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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Classics

Hiya!

I skipped lat week’s Top Ten Tuesday because I just didn’t sit down and just write it, but I really wanted to talk about some of my favorite classics, so I’ve decided to create my list of Favorite Classics this week instead.

Going back over this list before posting has made me realize that more than half of the classics that I love are British…There is no shame in the fact that I’m a total Anglophile!

Northanger Abbey by Jane AustenPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskill

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskill

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettPersuasion by Jane Austen

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Are any of my favorite classics your favorites as well?

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Teen Fiction Crushes

You know it was bound to happen. I was boy crazy as a teenager, and now that I’m grown up (?) and married (!), I have turned my boycraziness (new word) into fiction boyfriends. Who is awesome enough to make it on my list of ten favorite YA/Middle Grades fiction crushes? Well, you’re about to find out.

  • Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Because he is “the boy with the bread”. I really like bread.
  • Kartik from A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. Exotic, protective and mysterious. Yes please.
  • Will Herondale from Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. He’s British and Victorian. Need I say more?! No, I didn’t think so.
  • Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth. Mysterious, strong, and secretly vulnerable. And cute.
  • Po from Graceling by Kristen Cashore. His devotion to Katsa is so wonderful. And he’s kinda sexy.
  • Eli Stock from Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. Rides bikes competitively and needs help loving again.
  • Sam Roth from the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater. He’s a wolf and a cute boy wrapped into one. Oh yea, and a musician.
  • Jasper Cullen from the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. He is sensitive and he has an accent. Of course I like him.
  • Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Hilarious, sweet and brave. Oh yeah and they’re wizards. Yes please.
  • Gilbert Blythe from the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery. The annoying boy grows up to be the handsome gentleman. Le sigh…

I can’t finish this post without a shout out to my favorite fictional crushes of all time (not teen fiction).

  • Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
  • Mr. Thornton from North and South by Elizabeth Gaskill
  • Mr. Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Be still my beating heart!

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