Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Top Ten Children's Books Written In The Past 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading In 30 Years

This week at Top Ten Tuesday,
it's Top Ten Books Written in the Past Ten Years
That I Hope Will Be Remembered in Thirty Years.

So I tweaked mine to Top Ten Children's Books
Written in the Past Ten Years,
using only books listed in the book,
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.

Here are my picks:

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

The Tale of Desperaux by Kate Dicamillo
Wolves by Emily Gravett

I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner

Flotsam by David Wiesner

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

The Boy Who Grew Flowers by Jen Wojitowicz

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

What do you think?
Any books you'd add to this list?

What did you choose for your Top Ten list today?

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Monday, May 28, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?






What I Reviewed Last Week

The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
I almost decided I didn't want to finish it....more




Behind the Beautiful Forevers: 
Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo
This is the India you don't hear about any more, 
the India that the technological revolution has left behind, 
the India that we once heard about every...more




Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected 
by Kelle Hampton 
Kelle lived a charmed existence, marrying the man of her dreams, 
having a beautiful baby girl, expecting her second child, 
surrounded by warm loving...more



How to Train a Wild Elephant by Jan Chozen Bays
That wild elephant is our mind. Something we've been told since 
childhood that is easily malleable and teachable. 
Bays shows us the reality of our...more



Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman 
I've been fascinated with happiness in the last five years, 
so it seems obvious that this book, now considered a classic in the field, 
would be a book...more



The Loop by Joe Coomer
Lyman works nights, driving around and around the Loop that circles Ft. Worth, 
assisting drivers with stalled cars, removing suitcases and furniture a...more 





The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight 
by Jennifer E. Smith
I must tell you that I am far from the target audience of this book. 
Probably forty years older. And forty years more jaded...more



The Voluntourist by Ken Budd
Ken Budd is trying to come to terms with the reality that 
he desperately wants children and his wife, 
just as firmly, does not. His beloved father...more



Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
Alice has been married for twenty years and the zing is gone...more


 
What I'm Reading Now

Safe Within

Drop Dead Healthy



What I Might Read Next


Thinking, Fast and Slow


Trip of the Tongue


What Makes Your Brain Happy and
Why You Should Do the Opposite





What are you reading today?!



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Book Journey offers a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling BJ how many you visited.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Top Ten Blogs/Sites You Read That AREN'T about Books































Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Monday, May 21, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?






What I Finished Last Week

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: 
Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo

The Voluntourist
by Ken Budd

The Beginner's Goodbye
by Anne Tyler

Oh, the Places You'll Go!
by Dr. Seuss


 
What I'm Reading Now


Long Way Home 
by Bill Barich

The Last Girls
by Lee Smith

The Loop 
by Joe Coomer



What I Might Read Next


Redeeming Love 
by Francine Rivers



What are you reading today?!



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Book Journey offers a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling BJ how many you visited.