Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens! This week’s topic is “top ten authors I own the most books from.”

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more than this by patrick ness

Release Date: September 10th 2013
Source: ARC (Thanks, Candlewick!)
Add It: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon, Indiebound

A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What’s going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this. . . .

MINI REVIEW

I keep on putting off reviewing More Than This by Patrick Ness because I STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT I READ? AM I QUALIFIED TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING I DON’T UNDERSTAND BUT THAT WAS COMPLETELY AMAZING? OR MAYBE I THINK IT IS AMAZING BECAUSE I DON’T UNDERSTAND IT? But the thing is — that’s the whole point of the book. Ness is brilliant that he constantly challenges you as a reader in More Than This. What I really like about his writing is that it’s so unexpected! I named it as Best Philosophical YA in 2013 because holy eff, what is this book even abouuuuut. I think it speaks in spade that I’m still like ?! over this book even though it’s been months! It is about a boy, there is an afterlife maybe and there are people and flashbacks and like, you will definitely question yourself while reading this book. I mean, “READ THIS BOOK, I DIDN’T GET IT BUT I LOVED IT” doesn’t really sound like a ringing endorsement but that’s what I’m saying. Get your mind blown too.

Sound: Radiohead – Everything In Its Right Place
There are two colors in my head
There are two colors in my head
What is that you tried to say?
What was that you tried to say?
Tried to say…tried to say…
Tried to say…tried to say…

Everything in its right place

Radiohead definitely fit the tone for me. The two colors reminds me of The Matrix which also dealt with choices and what is real.

P.S. This is where I read it!!

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We are winding down on National Ice Cream Month but never fear, I am here to REMIND YOU TO EAT ICE CREAM. I thought it would be fun to ask authors to talk about ice cream. This time the guest is Emery Lord, author of Open Road Summer.

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Put on your slow jamz and get ready for ~*HISTORICAL HOTTIES*~. Super pleased to have Katherine Longshore, author of Gilt & Brazen, to talk about a historical hottie!! Find out more about this cutie in tights under the cut along with a giveaway!

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Hi! For this year’s celebration of National Ice Cream Month, I asked some authors to talk about ice cream! Today’s guest is Rainbow Rowell! Fun fact: it is the two year anniversary of when I first fell in love with Eleanor & Park‘s cover and subsequently the day my bank account started side eyeing me for buying multiple copies of all her books.

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