Top Ten Tuesday: The last ten books that were smuggled (...or bought, or borrowed) into my possession

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Made You Up by Francesca Zappia 

Yes, I'm finally going to read this.  I broke down and bought my own copy because I know it's going to be ah-mazing!  Plus, look at that freaking gorgeous cover.   
The Doll Collection ed. by Ellen Datlow 

Because I really love giving myself soul-shredding nightmares of evil dolls singing lullabies in an eerie singsong.  ...but seriously. 

The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers 

I was doing some research on Cthulhu (you know, just everyday adult stuff) and I found out that Hastur was actually a reference to this earlier, super creepy sounding book about a scary symbol and a weird play.  Um, yes. 
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie 

Just in case I was still slightly able to sleep at night, I bought this one, a psychological haunting story.  Because ghosts.  And because my lifelong quest is to find a horror movie or book that will actually scare me.  I mean, come on, people.  Up your game here!  

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson 

This came out ages ago and I had faint memories of hearing it was good.  Even though the cover font looks like my old Photoshop forum banners.  Peter Pan, yo.  
What We Left Behind by Robin Talley 

HarlequinTeen was nice enough to send this over.  It was such a nice surprise!  I love Lies We Tell Ourselves and I'm excited to see gender fluidity explored in young adult fiction.

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton 

I have a soft spot for my classics, and I'd actually heard of this.  Plus "Nightmare."  Plus how freaking cool is that title?  What does it mean? WHAT DOES IT MEAN!?  

All-American Girl by Meg Cabot 

I don't know when I'll actually get around to this (ya know, given my immense free time), but Meg Cabot holds a very special place in my heart.  And it was on sale.  

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey 

Um, so I got this from the library just after BEA, because obviously I'm a super smart person who knows that I can totally add two more books to the 50 ARCs that I got and now need to power through.  Obviously.  

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh 

See above thing about "smart" and "me." 


  1. Oh gosh, All American Girl holds such a special place in my heart, even though I read it forever and a day ago. Meg Cabot in general is absolutely incredible - she's the kind of author that makes one feel as if one has known her characters all one's life, and that is my favourite thing in the world. I think you'll love this one - it's just as kind and snarky and wonderful as all of her others. <3

    Topaz @ Six Impossible Things

  2. I read Tiger Lily last year because everyone raves about it, it's really good. But, hahaha your comment about getting books after BEA made me laugh so much. I did the same thing, because I'm a glutton for punishment. But The Wrath and the Dawn is really good. Have you read it yet?
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  3. oooh I want to read The Haunting of Sunshine Girl. Thanks for throwing another book on my pile of TBR books!

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  4. I want to check out Made You Up so badly! It sounds incredibly amazing and I adore the cover. I also want to check out The Wrath and the Dawn. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. I'm going to read Tiger Lily for a YA lit class. (I'm doing a project on retellings of classic lit). A lot of good picks. The King in Yellow is an excellent compilation of short stories


    If you read anything on this list, please, please read Tiger Lily. It's one of my all-time favorite books and I can almost promise you that it will leave you crying and heartbroken in the best possible way.

    And while I felt a bit mediocre about Made You Up and The Wrath & the Dawn, I'd still say they are amazing and fun reads. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous haul! ♥