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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Discussion: Why I Should Read More Historical Fiction

History – the study of past events, particularly in human affairs.

There’s no doubt that contemporary and fantasy are my go-to book. I never want to limit myself to one particular genre so I’ll read anything and everything that interests me. I’ve not read many historic fiction books but the ones I have read have all been hits. As always, I have to be in the right mood to read historical fiction, but every time I’ve immersed myself in that genre I’ve always enjoyed it. So here are the reasons I should take the time to read more historical fiction titles.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Read the Day Away

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

There is no better feeling than being so immersed in a book that you simply lose all track of time. These books are what I call my addictive reads. These are the books that you simply cannot put down and even when you have to your mind is still pre-occupied by the book. Here are my 10 books to read the day away.

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Top Ten Tuesday: New to me Authors 2016

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

2016 has been a good year for me in terms of reading books by new to me authors. I had heard of a lot of the books and this was the year I finally picked up the books and read them.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Quotes from Books I’m Thankful For.

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 a Thanksgiving freebie. Now, I don’t celebrate thanksgiving but I have plenty to be thankful for. However, my brain has gone into shutdown mode, so instead of listing everything I’m thankful for I’ve decided to treat you all to some of my favourite quotes from the books I’ve read this year and am very thankful for. 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set Outside of the USA.

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

Books have a tendency to make my wanderlust go wild. While I love books that are set in the US, there’s always something refreshing about reading a book that explores a different country, lifestyle and culture. So here are my top 10 books that are set outside of the USA.

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Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

28103790Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Publication Date: 
February 4th 2016 by Puffin
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre:
Historic, Young Adult, World War II.
Find: 
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Goodreads Summary
Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets. 

Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war. 

As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. 

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