Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Adulting

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

Adulting!

I was not feeling this week's TTT topic, so I went off script (again). I tend to talk about YA book all the time, but I actually read quite a few adult books. These are some of the best I have read this year.

What are the best adult books you have read this year?
Let us know in the comments!

43 comments:

  1. Eek, The Unhoneymooners was so so good!!!! :D

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  2. I loved Ayesha At Last, The Bride Test and The Unhoneymooners! I haven't read any of the other books that made your list, but The Friend Zone and Someone Like You look really good! Great list Sam!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. Ayesha deserves more love. That book was really wonderful, and Hoang and CLo own me.

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  3. Ugh, wearing pants all the time, one of the worst parts of adulting. I'm loving all the adult romances this year with the illustrated covers, I've added almost half of those to my wishlist for when I can afford to pick up a few. The Unhoneymooners is right up there, I can't wait to grab a copy of that one with how hilarious it is. Great post and recommendations Sam!

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    1. I don't mind pants, but I hate dress pants. Like, jeans all the time would be fine with me. All of Christina Laurens books in the past two years have been amazing, as far as I'm concerned. They know how to write a good rom-com

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  4. SOMEONE LIKE YOU!! I love Lincoln and Daisy's story :')

    The ones you pick for this topic seriously have some of the prettiest covers. I really wanna start The Friend Zone. I've seen nothing but good things about this book.

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    1. Lincoln's backstory just broke me. *crying* I expected all rom-com, all the time for The Friend Zone, and there was a LOT of funny, but stuff gets real and there was ugly crying from me.

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  5. The Unhoneymooners was so, so good! I was a little afraid because of all the hype, but it exceeded my expectations!

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    1. Christina Lauren do rom-com in the best way. I adore their books.

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  6. This Week's topic is actually a freebie :) eeeeek so happy you loved Someone Like You!!! I loved it so much!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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    1. I wonder what I thought the topic was 🤷‍♀️

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  7. You have good tastes! :D :D

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  8. I need to read The Bride Test. I need a timeout to read all the books I own but haven't read. I want to read the Unhoneymooners too but I don't own that one... But I do own two other CL that I haven't read. I really am going to read them some day...

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    1. I have been doing Carole's Books from the Backlog, and it makes me read at least one of my own books every week. I have a few unread CLo books, and I plan to fix that soon.

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  9. i haven't read any of them, but would you tell 'someone' to quit looking at me. lol
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  10. I love the look of The Unhoneymooners (maybe it's that bright happy cover, although honestly it sounds good too) and Nina Hill seems to be getting such buzz.

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    1. Both The Unhoneymooners and Nina Hill was lots of fun. I love a book that can make me laugh, and those two did it so well.

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  11. Nice! I've been on a YA binge for a few years myself. I keep trying to throw an adult book into my queue, but then a super cool YA book shows up on my doorstep or on my approved list from Edelweiss and all else goes out the window! Lol!

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    1. I like to mix it up a bit, because I adore contemporary romances, and have to keep a steady stream of them in my "diet". The pubs are actually more generous to me with adult romances than YA books. Go figure!

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    1. Hoang is just phenomenal. Can't wait for Quan's book

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  13. Oh gosh, I loved the Bride Test, The Unhoneymooners as well. I have Abbi Waxman on my list to read soon. I recently read Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep, it was fantastic!

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    1. I have only read the Mythos books by Estep, but I want to try some others. I will have to take a look at Prince.

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  14. I just recently read The Unhoneymooners. Soooo funny!

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    1. CLo are killing the rom-com game. I am so happy we have so many rom-coms to pick from too, because I love to laugh.

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  15. Love this list. The Unhoneymooners, Nina Hill, and The Bride Test are three of my favorite reads so far this year. I also really want to read Ayesha At Last and Evvie Drake.

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    1. I was worried about Evvie Drake due to hype, but I adored it. It was funny and touching and sad and just left me really happy.

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  16. I've been reading more adult than YA recently... although it's getting harder to tell the difference, at least in some genres (fantasy *cough cough*.) The Vanishing Man by Charles Finch was really good. I enjoyed Rebel by Beverly Jenkins, Code Girls by Liza Mundy, Someone to Honor by Mary Balogh, and Saving Verity by Alleyne Dickens, along with rereads of some of my favorite Dick Francis mysteries.

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    1. I pretty much only tag in for women's fiction or contemporary romance for the most part. Every once in a while, I will pick up some hyped adult book that is suspense/thriller/mystery, but not as often.

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  17. I definitely have to read The Unhoneymooners and The Bride Test.

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  18. Yes! I loved Helen Hoang, C.L. and Layne's books. So good!

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    1. I mean, Hoang only has two book to her catalog, but they were both fantastic. If she keeps doing stuff like that, I will read her forever. CLo have really found a groove in the past two years, and they are the rom-commiest. Layne never let's me down. Her books are always fun and I enjoy them.

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  19. Evie Drake Starts Over gets all the hype right now sam and I could not agree more when you chose The Bride test!

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    1. I didn't request Evvie Drake because of the hype, but when I saw it at the library, I thought - why not. AND, it was so good. I never thought I would enjoy something written by someone on NPR so much.

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  20. I haven't read any of these, but My Oxford Year sounds like it has potential.

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    1. It was a lot different from what I expected, and I ended up loving it.

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  21. I love your topic for this week! The Bookish Life of Nina Hill and The Bride Test are on my TBR list!

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    1. I hope you get to read them, because both left me in a cloud of happiness.

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