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Six Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics & Six on my TBR | Top Ten Tuesday

January 31, 2017 / 14 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book Memes, Top Ten Tuesday
Six Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics & Six on my TBR | Top Ten Tuesday

Pretty embarrassed by the lack of graphic novels/comics in the last few year, guys. But here are six favorite graphic novels, and six on my TBR. Six Favorite Graphic Novels: 1. Blankets by Craig Thompson – my all-time favorite. It just spoke to me. And it was the first present I ever gave to my husband. 2. Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Vo1 1-4 by Sean McKeever and Takeshi Miyzawa – This is my favorite “real comic” series ever. Don’t be fooled by the cute title – this is a really amazing, addictive, realistic take on teen Mary Jane and what […]

2016 Books I Meant To Read Last Year | Top Ten Tuesday

2016 Books I Meant To Read Last Year | Top Ten Tuesday

I’m a little embarrassed about the number of 2016 books I meant to read last year but just didn’t get to. Especially the ones that are solicited ARCs. 😳 In other words, this is my guilty list. Or my naughty list. 2016 Books I Meant To Read Last Year, But I’m Making a Priority in 2017: The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder. Super cute romance and Canadian and on all my friends’ best-of lists. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. Super cute epistolary romance. And I meant to read it with people! Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake. This […]

GIVEAWAY: Mostly YA Lit’s Best Books of 2016 | Top Ten Tuesday

GIVEAWAY: Mostly YA Lit’s Best Books of 2016 | Top Ten Tuesday

Hello all, merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, happy holidays! Today I get to unveil one of my favorite posts of the year: my totally definitive Best Books of 2016! Read on to find out what I absolutely loved this year, and you could win one of my favorites! Mostly YA Lit’s Best Books of 2016 The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. I don’t often have a #1 book of the year, but this year The Serpent King is it. This YA about three best friends living in a super religious town will break your heart so hard. Incredibly, perfectly voiced. Read it now. The Hating […]

15 Books You Need in the First Half Of 2017 | Top Ten Tuesday

15 Books You Need in the First Half Of 2017 | Top Ten Tuesday

This is the easiest Top Ten Tuesday I’ve done, like, EVER. Also, if this list is to be believed, I will be shedding vats of tears for the next six months. So, in no particular order, but actually sort of in order? 15 Books You Need in the First Half Of 2017            1.  2.  3.  4.  5. 1. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord | May 16 – Emery Lord fangirl here. This book is about a girl going to summer camp and a struggle with faith. Basically, it’s about me. Also, it’s […]

5 Complex Villains I’ve Encountered While Reading | Top Ten Tuesday

5 Complex Villains I’ve Encountered While Reading | Top Ten Tuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday was super hard for me, because I’m not really into books with true villains. I’m all about the good guys (and good boys). If you’re a contemporary reader, you’re going to get a lot of books with real-life characters. Some of them, I admit, are total jerks. But many of them are just more complex than you realize. Like real life, I believe there’s more to people than just good or bad. So in making this list, I looked for layered, complex characters who presented me with views and ethics that really made me think. 5 […]

9 Sporty Books for Olympics Fans | Top Ten Tuesday

9 Sporty Books for Olympics Fans | Top Ten Tuesday

Guys, I admit it. I have Olympics fever. So this week’s TTT is a bit of a cheat since sports take place in all kinds of settings…but whatever. If you’re all about the sporty books, read on! 9 Sporty Books for Olympics Fans 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8)  9) Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally | Sport: Running – a ton of Kenneally’s books could go on this list, but BAB is my fave, and it’s set on trails and streets all over Tennessee. And the romance is SMOKING. Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross | Sport: […]

12 Books Set Outside USA | Top Ten Tuesday

12 Books Set Outside USA | Top Ten Tuesday

I actually read a lot of fiction not set in the US, which should be obvious since I’m Canadian. But this list is (unsurprisingly?) Europe heavy! 1)  2)   3)  4) 5) 6) 7)   8) 9) 10) 11) 12) Mostly YA Lit’s Top 12 Books Set Outside USA 1. Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery | PEI, Canada – who doesn’t love this series? 2. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein | Great Britain – Tears. All the tears. If you haven’t read it, you must. 3. Across A Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund | Post-apocalyptic New Zealand […]

Ten Facts About Me | Top Ten Tuesday

Ten Facts About Me | Top Ten Tuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a fun and personal one: top ten facts about me! I have an about page, but sometimes I forget to talk about myself enough in my blogs, so I’m excited for you to get to know me better (and vice versa!). In writing this post, I thought I’d try to focus on things that I don’t talk about a lot on this blog – my interests, obsessions, and just…life outside my blog. Here we go: 1. I’m a singer. This is probably the biggest part of my life I don’t talk about! I’m a […]

10 YA Books That Promote LGBTQ, Diversity & Compassion | Top Ten Tuesday

10 YA Books That Promote LGBTQ, Diversity & Compassion | Top Ten Tuesday

I’m taking a few liberties with this week’s #TopTenTuesday topic, which is books we’re looking forward to for the back half of 2016. In the wake of what happened in Orlando on Sunday, and the scary and sometimes completely incomprehensible violence around us, I thought I’d use this week’s #TTT to highlight some recent and upcoming books that promote inclusivity, diversity, and compassion, especially for the LGBTQ community. For me, the book community is a place where everyone is welcome and tolerated, whether you’re a geek or a nerd, a white person, a person of color, an introvert or an extrovert, […]

Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim | Top Ten Tuesday

Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim | Top Ten Tuesday

Hi guys, today I’m chatting about ten books I picked up on a whim. Honestly, nowadays it’s hard for me to find this kind of book because I talk to people about books so much, and I have so many favorite authors…but I definitely still have moments where I find something in a catalogue and I’m really excited. Some of these will go back to pre-blogging days, so this was a bit of a nostalgic post for me…but I think these are still pretty relevant to what catches my eye these days! I’m restricting this to books that I have read […]