Top Ten Tuesday: The Leaders

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

This week is all about the leaders. It’s about the characters that have that charisma and ability to take charge, in the good and bad moments. Some characters fall into this role naturally, but others find that they are unwittingly thrust into a position they never wanted. Here are the characters that I feel are or would make great leaders.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Unique Book Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

I love a good book title. I love discovering the underlying meaning of the title and how it relates to the story or the characters. Some of the titles in this list might not sound very unique, but the I’m chosing them because they sounds interesting and are significance to the story.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ultimate Book Boyfriends

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

This week is all about the characters that make you swoon. There’s plenty to choose from, but some of them just take the swoon to new heights. These are the guys that I wish I could pull out of the book and into my life.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books Published 5+ Years Ago

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

This week takes us back to the past, where we look at the books we read that were published a while back. This topic is again a stark reminder of how time flies and I couldn’t believe how old some of these books are. Here are the books I love that were published at least 5 years ago.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Back to School Special

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Confession. I was not a reader in school. In fact my “great rebellion” was to not read the required books that was set for our class, well until I had no choice but to read it. Why? Because I hated being told what I could or couldn’t read. Plus with every book I was conscious of the fact that I had to analyse and decode the book and because of that I never felt like I could just read the book for the sake of enjoy it.

So, for this weeks Back to School freebie, instead of setting a required reading list, I thought I’d post a recommended back to school reading list. There’s a little bit of everything in this list so that you can pick and chose a book that suits your reading preferences.

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Review: The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

13453868The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
Publication Date:
August 14th 2012 by Candlewick Press
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Goodreads Summary
Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca – but five years have passed, and now it’s Thomas Mackee who needs saving. After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign city, Tom watched his family implode. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered, including the girl he can’t forget.
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Discussion: Why I Read Contemporary

Contemporary – living or occurring at the same time.

Contemporary books have always been a go-to of mine. I can find a contemporary book to fit any occasion. From the fluffy romances, to the exploration of our complex world, contemporary books have a lot to offer us. Here are the qualities I love most in a contemporary novel.

Reality

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