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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. 

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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

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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

 

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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

Top Ten Tuesday – Book Recommendations

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Top Ten Book Recommendations for 90’s Lovers

 

1. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

2. Landline by Rainbow Rowell

3. Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas

4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

5. That Summer by Sarah Dessen

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Best This Year So Far

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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 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 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.