Teasers & Top Tens – August 16, 2022


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Here are the rules if you want to play along:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s teaser is from The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima, book #3 in the Seven Realms series.

He regretted their strained parting when he left for Oden’s Ford. Yes, she had lied to him, she’d conspired with those who meant to use him. In a way it was a relief to learn that she wasn’t perfect. Maybe the hardest lesson Han had learned was that nobody is purely bad or good. Everybody seemed to be a mixture of both.

A good lesson and so true. Han is learning a lot. He’s suffering for it though.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

I love this topic so much. It’s easy for everyone, especially bloggers, to focus on the latest, newest thing. That’s what everyone is excited about at the moment, right? The fresh, new release that has all the buzz. I sometimes feel like I’m missing out on newer stuff since I’m spending a lot of time this year going back and reading older things, but let’s look at this another way – those older things are awesome!

  1. The Belgariad series by David & Leigh Eddings: I can’t start a list like this without including the series that got me hooked on fantasy. The Belgariad is made up of five books that were published from 1982 to 1984. They are awesome and I love them so much. Note – they were originally published just under David’s name, but he amended that in later books set in this world, stating that his wife, Leigh, had helped him so much in writing them that she deserved her recognition. Love that!
  2. Paper Towns by John Green: Published in 2008 (which doesn’t seem like it should be over ten years ago, but anyway), this is my favorite of John’s work. I read it almost in one sitting.
  3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine l’Engle: 1962 was definitely more than ten years ago! This was one of my favorite books as a kid and it still holds the same magic now as it did then. I love going back and re-reading this one.
  4. The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman: Here’s an older work that is also super relevant right now! This series of graphic novels was published from 1988 to 1996 and they are awesome. I haven’t seen the adaptation yet, but I will be checking it out soon.
  5. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood: Published in 1985, another book that has become more timely in recent years, although not for a good reason. I originally read it because I meant to watch the Hulu series, but then just . . . didn’t watch the series. I don’t watch much television in general, so I miss a lot of stuff.
  6. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro: Published in 2005, I first discovered this book while I was in college. It was incredibly haunting and I loved it so much.
  7. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart: This was the first book and series that got me interested in Arthurian legends. Published in 1970, it is told primarily from Merlin’s point of view through four books and is both absolutely enchanting and brutal.
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: Published in 1999, it was so good that they made it into a movie in 2012 – thirteen years later. The movie was pretty well done, but nothing beats the book.
  9. Going Bovine by Libba Bray: Most people know Libba Bray from either the Gemma Doyle series or the Diviners series, but I absolutely love this standalone novel of hers. Published in 2009, I was lucky enough to meet her at YallFest a few years ago and get her to sign my copy. She’s also really nice!
  10. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins: Both awesome books and really good movie adaptations, I absolutely love this series. Published from 2008 to 2010, this one barely makes the cutoff for ten years or older, but I had to include it.

Please leave your teasers and top tens in comments!

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10 replies

  1. There is *no way* 2008 is over ten years ago. I just will not allow it. (But I really enjoyed Paper Towns, and The Hunger Games is still one of my all-time favourites. Great post!)

    FangirlFlax @ FangirlFlax

  2. A Wrinkle in Time is one of my all time favorite books! Also The Handmaid’s Tale, which I’m seeing on a lot of lists. Very relevant today, and not just because of the show (which I also had a hard time watching).

    • I have a hard time watching a lot of things. If it’s in a book, most things don’t bother me. Violence, smut, other edgy topics or imagery – I can read it in a book but have a really difficult time watching it on a screen. Maybe because my mind can censor itself when I’m reading or I can skim things that bother me too much and disengage easier if necessary?

  3. Yes, you have so many books on here that are great! I still need to read Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro. I know there were some mixed opinions but I really fell in love with Klara and the Sun.

    The Handmaid’s Tale – YES

    Need to read some that are on your list. Great TTT!


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