Monday, November 19, 2018

Top Ten Thanksgiving Freebie

  

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by 
That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back to The Broke and the Bookish so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week is a Top Ten Thanksgiving freebie. I always love a freebie, and wasn't sure where to go with this one, so I just decided to keep it easy and list ten books that I'm thankful to have found due to book blogging. Because as I've said before- book blogging has introduced me to so many books I might otherwise have never read.          


Big Little Lies

This one's a no- brainer. One of my fave books and I might never have tried it otherwise? 

The Shark Club 

Marine conservation, second chance at love, family dynamic- there's a lot to love in this one. 

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)

My favorite Ice and Fire book- even if we never get another one this one's a gem. 

The Girls in the Garden

My introduction to Lisa Jewell and a very thought provoking book. 

Contagion (Contagion, #1)

This was just a trip. 

The Extinction Trials (The Extinction Trials, #1)

Such a fast-paced read and dinosaurs!

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces

This was even more a trip!

The Woman in the Window

I loved the Hitchcock/ old movie references, the slightly paranoid feel, the suspense... everything. 

City of the Lost (Rockton, #1)

This series is bomb. 

The Wolves of Winter

I loved this dystopian set in the cold north. 

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  1. It's always fun to discover favorite reads through book blogging. I feel like I could probably come up with a list of books that I discovered through blogging as well. So many yet to come too. :)

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    1. It is. And exactly- I've discoered SO many books through blogs, and especially TTT!

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  2. I've seen contagion mentioned a lot lately. Clearly I need to get on that.

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  3. There are whole genres that I only found through the internet so my list would be huge! Yes to the Extinction Trials and ASOI&F!

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    1. Yes! That Extinction Trials is gonna be a highlight of '19 I think!

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  4. Quite a few on here that I'm really interested in giving a try. I might have to bump a couple up higher on my TBR!

    www.tbrandbeyond.com

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  5. The danger of reading all the blogs is finding all the books! I am definitely glad I took a chance on Big Little Lies, which was all the hype at the time, but led to me finding an author, who I love.

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    1. Same here with BLL. I fell in love with that book, especially Madline. And I find so many books through blogs it's not even funny.

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  6. Great list! If The Extinction Trials has dinosaurs in it then clearly I need to read it.

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  7. The Girls in the Garden looks sooo intriguing AND your line about it makes it even more so!

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    1. My first Lisa Jewell book and so far my favorite.

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  8. I have quite a few books like this too! Of course with freebie topics my mind runs blank on what to do! Too many possibilities apparently! LOL. See a few books that I have in my TBR pile that fit the same topic too! Cannot wait to read them either!

    Oh nice! I honestly could not think of any book that took place over this holiday! Holidays don't really come up in my reads apparently! Lol!

    Here's my Tuesday PostGREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Just realized I copied my whole comment from my first blog visit instead of my link. Ignore that second bit!

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    2. No problem Jessica! And right? Freebie topics for me are surprisingly hard sometime!!!

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  9. I love when bloggers introduce me to books I've never heard of that become favorites! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Greg!

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  10. Yes, I've found so many books by reviewing for Long and Short Reviews! I haven't read any of these, but The Woman in the Window sounds interesting. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. I liked Woman in the Window, I know there were some mixed reviews at times but for a debut- I thought it was quite good.

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  11. Why have I not read Lisa Jewell yet? I agree that I discovered many books through blogging too. I've read book I would otherwise never have picked up.

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    1. Exactly. And I highly recommend Lisa Jewell in general and The Girls in the Garden in particular!

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  12. Nice idea! I still need to read The Woman in the Window! Here is my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/11/20/top-ten-thanksgiving-titles/
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  13. There are so many books I never would have found if it weren't for blogging. Great idea for a list๐Ÿ˜Š

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  14. by the way, I think you should edit your settings, because when you leave a comment at my place, your ID sends me to a wordpress blog you no longer have, so it;s harder for people to find you.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know, I had noticed that at one point and thought I fixed it- I guess not!

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  15. I have found so many great books through blogging. What a great topic for your top ten list. I completely agree that the Kelley Armstrong series is the bomb!

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  16. Such a great list. I recently recommended the Woman in the Window to a co-worker. She had never heard of it! I was shocked. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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    1. You know, I think we assume sometimes that everyone knows the books like we do, but if you're not a blogger- imagine all the titles that fly under the radar!

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  17. Great list! I've actually read a few of these on your recommendation. The Girls in the Garden has a beautiful cover! I'm going to have to check that out.

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    1. The Girls in the Garden was really good. Thanks Tracy!

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  18. Oh there are so many books that I am thankful other bloggers made me try. You have great list there!

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  19. I have found so many blogs thanks to book blogging! It's the best! thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

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  20. OOH I really want to read Contagion; it sounds so good.

    My TTT post!

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  21. Definitely agree with Big Little Lies. I also really enjoyed Woman in the Window!
    Jen Ryland Reviews

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    1. I liked both of those, and BLL is such a fave of mine.

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  22. Ohh shark club looks good! I read big little lies because of bloggers too!

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  23. Love your topic! I've discovered so many new and great books from other bloggers too. So thankful!

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    1. Thanks Ashley! Same here, some of my best books have been from blogger recs!

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  24. I think blogging has shown me that there are millions of books that I'll never have the chance to read. It is awesome and sad at the same time LOL

    Elle Inked @ Keep on Reading

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    1. I know! That is problem for sure- there are so MANY books I want to read!

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  25. I love discovering books through blogging, usually because it comes from someone who has either read it and loved or who is really looking forward to it, which makes me even more excited to read it. The Wolves of Winter is a newer one to me that I really want to check out. Wonderful list!

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    1. Same here. I highly recommend Wolves of Winter- I was very impressed w/ that one.

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  26. I see many books here I added to my TBR because I saw them here and your were so enthusiastic about them like Winter Wolves, Contagion, City of the Lost and The Girls in the Garden! I am super thankful for Big Little Lies that got me reading and book blogging again after he big reading slump catastrophe of last year's Fall 2017 LOVE THIS LIST GREG!

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    1. Thanks Daniela! I'm glad you found some books here, and I always appreciate your visits!! :)

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  27. There are so many books and genres that I NEVER would have known about or tried without blogging.

    I mean ...I'll never get to them all so that's a problem but a good one to have I think.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. It is a good one to have. :) And just as I was saying above, different comment- imagine if we didn't blog all the books we would miss!

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  28. I'd have a hard time narrowing the list of books I've read (and loved) because of other bloggers down to just ten. :D

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  29. That's what I so love about blogging too Greg! Discovering new books we wouldn't have read otherwise ;-) Sophie @bewareofthereader

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  30. I did a similar list too, except made it sci-fi themed. So many books to be thankful for, that I would not have discovered if I didn't blog!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I have a feeling a lot of my favorite books I wouldn't have known about without blogging!

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  31. Wow, The Girls in the Garden has a beautiful cover! And I loved how pacy and exciting The Extinction Trials was.

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    1. Me too- I did NOT expect Extinction Trials to be as good as it was? A very pleasant surprise! And I love that cover too!

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  32. So much yes to Big Little Lies! I really enjoyed that one as well. Now you have me intrigued to find out more about The Shark Club. Second chance romance is one of my favourites. :)

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    1. The Shark Club was a very pleasant surprise for me- not my usual kind of read but I recommend it to everyone, I thought it was quite good.

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  33. "Book blogging has introduced me to so many books I might otherwise have never read" - I couldn't agree with sentence more because same, especially with those that aren't well known in mainstream media. On the downside, I get a bigger TBR from being introduced to these books, haha.

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    1. Exactly! A mixed bag but on balance- I love it!

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  34. Book blogging introduced me to the Game of Thrones books and TV show, too. I’m happy about that. I love them.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  35. Fun list! I am positively SHOCKED to see Shark Club on it ๐Ÿ˜‚ Seriously though, without blogging, I think I'd have run out of crap to read years ago. I add books to my TBR about 10 times as fast as I can read them, oops?

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  36. Great post! With my crazy schedule, I'd be totally lost without other bloggers to give me the scoop on other books and authors, so I'm super appreciative. Hugs..RO

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  37. I love finding gems on other blogs. ๐Ÿ‘✨

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. ๐Ÿ’œ✨

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  38. Almost all of the books I read nowadays are found via other people's blogs. It's the best way to find recommendations!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  39. Book blogging (and Goodreads) are the main ways I find out about books today. Oh, that and book Twitter. A year ago, the only way I found out about new books was to a) check to see if any of my auto-buy authors had a new book out, or b) find a new book because it had been made into a movie. Now I find tons of wonderful books to read!

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  40. Great list! There are so many wonderful books I'm sure I never would have read if not for book blogging and almost all of these are on my TBR because of visiting other blogs. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Greg!

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  41. The city of the lost looks really interesting, i really need to get back into writing more TTT posts sometime.
    Engrossed in a good book

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  42. Oh, Greg, I owe you several comments.... I've just gotten pretty busy with schoolwork (I teach ESOL to adults part-time, and have been making a LOT of copies at home), and it's affected my commenting. Well, I will do my very best to catch up!

    This is a GREAT list of books you have here! As I'm not familiar with all of them, I'm going to bookmark this page so I can look them all up on Goodreads. Well, except for "A Dance with Dragons". Most readers have heard of Martin's work, unless they've been living under a rock! Lol.

    Thanks for featuring all of these books!! Thanks as well for visiting my blog! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! <3 :)

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  43. Oh, that's a fun twist on the topic! I'll have to remember it for future freebies (I hate freebie topics because I prefer having more direction). Have a great week. - Katie

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  44. Blogging (and reading other people's blogs) has introduced me to SO MANY amazing books over the past few years! This is a great twist on the Thanksgiving topic and you've included some really amazing books!

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  45. Big Little Lies! I definitely started this one because of blogging (among which your love of the books as well :) ) and am so thankful I did, because it is so great!

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