Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #45 + Teaser Tuesday #6

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish 

This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic: Top 10 Books About Friendship. I'm going to interpret this a little bit and include books that just have really great friendships in them; not necessarily books that are strictly about friendship.


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading


- Grab the book you're currently reading.
- Flip to a random page.
- Pick two teaser sentences to post!

I sat there for a while, picking at my breakfast, mulling over Nikolai's parting words. Then I gave myself a little shake. I didn't have time to dissect his motives. In just a few hours, the war council would meet to talk strategy and how best to raise a defense against the Darkling. I had plenty to do to prepare, but fist I had a visit to pay.


Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (pg. 251)

17 comments:

  1. The Eagle of the Ninth was a a good choice--how could I have missed it?

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    1. I almost overlooked it myself. :)

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  2. Definitely agree with Sherlock Holmes - I think they've done a good job of highlighting it in the TV adaptations as well. The Roman Mystery series sounds good - I love that none of them become romantically involved. Hate when that happens in non-romance books.

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    1. They have done a very good job. :) THE ROMAN MYSTERIES series was my obsession as a kid, and I still love the first 8 books. They get a little weird after book 9, but I'll always love it. :)

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  3. Nice choice with Sherlock Holmes. You're right, it's one of the most famous literary friendships out there!

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    1. And I still say that Watson is too good of a friend. ;) But who else would tolerate Sherlock, right?

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  4. The Kingdom of Wrenly is such a great choice! I didn't put it on my list because it isn't out yet, but their friendship is wonderful!

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  5. Great choices, I have quite a few of these on my TBR list. I love books with amazing friendships in them, so this weeks TTT has added a lot of books to my TBR list. I am planning to read Raven Boys soon so I am glad it made your list. Nice list :) Here's my TTT.

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    1. I wish people wrote more friendships and fewer romantic relationships (there might be a lot more good books). I hope you enjoy THE RAVEN BOYS!

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  6. Awesome choices :) One other book I loved with a great friendship was "How the Hangman Lost his Heart" between the hangman and Alice. :)

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    1. I KNEW there was one that had a girl-boy friendship! I was wracking my brain for one, but couldn't think of it! Okay, HANGMAN is the unofficial 11th choice. ;)

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  7. I'm in the middle of the sequel to Raven Boys right now - I'm loving them! Ranger's Apprentice almost made my list, and Sherlock Holmes and Watson is a great friendship--too bad I didn't think of it. Some of these others I haven't read; I'll have to check them out!

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    1. There's another one I forgot to add to my list, and that's WITCHLANDERS by Lena Coakley. That one has a terrific brotherhood friendship. Check that one out, too! Oh my gosh, THE DREAM THIEVES was amazing!

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  8. Nice picks! Though I'm not sure I'll be continuing with The Raven Boys series. That second book was pretty disappointing for me. :(

    But yay for strong friendships in books!

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    1. I didn't like THE DREAM THIEVES quite as well as THE RAVEN BOYS just because I thought it was a little slower, but it didn't disappoint me. I'm sorry it did you. Was it just the characters or the plot you didn't like? If it was the plot, I imagine it's going to pick up as the series continues. Book #2 was a sort of bridge between #1 and the next two installments.

      Strong friendships in books live forever! ;)

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    2. I think it was a combo of the plot, characters and general feel/direction of the story. The book just didn't work for me. But I look forward to your review of the third to see whether it picks up again! :)

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