Top Ten: Characters Who Remind Me of Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme was characters who remind me of me.

♥ Beth from Attachments
♥ Esther from The Bell Jar
♥ Eleanor from Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
♥ Ann from A Great and Terrible Beauty
♥ Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower

♥ Lizzie from Queen of Babble
♥ Jessica from Sloppy Firsts
♥ Betsy from Smart Girls like Me
♥ Melinda from Speak
♥ Tally from Uglies

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: Books Every Fan of Kick-Ass Ladies Should Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was ten books every x should read.

My top ten list is a two-fer: books to read if you like kick-ass ladies AND want to start a series. (Because, honestly, who doesn’t??)

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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!