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Top Ten Tuesday #21: Something to Laugh About

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Ten Books that Made Me Laugh (or at least chuckle)

I thought I would have difficulty with this one since I don’t read humor or many books that are funny, but as I made the list, I thought of more books to add until I had 10.

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Top Ten Tuesday #20: Great 5-Star Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Ten Books I Rated 5 Stars

I altered this week’s topic a little because I don’t want to discuss recent books I’ve read, since I’ve either recently reviewed them or will do so soon and I don’t want to recycle the same books over and over. I intend for this blog to be a sort of reading journal (an idea I got from one of James’s posts at Auxiliary Memory) so whatever books I read, I will discuss on this blog.

The following are books I’ve read over the years and rated 5 stars. A few are fairly recent reads.

In Search of Lost Dragons

In Search of Lost Dragons by Élian Black’mor and Carine-E

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Top Ten Tuesday #19: Spring 2016 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts. I really wanted to do last week’s topic, which was about Spring TBRs, but I didn’t feel like doing it then. Plus, I forgot to do it. But, on a positive note, I’m much more in the mood to do a TBR this week and participate in this week’s topic. I usually stay away from TBRs because I hardly ever adhere to them, but I really want to do one now so here it is.

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Top Ten Tuesday #18: Wishes for My TBR Pile #12

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR

This is perfect for a Wishes for My TBR Pile post, which is a monthly post where I list and sometimes discuss the books I’ve discovered and would like to get.

I couldn’t minimize them to 10 so here are the top 14 books I would like to get soon and read (in no particular order).

The Sellout

The Sellout by Paul Beatty (March 3, 2015)

A biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty’s The Sellout challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality — the black Chinese restaurant.

Born in the “agrarian ghetto” of Dickens — on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles — the narrator of The Sellout resigns himself to the fate of lower-middle-class Californians: “I’d die in the same bedroom I’d grown up in, looking up at the cracks in the stucco ceiling that’ve been there since ’68 quake.” Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, he spent his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. He is led to believe that his father’s pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family’s financial woes, but when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, he realizes there never was a memoir. All that’s left is the bill for a drive-thru funeral.

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Top Ten Tuesday #17: Best Books of 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015

I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday post in a while, but since this week’s topic is something I was planning to do at the end of the year, I thought it best to hop on the bandwagon and do it now. These aren’t listed in any particular order, neither did I give them all 5 stars on Goodreads, some were given 4 or 4.5 stars.

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Top Ten Tuesday #16: A Bunch o’ Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Top ten quotes I loved from books I read in the past year or so

This week’s topic is a quotey one and I’m excited for it. I love quotes. I created a whole page on my blog just for them. Here are a few from books I read (in no particular order):

“The three foundations of learning: see much, study much, suffer much.”

— from Lloyd Alexander’s The Book of Three

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