Hi friends,

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

Today’s theme was meant to be funny book titles but my brain is fried after a long workday and I didn’t want to go look on the web for funny book titles.

So I decided to go rogue and just post about book titles I loved and give you the reason and a quote.

A Deady Education by Naomi Novic (because it seems an antinomy)

“Some sorcerers get an affinity for weather magic, or transformation spells, or fantastic combat magics like dear Orion. I got an affinity for mass destruction.”

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerrer (because it sounds tragic and romantic)

“I am always surprised to discover that when the world seems darkest, there exists the greatest opportunity for light.”
― Brigid Kemmerer, A Curse So Dark and Lonely

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (because it makes me dream and want to travel)

“This is not an orphanage. This is a house of healing, and one I think is necessary.”

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons (because that sounds like a medieval title with knight)

“Good-bye, my moonsong and my breath, my white nights and golden days, my fresh water and my fire. Good-bye, and may you find a better life, find comfort again and your breathless smile, and when your beloved face lights up once more at the Western sunrise, be sure what I felt for you was not in vain. Good-bye and have faith, my Tatiana.”
― Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (because it combines love and math!)

“All the things that make you different make you perfect.”
― Helen Hoang, The Kiss Quotient

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn (because it sounds mysterious like these spy movies)

“To the veterans of Bletchley Park – you changed the world.”

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff (because it just sounds badass)

No quote yet duh! It’s not yet published.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (because it makes me adventurous and dreaming of pirates)

“I was so raw from repeated exposure to cruelty that now even the most minor abrasions left a mark.”
― Tahereh Mafi, A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (because with one word he makes it sound mysterious)

“I’ve always been very confident in my immaturity.”
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (because it sounds beautiful and terrible at the same time)

“A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated…”
― Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns


Thanks for reading! 



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  1. I just finished The Kiss Quotient! I really enjoyed it but I don’t get the math thing, lol. Although, I do love a good spreadsheet…

    The Bronze Horseman is one I need to read. People really seem to love that book. The quote was lovely.

  2. I really liked your picks! This post was so much to read!
    I agree, Mistborn sounds so mysterious and compelling, and it’s only just ONE word!

  3. I completely agree with the title of A Curse so Dark and Lonely. That’s what pulled me in for wanting to read that book along with adoring that authors contemporary novel. 🙂