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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Character Names

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

1. Scarlet“Scarlet”, Marissa Meyer

2. Kaz, “Six of Crows”, Leigh Bardugo

3. Jace, “The Mortal Instruments”, Cassandra Clare

4. Tris, “Divergent”, Veronica Roth

5. Warner, “Shatter Me”, Tahereh Mafi

6. Finnick, “The Hunger Games”, Suzanne Collins

7. Magnus, “The Mortal Instruments”, Cassandra Clare

8. Four, “Divergent”, Veronica Roth

9. Sirius, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, J.K. Rowling

10. Maven, “Red Queen”, Victoria Aveyard

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read (Maybe Just for Bragging Rights)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. For most of these, I mean the series as a whole.

1. “The Mortal Instruments”, Cassandra Clare

2. “Vampire Academy”, Richelle Mead

3. “The Giver”, Lois Lowry

4. “My Sister’s Keeper”, Jodi Picoult

5. “Shatter Me”, Laura Powell

6. “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, Ranson Riggs

7. “Throne of Glass”, Sarah J. Maas

8. “The Catcher in the Rye”, J.D. Salinger

9. “The Lovely Bones”, Alice Sebold

10. “Big Little Lies”, Liane Moriarty

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books With My Favorite Color On the Cover (or In the Title)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. See if you can figure out my favorite color…

1. “Me Before You”, JoJo Moyes

2. “Red War”, Vince Flynn

3. “Twisted Traffick”, Geza Tatrallyay

4. “Legendary”, Stephanie Garber

5. “The Unforgotten”, Laura Powell

6. “Catching Fire”, Suzanne Collins

7. “Then She Was Gone”, Lisa Jewell

8. “The Catcher in the Rye”, J.D. Salinger

9. “Flowers in the Attic”, V.C. Andrews

10. “Scarlet”, Marissa Meyer

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This was a hard one! I guess I don’t pay attention to words as much as overall story :/

1. “Onyx and Ivory”, Mindee Arnett, (May 15)

2. “Furyborn”, Claire LeGrand, (May 22)

3. “War Storm”, Victoria Aveyard, (May 15)

4. “Legendary”, Stephanie Garber, (May 29)

5. “A Reaper at the Gates”, Sabaa Tahir, (June 12)

6. “These Rebel Waves”, Sara Raasch, (August 7)

7. “Catwoman: Soulstealer”, Sarah J. Maas, (August 7)

8. “This Is the Day: Reclaim Your Dream. Ignite Your Passion. Live Your Purpose”, Tim Tebow, (September 25)

9. “Red War (Mitch Rapp, #17)”, Kyle Mills (Vince Flynn), (September 25)

10. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The Original Screenplay”, J.K. Rowling, (November 16)

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Frequently Used Words In Young Adult Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This was a hard one! I guess I don’t pay attention to words as much as overall story :/

 

1. GIRL
“Gone Girl”, Gillian Flynn
The Girl on the Train”, Paula Hawkins
The Girls”, Emma Cline

2. GAME
“The Hunger Games”, George Orwell
“A Game of Thrones”, George R. R. Martin
Ender’s Game”, Orson Scott Card

3. ANGEL
“Clockwork Angel”, Cassandra Clare
“City of Fallen Angels”, Cassandra Clare
“Angels & Demons”, Dan Brown

4. ME
“Me Before You”, Jojo Moyes
“Shatter Me”, Tahereh Mafi
“Never Let Me Go”, Kazuo Ishiguro

5. CITY
“City of Bones”, Cassandra Clare
“A Tale of Two Cities”, Charles Dickens
“The City of Ember”, Jeanne DuPrau

 

 

6. THIEF
“The Book Thief”, Markus Zusak
“The Lightning Thief”, Rick Riordan
“The Thief Lord”, Cornelia Funke

7. ALL
“All The Light We Cannot See”, Anthony Doerr
“All The Bright Places”, Jennifer Niven
“All Quiet on the Western Front”, Erich Maria Remarque

8. BOOK
“The Book Thief”, Markus Zusak
“The Notebook”, Nicholas Sparks
“The Book of Lost Things”, John Connolly

9. BONES
“The Lovely Bones”, Alice Sebold
“Daughter of Smoke & Bone”, Laini Taylor
“City of Bones”, Cassandra Clare

10. DIARY
“The Diary of a Young Girl”, Anne Frank
“The Princess Diaries”, Meg Cabot
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, Jeff Kinney

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. So, I missed this TTT because I started the week after this. And so far, this was my favorite of the ones I’ve seen, so I definitely knew I was going to choose this theme for this week’s freebie!

1. “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good”, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2. “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood”, George Orwell, 1984

3. “You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live”, Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

4. “Not all those who wander are lost”, J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

5. “Stay gold, Ponyboy”, S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders

 

6. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me”, C.S. Lewis

7. “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world”, C.S. Lewis

8. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind”, C.S. Lewis

9. “You must get lost before you can be found”, Trina McNeilly, La La Lovely

10. “I thought I wanted to run, but what I really wanted, what I’ve always wanted, was to be found.”, Trina McNeilly, La La Lovely

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved But Will Never Re-Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. So, my strategy with this week’s theme was to choose novels that I loved reading, however, the excitement would drain reading them a second time since the mystery was solved. Kind of deflates a novel when you know the end result.

1. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

2. Me Before You, JoJo Moyes

3. My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult

4. Fireproof, Eric Wilson

5. The Murder of Roger AckroydAgatha Christie

 

6. The Broken Girls, Simone St. James

7. The UnforgottenLaura Powell

8. Two Girls Down, Louisa Luna

9. The Art of Raising a Puppy, Monks of New Skete

10. The English WifeLauren Willig