Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: FAVES

http://www.brokeandbookish.com/2015/03/top-ten-tuesday-all-time-favorite-books.html


As always, hosted by the lovelies at The Broke and the Bookish!

Today's topic is UTTER FAVORITES. From the last three years. I will interpret that time span rather loosely because this is my blog and I make my own rules. 

Let's roll!

(Covers link to Goodreads)
(Also, these are not in any particular order. I don't like ranking things.)

1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

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2. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
This is technically three books but who cares. Remember what I said about me making my own rules?

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3. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
I read this a bunch of years ago, but then I reread it in Summer 2013, so it counts.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23000569-les-miserables

4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Another reread.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10210.Jane_Eyre

5. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
And another one.

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6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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7. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
This one's been around four or five years since I read it, but on the list it goes! It's too superb to overlook.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7126.The_Count_of_Monte_Cristo

8. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

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9. Persuasion, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
 I really like all of Jane Austen's books - well, Edmund from Mansfield Park and I are not exactly on the best of terms with each other - but Persuasion, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility are my top three.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2156.Persuasion?from_search=true   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6969.Emma?from_search=true   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14935.Sense_and_Sensibility?from_search=true 

 10. The Adventures of Winnie The Pooh by A. A. Milne
Though I may not have entirely reread it, I've definitely cracked it open a few times to siphon out some wisdom during moments of scholarly despair.



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 Now it's your turn! Tell me what your favorite books are! Do any of them overlap?

~Sophia



27 comments:

  1. I loved Code Name Verity so much. I'm a huge fan of historical fiction, and Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire are two of the most painfully honest historically fiction books I've ever read. I love how both books focus so much on the power of friendship. The Book Thief was also amazing, mainly because of the unique writing style, and the feels-inducing aspect of it all. And of course I love Jane Austen's books. I've only read Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, but I fell in love with the wry humor that Austen uses in her books. I don't usually expect that from classics.

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    1. I haven't read Rose Under Fire yet, but I plan to very shortly! Those two books are extraordinarily unique.

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  2. I love your choices! I really need to get around to reading The Golem and the Jinni and Code Name Verity. Hopefully I'll get at least one of them done this year.
    Edmund frustrates me as well in Mansfield Park. I like him a lot but seriously!
    http://youmeandacupofteablog.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-books-you-would-classify-as-all.html

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    1. If you have to choose, read Code Name Verity first. The Golem and the Jinni is good, but Code Name Verity is... something different, and something inexplicable.

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  3. Awesome list! Code Name Verity is one that I have had on my shelf for so long. I really need to pick it up and finally give it a read soon! I hope you have a great week; I am a new follower! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Oh welcome! Sorry I took so long to respond - you found me right before I disappeared for a great hiatus of schoolwork. :-(
      But now I'm back and I hope you'll find my posts enjoyable!

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  4. I've only read your numbers 4 and 9(Jane Eyre is one of my Top Ten). Love ALL of Jane Austen's work, of course.

    And Winnie the Pooh. Oh my goodness! I haven't read it, but A.A. Milne quotes are the best!

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    1. Oh you must read Winnie the Pooh! It's so remarkably clever. :-)

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  5. I love Gone With the Wind and The Count of Monte Cristo. My dad told me they were too big of books but I never cared. They are great! Thanks for sharing this list.
    Amanda

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    1. WHAT I am mildly angry at your dad now. :-P

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  6. I feel like we're book soul mates. I have books 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, and 10 on your list and I really like Jane Austen books too. I've only read Pride and Prejudice but I'm reading Emma and I just love her. I really want to read Les Miz but it's so scary looking I just don't know where to start! I tried reading it but I couldn't even make a dent in it. I also want to read Gone With the Wind!

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    1. Soul Mates! *hi fives*
      I'd say start with Gone with the Wind. It moves faster than Les Miz.

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  7. Fabulous list! I swear I'm working on getting the Raven Cycle! I honestly can't wait to read the first three books, the fourth one has still to come out, right?

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    1. Yeah, it's coming out this fall. *hyperventilates*

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  8. RULES ARE FOR THE WEAK. *hi fives* I love Maggie Stiefvater. SURPRISE! I bet no one knew that. *nods sagely* And The Book Thief, of course. I'm still sticky-taping back my heart after that one. AND YES TO CODE NAME VERITY. I don't know if I like it or Rose Under Fire better...they are both so incredible and feels stabbing. *wails*

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    1. I have yet to read Rose Under Fire, but I will read it VERY soon. Like actually this weekend. I'm kind of scared.

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  9. Ah Les Mis. I have a very deep love of all things Les Mis.

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    1. I think we will get along very nicely.

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  10. Jane Eyre and Book Thief were both great! :) I've seen more of the classics in my sister's room (Jane Austen books, Les Mis, Gone with the Wind, etc.) and I know that those are some heavy-duty books, so it's cool that you like them so much! The only overlap I can see would be Jane Eyre, probably—Book Thief simply wasn't my cup of tea.

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    1. Aww Book Thief definitely has a certain style that can either make you fall in love with it - or the opposite. I'm glad you like Jane Eyre though! And if you want to try out some of the other ones, I'd say go with Jane Austen. Those aren't as "heavy-duty" as they look - they're Jane Eyre level. :-)

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  11. I've only read three of the books on the list but most of the others are ones I've been thinking of reading soon. The Book Thief is just the best thing since store bought frosting. And I loved seeing Les Mis in NY, but want to make sure I read it eventually. Then I want to try to read through all things Jane Austen. Look at what you've done! You've talked me into adding even more to my TBR! ;)

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    1. MWAHAHA LOOK AT WHAT I'VE DONE. This makes me very very happy. :-)

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  12. You should definitely come reread Gone with the Wind this summer:

    https://alittlejournalaboutbooks.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/announcing-a-readalong-gone-with-the-wind-may-1-through-july-31/

    (You & I are blog friends. I just have a different pen name now. So I can definitely leave a link in your comment box. It's the code!) :)

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    1. Oooh yay you're back! I'm so glad. And I would love to reread Gone with the Wind with you this summer, except I just reread it LAST summer. And I have way too much on my tbr to have only a year between rereads, unfortunately. I will follow your posts religiously though! :-)

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    2. YAY! You can imagine you are reading it with us! :) (I thought I signed up for notification on comments, but I'm just seeing this. Sorry!) :-)

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  13. CODE NAME VERITY! (Wait a second, I think there's something in my eye...) Such a sad and powerful book, and the characters are ones I don't think I'll ever forget. ♥ Have you read Rose Under Fire? Same with The Book Thief. xD

    And Les Mis! OMG I LOVE THAT BOOK! I'm an actress, so reading this was like putting my two greatest loves (reading and theater) into one. The characters, the writing and the moral all combine to make something absolutely unforgettable.

    Thanks for sharing Sophia, and, as always, fabulous post! ♥

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

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    1. I am actually planning to read Rose Under Fire in the next few days. It's been sitting on my shelf long enough!

      LES MIS IS BEAUTIFUL. Have you ever been in a production of it? I would love to. I've done some musical theater (only ensemble stuff though) and being a part of Les Miz would be so spectacular. <3

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