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Top Ten Tuesday – Longest Books I’ve Read

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 Longest Books I’ve Read

This is both such an easy list and such a time consuming one! I have read many long books, but the time it took to go through the books I have read the last few years consumed a bit of time haha. These are the ones I can remember to the best of my ability, in order from longest to ‘shortest.’

1. The Forgotten War by Howard Sargent at 1074 pages.

2. The Passage by Justin Cronin at 963 pages.

3. The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings at 913 pages.

4. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon at 850 pages.

 

 

 

 

5. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini 849 pages.

6. Magician by Raymond E. Feist at 803 pages.

7. A Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin at 801 pages.

 

 

 

 

8. The Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel at 800 pages.

9. The Plains of Passge by Jean M. Auel at 784 pages.

10. The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel at 757 pages.

 

 

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Liked Books I Don’t Remember

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 I Liked But Don’t Remember Very Much

I would like to thank Goodreads and my Reviewed and Rated list for helping me to remember the books I have read and forgotten about.

1. Every Day by David Levithan. This one easy takes first place for me because I have read it twice in a span of a couple of months, but only because I completely forgot I had ready read it. It wasn’t until I was already a little bit of the way through that I remembered. I enjoyed it both times though hahaha.

2. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Excluding the first three and the one I didn’t like I don’t remember pretty much anything that happens in any of them, but according to my reviews I liked them. IM part of the way through number 10 and I remember nothing.

3. Keeping Her by Cora Carmack. I remember Losing It and I loved that, but for some reason this one just left my brain.

4. Ever Near by Melissa MacVicar. Literally nothing. It was about ghosts maybe?

 

 

 

 

5. The Perks of Being Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. This one is on the list for a bit of a different reason. I feel like I remember a good amount of it, but I remember not liking it. Then I look at my review and rating and apparently I liked it?

6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I read this one not long ago but I still could not remember enough detail to write a full review. I remember the ending and some parts but I couldn’t remember the clearly enough.

7. Whats Left of Me by Kat Zhang. I really need to reread this book so I can finish of the rest of the series.

 

 

 

 

8. The Dogs by Allan Stratton. Apparently ones about ghosts leave my mind. I think this book has ghost dogs in it.

9. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I have been wanting to reread this one for the longest time cause I know everyone thinks its amazing but for some reason I never wrote a review and then I didn’t pick up the other ones because I didn’t write a review and now I remember nothing.

10. The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry. I remember being so very pleasantly surprised while reading this book by how much I loved it but I cannot for the life of me remember why I loved it.

 

 

 

 

It disturbs me how easy this list was for me to make.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Liked Books That Won’t Re-Read

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 I Liked But Will Never Re-Read

Oh my gosh I think I will actually be able to get 10 out of this weeks list! In no particular order here we go:

1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I really enjoyed this book once I got over how confusing and trippy it was in the beginning, but I never see myself reading it again. I am really enjoying the TV show too!

2. Still Alice by Lisa Genova. This one got a 5 star rating from me and I really enjoyed it but I just can’t see myself being able to sit through the cringe again. The movie is on my list of things to watch.

3. Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes. This is the second book in a duology and I really liked both but the second fell a bit flat for me and the first one is an easy book to read by itself.

 

 

 

 

4. The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann. I read the book and really enjoyed it, but I read it because I loved the animated series as a child and I feel like I can leave it now knowing I liked it and just happily re-watch the series.

5. Ashes of Life by Erica Lucke Dean. Apparently I really liked this book but I don’t remember it so I probably will never pick it up again.

6. The Returned by Jason Mott. I did it for the series, so my desire for the book isn’t high even though I liked it. I don’t think I ever finished the series. . .

 

 

 

 

7. Where She Went by Gayle Forman. It ruined some of the first book for me and its fine by itself so I shan’t be doing this one again.

8. The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel. I would like to think I would re-read this book and the second book in the series at some point because I love them, but then I will feel compelled to do the whole series and that is never going to happen.

9. The Silver Linings Playbook by Mathew Quick. I am really looking forward to watching the movie though.

10. Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings. This goes at the bottom because I liked it well enough and as it stands I will not re-read it. But you never know, the rest of the series may blow my mind.

 

 

 

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Liked Characters In Disliked Books

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 Five Characters I Liked In Books I Disliked 

Oh my god I swear I struggle so hard at these lists. I see what the topic is and I scream internally because it sounds really hard to do. If I don’t like a book its normally because I don’t like the characters so I guess we will see…? This might be another five item list again.

1. Arriane from Fallen by Lauren Kate. Specially the third book. I bloody hated the third book.

2. Marcus from Half Wild by Sally Green. Apparently. I remember nothing about this series but in my review apparently I liked this person?

3. Lyra Belaqua from His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. The little I remember from the books I think I liked her, but again I am referring to my reviews to give me the answers.

 

 

 

 

4. Adrian from Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead. I love him in all books of course, but this was my least liked out of the two series so its on this list.

5. Viv from a Shade of Vampire series by Bella Forrest. Now I am not sure if she is in the first one, and again I don’t actually remember anything about the books, but the first time I mentioned her in a book review was to complain that she wasn’t really in that book and it made me sad. So she makes it on the list hahahaha.

 

 

 

 

And I am done now. Hopefully sometime soon I can think of ten things to go on a list!

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Top Ten Tuesday – In Another Country

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 That Take Place In Another Country

I feel like this weeks challenge is both going to be easier for me and harder because I live in Australia so not many book take place here, but harder because I don’t think I read a lot of books that take place in different parts of the world. Challenge accepted though, hopefully I can think of 10 books I have read that have taken place around the world. I will try not to reuse countries.

1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Scotland to the rescue!

2. Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin. Now I know a good chunk of this book also takes place in America, not just China, but its all about his life there in relation to his life and upbringing in China so it counts ok!

3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. United Kingdom. Ok, I am really struggling haha I may only try for five.

 

 

 

 

4. Nana by Ai Yazawa. Japan! Manga totally counts ok.

5. Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway. Ok we have reached America and now I think I have to stop before I explode my brain.

 

 

 

 

Ok, so I failed to get to 10. I could just name 10 books all from the same country but seems a bit pointless. In what country doesn’t really matter to me so much. I read it and the information just gets thrown straight out again because I have never been to any of these places so I have no idea what they are talking about in reference to anything so it might as well just be a made up place haha.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Surprising Books

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 That Surprised Me

Now because I have had some good ad bad surprises I am going to include both! The books are not really in any sort of order.

Good Surprises

1. Wild by Cheryl Strayed. This was so surprising for me. I don’t normally do autobiographies but I adored this book. This is a theme for my first three books actually. All autobiographies and I loved.

2. You’re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day. Other than being a good story I think the way she did the audiobook is what really won me over.

3. Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin. SUCH an interesting story. Really based on these three books I should give more of a chance to autobiographies since apparently I like them.

 

 

 

 

4. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Granted some of my surprise was gone for this one because I knew one was coming, but I didn’t expect that.

5. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I know I have put this on a few of these lists but I am still so surprised by how much I liked it. I am so looking forward to the movie!

 

 

 

 

 

Bad Surprises

6. Sex Criminals: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction. I don’t know what I was expecting but. . . It wasn’t that.

7. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. After falling head over heals in love with her VA series I was very sad to find how little I was into this one.

8. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Everyone else seemed to loved this but I was so surprised by how much the writing irritated me.

 

 

 

 

9. Everything I Never Told you by Celeste Ng. The amount of dislike I felt for this book still surprises me since everyone else seems to love it.

10. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headly. It still upsets me how little I liked this book.

 

 

 

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Loved Less Books

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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 Loved Less Than I Thought I Would

 

1. A Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I loved the show so I thought I would like more details. It didn’t go the way I wanted.

2. Soundless by Richelle Mead. I was sooo excited for this book. It had so much potential.

3. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. It still shocks me that this one gets so many positive reviews.

4.  The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead. While I was sort of prepared for a not the best ending, I still had the highest of hopes.

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5. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Becky Albertalli. I had heard so many good things and it just didn’t reach all of them for me.

6. Looking for Alaska by John Green. Ok, not the best and not really up to how crazy people are about it. For me anyway.

7. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headly. I WAS SO EXCITED AND IT WAS SO SAD THAT I BARELY LIKED IT.

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8. Half Bad by Sally Green. Again, it sounded like the best thing ever.

9. His Dark Materials Series by Philip Pullman. This was a hype one for me. I get why others liked it, but it just didn’t reach that level for me.

10.Across the Universe by Beth Revis. More hype. I went in expecting so much.

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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 – Visually Appealing Graphic Books

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Welcome back to my first Top Ten Tuesday of the year! Fingers crossed I can keep it up.

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 Visually Appealing Graphic Books

In this list I am including everything. Graphic novels, mangas, and picture books!

1. Harry Potter Illustrated Series. These are just so beautiful. I have the first two but I have yet to read them. I was going to do it in December when everyone else was reading them but I missed it due to life. Oh well next time!

2. Knite by Yuumei. Now I am cheating a bit for this one I think because its not actually a printed work (I don’t think, she may have done a run of it at some point). BUT I couldn’t not include it on this list because it is so so pretty. Has a good message too.

3. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. I haven’t read all of them but the artwork in this series is just stunning.

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4. Through the Wood by Emily Carroll. Again I have yet to read this book but it is truly just a work of art.

5. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman. Yes he made the list again without me having to read the novel. The illustrations in his work just make me so happy.

6. Fisheye Placebo by Yuumei. Again cheating, but I can’t help myself. The art and the story is amazing. Go read it and become sad like me waiting for her and her team to put up more chapters.

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7. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan. It seems I don’t read enough graphic novels. The art in this though has definitely caught my eye.

8. Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino. I don’t think I need to talk about this series and how beautiful it is at this point.

9. Nana by Ai Yazawa. The artwork mixed with the story just makes this series one of the best things ever.

10. Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann. One day I read all the things on this list that I haven’t, until then I shall just look at how beautiful they are.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – REWIND Quotes From Books Read In The Last Year

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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 Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Last Year

Now this weeks topic is a rewind where we get to take posts from the past that we would like to do/do again and I decided this would be a good week to post one that I had started writing up but never finished. Does it matter if they are all from the same book? I shall try to avoid this haha these shall be in random order.

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To many, I was myth incarnate, the embodiment of a most superb legend, a fairy tale. Some considered me a monster, a mutation. To my great misfortune, I was once mistaken for an angel. To my mother, I was everything. To my father, nothing at all. To my grandmother, I was a daily reminder of loves long lost. But I knew the truth—deep down, I always did.
I was just a girl.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton.

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‘Yelena, you’ve driven me crazy. You’ve caused me considerable trouble and I’ve contemplated ending your life twice since I’ve known you.’ Valek’s warm breath in my ear sent a shiver down my spine.

‘But you’ve slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.’

‘That sounds more like a poison than a person,’ was all I could say. His confession had both shocked and thrilled me.

‘Exactly,’ Valek replied. ‘You have poisoned me.’

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

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When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.

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We’d been born with our souls’ fingers interlocked. What if we’d never let go?

What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang.

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“Guards are of no use in a library.”
Oh, how wrong he was! Libraries are full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.

Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Mass.

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I’m an accident. I’m a lie. And my life depends on maintaining the illusion.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

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But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.

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Whenever she had a problem to consider, she invariably found herself in the library, for it was easier to think when she was surrounded by books.

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.

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And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

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A rat in a maze is free to go anywhere, as long as it stays inside the maze.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

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