Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Ten Books We've Read and Loved Since We Started Blogging Together

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For today's throwback freebie we've decided to throw it ALL the way back to when we started blogging together back in June of 2010. Today we're highlighting the best books we've read over the last 10 years.

Julia's Picks
I can't believe that it has been seven years and some change since we have been blogging here at The Broke and the Bookish. These are my favorite discoveries since June 2010. 

1. The Darkest London Series by Kristen Callihan - I found Firelight through a blog tour I believe, and since that I have devoured the series (which sadly I just finished the last book of a few weeks ago). I remember fondly recounting the plot of Firelight to one of my coworks and forcing him to go to Barnes and Nobel while we were on the road to find the next in the series. I couldnt remember the title and while I was starting to google search, he randomly picked a book off the shelf that was the exact book I was looking for, Moonglow. I am so glad to have found this series. (Here is a link to all the reviews I have done for this series: Firelight, Moonglow, Winterblaze, Shadowdance, Evernight, and Soulbound)

2. The Maiden Lane Series by Elizabeth Hoyt - My first ever review here was for the first book in this series, and I have enjoyed it through the highs and lows. It is still going on and though I am a bit behind I do look forward to reading every book!

3. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys - Does anyone else remember when I asked for recommendations during the Great Reading Slump of 2014? I took every recommendation from people and called it The Slumplist. And I just started reading. This was my favorite of the books I read based on your recommendations. I also did A View from Page Thirty review for this book - my impressions after just reading the beginning of the book. This was such a great read and find!

Jana's Picks

I'm fighting a nasty virus right now, so I'm going to link you to my reviews (if available) so you can see why I love these books so much! 

4. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard really changed my life. (My review)

5. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne is the perfect office hate to love romance. So funny and swoony.

6. Till Death by Jennifer Armentrout is my absolute favorite romantic suspense. (My review)

7. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins was my very first YA contemporary love.

8. On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves is phenomenal. Period. (My review)

9. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas might be my favorite book ever.

10. Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae is adorable and Italy and such a comfort read. (My review)


  1. Yes to A Court of Mist and Fury! Words cannot describe the love I have for that book!

  2. These are some great books Jana and Julia! I was also a fan of Anna and the French Kiss and Out of the Easy. But there are also so many books on your lists that I still need to get around to reading such as On the Island, I've only read the best reviews for that book!

  3. Great lists! I really need to read some Ruta Sepetys.

  4. Ruta Sepetys is a wonderful author!

    And I will never get over ACOMAF <3

  5. Oh yes! I loved the Darkest London series! Actually took me until the second book to be fully invested, but still so much love for that series! Sad that it's over! Never realized how much I enjoy a good paranormal historical fiction kind of read! LOL!

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  6. Out of the Easy is one of my favorite books! And I never would have read the amazing Anna and the French Kiss if it weren't for all the blog love.

  7. I started blogging in 2010 as well! I haven't read any of those books! A few are on my TBR.

    Here's mine:


  8. Out of the Easy is a novel I've wanted to read for a while now!

  9. Anna and the French Kiss is also one of my very first YA contemporary, and remains as my favorite!

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress

  10. So many of those are on my TBR. I did love A Court of Mist and Fury though :)


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