Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Best Banned/Challenged Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Ten Books That Feature Characters ____________: Examples: Ten books that feature black main characters, characters who hold interesting jobs, characters who have a mental illness, characters that are adopted, characters that play sports, etc, etc. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Instead of doing this theme, I thought, to commemorate the celebration of Banned Books Week, I’ll list the top ten best banned/challenged books that everyone should read. Reading is such an amazing privilege. Let us not tarnish it by censoring our freedom to read:

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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Reason why it was banned/challenged: In 2010, Wesley Scroggins, an associate professor at Missouri State University, refer to book as “soft porn” and should be removed from the school curriculum.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books For Fall Reading

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

Fall is almost here…and what better way to celebrate the cooler weather by grabbing your most comfortable sweater, a cup of your favorite tea, and picking some good books to read for the fall. Don’t know what to start with? Here are some suggestions:

For the history lover:

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books for the History Lover

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Ten book recommendations for ______________: (Skies the limit here…examples: for Hufflepuffs, for fans of Game of Thrones, for people who don’t normally read YA, for animal lovers, for video game lovers, etc.

I love history and there is no better pastime than learning more about the past. And great way to learn about the past is to read great books about it. So for you history lovers out there, here is some historical fiction that you will definitely enjoy:

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The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

Kate Morton is a great historical fiction writer. So far, her books primarily focuses on World War I/World War II. So if you are interested in the time period, her books are for you. The Secret Keeper has such a compelling and moving story that will have you gripped from the very first page.

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If You Like Jane Austen, Then You’ll Like…

You finished reading all of Jane Austen’s books. Wondering what is the next step? Read them all over again! Just kidding, although you could if you wanted to. However, if you want to read books either similar to her writing style or books based in the same era, why not gives these a try:

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Helen by Maria Edgeworth

An author admired by Austen herself, this book reminded me a combination of Northanger Abbey and Lady Susan. This gripping romantic drama will have you entertained for hours.

 

 

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Ten Best Film/TV Austen Adaptations

Jane Austen has such a profound effect on popular culture, more than any other author. Hollywood loves adapting her books and we, the viewers, just can’t get enough of them. Although this is day is the anniversary of Austen’s death, let us not think of the bad but about the great things that would not exist without her writings. Last week, we talked about book adaptations, now we are talking about film/TV adaptations. Here are, what I think, the best Austen adaptations on film or TV:

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New to Jane Austen? Try These on For Size

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Top Ten Tuesdays, by The Broke and the Bookish, is on hiatus until August but that doesn’t mean the lists have to stop!

2017 marks a bicentenary year for Jane Austen and what better way to celebrate her life than to read her great works! But with six terrific novels and a few great minor works  new Austen readers may have trouble wondering which novel to read first. Don’t worry. I am here to make sure that you have the correct head start. To begin your Austen adventure start with:

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Pride and Prejudice

It’s cliché to start with this novel but not only is it Austen’s best work, it truly shows Austen at her best. Her wit and humor are really the highlight of the story.  And you get to meet one of Austen’s famous heroine: Elizabeth Bennet!

 

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Best Books of 2017 So Far…

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far (break it down however you want — by genre, strictly 2017 releases, whatever!)

Already half the year is gone and out of my goal of reading 100 books for 2017, I have already read 34! I don’t think that is a bad start. Some of them, of course, have been huge letdowns, but others have managed to make my list of the top best books I have read so far:

(All links connect to either a book review or to Goodreads)

 

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

I was just so deeply moved by Wollstonecraft’s views on women’s rights. A great read for the current issues of this past year.

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Favorite Dads in Literature

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Father’s Day related Freebiefavorite dads in literature, best father/daughter or son relationships, books to buy your dad, worst dads in literature, etc. etc.

I was going to list memorable fathers of literature but then I remember that I did a similar post two years ago so I am just going to link to that post. I only listed seven but if during the day I come up with more I will update the page:

Top Memorable Literary Fathers

Top Ten Tuesday: Recently Added Books To My TBR List

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR ListI want to know what books have piqued your interest lately from whatever genre you choose!

I read different genres so it wouldn’t make sense for me to list books from a particular genre. I added a lot more than ten to my TBR list, but here are the ones I narrowed to ten:

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books in My Beach Bag

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Summer Reads Freebie: In preparation for Memorial Day (which is always the unofficial summer kickoff for me), let’s rec some summer/beach reads: books to go in your beach bag, best books set in summer, books with summer-y covers, best beach reads for people who don’t enjoy contemporary/realistic reads, best beach reads for fans of X genre, etc. etc.

Summer is quickly approaching! And that means great summer reads to take with on your summer adventures. Unsure what books to read? Don’t fret! I have some great good book reads that will keep you entertained throughout the summer:

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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

I’ve been on a “Agatha Christie” kick as of late so some of her books will be definite reads for this summer.

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A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple #5) by Agatha Christie

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