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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel


“Only a person with a Best Seller mind can write Best Sellers.” – Aldous Huxley

Debuts. First times. Fresh. New.

That’s The Broke and the Bookish idea of Top Ten Tuesday for this week!

November 3:  Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel

And because I am not quite sure if I have read 10 debut authors, that will depend on what Goodreads will say, I am including authors that I have read FOR THE FIRST TIME and I will probably look forward in reading their words again! 🙂

Let the list begin!


Robert Galbraith (Pseudonym), J.K. Rowling

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)

I had no idea that Galbraith was actually J.K. Rowling but… this debut book is just creepy at its best!

Kiera Cass

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

The debut was great but the current sequels aren’t really impressive. 😦

Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)

I am just a big fan of sometimes-lovable-sometimes-irritating Don Tillman! 😀

Lisa Genova

Still Alice

Still Alice is a debut novel? I didn’t know that until now! But it was one of my great reads for this year!

Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

I may not like the edning of this debut novel but I will surely read Nicola Yoon’s sophomore book! 🙂


Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See

Indeed one of the best books of this year! 🙂

Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones

I just love the melancholic and creepy story told by a unique storyteller.

Liane Moriarty

The Husband's Secret

If you think you’ve read the same story, think again. Liane Moriarty’s original twist and turns will surely surprise you.

Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time

I now understand why Picoult is one of the most-loved authors. 🙂

Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park

I am just sooo excited to read Carry On! 😀

That’s it for this week!

I would love to read your Top Ten Debut Authors, too!!!


Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me


“To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect.” ― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

I wish and I, with full hope, expect that today’s list would be a reality! (cross fingers)

The Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Tuesday today is:

October 20: 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me

Without further adieu, here are my silent hopes, that I really really want to come true someday!

1. To meet, hug and talk to Mitch Albom and Nicholas Sparks! ❤

Mitch AlbomNicholas Sparks

2. To get a SIGNED copy of The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel and See Me! 😀

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A NovelSee Me

3. To visit North Carolina, the setting of most, if not all, Nicholas Sparks novel.

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4. To have a COLOR-COORDINATED book shelf! 

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5. To have a cosy reading nook where I can lock myself and read! 😀

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6. To have my own home library!

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7. To have unlimited book budget! 

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8. To have a unlimited supply of coffee and cakes, the perfect pair for books! 😀

9. To receive this cool book-related stuffs this Christmas!

Talkative BookmarksPage-Wrapped Pencils

Personal Library KitAutomatic Reading Light

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10. To quit my day job and just read all day! (That’s impossible, yes! :D)

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That’s it!

Share to me your bookish wishes, too!



Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together


“A writer’s brain is like a magician’s hat. If you’re going to get anything out of it, you have to put something in it first.” ― Louis L’Amour

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again and this week, The Broke and the Bookish put the spotlight on the people behind the words, the authors!

October 13: Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together

This will take a lot of time but I will try to do it quick! 😀

So here are the duos that I would love to see, hopefully!

1. Kiera Cass + Colleen Hoover = Fairytalish  and suspense/mystery YA

The Selection (The Selection, #1)Never Never (Never Never, #1)

2. Rainbow Rowell + Graeme Simsion = Ultimate book with odd yet lovable characters

Eleanor & ParkThe Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)

3. Anthony Doerr +  Alice Walker = Ultimate historical fiction

All the Light We Cannot SeeThe Color Purple

4. Alice Sebold + Jojo Moyes = Ultimate tearjerker

The Lovely BonesMe Before You (Me Before You, #1)

5. Stephen King + James Patterson = Ultimate sci-fi mystery thriller

11/22/631st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1)

6. Jodi Picoult + Liane Moriarty = Ultimate mystery/romance/family novel

Leaving TimeThe Husband's Secret

7. E. Lockhart + Gillian Flynn = Ultimately ‘insane’ story

We Were LiarsGone Girl

8. Paulo Coelho + Markus Zusak = Ultimate inspiring and spiritually deep novel

The AlchemistI Am the Messenger

9. Gayle Forman + Robert Galbraith = Ultimate love and mystery thriller

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)

10.  Mitch Albom + Nicholas Sparks = THE BEST NOVEL EVER! 😀 ❤ (Sorry for fangirling!)

The Five People You Meet in HeavenThe Notebook (The Notebook, #1)

That’s it!

Share your thoughts to me, please! 😀

And your links, too!



Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I Quit Reading (I only included 7)


“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.” – G.K. Chesterton, Heretics

The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday for today is a bit hard to fill.

October 6: Ten Authors I Quit Reading

As a writer, I know how hard it is to write a simple short story. So how much harder is it to be able to write a novel?

On the other hand, I know that it is far too impossible to please all the readers of this world because as a reader myself, there are genres that I really don’t like to read.

I have mentioned for so many times that I have never read any Harry Potter book, ever, because it’s not what I like. But it doesn’t mean that it is a bad series.

So for today, I am not bad-mouthing these authors. This is just my personal opinion as a reader so please understand. 🙂 If you have some violent reactions then leave a comment and let’s talk. 🙂

Here are the  Seven Authors I Quit Reading (I’m not be able to include 10):

1. H.G. Wells because I didn’t like The Time Machine.

The Time Machine

2.  Kyung-ran Jo because I didn’t like Tongue.


3. Alison Sweeney because I didn’t like Scared Scriptless.

Scared Scriptless

4. George Saunders because I didn’t like Tenth of December.

Tenth of December

5. Tess Gerritsen because I didn’t like Girl Missing

Girl Missing

6. Scott Westerfeld because I didn’t like Uglies Series.

Uglies (Uglies, #1)

7. Sarah Dessen because I didn’t like Just Listen.

Just Listen


That’s it!

I somehow love almost all the authors that I have read so I only have seven here.

Again, THIS IS JUST MY PERSONAL OPINION. I don’t mean no harm. 🙂


Share to me your thoughts and your own TTT for today!