Tell Me (Top Ten) Tuesday

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Tell Me Tuesday is a weekly blog feature put on by LA LA in the LIBRARY.  It is where we discuss what books we have been, will be, and currently are reading.  What are you reading? Tell me.

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What I Read Last

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This YA slasher/romance wasn’t too bad.

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This book made me cry. Three times!!! I hardly ever cry while reading a book.  This was an amazing, wonderful, and awesome book! There are not enough adjectives to praise this book with so you will have to read it and come up with your own adjectives.  This book won the National Book Award last week and is well deserving of that award.  In a nut shell this story is about 3 teens who had been separated as small children and put up for adoption.  Sixteen years later when one of the girls puts her own baby up for adoption, they find each other.  There is so much hurt from their past that they all struggle with trust and forgiveness and loving themselves.  The author does a great job showing their struggles and what it means to be a family whether you share DNA or not.

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Currently Reading

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I like how each short story incorporates a typewriter.

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What I am Reading Next

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Not sure yet.  I have a couple books on hold at my library so whichever comes available first I guess.

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PUPDATE

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My senior foster pup, Trixie, enjoying our Christmas lights.  She even has her own stocking.  I am hoping Santa brings adoption papers for me to sign.

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list.  This week’s Top Ten list is…

Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR

( I could only come up with 8)

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I would like to re-read this one before Christmas.

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I would also like to re-read this one, preferably on a day we get a lot of snow.

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I need to read this book before the end of the year to fulfill one of my challenges.

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This is another one I need to read for a challenge requirement.  I am not a huge fan of poetry but this is written by a local author so I will give it a try.

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The 8th book! Hopefully book 9 will come out in 2018.

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I like several of these authors so I am excited about this one.

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Got this from NetGalley

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I need to read a Printz Award book before the end of the year to fulfill a challenge. I liked this author’s other book and met him last year.  A great guy!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the Black Friday Book Extravaganza!

And the winner is…

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8 thoughts on “Tell Me (Top Ten) Tuesday

  1. kozbisa says:

    I liked Let It Snow. It was cute and I enjoyed how they all tied together at the end. The Little House books are held dear in my heart. I recently read Windfall, and it was pretty good. Not my favorite JES book, but still enjoyable. Hope you read and love them all.

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  2. Greg Hill says:

    Far From the Tree sounds like a powerful read! And There’s Someone Inside your House as faded a bit in my estimation now that some time has passed, sadly.

    Let It Snow looks good!

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  3. La La in the Library says:

    What category does The Windfall fulfill? I am not a fan of much poetry either.

    I hope you do get Trixie’s papers in your stocking! 💜

    Thanks for TMTing. I did all of your shares earlier. Mine was so late because I decided to to the Top Ten at the last minute.

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    • jolenewilsonblog says:

      Thanks for sharing! Windfall fulfills “read an Uppercase book” which I think means a book that Uppercase had as one of their books they sent out to their members. It wasn’t easy to figure out which books they had featured which was a bit annoying.

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  4. Annemieke says:

    Interesting list. I’ve heard some cute things about Let it Snow.

    I’ve heard such mixed things about the Stephanie Perkins book. But I guess it is great that she writes outside of the cutesy romance she initially wrote. I mean that in that it is great she doesn’t feel bogged down to a certain genre. 🙂

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  5. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Little House. I want to own all the box sets of her books and the “spin-off” series written about her and her family. I find it ironic that there were spin-off books of her family’s life well before spin-offs were ever realized. Six or so years later, I am still stuck in The Fiery Cross. It was moving so slow and I struggled for so long just to move forward in the book that I just put it on the shelf and have never picked it back up again. Does it get better? Or am I going to have to just skim and skip and get over it to move on with the series?

    I hope Santa brings those adoption papers! You save TWO lives when you adopt.

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    • jolenewilsonblog says:

      I too struggled with the Fiery Cross. I almost gave up too. I began skimming through some of the more detailed parts. I have had to do that with most of her books. It seems the middle 250 pages are all about politics and military strategy. I just want Claire and Jamie!

      The only spin off books of Little House that I have read are the Rose years. I really enjoyed those. Have you read those and the books Rose wrote?

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