Top Ten Tuesday


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Hey guys!! It is time for another TTT and this week I am being resourceful for once and I am writing this on a Monday evening whilst my son is in bed!! I tend to write these posts with my son making a grab for my laptop! 😀 I call this progress ;-). This weeks topic is Books that I have read based on other reviewers recommendations/reviews. I have picked up quite a few books because I have read reviews and Just think that I have to read it! So, these are my top ten, and in no particular order:

10. the girl with all the gifts The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey. I read this pretty recently, but I think I would never have picked it up if I hadn’tve read it if I didn’t read Cait’s review first. If you don’t know who Cait is, then clearly you live under a rock! Her reviews are always amazing, whether good or bad, and I absolutely lover her! Check out Paper Fury!

9. throne of glass Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – Way back when I first started out, I followed a blog called Rainy Tree Reader, and a lot of the books that she read and reviewed were books that I ended up picking up purely because I loved her review style. Sadly, Danica doesn’t write anymore, which I find sad, but I like to go back to her site every now and then.

8. the lost knight The Lost Knight by Candy Atkins. I Actually first heard of this book thanks to Olivia at Heir of Glitter. I added it onto my TBR thanks to her review and I snagged a review copy from Xpresso Tours recently and I LOVED it! I am so stoked for book 2!

7. IMG_0720 Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I didn’t pick this book up based on one particular reviewer, more like I saw so many amazing reviews that I decided to finally buy a copy! I still need to read the rest of this series, but the first book was amazing!

6. the selection The Selection by Kiera Cass. Again, I loved the raving review from Danica at Rainy Tree Reader and added it to my TBR pretty much right away. I absolutely loved this series and I cannot wait to see more from this author.

5. Shatter Me Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. To be honest, I don’t even remember who I saw this from! I remember seeing a raving review and the cover is obviously to die for, so I went ahead and read it! One of my all time favourite series! 😀

4. forbidden Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. I have a lot to the Danica for. I wish she still wrote! This is one of my ALL TIME favourite stand alones!

3. cinder Cinder by Marissa Meyer – Again, this book I picked up based on the multiple raving reviews I read! I still need to read Winter, though. Casually kicking myself right about now!

2. Daughter of smoke and bone Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – Again, a whole bunch of raving reviews! I cannot wait for this authors next book!

1. dragonlance The Dragonlance Chronicles by Magaret Weis and Tracy Hickman – My dad owns these books and he recommended them to me ages ago, when I was still in school. I gobbled them all up!! The chronicles and the Dragonlance Legends are are amazing and I recommend them to absolutely everybody! Start with the Chronicles and go onto the Legends afterward! 😀

Thats it from me! So thank you to all you amazing people for recommending and reading and being generally awesome 🙂

What books did you pick up from other people? Feel free to leave links and comments and I will check them all out! 

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Top Ten Tuesday


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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.

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Hi guys! Can’t believe we’r halfway through the year already – where is it going??? This weeks TTT is top ten books that I’d like to see as films/TV Shows. This is a hard one, especially (and we all know it), the books are always better than the films! However, here are my choices, in no particular order:

10. dragonlance Dragonlance by Magaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. I have read both the Chronicles series and the Legends series and I think, if done right, these books would make epic films! Just like Lord of the Rings!

9. the walls around us The Walls Around Us by Nova Suma. Not entirely sure how they would film it to get the right atmosphere, but I reckon this could be quite creepy!

8. Shatter Me Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. For anyone who knows me/follows my blog etc. will know that I absolutely adore this series! I would love to see what they could do with it on screen!

7. Splintered Splintered by A. G. Howard. I reckon Tim Burton’s imagination could handle this – what do you guys think?

6. the selection The Selection by Kiera Cass. I guess this one is technically cheating since Warner Bros recently bought the film rights for this series – but I am still looking forward to it!

5. say her name Say Her Name by James Dawson. My life is missing a decent horror movie – or maybe I just don’t scare easily? Either way, this could make for a good horror movie! 🙂

4. Daughter of smoke and bone Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Again, this could be a great film – if the film industry could handle such awesomness…

3. The Iron Trial The Iron Trials by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. This would be a challenge because of the high risk that it would be just like Harry Potter!

2. rites of passage Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley. With a little bit of everything in this book – it could easily be a crowd pleaser if done right.

1. Dangerous Girls Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas. Again, another challenge. If they got the psychology right and portrayed it in the right way, this could be as enjoyable as the book.

That’s it! What do you guys think? Feel free to leave opinions, answers and links in the comments section below.

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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.