Top Ten Tuesday: Our All-Time Favorites by Genre


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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: Top Ten Favorites in ____ Genre

Instead of picking one genre, we decided to share our favorites in 5 different genres.


Realistic/Contemporary Fiction


I just want to give a shout-out to To Kill a Mockingbird and Endangered. I am not a cheater who posts more than one book cover like Kellee (Love you, Kel.)!



I love, love, love this book (as you might know, if you follow this blog).

Science Fiction

Every time I read this book, I remember how much I absolutely love it.

Historical Fiction


This is my favorite genre, so this was a toughie. This book takes the cake because it taught me a lot about a time and place I thought I knew so much about…and it made me cry.


tree girl

I picked Tree Girl because it is such a phenomenal book to teach. My students absolutely love it, and I think it teaches incredible lessons about strength and resilience.



These are my favorites as of the minute I did this post. Some where very hard to choose, so if you ask me at a different time, I may say something else. However, these are all definitely amazing books.

Realistic/Contemporary Fiction

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I know I cheated a bit, but I just cannot choose! Hurt Go Happy affected me in a major way, so much so that I share it with as many people as I can, and I may not have loved Endangered with out it; however, I had to choose Endangered because it is just such an important book. (Wait until you read Threatened too!) I also almost chose Walk Two MoonsShine, something by John Green, or A Long Walk to Water.



I went with The BFG because it was my favorite book when I was younger and I am feeling nostalgic today. I almost chose Harry Potter, Lightning Thief, or Graceling.

Science Fiction


Been my favorite book since 1993. Perfection in my mind. The only title I could have chosen even though I love many other science fiction titles.

Historical Fiction


This book left a huge impact on me when I read it and has been a favorite for years. I almost chose Between Shades of Gray or The Watch That Ends the Night–both also amazing books.



Smile is just so engaging and I love how much my students love it as well. This genre was tough too! I almost went with An American PlagueMe…JaneFaithful Elephants, or On a Beam of Light.

What are your favorites? 

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