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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten books of 2017.

10. Caraval Caraval – Stephanie Garber. I loved the setting and would love to visit!

9. Nyxia Nyxia – Scott Reintgen. This was probably my biggest surprise of the year. I kept putting it off after buying it until I finally read it. And got completely sucked in.

8. Warcross Warcross – Marie Lu. I’m not a gamer so I wasn’t sure what to expect but this was great. It was written so I could still grasp the world even though I didn’t know some of the terminology.

7. One Dark Throne One Dark Throne – Kendare Blake. Just when you thought it couldn’t be darker than Three Dark Crowns…

6. Renegades Renegades – Marissa Meyer. I loved the whole heroes vs villains but whose the real villains vibe.

5. Bad Romance Bad Romance – Heather Demetrios. The book leaves an impact!

4. Ginny Moon Ginny Moon – Benjamin Ludwig. I don’t read outside YA as often as I would like but books like this makes me want to do it more.

3. Eliza and her monsters Eliza and her Monsters – Francesca Zappia. So relatable! Francesca Zappia is 2 for 2 is amazing books.

2. The Last Namsara The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli. I really loved the way old stories were used in this book.

  1. the-hate-u-give The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas. This book feels like I read it so long ago but it’s still in my head when someone asks what’s the best book I’ve read recently.
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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten bookish settings I’d like to visit.

10. hobbit The Shire from Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien. Everyone always looks so happy and peaceful, plus there’s so much to eat.

9. Tempests and Slaughter Tortall from many series – Tamora Pierce. I just really, really love this world.

8. great hunt Eurona from Eurona Duology – Wendy Higgins. But only after all the monsters are dealt with.

7. marked girl Caelum from The Marked Girl series – Lindsey Klingele. Again, only when it’s safe to visit but it sounded like a nice place.

6. snow like ashes Winter from the Snow Like Ashes trilogy – Sara Raasch. It might not be too different from where I live right now just by looking at all the snow outside.

5. Heart of Iron The spaceship from Heart of Iron – Ashley Poston. I loved this crew and wanted to be a part of it.

4. vampire academy big St Vladimir’s Academy from Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead. But not as a feeder.

3. percy Camp Half-Blood from the Percy Jackson series – Rick Riordan. I wasn’t big on camping but this one looks like fun.

2. lion Narnia from the Chronicles of Narnia  – CS Lewis. I’m still waiting for that magic wardrobe.

1. harry potter Hogwarts from Harry Potter – JK Rowling. Did anyone think this wasn’t going to be number 1?

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten books on my winter TBR.

10. Heart of Iron Heart of Iron – Ashley Poston

9. Queen's Rising The Queen’s Rising – Rebecca Ross.

8. 35396838 The Final Six – Alexandra Monir

7. Honor Among Thieves Honor Among Thieves – Rachel Caine and Ann Aguire

6. 35068453 Purple Hearts – Michael Grant.

5.  35098416 When My Heart Joins the Thousand – AJ Steiger.

4. 35068610 Winterfolk – Janel Kolby

3. 34848207 A Conspiracy of Stars – Olivia A. Cole

2. 35230722 The Tombs – Deborah Schaumberg

  1. 31180248 Leah on the Offbeat – Becky Albertalli

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten books I’m thankful for.

10. the-hate-u-give The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas. Not only is it bringing awareness to a very real issue, it’s been named top book of the year in so many places. Not YA book, but top book. That’s an amazing accomplishment for YA.

9. challenger deep Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman. This was such a personal book for the author and it showed in every page.

8. hunger games big The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins. Working in a bookstore and seeing how many non-reader wanted to give this series a try really warmed my heart.

7. girl of fire and thorns big The Girl of Fire and Thorns – Rae Carson. My first fantasy after getting back into YA. You should see my shelves now.

6. fangirl big Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell. Because growing up doesn’t have to mean letting go of childhood favourite books.

5. hamilton Hamilton: The Revolution – Lin Manuel-Miranda. Not only did this Broadway musical get people listening to the soundtrack, it got people learning about history.

4. vampire academy big Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead. For re-kindling my love of vampires.

3. dumplin Dumplin’ – Julie Murphy. Because larger girls can be the star.

2. aristole and dante Aristole and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Saenz. Not only is it an important book and focuses on LGBT, it’s a book I can squeal over with my bookish cousin even years after reading it.

1. harry potter Harry Potter – JK Rowling. This series meant a lot to me when I read it but it means even more to me seeing young kids so excited to be starting a series their parents loved.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten books I want my children to read(when I have them).

10. outsiders The Outsiders – SE Hinton. If our curriculum doesn’t change they will read it anyway but this book leaves an impression.

9. goodbye The Last Time We Say Goodbye – Cynthia Hand. This book made me appreciate my siblings so much more.

8. hunger games big The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins. So they know what I’m talking about when I refer to it, because I will refer to it.

7. all the bright places All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven. It’s just an important book.

6. twilight big Twilight – Stephanie Meyer. It doesn’t have to be Twilight specifically but a book that a lot of people hate. Read it, love it if you want, don’t be afraid.

5. Long Way Down Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds. Again, it doesn’t have to be this one specifically but books written in different styles. Go outside your comfort zone.

4. Anne Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery. Because they’re either going to grow up on PEI or know that mommy did.

3. the-hate-u-give The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas. Hopefully they world is a better place when they’re old enough to read this.

2. lion The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis. It’s already been passed through my family so passing it on to the next generation is a must.

  1. harry potter Harry Potter – JK Rowling. Because every child should.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten characters who would make good leaders.

10. hunger games big Peeta from The Hunger Games series. This boy knew how to talk and to get people to listen to him. He might not be the best fighter but there’s more than one way to lead people.

9. city of bones big Alec Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments series. He’s a born leader and shows that through the whole series(and maybe even more in later books but I haven’t gotten there yet).

8. throne of glass big Celaena from Throne of Glass series. She’s badass but what would make her a great leader is that she never gives up and she’s someone who makes you want to follow her.

7. walk on earth a stranger Lee from the Gold Seer series. When a young girl can get men to listen to her during the gold rush times, that’s impressive.

6. darkest minds Ruby from The Darkest Minds series. She wasn’t usually the leader of their little group but she proved to be someone who could make decisions, be strategic, and keep her people safe.

5. orphan queen Wil from the Orphan Queen duo. Again, not someone who was the leader of the group but someone who emerged as the better option through the series. She would do whatever she could to keep her people safe.

4. vampire academy big Lissa from the Vampire Academy series. Another born leader who was always overshadowed by people with stronger voices until she found her own.

3. anna big Etienne from Anna and the French Kiss. Maybe not a typical choice but people flock to this guy in a way that makes me feel like they will listen when he speaks.

2. great hunt Harrison from Eurona Duology. He wasn’t the main leader or of the royal line but he was the one I could see convincing everyone to keep going when things got bad or steering someone in the right direction.

  1. harry potter McGonagall from the Harry Potter series. She was fierce and probably would have kick an army’s ass all on her own.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten Halloween freebie. I chose to do Top Ten Books to curl up with to avoid all the scary movies on TV(seriously, where’s Halloweenteen? Everything is a slasher movie!).

10. on the fence big On The Fence – Kasie West. Any Kasie West book would work but I loved the characters in this book and the romance is very sweet.

9. frost blood Frostblood – Elly Blake. More fantasy, darker than the pick above, but such a page turner.

8. vampire academy big Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead. To keep a little paranormal in Halloween, this series is perfect.

7. anna big Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins. This is another go-to when I need something lighter.

6. three dark crowns Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake. I enjoy dark books and Halloween does seem like the perfect time to read them.

5. rites of passage Rites of Passage – Joy N Hensley. Because when there’s spooky stuff happening outside or on TV, having a badass(even on paper) is always a good thing.

4. reboot big Reboot – Amy Tintera. Teens coming back from the dead so technically zombies but way less scarier than the ones on The Walking Dead.

3. boys i've loved To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han. Another lighter book for when curling up and ignoring everything going on around you is needed. And eating all the leftover Halloween treats.

2. Raven boys big The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater. I like the vibe of this series, ethereal and a bit spooky, and it seems perfect for Halloween.

  1. harry potter Harry Potter – JK Rowling. Because when isn’t it a good time to read Harry Potter?

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten Unique book titles.

10. gentlemans-guide The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee

9. They Both Die At the End They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera

8. Brooding YA Hero Brooding YA Hero – Carrie Ann DiRisio.

7. 8041873 Hold Me Closer, Necromancer – Lish McBride

6. All the Crooked Saints All the Crooked Saints – Maggie Stiefvater

5. royal-bastards Royal Bastards – Andrew Shvarts

4. hidden-memory-of-objects The Hidden Memory of Objects – Danielle Mages Amato

3. boys i've loved To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han

2. The Last Namsara The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli

  1. simon homo sapiens Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten yummy foods mentioned in books. I included books with food on the cover.

10. Rules of Rain Rules of Rain – Leah Scheier. I really want to make the hummus she did for the Halloween party. Dyed red with beets to make it look like blood.

9. bittersweet big Bittersweet – Sarah Ockler. I want to try all of the cupcakes mentioned in this book.

8. lion The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis. Yum, turkish delights.

7. hunger games big The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins. I want some of Peeta’s bread. And his cakes.

6. simon homo sapiens Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli. I love Oreos.

5. boys i've loved To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han. Yum, cookies.

4. hobbit The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien. Breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, supper, oh the food.

3. Raven boys big The Raven Cycle – Maggie Stiefvater. Pizza and pecan pie. Yum. But not together.

2. girl of fire and thorns big The Girl of Fire and Thorns – Rae Carson. The descriptions of food, especially the scones, were mouth watering.

  1. harry potter Harry Potter – JK Rowling. Buterbeer, pumpkin pastries, everything!

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten Covers that remind me of Fall.

10. great hunt The Great Hunt – Wendy Higgins. Maybe it’s because there’s a lot of wooded trails where I live but this cover screams Fall to me.

9. inside of out The Inside of Out – Jenn Marie Thorne. Long sleeves and layers.

8. in the after In the After – Demetria Lunetta. This one is more of a feel. I like darker books in the Fall.

7. darkest minds The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken. Same as above, orange and brown just give it a Fall feel.

6. geekerella Geekerella – Ashley Poston. The truck says pumpkin on it. My mind immediately goes to Fall.

5. anna blood Anna Dressed in Blood – Kendare Blake. Dark and paranormal, Supernatural always starts in the Fall and my brain connected these two things.

4. one-of-us-is-lying One of Us is Lying – Karen M McManus. It looks like yearbook pictures and ours always took place in the Fall.

3. walk on earth a stranger Walk on Earth a Stranger – Rae Carson. This is another one where the colours just shout Fall to me.

2. until friday night The Field Party Series – Abbi Glines. Any of these covers could work with the football field in the background.

  1. harry potter Harry Potter – JK Rowling. Fall means returning to Hogwarts.

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