Top Ten Books I Read In High School – Top Ten Tuesday

Am I the only person that enjoyed some of the assigned reading??? Probably. Anyway, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday was a free choice, so I decided to do this in honor of me starting my freshman year of college!


1. The Odyssey by Homer

Top Ten books I Read in High School - Top Ten Tuesday
I really love Greek and Roman Mythology so i was the only person in my class who was excited to read this behemoth.

2. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

Top Ten books I Read in High School - Top Ten Tuesday
Probably the one of the weirdest books I read in high school. But it’s a Greek tragedy so that’s kind of expected.

3. Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

Top Ten books I Read in High School - Top Ten Tuesday
Did I mention that I love Greek mythology? And Greece in General.

4. Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Top Ten books I Read in High School - Top Ten Tuesday
I’ve not read very many Shakespeare plays but this one is my favorite. Lady Macbeth is the best shakespeare character ever!

5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Top Ten books I Read in High School - Top Ten Tuesday
Who doesn’t like The Great Gatsby?

6. A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Top Ten books I Read in High School - Top Ten Tuesday
Tennessee Williams is an amazing story teller. This is the best play I read in High School. It covers a lot of heavy topics but its amazing. And yes, I did read this edition with a shirtless Marlon Brando… I actually made a shirt for him by drawing over a notecard and taping it over the book cover lol.

7. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Top Ten books I Read in High School - Top Ten Tuesday
I read this book in 5th grade so technically it doesn’t count but shhhh.

8. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Top Ten books I Read in High School - Top Ten Tuesday
I’m pretty sure that this is the only book that has ever made me cry.

9. I Never Had It Made by Jackie Robinson

Top Ten books I Read in High School - Top Ten Tuesday
I actually really like sports history, and I’d recommend it to anyone else who likes sports history, baseball, black history, or Jackie Robinson.

10. The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Top Ten books I Read in High School - Top Ten Tuesday
We had to read this my junior year and I thought I was going to hate it but my best friend said I would love it. She was right. Even if you have a hard time reading “olde english” type books the drama in The Crucible is very easy to see.

11. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Top Ten books I Read in High School - Top Ten Tuesday
Everyone knows that this is a really important piece of literature but it’s also really really good.

I’d love to hear all about your Top Ten Tuesday (a bookish meme hosted every Tuesday by The Broke and The Bookish). Feel free to leave your TTT down in the comments and let me know what you thought about mine!

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Top Ten Finished Series That I Have Yet To Finish – Top Ten Tuesday

I have a lot of unfinished series but don’t we all? No? Oh, okay…


1. Mara Dyer Trilogy

Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
I read the first book in the Mara Dyer series and I loved it. I’m just waiting until my local Half Price Books has the paper back versions of the last two books so I can finish the Trilogy.

2. Uglies Series

Uglies
I read Uglies and Pretties last year, but I never got around to Specials or Extras. I own all of the books, I just haven’t felt like reading them.

3. Divergent Series

divergent
Loved Divergent, but I was only able to read the first couple of pages of Insurgent before I put it down. And then someone spoiled the ending of Allegiant for me so I found no point in continuing the series.

4. Matched Trilogy

Matched
THIS WAS A STUPID BOOK. I read a couple pages of Crossed before I gave up and sold it. I will not finish this series.

5. The Clique Series

The Clique
I devoured these books when I was in middle school, but I think I only made it to the 7th book before I outgrew it. If I were to find the entire series at a thrift store or garage sale, I might buy and finish them for the nostalgia.

6. Gallagher Girls Series

id tell you ily but then i'd have to kill you
I read the first book my freshman year of highschool and I only read half of the second book. I won’t be coming back to it (unless I were to find the whole series for cheap, like I said with The Clique Series)

7. The Tiger Saga

Tiger's Curse
At the time that I read Tiger’s Curse I was obsessed with it but when I got around to reading the sequel, I had outgrown it. I will not be finishing it. (Edit: I guess the last book in the series hasn’t come out yet, as the date has been pushed back many times but let’s just pretend it’s a finished series.)

8. Fins Series

Forgive my fins
This book series is very lighthearted and shallow, but the first book was a bit of a guilty pleasure. I’m not dying to read the rest of the Fins series but I might come back to it.

9. Crank Trilogy

Crank
Crank was the first Ellen Hopkins book I ever read but I didn’t feel it necessary to read the entire Crank trilogy. I won’t be coming back it.

10. The Elysium Chronicles

Renegade
I bought the first book on my Ipad because it was really inexpensive and now I know why. I won’t be finishing the Elysium Chronicles. The first book had potential but was ruined by flat characters and bad writing.

I’d love to hear all about your Top Ten Tuesday (a bookish meme hosted every Tuesday by The Broke and The Bookish). Feel free to leave your TTT down in the comments and let me know what you thought about mine!

Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With- Top Ten Tuesday

Characters I Didn’t Click With

1. Literally Every Character in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

2. Kyle Kingsbury from Beastly by Alex Flinn

beastly

3. Matthew Turner from Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

Rumble

4. Every Character in Fendi, Ferragamo, and Fangs by Julie Kenner

Fendi Ferragamo and Fangs

5. Vanessa from The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban

6. Duncan from The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban

the tragedy paper
Sensing a theme?

7. Gavin Hunter from Renagade by J.A. Souders

Renegade

8. Daniel bar Jamin from The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

The Bronze Bow

9. Eric from Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Midwinterblood is very complex so, let's just say that I didn't connect with Eric sometimes...
Midwinterblood is very complex so, let’s just say that I didn’t connect with Eric sometimes…

10. Clay Jensen from Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

13 Reasons why

I would love to hear about all of your picks for this Top Ten Tuesday (a bookish meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish).

Top Ten Books On My Syllabus If I Taught “Fluffy Contemporary YA 101” – Top Ten Tuesday

It’s more like a Top Five Tuesday for me this week but shhhhh, it’s okay.


Fluffy Contemporary YA 101

1. To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All The Boys I've Loved before

2. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

P.S I Still Love You

3. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door

4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl

5. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

TSPOLAFS

I would love to hear about all of your picks for this Top Ten Tuesday (a bookish meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish).

Top Ten Fairytale Retellings – Top Ten Tuesday

Read

1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – Sci-Fi retelling of Cinderella

2. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer - Sci-fi retelling of Red Ridinghood
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer – Sci-Fi retelling of Red Riding Hood

3. Cress by Marissa Meyer

Cress by Marissa Meyer - Sci-Fi retelling of Repunzel
Cress by Marissa Meyer – Sci-Fi retelling of Repunzel

4. Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

Till We Have Faces
Till We Have Faces by C.S Lewis – Retelling of the greek myth of Cupid and Psyche

Want To Read

5. Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer - Sci-Fi Retelling of Snow White
Winter by Marissa Meyer – Sci-Fi retelling of Snow White

6. Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Fairest by Marissa Meyer - Sci-Fi retelling of The Evil Queen
Fairest by Marissa Meyer – Sci-Fi retelling of The Evil Queen

7. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter - Apocalyptic retelling of Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter – Apocalyptic retelling of Alice in Wonderland

8. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - New Adult Fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast...with fairies?
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – New Adult Fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast…with fairies?

9. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

Summer of Chasing Mermaids
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler – Contemporary YA retelling of The Little Mermaid

10. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

Scarlet by A.C. Guaghen - Fantasy retelling of Robin Hood
Scarlet by A.C. Guaghen – Fantasy retelling of Robin Hood

I would love to hear about all of your picks for this Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish).