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List Time – YA Lit

Hello Bookworms!

So, I’m not a huge, huge reader of YA Literature. I enjoy it, but I’m pretty new to this genre so this will be a bit difficult! (By the way, you to check out my previous post in this list series, if you would like!).

Anyway, let’s get it started with…

1. Entwined.

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Seriously, this is a really, really excellent fairy tale retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. The magic is electrifying and and relationship between the all the Princesses (there are twelve of them) is really cute. If you want to read my full review right here.

2. The Scorpio Races.

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Okay, so I’ve already mentioned this in a previous List Time post, but I have to mention it again, because it’s one of my total, total favourites. The character development is spot-on and the Capaill uise are incredibly frightening (in a good way).

3. The Book Thief.

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If you feel the need to read a hauntingly beautiful World War II novel, go pick this one up. Told by Death, it really adds a new perspective to this time in history.

4. Prisoner of Night and Fog.

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This one may be slightly less deep than the previously mentioned novel, but it takes an interesting look at Hitler and Germany during the early 1930’s. Plus, it’s got a good mystery, which I love!

5. The Lost Girl of Astor Street.

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(Speaking of mysteries!) I loved this one. Actually, I may have read it nearly one sitting. So, if you love the 1920’s, mysteries and all the jazz (hah, I’m so punny) you’ll love The Lost Girl of Astor Street.

 

Woah, *wipes sweat off brow* well I got through this list alive, thank goodness. You know, maybe I should try to add some variety to my reading schedule! If you have any YA suggestions, let me know.

Until next time,

Leigh.

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List Time – Classics

Hello, fellow bookworms!

Wow, it’s already the third week of my List Series. (Click  here for last weeks post). And I’m super excited!

So, today is going to be Classics and I think I’d like to start this list off with..

                                                            1. Anne of Green Gables.

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You should know by now that Anne of Green Gables is probably on of my favourite books of all time. This book is really just a wonderful piece of soul. It’s for anyone with a kindred spirit (plus, it’s actually the first of a whole bunch of other really great Anne books).

                                                             2. Treasure Island.

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                                                             3. Ivanhoe.

15994726.jpgSo maybe Ivanhoe should really be renamed Rebecca, since she’s really the protagonist in the story (I’m totally upset about the way the book ended, by the way). Still, it’s worth reading even just for the opportunity of meeting Rebecca.

4. The Little House Series.

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Yes, all of them. The whole series is amazing, and touching and so, so sweet. When I was a girl I would often pretend to be Laura on that wild, wild prairie. This is a series that can be enjoyed by anyone.

5. Black Beauty.

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If you feel like shedding a good tear over some horses and the cruel state they lived in, in the past, go ahead and read Black Beauty. It paints an excellent picture about the life of a horse, as he passes hands from one person to the next. Some of the people are cruel, but others are nice. Anna Sewell did an excellent job in showing the human (and horse) spirit.

So there’s the third List Time post! I honestly hope you enjoyed it. Tell me, what are your favourite Classics?

Until Next Time,

Leigh

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List Time – Fantasy

Hello, fellow book-lovers! It’s Friday and so that means another post in this List Series of mine.

Today is going to be Fantasy and I cannot wait to jump, so I’m gonna just go ahead and get started

 1. The whole Narnia series.

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What can I say?! I grew up on this series and its never going to leave me. The Narnia series is really, a great classic fantasy set that I think everyone should at least try.

 2. The LOTR series and the Hobbit.

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(I know! You’re probably thinking: what’s with all the series and trilogies…) I’m combining these two because their by the same author. Really these are a couple of must reads for an Fantasy lover.

 3. The Scorpio Races.

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(I think this may technically be classified as Urban Fantasy…?) I actually just read this one, and it was love at first chapter. A must read for horse lovers and fantasy lovers, alike.

 4. The Princess Bride.

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I’m not really sure if this counts as fantasy, I mean, there isn’t any magic…but it feels like it should be one, so I’m adding it to the list. If anyone here is looking for a laugh, you really need to read The Princess Bride.

 5. Ella Enchanted.

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And watching the movie doesn’t count!! (Although, unlike many fans, I really like the movie too). Ella Enchanted in a fantastic fantasy/fairy tale novel about love and being true to who you are. It’s really a great novel!

Alright, guys! There’s the second installment of my List Series, finished. Let me know your top Five Fantasy Faves in the comments! I really, really love hearing from you…

Until Next Time,

Leigh