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Top Ten Tuesday – Best This Year So Far

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Top Ten Tuesday

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

 

Top Ten Books I’ve Read in 2017 So Far

 

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1. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness 

I couldn’t see how on earth people were crying about a short monster story… until I opened it and cried, too.

 

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2. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

A contemporary I just couldn’t put down. As sweet as the waffles on the cover.

 

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3. Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot

The second person narration hooked me, as well as the eating disorder I’d never heard of before.

 

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4. All the Rage by Courtney Summers

A contemporary about the aftermath of rape that needed to be written.

 

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5. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Alternate history where Nazi’s won, an identity takeover spy plot, and a race rolled into one book. Awesome.

 

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6. Horns by Joe Hill

Human nature is the truly horrific thing about this horror novel.

 

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7. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

I get why people stay in unhealthy relationships now. I don’t think I really did before. 

 

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8. City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

I loved the plot and the whole thief aspect, as well as the cultural aspect. I learned a lot.

 

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9. A Court of War and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

The finale (of sorts) I couldn’t wait for! 

 

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10. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

A book about rape culture and stereotypes that punches you in the face. I loved it. 

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Getting Around To It

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start But I Haven’t Yet

 

1. Jurassic Park and The Lost World by Michael Crichton

2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

3. The Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab

4. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

5. Midnight, Texas Series by Charlaine Harris

 

 

6. Temeraire series by Naomi Novik

7. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman

8. The Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead

9. The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost

10. The Hollows series by Kim Harrison

Top Ten Tuesday – Father’s Day

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Best and Worst Dads in Books


Best:

1. Charlie Swan from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. He’s definitely one of the rare great father figures in YA.

2. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The king of literary dads.

3. Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. He’s not AS great as Molly, but he truly cares about and risks it all for his family.

4. Jean Valjean from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. One of the best father figures in literature.

5. Michael Lancaster from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. He’s not as prominent as Frannie, but he’s such a great parent. 

 

Worst:

1. Tywin Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. I actually liked him as a strategist, but he’s an all around awful father in just about every way. 

2. T. Ray from The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. I’ll never not think of the grit scene when I make grits at home. 

3. Mr. Wormwood from Matilda by Roald Dahl. His complete disregard for Matilda and her passions hurts my soul.

4. Jack Torrance from The Shining by Stephen King. While he WAS under the influence and crazed while attempting to kill his son, he’s at the very least way too selfish to be a good dad.

5. Craster from A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. *cringes* There are no words for the kind of person who sleeps with his many daughters who then produce daughters that he then also sleeps with. And he tosses the sons out as an offering in order to survive beyond the wall. Gross. 

Top Ten Tuesday – Recent Books

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Five Horror/Thriller Books I’ve Added to my TBR Recently

 

 

1. Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie

 

2. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon

 

3. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

 

4. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

 

5. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

 

 

What new books have you purchased recently?

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Anticipation

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Five Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017

 

1. All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

2. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

3. The Becoming of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions #1) by Michelle Hodkin

4. Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas

5. Until it Fades by K.A. Tucker

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Summer

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Top Ten Tuesday
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This week is a summer freebie!

As much as I’m not a contemporary reader normally, I ALWAYS want to pick up contemporaries in the summer. I don’t know why.

 

Top Ten Contemporary Novels I’ve Read This Year

 
 

1. The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

 

 

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2. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

 

 

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3. City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson (more of a thriller/thief novel, but it works)

 

 

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4. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

 

 

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5. The Fill In Boyfriend by Kasie West

 

 

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6. All the Rage by Courtney Summers

 

 

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7. Sad Perfect by Stephanie Eliot

 

 

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8. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

 

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9. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

 

 

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10. Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

Top Ten Tuesday – Moms

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Eight Best and Worst Fictional Moms

 

Best:

 

1. Molly Weasley from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. She was a fierce protector of anyone she deemed family. 

2. Maura Sargent from The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. She was a great character and she supported Blue.

3. Frannie Lancaster from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. She is one of my favorite moms because she did whatever it took to give Hazel a good life.

4. Elizabeth from The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. She taught Victoria the language of flowers and loved her.

 

Worst:

 

1. Ingrid Magnussen from White Oleander by Janet Fitch. Narcissistic, controlling, murderous…

2. Corrine Dollanganger from Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews. She locked her kids up in an attic. 

3. Margaret White from Carrie by Stephen King. Talk about crazy…

4. Adora Preaker from Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. *shivers* She hurt a baby just so it would cry and she could comfort it.