Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and Bookish.

Hey guys! I realise I haven’t posted in the last couple of weeks – I seem to have spent most of my days sleeping! Problems of a pregnant woman! Either way, I am posting this Weeks TTT which is top ten books that feature diversity! So without further ado and in no particular order:

10. dragonlance Dragonlance by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. These books feature a wide range of people, species and minorities in general. Plus, each person has their own demons and their own social problems to face!

9. Red Queen Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. This book represents people of different classes and treatments based purely on the colour of their blood. I loved this book and can’t wait for the next one!!

8. pointe Pointe by Brandy Colbert. Abduction, anorexia, love interests etc. Do we need any more diversity?

7. Splintered Splintered by A. G. Howard. Despite the fact that this couldn’t be realistic in any sense or form, all you have to do is compare the characters that come from Wonderland to those who come from the real world to see the diversity. It is almost like a culture shock!

6. Shatter Me Shatter Me be Tahereh Mafi. A book with a minority of people who face a social stigma based on the fact that they have powers. Plus, you know, dystopian society and all that…

5. the selection The Selection by Kiera Cass. 35 girls, all from different upbringings, backgrounds, classes and locations.

4. two boys kissing Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan. Levithans books normally feature some form of diversity in it – so I decided to go with the first book of his that I ever read, which features gay teens as well as a chorus of men who passed away from aids and a bunch of teens facing problems of their own in relation to their sexuality.

3.the fat girl The Fat Girl by Marilyn Sachs. An overweight girl who faces the stigmas of high school society and an abusive relationship.

2. to all the boys I've loved before To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. Our MC has a Korean background – so some of the culture differences show within this book is a form of diversity.

1. Divergent Divergent by Veronica Roth. Need I explain this one?

So that’s it? What’s on your lists? Feel free to leave links and comments below.

Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and Bookish

Hey Guys! Again, this is the first time in a fair amount of weeks that I have actually posted a TTT and I am sorry for that. This weeks TTT is a freebie! This is one of those times where all of those ideas you had that would make a great TTT fly out f your mind and you are left scrambling. Now, I wanted to keep this bookish themed but at the same time I wanted you guys (my lovely readers) to get to know me a little bit better! So, I have gone for My Top Ten Favourite Authors During My Childhood/Teendom! My late childhood and early teens is where my love for books began – so I am going to take a visit down memory lane. In no particular order:
1. Phillip Pullman. I received the His Dark Materials set as a gift one year for either my birthday or christmas. I took me a while to actually crack this series open and I was kicking myself when I eventually did – because it took me so long to crack it open!
2. J. K. Rowling. I guess if you ask anybody who is of the same generation as I am, they will say that, love it or hate it, Harry Potter was their childhood. I am a lover of Mr. Potter and tend to watch it with my brother when we want to put a film on.
3. Sue Limb. I absolutely loved the Girl, 15 series! As a teenager myself, I felt like I could relate to the typical teenage girl problems of Jess Jordan.
4. The Torchwood series has a mixture of authors. The ones that I own are written by James Goss, Trevor Baxendale, Guy Adams and David Llewellyn. I adore the Torchwood tv series and pretty much Fan Girled when I found out that there were actual books! Unfortunately, I don’t own them all – maybe I will go and get the rest! 🙂
5. Cornelia Funke. I think if this was a regular TTT, Cornelia Funke would be on most lists. After watching Inkheart, I decided that reading the books was a must. I still own all three books and, obviously, the book was better than the film!
6. Stephanie Meyer. She made a late appearance into my Secondary School career with the Twilight series (I believe it was during the first year of my GCSE’s!) – but I loved her from the get go! I still read/watch Twilight and hers is the only book that I actually own in a second language! For those of you who don’t know, my second language is German (English being the first).
7. Cathy Hopkins. The Mates, Dates series was a regular set of books that I borrow from either the school library or the normal library. Again, reading about teenage girl problems whilst going through the whole teenage girl problem thing – what’s not to love?
8. Jane Austen. This may come across as weird to you guys – in fact I can just imagine you going “wait, what?”, but yes, I liked, and still do, Jane Austen. I fell in love with Pride and Prejudice and decided that I needed to read some of her other books, including Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey.
9. Malorie Blackman. Now I am going to duck as I say this, but I have never read the Noughts and Crosses books – *takes cover under a table*. I know a lot of people have read this and that it was required reading at a lot of school, just never in my school. The book I loved of hers was actually The Stuff of Nightmares. In fact, I loved it so much that I pushed the book into my brothers hands – he is a year and a half younger than me and at the time wasn’t a fan of books. He still isn’t really a fan of books – but he enjoyed this one! Maybe I will go and read the Noughts and Crosses books – if I do, hopefully the Hype Monster won’t ruin them for me!
10. Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Together they wrote the Dragonlance series. Now, I expect that most people won’t actually know this series since it is fairly old and LOTR came after and is therefore better known. However, after a while of my dad recommending them to me, I decided to take his copies and find out what all the fuss was about (from him) for myself. May I just add that his copies are so old, they are practically falling apart and have that old book smell! I pretty much gobbled these books up. In fact, I was so absorbed by the books that my dad literally had to shout at me while in the same room to get my attention – I didn’t hear him the first 1000 times he called my name! For lovers of LOTR and all things fantasy, I would recommend these books! This is one of those timeless books that you could read as a teenager and still love as an adult!
So, this is my TTT! What did you guys choose as a topic? Feel free to leave your favourite childhood book and your links in the comments section below.