Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Novellas and Short Stories

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature by That Artsy Girl. Each week has a new theme and you can participate however often you choose!

This week’s theme is favorite novellas and short stories. As I’ve written about this before, I was particularly excited for this week’s theme. While I am reigniting my appreciation for longer works (dutifully working through the Russian novels I’ve avoided – and loving it), I have a special place in my heart for novellas and short stories.

These crisp, clean works require skillful prose and  laser-point focus in order to be successful. The five novellas and five short stories I have listed today all are brilliantly written, compulsive examples of the diversity of short fiction.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Red, White and Blue

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature by That Artsy Girl. Each week has a new theme and you can participate however often you choose!

This week’s theme is a patriotic Red, White and Blue, featuring books with covers in these colors. And because I love making things harder for myself, I added an additional level — all these are fairy tale retellings! (Great beach reads and they usually have gorgeous covers).

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Top Ten Tuesday: Forever Rereading

It has actually been forever since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday — I didn’t even know that the host had switched! (You go That Artsy Reader Girl!)

I thought it would be fun to get back into this, because I always enjoyed it before my life turned upside-down with craziness for a while! (Sadly this upside-down has less to do with Eggos and Demogorgons and more to do with coffee and new jobs).

This week finds us all choosing the top ten books we could re-read forever. This is fun…mostly because I haven’t reread a book in a while (because I have too many books to read for the first time! Gah!).

So, instead…I’m going to make a list of books I would like to reread in the near (ish) future.

Here goes!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Time Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week has a new theme and you can participate however often you choose!

This week’s theme is a Summer Reads Freebie! I was particularly excited for this theme because I love reading in the Summer — there is something scrumptiously lazy about Summer reading.

Additionally, I’ve been working on compiling my Summer Playlist, so I thought for this Top Ten Tuesday I’d pair my favorite Summer reads with some of my favorite summer songs!

 

Here goes! 🙂

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The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy — Heathens by twenty one pilots

The Girl Is Murder by Kathryn Miller — Booty Swing by Parov Stelar

The Half-Life of Planets by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin — Left Hand Free by alt-J

To A God Unknown by John Steinbeck — Monday by Matt Corby

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer — Little Fly by Esperanza Spalding

I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak — Summer Dress by July Talk

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut — Drop the Game by Flume & Chet Faker

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald — Diet Mountain Dew by Lana Del Rey

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta — Wake Me Up by Avicii

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater — From Eden by Hozier

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week has a new theme and you can participate however often you choose!

It has been a while since I’ve had the time (and dedication) to actually be up to date on my reading list. So, I’m excited to say that I actually have a lot of books I am looking forward to read this coming Spring.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Valentine’s Day Edition

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday – hosted by The Broke and the Bookish – is all about romance! Obviously….with Valentine’s Day this was a must. Everyone is thinking about love and romance (or lack thereof).

Now, everyone knows a couple that isn’t going to last. Maybe one, the other, or both individuals involved are immature; or maybe the circumstances aren’t right; or maybe they just aren’t well suited for each other; or maybe their family and friends are against the relationship….or countless other reasons. It’s just clear that the romance is doomed to fail.

There are a lot of these romances in literature too….so here are my top ten “doomed to fail” literary romances.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books that Pair Well With Vivaldi

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week has a new theme and you can participate however often you choose!

This week’s topic was a freebie, so I decided to have some fun with it! As you all know by now, I love books and music, so what could be better than to putting them together?

So without further ado — ten books that pair well with Vivaldi ( ♡) (Click the cover to open the youtube link with the Vivaldi piece!)

Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)Revolution

 

Song of the SparrowA Company of SwansA Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)

 

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)The Night CircusA Man for All Seasons

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Gift Guide for Parents of a Fired Up College Student

Another week, another Top Ten Tuesday!  This is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish which challenges bloggers to create lists on the weekly topic. In anticipation of Christmas this week’s topic was: Holiday Gift Guide freebie (ten books to buy the YA lover in your life, 10 books to buy for your dad, etc.).

I chose to do a  book gift guide for parents with college students…or college students to get for themselves because these books are all fantastic and well worth your time (whether you are a wannabe philosopher or not 😉 ).

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Top Ten Tuesday: Five Categories of Fear – Ten Books

Another week, another Top Ten Tuesday!  This is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish which challenges bloggers to create lists on the weekly topic. In anticipation of Halloween this week’s topic was: “Halloween related freebie: ten scary books, favorite horror novels, non-scary books to get you in the Halloween/fall mood, bookish halloween costumes, scariest covers), scary books on my TBR, etc.”

There is a lot of room for creativity within this one, too much almost. So, as I was brainstorming ideas I got to thinking about the basic kinds of fear. Which generally can be confined to five categories: extinction, mutilation, loss of autonomy, separation, ego-death. Pretty much any work of horror can be categorized within these genres.

So, I decided to narrow my choices to find two of my favorite scary books that fit into each of these categories. Some were more challenging than others (possibly because I don’t read much horror) but still it was fun to place different novels into their respective categories. Let me know what you think!

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