Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books that Made Me Want to Travel the World

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want to Do or Learn About After Reading Them.

I decided to do my own take on this week’s theme and instead I picked; Top Ten Books that Made Me Want to Travel the World.

If you don’t know by now then, other than reading, travel is one of the main loves of my life. I want to see the world and I don’t think I’m ever going to be content in one place. The past few Top Ten Tuesday themes have been filled with travel and books. First there was top ten travel facts about me, then my top ten books that were set outside the US, and now top ten books that made me want to travel. There were more than a few, and this list is a mixture of books that have inspired holidays I’ve been on and books that have made me want to hop on a plane and fly far away.


Top Ten Tuesday #31

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The Cookie Book Tag

Food book tags are probably my favourite of the lot; the questions are always so creative and the never fail to make me a little hungry as I try to think of answers. I’ve already taken part in the Dim Sum and Coffee book tags, and I have a couple more in my queue for the near future, but today it’s the Cookie book tag.

I was tagged by Stephanie at Adventures of a Bibliophile. Thanks so much for the tag Stephanie; everyone else should definitely check out her original post and her blog, she writes some amazing posts.

The Cookie Book Tag

Rules:

  • In addition to linking back to the person who tagged you, it would be awesome if you link back to Nicole’s original post!
  • Pick a book that corresponds to the cookie’s ‘theme’.
  • Have fun!
  • Tag one to three people.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books that Made Me Smile and Cry

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books That Made Me Smile and Cry.

I read a lot of books and most I love, but there are few which have made me want to smile so much I physically can’t hold it in. I find myself sat reading with a massive smile on my face because the story or the characters or the relationships just make me so happy I can’t help but smile. Then there are others which have moved me to tears; the story or the situation or even the writing itself is so emotional I can’t help but cry at the saddest parts. So for this week’s theme I didn’t pick books that made me laugh, instead I picked five that I couldn’t help smiling through, and five that moved me to tears.


Top Ten Tuesday #19

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten of My Most Recent Five Star Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten of My Most Recent Five Star Reads.

I’ve already read so many amazing books this year, I even have two that are contending for my top read of 2016. Most of them are completely new series and/or authors whom I only discovered this year since starting my blog. I’ve added a lot of books to my to-read list since joining WordPress and some of my favourite series I only picked up because of the reviews I saw on various blogs I follow.


Top Ten Tuesday #17

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren’t My Typical Genre

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren’t My Typical Genre.

Last year I didn’t really read many books that went out of my comfort zone. So to rectify that, and also to see if there’s another genre I would end up loving as much as I do fantasy, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to branch out and read more books I wouldn’t normally pick up. For this week’s Top Ten I have highlighted five books I read recently that weren’t my typical genre and five books that are on my to-read list which, hopefully, I’ll be able to get around to soon.


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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See


Title: All the Light We Cannot See

Author: Anthony Doerr

Series: N/A

Publisher: Scribner

Release Date: May 6th 2014

Rating:

Five Stars

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighbourhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

– Blurb courtesy of goodreads.com

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That are Set In, or Visit, Past Times

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. It was a past and/or future themed free pick this week so I chose; Top Ten Books That are Set In, or Visit, Past Times.

I feel like this week is a bit of a mish-mash of themes. There is a whole lot of different genres mixed in there; fantasy and contemporary, time travel and magical realism. Time travel is, and I’ve mentioned this once or twice before, one of my favourite subgenres of young adult books so I had more than enough to fill this list up. However I have read, and am currently reading, some amazing books set in the past. So this list became a mixture of anything and everything I’d ever read that stepped foot in the past.


Top Ten Tuesday #9

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