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Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added to My TBR

If we’re friends on Goodreads, you know I’m constantly adding books to my TBR (to-be-read) list. I currently have over 500 books on that list, many of which have been waiting to be read since 2012, yet I’m constantly adding more to my TBR. Here are 10 books I’ve recently added to my TBR: 1.…

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Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR

  1. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, to satisfy the “read a Pulitzer Prize winner” assignment for the Read Harder Challenge (note: this was also on my Summer TBR, but I never got around to it!) 2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, to satisfy the “read a sci-fi book” assignment…

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Ten Finished Series I Have Yet to Finish

1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I know, I know. I should read them. Everyone my age has read them. I’m missing countless references and the joy of a Harry Potter-filled life. But 7-year-old me couldn’t get past the second book and I’ve never returned. 2. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. …

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Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From

1. Lemony Snicket/Daniel Handler (14 books) I’ve read the entire 13-book Series of Unfortunate Events, plus Why We Broke Up. 2. Andrew Clements (9 books) One of my favorites in my early novel-reading days. I’ve read Frindle, the Landry News, The Janitor’s Boy, The School Story, A Week in the Woods, The Report Card, The…

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Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

1. Mr. Penumbra from Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore 2. Liesel from The Book Thief 3. Anne from Diary of Anne Frank (I realize she’s not exactly a “character” but she loved words) 4. Alison Bechdel from Fun Home (also not exactly a character but she’s on the list anyway) 5. Piper Kerman from Orange is…

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Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity

Diversity in media is an issue that’s really important to me. Racial/ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and people with lower socioeconomic status appear far less often in books, especially those assigned in school (unless part of a curriculum unit surrounding that topic). Here are a few of my favorite books that celebrate diversity: 1.…

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Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

1. Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Around Christmastime, my friend and her sister asked if I could do a photoshoot of them so they could turn the images into a gift for their parents. I agreed, and they were nice enough to give me a gift in exchange, including this book (which was already on my…