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 ______.
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.
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?