Top Ten Tuesday~ A Child’s Bookshelf

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books that you want your future child to read. As I do not have children and at this point in my life will not be having any in the future, I am working with an imaginary child… but these are the books that I would want on their bookshelf as they grow up.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

Harry Potter Series

The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1)

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)

Artemis Fowl Series

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte’s Web (and other books by E.B. White)

The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse, #1)

The Mouse and the Motorcycle (and other books by Beverly Cleary)

Matilda

Matilda (and other books by Roald Dahl)

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge, #1)

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (and other books by Judy Blume)

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat (and other books by Dr. Seuss)

The Pokey Little Puppy

The Poky Little Puppy (and other Little Golden Books )

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Mr. Lemoncello's Library #1)

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

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Top Ten Tuesday~ Take Me to Your Leader

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is characters who would make great leaders. These are all books who contain characters who are great leaders.

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

Luke- The Mortal Instruments

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Tobias aka Four- Divergent

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

Hermione- Harry Potter

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

America- The Selection

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)

Thomas- The Maze Runner

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Annabeth- Percy Jackson

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

Peeta- The Hunger Games

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)

Matthew- A Discovery of Witches

Late for the Wedding (Lake/March, # 3)

Lavinia- Late for the Wedding

Naked in Death (In Death, #1)

Eve- In Death

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Top Ten Tuesday~ Paranormal Experiences

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a Halloween freebie. Since I’m not really into horror or scary books or movies, I decided to go with books with paranormal elements.

Red Lily (In the Garden, #3)

Red Lily

Deadly Gamble (Mojo, #1)

Deadly Gamble

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)

A Discovery of Witches

Valley of Silence (Circle Trilogy, #3)

Valley of Silence

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2)

Hollow City

Wolf Trouble (SWAT, #2)

Wolf Trouble

Edge Of Fear (T-FLAC #9)

Edge of Fear

Forged in Smoke (Red-Hot SEALs, #3)

Forged in Smoke

The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)

The Paper Magician

Evermore (The Immortals, #1)

Evermore

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Top Ten Tuesday~ Totally Unique

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books with unique titles. Through a strange coincidence, I chose all memoirs with unique titles.

Bossypants

Bossypants

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti

Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucía

Driving Over Lemons

Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why It Often Sucks in the City, or Who Are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me?

Bright Lights, Big Ass

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star

I Don’t Know What You Know Me From

You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl: Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the Pool

You Don’t Sweat Much for a Fat Girl

Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer

Such a Pretty Fat

The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life

The Idiot Girl’s Action Adventure Club

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

You’re Never Weird on the Internet

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Top Ten Tuesday~ I’ll Eat You Up

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books with yummy food. I decided to do this week with a little twist and selected books that have covers with decadent sweets that I want to devour.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Artichoke's Heart

Artichoke’s Heart

The Secret to Hummingbird Cake

The Secret to Hummingbird Cake

Cure for the Common Breakup (Black Dog Bay, #1)

Cure for the Common Breakup

Love on a Whim

Love on a Whim

The Promise Kitchen

The Promise Kitchen

The Summer of Cotton Candy (Sweet Seasons, #1)

The Summer of Cotton Candy

Luck, Love & Lemon Pie

Luck, Love, and Lemon Pie

Sweetly, Deeply, Absolutely

Sweetly, Deeply, Absolutely

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

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Top Ten Tuesday~ Fallish

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books with a Fall or Autumn cover or theme. Because I don’t necessarily read seasonally, I decided to pick books that have fall looking covers. Most of these are on my TBR and I haven’t actually read them yet, but they sure are pretty!

Beautiful Dreamer

Beautiful Dreamer

A Watershed Year

A Watershed Year

The Fall

The Fall

Breathing Water

Breathing Water

The Art of Saying Goodbye

The Art of Saying Goodbye

Autumn Lover (Maxwells, #1) (Only, #5)

Autumn Lover

First Frost (Waverley Family, #2)

First Frost

The Protector (Taskforce, #1)

The Protector

Tempting Autumn (The Four Seasons #2)

Tempting Autumn

Broken Pieces

Broken Pieces

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Top Ten Tuesday~ I’m Crushing On You

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Book Boyfriends. Now I fall in love with characters for a variety of different reasons- maybe they’re sexy, or sweet, or just plain adorable. When I’m reading a book, I get absorbed in the characters lives and I am no longer the 40-something year-old me, but right along with the characters in age and life circumstances. So some of my crushes will be age appropriate, though others may not…

Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Bastard, #2)

Max from Beautiful Stranger
Max is gorgeous, British, rich, and completely adores Sara and a total softy. He is everything that I would ever hope to find in a man. Of course the rest of the men in this series are pretty amazing too!

All the Bright Places

Finch from All the Bright Places
Oh, Finch, so sweet and so adorable and so troubled. I’m not sure if I’m crushing on him or if I just want to hold him and try to make things better.

Losing It (Losing It, #1)

Garrett from Losing It
I kind of have a thing with British guys, Garrett is also British, adorable and slightly forbidden, which makes him all the more crushable. This series also includes some other hot guys as well in Cade and Jackson.

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

Alec from City of Bones
Another series with several worthy candidates to crush on (Magnus, Simon, Luke, even Jace to a lesser extent), but Alec gets my vote because he’s sweet and so incredible loyal.

Secretly Hers (Sterling Canyon, #2)

Trip from Secretly Hers
A cowboy who cares, even though he hide behind the persona of a player. Honest, wealthy, and humble… a potent combination, especially when he’s super sexy as well. That’s Trip.

The Fault in Our Stars

Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars
Oh my gosh, how can anyone resist Augustus Waters? Totally adorable, funny, sincere, lovable… and another one that I just want to cuddle.

Born in Ice (Born In Trilogy, #2)

Grayson from Born in Ice
As an American, Grayson is less exotic to me, but he is incredibly exotic to Brianna. And he’s sweet, sexy, focused, and perfect to crush on.

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Tobias from Divergent
I’m sorry but who wouldn’t crush on Four? He’s amazing! But it’s Tobias who steals my heart. What can I say, I’m a sucker for vulnerability.

Perfect Partners

Joel from Perfect Partners
I really like Joel and found him to ultimately be understanding, honest, sincere, and totally incredible. He really is the perfect partner.

Fangirl

Levi from Fangirl
I fell for Levi basically from the moment that he was introduced. He is funny, sincere, and would do pretty much anything for Cather. I would have totally fallen for him if it were me!

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Top Ten Tuesday~ Books that Feature Retail Associates

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books that feature X characters. I decided to go with books that feature people who work in my own profession… so books that feature people who work in retail.

Rejected Writers Take the Stage

Rejected Writers Take the Stage

The Sweetest Kiss (Kissed by the Bay #4)

The Sweetest Kiss

Deep Waters

Deep Waters

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1)

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Secret Lives of Dresses

The Secret Lives of Dresses

The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #1)

The Next Always

Hush (Lodestone, #1;  Stark Brothers, #1)

Hush

The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry

One Less Problem Without You

One Less Problem Without You

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Top Ten Tuesday~ Fall TBR

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Fall TBR. Since I don’t currently follow a strict TBR list or read seasonally, I have chosen 10 books I hope to complete during the next few months.

In Ruins (Something More, #1)

In Ruins

All the Good Parts

All the Good Parts

Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)

The Heist Society

A Dog's Purpose (A Dog's Purpose, #1)

A Dog’s Purpose

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

The Raven Boys

Finding It (Losing It, #3)

Finding It

Imperfectly Criminal (Imperfect, #2)

Imperfectly Criminal

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Cinder

Beautiful Secret (Beautiful Bastard, #4)

Beautiful Secret

The Future Tense of Joy: A Memoir

The Future Tense of Joy

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Top Ten Tuesday~ Back Before I Was Born

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a throwback freebie, so I decided to throw it way back and pick 10 of my favorite books published before I was born… so yep all of these books were published before 1971.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Little House in the Big Woods (Little House, #1)

Little House in the Big Woods

Stuart Little

Stuart Little

Animal Farm

Animal Farm

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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