Every Tuesday the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish host a book related Top 10.
In honor of 5 years of Top Tuesdays today’s topic is my favorite previous Top 10 Tuesday posts. Here are my favorites with a brief excerpt from the post.
Paperback book size variations – This drives me crazy everytime I organize my books. I have to choose between organizing in alphabetical order (what I would like to do) and organizing by size so my bookshelves look nice. Why are there so many different sizes of paperback?
Sweet Valley Twins by Francine Pascal (who know who really wrote them)
It's almost embarrassing now, but I DEVOURED these when I was 8-10. Looking at the synopses I think I read thru book 74. If you gave me a number, I could tell you the book title. In case anyone is interested they stopped at 118.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers - This has a fascinating representation into how the gods pre-Christianity were woven into the present day church as saints. Not the exact gods/saints represented in this book, but it was easier to get people to accept Christianity if they saw some of their own mythology within it. (ergo gargoyle's on churches to ward of evil spirits, Christmas lining up with Winter Solstice, etc).
I chose books plus a “classic” with similar themes to pair them with
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne)
I want to read more of all of Rainbow’s characters. I want to check in with Beth and Lincoln, and Jennifer and Mitch. Eleanor & Park need a sequel and while the hidden cameo by Cath and Levi in Landline was awesome I still want more. Reagan could honestly use her own book. Rainbow just writes characters I care about and want to be friends with.
Top 10 Tuesday - Top Ten Books Written in the Past 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading in 30 Years
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - There are so many social undertones to this book that are relevant and I can't see those not being relevant in the future.
Scarlet & Rhett from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – In my mind Rhett is the original bad boy who falls in love. This one is a heartbreaking swoon novel, because their relationship definitely develops slowly and naturally, but is doomed by each character’s pride.