TTT: Top Ten Books I would hand people who say they don’t like to read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They rock and anyone can play along just make your list and head over to their blog to link it up.

I’m going to put this into three categories:

Adult

1. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
2. Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
3. Graveminder by Melissa Marr

Young Adult

1. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
2. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
3. Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala
4. Tithe by Holly Black

Middle Grade

1. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
2. Magyk by Angie Sage
3. The Chronicles of Narnia

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TTT: Books I wish I could read again for the first time

Broke and Bookish:

“There are just some books that leave you with such deep, intense feeling when you finish it for the first time. We’ve all experienced this at one time or another. The bad thing is, there’s really no way we can go back and experience that feeling again, even with multiple rereadings. We already know what happens, if there are plot twists, a surprise ending, who the main characters ends up with , who dies, etc.”

  1. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke – I want to not know what Dustfinger had up his sleeves.
  2. Magyk by Angie Sage – I want to race through and find out who the real Septimus is.
  3. The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen – I want to relive my fairytale awakening.
  4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte – I want to love Heathcliff all over again.
  5. The Diary of Anne Frank – I want to feel her pain and be amazed that the world was/is that cruel.
  6. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – I want to relive my first female written horror.
  7. Perfume by Patrick Suskind – I want to be disturbed by my fiction again for the first time.
  8. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling – I want to feel like a muggle again.
  9. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – I want to relive my wonder in her prose.
  10. Beowulf – I want to feel bad for Grendel and pine away for a hero.

What do you wish you could read again?

And the number one book I wish I never read…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors and Bloggers you should follow on Twitter

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish who are awesome. Anyone can play along just check the prompt and post your personal top ten!

Today is free day so I am going to share my top ten peeps on Twitter in three categories, but only the ones I feel aren’t followed enough. In no particular order.

Authors

  1. Kathleen Peacock – extremely funny and gives great advice.
  2. Victoria Schwab – interesting and profound converstation.
  3. Dan Krokos – sends great news about.
  4. Michelle Zink – great advice and has published three successful books.
  5. Scott Tracey – laugh out loud funny, book is full of diverse characters.
  6. Inara Scott – interesting tweets.
  7. Veronica Rossi – really want to stay tuned I think the book is going to be a huge hit.
  8. Myra McEntire again with the funny and great advice.
  9. Leah Clifford – information about publishing and video blogging.
  10. Beth Revis – science fiction tweets.

Bloggers

  1. Page Turners Blog
  2. Mundie Moms – always knows the news.
  3. Chick Loves Lit – contemporary news.
  4. Jeffrey and Jeremy West of Novel Thoughts – news and boys who blog.
  5. Broke and Bookish – College students and book buying.
  6. Crooked Carla – funny and brutally honest.
  7. Makeshift Jen – great reviews.
  8. Books and Wine – extremely honest reviews.
  9. Devourer of Books – one of the first people I followed. Great advice and tips.
  10. Liz Anderson – intellectual tweeting.

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TTT: Most Underrated Books in YA

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the ever fabulous Broke and the Bookish Anyone can play along, just check the site and get the prompt and viola create your list.

Most Underrated YA in no particular order.

  1. Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
  2. Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala
  3. The Devil’s Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
  4. Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble
  5. The Faerie Path by Frewin Jones
  6. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
  7. What Curiosity Kills by Helen Ellis
  8. Butterfly by Sonja Hartnett
  9. Anastasia’s Secret by Susan Dunlap
  10. Impossible by Nancy Werlin

What are yours? Have you read any of these?

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TTT: Top Ten Things You Want to See More or Less of in Books

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the ever fabulous team at Broke and Bookish. Anyone can play along just tell answer this weeks prompt and head over to the main site to add your link.

More:

1. Love interests who are not flat. I want depth and complexity.
2. Lead characters diverse in race and sexuality.
3. Urban fantasy, not paranormal, fantasy.
4. SciFi for girls.
5. Stand alone paranormal and fantasy.

Less

1. The gay bestie who is freaking happy and fabulous and perky.
2. Love triangles.
3. Series books.
4. Under developed side characters.
5. Same story different characters.

What are your top ten more or less in books?

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