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Top Ten Books I Liked More/Less Than I Thought I Would


Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list top ten books I liked more/less than I thought I would.

Expectations are always so damning, aren’t they. So many times I go into a good book with great expectations, and end up disappointed. At other times, I read a book that seems just about ok, and then end up surprised and amazed by the book. It may not be a particularly good book, but because my expectations were low, I end up loving it.

Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Best Books of the Year so far


Wow! It’s mid-year already! I am always taken by surprise by how quickly the time seems to fly. I still feel like it just turned May.

However, mid-year it is, and the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list the top ten books we’ve read so far in 2015.

Ten Best Books of the Last Three Years


Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list the ten books that we’d class as our all time favorite books within the last 3-5 years. This could be pretty hard, or extremely easy, let’s see.

Turned out, it was easier than I thought. While scanning my reading list page where I jot down all the books I’ve read, certain books just leaped out at me, those books that were so so good that I just couldn’t put them down, that I remember even after quite some time has passed.

The Secret History


Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession ...

Top Ten Books That Would Make a Great Book Club Pick


This is my first 2015 top ten Tuesday post. I don’t know why, but I have been a but unmotivated to do tag/meme posts, but this one was so much fun, I saw this prompt and immediately had half a dozen book choices that I just had to share with you all.

I really like books that are very ambiguous and/or divisive in nature as book club choices. It’s no fun when everyone like or hates a particular book. A little heated (but respectful, of course 😉 ) argument about a book is always such fun.

Keeping that in mind, here are some books that I think would make some great book club choices.

Top Ten Books of 2014


Hooboy, where did the year go? I just don’t know where it flew by and now I have to answer tough questions such as which were the best books of the year, the best posts, and all that jazz.

In this post, I am going to talk about the top ten books that stayed lodged in my brains – either for the wonderful writing, or the world-building, or the plotting.

Surprisingly, most of my favorites fall in the literary fiction category.

Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Great Authors I Discovered in 2014


Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list ten new to us authors I discovered in 2014.

I read a lot of new to me authors in 2014, some of them were genuinely new (as in début authors), but more often than not, they were well-established writers whose books I never read till now.