Top Ten: Early Reviews

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme was the first ten books I reviewed.

Before I had a blog, it took a lot for me to write a review, mostly because it was just easier not to, you know? Below are ten books that I felt were worth it, reviewed on Goodreads from January 2011 to April 2012.

The Accidental Proposal by Matt Dunn
All Clear by Connie Willis
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Ex-Girlfriends United by Matt Dunn
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Top Ten: Book-to-Movie Adaptations I Still Need to Watch

logo-TopTenTuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was book-to-movie adaptations I still need to watch / to which I’m looking forward. And, since I have so many freakin’ films on my to-watch list, the following are ones that have come out within the last year (or so).

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Beasts of No Nation, based on Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala

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Dark Places, based on Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

ttt_DiaryOfATeenageGirl

The Diary of a Teenage Girl, based on The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures by Phoebe Gloeckner

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Foxcatcher, based on Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold by Mark Schultz

ttt_Mockingjay

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, based on Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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The Martian, based on The Martian by Andy Weir

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Paper Towns, based on Paper Towns by John Green

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Room, based on Room by Emma Donoghue

ttt_TheoryOfEverything

The Theory of Everything, based on Travelling to Infinity by Jane Hawking

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Unbroken, based on Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Five Favorite: YA Series

“Five Favorite” is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite “x”. Sometimes they’re relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they’re not. It’s an all-around fun excuse to give my 100% amazingly awesome opinion. To see previous (and future) topics, click here. To participate, scroll all the way down.

There’s just something about series, you know? Something about getting to read more of your favorite character(s) while they inhabit your favorite world. Man, I just love ’em. Here are my five favorite for young adults.

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Gemma Doyle by Libba Bray

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Jessica Darling by Megan McCafferty

(So… the publisher decided to revamp the series’ cover design right when Perfect Fifths came out – which is all well and good EXCEPT THAT I grew up with the original covers and wanted to complete my set!!!)

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

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Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Have your own five favorite young adult series? Share them! Post them to your blog, link back to this post, and then comment letting me know!