What? I’m posting my TTT a day early?! Yep, I can’t believe it either! Today feels like it has been so long. I had a test in Fundamentals this morning, then I went out to eat breakfast with a couple of friends, and I ended up going to the mall afterwards to walk into the bookstore (which instantly made me feel better because #booknerd), and then I went home for about an hour and worked on pharmacology stuff, then I had to go to pharm class. After that, I came home and had to do so online modules for tomorrows fundamentals lecture and had to read a couple of chapters in my textbook. Then I had to work on tomorrows weekly release post because I didn’t have it finished in my drafts, and I started and finished this post, so I’m one tired person!
I also need to finish a book of short stories and write a review for that, and I need to write reviews for a couple of books I’ve read recently and do my end of the month post. There’s honestly so much to do!
Why does everything seem to happen a one time???
This week’s prompt is book titles with numbers in them, and let me tell you, I was struggling with this from the selection of books that I’ve read. So, I had to turn to my TBR to help me! And for some reason, as I was thinking of titles, I was thinking that the number had to be in the beginning of the title (like the very first word of the title) and didn’t think about the numbers being in the middle counting for some odd reason (maybe because I’m yawning every 5 seconds).
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by thatartsyreadergirl!
The One by Kiera Cass
“America Singer searches for her happily ever after in this swoon-worthy YA dystopian romance, perfect for readers who loved Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Lauren Oliver’s Delirium, or Renée Ahdieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn.
Entering the Selection changed America Singer’s life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she arrived at the palace, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she’s made her choice . . . and she’s prepared to fight for the future she wants.”
Did you really think I could get through a post without talking about Maxon? This book had put me through the emotional ringer! I. JUST. CAN’T. because for a few hot seconds I thought the book was going to end on a sad and depressing note.
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
“In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.
But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.”
Have I read this book? Nope. I honestly don’t know why. I think I got a copy of this for my 18th birthday maybe, but I just haven’t found it in me to read it.
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
“Four dead queens. Three days to catch a killer. Two forbidden romances. One shocking twist you won’t see coming.
Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara’s most enlightened region, Eonia. He runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts to retrieve the package, he and Keralie both find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that leaves all four of Quadara’s queens dead.
With no other choices and on the run from Keralie’s former employer, the two decide to join forces, endeavoring to discover who has killed the queens and save their own lives in the process. When their reluctant partnership blooms into a tenuous romance, they must overcome their own dark secrets in hopes of a future together that seemed impossible just days before. But first they have to stay alive and untangle the secrets behind the nation’s four dead queens.”
FDQ was one of my most anticipated reads for the early part of this year, and I was so excited to see it in my OwlCrate box from March with a gorgeous red cover! I don’t know why I haven’t read it yet, maybe because I wanted to read it for so long and don’t want to be let down if I don’t like it.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
“Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price – and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone.
A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction – if they don’t kill each other first.”
I bought this book about a year and a half ago when I was in New York purely because it’s one of those books that everyone seems to talk about! I think I just read the synopsis when I was putting this post together! I really want to read it soon because a) the hype around it and b) the tv show that is being produced soon!
Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate
“The juniors at Paloma High School all have their secrets, whether it’s the thespian who hides her trust issues onstage, the closeted pansexual who cares only about his drug-dealing profits, or the neurotic genius who’s planted the seed of a school scandal. But it’s Juniper Kipling who has the furthest to fall. No one would argue that Juniper – obedient daughter, salutatorian, natural beauty, and loyal friend – is anything but perfect. Everyone knows she’s a saint, not a sinner; but when love is involved, who is Juniper to resist temptation? When she begins to crave more and more of the one person she can’t have, her charmed life starts to unravel.
Then rumors of a student-teacher affair hit the fan. After Juniper accidentally exposes her secret at a party, her fate falls into the hands of the other six sinners, bringing them into one another’s orbits. All seven are guilty of something. Together they could save one another from their temptations – or be ruined by them.”
Another book on my TBR. I’ll be honest, the only reason I bought this book is because it was for a dollar and it sounded just a little interesting.
Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
“If given the opportunity, what sixteen-year-old wouldn’t jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe “opportunity” isn’t the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: “Lied to Our Parents”). But she and her housemate Vi are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up “Skipping School” (#3), “Buying a Hot Tub” (#4), and, um, “Harboring a Fugitive” (#7) is a mystery to them.
To get through the year, April will have to juggle a love triangle, learn to do her own laundry, and accept that her carefully constructed world just might be falling apart…one thing-she-shouldn’t-have-done at a time.”
I’m pretty sure I also got this book for a dollar at the library sale last year, and when a book is a dollar, can you really pass it up?
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
“You can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.”
I read this book back in the 8th grade, and y’all I was struggling to read it. I think it was a bit much for me at the time, and I didn’t fully understand the complexity of the story.
26 Kisses by Anna Michels
“Getting dumped by her boyfriend is not how Veda planned on starting her summer. When Mark makes it clear that it’s over between them, Veda is heartbroken and humiliated—but, more importantly, she’s inspired. So she sets out on the love quest of a lifetime: use the summer to forget about Mark, to move on, and move up. All she has to do is kiss twenty-six boys with twenty-six different names—one for each letter of the alphabet.
From the top of the Ferris wheel at her hometown carnival to the sandy dunes of Lake Michigan, Veda takes every opportunity she can to add kisses (and boys) to her list, and soon the break-up doesn’t sting quite as much. But just when Veda thinks she has the whole kissing thing figured out, she meets someone who turns her world upside down.”
Ok, I bought this book from Book Outlet simply because it sounded interesting. I think the main reason I haven’t read it yet is because it’s sitting in my closet at the moment (and you know out of sight, out of mind).
How many books do you have with a number in the title (rough estimate)? Let me know below!
Happy reading until next time,