Top Ten Tuesday: Ten book Recommendations for Modern Poetry and Fiction Readers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature with new topics every Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. If you would like to participate, the link provided will lead you to the feature and upcoming topics for the rest of the month.

Today’s topic is: Ten book recommendations for ______________

I will be splitting this meme into 5 book recommendations for modern poetry and 5 for fiction readers. basically a faves list that everyone should read.

*titles will lead you to Goodreads

Modern Poetry


  • Identical by Ellen Hopins
    a young adult novel written in verse with regards to mental health
  • Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
    romance contemporary taking place during the Y2K
  • Burying Water (Burying Water #1) by K.A. Tucker
    new adult novel that will gut your soul
  • Rooms by Lauren Oliver
    paranormal story all about a haunted house filled with ghost
  • Vicious (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab
    a paranormal book filled with supernatural elements and experimenting.

that is all for today! let’s chat in the comments! have you heard or read any of these? would love to know!

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July Wrap-Up 2016

I AM BACK FROM MY HIATUS AND I AM SO FREAKING HAPPY!!!! Life is back to normal and the stress is over from my mother’s birthday party (which she had a great time btw)! I MISSED EVERYONE ALL SO MUCH!! How are you? What’s new? Anything I should know about? Lol.

Well July is over and that means another monthly wrap-up *starts dancing*
I read a total of 4 books and let’s get right into them! (side note: if you click on each photo, it will take you to the goodreads page)

  1. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare ★★★★★
    Paranormal, YA, Steampunk
    I have a review full of .gifs here
  2. November Rain (Bad Bloods #1) by Shannon A. Thompson ★★★★.5
    Urban Fantasy, YA, Post Apocalyptic
    I have a review here
  3. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace ★★★★★
    I have a review here
  4. Addicted to you (Addicted #1) by Krista Ritchie ★★★
    New Adult, Romance
    This is the only book I don’t have a review for, I will try to get one up this week but no promises.

The Princess Saves Herself in This One – Spoiler Free Book Review

Title: The Princess Saves Herself in This One
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Genre: Poetry
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



Synopsis from Goodreads:

“ah, life—
the thing
that happens
to us
while we’re off
somewhere else
blowing on
& wishing
ourselves into
the pages of
our favorite
fairy tales.”

a poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.

My Thoughts:
First off, just wow. I really loved all of this. It’s so personal and this collection of poems left me speechless. At one point, I felt like she was talking about my life because I connected in such a personal level.

I liked how Amanda was very raw and real with her writing, you can tell she didn’t hold back. Her free verse was beautifully done. That’s the thing with poetry, you can write it however you want because there are no rules. Or maybe, but wtf do I know?

Like in the synopsis, she talks about life, love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspirations AND SHE MAKES YOU FEEL ALL OF IT!!! I was legit tearing at work whilst reading this. This is a real human going through real human emotions and showing us all her imperfections which I appreciated so much. We need other human voices to know we aren’t alone in what we go through.

Down below are two of her poems just so you can get a feel of the book:

what ever
will you do
when everyone
stops believing
red lipstick

friends can break your heart, too

if i ever
have a
the first
i will
teach her
to love
will be
the word
i will
let her feel
for using

“no” is short for “fuck off”

I don’t have much to say but READ THIS!!!

Link to Goodreads page for the book is here