Top 10 Tuesday | Black History Month (UK)

Top 10 Tuesday | Black History Month (UK)

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

This week’s prompt for TTT was actually “Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit”, but as it’s Black History Month in the UK this month I wanted to give you all some recommendations for that instead. Last year for a TTT prompt on favourite British fiction, I shared a list of diverse British fiction in response to the numerous lists which focused overwhelmingly on whitewashed and middle-class Britishness.

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Top 10 Tuesday – Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

Top 10 Tuesday – Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

I’ve gotten out of the habit of doing TTT lately but quite liked this weeks topic on the longest books I’ve ever read. At first, I thought I hadn’t read many long books but looking through my Goodreads ‘read’ shelf revealed that I’ve actually read quite a few books that are 500+ pages! As there are a few books in series where the authors are determined to kill their readers with books as big as bricks, I’ve only included the longest book in the series to prevent this list being dominated by A Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter, and The Illuminae Files.

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Top 10 Tuesday | Genres I Hated at School

Top 10 Tuesday | Genres I Hated at School

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

I haven’t done a TTT for a very long time and hadn’t been planning on doing one today. However, after reading Kate’s fantastic ‘best contemporaries set in school‘ TTT list (and her inquiring so nicely as to whether I was doing it this week) I thought I’d join in this week. The prompt for this week was ‘back to school/learning freebie’ and thought it’d be interesting to share with you all some of my most hated genres (and books!) that I actually really love now!

So, let’s get started…

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Top 10 Tuesday | Series I Need to Finish

Top 10 Tuesday | Series I Need to Finish

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

– Top 10 Series I’m Yet to Finish – 

I’ve been struggling quite a bit with TTT recently as I just haven’t been feeling the chosen topics for each week but I really love posting something each week. So this week I’ve decided to just choose my own topic! At the beginning of the year, I made a little BuJo spread of all the series I needed to finish, but inevitably rather than finish any series I have started even more series… So now my life is drowning in a sea of unfinished series. Also after finishing writing this I’m preettyyyyy sure I’ve actually already done this topic but… it’s always relevant so here we go again!

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Top 10 Tuesday | Fave character names (aka how I came to be called Avery)

Top 10 Tuesday | Fave character names (aka how I came to be called Avery)

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

– Top 10 Fave Character Names – 

I initially wasn’t going to participate in this weeks Top 10 Tuesday but thought it would be fun to do a little favourite name countdown ending in a little story about how I actually came to be called Avery (Spoiler: I chose my name and it was literature themed).

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Dorian 

Dorian Pavus (DA: Inquisition) / Dorian Gray

 

Padme

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Star Wars Episodes 1-3

 

Aristotle

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Aristotle from Ari & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

 

Aurora

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Sleeping Beauty

 

Sirius

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Fun Fact: Sirius is also one of my middle names

 

Teyla

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Stargate Atlantis

 

Achilles

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The Song of Achilles / The Iliad

 

Lyra

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His Dark Materials

 

Atlas

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Atlas Shrugged / Bioshock

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BONUS ROUND

Avery

The Truth About Forever

I came across the name Avery for the first time when I read The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. I used to love her books as a teenager and TTAF was the one that really struck a chord with me. While reading the books I discovered the name Avery and loved it. It was beautiful, unique and gender neutral! when choosing a new name for myself I actually didn’t consider Avery at first, but one day the name came back to me out of nowhere and I can’t imagine being called anything else now!

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It was really fun thinking about what names I liked in order to write this post. I used to have a really long list of names that I loved, mostly based off of fictional characters, but I lost it many years ago. I should start keeping another one as I couldn’t remember any lol


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