Teaser Tuesday, a weekly meme created by MizB at Should Be Reading, is an opportunity for bloggers to tease their blogging friends about a book they are reading in just two sentences picked form a random page without giving away spoilers.
My teaser for this week is …
“Though everyone calls me Soap,” added Phineas B. Crow. “Because I needs it more than most.”
~pp. 113, Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the The Broke and the Bookish where Jamie and her co-bloggers create a top ten list for a given topic. Then they ask the blogging world to contribute their own thoughts on the topic.
This week’s top ten is: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry. I’m a big ol’ baby these days and pretty much every other book brings out the waterworks.
- The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen – because the personal history for the MC was reminiscent of something from my own. The book, however, was still one of my favorite reads last year, I just had a moment where I considered abandoning it for that reason.
- Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry – It was the ending that did me in, all that hope for the future 🙂
- Opal and Origin by JLA – both had moments where I shed a tear for their struggles, for the losses.
- Half-Blood & Appollyon & Sentinel by JLA – this series gave me lots of feelings.
- For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund – geez, this was the first book I read for 2014 and just yeah, so emotional, so good.
- The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger – I know many folks don’t care for this title which is fine for them, but I feel for Holden.
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky- because who didn’t cry at the end?
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – same as #7
- White Oleander by Janet Fitch – It’s a very emotional read all around.
- Peter Pan (all of them) – Every single adaptation of this story leaves me sobbing, always has. I usually try to avoid these when possible.