Top Ten Tuesday | All About The Visuals

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Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Please note that 10 is just a starting number. You can post however many books you want or less!

This weeks topic is: “All about the visuals”- Top Ten Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics or Ten Comics on My TBR or Top Ten Favorite Picture Books


 I don’t read graphic novels, comics, nor do I read picture books. Because of that that, I decided to do my own spin on this weeks Top Ten Tuesday. I decided to post 5 books that I think look beautiful graphic wise. The visuals of the cover really stand out. These aren’t necessarily my favorite covers but they stand out from other books. These books are “all about the visuals” if that made sense. 🙂

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Books Listed:
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Reawakened by Colleen Houck
Blythewood by Carol Goodman
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Sunday Spotlight [1]

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Spotlight Sunday is a book  meme the basic idea is that you share any book you want to put in the spotlight! Created by Closet Readers and Baliesussman@ Nerdinnewyork.

 Formal Rules

Because us bloggish people love rules

  1.  Make a post about a book you think deserves the spotlight for the week linking back to Closet Readers and Nerdinnewyork
  2. Share the post on the Goodreads group.

Not a rule but it would be great if you used the #SpotlightSunday to share the meme that way we can find you… Thanks!


BruiserFirst Line:

“If he touches her, I swear I’m going to rip out his guts with my bare hands and send them to his next of kin for lunch.”

Synopsis: 

Tennyson is not surprised, really, when his family begins to fall apart, or when his twin sister, Brontë, starts dating the misunderstood bully, Brewster (or The Bruiser, as the entire high school calls him). Tennyson is determined to get to the bottom of The Bruiser’s reputation, even if it means gearing up for a fight. Brontë, on the other hand, thinks there’s something special underneath that tough exterior. And she’s right…but neither she nor Tennyson is prepared for the truth of what lies below the surface. Told through Tennyson, Brontë, and Bruiser’s points of view, this dark, twisting novel explores friendship, family, and the sacrifices we make for the people we love.

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I absolutely loved this novel. I don’t remember too much of what happened because I read it back in 2011, but I remember it was one of my favorite books that year. This is one of those rare books that moved me in ways no other book has. It was powerful and deep and beautiful. I loved the message it had and the ending was a total shocker. (: