Diverse Books I Want To Read

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Happy Friday, everyone! In case you missed my post a couple of weeks ago, I’m going to be participating in Hype or Like Friday from time to time. I became part of this group last year when it was created and decided to finally join in, haha. If you’re not sure what Hype or Like Friday is, check out the Goodreads group here. The short version: each month has a different theme and a popular book. Every Friday there’s a post for group members to post and then at the end of the month, everyone reviews the book and says whether or not it deserves the hype. I’m not going to be able to read the book this month, but I wanted to do a couple of the posts anyway. This week participants are sharing some of the diverse books they want to read. I could easily put dozens of books on this list, but I tried to limit it to only a few. Feel free to chime in with comments and let me know what you thought of these if you’ve read any of them!

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Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children To Read

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It’s Tuesday again which means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday post! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week features a different theme or prompt for which you come up with a list of ten books or ideas. This week’s theme is books I want my future children to read. I left out Harry Potter this week because I had a feeling a lot of people would be including it in their posts and I wanted to be at least somewhat original. 😛 Basically, all of the books on this list are here for one of two reasons: they’re one of my all-time favorites and I’d want my kids to experience them or they discuss really important issues that I’d want my kids to know about. I’ll talk a little bit about each one down below, so let’s get into it.

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Top Five Favorite Problematic Characters

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Top 5 Wednesday is currently being hosted by Sam at ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to learn more about the group or are considering joining in, check out the Goodreads group. Each week has a different topic and you just post 5 books that fit that topic. This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is all about those favorite problematic characters of ours. We all have those characters that we love even though we know we shouldn’t, so this week we’re celebrating those forbidden favorites. This list was kind of difficult to put together truthfully – I really tend to gravitate towards those perfect characters who do no evil, haha. Most of these characters aren’t characters that I actually like in terms of personality, but I really like reading about them because, in one way or another, they fascinate me. Enough of my rambling – let’s take a look at what (or shall I say who) I came up with!

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Hype or Like Friday: Favorite Diverse Reads

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Happy Friday, everyone! I’ve decided to start (periodically) participating in a new thing: Hype or Like Friday. I became part of this group last year when it was created and just now I figured it was finally time that I actually participate in some of the posts for it, haha. If you’re not sure what Hype or Like Friday is, check out the Goodreads group here. The short version: each month has a different theme and a popular book. Every Friday there’s a post for group members to post and then at the end of the month, everyone reviews the book and says whether or not it deserves the hype. I’m not sure if I’ll be reading the book for this month (I’m so behind on books right now and in a pretty massive slump, unfortunately), but I’m going to give it a try! Anyway, this week’s post is “favorite diverse reads.” I’ve decided to kind of combine this week’s and next week’s since next week’s is favorite #ownvoices books and most of my favorite diverse reads happen to also be #ownvoices books. I feel like I’m kind of rambling at this point, so let’s just get into the post, shall we?

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Top Five Genre-Bending Novels

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Top 5 Wednesday is currently being hosted by Sam at ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to learn more about the group or are considering joining in, check out the Goodreads group. Each week has a different topic and you just post 5 books that fit that topic. This week’s topic is top 5 genre benders: books that defy genre or are hard to place in a certain category. I have to admit this topic was a lot harder than I thought it would be! I thought it’d be easy for me to come up with books that mix multiple genres, but it ended up being a lot more difficult to come up with five. Anyway, let’s take a look at my choices.

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Top Ten Mysteries/Thrillers On My TBR (Halloween Freebie)

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It’s Tuesday again which means it’s time for yet another Top Ten Tuesday post! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week features a different theme or prompt for which you come up with a list of ten books or ideas. This week is a Halloween freebie. I think last year I used this to talk about horror books on my TBR and I almost did that this time too until I realized that it would essentially be the exact same list since I suck at getting to books on my TBR, haha. I always associate mysteries and thrillers with Halloween too, so I decided to talk about some of those books this time around. So let’s take a look at some of the thrillers on my TBR!

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Top Ten Unique Book Titles

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It’s Tuesday again which means it’s time for yet another Top Ten Tuesday post! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week features a different theme or prompt for which you come up with a list of ten books or ideas. This week’s theme is unique book titles. It was so much fun coming up with ideas for this list! I didn’t end up really explaining my choices this week, simply because I wasn’t really sure what to say other than “this title isn’t like anything else I’ve seen” and “it really grabs you and makes you want to read it.” For a couple of them, I added a sentence or two, though, because I honestly hate when posts like this are just a list of titles, haha. But anyway, I’m pretty excited to share my choices, so let’s take a look!

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