Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Food


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October 17: 

Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books



1. Butterbeer. Having tried it at Universal Studios, it’s delicious! 


2. Green eggs and ham. I had it in school one day, which is just ham and eggs with food coloring. 


3. Turkish delights. I had no idea what these were for a long time, but I figured they must be delicious if they could sway a brother away from his family. 



4. Lemon cakes. I love lemon desserts, so I think that’s the one thing I can relate to Sansa about. 



5. Breakfast. Second breakfast. Any breakfast. I could be down with the hobbits. 


6. Fried green tomatoes. Ok, so I’ve never read the book, but I love fried green tomatoes. 


7. Clam chowder. Like any sea-faring person, I love some seafood! 



8. Bread. Ok, this one is boring, but I do love bread so much, even if I don’t bake it like Peeta! 



9. Pecan Pie. I wouldn’t want a reading, but I’d get some of the pecan pie from the Sargent sisters. 



10. Chocolate Frogs. HP just seems to have so much food in it that I want to eat, so I had to choose another dish from the books. 



Top Ten Tuesday – Fall


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Ten Books With Fall/Autumn Covers/Themes 


For me, Fall is about horror and strangeness, especially when it comes to ghosts, death, or simply circuses that pop up. 




1. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

2. Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle

3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

4. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

5. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black





6. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

7. World War Z by Max Brooks

8. In a dark, dark Wood by Ruth Ware

9. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

10. IT by Stephen King



Top Ten Tuesday – Book BF


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October 3: 

Top Ten Eight Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends 

(Which characters do you have crushes on?)


I don’t really have any book boyfriends, but here’s a list of characters I do swoon a little over!




1. Warner from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

2. The Darkling from the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

3. Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas

4. Barrons from the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning

5. Ronan from the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

6. Rowan from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

7. Jon Snow from A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin

8. Noah Shaw from the Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin


Top Ten Tuesday – Characters


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Top Ten Books that Feature Deliciously Evil Characters

1. You by Caroline Kepnes. 

So Joe wasn’t really evil, but he was definitely a weirdo stalker who was insanely judgmental. It was awesome being stuck in his head.

2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. 

Both of the main characters were perfect for each other. Crazy people.

3. The Taker by Alma Katsu. 

Adair was the worst. But I loved his character. He was just so unquestionably himself, even if he knew he was being torturous. 

4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. 

I’m still not over The Darkling. 

5. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. 

Am I not merciful?” *shivers*

6. American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis. 

Patrick Bateman is one of the first villains I think of when I hear “literary villain” or when someone hands me an embossed business card.

7. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. 

Voldemort may be the main villain, but my favorites are Bellatrix and Umbridge. Bellatrix delighted in torture and all things dark, while Umbridge used rules to further her own desires and beliefs and both are horrifying.

8. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. 

Nurse Ratched was terrifying.

9. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. 

Mrs. Danvers… the name just makes me envision a haunting figure looming over me. *shivers*

10. IT by Stephen King. 

With the recent remake, it feels wrong to not include this one. IT was more than just a clown and gave me the creeps when I was reading the book. King captured the essence of all things creepy in his town of Derry. 


Top Ten Tuesday – Fall TBR


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Top Ten Three Books on my Fall TBR

1. All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater. I preordered this as soon as I heard about it. 

2. The October Country by Ray Bradbury. It’s been on my shelf for awhile, but I didn’t get to it last October and it just feels wrong to read it any other time of the year.

3. Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle. I loved The Accident Season so I had to pick this one up.


I haven’t actually given much thought to anything else. I’ve just been choosing books at random to read as the mood strikes me. 

Top Ten Tuesday – Throwback


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Top Ten Older Books I Love (Published before 2010)

1. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. Cult classic and one my all time favorite books. 

2. The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater. It came out at the wrong time when all the Twilight craze was going on and a lot of people overlooked a really great series. It was rich and sad and amazing.

3. World War Z by Max Brooks. Once the awful movie was made and the hype died down, I almost never hear people talk about this book, but it’s definitely one of my favorite zombie books.

4. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Always a classic. It’s a must read.

5. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I know Nicholas Sparks makes me roll my eyes, but I love this book.

6. The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. After True Blood ended, it was bittersweet. I loved this book series and now I feel like less and less people pick it up without the HBO series hype. 

7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I love this book so much. It’s narrated by death in WWII. It was unique and well written.

8. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. It’s been years since the movie came out, so I don’t hear as much about this book as I’d like, but it’s a definitely favorite.

9. White Oleander by Janet Fitch. I actually watched the movie first, but I love this story (in both forms) so much. It was so twisted and captivating.

10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson. This book was a total hit for all sorts of people. I’ve discussed it with my grandmother and also at a classy luncheon with rich strangers where I didn’t really know what fork to use… two types of people you’d never expect to read a crime thriller with computer hacking and gore and sex. I just love how so many different types of people enjoyed it!


Top Ten Tuesday – Back to School


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Top Ten Books That Take Place in Schools

All of these books are set almost entirely in a classroom, learning environment, boarding school, or extracurricular school activity type of setting



1. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

3. The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

5. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro



6. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

7. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

8. Looking for Alaska by John Green

9. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

10. The Giver by Lois Lowry