TOP 10 TUESDAY: UNIQUE

April 11: Top Ten Of The Most Unique Books I’ve Read (topic originally done 4/14) Some variations: top ten unique sounding books on my TBR, top ten most unique books I’ve read in X genre, etc

Okay, so this was a really difficult prompt. I wanted to be strict with it, not just saying, ‘it’s unique because I loved it so much’ because honestly, I would have a list 50 books long. So I’e only managed 5 this week, but I think that each on has something really unique going for it.

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TOP 10 TUESDAY: SHORT STORIES

Read In One Sitting Theme: ten of the shortest books I’ve read, top ten books I read in one sitting, ten books to read when you are short on time, top ten books that will make you read the whole day away, etc.. From The Broke and the Bookish.

These are all relatively short stories that woul be perfect for padding out a reading challenge or two. They can all be easily read in one sitting, and are great stories anyway.

Peter Darling by Austin Chant
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
A Honeyed Light by Freddie Milano

 Hag in Exile by Rivka Aarons-Hughes
Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember

The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz
The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

TOP 10 TUESDAY: SPRING TBR

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR from The Broke and the Bookish.

Currently Reading
1. Soulless by Gail Carriger
2. A Gathering of Shadows by V E Schwab
3. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

ARCs
4. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
5. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
6. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
7. The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie

For the #diversereads2017 Monthly Challenge
8.Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

My Books
9. Timekeeper by Tara Sim
10. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace

What’s your TBR for spring? Have you read any of the ones on mine?

TOP 10 TUESDAY: Books I liked less

Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would (recently or all time) — or you could do something like books I liked more/less than everyone else. From The Broke and the Bookish.

My last review, for Heartless, was one where I seem to have felt really, really differently from the majority of reviewers, which got me thinking. So I decided to go for the ‘less than’ topic. Most of the books on this list, I don’t actually think are bad I just wasn’t as impressed as other reviewers, or as I had expected to be.

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TOP 5 TUESDAY: VALENTINES

All About Romance Tropes/Types — top ten favorite hate-to-love romances (from books or movies or tv), top ten favorite (or least favorite) instalove romances, favorite slow-burn romances, favorite starcrossed lovers, etc. etc. Can go so many ways with this one).. From The Broke and the Bookish.

So I thought that since a lot of my reviews have me whining about unnecessary romances (whether triangles, instalove or a**hole boyfriends) or complaining that I just don’t see the characters as a couple, I’d try and take the other tack this week.

5 Couples That Didn’t Get Together, That Should Have

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Micheal Cutter and Connie Rubirosa
Law and Order
I loved the UST between these two. I especially liked that he seemed he seemed more into her, rather than it be the girl with the heart-shaped eyes, but that it never got in the way of their respect as colleagues.  It doesn’t hurt that I personally think Alana de la Garza is one of the most gorgeous human beings alive.

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Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood
Harry Potter
Maybe I’ve read too much fanfiction, but I always just sort of assumed this eventually happened?

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Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter
Hannibal
Yes, they’re both deeply, deeply damaged, but their damage compliments each other? It’s massively over the line into creepy obsession, but they totally belong together.

Artemis Fowl and Holly Short
Artemis Fowl
Okay so there’s the age and species issues, but I can’t be the only one who saw a sort of chemistry in the later books? Maybe in a spin-off series where Artemis is older and Holly has to save him again?

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Sansa Stark and Margaery Tyrell
A Song of Ice and Fire
Sansa in my absolute fave, and tbh I ship her with about 5 different people, but how awesome would these two have been? They’d be adorably cute while coming up with awesome schemes to f**k up the Lannisters. Add in Dany, and you have the ultimate co-Queen team.

TOP 10 TUESDAY: Supporting Characters

Top Ten Books I Wish Had (More/Less) X In Them (the original idea came from Andi who suggested top ten books I wish had more kissing which I thought could be fun but also realize it might not be everyone’s thing! Could also be top ten books I wish had more diversity in them or top ten books I wish had less violence in them or less romance focus in them or top ten books I wish had more dragons in them. IDK! Have some fun with this one!). From The Broke and the Bookish.

Top 10 Supporting Characters I Wish Were Featured More.

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