Mar 4, 2014

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

Here are the rules:
1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc.

"I gave her my trademark smile. It worked every time. She smiled back, and I nodded, telling her to come over. I thought she was going to, until she shook her head and kept on walking. She didn't even give me a second glance. What the hell?" Kindle location 46/1760

TITLE: First
AUTHOR: Alyssa Rose Ivy

PUBLISHER: Self-Published
GENRE: Paranormal New Adult
RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

This week's topic is: Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read 

*in no particular order

These are a mix of authors, some in genres I just don't read and others in my genre but still haven't read either way. Can't believe how hard this was!

1. Suzanne Collins
2. James Patterson
3. Lauren Oliver

4. Ally Condie 
5. Veronica Rossi--although I keep debating about starting her trilogy!
6. Dan Wells

7. Laurell K. Hamilton
8. Katie McGarry
9. Cassandra Clare

10. Jodi Picoult--although Between the Lines is still on my TBR pile and will likely be the only book I ever read by her. (Unless she and her daughter write a sequel!)


  1. There are quite a few Authors on this list I haven't read too, Cassandra Clare & Suzanne Collins being Two of them! I have recently read Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and enjoyed it :) Great list!

  2. You've never read The Hunger Games?!

  3. There are soooo many here that you need to read! Suzanne Collins, LAUREN OLIVER, Dan Wells :D ahhh I hope you get to them soon!

    My TTT :)

  4. Oh I LOVE Cassandra Clare and Katie McGarry's books are amazing too! I'm debating starting Rossi's trilogy as well one of these days.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  5. I haven't read most of these authors, but I will say that Suzanne Collins made me realize I can enjoy dystopian fiction. I don't want to read it on a regular basis--my daughter is big into Divergent and The Maze Runner--but an occasional dystopian is good for me.

    I really want to read Clare so I can learn what the fuss is all about.

    Thanks for visiting The Book Connection.

  6. I will say Suzanne Collins is one of my favorite authors! I would definitely give her books a chance, because she knows what she is doing. Please check out my TTT

  7. Nice teaser, I'm going to check this book out!
    Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day, too, Jessica :)

  8. I've never read any of Jodi Picoult's YA books, but I do enjoy many of her other titles--The Pact is one of my favorite novels.

  9. I thought I was the only one with Suzanne Collins on their list! It's nice to know I'm not alone.

    I've actually only read one of these authors (Oliver), and I didn't really love the book I read. Sometimes I miss out on something wonderful by not reading an author, and sometimes there is a reason why I skipped them...

    My list.


  10. Everyone's list has shocked me this week! You haven't read a lot of dystopia, huh? I've actually only read Suzanne Collins, though. The Hunger Games is fantastic!

  11. Ooh, you GOTTA read Dan Wells, Veronica Rossi, Katie McGarry, and Cassandra Clare. All awesome! And I totally love that teaser. So funny!
    My TTTMy Teaser

  12. I've read two authors from your list Suzanne Collins b/c of The Hunger Games (which is awesome) and Cassandra Clare, which she basically should be on my list b/c I've only read one book from her two series, City of Bones and that's all I wanted to read. Everyone says I should keep reading, but I just lost interest.
    Check out my TTT @ Book Hangovers Blabs Books
    John Grisham and Lauren Oliver is on my list, they're just numbers 11 and 12 lol

  13. ooh, are you just not a dystopian fan? I'm guilty of loving Collins, Oliver, and Condie just from devouring different dystopian books! I just love Lauren Oliver as a person, too, she is so funny and sweet!

    Here's my TTT!

  14. There are so many authors I haven't read. We have one author in common on our post. :) Laurell K. Hamilton.

  15. Great picks! I have read quite a lot of these - Collins, Oliver, Condie, Wells, McGarry and Picoult. I love Jodi Picoult and own every book but I really hated Between The Lines if I am honest, it's my least favourite out of all her books. I hope you can cross off some of these authors soon :)

  16. I love your teaser today, Jessica! And I'm happy to say I have read three of the authors on your list :)

    Happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  17. If there is a must read for me on your list it is Katie McGarry! Her books are so amazing! I LOVE them! I have also been debating Veronica Rossi. I will get around to it I'm sure. Great List!

    Kristalyn @ The Sarcastic Palmtree
    My TTT

  18. Great list, I have some books from Rossi, and Dan Wells sitting on my shelf, I definitely want to try and read Partials. thanks for checking out my STS, old follower as always ! ~ Katie @ Inkk Reviews

  19. I've read the anita blake series and enjoyed some of them. Some of the books are either hit or miss. And you must check out the V. Rossi trilogy :) I loved it!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  20. Great teaser! This was a great insight to Levi's mind. Hope you enjoy. Thank you for stopping by. :)

  21. Nice teaser! Nice to see someone so cocky meet his match. I share a couple of your authors too. I haven't read Jodi Piccoult, Veronica Rossi or Dan Wells either. Nor have I read John Green or Sarah Dessen. Have a great week!

  22. Nice tease. Seems like he was left a little disappointed.
    Katie McGarry and Cassandra Clare are two of my favorite authors.
    Happy Tuesday and happy reading.

  23. I'm not the only one who hasn't read Cassandra Clare!

  24. Love that tease, Jessica! I think I have First on my kindle...gonna have to check it out.

    I think the only authors on your list that I haven't read are Oliver, Condie, Rossi and Wells. That's a fun list to think about though!

  25. You're teaser is great! I love it :)
    I know...I haven't read a lot of great authors. It was sad huh? I loved The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins and James Patterson is one of my favorite authors! I've only read a couple Picoult books and I've liked them so I plan on reading more of hers too. Like I said though, my TBR pile is WAY too high! Thanks for stopping by!

  26. There is a couple on your list you seriously need to read. The Hunger Games is a well worth read and I like Mortal Instruments too. I actually think you would like that series.

  27. I can't believe you haven't read the hunger games. I was pretty shocked to see Suzanne on the list!! I haven't read Katie McGarry yet either but I really want to. I've heard such good things about her!!

    Old follower!

    Here's my TTT
    Amber @ Paradise of Pages

  28. I've read all but 3 on your list. Some I'm a little surprised you haven't read yet, but I guess they're more dystopian than paranormal. Thanks for visiting my TTT,

  29. *Snickers* You play hard to get girl!! Love it!

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  30. Oh my god!! You didn't read anything by Cassandra Clare???
    You should!! You really should reading them. The mortal instruments and the Infernal devices. They are soooo good! One of my favorites!!

  31. I've read Katie McGarry, Jodi Picoult and Ally Condie - but I haven't read any of the others. So many great books, so many great authors - not enough time. :) Great list!

  32. OMG you have to read Lauren Oliver! She's amazing! Thanks for stopping by my post :)

  33. Heh, good teaser. I've read two of the authors you haven't read, Cassandra Clare and Suzanne Collins, and have James Patterson in Mount TBR. My teaser: Home for the Homicide

  34. I haven't read anything by Veronica Rossi and I would love to check her work out! Katie McGarry and Cassandra Clare are freaking awesome!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  35. What is this I'm seeing? You haven't read The Hunger Games? Oh, you must! And I haven't read any of the others on your list as well, but I'm most looking forward to reading Jodi Picoult's books. She sounds amazing!

    Thanks for stopping by my post earlier. Happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts


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