Apparently I Don’t Read Many Funny Books: A Call For Recs!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday list was supposed to be about books that made me laugh. Two immediately jumped out in my brain — the Jessica Darling series (snort-laughing-in-public-and-embarrassing-my-husband funny) and Audrey, Wait.




Then I was stumped for other funny books I’ve read so I went to Goodreads to look through my “read” list. As I was scrolling I was like “Okay, I read The Deal recently and that was pretty funny at sometimes.” Then, “okay I think The Rosie Project made me laugh, too, if I remember correctly.” And then a Sedaris book I read forever ago (Me Talk Pretty One Day). Then, “okay Yes, Please was funny at times. Oh and I Love Everybody And Other Atrocious Lies.”

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Books For Every Wannabe Sleuth

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Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books For Every X — I’m choosing for every wannabe sleuth!

I loooove a good mystery because I love being a very active reader. I’m constantly guessing at whodunit and why and changing my mind. I’m always writing down my theories throughout the course of the books and looking for every hidden meaning or significant thing. ERBODY IS A SUSPECT.

I was always pretty sure with all the Nancy Drew books I read as a kid that I was bound to live a life of a great sleuth but alas….not where my adulthood led me. So I love to get my sleuth on when it comes to books.

Here’s my top ten (mostly) YA books for wannabe sleuths (aka mysteries that kept me guessing and feeling like the wannabe sleuth that I am)

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Ten Instagram Accounts Book Lovers Should Follow

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Bookish Instagrams You Should Follow

I mean, I feel like I’d be remiss if I didn’t plug my own here. HI MY NAME IS JAMIE AND I HAVE AN INSTAGRAM IN ADDITION TO THIS BLOG AND WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO CHECK IT OUT. I post pictures of books and my cute dog Finn sooooo maybe you might like it? It’s not nearly as beautiful as the ones I’m going to feature sooo figured I’d start with that so it didn’t seem  like a disappointment after all the droolworthy photos you’re going to see below. MANAGING EXPECTATIONS AND THINGS.

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So you can follow me @perpetualpageturner

Now on to the 10 people I think you should follow:

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Ten Books On My Spring To-Be-Read List

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR

I’ve got sooo many books I can’t wait to dive into this Spring but these are some of the ones that are on the tippy top of my TBR list from what I own/got for review (ie not including library books or books that might come in later).

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10 Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For A YA Book Set Outside of the US


Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books To Read If You Are in the Mood For X — I chose books set outside the US.

I read a lot of books and a lot of those books are set in the US. Sometimes I really crave something set outside of the US and maybe you do too? Here’s a list of 10 (mostly) YA books set outside the US — some see multiple places within the country and others are more focused in one city!

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On Reading All Over The Place + 6 Books I Enjoyed That Weren’t My Typical Read

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted at my other blog, The Broke and the Bookish, was about 10 books you enjoyed recently that aren’t your typical genre or were outside of your comfort zone.

As I sat down to think about this topic I realized it was a little tricky for me — not because I don’t read outside of different genres or outside of my comfort zone — but because I really read just about anything. I mean, sure, I have read my genres I read from most often but I really don’t care much WHAT a book is labeled…I just want a good book. I read from pretty much every genre of YA and Adult or am at least willing to give a book a shot….which why is I get lost at the bookstore and library because I want to look at like EVERYYY section ever.


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Ten Songs I Wish Were Novels

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Songs I Wish Were Novels

If you frequent this blog often you know I love music just as much as I love books. Honestly sometimes I might love music more. Either way I couldn’t live without either. I have always been obsessed with lyrics and storytelling and sometimes there are songs that I’ll listen to and think  GOD I WISH THIS WAS A BOOK I COULD READ.

I made a list years ago of some love songs I wished were books so you should DEFINITELY check those out because all of them very much still stand. SO MUCH.

Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy

Oh you guys. Back in my freshman year of college (before I met Will) I listened to this so much on repeat because it got me through my one and only actual romantic heartbreak of my life that happened senior year. I felt like it was 100% mirroring my experience. The almost lover part really resonated so much. I can’t even. Just the whole song.  Quite honestly just listening to this song transports me back there so vividly I could almost puke every time.  I just want a book inspired by this song because as much as I love love stories I also really like heartbreak apparently…maybe an unraveling of a love story. JUST LOOK AT THESE LYRICS.

2. Castle by Halsey

Honestly every Halsey song could be a great story but this one always sticks with me. I just want a song inspired by this. It would totally be a down with the patriarchy story and someone in the limelight reclaiming themselves/their creative space and fighting against it all. I always want more Hollywood YA.

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Ten Historical Settings I Want To See More YA Books Set In

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Historical Settings I Want To See in YA

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Prior to starting my blog a good chunk of what I read was historical fiction. When it comes to adult historical fiction I can find almost anything in any time period I want…but when I started to get into YA I found it to be lacking compared to other genres. Luckily in the past couple years more and more YA historicals are coming out and THANK GOD because it is a genre I love.

So here are a list of historical settings I want to see more YA books set in!! I want them any way I can have them — straight up realistic historical fiction, historical romance, historical fantasy/supernaturally kind of stuff. Doesn’t matter. So if you have any YA recs that fit my setting, please leave them in the comments.



I mean, I know it probably wouldn’t be super historically in depth because limited knowledge but I want. Thank goodness for Ivory and Bone coming out! Maybe some dinosaurs toooo. I just want a more YA Clan of the Cave Bear which I tried to get into many years ago and couldn’t — though I plan to again.  Some kickass fantasy in pre-historic times could be awesome.

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10 Books I SUPER Love But Feel Like I Don’t Talk About Enough Or Haven’t In A While

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Tuesday Freebie week — I picked 10 books I super love but feel like I haven’t talked about enough/in a while.

I talk about a lot of books. I mean, I’ve been running this site and talking about books consistently for 5 1/2 years and in that time I’ve read and talked about a lot of books. Sometimes they come up in Top Ten Tuesdays or maybe in a Whatcha In The Mood For post (great way for me to bring up books I enjoyed previously) or at random but sometimes I go through books I’ve read a while ago and I’m like YOU KNOW….I haven’t shouted about this book in a while and it’s a damn shame!! It’s easy to get caught up in the new stuff I’m reading so, put on your ear plugs, it’s about to get a little bit loud in here because the I’m going to get a little bit shouty about some books I have loved but don’t talk about enough or at least haven’t talked about lately. LONG OVERDUE YOU GUYS.

Pull up your Goodreads or your pen and paper…..I’ll wait. It’s important to make sure you haven’t overlooked these.

It was soooo hard to pick only 10, let me tell you.



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Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR Lately

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books I’ve Added to My TBR Lately (inspired by my New to the Queue posts)

It’s very clear I’ve been into comic books and graphic novels lately (see the comics I’ve been reading) so naturally I’ve been adding even more now that I’ve fallen into this wonderful world!


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