Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Was “Forced” to Read

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October 15: Top Ten Books I Was “Forced” to Read (either by teachers, friends, other bloggers, book club) — doesn’t necessarily have to be a BAD thing. Could be required reading, yes, but also book club, or just super enthusiastic friends “making” you read something! 

  1. Old Yeller 
  2. Holes by Louis Sachar 
  3. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller 
  4. Maus by Art Spiegelman 
  5. The Whipping Boy by  Sid Fleischman
  6. Black Creek Crossing by John Saul -given to me by a friend 
  7. Hana’s Suitcase by Karin Levine 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders

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October 8: Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders *I haven’t read enough books so i’m including TV & Movie series. Also i’m not going to put any details in the list but we can discuss in the comments!
*Apparently im being a negative Nancy today and only wrote the worse ones down and didnt even think about the best one and realized this after the fact whoops!

  1. TV Show: Drop Dead Diva
  2. TV Show: Angel
  3. TV Show: Original One Life To Live
  4. Book Non-series: Dirty Work by Julia Bell
  5. Movie Non-series: My Sister’s Keeper (I liked the book ending better)
  6. TV Show: Roseanne
  7. Book Non-series: Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  8. Book Non-series: The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
  9. Book Non-series: The Funhouse by Dean Koontz
  10. TV Show: King of Queens

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Turn-Offs

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October 1: Top Ten Book Turn-Offs 

  1. Cheating Spouses: these kind of stories just make me so mad and i get in a really bad mood about reading the book. ex. The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison 
  2. Not Enough Dialogue: I like the fast paced reading of dialogue 
  3. E-Book only: I dont really like e-books and always want an option 
  4. Werewolves: Never been able to get into them
  5. High Fantasy: Super long series about Aliens or other beings, not my idea of fun
  6. Audio Books: Dont understand how you can call this reading 
  7. Stickers all over the front cover: Dont need them, keep them off the books
  8. Movie Book Covers: Again this isn’t needed 
  9. Books Over $15: I wont pay more then $10 for paperback or $15 for hardcover 
  10. Books Under 250 pages: I really hate buying a book and when it arrives its super short and I didn’t know. I always check now

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best Sequels Ever

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September 24: Top Ten Best Sequels Ever

  1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  2. Snow (Losing Christina) by Caroline B. Cooney
  3. Summer in the City by Candace Bushnell
  4. Reflected In You by Sylvia Day
  5. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
  6. Black Rose by Nora Roberts
  7. Betrayal by Gregg Olsen
  8. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  9. Crossed by Allie Condie
  10. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

*7-10 I haven’t read yet but look forward to reading them soon.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

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September 17 2013: Top Ten Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

  1.  Omens (Cainsville Book 1) by Kelley Armstrong
  2.  The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd
  3.  Funhouse by Dean Koontz
  4.  A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs
  5.  A Train In Winter by Caroline Moorehead
  6.  Carrie by Stephen King
  7.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  8.  In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
  9.  Night Film by Marisha Pessl
  10. The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison

Check out my Fall Reading Challenge here!

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show

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September 10 2013: Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show

  1. The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean. Movie. Casting: Teresa Castillo as Dora and Chris Hemsworth as Conrad Murphy.
  2. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Movie. Casting: Tina Fey as Bernadette and Ariel Winter as Bee.
  3. Joyland by Stephen King. Movie. Casting: Alex Pettyfer as Devin Jones and Annie Wersching as Annie.
  4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Movie. Casting Juno Temple as Celia Bowen and Ben Barnes as Marco Alisdair.
  5. The Long Road Home by Danielle Steel. Movie. Cant find anyone.
  6. Nightmare Hour by R L Stine. This is a collection of short stories, but it was the most memorable R L Stine book from my childhood. TV Movie.
  7. Weekend by Christopher Pike. Movie. Another childhood favorite.
  8. Party Summer by R L Stine. Movie. If it was hyped up a bit could be a good thriller.
  9. The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah. Movie. Jazz Raycole as WInter.
  10. Room by Emma Donoghue. Movie. Maggie Gyllenhaal as Ma.