Top Ten Tuesday – Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype


Happy Tuesday my lovely readers! Hoping you’re all having a wonderful week so far and reading swoony, entertaining, and fun books. Anyway, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and has been moved to That Artsy Reader Girl since January 16, 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is about Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype. I love reading popular books and have found many of them to be truly awesome and totally lived up to their hype.  I don’t think I’ve read anything yet that I disliked, so without further ado, here are some popular books/series I completely fell in love with.


Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

I was obsessed with Twilight after watching the movie and binged the entire series in a matter of days during my midterms week. It sparked my love for reading and because of that, I’ll always LOVE this series no matter what.


To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Series by Jenny Han

I loved this when it was a duology, and while I have yet to read the final book, I definitely think this series is one of the most adorable and cutest YA contemporary romances I’ve ever read. I related to Lara Jean a lot and all her quirks were just charming! Peter was super swoony and the FEELS were amazing.


Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

I LOVEEEEE ME SOME WARNER TIME! I binged this series and stayed up late at night just to finish them. The FEELS in these books .. so deliciously swoony and spine-tinglingly awesome! I still have to read Restore Me, but I really don’t like waiting for sequels, so I might just wait and binge the entire thing again when all the books are out.


Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

This series is absolute amazing! I actually bought the first book just because I thought it was pretty and the premise sounded really cool. I actually didn’t even read it up until Winter was about to come out. I was on reading hiatus for a year or so focusing on a small business venture, but when that slowed down and I finally decided to start Cinder, I was completely hooked! I ordered the rest of the books ASAP and binged the series.


Midnight Star (The Young Elites Series) by Marie Lu

Marie Lu is one of my favorite authors and I loved her Legend Trilogy. However, The Young Elites series was something different and darker than what I was used to reading. I didn’t think I would like it, but I ended up really loving everything about this series.


When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon


I remember seeing this adorable book on Instagram and everyone raving about it. Lucky for me, Sandhya Menon was at Yallwest and I was able to meet her and grab an ARC of this book. Dimple and Rishi are absolutely the cutest and this book made my top ten favorite reads in 2017.


Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


This book is funny, adorable, and swoony. It was a bit slow in the beginning, but I ended up really loving the story. Cather was such a likable character and I totally related with her on so many levels. Her relationship with her twin, Wren, was endearing and I lovedddd Reagan, Cather’s roommate. And Levi and Cather…super stinking cute!


The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks


I loved the movie so much I decided to read the book, and I LOVED IT. It was I think the very first book I finished in one sitting because I just could not stop. I locked myself in my room, went out to get food and water, and cried my eyes out. I’ll forever love Noah and Allie and their love story.


The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

Here’s another series where I bought the first book because it was pretty and didn’t get to read it until all the books were released. This happened the same time as Cinder and I believe I read this a month or so after I finished the Lunar Chronicles. Anyway, I’ve mentioned this before, but I love/hate this series. It infuriated me so many times, but then there’s Maxon and all the damn good FEELS. At the end of the day, I have more LOVE for these books because they made me go through so many emotions.

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover


I have never heard of Colleen Hoover and when I downloaded the ebook for free years ago, I wasn’t expecting much. I actually didn’t even get to read it until one day, it was really slow at work and I had nothing else to do. This was one of the ebooks on my iphone and so I decided why not. Well, I’m COMPLETELY AND HOPELESSLY in LOVE with CoHo, this book, and Dean and Sky. When I started to research CoHo, it was then I realized how popular she is.


Did any of my picks make your list? What are some of your favorite popular reads that lived up to the hype? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to leave the link to your posts so I can check it out.

Have a wonderful day!


Top Ten Tuesday – Books that Remind Me of Special Memories and People


Hello Loves! How’s your week going so far? I hope all is well and you’re having a great summer. As for me, I’m really not liking the current heat wave. It’s super hot in Los Angeles…at least for me and I’m not a fan at all. It just makes me feel so sluggish and lazy.  All I want to do is stay indoors with the AC on and just nap the whole day. I honestly cannot wait for it to be fall and winter cause I love the cold and the rain. Not to mention, they’re the perfect weather for reading.

Anyway, it’s Tuesday which means time for another TTT!!

This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is about Sensory Reading Memories. These are the books that are linked to very specific memories for you: where you were, what time of year it was, who you were with, what you were eating, what you were feeling, what you were seeing, etc. It was submitted by Jessica over at A Cocoon of Books. I had fun going a short trip down my reading memory lane, so let’s take a look at the books that remind me of special memories and people.

Top Ten Tuesday, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and has been moved to That Artsy Reader Girl since January 16, 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Here are my picks for this week’s topic!


Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer

I saw the movie first, but was so obsessed that I binge read the series during my midterms week my senior year. It’s been quite a few years now and I still regret nothing. This series got me back into reading and pretty much made me fall in love with books.

Nicholas Sparks Books

These books always remind me of a certain ex-boyfriend. He borrowed A Walk to Remember and never gave it back. We thought we were “soulmates” like Allie and Noah. And after we had broken up and still kind of missed each other, I told him Dear John reminds me of him (since he was in the Navy and used to write me letters).

Jessica Darling Series by Megan McCafferty


My best friend, Nicole, introduced these books to me and she was kind of the one that got me into reading back in high school. I mean I read books for my classes and there were a few that I really did enjoy… but I didn’t really read for fun. Anyway, I didn’t finish the series (read only up to the second book), but someday I want to binge read it.

Addicted by Zane


Another book that Nicole recommended to me. This was the first adult/erotic book I’ve ever read and it was really out of my comfort zone. I can’t believe I actually read this in high school, but it was really good.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares


I have fond memories of this book/series because my high school girl friends and I passed this around during our senior. We also saw the movie together and kind of started our own sisterhood. No matter what, “Together and Apart” we would always try to keep in touch. Sadly, I’m not as close to some of them. Partly my fault cause I’m kind of anti-social sometimes and would rather be home than go out, hang out, club and party. I am still very close to two of them even if we never see or talk to each other. One of them is my best friend Nicole. We just always clicked… even when we had a fall out, we still remained very close. She’s just one of those people that no matter how long we don’t speak or see each other, when we do it’s like the same as always.

Well, those are some book that make me feel nostalgic and remind me of people and special moments in the past.

Have you read any of these books? What are some books that are linked to certain moments, people, or times in your life?

As always, thanks for stopping by and reading. Don’t forget to link your post so I can check it out. Have a wonderful day and a great rest of the week!