Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday - Books Apparently a Pandemic Couldn't Convince Me to Read

The top 10 weekly meme used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish they  handed over the reins to ThatArtsyReaderGirl who can be found HERE.  Each week she will focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading.

This week's topic is best/favorite opening lines and honestly, I don't really track that kind of thing very well.  So I'm giving you a different list.  When everything started to shut down, I had a ton of library books out.  My libraries have waived overdue fees and are yet to reopen.  I thought I'd manage to get so many of them read before I had to return them, but alas, apparently even a pandemic couldn't convince me to pick them up this time around. 



DEATHLESS DIVIDE - JUSTINA IRELAND

THE BOATMAN'S DAUGHTER - ANDY DAVIDSON

THE WOMAN IN APARTMENT 2A - ROSS ARMSTRONG

ASHLORDS - SCOTT REINTGEN

ALL THE STARS AND TEETH - ADALYN GRACE

So are they any here you recommend I try to squeeze in before I return them.  At this point I'm seriously considering a clean library slate when they reopen.

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  1. Ashlords and Deathless Divide are two books that have fallen off my tbr as well :\

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. There's always some casualties when TBRs get really big right?

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  2. Ha i like what you did with this one. :) The Woman in Apt 49 has me kinda curious...

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    1. My Mom actually tried to read it and she had a hard time getting into it. Of course, she has kind of fickle reading tastes as I never know what she might like.

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  3. Toronto's libraries did the same thing. They just started accepting returned books yesterday, I believe, and they're only open for pick-up/drop-off now.

    I've heard fabulous things about Deathless Divide, but I haven't actually gotten around to reading that one yet myself. :)

    My TTT .

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    1. I will probably get to that one eventually. Maybe around Halloween. It's never too early to plan October's TBR!

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  4. You should definitely read The Boatman's Daughter, I got a NetGalley ARC way back when and never got to it, and I feel terrible. But everyone seems to love it.

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    1. I know and I want to but I'm scared. You know how I felt about his other book...

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  5. I haven't read any of these so would't know where to start, although I do like the cover for All the Stars and Teeth.
    Lynn :D

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    1. Yea it has tentacles which I am sure is why I grabbed it to begin with. I've heard mixed reviews but would like to read it eventually.

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  6. Great picks.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  7. All The Scars And Teeth has such a fascinating cover and title. I'd read that one.

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    1. I hope to read it someday. I've heard mixed things but I won't let that scare me off.

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  8. I vote for a clean slate. If you haven't wanted to read any of these by now, you probably never will. :D

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  9. I haven't read any of these but Melanie read and reviewed the Justina Ireland one.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I did enjoy the first one in that series so I am likely to read it eventually.

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  10. I read Deathless Divide so you know my thoughts on that, part of me wants to try another Andy Davidson but scared at same time...lol. The other ones I really don't know much about but the one with the fire horse looks cool...lol

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    1. I definitely know how you feel about Davidson. I can't handle any more vamps in trailers. I do love the looks if that fire horse and you should see the sequel, it looks like a snow horse.

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  11. I thought I would pick up more books during this time, but I just haven't. I also have four books checked out from my library since February and haven't read them all.

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    1. I think with me I just keep putting them off knowing I have time and then never making time!

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  12. These are all new to me! I think this pandemic has made a lot of us into mood readers!

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  13. Yeah, I haven't gotten around to half the books that I thought I would. I am on vacation right now and thought I would be flying through a book a day but that has not been happening either.

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    1. I know I'm late responding but I hope you had a great vacation.

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  14. I hope you like these when you get a chance to read them! I’m on a waitlist for The Boatman’s Daughter. It sounds delightfully weird.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I returned it without reading it but now need to get back on the hold list.

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  15. LOL. I think we all have books that fit in this category!

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  16. I haven't read any of these...but, oh my gosh the covers for some of these!! And seeing as how you have them on your list... I think I need to check these out!!

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  17. THE WOMAN IN APARTMENT 2A by Ross Armstrong made me think of Rear Window (1954) by Alfred Hitchcock. Here's my TTT!

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    1. I hope I find time to get to it one day. My Mom tried to read it and didn't care for it but she has weird reading tastes.

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  18. None of these books have been on my radar so I'm afraid I can't help you with that! I have taken a few steps on the non Potter reading path this week which is good but I'm not celebrating yet!

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  19. *dies laughing* This is the best, most apt and relatable topic EVER

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  20. My library got rid of overdue fines long before the pandemic, so that's been really nice. Right now, they've extended all the due dates as well, so that's helped me get all my library books read. Good luck with yours!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

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    1. Mine has waived all fines as well which I think is great. Seems like they are trying so hard to work with the community.

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  21. I think Ashlords looks cool. Good luck with your decisions!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. I love the cover and the cover for the sequel is even better!

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  22. How funny! I've been having this problem with reading in general lately---I'm just not motivated to do it. Hopefully that will change soon.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I keep reading a lot but just not what I plan on reading. Sorry for the late response.

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  23. All I can say is I still love the cover of The Boatman's Daughter. 😀

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    1. The cover is great but so was the cover to the first one but then I couldn't stand it!

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