Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday --- A List of Books to Read in a Short Amount of Time!!



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here 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.

Below is a wide and varied list of short reads that I enjoyed reading. I hope you have a chance to read some of them and like reading them as much as I did!!

1. The Dispatcher by John Scalzi ~~ This is the only audiobook that made my list this week. The Dispatcher is AMAZING and very thought provoking!! Listening length is 2 hours, 19 minutes and narrated by actor, Zachary Quinto.

2. La Borinqueña #1 by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez ~~ Celebrate diversity with this graphic novel featuring a strong female, Puerto Rican superhero!

3. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot ~~ Check out these fabulous cat inspired poems that inspired the musical Cats. This book of poems is a short 56 pages of pure bliss!

4. Ivan (Her Russian Protector #1) by Roxie Rivera ~~ I read this erotica novella a few years ago and loved it! It is the first book in a series. It's a quick read with a lot of 'hotness' to it. Good storyline and characters.


5. The Forty Fathom Bank by Les Galloway ~~ Another novella I read a few years ago and remember really liking a lot... In fact, I'd like to read it again. It's a psychological thriller set in the San Francisco Bay Area and deals with shark fishing.

6. Grayson by Lynne Cox ~~ I love this short memoir by long distance swimmer Lynne Cox. She writes about her very memorable encounter with a baby gray whale during one of her long distance swims off coast of Seal Beach, California when she was roughly 17 years old. The gray whale had become separated from its mother and she stays with the whale until the mother is found. I've read Grayson twice and the writing is phenomenal. If you are an animal lover and enjoy reading memoirs, then this is a must read!

7. Nosebleed by Ged Maybury ~~ This is a children's novel written by a New Zealand native. It is funny and a fabulous read!

8. Deenie by Judy Blume ~~ I recently finished reading Deenie earlier this month and loved this novel for young adults. This is a full length novel but is a super quick read. I love that Judy Blume doesn't shy away from writing about deep topics that make you think!

9. Peeler  by Gord Rollo ~~ Calling all horror genre fans!! This 70 page read will creep you out. So, if you love reading horror themed books, then this short book is for you!

10. Flashy Fiction and Other Insane Tales (Volume 1) by Jen Wylie & Sean Hayden ~~ I believe this book was my first experience with flash fiction (super short stories) and I love the flash fiction in this book!

25 comments:

  1. Ooh nice! These are all totally new to me ones!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. Old Possum's Book is short. That's my favorite sort. Short and powerful.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/03/100-one-night-reads.html

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  4. These are all new to me! I'll have to check some of them out.
    Here is my <a href="http://www.longandshortreviews.com/miscellaneous-musings/read-in-one-sitting/>TTT</a>

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  5. #1 sounds very interesting. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  6. I love Deenie! Such a good book. :-)

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  7. I'm always looking for more short reads to add to my TBR. Great list!

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  8. I have to say I haven't heard of any of these books! It's nice to see recommendations for books that are not so widely known.

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  9. I've only read the poetry collection by T. S. Eliot and it's one of my favourites. :-)

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  10. I've never heard of these but La Borinqueña sounds epic!

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  11. Awww, I remember reading Deenie when I was younger. Such a great book! Quite a few of these are new to me so I'll definitely keep them in mind for when I want a quick read. :)

    My TTT.

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  12. I don't think I have read a Judy Blume book since I was in grade school, but I used to love them. I will have to check this one out!

    Great list! Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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  13. Ooh, I loved The Dispatcher! John Scalzi is just always excellent. I read Deenie so many years ago! It's nice to know that Judy Blume's books still hold up. Great list!

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  14. I LOVED Practical Cats but haven't thought of it in ages! I was gleeful just seeing the title and I definitely need to track down a copy.

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  15. I love psychological thrillers lately so the Forty Fathom Bank has me curious. It sounds so different! And Old Possum's too- cat- inspired poetry sounds fun.

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  16. I've heard of Judy Blume, but believe it or not, I've never read anything by her. Seems strange since she's a popular author, but well, 'tis true. Though I think when I read her name, I'm thinking more of her MG books. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

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  17. Practical Cats is a fantastic choice, and I love the show based on the poems too :)

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  18. I haven't heard of any of the books on your list, but I will check them out! Happy Reading!

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  19. I read most of the Judy Blume books when I was at school and loved them. She was very popular amongst schoolgirls at my school!

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  20. Thank you for visiting my blog. :)
    And wow! I don't think I've heard of any of the books on your list. It's always amazing to me how there are SO MANY BOOKS in the world. #happybookworm

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  21. I've never heard of any of these....which means that I will now have to go and look them all up, haha. Thanks! Jk :P

    Great post!

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  22. I love the TS Eliot poems which formed the basis for the Broadway musical, CATS. My TTT, a day late

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  23. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I have t.s. eliot's book on my TBR since I'm working my way through the 1001 childrens books to read before you die list

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  24. Wow! I haven't read any of these. I have seen the musical Cats, though. ;) These all sound great!

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