I finish it.

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
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Finale by Stephanie Garber!

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?


With the exceptionally slow pace that I’ve been reading lately, the chances are slim I will finish three by the end of the year, but these are the three I’m reading at the moment.

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?
Nah.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2019?
Yes! Here are my Reading Resolutions for 2019.

The TBR Book Tag

I wasn’t actually tagged for this one, but I saw it awhile ago on A Booknerd Travels, and finally decided to take a stab at it.

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The TBR Book Tag

How do you keep track on your TBR list?

I don’t know what I’d do without Goodreads. I have every book I own that I haven’t read and every book I don’t own, but want to read on there. I also keep track of a bunch of other things with Goodreads. You can learn more about how I use Goodreads here.

Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?

Hmm… I think it is about even, when it comes to books I own. I do have a TBR shelf on Goodreads full of books I want to read, but don’t own and a handful of audiobooks in my Audible library.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

I’m 100% a mood reader, however, every month I put together a reading list for the month so that I have a short list to choose from. I don’t force myself to read just the books on these lists, though. I’ll stray if I’m in the mood.

A book that has been on your TBR the longest.

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OMG where do I begin? I have 5 entire bookshelves full of books I haven’t read yet that have been with me for over a decade. I’m going to go with Jane Eyre, though, because I’ve been a big fan of the original movie (and now the remake) for the longest time, but never got around to reading the actual book.

A book that you recently added to your TBR list?

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Something New by Skylar Hill was recently free on Kindle, so I grabbed it!

A book on you TBR list strictly because of its beautiful cover.

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I saw The Promise of Stardust at a used bookstore and fell in love with the cover. I bought it even though I doubt I’ll ever actually read it since it sounds so heartbreaking.

A book on your TBR that you never plan on actually reading.

See above LOL

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for.

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Almost all of the books I was looking forward to were published last month LOL! I’m actually dying to read the latest Pucked novel, Pucked Love by Helena Hunting. I’ve already preordered the audiobook!

A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you.

The entire Knitting in the City series. I only just finished Book 3, but it feels like everyone has already read them all! I need to catch up!

A book on your TBR everyone recommends you.

I feel like I recommend books more than they are recommended to me.

A book on your TBR you’re very excited to read.

Is it cheating to say Pucked Love again?? I’m seriously obsessed with that series. Instead, I’ll go with 99% Mine by Sally Thorne. I love The Hating Game, I can’t wait to read her second novel!

The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf.

This is so embarrassing. I have 1739 on my TBR!


 

This is definitely an older tag, so I won’t be surprised if a lot of you have done it already, but I’m going to tag a few people anyway, just in case!

Perfectly Tolerable
The Book Cover Girl
The Thrifty Bibliophile
Books and Co.
A Happy Little Bookworm


How many books do you have on your TBR?