This week the topic from The Broke and The Bookish is our Top Ten New To Me Authors I Read In 2013. I have read quite a few new authors this year, 21 I found out when I sat to compose this list however picking my favourite was actually more complicated. In the end I have just gone for 8 as the others I didn’t really enjoy.
What Great New Authors Have You Discovered This Year?
Our topic this week from The Broke and The Bookish is suppose to be Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get My Hands On. However at the moment I have only one series with a new book to come out which is Shatteredby Teri Terry. So instead I thought I would come up with my own topic that is similar and I am going to share the Top Ten Series I Want To Start.
Altered by Jennifer Rush
The Program by Suzanne Young
Giver, The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry
Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson
Life As We Knew It, Last Survivors by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
Angelfall, Penryn & The End of Days by Susan Ee
The Iron Butterfly by Chanda Hahn
Dinner With A Vampire, The Dark Heroine by Abigail Gibbs
What Series Are You Wanting To Try? Or Have You Sequels You Are Waiting For?
With Halloween just a couple of days away The Broke and The Bookish have asked for our Top Ten Scariest Looking Book Covers. After some easy topics over the past few weeks I found this one a bit more difficult so I have cheated a little bit and picked a complete series of vampire books that have creepy covers that match their dark topic.
Another great topic this week from The Broke and The Bookish, our Top Ten Character Names. For me the best names are the interesting ones that you don’t actually hear much anywhere else or are well picked out nicknames. Animal names you will all see are favourites of mine too.
Alaska from Looking for Alaska by John Green
Mr Tumnus from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis
Reepcheep from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis
Luna from Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Rhine from Wither by Lauren Destefano
Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth
Pantoufle from Chocolate by Joanne Harris
Evanna from The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan
This topic of our Top Ten Books I Was Forced To Read from The Broke and The Bookish is a really interesting one. There can’t be many reasons why you were forced to read a book so my list is made up of the ones we had to read for school that I enjoyed. I don’t have a list of 10 but these are the books I was surprised by at both primary and secondary school.
Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
Holes by Louis Sachar
Witch Child by Celia Rees
What Books Were You Forced To Read But Ended Up Enjoying?
This week The Broke and The Bookish have asked for our Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders. When we have a choice like that I like to put some from both and this week is no different. I think sometimes I might over read the topics because for this week I considered that you could have favourite or worst ends in terms of what actually happened but also just having a good or bad last book, I’ve gone the second option because its the way its written that makes what happens good in the end and it also made writing my list a lot easier.
Rapture – Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
United We Spy – Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter
Brothers to the Death– The Saga of Larten Crepsley by Darren Shan
Monsters of Men– Chaos Walking Series by Patrick Ness
Sons of Destiny – The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan
Ascend– Trylle by Amanda Hocking
Requiem – Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver
Double Crossed – Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Missing Me – Girl Missing Series by Sophie McKenzie
This week we’ve been asked by The Broke and The Bookish for our Top Ten Book Turn-Offs. This is a great topic and I can’t wait to see what everyone else is going to put on their lists. For me however I can actually think of only a few things that really put me off a book;
Small Print – If there writing in the books is really small it often looks like the page is way too crowded and I just can’t concentrate on it.
Large Print – This is makes me sounds really fussy but size of print is important when reading a book for me and too big makes me feel like the books making up for something.
No Chapters – I like the natural breather you get from chapters and I hate putting a book down in the middle of one so if there is no chapter I just can’t stand it.
Lack of Punctuation – This is something that came up recently with a book I read and it just infuriated me, I couldn’t keep track with the speech and I missed the point and the enjoyment of the book.
Girly Covers – I’m not really into girly books and if the cover looks girly I wont go near it
Movie Covers – I appreciate for the author their book being made into a movie is a great thing but when I see a book I want to be able to pictures its events as the words inspire me not how someone else has seen them.
Vampires – I’ve had my fix of vampires and now I tend to stay away from them unless highly recommended
High Fantasy – This is a little vague but I just don’t like knights and fairies and magic and things like that.
The Broke and The Bookish‘s topic for this week is out Top Ten Best Sequels Ever. There were a few easy choices for me this week but not nearly enough for 10 as I often find the sequels aren’t quite as good but I have managed to pick out 9 (some from the same series) that I thought were particularly good.
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver Delirium Trilogy
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games Trilogy
Passion by Lauren Kate Fallen Series
The Lion , The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia
Brother to the Death by Darren Shan The Larten Crepsley Saga
Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling Harry Potter
Tunnels of Blood by Darren Shan The Darren Shan Saga
Trials of Death by Darren Shan The Darren Shan Saga
Top Ten Tuesday has been kind of abandoned by me this last month as I have just been too busy to sit down and blog but I am now hoping that this will be me starting to keep on top of it again. This weeks topic from The Broke and The Bookish is our Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List. These are always an easy list although I’m not at home so I can’t add my usual links and pictures (I’m using my boyfriends Apple computer and I don’t have a clue how to copy and paste on it). I have a few re-reads this season with the release of the last Divergent book and the next Hunger Games movie and continuing with my Dystopian Challenge.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Through The Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter
Shift by Em Bailey
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
What Books Are You Looking Forward To Reading This Fall?