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It has been a while since I have posted a Top Ten Tuesday, but I was really excited for the topic this week.  Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is  2017 debuts I’m excited for.

A List of Cages by Robin Roe- I read this book in three hours and 20 minutes this morning.  If you follow me on Goodreads you can read my review there.  A List of Cages will be published on January 10, 2017.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber- I am so intrigued by the synopsis of this book, it seems like there will never be a dull moment.  This book will be published on January 31, 2017.

The Elven Tales: The Company of the Rose by Fabi Ghittoni- I was lucky enough to read the first two chapters of this book and was hooked, I can’t wait to read more, I actually already have this book on pre-order.  This book will be published on February 2, 2017.

American Street by Ibi Zoboi- This is an own voices novel about immigration.  One of my reading goals for the year is to read more diversely, and I love the synopsis of this book.  This book will be published on February 14, 2017.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas- I read an excerpt of this book on a website, I can’t remember which.  I think this book is so important to read because of everything that has been going on.  This book will be published on February 28, 2017.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor- The cover is gorgeous and reading the synopsis it sounds like this book has elements of mythology!  This book will be published on March 28, 2017.

Royce Rolls by Margaret Stohl- I loved the synopsis of this book.  I also have an ARC of this from NetGalley and I can’t wait to read it!  This book will be published on April 3, 2017.

Girl out of Water by Laura Silverman- I have an ARC for this from NetGalley and I can’t wait to read it a little closer to the release date.  This book will be published on May 1, 2017.

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh- The cover is gorgeous, and the synopsis reminds me so much of Mulan!  This book will be published on May 16, 2017.

The Color Project by Sierra Abrams- I love the synopsis of this book, it seems like it will be centered around family and friendship and I think that is amazing! The Color Project is estimated to be published on November 1, 2017.

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Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is movie freebie.

Baseball is my favorite sport to watch, I’m already counting down the days until when I can watch spring training games.  So seeing as how baseball is my favorite sport, I thought it was only appropriate that I make my list my favorite baseball movies.

Moneyball- I love the book!

Bull Durham

Field of Dreams

For the Love of the Game

Major League

Trouble with the Curve

A League of Their Own

Eight Men Out- I love the book!

Angels in the Outfield (1994)

Bad News Bears (2005)

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Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is top ten most recent additions to your TBR.

My list is Goodreads order with the most recent addition being at the top of the list.  Books marked with an *asterisk are ones that I own.

  1. A List of Cages by Robin Roe
  2. *Harry Potter the Character Vault by Jody Revenson
  3. *Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond
  4. Starfall by Melissa Landers
  5. The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  6. *Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardships and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K Rowling
  7. *Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide by J.K. Rowling
  8. The Color Project by Sierra Abrams
  9. Thirteenth Rising by Romina Russell
  10. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

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Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes _______________.  To fill in the blank I used middle grade and young adult.

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Finding Paris by Joy Preble

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Life Unaware by Cole Gibson

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

All of these books have different topics that can be discussed within them, and some even have topics that may be difficult to discuss.

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Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is a Halloween freebie.

Since I haven’t read too many scary books, I’m gonna do a mix of eerie/scary settings and books would make for great reads this time of year.

The Crucible by Arthur Miller- Written about the Salem Witch Trials, and in my opinion, a must read this time of year.

The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne- I remember reading the Great Illustrated Classics edition of this when I was younger.  It contains supernatural elements and witchcraft.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs- Some of the images in this book are quite creepy, but so isn’t the thought of an abandoned orphanage.

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty- This book is mysterious, but not in a creepy way, still, a good mystery is always good this time of year.

Bittersweet by Beverly Miranda-Whittemore- While this book does take place in the summer, mysteries are solved and secrets are discovered.

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis- This is another book that contains a mystery, and lots of secrets concerning events that happened years ago.

Little Hangleton Graveyard- This graveyard is the final resting place of the Riddle Family, and it is extremely eerie.

The Dark Forest- “But there are werewolves in there,” there’s a lot of other things in the forest too.

The Black Lake- The mermaids make this lake so damn creepy, and they are beautifully creepy themselves.

Godric’s Hollow- There is a sense of eeriness I get when reading about Godric’s Hollow.

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Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is characters that you would name your pet after.

Luna- From Harry Potter

Scorpius- From Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Fluffy- From Harry Potter

Dobby- From Harry Potter

Winnie- From Tuck Everlasting

Wilbur- From Charlotte’s Web

Teddy- From Little Women

Nellie- From Little House on the Prairie

Rho- From Zodiac

Andie- From The Unexpected Everything

 

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Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is books that were recommended.

I watch a lot of BookTube, and these are the books that I read because of BookTube.  Just because a book or a series of books is on this list, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I enjoyed them.

Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

The Serafina Series by Robert Beatty

Illuminae by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

The Fault in our Stars by John Green

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is favorite villains.

From Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling:

Dolores Umbridge- In my opinion, she is more villainous than Professor Snape. She doesn’t have any redeeming qualities and doesn’t care about the students at all.

Peter Pettigrew- He gave away the location of the Potters to Lord Voldemort, enough said.

The Dementors- They suck the souls and happiness out of people, they’re evil and scary.

Lord Voldemort- He’s ruthless and relentless in his pursuit of power, stopping at nothing to get what he wants, and even kills innocent people.

Bellatrix Lestrange- She’s pure evil, she killed her own cousin and tortured Neville’s parents with the cruciatus curse.

Lucius Malfoy- He slipped Tom Riddle’s diary into Ginny Weasley’s cauldron, he’s a death eater, and worst of all tried, but failed to get Dumbledore removed as the Headmaster of Hogwarts.

From other books:

Sauron and his all seeing eye from The Lord of the Rings- “The Eye was rimmed with fire, but was itself glazed, yellow as a cat’s, watchful and intent, and the black slit of its pupil opened on a pit, a window into nothing.” This describes why he’s a villain perfectly.

The White Witch from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe- She turns her enemies to stone, banished Christmas and is cold hearted.

Queen of Hearts from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland- She hands out the death sentence for even the most minor of crimes. Her famous last words are “off with his head.”

Abigail William from The CrucibleI- She’s extremely manipulative, has a tendency to lie, and sends innocent people to their death by accusing them of witchcraft.

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Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is 10 books on my fall TBR. I usually don’t make TBR’s because I read based on my mood.  However I’m participating in a fall reading challenge, these are 10 books that are on my challenge TBR.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

The Haters by Jesse Andrews

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Challenger Deep by Neil Shusterman

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs