Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Book Blogs

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and it is now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Favourite Book Blogs. Here’s my list:

1. A Book. A Thought.

2. Mel to the any

3. Saturday Nite Reader

4. Bookidote

5. Flavia the Bibliophile

6. Clues and Reviews

7. Emma’s Chapter

8. Stephanie’s Book Reviews

9. Bethan May Books

10. Omg.kacie.reads

Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Didn’t Live up to the Hype

 

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and it is now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Books That You’d Mash Together, but I couldn’t think of any. I like to keep my bookish worlds separate and I can’t imagine combining any of them. So instead I did the opposite of last week’s post, which was Popular Books That Lived up to the Hype. This week I made a list of Popular Books That Didn’t Live up to the Hype. This doesn’t mean that the books aren’t good. I was just disappointed in them, but lots of other people love these books. Here’s my list:

1. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

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2. Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

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3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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4. Wicked by Gregory Maguire

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5. Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

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6. Dead Girls Can’t Lie by Carys Jones

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7. Friend Request by Laura Marshall

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8. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs

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9. White Bodies by Jane Robins

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10. Demi-Gods by Eliza Robertson

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(All photos taken from Goodreads)

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Popular Books that Lived up to the Hype

 

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and it is now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Popular Books that Lived up to the Hype. Here’s my list:

1. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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2. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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4. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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5. Dear Martin by Nic Stone

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6. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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7. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

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8. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

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9. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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10. Warcross by Marie Lu

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(All photos taken from Goodreads)

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Books with Sensory Reading Memories

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and it is now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Books with Sensory Reading Memories. Here’s my list:

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

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I remember when I first read this book with my dad when I was 7 years old. We both had to guess how to pronounce some of the names, like Hermione, but now this book is a huge part of my life.

2. Mole and Shrew All Year Through by Jackie French Koller

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My mom and I first read this book when I was about 6, and we laughed so hard! I still laugh when I think of this book!

3. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

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My publishing teacher read this book to my class a couple of years ago and it was amazing! She did the best voice for the pigeon! Now, whenever I see one of these books in a bookstore, I have to read it, and I can hear her voice.

4. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

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I read this whole book on the plane ride from Miami to Toronto a couple of years ago. I flew through it! (Pun intended 😉)

5. Shadowland (The Mediator #1) by Meg Cabot

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This book makes it onto a lot of my top ten lists because I love it so much! It is the first series that I remember having to go out every weekend to buy the next book as soon as I finished the one I was reading. I absolutely love this series (I even named one of my teddy bears Jesse after Jesse Da Silva, and for years my mom thought that he was named after Jesse McCartney! Haha!).

6. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

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This was one of the first books I read with serious themes, because all of the main characters have attempted suicide. I can still remember the way my mouth dropped open when I read the twist at the end. You should definitely check it out if you haven’t read it.

7. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

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This is a great summer book! I read it the summer I went to Cancun when I was 12 years old. It’s the perfect beach read!

8. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

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These books are so good! I laughed so hard at this book, and all the others in the series. I remember learning so much from the glossary, because I didn’t know many British terms when I first read the book. I highly recommend these books for a good laugh.

9. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

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My friend discovered this book when it first came out, when we were in middle school. I got it for my birthday and we became obsessed with it. This was years before the movie was even talked about. I feel like the it was ruined by all the hype, but we had a few years to enjoy it.

10. Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

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I bought this book in London a couple of years ago, before it was released in Canada. I loved it!

(All photos taken from Goodreads)

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Short Stories/Novellas

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and it is now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Favourite Short Stories/Novellas. For this list, I revisited the short stories and collections I read in university, so some of them are pretty heavy. Here’s my list:

1. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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2. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe

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3. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

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4. A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O’Connor

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5. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

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6. Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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7. Who Do You Think You Are? by Alice Munro

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8. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

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9. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

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10. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

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(All photos taken from Goodreads)

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Best Books I’ve Read in 2018 (so far)

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and it is now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Best Books I’ve Read in 2018 (so far). For this list, I only included books that were published in 2018. Here’s my list:

1. Save the Date by Morgan Matson

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2. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

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3. Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier

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4. Zombie Abbey by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

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5. The Window by Amelia Brunskill

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6. The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

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7. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

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8. S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett

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9. American Panda by Gloria Chao

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10. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

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(All photos taken from Goodreads)

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Books by Canadian Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and it is now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Books with Red, White, and Blue Covers, in honour of Independence Day in the U.S. However, it was Canada Day this weekend, so I am going to celebrate my country by sharing a list of Books by Canadian Authors. For this list, I chose books that you may not know are written by Canadian authors (so no Margaret Atwood books, since she’s a very well known Canadian author). Here’s my list:

1. Clara Voyant by Rachelle Delaney

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2. That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

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3. I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski

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4. Still Mine by Amy Stuart

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5. Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! by Mariko Tamaki

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6. Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker

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7. Frostblood by Elly Blake

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8. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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9. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

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10. Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

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(All photos taken from Goodreads)