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

Top Ten Tuesdays

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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Teen Read Week 2016

This week is the start of Teen Read Week, a national literacy event created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) that tries to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. This year’s slogan is “Read For The Of It!”

Being a young adult librarian, I can safely say that it is difficult to get teens to read, especially in this day and age. However, I try to stress to my teens the importance of not  only reading but the importance of the library. Without all this, they wouldn’t have a place to hang out, to feel safe. Coming to the library frequently and taking advantage of all the resources the library has to offer will help them succeed later in life and I try to instill that philosophy into the teens.

So I thought this was a perfect time to name the books that I read when I was a teenager (not all, we’ll be here all day!). I loved reading for fun, did it whenever I got a chance when I was a teenager.And these books are just a taste of all the different worlds I got to experience when I was a teen…

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  1. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

I always loved reading about magic and witchcraft, but this series not only creased my interest in reading that genre, but introduced me to Libba Bray who I found to be a great storyteller and never left me disappointed. She is probably one of the few YA authors I still read to this day.

 

 

 

 

2. Blue is For Nightmares Series by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Another great supernatural series! I waited in anticipation when the next one in the series would be released and I was sad when it ended. But this is a perfect example of series where it didn’t get too cheesy and knew when to end. It didn’t overdo it and that’s why I treasure this series close to my heart.

 

 

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors Joining Forces

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

Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together (aka my (Jamie’s) world would explode if Gayle Forman and Jandy Nelson wrote a book together) — might be hard to come up with 10 but still would be fun! Bonus points if you tell us what kind of book you’d like them to write!”

 

Meg Cabot & Emily Giffin

Two funny writers…an interesting combination

Jojo Moyes & Kate Morton

They both do such great emotional writing, it would just be so great to have them combined.

 

Joshilyn Jackson & Karen White

Jane Austen & Charlotte Bronte

I know that Bronte didn’t exactly like any of Austen writings, but it would be interesting to see these great minds work together.

Libba Bray & JK Rowling

They both done such a great job creating worlds…why not try to write one together?

I couldn’t really think of anymore right now but maybe during day I’ll think of others.  Who would be on your list?

Book Review: Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

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Pages: 436 pages

Published: June 2, 2015

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Genre: Fiction & Literature, Women’s Fiction

Synopsis:

For Princess Mia, the past five years since college graduation have been a whirlwind of activity, what with living in New York City, running her new teen community center, being madly in love, and attending royal engagements. And speaking of engagements. Mia’s gorgeous longtime boyfriend Michael managed to clear both their schedules just long enough for an exotic (and very private) Caribbean island interlude where he popped the question! Of course Mia didn’t need to consult her diary to know that her answer was a royal oui.

But now Mia has a scandal of majestic proportions to contend with: Her grandmother’s leaked “fake” wedding plans to the press that could cause even normally calm Michael to become a runaway groom. Worse, a scheming politico is trying to force Mia’s father from the throne, all because of a royal secret that could leave Genovia without a monarch. Can Mia prove to everyone—especially herself—that she’s not only ready to wed, but ready to rule as well?”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Finished Series I HAVEN’T Finished

Top Ten Tuesdays

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

Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish”

1. The Princess Diaries Series by Meg Cabot

I love her books but after awhile I had to stop reading these so I never finished the series. But I did buy Royal Wedding, so I’m looking forward to that!

2. Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde

I stopped after Lost in a Good Book but I definitely want to finish the series.

 

 

 

3. Pretty Little Liars Series  by Sara Shepard

I just felt that the series went on too long. It really should have stopped after Wanted.

 

 

 

4. The Lying Game Series by Sara Shepard

I think the TV show ruined it for me but I will try to finish this series.

 

5.  All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

Only read the first one. Other books got in the way so I never got to finish the series.

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Weekly Tea Discussion: Love Triangles

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Girl meets Boy.

Girl and Boy immediately have an attraction and either start a relationship or do a dance around their feelings.

Then another Boy enters the picture.

Girl finds herself attracted and torn between her feelings for the two boys.

And we the reader have to painfully endure all of the characters go back and forth with their feelings or this three-way relationship makes a mess of both their lives and the story that is being told.

And that my fellow readers is what is called a love triangle.

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Auto-Buy Authors

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

Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors (no matter the genre or what it’s about…you’ll buy it from these authors!). “

This is going to be a mixture of books I automatically buy at the bookstore or borrow from the library (because even though I like the author I may not necessarily buy their latest book):

  1. Meg Cabot (I have most of her books but her latest book is the most recent I’ve bought)
  2. Jojo Moyes (mixture of buying and library borrowing)
  3. Karen White
  4. Kate Morton (mostly borrow from the library, but if it’s really good then I might buy it)
  5. Emily Giffin

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Read The Most From

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

Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From”

116541. Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries Series /The Mediator Series / Avalon High /Boy Series/ Heather Wells Series / Queen of Babble Series / Romance Novels (published under the name Patricia Cabot) / She Went All The Way (published under the name Meggin Cabot)

Jane_Austen_coloured_version2. Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility / Emma / Mansfield Park / Northanger Abbey / Persuasion / Sanditon (Uncompleted Novel) / Lady Susan / All her Juvenilia

1600333. Karen White

The Sound of Glass / The Color of Light / Learning to Breathe / After the Rain / Pieces of the Heart / Falling Home

4. Emily Giffin

Something Borrowed / Something Blue / Baby Proof / Love The One You’re With / Heart of the Matter / Where We Belong / The One & Only

5. J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter Series

6. Ann M. Martin

The Babysitter Club Series / Babysitter Little Sister Series

7. Caroline B. Cooney

Janie Johnson Series / Losing Christina Series / Time Travelers Quartet Series / Wanted!

8. Franscine Pascal

Sweet Valley High Series / Sweet Valley University Series

 

9. Mildred Write Benson and other ghostwriters a.k.a Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew Series / Nancy Drew Notebooks Series

Shakespeare.jpg10. William Shakespeare

Romeo & Juliet / Macbeth / Othello / Twelfth Night / Hamlet / A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Henry IV Part 1 / The Sonnets / The Tempest

Do our lists match up? What authors have you read the most books from?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Would Love To See as Movies/TV shows

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is:

Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows”

I am not a big fan of movie/TV adaptations. They always manage to change so many things that you’ll definitely won’t be receptive to and in return, ruining your favorite book. However, for the sake of this meme, I can compile a list that I feel, maybe wouldn’t be done exactly right but will be done properly:

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1. Size 12 Is Not Fat Series by Meg Cabot Heather Wells is a unique and interesting type of heroine and I think we need to see her representation on the screen.

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2. A Great and Terrible Beauty Series by Libba Bray I think it is time for a female version of Harry Potter, don’t you?

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3. Sanditon by Jane Austen Yes it is incomplete but so was Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell and the manage to do a great adaptation out of that.

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4. Evelina by Frances Burney Give the filmmakers a challenge…adapt a novel that is only told through letters.

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5. Heist Society Series by Ally Carter This has been development hell far too long and we need an action packed movie or TV show with a female headliner.

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6. Blue is for Nightmares Series by Laurie Faria Stolarz Again a female version of Harry Potter.

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7. All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness I think a movie is in the works but who knows how long that will take.

Longbourn7. Longbourn by Jo Baker We have so many adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, I think we need one told from the servants point of view.

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8. The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot I surprised that an adaptation wasn’t created for this series already.

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9. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde I don’t know if a movie is in the works but for this one it is long overdue. A chance to jump in your favorite book? A book lovers dream.

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10. Lives of Our Own by Lorri Hewett With race tensions so high in this country, this is a type of movie that needs to be done.

You can see that I picked a lot of books with strong independent females as the main character because I feel that is strongly lacking in the entertainment industry. What books would you like to see to be made in movies or TV shows?