Top Ten Fiction Titles With the Word “Girl”

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week’s topic is a word that is frequently used in the genre of your choice.  I’m going with the broad genre of fiction and have picked the word “girl” because seriously, so many books use that word in the title whether they are about girls or women.  Just so you know, referring to women as girls is one of my pet peeves.  These are all books that I’ve read at some point.

 

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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane  by: Lisa See

 

 

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The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall  by: Katie Alender

 

 

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The Icarus Girl  
by: Helen Oyeyemi

 

 

 

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The Girl Who Wrote in Silk  by: Kelli Estes

 

 

 

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The Girl on the Train  by: Paula Hawkins
(This is about a grown woman, by the way.)

 

 

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Gone Girl  by: Gillian Flynn
(This is also about a woman.)

 

 

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The Drowning Girl  by: Caitlin R. Kiernan

 

 

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The Ice Cream Girls  by: Dorothy Koomson

 

 

 
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Girls in White Dresses  by: Jennifer Close

 
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo  by: Stieg Larson

 

 
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Girl in Hyacinth Blue  by: Susan Vreeland

Ten Favorite Fictional Couples

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a love freebie.  I like a little romance in the books I read, but I’m not always a huge fan of the characters or the relationships.  But the couples I’m listing today have stuck with me through the years or are newer favorites that I can tell will remain in my mind in years to come.

EDITED TO ADD: How could I forget about Katniss and Peeta in the Hunger Games series!?!
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Alana & Marko in the Saga series  by: Brian K. Vaughan
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Inej & Kaz in the Six of Crows series by: Leigh Bardugo
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Jane Eyre & Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre  by: Charlotte Bronte
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Hanna & Nik in Gemina  by: Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
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Elizabeth Bennett & Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice  by: Jane Austen
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Louisa & Will in Me Before You  by: Jojo Moyes
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Hazel & Augustus in The Fault in Our Stars  by: John Green
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Sorcha & Red in Daughter of the Forest  by: Juliet Marillier
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Beauty & Beast in Beauty by Robin McKinley
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Yelena & Valek in Poison Study  by: Maria V. Snyder
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2017 End of Year Survey

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Happy New Year!  Here’s my annual end of year review, the first part is my typical wrap up and then a little farther down is the survey created by The Perpetual Page-Turner.

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Challenges in which I participated:

Full House  (finished 23/25)
What’s in a Name?  (finished 5/6)
Monthly Motif  (finished 10/12)
R.I.P. XII  (finished 4/4)
# of books read:

61
Previous years:
35 in 2016
52 in 2015
58 in 2014
60 in 2013
75 in 2012
39 in 2011
30 in 2010
28 in 2009
48 in 2008
81 in 2007
Favorites (in order read):

Under a Painted Sky  by: Stacey Lee
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy  by: Rachel Joyce
Lightning  by: Dean Koontz
The Bear and the Nightingale  by: Katherine Arden
Call the Midwife  by: Jennifer Worth
A Conjuring of Light  by: V.E. Schwab
To the Bright Edge of the World  by: Eowyn Ivey
Oryx and Crake  by: Margaret Atwood
Doctor Sleep  by: Stephen King
The Radium Girls  by: Kate Moore
Beneath a Scarlet Sky  by: Mark T. Sullivan
Elon Musk  by: Ashlee Vance


Least favorite:

The Invisible Library  by: Genevieve Cogman

# of non-fiction:

7
Repeated authors:

Jennifer McMahon (2)
Katherine Arden (2)(Winternight Trilogy)
Jennifer Worth (3)(Call the Midwife)
Jay Kristoff (2)(Nevernight Chronicle)
V.E. Schwab (3)(Shades of Magic)
Pierce Brown (3)(Red Rising)
Agatha Christie (3)

2017-book-survey

 

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Number of books you read:  61
Number of re-reads:  1  (Sabriel  by: Garth Nix)
Genre you read the most from:  Fantasy

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1. Best book you read:  
The Radium Girls
  by: Kate Moore (non-fiction)
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The Bear and the Nightingale  by: Katherine Arden  (fantasy)
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2. Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love, but didn’t:  A Court of Thorns and Roses  by: Sarah J. Maas

3. Most surprising (good or bad way) book you read:  A Monster Calls  by: Patrick Ness
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I was surprised by how much it affected me.  I cried a lot and I thought it was an absolutely beautiful book.

 

 

4. Book you pushed the most people to read:  Wintersong  by: S. Jae-Jones (I recommended for my book club…which is 2 other people other than myself!)  I also recommended Nevernight  by: Jay Kristoff to my husband and he enjoyed it.

5. Best series you started:  Winternight Trilogy  by: Katherine Arden
Best sequel:  Doctor Sleep  by: Stephen King (The Shining #2)
Best series ender:  A Conjuring of Light  by: V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic)

6. Favorite new author you discovered:  Katherine Arden

7.  Best book from a genre you don’t usually read/was out of your comfort zone:  Saga Vol. 1  by: Brian K. Vaughn (graphic novel)
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8.  Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book:  Lightning  by: Dean Koontz
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9.  Book you are most likely to re-read next year:  I don’t typically re-read books, but if I had to choose it would be The Bear and the Nightingale  by: Katherine Arden
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10.  Favorite book cover:  Wintersong  by: S. Jae-Jones
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11.  Most memorable character:  Mia from The Nevernight Chronicle by: Jay Kristoff

Shadow from American Gods  by: Neil Gaiman
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12.  Most beautifully written book:  To the Bright Edge of the World  by: Eowyn Ivey
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I wanted to go to the setting of this book so badly just from the amazing descriptions.  Also, I loved how Ivey weaved reality and Native beliefs together.

 


13.  Most thought-provoking/life-changing book:
A Monster Calls  by: Patrick Ness
The Radium Girls  by: Kate Moore

14.  Book you can’t believe you waited until 2017 to read:  Doctor Sleep  by: Stephen King

15.  Favorite passage/quote:   “And now – now there was some truth to it, even if it was only the truth of a story that, once heard, becomes history.  You might forget a story, but you can never unhear a story.” -p. 140 of Hiddensee  by: Gregory Maguire

16.  Shortest book:  The Lightning Tree  by: Patrick Rothfuss (58 pages…it’s actually a short story)
Longest book:  A Conjuring of Light  by: V.E. Schwab (624 pages)

17.  Book that shocked you the most:  The Serpent King  by: Jeff Zentner
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There was a part that I just couldn’t believe actually happened!

18.  One true pairing of the year:  Yeva & the Beast in Hunted  by: Meagan Spooner
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19.  Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year:  Necco, Theo, & Pru in Burntown  by: Jennifer McMahon
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20.  Favorite book you read in 2017 from an author you’ve read before:  To the Bright Edge of the World  by: Eowyn Ivey

21.  Best book you read that you read based SOLELY on a recommendation from somebody else/peer pressure:  And Then There Were None  by: Agatha Christie

22.  Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017:  Stefan from Lightning  by: Dean Koontz
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23.  Best 2017 debut you read:  The Bear and the Nightingale  by: Katherine Arden

24.  Best world building/most vivid setting:  Red Rising  by: Pierce Brown
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25.  Book that put a smile on your face/was the most fun to read:  Call the Midwife  by: Jennifer Worth
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I literally laughed out loud (very rare for me!) reading about Fred’s pig.  That said, there were several heart-breaking parts of this book as well.

 


26.  Book that made you cry or nearly cry:  

A Monster Calls  by: Patrick Ness
Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse  by: Jennifer Worth

27.  Hidden gem of the year:  Under a Painted Sky  by: Stacey Lee
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28.  Book that crushed your soul:  A Monster Calls  by: Patrick Ness

29.  Most unique book you read:  American Gods  by: Neil Gaiman

30.  Book that made you the most mad:  The Radium Girls  by: Kate Moore.  The horrors those women went through all so a company could make a profit.
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1.  New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017:  Too hard to answer!  I have an entire list of blogs I’ve discovered since I re-started my blog in August.

2.  Favorite review you wrote in 2017:  Doctor Sleep which surprises me because it was so personal and I usually don’t share my feelings.  But that’s why it felt so good to write it.

3.  Best discussion/non-review post you wrote:  TTT book settings

4.  Best event you participated in:  Top Ten Tuesday and the R.I.P. XII challenge.

5.  Best moment of your bookish/blogging life in 2017:  Moving my blog and re-starting it as Carolina Book Nook in August.

6.  Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year:  This year hasn’t been nearly as challenging as previous years, but I suppose just finding the time to blog and managing the guilt when I spend a lot of time blogging/reading (like completing this long post that’s taking hours!!)

7.  Most popular post this year on your blog:  TTT 2017 Favorites

8.  Post you wish got a little more love:  Elon Musk review

9.  Best bookish discovery:  Silent Book Club on Facebook

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals you set:  Yes!  I exceeded my goal of 50 books on Goodreads by reading 61 books.  And I completed 4/4 books for the R.I.P. XII challenge.

 

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1.  Book you didn’t get around to in 2017 but will be your top priority in 2018:  Saga Vol. 2  by: Brian K. Vaughn

2.  Book you are most anticipating (non-debut):  Obsidio  by: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

3.  2018 debut you are most anticipating:  I don’t keep up with upcoming debuts.

4.  Series ending/a sequel you are most anticipating in 2018:  Obsidio

5.  One thing you hope to accomplish in your reading/blogging life:  Read at least 60 books and finish more challenges.

 

Young Adult Book Meme

Instructions:
Put an “X” next to the books you’ve read (I am linking the Xs by the books that I’ve reviewed)
Put a “+” next to the books you LOVE
Put a “#” next to the books you plan on reading

1. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy / Douglas Adams X
2. Kit’s Wilderness / David Almond
3. Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian / Sherman Alexie
4. Speak / Laurie Halse Anderson #
5. Feed / M.T. Anderson
6. Flowers in the Attic / V.C. Andrews X
7. 13 Reasons Why / Jay Asher
8. Am I Blue? / Marion Dane Bauer (editor)
9. Audrey Wait! / Robin Benway
10. Weetzie Bat / Francesca Lia Block
11. Tangerine / Edward Bloor
12. Forever / Judy Blume
13. What I Saw and How I Lied / Judy Blundell
14. Tyrell / Coe Booth
15. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants / Ann Brashares #
16. A Great and Terrible Beauty / Libba Bray X
17. The Princess Diaries / Meg Cabot
18. The Stranger / Albert Camus X
19. Ender’s Game / Orson Scott Card X
20. Postcards from No Man’s Land / Aidan Chambers
21. Perks of Being a Wallflower / Stephen Chbosky
22. And Then There Were None / Agatha Christie
23. Gingerbread / Rachel Cohn
24. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist / Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
25. Artemis Fowl (series) / Eoin Colfer
26. The Hunger Games / Suzanne Collins X +
27. The Midwife’s Apprentice / Karen Cushman X
28. The Truth About Forever / Sarah Dessen
29. Little Brother / Cory Doctorow
30. A Northern Light / Jennifer Donnelly X
31. Tears of a Tiger / Sharon Draper
32. The House of the Scorpion / Nancy Farmer
33. Breathing Underwater / Alex Flinn
34. Stardust / Neil Gaiman X +
35. Annie on My Mind / Nancy Garden
36. What Happened to Cass McBride / Gail Giles
37. Fat Kid Rules the World / K.L. Going
38. Lord of the Flies / William Golding X
39. Looking for Alaska / John Green
40. Bronx Masquerade / Nikki Grimes
41. Out of the Dust / Karen Hesse X
42. Hoot / Carl Hiaasen
43. The Outsiders / S.E. Hinton
44. Crank / Ellen Hopkins
45. The First Part Last / Angela Johnson
46. Blood and Chocolate / Annette Curtis Klause
47. Arrow’s Flight / Mercedes Lackey
48. Hattie Big Sky / Kirby Larson
49. To Kill a Mockingbird / Harper Lee X +
50. Boy Meets Boy / David Levithan
51. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks / E. Lockhart X
52. The Giver / Lois Lowry X
53. Number the Stars / Lois Lowry X
54. Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie / David Lubar
55. Inexcusable / Chris Lynch
56. The Earth, My Butt and Other Big, Round Things / Carolyn Mackler
57. Dragonsong / Anne McCaffrey X
58. White Darkness / Geraldine McCaughrean
59. Sold / Patricia McCormick
60. Jellicoe Road / Melina Marchetta
61. Wicked Lovely / Melissa Marr
62. Twilight / Stephenie Meyer X +
63. Dairy Queen / Catherine Murdock
64. Fallen Angels / Walter Dean Myers
65. Monster / Walter Dean Myers
66. Step From Heaven / An Na
67. Mama Day / Gloria Naylor
68. The Keys to the Kingdom (series) / Garth Nix
69. Sabriel / Garth Nix X
70. Airborn / Kenneth Oppel
71. Eragon / Christopher Paolini X
72. Hatchet / Gary Paulsen X
73. Life As We Knew It / Susan Beth Pfeffer
74. The Golden Compass / Phillip Pullman X
75. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging / Louise Rennison X
76. The Lightning Thief / Rick Riordan
77. Always Running: La Vida Loca / Luis Rodriguez
78. How I Live Now / Meg Rosoff
79. Harry Potter (series) / J.K. Rowling X +
80. Holes / Louis Sachar X +
81. Catcher in the Rye / J. D. Salinger
82. Push / Sapphire
83. Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi
84. Unwind / Neil Shusterman
85. Coldest Winter Ever / Sister Souljah
86. Stargirl / Jerry Spinelli
87. Chanda’s Secrets / Allan Stratton
88. Tale of One Bad Rat / Brian Talbot
89. Rats Saw God / Rob Thomas
90. Lord of the Rings / J.R.R. Tolkien X
91. Stuck in Neutral / Terry Trueman
92. Gossip Girl / Cecily Von Ziegesar
93. Uglies / Scott Westerfeld
94. Every Time a Rainbow Dies / Rita Williams-Garcia
95. Pedro and Me / Judd Winick
96. Hard Love / Ellen Wittlinger
97. American Born Chinese / Gene Luen Yang
98. Elsewhere / Gabrielle Zevin
99. I am the Messenger / Markus Zusak #
100. The Book Thief / Markus Zusak X +

I’ve read 26, loved 7, and plan to read 3.

Top Selling Books

USA Today’s Top Selling Books of the last 15 years Meme!

I got this from Maggie’s blog
Here are the rules: Bold what you’ve read, italicize what you own, star* books on your TBR list!

1 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
2 Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution – Robert C. Atkins
3 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling
7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling
8 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling
9 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling
10 Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson
11 The South Beach Diet – Arthur Agatston
12 Tuesdays With Morrie – Mitch Albom
13 Angels & Demons – Dan Brown
14 *What to Expect When You’re Expecting – Murkoff, etal.
15 The Purpose-Driven Life – Rick Warren
16 The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
17 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
18 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
19 Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus – John Gray
20 The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
21 Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki
22 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
23 Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – and It’s All Small Stuff – Richard Carlson
24 *The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
25 Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
26 Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
27 The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks
28 *The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards
29 The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
30 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
31 A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle
32 Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Dr. Seuss
33 The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
34 Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
35 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
36 Body-for-Life – Bill Phillips, Michael D’Orso
37 New Moon – Stephenie Meyer
38 Night – Elie Wiesel
39 Chicken Soup for the Soul – Jack Canfield, etal.
40 The Greatest Generation – Tom Brokaw
41 Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer
42 The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield
43 Wicked – Gregory Maguire
44 Good to Great – Jim Collins
45 Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer
46 Eragon – Christopher Paolini
47 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood – Rebecca Wells
48 Your Best Life Now – Joel Osteen
49 In the Kitchen With Rosie – Rosie Daley
50 Simple Abundance – Sarah Ban Breathnach
51 A Child Called It – Dave Pelzer
52 A Million Little Pieces – James Frey
53 The Testament – John Grisham
54 Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul – Jack Canfield, etal.
55 Deception Point – Dan Brown
56 The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
57 Marley & Me – John Grogan
58 Dr. Atkins’ New Carbohydrate Gram Counter – Robert C. Atkins
59 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
60 The Brethren – John Grisham
61 The South Beach Diet Good Fats Good Carbs Guide – Arthur Agatston
62 The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town – John Grisham
63 For One More Day – Mitch Albom
64 The Polar Express – Chris Van Allsburg
65 *The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
66 The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
67 What to Expect the First Year – Arlene Eisenberg, etal.
68 Love You Forever – Robert Munsch
69 Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss
70 A Painted House – John Grisham
71 The Rainmaker – John Grisham
72 Skipping Christmas – John Grisham
73 Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier
74 The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
75 Life Strategies – Phillip C. McGraw
76 Seabiscuit: An American Legend – Laura Hillenbrand
77 The Summons – John Grisham
78 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil – John Berendt
79 The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
80 The Runaway Jury – John Grisham
81 Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown
82 The Perfect Storm – Sebastian Junger
83 Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson
84 The Giver – Lois Lowry
85 Embraced by the Light – Betty J. Eadie
86 *The Chamber – John Grisham
87 You: On A Diet – Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
88 The Prayer of Jabez – Bruce Wilkinson
89 Holes – Louis Sachar
90 Digital Fortress – Dan Brown
91 The Shack – William P. Young
92 The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger
93 Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
94 A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
95 The Seat of the Soul – Gary Zukav
96 Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul – Jack Canfield, etal.
97 The Partner – John Grisham
98 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
99 Eldest: Inheritance, Book II – Christopher Paolini
100 The Broker – John Grisham
101 The Street Lawyer – John Grisham
102 A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket
103 *The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
104 Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
105 *The King of Torts – John Grisham
106 The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
107 The Horse Whisperer – Nicholas Evans
108 Hannibal – Thomas Harris
109 The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama
110 Running With Scissors – Augusten Burroughs
111 The Glass Castle: A Memoir – Jeannette Walls
112 My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
113 The Last Juror – John Grisham
114 The Devil in the White City – Erik Larson
115 Left Behind – Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
116 America (The Book) – Jon Stewart
117 The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
118 John Adams – David McCullough
119 The Christmas Box – Richard Paul Evans
120 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Ann Brashares
121 Sugar Busters! – Leighton Steward, etal.
122 Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
123 The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
124 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life – Don Piper
125 The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien
126 1776 – David McCullough
127 The Bridges of Madison County – Robert James Waller
128 Where the Heart Is – Billie Letts
129 The Ultimate Weight Solution – Phillip C. McGraw
130 Protein Power – Mr. & Mra. Michael R. Eades
131 Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul – Jack Canfield, etal.
132 Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer
133 Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
134 Three Cups of Tea – Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin
135 You: The Owner’s Manual – Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
136 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler’s Life List – Patricia Schultz
137 Self Matters – Phillip C. McGraw
138 She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb
139 1984 – George Orwell
140 The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
141 The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J. Stanley
142 The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
143 The Zone – Barry Sears, Bill Lawren
144 The Pilot’s Wife – Anita Shreve
145 The Lost World – Michael Crichton
146 Atonement – Ian McEwan
147 He’s Just Not That Into You – Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo
148 Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
149 The World Is Flat – Thomas L. Friedman
150 Cross – James Patterson

To sum it up: I’ve read 39 of these and I have 7 on my TBR list.

Movies based off books

I watched “Rebecca” and it was great! I definitely recommend watching it, even if you haven’t read the book. It was a great representation of the story and while there were changes made to fit it into the 2 hour movie, they didn’t disrupt the story at all. The only changes I was disappointed in were the details of Rebecca’s death. The movie version made it less creepy and less romantic. In the book the main character loves Maxim through all of the horrors at Manderley. It wasn’t as difficult for her to love him in the movie. Also, the movie has the main character starting to stick up for herself before she does in the book. Sure, it was great to see her sticking up for herself and I thought she should have sooner in the book, but it made Rebecca’s presense in the movie more mellow. However, it was overall a great movie and I was actually surprised at how close the dialogue and scenes were to the book.

Here’s a list of movies coming out this season that are based on books (I copied it from Jessica).

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
City of Ember
The Secret Life of Bees
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Quantum of Solace
The Road
Twilight
Coraline
The Tale of Despereaux
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Defiance
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marley & Me
Revolutionary Road

I’ve read Ember, Twilight, and The Time Traveler’s Wife. The Secret Life of Bees and Coraline have been on my TBR list since January. They are both listed under my challenges too. I picked a horrible time to read TSLOB because now I’m #100 in the reserve list at my library. I had no clue they were making a movie of it until it came out! I was also surprised to see “City of Ember” in the previews.

I’m most looking forward to seeing “Twilight” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” I can’t wait!!

I know that Inkheart by Cornelia Funke is also going to be made into a movie, but I can’t remember the release date. That’s another book I’ve read and it’s one of my favorites, so I can’t wait to see the movie.

I think the most exciting things about movies being made from books is that then I can get my husband to share the joy of the stories. I would love for him to read all of these books, but since he won’t he’ll just have to watch the movies with me! Although he did read and love the Twilight books and he’s taking me to see the movie (which is coming out on my birthday, Nov 21!).

Which of these have you read and which are you most excited about seeing at the movies? Are there any other movies that are being released that are from books that aren’t on this list?