Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While

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What’s up everyone ? Guess what, I’m alive hahaha…

I know it’s been a while since I post something in the blog and perhaps most of you ( though I’m not sure if there really is a you who read this blog ) thought that I’ve abandoned this blog. I may or may not think about that but rest assured that I’m now back for good.

If any of you wonder why I’m suddenly missing from the blog posting chain ( though again, I’m not sure if there really is a you who read this blog, but let’s just assume there is ok? ), I’ve been adjusting to my new life in uni since I’ve just graduated from my diploma last year and currently living my degree life. But mostly, I just ran out of ideas to write in this blog because I haven’t read that many books and I just don’t feel like writing any movie reviews. Plus, I’ve been extremely busy ( yes, I’m not exaggerating guys! ) with club activities as well and I found a new hobby to practice during my holiday season, baking! I might share some recipes under ‘Daily Life’ section on top menu soon.

So, let’s get back the point of this post. I decided to do this top ten tuesday each week just so my blog won’t be dead and might follow up with an extra post if I have something I read or watch during the week.

Here are my list for this week top ten tuesday topic :

  1. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom – This book is an all time favorite for me especially when I’m in doubt and need some good wisdom. Just kidding, I’ll ask my family and friends first if I need some wisdom but nevertheless, this book offer a good and thoughtful life wisdom and definitely leave me in an awe and deeper understanding in life after I read it. This is one of those book that make me think more about what is really important in life and for me this is my favorite book from Mitch Albom. I still remember I rave so much about this book to my friends after I read it. Moreover, this is a non-fiction book and featuring this book in the book I love list says a lot since I’m not much of a non-fiction reader.
  2. Wonder by R J PalacioWhatever words I’m writing here won’t do this book any justice. You need to read it yourself to know how good and valuable this book is. It’s just one of those feel good book with a lot of important value about friendship and struggles about being different. This is one of my top favorite book and I think everyone should read this at least once.
  3. Everyday by David Levithan – It’s funny how I never talk about this book in this blog. Perhaps because it’s been a while since I read this book. Probably around 2 years ago and honestly this book got a really good plot and seriously though, who would have such an interesting idea about a soul with different body every single day. Such a unique story and very well written too. This book was recommended by my friend and this is her favorite book as well.
  4. And Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieMy first Agatha Christie book and damn this book really blew my mind. Honestly, I’m really looking forward to read this book after I watched a Korean drama ( The Master’s Sun ). A riddle from this book was mentioned in the drama and it instantly hooked me. It’s just so interesting and mysterious and captivating. If you really love mystery novels, this book is really for you. It has a wonderful plot and a good ‘try to guess’ who the bad guy is feels. I’m not sure if you understand what that means but it is essentially a really good mystery book and one of my favorite from Agatha Christie’s books.
  5. Saga by Brian K. VaughanI mentioned it once in this book but I don’t think I’ve mentioned it enough. I’ve read until volume IV and the storyline is just amazing. I haven’t read the latest one yet which is volume V but wow, I can seriously finish this series in one seating. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series. 
  6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyI watched the movie first before I read the book and I’m not gonna lie, I merely watched the movie because Logan Lerman and Emma Watsons is in it. I thought the movie was okay and later on I decided to grab the book because I don’t quite understand the ending of the movie. I love how different the writing style in this book is and most importantly this book give me a lot of feels. I can’t quite explain how but Charlie’s journey is just so real that it makes me think that his situation can really occurs in real life.
  7. When The Mountains Meet The Moon by Grace LinThis is just a lovely children book that I really really like. The story is simple yet full of morale lessons and the art work is just so cute. Perhaps I’m biased but growing up in a Chinese household make me value books with Chinese folklore like this. 
  8. Humans of New York by Brandon StantonI remember a couple years back that I am so obsessed with HONY instagram. The idea of capturing strangers and writing down their stories even as simple as their everyday life is just so unique. When it was made into a book, I just need to get it and the book is just a lovely collection that I can flip once in a while to find a good inspiration in it. 
  9. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary This book give me a lot of similar feels as when I read Wonder and that is definitely a good thing since Wonder is just hands down, one of my ultimate favorite book of all time. This book is shorter and in a sense, simpler than Wonder but nevertheless, it is a great read.
  10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsThis is the only recent read that I really really enjoy. This book left me with joy and curiosity for more stories. I haven’t yet read the rest of the series but I will as soon as I got the time. I haven’t enjoy reading a fantasy book this much since Harry Potter series and Percy Jackson series ended. I can see myself loving this book as much as the two series I mentioned before but we’ll see..

 

So, these are my current top ten books that I really love but I haven’t talked about enough. I hope you find something you like here and if not, you can share what yours is in the comment box. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Cheers,

E

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR List

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This Tuesday’s topic is Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR List. I still got so many books to read and I am trying my best to finish it so I can buy some more books. Right now I’m in the mood for some fantasy and crime/thriller books so I think that’s what I’m going to read around fall season and hopefully I can finish it.

Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. I love this series. I’ve only finished reading 2 books in the series and I’m going to finished the other 2 books before the last book which is Blood of Olympus come out on 7th of October. I’m so excited. I’ve been loving the series so far.

The Maze Runner series by James Dashner. As soon as I finished my heroes of olympus series, I’m going to finish reading this series. I’m actually trying my best to finish reading all my book series. I’ve read the first book in the series and I really like it, I hope the rest of the series will be as good as the first book.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I’ve been wanting to read this on holiday but silly me, I forgot to bring it home. So yeah, this is one of my top priority. Everybody have been saying good things about this book. I’m excited.

Take Me Tomorrow by Shannon A. Thompson. I’ve never read a book by her and she actually sent me her book in exchange for an honest review. I read the synopsis and I’m very excited to read this book.

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. I am so ashamed I haven’t read this book. I love Lord of The Rings and yes I haven’t read that book either but I’m going to read this one before the last movie come out this year. I’m so excited to read this. I love both Lord of The Rings movies and The Hobbits movies.

The Big Four by Agatha Christie. I love Agatha Christie’s books and I’ve just read 2 of her books. I’m hoping to read more in the future.

The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie. I’m very excited to read this one. Even the title sounds so amazing. How can you not be curious with that kind of book title.

Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie. Another one by Agatha Christie. I think I’m going to do an Agatha Christie books marathon.

Third Girl by Agatha Christie. Seriously guys, I’m thinking about doing a book marathon here. If I really do it then I’d leave a post here and ask you guys to join in. It will be very exciting if you guys really join. I mean I don’t even know if anyone is actually reading my blog but it’s worth a try.

Thinner by Stephen King. I’m planning to read this near the end of October because it’s halloween. This is the first Stephen King’s book that I bought and I’m so excited to read it.