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top ten tuesday

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: Top Ten If You Like ______. 

Ricki

Ten books you will like if you enjoy Reality TV (like me!).

1. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

There is no drama in this novel. It is an honest portrayal of depression and inspired by the author’s own hospitalization. Unlike reality TV, this book feels very real.

2. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

This stunning text has cooky characters and very real situations. It is the best memoir I have ever read, and I think lovers of Reality TV will appreciate the Walls’ complex characterization.

3. Reality Boy by A.S. King

This book shames us for loving Reality TV, as it destroyed Gerald Faust’s life. It teaches us that this type of television has very real consequences.

4. Looking for Alaska by John Green

The characters of this book are beautifully described and they feel like real people. Their escapades will surely hook readers.

5. Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Do you like Reality TV for its drama? Try this one instead. 🙂

6. Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles

Do you like Sixteen and Pregnant? This book has much more depth and will teach many more lessons than those you will learn on the television show.

7. The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

What about Teen Mom? Try this book about a teen dad. He is an incredible role model.

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Charlie is a character who reflects the reality of many teens in high schools everywhere. To me, he represents reality.

9. Somebody Everybody Listens To by Suzanne Supplee

I love singing shows, but they certainly lack depth. Retta Lee Jones will entertain you much more than any singing show will.

10. Threatened by Eliot Schrefer

Do you like survivor? Luc’s story is a much more entertaining survival story. Trust me on this one.

 

Kellee

Ten books you will like if you are a fan of superhero movies, TV, and comics.

1. Sidekicked by John David Anderson

Meet Andrew Bean and his friends. They are all part of H.E.R.O., a secret organization training sidekicks for superheroes.

2. Sidekicks by Dan Santat

When Captain Amazing needs a sidekick, all of his pets decide to vie for the job.

3. NERDS (series) by Michael Buckley

Read as a group of elementary school students with incredible talents who have formed a spy network fight off villains.

4. Battling Boy by Paul Pope

When a town’s vigilante dies, they have no one to turn to. Then Battling Boy, a demigod, shows up to help defend Arcopolis.

5. Daniel Boom AKA Loud Boy by David Steinberg

Daniel Boom cannot control the volume of his voice. Doesn’t sound like much of a super power, but Daniel makes it work.

6. The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy by William Boniface

In a town where everyone is a super hero and has super powers, what is it like to be the only ordinary one?

7. Lunch Lady (series) by Jarrett Krosoczka

When bad guys come snooping around, Lunch Lady is there to defend her school and town.

[These last three are more spy than superhero, but still super cool books.]

8. Stormbreaker (series) by Anthony Horowitz

After Alex Rider’s uncle dies, he finds himself taking over his MI6 mission and soon becoming a spy.

9. Alfred Kropp (series) by Rick Yancey

After Alfred Kropp helps get a super powerful weapon into the hands of a man with evil plans, he decides he is the one that has to stop him.

10. Young James Bond (series) by Charlie Higson

How did James Bond become James Bond? Now you’ll know.

Which books would you recommend to lovers of reality TV and/or superheroes? 

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4 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books If You Like _________.

  1. Chrissi Reads says:

    Wow. You’ve got some great choices on your lists. I do intend to read It’s Kind Of A Funny Story. It sounds like a sad, but powerful book.

    • Emily Ardoin says:

      It’s Kind of a Funny Story is sad in a hilarious way.. if that makes sense? It’s one of my favorites because it’s so serious but still made me laugh out loud! I certainly agree it’s a great read for people who love reality shows!

      • Ricki Ginsberg says:

        It was very sad, but I think it is well worth the sadness. Like Emily says, it has a lot of good humor (perhaps, levity, at times). It made me look at teens in a different way, and I have read many, many YA books.

        Thank you for the compliment, Emily. I was trying very hard to think of reality shows when I read these, but it was tough!

    • Ricki Ginsberg says:

      It was very sad, but I think it is well worth the sadness. It made me look at teens in a different way, and I have read many, many YA books.

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