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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Who Hurt Your Heart

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly  meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form.  The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!
This week's topic is:  Top Ten Feature Characters Who Hit You Right In The Feels.  I'm not normally an emotional reader, but these ones really worked a number on my heart :(

Liesel Meminger and Rudy Steiner from The Book Thiefby Markus Zusak
Dobby from Harry Potterby JK Rowling
Rue from The Hunger Gamesby Suzanne Collins
Ove from A Man Called Oveby Fredrik Backman
Eleanor & Park from Eleanor & Parkby Rainbow Rowell
Rosie from Water for Elephantsby Sara Gruen
Fantine and Jean Valjean from Les Miserablesby Victor Hugo
Pi from Life of Piby Yann Martel
Oliver from Oliver Twistby Charles Dickens
Emma from A Series of Small Maneuversby Eliot Treichel
I'm aware that I cheated and did some double characters, but it's my blog so I make no apologies!  So, what ar…

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form.  The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!
This week's topic is:  Ten Books On My Fall TBR.  Since I'm continually adding to my (daunting) TBR and I never really map out what I'll be reading, this will be an evolving/changeable list of ones I'd like to get read in the very near future and will include both published and soon-to-be published options :)

In no particular order:

Hardcore Twenty-Fourby Janet Evanovich (Publication: November 21)
While I'm getting a little weary of Stephanie Plum's antics, I can't abandon this series...

Year Oneby Nora Roberts (Publication: December 5)
I know...I know.  Every single book is the same formula, but when you want something mindless, easy, and quick, Nora is your girl!

Renegadesby Marissa Meyer (Publication: November 7)
I just love Marissa Meyer and have re…

Top Ten Tuesday: Throwback To The Beginning

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form.  The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!
This week's topic is:  Throwback Freebie!  Because this is such a wide topic, I'm going to go with ten books I loved when I first started blogging (between 2006-2010).  My early blogging days were very sporadic...and so was my reading and recording of that reading.  That's all gotten better over the years...kind of.  Thank you, Goodreads and blogging communities!  Regardless, here are my top ten books from that time period:

2006 Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl
2007 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
2008 The Nonexistent Knight & The Cloven Viscount by Italo Calvino
2009 Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
2010 The Red Tentby Anita Diamant
Midwives by Chris Boh…

Top Ten Tuesday: Struggle Bus

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form.  The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!

This week's topic is:  Ten Books that Were a Struggle to Get Into But Turned Out Awesome.  I have always been a champion for books that start out difficult.  My thinking was that they had to get better at some point; push through and give it a fighting chance!  I rarely, if ever, DNF a book...though I've allowed myself to finally embrace the DNF in the past year or so...

Regardless, here are ten books that resided on my struggle bus until they became pretty awesome:

Life of Piby Yann Martel
Once you get past the first 100 pages, this is a fantastic book and it's now among my favorites.  I wish I could read it again without knowing how it ends...it's that magical.

Heartlessby Marissa Meyer
I think I was expecting the awesome that is The Lunar Chronicles when I pick…