Posts

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To

 

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.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To.  This topic actually made me chuckle when I saw it because I actually have a list of 50-60 books I meant to read last year but couldn’t fit in.  The ones I’m sharing today are books that I’m most hoping to get to sometime in the next few months.

 

* * * * *

Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To

 

 

1. THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes

2. THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES by Suzanne Collins

3. HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD by Sarah J. Maas

4. GODS OF JADE AND SHADOW by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

5. THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA by T.J. Klune

6. A PROMISED LAND by Barack Obama

7. READY PLAYER TWO by Ernest Cline

8. THE TOLL by Neal Shusterman

9. TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM by Yaa Gyasi

10. WILD AT HEART by K.A. Tucker

 

* * * * *

What books are you hoping to read soon that you didn’t get to in 2020?

Top Ten Tuesday – My Reading and Blogging Goals for 2021

 

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.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Resolutions/Hopes for 2021 (bookish or not!).  Since I haven’t yet posted my list of goals for reading and blogging, I’m going that route this week.  Some of these are new goals, while others are repeats of goals I had for 2020, either because I failed at them last year or because I did okay and want to continue to work on that same goal in the coming year.

via GIPHY

My Reading and Blogging Goals for 2021

 

1)  My number one goal this year is a repeat goal from 2020 and that is to read more of the books I own.  I love ARCs of course, but I hate feeling like I’m neglecting books I’ve purchased.  I actually did pretty good with this goal last year, reading 53 of the books I had physically sitting on my shelves.  Where I didn’t do as well, however, were all of those ebooks I have sitting on my kindle.  They were basically out of sight, out of mind since I had all of those physical books staring me in the face.  To help better keep track of those ebooks, I have made myself a MASTER LIST of all of the books I own and want to read in 2021.  I’m not taking part in any challenges this year but am setting a goal for myself of reading 60 books I already own.

 

2)  This is also a repeat goal from 2020.  I really want to continue to only participate in blog tours where I have already requested a review book.  I did pretty well at this in 2020; I think I only ended up participating in one tour where I didn’t already have the book and I really cut down on the number of tours I did overall.  Hoping to stay on track in 2021.

 

3)  This is also an ongoing goal since my struggle to finish series continues.  In 2020, I had a list of 9 series I wanted to finish or get caught up in.  I finished 2 series, got caught up in 2 others, and read one book in another.  So yeah, not great.  For this year, I have 8 series that I want to finish and 3 new ones sitting on my shelf that I want to start.

Series I Want to Finish or Get Caught Up On: 

  • The Nevernight Chronicle (1 book left)
  • An Ember in the Ashes (2 books left)
  • Arc of a Scythe (1 book left)
  • Red Winter (2 books left)
  • The Wrath and the Dawn (1 book left)
  • Legacy of Orisha (ongoing series, but I’m one book behind)
  • Cursebreakers (1 book left)
  • The Mortal Instruments (3 books left)

Series I Want to Start:

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  • City of Brass
  • Legend

 

4)  This is also a repeat goal from last year.  I really want to work more on my Bookstagram account.  Sometimes I post every day of the week, but then disappear for weeks at a time.  I want to work on posting more consistently, taking better photos, and on interacting more on the platform.

 

5)  I also want to get better when it comes to re-reading books I love.  To keep it low pressure, I’m setting a personal goal of 1 re-read a month.  Below are the books I’m hoping to re-read.  Some are old favorites, while others are series books I need to re-read in order to facilitate goal #3 above.

  • The Night Circus
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Rebecca
  • Children of Blood and Bone
  • Red Winter
  • The Chronicles of Narnia (7 books)
  • The Wrath and the Dawn

 

6) I am aiming to keep my Netgalley percentage at 85% or above in 2021.  I did pretty good with this goal in 2020, definitely better than in prior years, so I’m hoping I can continue to not request more than I can reasonably keep up with.

 

7)  In 2021, I really want to increase the amount of Nonfiction titles I read.  Most years I only read maybe 1 or 2 nonfiction books.  As with the re-reads, this year I’m setting a personal goal of 1 nonfiction book a month. Here’s a list of titles I’m hoping to read:

  • A Promised Land by Barack Obama
  • The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
  • My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris
  • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Hamilton by Ron Chernow (I started this in 2020 but haven’t finished it yet).
  • What Unites Us by Dan Rather
  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win WWII by Liza Mundy
  • D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win WWII by Sarah Rose
  • A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win WWII by Sonia Purnell
  • All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle

 

8)  In 2021, I really want to work on being better organized. I’ve never been a super-organized person, but the pandemic and everything that has happened because of it (working from home, having my child at home for virtual schooling since last March, etc.) has really done a number on what few organizational skills I had, haha.  I need to get back on track in terms of my work-life balance, and in terms of my blog (consistent posts, a more consistent schedule for blog hopping, etc.).  It will be baby steps of course because I’m still working from home and we’re still short-staffed, and my child is still doing virtual school for the foreseeable future, but there will be some progress.

 

9)  This year I really want to have some guest posting on my blog.  One of my BFFs is also an avid reader and I’ve been talking to her about maybe doing some buddy reads/reviews with me or perhaps even sharing some reviews of her own. She reads a lot of mysteries and psychological thrillers so I think her recs would be a great addition since I haven’t been reading much in those areas of late.

 

10) Lastly, I’ve already mentioned that I’m not doing any challenges this year.  That’s not strictly true. I am doing the Goodreads Challenge and have set my goal at 150 books.  I read 173 books in 2020 but some of that was due to the pandemic and politics and never wanting to turn on my TV.  In hopes that 2021 won’t be a repeat, I’m sticking with the 150.  It’s challenging but definitely doable, especially based on all of my reading goals above.

 

*****

Do you have any reading or blogging goals in mind for 2021?

Top Ten Tuesday – Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021

 

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.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021.  There are lots of new releases I’m excited about coming out the first half of the year, so the only challenge here was to narrow my list down to just ten.  It seems like almost all of my favorite authors have books coming out this spring.  As you’ll see from my list, contemporaries and particularly rom-coms are still factoring very high on my priority list, although historical fiction and a little fantasy squeaked in there with Chanel Cleeton, Kristin Hannah and Nicole Glover.

 

* * * * *

Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021

 

 

1. THE CONDUCTORS by Nicole Glover

2. CONCRETE ROSE by Angie Thomas

3. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN CUBA by Chanel Cleeton

4. THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah

5. THE EX TALK by Rachel Lynn Solomon

6. ACT YOUR AGE, EVE BROWN by Talia Hibbert

7. THE INTIMACY EXPERIMENT by Rosie Danan

8. PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION by Emily Henry

9. MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid

10. THE SOULMATE EQUATION by Christina Lauren

 

* * * * *

What new releases are you excited about for the first half of the year?

Top Ten Tuesday – Ten of My Favorite Reads from 2020

 

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.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Favorite Books of 2020.  It was hard to pick just ten favorite books because as bad as 2020 was overall, it was actually a really great reading year for me.  As of the moment I’m sitting here drafting this post, I’ve read 172 books this year, the most I’ve ever read, and looking through my Goodreads shelves, most of those reads were 3 stars and above so yay!  I did have more DNFs than ever before, which I also consider a win because I’m finally getting better at just saying no to books that aren’t working for me.  All of that said, I’m sharing 14 of my favorite reads from this year.  All of the books below are a combination of 2020 releases and older releases since one of my big goals this year was to read more of the older books that have been sitting neglected on my bookshelves. I did pretty well with that goal as well and will have a second half of 2020 Beat the Backlist wrap up coming later this week to share all of the older books I’ve read in 2020.

Anyway, back to my favorites of the year…I rated all of these 4.5 or 5 stars and as you can see, I had winners from a variety of genres.  Light, fluffy, and romantic books were my favorites overall, but I still had some darker and more atmospheric reads in there too. I’d highly recommend any of these titles to someone looking for a read they won’t be able to put down.

* * * * *

My Favorite Reads from 2020

(In no particular order)

 

1. THIS IS MY AMERICA by Kim Johnson – most powerful book I read this year.

2. BEACH READ by Emily Henry  – the book whose cover made me think it would be a light and fluffy read but ended up being so much more.

3. BLACKTOP WASTELAND by S.A. Cosby  – My favorite crime novel of the year. It’s so action-packed that it reads like The Fast and the Furious.

4. CRAZY STUPID BROMANCE by Lyssa Kay Adams  – I went back and forth trying to decide which Bromance book was my favorite this year since I also read Undercover Bromance and loved them both. Going with this one mainly because of Beefcake the cat, haha.

5. TAKE A HINT, DANI BROWN by Talia Hibbert  –  This one wins for most adorable couple.  I read this months ago and still smile every time I think about them.

6. JUST OUR LUCK by Julia Walton  – A heartwarming coming of age story about overcoming anxiety and finding friendship and love.  This was one of my final reads of 2020 and it was just such a lovely note to end the year on.

7. THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE by Fiona Davis  –  Fiona Davis’ novels never disappoint because they combine two of my favorite things, historical fiction and NYC iconic buildings.  This one features the New York Public LIbrary and a fantastic mystery to boot.

8. MAGIC LESSONS by Alice Hoffman  –  It’s Alice Hoffman and it’s a prequel to Practical Magic that shows the origins of the Owens bloodline and the infamous curse.  What else do I need to say?  It’s glorious!

9. THE ONCE AND FUTURE WITCHES by Alix E. Harrow  –  While nothing can top Alice Hoffman’s witchy series (see above), my second favorite witchy read of 2020 was this gorgeous and atmospheric read by Alix E. Harrow.  I also read and loved her book Ten Thousand Doors of January this year and look forward to reading more from her.

10. ONE DAY IN DECEMBER by Josie Silver  –  This was actually one of my very first reads of the year and the beautiful and emotional story has just stuck with me all the way through 2020.

11. THE SIMPLE WILD by K.A. Tucker  – The older book that I could kick my own butt for not reading it sooner.  By far, my favorite romance of the year.  I loved it so much that the sequel and the holiday novella are queued up on my kindle now to read in January.

12.  SORCERY OF THORNS by Margaret Rogerson  –  Another gorgeous story that I could kick my butt for ignoring for so long.  This is a fantasy novel that actually lives up to all of the hype, plus it’s set in libraries and features magical books. What’s not to love?  Another huge bonus?  It’s a standalone, which is heaven for people like me who struggle with series.

13.  THE SUN DOWN MOTEL by Simone St. James  –  I don’t usually read books classified as horror but something about this one just called to me and I’m so glad I answered the call.  It is the creepiest, most atmospheric book I read all year and I loved every page of it.  It was my first time reading Simone St. James and I loved it so much that I recently picked up a copy of The Broken Girls so that I can experience more of her gorgeous writing.

14. WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Katherine Center  – This is my third book from Katherine Center and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary authors.  I have fallen in love with the characters in every book so far, especially with the protagonist in this book, who is a school librarian.

* * * * *

 

What were some of your favorite reads of the year?  Do we share any favorites?

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books I Hope Santa Brings Me This Year

 

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.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is 10 Books I Hope Santa Brings.  This is an easy topic just because I always keep a book wishlist handy since books are pretty much always my preferred gift to receive.  Here are a few books (and a couple of pre-orders – Kristin Hannah and Leigh Bardugo) I’m hoping to get this Christmas.

 

* * * * *

10 Books I Hope Santa Brings Me This Year

 

 

1. BETTY by Tiffany McDaniel

2. BOYFRIEND MATERIAL by Alexis Hall

3. DEAR JUSTYCE by Nic Stone

4. THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah

5. FROM BLOOD TO ASH by Jennifer L. Armentrout

6. GROWN by Tiffany D. Jackson

7. THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

8. BREATHLESS by Jennifer Niven

9. RULE OF WOLVES by Leigh Bardugo

10. A SKY BEYOND THE STORM by Sabaa Tahir

* * * * *

 

Are you hoping to get any books as gifts this holiday season?

Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My Winter 2020-2021 TBR

 

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.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Books On My Winter 2020-2021 TBR.  My primary reading goal for 2021 is the same as it was for this year — to strike a better balance between reading shiny, new ARCs and older books that I already own.  I did pretty good with that in 2020 but am hoping for even better results in 2021.  To get started off on a good note, my tentative winter TBR is a 60/40 split between ARCs and older books.  The older books mostly coincide with my other major reading goal for the upcoming year — to continue making progress on YA fantasy series that I’ve either started late or fallen behind on.  I’m close to the end on Arc of a Scythe, Throne of Glass, and An Ember in the Ashes so the next books in each of those series is on my list.  Then I haven’t had a chance to read Addie Larue yet even though it was my most anticipated read of 2020. I think that one is going to be my first read of the new year.  The other six books on my list are ARCs I have that will publish in either the winter or early spring so I want to get a jump on those as well.

 

* * * * *

Books On My Winter 2020-2021 TBR

 

(in no particular order)

 

A PHO LOVE STORY by Loan Le

MUCH ADO ABOUT YOU by Samantha Young

YOU HAVE A MATCH by Emma Lord

THE PROJECT by Courtney Summer

THE NATURE OF FRAGILE THINGS by Susan Meissner

THE EX TALK by Rachel Lynn Solomon

THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab

THE TOLL by Neal Shusterman (Book 3 of 3)

TOWER OF DAWN by Sarah J. Maas (Book 6 of 7)

A REAPER AT THE GATES by Sabaa Tahir (Book 3 of 4)

 

* * * * *

 

Will you be reading any of these this winter?  What will you be reading?

Top Ten Tuesday – Christmas Cover Love

 

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.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is a Christmas Freebie so I decided it would be fun to share some festive Christmas-themed book covers that have caught my eye.  I’ve been having a little trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year so this topic came along at just the right time.  Some of these caught my eye because they immediately made me think of my beloved Hallmark holiday films, which I actually haven’t started watching yet and really need to get going on.  Others caught my eye because they have dogs on them and are just adorable, and still others caught my eye because of their vibrant red and green color schemes.  And the Grinch of course is a perennial favorite primarily because of the nostalgia factor.  It’s also kind of funny that Debbie Macomber’s covers feature so prominently because as much as I adore the covers, I’ve never actually read one of her holiday novels. I’ve only read some from her Cedar Cove series.

(As a side note, apologies for being somewhat absent the past week on my own blog and when it comes to blog hopping.  A big work deadline that normally takes place on November 30th was extended to the end of this week because of COVID and we’re way behind because, even with the extension, we’ve had trouble getting what we need from our clients.  Hopefully I’ll be back on track once we get through the deadline).

 

* * * * *

10 Christmas Book Covers I Love

 

 

1. TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Debbie Macomber

2. BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE by Susan May Warren

3. CHRISTMAS CHARMS by Teri Wilson

4. HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS by Dr. Seuss

5. IN A HOLIDAZE by Christina Lauren

6. LET IT SNOW by Debbie Macomber

7. JINGLE ALL THE WAY by Debbie Macomber

8. ROYAL HOLIDAY by Jasmine Guillory

9. THE CHRISTMAS SISTERS by Sarah Morgan

10. ALASKAN HOLIDAY by Debbie Macomber

 

* * * * *

 

What kind of holiday covers do you enjoy?

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books I Want to Re-Read

 

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.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Books I Want to Read Again.  This topic is a little challenging in the sense that I don’t typically re-read many books.  If I was going to re-read though, these titles would be at the top of my list.  I’d mainly be interested in revisiting them to see if I have the same or a greater appreciation of them a second time around or if the magic is gone after a single reading.

 

* * * * *

10 Books I Want to Re-Read

(in no particular order)

 

THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morganstern

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE by C.S. Lewis

THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL by Anne Frank

WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte

SONG OF SOLOMON by Toni Morrison

FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC by V.C. Andrews

THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE by Pat Conroy

THE WINTERNIGHT TRILOGY by Katherine Arden

SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS (His most popular ones)

 

* * * * *

 

Do you ever re-read books?  What are some you would like to re-read?

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Things I’m Thankful for This Year

 

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.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is a Thanksgiving freebie, so I’m just going to keep it simple and share some things I’m thankful for this year. It’s not an especially bookish topic, but of course I am thankful for books so they are high on my list. 2020 is probably the most challenging year to be thankful for because of the pandemic and the continuing circus that is the Trump Administration, but I was still able to come up with a few things.

Before I share my list, I also want to wish everyone who is celebrating this week a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

 

 

* * * * *

10 Things I’m Thankful for This Year

 

1. My Health and My Family’s Health.  In a year of uncertainty due to the pandemic, I feel very thankful that, thus far anyway, taking precautions against COVID has helped to keep me and all of my family members from getting it.

2. My Job.  I know I complain about it sometimes, but I truly am thankful not only that I have been able to keep my job AND work from home since March, but also that my company has not had to furlough anyone yet. I know it’s such a relief for everyone at the company, and in particular, parents who wanted to keep their kids in virtual school for safety reasons.

3. Books!  I’m always thankful for wonderful books to read, but this year, I have appreciated the distraction from reality more than ever before.

4. Hulu, Netflix, and Disney Plus.  Speaking of distractions, I’ve appreciated my favorite distractions so much this year. Between COVID and politics, I just haven’t wanted to turn on my TV at all this year so these streaming services have been lifesavers.

5. Biden/Harris.  Speaking of the dreaded P- word,  I’m so thankful that the current administration will soon be gone and that we have two wonderful people in line to lead us forward.  It’s the first time I’ve ever cried tears of joy when the winner of an election was announced, lol.

6. All of You! I’m also more thankful than ever for the bookish community. During this time where we’ve all been isolating and social distancing for so long, I have appreciated my online friendships so much.  And of course all of the fabulous book recs you give me all year long. 🙂

7. Quality time with my child (and with my furry children).  One of the bright spots about being home so much is that I’ve definitely spent a lot more time with my son than I would normally get to.  Not all of it is pleasant of course because he’s now a hormonal teenager going through puberty, but he really is an interesting kid and I’ve enjoying getting to have actual thought-provoking discussions with him.  It’s also been very nice to get to hang out with Ninja and Winston more.  I swear, work is so much more chill when you have a dog at your feet and a cat snuggling in your lap. 🙂

8. Scientists and Healthcare Professionals.  I’m so thankful for all of the men and women out there who are doing everything in their power to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID and for those healthcare workers on the front lines, risking their own lives to care for those who have gotten so ill from it.  What a truly extraordinary group of people.

9. Coffee, Tea, Fuzzy Socks, and Cozy Blankets.  This probably sounds silly, but I’m thankful for all of the small things in life that have brought me comfort and helped me to feel more relaxed this year.

10. Resilience and Innovation.  I know a lot of businesses have suffered because of the pandemic, but I’m so thankful for the spirit of resiliency and innovation that has kept so many businesses open as they’ve been able to find ways to adapt to a socially distanced world.  I think of the whiskey distilleries in my own state that switched over and started manufacturing hand sanitizer to help meet the overwhelming demand for it and all of the restaurants that have managed to switch over to curbside pickup, contactless deliveries, and outdoor seating.  It really is impressive.

* * * * *

 

What are you thankful for this year?

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Book Character Names That Would Also Make Great Pet Names

 

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.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Characters I’d Name a Pet After (These could be your own pets (present or future), you could pick 10 different animals and tell us the name and animal type, or you could choose 10 names that would make fun cat names, etc. Put your own spin on this one!)

I’m pretty sure I’ve done a topic similar to this before, but it is a fun one so I decided to do it again, but with a slight twist.  I just finished reading Jenn Bennett’s latest novel, Chasing Lucky (which I’ll be reviewing later this week, by the way), and thought it would be fun to tie this post into that one by featuring Jenn Bennett character names that would be great names for pets.  I’m imagining these for puppies and kittens, but I think they could be pretty cool for other types of pets too.

 

* * * * *

10 Book Character Names That Would Also Make Great Pet Names

(the Jenn Bennett edition)

1. JOSIE, from Chasing Lucky

2. LUCKY, also (obviously, lol) from Chasing Lucky

3. BEATRIX (“BEX”), from The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

4. THEODORA (“THEO”), from The Lady Rogue

5. HUCK, also from The Lady Rogue

6. LENNON, from Starry Eyes

7. ZORIE, also from Starry Eyes

8. BAILEY, from Alex Approximately

9. CADY, from Kindling the Moon

10. BIRDIE, from Serious Moonlight

* * * * *

 

Would you consider naming a pet any of these names?