Top Ten Tuesday – Book Boyfriends

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends.

Here’s my list:

Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice) 

Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)


Prince Kai (Cinder)


Olly (Everything Everything)


Gansy (The Raven Boys)


Prince Maxon (The Selection)


Jamie Fraser (Outlander)


Kell (A Darker Shade of Magic)


Knightley (Emma)


Thomas (The Maze Runner)


Who are your book boyfriends/girlfriends? 

(All images taken from Goodreads)

Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Feature Orphaned Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Books that Feature Characters _________. I have decided to list books with characters who are orphans.

Here’s my list:

Harry Potter

 

Jane Eyre 

 

Great Expectations

 

Annie

 

A Series of Unfortunate Events

 

Anne of Green Gables

 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

 

Cinder

 

The Jungle Book

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?

(All images taken from Goodreads)

Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR.

Here’s my list:

Warcross
 

They Both Die At The End

All The Crooked Saints

 

The Hate U Give

 

The Upside of Unrequited

 

Ramona Blue

 

Editing Emma

 

Renegades

 

Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie

 

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!

 

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?

(All images taken from Goodreads)

Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Childhood Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is a throwback freebie. I have chosen to do my favourite books from when I was a kid (10 and under). Each of these books or series can be credited for encouraging my love of reading.

Here’s my list:

Berenstain Bears

Little Critter

Harry Potter

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Mole and Shrew

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Golden Books

Magic Tree House

Baby Sitters Club Little Sister

Junie B. Jones 

Animal Ark

Dolphin Diaries

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?

(All images taken from Goodreads)

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Struggled With

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Books I Struggled With.

I had to read many of these books for school, from elementary school (Holes) to high school (Heart of Darkness). I have gone back and reread some books I didn’t like in school, and now I love them. But I really struggled with most of these books, so I don’t think I will revisit them anytime soon. Here’s my list:

 

Heart of Darkness

 

The Giver

The Outsiders

 

Murder on The Orient Express

 

The Kite Runner

 

Wicked

 

Holes

 

Life of Pi 

 

Longbourn 


 

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee

 

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?

(All images taken from Goodreads)

Top Ten Tuesday – Hidden Gems in Victorian Literature

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Hidden Gems in X Genre: pick a genre and tell us about the books that have gone under the radar in that genre.

When most people hear the words Victorian Literature they sigh and roll their eyes. The Victorian era has the image of being stuffy and boring. It is my favourite era for literature. I live for all things Victorian!

Here is my list of the hidden gems in Victorian literature. Hopefully these books will give you a different perspective of the Victorian era. (Also, please note that Jane Austen is not on this list. She is one of my favourite novelists, BUT she did not write during the Victorian era. I always cringe when she is included on lists of Victorian authors. Jane Austen died before Queen Victoria took the throne, so Austen wrote during the Regency period, not Victorian. Whew! I just had to get that off my chest!):

 

Turn of The Screw

This is one of the creepiest ghost stories ever. The governess sees the ghost of her predecessor, who keeps calling on the children. It has a sudden ending that will take your breath away.

 

The Mayor of Casterbridge


This story is subtitled “The Life and Death of a Man of Character.” This is the emotional tale of the man who was the mayor of Casterbridge, as the title says. Though it is debatable if he could be considered a “man of character.”

 

Mill on The Floss


When I read this book it quickly became my favourite Victorian novel! I read it right after completing a Victorian literature class in university, where I learned about the traditional ending of a Victorian novel: a happy ending with marriage. However, I loved the unconventional ending to this novel. You’ll just have to read it to find out what it is!

 

The Picture of Dorian Gray


This book is a great look at the human conscience. I love Oscar Wilde, and I wish he had written more novels. This one is just beautiful.

 

The Moonstone


This is a great mystery about the special moonstone. I read this for a university class on the English detective novel. It’s great for any mystery lovers.

 

Carmilla


This book is like Dracula’s mother. It’s quite timely with the popularity of vampire novels in the last decade. This one has a young girl as the protagonist. It’s a must read for vampire fans!

 

The Professor


Though Jane Eyre is Charlotte Bronte’s masterpiece, she wrote other great novels too. The Professor is her semi-autobiographical book about a professor at an all-girls school in Brussels.

 

Middlemarch


This is George Eliot’s most famous work. It is a study in provincial life, which takes place in the town of Middlemarch. This look at the way the town works is much like J.K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy.

 

Bleak House

A group of orphans live in the aptly named Bleak House. This is a funny novel from Dickens. I was the only person in my university class to actually read the entire thing, and I think everyone else really missed out on the great story. Don’t let the length discourage you!

 

Goblin Market


This is a poem by Christina Rossetti. It’s eerie and creepy but very well done. There is a new adaptation of this poem that is coming out in October called The Goblins of Bellwater.

 

Have you read any of these books? Do you like Victorian literature? Let me know in the comments!

(All images taken from Goodreads)