Top Ten Tuesday

10 English Class Books That I Actually Liked

Even if you don't like English class that much, it's hard to go through twelve years of it and not find something that you genuinely enjoy. This is Top Ten Tuesday: 10 English Class Books I Actually Liked.

I was never all that crazy about English class. Which is a weird thing to say, because: I love reading. I love writing. I have a favorite literary device (Chekhov’s gun) AND a favorite grammatical device (zeguma). When I realized that Beth and Winnie were foils I actually screamed with excitement. But English class was […] Read more…

10 Books That I Want to Read This Summer

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This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. This summer is shaping up to be an action-packed adventure-of-a-lifetime type of summer, with trips to Cape Cod, Minnesota, Iceland (H*CKING ICELAND YOU GUYS) and the UK lined up. I’m super excited to go to new and familiar places, some of which are a […] Read more…

10 Kickass Fictional Mothers

This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. Last Sunday was Mother’s Day here in the States, which means that it’s time to celebrate moms and all that they do. And that includes fictional moms. While fictional moms tend to bite the dust in YA (and indeed most genres), here are […] Read more…

10 Things I Want to See More of in YA

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This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. There’s a lot that I’d like to see more of in books. Big things (more diversity! More addressing social issues!). Smol things (more Harry Potter references! Fewer dead pets!). I’m happy to say that a lot of the things that I want seem […] Read more…

10 Things I Hate in Books

10 things i hate in books

This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. At the risk of pointing out the painfully obvious, I love to read. However, reading all the time brings the risk of accidentally reading something that you hate. And then you become very, very salty. Like me. I’m basically Lot’s wife. But I […] Read more…