May 31, 2016

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by MizB of Books and Beat

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.

WARNING! The second teaser I'm to share is not for the faint of heart! Please remember, this is just 1 book and 1 character's words!

"I only know one thing for sure.

Whatever they don't want me to see, that's where I'm digging. I need to be where the secrets are.

I'm more interested in ensuring I have a future than they think." p 124

"Zhang, B: Wole Soyinka said that. he was a writer, back in 20C. studied him in college. wrote about injustice. Plays, poems, books, good stuff. u should read him

ByteMe: what's a book?

Zhang, B: ..." p 200

TITLE: Illuminae
AUTHORS: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
PUBLISHER: Knopf Books for Young Readers
GENRE: Dystopian YA
RELEASE DATE: October 20, 2015

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: Beach Reads Week--Top 10 Books I'd Read on the Beach!

Note these aren't really "beachy" reads. I've never been to a beach really, so I don't know what's considered a "beach read".

*in no particular order

1. A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas--so's really long, but I am actually planning on saving this for the long drive to Florida this summer. Which is around 16-17 hours I think? And we might go to a beach one day while we're there too! So who knows! Plus, I have Irish white skin from my mom's side, I could use some sun! LOL!
2. THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh--I think this would be a fun summer/beach read. Yeah, it's already deserty so why not read it during the summer! St. Louis is hot & humid like a desert too!
3. EIGHTH GRAVE AFTER DARK by Darynda Jones--I chose 8 instead of the upcoming 10 because I need to read this one still! LOL! These are always fun reads, so perfect for the beach!

4. A GHOUL'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER by Victoria Laurie--I am behind in all my mystery series apparently! It's sad because I adore them all! I think all of them would make great beach reads! This one is also the series finale and I'm not quite ready to say goodbye yet!
5. SENSE OF DECEPTION by Victoria Laurie--again with the behind on my mystery reads! I do adore Victoria's books though, so hopefully I can read these this summer!
6. SPELLCASTING IN SILK by Juliet Blackwell--another mystery author I love! These are what I call Cozy Paranormal Mysteries! Insert that paranormal there! They're all a lot of fun and I really need to get back to them! I am like 99% certain I still need to read this one and not the one before it! LOL!

7. KEEPER OF THE CASTLE by Juliet Blackwell--her other series that I am also behind in! Still need to read this one!! 
8. SLEEP NO MORE by Aprilynne Pike--the perfect summer read is one to scare you silly! This is one of the many thrillers I still need to read!
9. TORN by Jennifer L. Armentrout--Goodreads and her website say July 19th as the release date, so this is a perfect read for summer!! Why you ask? It's Jennifer L. Armentrout of course!

10. JAWS by Peter Benchley--what's a more perfect beach read than one about a shark that will eat you alive if you decide to go swim in the to the beach! LOL! Yeah, a bit weird with this one, but I loved the movie growing up! Read the book some years later and found it to be the first instance where I enjoyed the movie better. GASP! I know!!! It's dreadful. But I had watched the movie like a 1000 times before finally reading the book at an appropriate age, so it's a given I'd like the movie more. 


  1. Haha, I admit I made a certain face when I read the second teaser . . . Oh my!
    I've been hearing and seeing a lot about this book lately, I think I should keep it under serious consideration.

    Thanks for sharing, here's my TT :)

  2. *splutter* WHAT - a future without books??? It truly has gone to Hell in a handcart, then!!! Thank you for the intriguing TT share - I've heard good things about this one:). I like the beach read choices you provided - except Jaws. I think I'd rather read that one when high and dry on the sofa:). My TT this week is an urban fantasy romp...

  3. Jaws is the perfect beach book, I think! I can imagine myself reading it in Galveston, one eye on the book, one eye on the water.

  4. Gah, I have got to read this book! LOL
    I'm loving a lot of the books you shared today. My TBR list is groaning. LOL

    My TT from Miss Mayhem

  5. I have Illuminae on TBR mountain and should try to get to it this summer. My YA teaser this week comes from With Malice by Eileen Cook. Happy reading!

  6. I love your beach reads! I read Jaws last year and I found out that the movie takes some of the plot and all the scary shark scenes and made a I didn't mind the book cause there was a lot more about the sheriff and his family in it.


    My teaser

  7. For some reason, there were tons of Jaws movies on cable yesterday so I ended up watching Jaws 2, Jaws 3D and part of the original. I have no idea why the same channel showed them out of order though. Some of the mysteries you have on your list look amazing. I am so far behind on The Ghost Hunter Mysteries but loved the ones I have read.

  8. When I read your warning I was expecting something disturbing and rightly so apparently ahah. Still, I love both teasers so I'm more excited than ever to read Illuminae <3 happy reading!
    Enchanted by YA

  9. I really have got to read Throne of Glass. I need to borrow it from my SNL so I can jump on the Sarah J Maas bandwagon! Enjoy your beach reads!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  10. Yay for ACOMAF :) I cannot wait to start this one. I plan to read it during our move. I'll be without internet so no distractions ;)
    My TTT

  11. I have ACOMAF, but I probably won't read it for a while. The length of it is kind of putting me off starting it!
    My TTT:

  12. I really need to add ACOMAF to my list this summer, and Jaws is the perfect beach read for sure (as in it will keep you on the beach reading instead of swimming in shark infested waters). ;)

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  13. Interesting Teaser. I'm curious about this future world.
    My Tuesday post features REDNECK P.I.

  14. Love your teasers and Jaws is the best beach read pick I've seen so far! I might have to dust off my old copy and read it again this summer! I love Charley Davidson, so you know I agree with you on Eighth Grave. Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy reading and happy summer!

  15. Haha! I don't think most of us had any idea what a beach read actually was this week, but you picked some great books! I especially think anything about a man-eating shark would be perfect for the beach! ;)

    Here are my Top Ten!

  16. Your teaser...what's a book....oh how true to life that is. Great pick! Loving your beach reads as well. Have fun in FL.

    My TT

  17. Great list, going to check out Spellcasting in Silk!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  18. Great list -- I have Jaws on mine as well!

    My TTT:

  19. OMG I think Jaws would be such a GREAT beach read! YESSS!!!! I need to add that one on my to read list!

  20. Mogsy at Bibliosanctum read Jaws recently and now here you are talking about it. I remember the book being on the shelves in my house for many years, but don't know where it is now. I love the movie -- great choice for a beach read! I definitely need to read the book!

  21. ACOMAF and The Rose and the Dagger are definitely on the top of my TBR pile, I'm just not emotionally ready...


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