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Top Ten Tuesday – Set At School

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish, but has now been taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books Set At School

I found this list a bit hard to decide what direction to go in. Its been a moment since I was at school and I wanted to try and think of an interesting way to take the topic and was coming up blank. So I decided I was over thinking the topic and thought just being at school can be complicated enough, so why don’t I just focus on books that deal with the issue of just dealing being in that environment.

1. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han. I just recently finished this series and it was everything I never knew I needed. I also think that it deals really well with how the topics in the books would happen for someone in school.

2. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I am very happy putting this book at number 2 as I can totally see everything that happens in this book being actual things that people in high school have to deal with.

3. On the Jellicoe Road By Melina Marchetta. Really it takes place at a school, did you guys really think it wasn’t going to make the list? The situations are not really going to be something people will face though.

4. Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway. Yes this deals with things more complicated than just being at school, but its still set there and I loved it so it goes on the list.

 

 

 

 

5. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Yes the events are extreme, but in some lower economical situations or bad neighbourhoods, these can be challenges that kids will have to deal with.

6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. This section of the list seems to be a bit depressing, and while the tapes are not something thats really going to happen but the topics faced in the book are real possibilities.

7.Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Again depressing, but it is dealing with those depressing things in the school setting which isn’t always the easiest place for people without that huge topic looming over their heads.

 

 

 

 

8.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I couldn’t really make this list without this book on it.

9.  Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead. This is in no way going to come up in normal everyday life, but it takes place in a school so its going on the list.

10. Losing it by Cora Carmack. What happens when a one night stand ends up being with your new professor at college? Read to find out!

 

 

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Not Sexy Romances

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Romances That I Didn’t Get Into

Now even though this is on valentines day and its supposed to be lovey dovey, it hasnt been that long since I did a list revolving around romance I liked. So I decided to do a list of romances that I didn’t find sexy or that I didn’t get into. These are not all romance books, just romances I didn’t like. If you wish to see a list of ones I did enjoy you can go to Books That Make Me Swoon. These books are not in any kind of order scale, just the order I thought of them. Enjoy!

1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. This is not my idea of a healthy relationship. Made my ovaries dry up.

2. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. Bill by far is the most boring ‘hunk’ to ever walk the earth. I basically fell asleep everytime he popped up.

3. Head Over Wheels by January Valentine. Both of the main character suffered serious PMS and I wanted to kill them both most of the time.

4. Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta. The boyfriend was a tool. Enough said.

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5. Nana by Ai Yazawa. I am pretty sure the romance I didn’t like pops up around vol 6. Takumi is satan. You choose wrong Nana K! Any other choice would have been better.

6. Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland. Another perfect example of a very unhealthy relationship. This one had me screaming with the hate of it.

7. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Becky Albertalli. Unhealthy start to a relationship. Probably would have been better as friends.

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8. The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner. Just so soo so dumb. Its shoved in our aces then doesn’t happen for such dumb reasons.

9. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. Its not that is was bad I guess… It was just really really boring.

10. Soundless by Richelle Mead. Again one I just didn’t care about. What has happened to you Mead?!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Wish Had More/Less Pages

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books I Wish Had More/Less Pages

I wish I had a more original idea for this week but I don’t so here goes! I have split it up between books I want more pages for and ones I wish had less.

More Pages

1. Nana by Ai Yazawa. I want more pages because its not finished yet and probably never will be. God I just want an ending D’:

2. Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino. The end was sort of rushed and felt a bit messy and I just generally wished that the series never ended.

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3. The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead. Why oh why did you rush it. You didn’t need to smoosh it into that amount of pages. VA was twice as large, we were used to large!

4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. It would have been so much better if it was split up ad given more time like the movies!

5. Soundless by Richelle Mead. Perhaps if she gave herself more pages the book would have worked better. Weaved in more of the fantasy.

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Less Pages

1. Passion by Lauren Kate. The bits that were needed in this book could have so easily been put at the start of the last book or at the end of the one before.

2. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. Oh my god about a third at least of this book was the most boring thing ever. It could have been done in a much smaller amount of pages.

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3. Magician by Raymond E. Feist. Again, there was a veru large section in this book that was just so boring. It should have been shorter.

4. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. It has that random bit at the end where people are studying the writing and I really don’t think its needed.

5. The Host by Stephanie Meyer. For so long I wished that this story ended earlier, either the sad ending or the first happy ending. I have grown more used to it now though.

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