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Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

Posted by Caitie F on March 17, 2015

Thanks to the wonderful people over at The Broke and the Bookish for hosting!

It is that time again, time to list the books I plan to read during the next season. I am historically terrible at these, but I read 6 out of the 10 of my winter list!

On to the next season – most of these are for challenges, but some are just books i want to get to.

1. One Wish by Robyn Carr

One Wish

I love this series and am so excited the read the most recent book!

2. The Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

Fall of Giants

This is a VERY long book, but I want to read it.

3. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

code name

So many people i trust have recommended this tot me. I need to read it.

4. Stiff by Mary Roach


So I can get some nonfiction into my spring!

5. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Blood of Olympus

I will be so sad when I am done with this series, but I need to finish it

6. Lead by Kylie Scott


This is my favorite romance series and I need to continue it.

7. The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley


I loved the first book in this series – the mix of contemporary and historical makes me so happy.

8. Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian by Avi Steinberg

Running BOoks

This just sounds like it is a non-fiction book I will love

9. The Map of Time by Felix J Palma

The Map of Time

So many people have told me I have to read this book.

10. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman


We own it and I want to read it. I should just do it!

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Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books

Posted by Caitie F on February 24, 2015

Thanks to those over at The Broke and Bookish for hosting! i skipped last week since it was a difficult topic, but this one is so easy, I think I could have easily made it into a Top 20!

1. Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass

She can literally kick anyone’s ass, but she still likes to wear pretty dresses. She is smart and well, just absolutely amazing.

2. Scout in To Kill a Mockingbid

Yes, i will be reading more from her this summer and I cannot wait.

3. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter

Will she be on everyone’s list? I would think so.

4. Eo from Red Rising

She is barely in the book, but her impact is felt all the way through. It felt like I knew exactly who she was.

5. Vin from Mistborn

If you’ve read Mistborn, then you know exactly why I picked her. If you haven’t, well you should go read it. She is a great character and the books is fantastic.

6. Juliette from Shatter Me

She isn’t the most likable character all the time, but she is complex and in the end, si one of my absolute favorite for those complexities.

7. Lara Jean from To All the Boys I Loved Before

She stuck with me for so long after I read this book. That voice! This is such a character-driven book 9even though the plot is great too).

8. Emma Sasha Silver from Blind.

This character is so realistic and authentic. I don’t know how an author who hasn’t been there managed to write a blind character so perfectly, but she did.

9. Macallan from Better off Friends

When I read this book, I felt like she was a friend of mine. .

10. Cath from Fangirl

I have said many times that this is one of my favorite books of all time, and so much of that is because of Cath.

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall TBR List

Posted by Caitie F on September 23, 2014

Thanks to the wonderful people over at Broke and the Bookish for hosting! On my old work blog I did one of these posts in the spring and another in the summer and wow did I fail spectacularly!  I read two of those books. Total. Not counting the picture books because…well I read those but they are picture books!

So this fall, I hope not to fail quite as badly. I probably will, but I can always try. At my first thinking of this list, it was VERY literary, so I am going to throw in some more fun reads.

1. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

mark of

This was on both lists. It is sitting on my table right now. I WILL read it this fall. After I get to my library books that is.

2. 11/22/63 by Stephen King


I have started this book! I really really love this book! Now just to finish this complete monster of a book.

3. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides


It’s part of my TBR challenge that I could actually complete this year. Plus everyone keeps saying i should read it.

4. The Litigators by John Grisham


Another book in that challenge that I just need to read already

5. The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder


The final book that I was to read this fall from that challenge! I can do this right? (Okay, there is one more, but my library doesn’t have it, so if I can’t find it, I still am claiming victory)

6. Little Princes by Conor Grennan


I need some nonfiction in my season.

7. Redshirts by John Scalzi


I love his blog and his twitter account and desperately want to read one of his books. This is the one we own, so this is the winner!

8. Night Owls by Lauren M Roy


Because I need to read some more genre fiction!

9. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Mass

crown of

Since i loved Throne of Glass

10. Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland


I own both of these books and haven’t read either. I really should, since if I like them, I know exactly who to pass them on to!


Have you read any of these? Which should I make my priority? Can I say I completed my TBR challenge even if I can’t find the last book? Let me know in the comments!

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Top Ten Book Characters That Would Sit at My Lunch Table

Posted by Caitie F on September 2, 2014

Sorry this post isn’t pretty – I am writing it on my phone in the car on the way home from visiting my parents in Ohio.

Thanks to the wonderful people over at The Broke and Bookish for hosting!

This week’s top ten list is back-to-school themed! I am making one rule- only one character per book series, or it would be ten Harry Potter characters. And I can pick adults too So if I could have ten character at my lunch table, they would be…

1. Hermione Granger

Do I even need to say why?

2. Lizzie Bennett from LBD

She would be so fun to hang out with and we could do reenactments of things.

3. Macallan from Better off Friends

She would bring the best lunches to share.

4. Atticus Finch

I know, weird match with everyone else, but he would give great life advice.

5. Arya Stark

I would NEVER get on her bad side, but she would make out table a little dangerous and would teach us all to use needle.

6. Thursday Next from The Eyre Affair

She can jump into the stories of books. That is just awesome.

7. Georgie from Landline

She is incredibly smart and clever. I think we would get along really well and I want to know more about her job.

8. Beth from Attachments

While I was reading this book, I wanted to spend time with her and I think the lunch table would be more interesting with her there!

9. Isaac from TFIOS

We would really get along and he would be a good friend to have around. He would also compliment the others well.

10. Mia from the Princess Diaries

She is sweet, smart, and really funny I bet she would be a great lunchtime companion!!

Who would be at your lunch table?

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Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me I Need to Read

Posted by Caitie F on August 19, 2014

Thanks as always to the lovelies over at The Broke and Bookish for hosting!

This week’s topic is books people have been telling me to read. This is going to be a MUCH different list than it would have been two months ago, because I have recently read five or six books that people have been telling me to read for a long time! So I have to dig a little deeper for this one and there is not much YA on here.

1. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo


It is my husband’s favorite book. It is one of my favorite musicals. But…it has, no joke, over forty pages on the Paris sewer systems. I want to read it…but how be it be a great book if you can skim hundreds of pages!

2. 11/22/63 by Stephen King


We bought this book the day it came out and I really love Stephen King. I just need to finish my library books! And not request anymore…

3. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


This is a newer book, but everyone I know who has read it has loved it.

4. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach



One of my best friends read this book a couple months ago and mentions it every time I see her! I have a feeling once I read it I will want to read ALL the books Mary Roach has written.Though I hate the cover.

5. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente


Another friend of mine LOVES Catherynna Valente. I have read some of her adult work and she is incredibly talented. I think I will love this series even more.

6. Night Owls by Lauren Roy


A friend of mine is the editor of this book, so obviously I want to read it. But I also want to get into urban fantasy and several people said this is a great starting point!

7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


I know the retellings. I fangirled over Lizzie Bennet Diaries. But I still haven’t read the source and everyone says I must!

8. The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma


All of my friends that like science fiction and fantasy have told me to read this book. It sounds right up my alley too!

9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood


SO many friends have told me to read this. I know I will love it, so I should just get on it already!

10. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon


Another book that has been recommended by a ton of IRL friends.


Do people constantly recommend any of these books to you? Do you recommend any of these books to me as well? Let me know in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I’m Not Sure I Want to Read

Posted by Caitie F on August 12, 2014

Thanks to the lovely bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish for hosting!

My TBR is a mile long, so I start looking at it a little more closely. Do I REALLY want to read this book/series? Here are ten I am starting to be on the fence about…

1. The Diviners by Libba Bray


This may surprise a lot of you. I ADORE Libba Bray. I think she is a brilliant writer. I just don’t want to be in the middle of yet another ongoing series.

2. More books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Yep, I have read SO MANY of these books. It is my guilty pleasure series, my go to when I want a little happiness or tears. But they are just so cheesy and cliche that I feel like reading them makes me lose my reputation (not even sure why I am admitting to it here!).

3. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett


These books are monsters – about 1000 pages each! But I have heard such wonderful things about them. But that is a LOT of pages.

4. Fallen by Lauren Kate


this is still on my list because i have heard good things from some people I trust, but I do NOT like angel books.

5. Classics

I have been working on the 1001 Books You must Read Before You Die list for a while (and am not doing so well on it). Part of me wants to give up because there are SO many books, but I wouldn’t have read some books and authors that have become my favorites without it.

6. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson


I have read so many great reviews of this book and I think I will like it, but it is long and seems like it will be very time consuming.

7. Richelle Mead’s series.

Again, a lot of people I trust love these books, but I feel kind of over vampires. I don’t know if I should start. And if I do, there are a LOT of books in the series!

8. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova


This is another really long book that i Haven’t gotten to. On this one, I feel like I just missed it by not reading it when it came out. People talked about it so much then. I may love it, but I missed all the buzz and excitement.

9. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer


This has been on my list for years and I almost took it off a while ago, werewolves tend to not be my thing. But then I read The Inventor’s Secret and was blown away, so I am thinking I want to try her previous books.

10. The Selection by Kiera Cass


I have heard so many hit and miss things about this series that I should just decide for myself, but I just don’t pick up the first book when looking for my next read.

What should I do? Should I keep them on my list and my shelves or are there any i can just give up on?

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Top Ten Favorite Classics

Posted by Caitie F on July 1, 2014

Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting and picking such great topics! This week’s topic is top ten favorite classics. I just went with the traditional classic for this one. In no particular order, except for the first one as it is my favorite book of all time! I have no included plays, or it would be almost all plays.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee



2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen


3. 1984 by George Orwell


4. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne


5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


6. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury


7. Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald


8. Candide by Voltaire


9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


10. Persuasion by Jane Austen


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