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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Ten Books We Hope to Read This Winter

Ricki

1. American Street by Ibi Zoboi

This book has been on my to-read list for far too long.

2. History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

I am interested in incorporating this book into my Adolescents’ Literature course next year. I think it might be a good fit for our week that we talk about grief.

3. Dear Martin by Nic Stone

The only reason I haven’t read this sooner is that I can’t find the box that I packed it in. We moved this summer, and this is really cramping my reading style. 😉

4. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

I am quite intrigued by this book, and I want to read it this winter.

5. Refugee by Alan Gratz

I just got this book on Audible, and I can’t wait to listen to it!

Kellee

These are all books my students have asked me to read “soon!”

1. Young Elites by Marie Lu

Students keep on trying to spoil this one for me because they just want to chat about it, so I need to read it so I can be as excited as they are!

2. Rebels by Accident by Patricia

One of my students is Egyptian and says very rarely does she feel reflected in a book but that Rebels by Accident does just that. How can I deny reading this when she sells it to me that way?!

3. Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

Mark of the Dragonfly is on our state list for this year, and I have tried listening to the audiobook, but I was just not having much success; however, a student who I’ve had for 3 years swears to me that I will love it. I promised her I’d read it during break.

4. Randoms by David Liss

Randoms is the longest book on our state book list but it is also the one book I haven’t heard anything negative about. I will finish all 15 books on the SSYRA list, but I want to read this one soon because I want to promote it to help get it more readers who will love it, and I also promised a few of my readers I’d read it soon.

5. Prisoner of Ice & Snow by Ruth Lauren

One of my 7th graders is so enthusiastic about this book, and I promised her that I would find time for it soon.

What books do you plan to read this winter? 

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Ten Characters Who Would Make Great Leaders

Ricki

1. Lupita from Under the Mesquite

She does a great job leading her siblings.

2. Lydia from The Serpent King

She isn’t very well-liked by her peers, but she would be a fearless leader.

3. Fadi from Shooting Kabul

Fadi is brave and determined to find his sister. He’d make a great leader.

4. Tyrell from Tyrell

Tyrell is a natural leader.

5. Natasha from The Sun Is Also a Star

When Natasha finds out she is going to be deported, she doesn’t take no for an answer. She would be a phenomenal leader.

Kellee

So, I wasn’t really sure what direction I wanted to go with for this TTT post, but I decided that I was going to focus on characters that I would want to be my Student Council President if they were running in high school.

1. Risa from the Unwind Dystology

I would know that Risa would get what was needed done while not going against her conscience.

2. Aven from Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

Aven is hilarious and smart, and I know she would be a great leader (not to mention that she wouldn’t let any obstacle stop her from succeeding).

3. Florian Bates from the T.O.A.S.T series by James Ponti

If Florian can help the FBI, think of what he could do for a school!!

4. Alex Rider from the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz

And Alex keeps saving the world with the help of MI6, why not save a high school from bad policies?!

5. Robyn from Shadows of Sherwood by Kekla Magoon

Even after losing everything, Robyn keeps her head on straight and focuses on making the decisions that need to be made. Just think if this was in a high school situation instead of life-and-death?!

Which characters do you think would make great leaders? 

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Ten Books To Read on Halloween

Ricki

1. Shivery Shades of Halloween: A Spooky Book of Colors by Mary McKenna Siddals

2. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

3. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

4. The Merciless by Danielle Vega

5. Monster Trouble by Lane Fredrickson

Kellee

Here are five picture books that are perfect to read during the Halloween season!

1. Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson

2. Five Black Cats by Patricia Hegarty

3. Goldfish Ghost by Lemony Snicket

4. I Am (Not) Scared by Anna Kang

5. Little Monsters by Jan Pieńkowski

What are your favorite Halloween reads? 

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Ten Unique Book Titles

Ricki

I am so bummed that Kellee got to this post before me. I was so excited to use The Smell of Other People’s Houses. I can definitely find five others, though!

1. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

3. By the Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters

4. Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltras

5. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Kellee

Here are five unique book titles of books I loved!
(Although for all of the titles, the uniqueness makes complete sense once you read the book.)

1. Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

2. The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

4. The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

5. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

What are your favorite unique book titles? 

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Ten Books that Feature Food

Ricki

1. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Macy joins the Wish Catering crew. Amidst all of the goodness of this book are some delicious treats. 😉

2. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

This text is Lucy’s memoir in graphic novel form. Food is at the center of this book, and it’s also a wonderful coming-of-age story. This is one of my favorite graphic novels.

3. See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles

Fern’s family’s restaurant is at the center of this text, and this influences the family dynamic. Just thinking about this novel makes me emotional. It is a very moving text.

4. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Lia counts every calorie that goes into her mouth. While food isn’t featured in a positive light in this text, it is most certainly the center of everything in Lia’s world.

5. Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Jolly is a single mother, and as the book summary states, LeVaughn helps her “make lemonade out of the lemons her life has given her.” I love this cover. I can’t even remember if there is actual lemonade in the book, but when I think of this book, I think of the vivid lemon on the cover.

Kellee

1. Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

In the midst of this crazy and tough-to-read-at-times mystery, Kacey learns to love food and cook. She even considers going to culinary school in her future. Kacey also works at her stepmother’s restaurant and her stepmother also cooks in the book.

2. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Hudson loves to bake and there are so many delicious cupcakes mentioned throughout the book–you’ll be drooling as you read!

3. Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington

The mention of food in Courage for Beginners is different than in the first two I mentioned. When Mysti’s dad ends up in the hospital, her agoraphobic mom still will not leave the house and food becomes scarce. They even break into their emergency food box. I struggled with Mysti’s hunger and sudden push to have to be the adult in the family.

4. Cucumber Quest: The Doughnut Kingdom by Gigi D.G.

The whole setting of this book is food!

5. Rutabaga the Adventure Chef by Eric Colossal

Rutabaga uses his cooking to overcome obstacles and hunger pains!

Honorary. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Food and drinks is mentioned throughout the series, specifically by the Weasley brothers who seem to have an endless appetite.  I mean, they’ve even made food from the world of Harry Potter for Universal!

Which books have yummy food mentioned that you love? 

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Ten Favorite Picture Books about Autumn

Ricki

Kellee did her half of the post first, and she used some of the more obvious autumn books. So I am going to include books that either remind me of autumn or are set in autumn.

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

2. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

3. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

4. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson

5. Frederick by Leo Lionni

Kellee

These books are perfect to celebrate the start of autumn!

1. Little Tree by Loren Long

2. Autumn: A Pop-Up Book by David A. Carter

3. One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me by John Mickos, Jr. 

4. Little Elliot, Fall Friends by Mike Curato

5. Penguin and Pumpkin by Salina Yoon

Which autumn picture books are your favorites? 

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Ten Favorite Significant Others in Books

Ricki

1. Dante in Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Gosh, I love Dante with every fiber of my being. When I think of him, I think of the scene where he is holding the wounded bird in the middle of the street. He feels so real to me.

2. Oscar Ralph in I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Oscar seems like the average, brooding love interest. Readers immediately realize that this is quite untrue. He has great depth, and he sticks out to me as one of my favorite love interests of all time.

3. Dexter from The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

I remember reading this book in college. When we came in the next day, someone said Dexter’s name, and we all smile. I adore this character.

4. Natasha from The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

I’d love to be Natasha in my next life. She feels very empowering for me. I love how she is unafraid and resilient to the world.

5. Novisha in Tyrell by Coe Booth

I haven’t read this book in several years, but I immediately thought of Novisha. I remember her being a great human being.

Kellee

1. Day from the Legend series by Marie Lu

The Legend series’s romantic elements are very much a dystopian Romeo and Juliet and is sometimes as heartbreaking as the Shakespearean play, but you cannot help but love Day all the way through.

2. Alexei from Embassy Row series by Ally Carter

I love Alexei and the love story in this series. Some people don’t, but to them I say BAH! I say Alexei is the perfect example of a bad boy who isn’t actually bad, so I’m just glad he’s a good example of a guy.

3. Gpa from The Last True Love Story by Brendan Kiely

Gpa is losing memories of his wife who died a couple of years ago, and all he wants to do is return to their first kiss location. I loved hearing about Gpa’s love story. (I do love Teddy in this book, too!)

4. Finn from Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Guys in high school don’t always have to be horrible, and Finn is a perfect example of a flawed and realistic but good guy.

5. Angie in Call Me By My Name by John Ed Bradley

In Louisiana in the 1960s, Angie is not supposed to love Tater. But she does and she doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. She is his biggest advocate and love him.

Which bookish significant others do you love?

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