Top Ten Tuesdays: Favorite Dads in Literature

Top Ten Tuesdays

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

Top Ten Tuesdays

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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Top Ten Tuesday: Unique Books to Add To Your List1

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

Top Ten Of The Most Unique Books I’ve Read (topic originally done 4/14) Some variations: top ten unique sounding books on my TBR, top ten most unique books I’ve read in X genre, etc

All books are unique but there are a couple that stand out from the rest. Whether it is a cookbook or a guidebook, these ten unique books are a definite must to add to your TBR list.

For the book lover and bibliophile:

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Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover by Paul Buckley and Audrey Niffenegger

If you would like to read my review of this book, you can find it here.

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Best Read Books of 2016

Top Ten Tuesdays

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

Top Ten Best Books Of 2016 (you choose — best books overall of what you read regardless of pub date, of a particular genre, 2016 debuts, 2016 releases, etc).

Well, this is it! 2016 felt like it went on forever. This has been draining year on most of us but if the year showed us anything is that we need to read a lot more. So that is what I did this year and plan to do a lot more of it next year.

I read a total of 42 books this year. Here are the top ten I highly enjoyed this year:

178518851. I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

There are not enough words in the English language to describe how magnificent this biography was. I discovered so much about the Muslim culture and came out with a better understanding of it. Malala is great inspiration for young girls and her empowering words will give strength for many generations to come. I advise everyone to read this, especially if you loss hope on the uncertainty of what is to come in the coming year.

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2. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

This book was a roller coaster ride with unexpected twists every which way you turn. The time travel was just an added bonus. Can’t wait for the next installment Wayfarer

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3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

A fun novel not only about fanfiction and writing, but about taking new chances and overcoming your fears. It has all the fun and the silliness you can want in a book.One of the few YA books I highly enjoyed this year.

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4. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

A great mystery! You can read my full review of it here.

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5. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

I was definitely touched and heartbroken after reading this amazing novel.I am in awe in how powerful and moving this novel was. And although it was important, acceptance of being gay, it was more than that. It was acceptance of being yourself. A fact all teenagers fight for in their ever-changing lives. This maybe controversial to some but it is definitely a must read.

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6. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

I did not see the ending coming! After reading this I want to read every mystery book by her. She really is the Queen of Mystery!

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7. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

A fun, sexy action-packed fantasy. I thought I would be bored with this series but I have not been disappointed yet. Much better than the first one!

8. Ms. Marvel Series: Vol. 3-5 by G. Willow Wilson

I rarely read comic books. But this is the one series that I automatically pick up when a new one arrives. Although she maybe a superhero with powers, Kamala Khan is the epitome of the everyday girl. She is a shining example of how awesome diverse characters can be in comic books.

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9. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

A creepy, chilling story that makes you take second look at the people around you. You can read my full review of this short story here.

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10. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

Long, but beautifully written. The Mysteries of Udolpho is not your ordinary gothic novel. This gets you involved you into the plot (gradually) and also requires you to think. If you want to read this, set aside a couple of months to get through it.

Honorable Mentions:(Good, but just din’t quite make the cut)

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts by Susan Cain

The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

What are the best you books read this year?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Coming in 2017

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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 I’m Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017

A lot of the authors I usually read didn’t have books coming out next year. So I had to do a lot of searching of which books I look forward to reading next year. I am still working on my TBR list that was made up approximately two years ago! Most likely, these are the books that I would like to read next year, but with a high chance that I will get to it in 2018:

1. Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

2. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

3. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

4. My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

5. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

6. The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

7. Ever The Hunted by Erin Summerill

8. The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn

9. Pretend We Are Lovely by Noley Reid

10. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016

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

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016

At first I wasn’t going to this, but then I looked at my Goodreads Reading List and realized that I read (and currently reading) new authors for me…so why not?

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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

(This one is really good, especially if you love to write and/or love to read fanfiction)

The Wrath & The Dawn  and The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

( A great series! Could not put it down)

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Gifts Ideas To Get For Book Lovers

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

Holiday Gift Guide freebie (ten books to buy the YA lover in your life, 10 books to buy for your dad, etc.)

Unsure what to gift to get for the book lover in your life? Well, here are some ideas that will sure make you their favorite person this holiday season!

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Book Map from Dorothy

A street map (loosely based on London) that is made up from 600 titles from the history of literature! It has amazing titles such as Mansfield Park, To The Lighthouse, Harry Potter, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and many more. A definite must for any book lover! (I have one in my house and I love it!) Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Gifts Ideas To Get For Book Lovers”

Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately

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

Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately

1.  Paris For One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

“Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She’s never even been on a weekend away—to anywhere, and certainly not with her boyfriend. Everyone knows traveling abroad isn’t really her thing. But when Nell’s boyfriend fails to show up for their romantic mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone—including herself—wrong. Alone and in Paris, Nell uncovers a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Adventurous, funny, and charming, Paris for One is vintage Moyes—as are the eight stories that round out the collection.”

 

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2. The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot

Sometimes to move forward, you have to go back…

One post. That’s all it took to destroy the care free, glamorous life of pro golfer Reed Stewart. One tiny post on the Internet.

Then again, it’s not like Reed’s been winning many tournaments lately, and his uncle isn’t the only one who says it’s because of the unfinished business he left behind back home in Bloomville, Indiana—namely Reed’s father, the Honorable Judge Richard P. Stewart, and the only girl Reed ever loved, Becky Flowers.

But Reed hasn’t spoken to either his father or Becky in over a decade.

Until that post on the Internet. Suddenly, Reed’s family has become a national laughingstock, his publicist won’t stop calling, his siblings are begging for help, and Reed realizes he has no other choice: He’s got to go home to face his past . . . the Judge and the girl he left behind.

Becky’s worked hard to build her successful senior relocation business, but she’s worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed—which hasn’t been easy, considering he’s their hometown’s golden boy, and all anyone ever talks about. It was fine while they were thousands of miles apart, but now he’s back in Bloomville. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him—until his family hires her to help save his parents.

Now Reed and Becky can’t avoid one another…or the memories of that one fateful night.

Can the quirky residents of Bloomville bring these two young people back together, or will Reed and Becky continue to allow their pasts to deny them the future they deserve?

This warm, thought-provoking book, told entirely in texts, emails, and journal entries, is as much about the enduring bond of families as it is about second chances at love, and will delight as much as it entertains.”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters I’d Name a Child or Pet After

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

Ten Characters I’d Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc. After

1. Gemma Doyle from A Great and Terrible Beauty

Gemma is fiery, independent, and care about those around her…what a strong name to have!

 

 

 

 

 

2. Emma Woodhouse from Emma by Jane Austen

Emma might have been a spoiled and snobbish character but beneath there is a good heart.

 

 

3. Katrina Van Tassel from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

May not be a big fan of the character but I like the sound of “Katrina” as a name.

 

 

 

 

 

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4. Fitwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Maybe not Fitwilliam but William is a good name and I think Darcy could work for either a girl or a boy.

 

 

 

 

5. Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock Holmes Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Katarina Bishop from Heist Society by Ally Carter

It would be cool have a Katarina as child…hopefully, she won’t do that many robberies.

 

 

 

 

 

7.Edmund Bertram from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

For a dog, most likely

 

 

And last but not least:

8. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book! Of course I would find some way to name my child or my pet after one of my favorite characters. In fact I actually did!1344.jpg

Meet Lizzy, my guinea pig! She is just as headstrong and independent like her namesake.

 

I couldn’t think of anymore but if during the day I come up with one, I’ll write it down.What character names you would use?