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Top Ten Tuesday: In Which the Worlds Felt Real, Yo.

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! The topic chosen by the awesome peeps over at the Broke and the Bookish is vivid worlds and settings in books. For me, that means things GOT REAL. I could picture myself in the world, imagine the city or the journey — whatever it may be. World building is […]

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July 29, 2012 - 8:05 am

Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog: 7/29/2012 - […] Marisa Calin. + Author Carley Moore stopped by for an interview + a GIVEAWAY! + Magan shared 10 books with vivid settings + A review of  Pushing the Limits by Katie […]

July 25, 2012 - 1:18 pm

Magan - Jen, thanks so much! I did make them myself. I whipped them up in Photoshop – I wanted it to be easy for people to see why I chose books if they didn’t want to read my longer write-ups. 🙂 I really appreciate the compliment and you stopping by!

July 25, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Jen @ A Book and a Latte - This a fantastic list! I love that you picked Such a Rush :). And, BTW, I love your countdown graphics :). Did you create them?

July 25, 2012 - 11:45 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Your graphics for this TTT are BEAUTIFUL and I love them all. I love your picks, though I’m especially pleased that you have Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Alanna & Such a Rush on the list! Such a Rush has a great setting, and yes, I totally felt like I could fly a plane after reading it too!

July 24, 2012 - 11:34 pm

Aimee @ Penmanship Smitten - I’ve heard so much about THe Book Theif. I know it’s an emotional read, but I think I’m definitely going to have to check it out. It sounds amazing.

I loveeeeee the wizarding world of Harry Potter so much, and though it scares me, I found Panem from THG fascinating.I wouldn’t want to live there, but Delirium has definitely one of my favorite dystopian settings. I’m reading This is Not a Test right now, and I can’t wait to explore this world more. The otehr books, though I have yet to read them, sound fantastic. Adding them to my TBR immediately!

Thanks for the list!

Aimee | My TTT

July 24, 2012 - 11:26 pm

Randi M - Ahhh, can’t wait for Meant to Be!! After today, I’m thinking Daughter of Smoke and Bone might have to be my next read. Great list – I loved your explanations! 🙂

July 24, 2012 - 6:19 pm

Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog - Such a Rush sounds like a fantastic read. I’ll have to look into that one. Thanks so much for sharing. Would love for you to stop by and check out my Top Ten.

July 24, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Becki @ TheFlutterbyRoom - Great list! Loved the graphics – they were awesome, and brilliant summaries. Really enjoyed hearing your reasoning for the books you picked.

July 24, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Ooh some really great choices! HP & THG of course- but how did I pass up Delirium!? One of my favorites! And I can’t wait to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone! So many great reviews for that.

July 24, 2012 - 2:12 pm

Kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best - The world of HP and Panden couldn’t NOT be on these lists! I love both worlds SO MUCH! I just got the Alana books this weekend so I’m hoping to read them!

~Kailia @ Reading the Best

July 24, 2012 - 11:56 am

Tara @ Hobbitsies - YES Meant to Be is TOTALLY on my list too! HOW DID I MISS THE HUNGER GAMES? I’m asking this on every list I see it on because I am shaking my head at myself.

Tamora Pierce fangirl #1 right here!

July 24, 2012 - 10:17 am

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - I keep seeing Tamora Pierce everywhere and I’ve never read any of her books. BLOGGER, READER, & PERSON FAIL. (hides face forever)

July 24, 2012 - 9:55 am

Tara - First off, I love how you formatted this post! (I know, nerd alert to geek about your formatting skills, but I LOVE).

Second, your quote about Harry Potter and The Hunger Games is so, so true.

Third, I agree on every other book… that I’ve read 😉

July 24, 2012 - 9:48 am

Jamie - SO almost put Delirium on my list! Also, I really need to read Daughter of Smoke & Bone..everyone RAVES. As well as Such a Rush and Meant To Be. I have a lot of reading to do! And I don’t know how I forgot to put The Book Thief!

July 24, 2012 - 9:34 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Every time I see Daughter of Smoke & Bone I think, hmm I need to read this! Why do I keep forgetting about it?! I like most of your picks (for the ones I read).

July 24, 2012 - 9:11 am

Nicole - I need to read Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA series like nao. DOSAB had a great world — and who doesn’t love Hogwarts!? Great list!

July 24, 2012 - 8:15 am

Jessica - I had The Book Thief too, great book. I like your list, I have read a lot of them. Never heard of Meant To Be before, but I just added to my TBR list! Thanks!

July 24, 2012 - 6:59 am

Lori - I was very close to putting Delirium on my list…I probably should have. Great list and I agree that it’s nearly impossible to have a list without Harry Potter. 🙂
My Top Ten

July 24, 2012 - 5:20 am

Cassie @GreatMunchieReads - Great picks and so pretty to. I love your page 🙂


July 24, 2012 - 4:41 am

Adina - Great list Magan. I too imagined I could fly after reading Such a Rush – the plane wants to fly!

July 24, 2012 - 2:41 am

Scarlett - Harry Potter forever! Great list, although I haven’t read quite a few of the ones that you have listed. I REALLY liked how you did the covers and the numbers, very schnazzy!

Here’s a link to mine!

July 24, 2012 - 1:52 am

Jenny - This might be the prettiest list I’ve ever seen! A few of these are on my list as well, but I love all of your picks. Amazing list! 🙂

July 24, 2012 - 1:19 am

elena - I LOVE HOW YOU DID THIS! Harry Potter should be on ALL these lists. People can say what they want about HP but they can’t deny it has great world building. Also, I read Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers and really liked it! I have Some Girls Are right now but I don’t think I’ll read it since it makes me feel really uncomfortable. I definitely want to check out This Is Not a Test though! Ha to number nine. Fab list, M. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Flown Under the Radar

Hiya, friends! We’re so happy to be sharing underrated books for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the incredible ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. Something we talk about often are books that we love that haven’t hit the blogosphere and aren’t circulating like crazy but should be. We were talking about From What I Remember […]

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July 13, 2012 - 11:58 pm

Tee @ YA Crush - You guys, this is a fabulous post. SO many great books. I am especially a huge fan of I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan. I swear I push that book on everyone!

July 11, 2012 - 1:40 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Great list! I haven’t heard of most of these (hence the fact that they’re under the radar, hey?) but will be checking them out for sure! I loved North of Beautiful too — it was such a heartbreakingly beautiful story. And Bunheads! Who couldn’t love Bunheads!! So fun!

July 10, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Aimee @ Penmanship Smitten - I hate how I’ve heard of only four of these books and only read (and loved two). I’m definitely looking into the others, though North of Beautiful is already one of my favorite books (and one of the most poignant, beautiful books I’ve ever read). I also really loved The Lonely Hearts Club, and Bunheads is on my to-read list (as is everything by Melina Merchetta).

Fantastic list!

Aimee// Top Ten Ships That Broke My Heart (just a little)

July 10, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I am in complete agreement when it comes to Geek Girl. It’s such a great book, and people have been overlooking it! I adored it when I read it and I’m so happy M did too! 🙂

July 10, 2012 - 2:55 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - Oooh I have strong feelings on this! Ones about which I am trying to spread the gospel include, but are not limited to!, Audrey Wait! By Robin Benway and all things Jaclyn Moriarty ( which I’ve already shamelessly plugged in a recommendation http://mysistersbookshelf.com/recommend-a-contemporary-book-the-year-secret-assignments-jaclyn-moriarty/)

Another is Megan Whalen Turner’s Thief of Attolia series. They are well-appreciated, but I love them so much and feel like they have such great appeal – they should be Percy-Jackson-popular!

July 10, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Shanyn - Sigh, I really need to read I’ll Be There. There is really no excuse at this point.

July 10, 2012 - 11:54 am

elena - Shamefully, I have only read TWO of these books on your list but one its way to me from the library. I am going to go book shopping on my library’s catalogue now!

July 10, 2012 - 11:52 am

Sarah @ Breaking the Binding - Wow, to be honest I haven’t heard of any of these books before I read your list, but I absolutely have to read some of them now! I’m especially interested in picking up “The Comeback Season” by Jennifer E. Smith as I’m a HUGE baseball fan!

Check out my list if you get a moment, I picked my top ten favorite tv characters !

July 10, 2012 - 11:01 am

Christina (A Reader of Fictions) - *bows head in shame*

When I clicked the link to come to your list, I was so sure I would have read several of your selections. WRONG. I’ve only read one of the twelve, although I do own three more. Maybe someday I’ll dig myself out of my review pile and get to them.

I did really like Geek Girl, the one I’ve read. A couple of these that I’d never heard of immediately went on my tbr.

July 10, 2012 - 9:24 am

Samantha @ Reading-AndCoffee - I’ve actually heard a fair bit about North of Beautiful lately! Great list!

July 10, 2012 - 9:19 am

stacie puett - i have read a few of these books. so great that they are being put out for all to see.

July 10, 2012 - 8:24 am

Anna - North of Beautiful! The Comeback Season! I’ll Be There! YES YES YES!

July 10, 2012 - 8:04 am

Mel@thedailyprophecy - I must admit, there are a lot of books on the list I haven’t heard of. So you picked some great books to showcase. I’ll be checking some of them! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and lovely idea ^^


July 10, 2012 - 3:12 am

Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Book Blog - LOVE YOUR LIST!!! I haven’t read any of these books except Lonely Hearts Club (Stalker Chronicles and Bunheads are on my TBR). Ater reading your list I really want to read Geek Girl and From What I Remember!!!

My TTT- Books That Scared Me

July 10, 2012 - 2:52 am

Helene - Great list! I started Bunheads yesterday and I completely agree with you! The rest (sadly) I haven’t read, but I’m going to check them out.


July 10, 2012 - 1:38 am

Randi M - Great list! Going to have to check these out. 🙂 Flat-Out Love is hugely underrated in my opinion – it’s one of my faves!

July 10, 2012 - 12:37 am

Monica - I just started reading From What I Rememeber. Good to know I’m in for a treat. 🙂 I think Amanda Hocking’s Trylle Trilogy is totally underrated. I haven’t heard that many people talking about it but I read the first two books in less than two days. Love them.

July 10, 2012 - 12:31 am

Sash from Sash and Em - While her book, Please Ignore Vera Dietz did receive a Printz Honor in 2009, I feel like A.S. King is super underrated. Like, do people not see the awesomeness of her writing? PIVD was one of my favorite reads of the year and I just finished her latest book (coming in October), Ask the Passengers. Her line at ALA Annual for an in booth signing (when I went in the last 5-10 minutes) was EMPTY. I mean, what is this craziness?! AND I’m reading Everybody Sees the Ants right now 🙂

Love you guys (and this post!)

Top 10 Tuesday: Best Beach Reads

Hi friends! This TTT meme couldn’t have come at a better time, with our participation in Sweet Summertime Reads. Finding the perfect beach read is imperative to a day of sunshine and surf. Hope you’ll take the time to check out a few of our favorites! We stand by them, 150%! Don’t forget to check […]

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June 17, 2012 - 8:01 am

Magan: Shelve It (6/17/2012), Magan - […] a new school, and romance found in Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando. – Estelle + I found 10 more beach reads to share with you. – I review Myra McEntire’s Hourglass, sequel to Timepiece. Related Posts […]

June 14, 2012 - 1:22 pm

April Books & Wine - Man, I still need to read Going Too Far, because I totally adored Forget You.

AND ALSO! Catching Jordan. How I have I not read that book already?

I am glad your list is comprised of books I would put in my beach bag for real.

June 13, 2012 - 3:38 pm

Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog - I loved Bookends. I completely agree that it’s a great beach read.

June 13, 2012 - 2:02 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I absolutely adore the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, so that’s definitely a summer read for me! Plus, you guys have just contributed to my constantly growing TBR with all the other fab books you chose!

June 12, 2012 - 10:26 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Awesome list! Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants will always be one of my favourite summer reads, as I read the first one when I worked at a summer camp in upstate New York. It was the perfect summer weather read, curled up in an Adirondack chair on my down time.

And I’m super surprised that there’s no Morgan Matson in there?!? Magan actually passed up the chance to plug Second Chance Summer? Tee hee =)

June 12, 2012 - 6:15 pm

margie c {the bumble girl} - Naked sounds hilarious and funny! I’m definitely adding this one to my list!
They all really sound fab, most are on my list already! Will have to add a few more, thanks for sharing 🙂

June 12, 2012 - 1:22 pm

Lauren @ Lauren Reads YA - Great list! I especially love Magan’s picks, but that’s probably because I’m more into YA. : )

Check out my TTT?

June 12, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - and this is why I asked y’all to do the summertime reads feature with me 🙂 HA! Love all your picks.

June 12, 2012 - 11:22 am

Jen - YES YES YES to all of Magan’s! Except Catching Jordan. We didn’t get along so well 😉

June 12, 2012 - 11:19 am

gautami tripathy - Great choices. I am gonna add to my already LONG tbr pile!! Come check mine too:

Here is my Top Ten post!

June 12, 2012 - 9:57 am

Melissa @ Harley Bear Book Blog - Just added Going Too Far to my list. And I want to reread The Undomestic Goddess it definitely was zany chick lit. Definitely a great read for sun bathing lol. My Top Ten Tuesday

June 12, 2012 - 9:47 am

Fara @ Tumbling In Books - I So totally agree with Unbreak My Heart. That cover just SCREAMS to me. Awesome list! 😀

Drop by my Top 10?

June 12, 2012 - 9:37 am

Vikk @ Down the Writer's Path - I’ve been meaning to read the short story anthology by Sedaris. Thanks for the reminder.

June 12, 2012 - 9:01 am

Shoeless - I honestly don’t think I’ve read any of these…but, I did see the movie for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants…does that count? lol.

June 12, 2012 - 8:38 am

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz - Summer makes me want to read both very short pieces and very long books. Odd, isn’t it?

Here’s my list of Top Ten Favorite Beach Reads. I hope you will stop by and tell me what you think!

June 12, 2012 - 8:34 am

elena - I have David Sedaris on my list too! I thought about putting The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but didn’t. I can’t believe I didn’t think of the Summer trilogy, a totally obvious choice. Love your choices! 🙂

June 12, 2012 - 8:31 am

Sash from Sash and Em - Catching Jordan – OMG- YES! Love that book. E and I haven’t read the Summer series but she’d def be a J girl and I’m more of a Conrad girl 🙂 Love yall’s picks! xo

Top 10 Tuesday: Those OTHER Blogs We Visit

Happy Tuesday! The Broke & the Bookish has done it again — another great meme that is sure to cause our Google Readers to blow up even more. I don’t know about you guys but Magan and I do a lot of blog reading and while we absolutely love perusing all the fun book blogs, […]

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June 18, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’m going to be in trouble now – I’m catching up on the blogs I’m already reading BUT you guys have given me a great set of blogs to check out. I can’t wait to go through – especially MK in Wonderland, since that one sounds fabulous.

By the way, I’ve been a long time fan of Keiko – I think she’s so pretty and I love her makeup tutorials. Plus her dog is adorable!

May 28, 2012 - 10:52 am

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I already love The Beauty Department, but I’m so excited to check out some of the others on here. I love affordable fashion blogs (because so many of them blog about clothes that are WAY out of my price range) and am addicted to anything interior design. Can’t wait to add some of these to my reader!

May 27, 2012 - 12:30 am

Alison (AlisonCanRead) - Problogger sounds great. I need to check it out. I love J’s Everyday Fashion.

May 22, 2012 - 9:48 pm

VeganYANerds - Today has been the most unproductive day for me work-wise because all I’ve done is visit these top 10 posts and then spend hours going through all these cool sites! You two have listed the most that interest me and such a good mix too (home/fashion/make up) – I don’t think I will get anything done for the rest of the day!

May 22, 2012 - 2:43 pm


May 22, 2012 - 1:38 pm

Mary - Disney Hipsters is the most brilliant thing ever. I love disney! Also thanks for the tip re problogger – and sending me to the good books, good wine post! I’m just starting out and much of this is very confusing!


May 22, 2012 - 12:24 pm

Lisa - I was putting together my Top Ten blogs and have A Practical Wedding in there too (and I also got married almost a year ago now)! I definitely agree that it keeps life in perspecitve.

May 22, 2012 - 11:41 am

Nicole - Lauren features free fonts? I’m in. /love me some fonts.

May 22, 2012 - 11:15 am

Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog - Great links! Following you on Pinterest 🙂 I Love Disney.

May 22, 2012 - 10:23 am

Vikk @ Down the Writer's Path - Great list of sites. I enjoy Problogger, too. This is turning out to be a great Top Ten Tuesday. Lots of new places to visit.

May 22, 2012 - 10:11 am

April Books & Wine - Sigh, I need to make trip 3 to Disney World, maybe if I take those Problogger tips and make enough blog bank that can happen LOL.


May 22, 2012 - 9:49 am

Jamie - Oooh fun sites! I will be checking out all of these. I read The Beauty Department and ProBlogger as well. For another blogging site, read Copyblogger!

May 22, 2012 - 7:58 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I went & checked out that blog (MK in Wonderland) and after reading her Mother’s Day post, I forwarded it to both my sisters – who are both Moms to boys. I thought they could use some words of encouragement.. especially since I know one of my sisters is going through those rough sleepless nights & is about to strangle someone lol.

May 22, 2012 - 7:20 am

Alexis @ Lit. Hitchhiker - I love your list- what awesome blogs! I just got engaged a few weeks ago and I’m already obsessed with SMP but I hadn’t heard of The Practical Bride yet!. Can’t wait to check it out! Lauren Elise Crafted sounds really cool too- I love crafty/creative folks. I’m always so impressed with the things they can dream up. I go could on and on about pretty much every blog on this list but instead I’ll just bookmark ’em and get reading. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

May 22, 2012 - 6:46 am

Annabelle H - Wow, I love the Disney site!

My Top Ten!

May 22, 2012 - 5:43 am

Lori - I’m definitely checking out Lauren Elise Crafted and Keiko Lynn! They sound fabulous! I really need to visit more non-bookish sites so I’m excited to start reading everyone’s favorites!

My Top Ten

May 22, 2012 - 5:02 am

BarefootMedStudent - These are awesome, especially the Disney Hipster Blog. Fits and giggles!

Feel free to visit my TTT 🙂

May 22, 2012 - 12:32 am

Laura @ The Traveling Owl - I love finding new blogs to check out. This doesn’t look good for my productivity at work tomorrow.

Magan, I have to agree with you regarding you love of Beauty Department. I will sheepishly admit to watching The Hills and Laguna Beach, and I find LC so fascinating. It’s great that she’s transitioned her career into what it is today.

Great list, ladies!

May 21, 2012 - 11:52 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - I couldn’t come up with any non-book blogs for this week’s TTT, but I shall definitely be checking out some of your favourites! Especially the crafty ones — I used to be much more crafty than I am now. Feeling the urge to scrapbook…

May 21, 2012 - 11:24 pm

Melanie - I really like Problogger, but the blogging blog I read most often is Copyblogger. They share a lot of similarities, though.

May 21, 2012 - 11:20 pm

elena - Estelle, I love how much you love Disney!! I haven’t been to Disneyworld in awhile but you make me want to go. I even have a free ticket that I need to use! I love the look of Lauren Elise Crafted and I’m glad she was so encouraging when you were having your wedding.

Magan, I didn’t know you were an interior designer by degree! I think that’s awesome and even more awesome you’re a wonderful wedding photographer. I love looking at your wedding photography site, haha. Your photos really capture the couples! I’ve heard of Problogger but never really used it. I’m hopeless with SEO so here’s to hoping they can help.

Top 10 Tuesday: Estelle’s Fav Quotes from Books

I’m that person who is always jotting lyrics from songs and quotes from books onto tiny pieces of paper and stuffing them in my purse. Or taking pictures of book pages with my iPhone. That’s a new obsession. Proof: ^ I was reading You Have Seven Messages on a road trip to Connecticut and it […]

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September 15, 2014 - 11:41 am

Vicky - Love number 4! It`s true, have to be careful what thoughts go through you…

December 20, 2012 - 9:04 am

Estelle: 2012 End of the Year Survey (Yay!) - […] Surprisingly, the most popular post I wrote was about my favorite book quotes. […]

June 18, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - What a beautiful collection of quotes! I loved every single one of them, although the one from Jennifer E. Smith is the most gorgeous to me 🙂

May 8, 2012 - 9:30 pm

Jamie - LOVE LOVE LOVE your list! Before I elaborate, that is an insanely awesome idea to take a pic with your phone. GENIUS. I always just have tiny post it notes and then transfer them into my quote notebook at a later date but I ALWAYS have my phone on me..so that’s a win!

Haven’t heard of the Comeback Season but I love that quote! That Let It Snow one…I probably completely brushed passed that when I read that book…it’s wonderful and so true! And Catcher in the Rye!! I love Salinger hardcore.

Excellent list, love.

May 8, 2012 - 8:00 pm

Katie H. - LOVE Emily Giffin. Although my favorites were Something Borrowed & Blue.

May 8, 2012 - 7:48 pm

Laura @ The Traveling Owl - The quote from Charlotte’s Web is always guaranteed to bring a smile to my face.

Excellent list!

Laura @ The Traveling Owl

May 8, 2012 - 5:36 pm

VeganYANerds - I’m so bad at remembering quotes, I need to write them down or take a photo, clever idea!

I love that you included one from Perfect Fifths and Charlotte’s Web, so sweet!

May 8, 2012 - 5:11 pm

BarefootMedStudent - I also take pictures of quotes when I don’t have time (or energy, or a pen) to write them down! Also, great list.

I tried something different with my quotes – you’re welcome to visit 🙂

May 8, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Lauren@The Housework Can Wait - Love, love, love the Emily Griffin quote. It’s so good. I haven’t read many of your books, but I love all the quotes.

Here’s my TTT!

May 8, 2012 - 4:12 pm

Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog - I’m pretty sure this was my favorite Top Ten topic as well. I really like your quote from Catcher in the Rye 🙂

May 8, 2012 - 3:46 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH! I swear, I like you more & more every time I read another one of your posts. That quote is one of my absolute favorites! I have written down so many love quotes over the years, but that is one of the only ones that I think truly captures what real love looks like in the long run. Most books only talk about the falling in love part – not about staying in love. And I just adore that quote because it’s so realistic. Okay, I’m stopping now, I promise.

EXCEPT I take pictures of book pages with my iPhone, too!! Haha 🙂

May 8, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - I really love this list, Estelle…like, REALLY! EFF YEAH! I love that God Shaped Hole one and Love the One You’re With.

May 8, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Pepca - Interesting selection! I love number 4!

May 8, 2012 - 12:07 pm

Heather - LOVE #5 especially as relates to marriage though there’s passion involved too. 😉

May 8, 2012 - 11:30 am

kit - Love the quotation from The Catcher in the Rye, one of my all-time favourite books. Great list!

May 8, 2012 - 9:59 am

Nicole - You’re a fan of sappy quotes. But so am I. 🙂 Loved the one from Perfect Fifths!

May 8, 2012 - 9:56 am


May 8, 2012 - 9:35 am

Estelle - Elena, GET ON IT. 😉 Yes, I really think you would appreciate Tiffanie’s writing a lot. Hope you can find a copy of GSH.

May 8, 2012 - 9:28 am

elena - Shamefully, I’ve only read two books from this list! MUST RECTIFY, especially since the quotes you picked are so good. I need to read God-Shaped Hole, I remember you rec’ing it recently. 7 is really great advice!

May 8, 2012 - 8:47 am

WickedWillow - Ah. Such a good collection. Love the John Green one. Haven’t read Let It Snow yet, but I can see awesome JG is still awesome.
The Charlottes Web and Catcher in the Rye are great too!

Good quotes make me happy. 🙂

Check out my top 10 quotes

Top 10 Tuesday: Books That Should Be Movies

A movie made from a book is, at times, a blessing and a curse. You get all excited about seeing your favorite book translated to the big screen, and then the casting decisions start to leak and other little details, and you start to feel protective. Because when you are reading an author’s descriptions and […]

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June 18, 2012 - 11:47 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I did a little crazy dance when I read the very last item on the list (Divergent/Insurgent) because YES. TOTALLY. This series needs to be made into a film.

I love most of the suggestions for this Tuesday, you guys! They’re making me so excited 🙂

May 6, 2012 - 7:08 am

Shelve It: May 6, 2012 - […] We each picked five books we wish would be made into movies. […]

May 5, 2012 - 10:01 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - The only ones I’ve read off of that list are Divergent and Shatter Me, but I agree about those whole-heartedly. The thought of actually seeing the shower scenes has me swooning already!

Also. May I address the epically awesome fact that YOU REFERENCED THE LIZZIE MCGUIRE MOVIE? Because, really. That kind of just made my night. I still love that movie and watch it/listen to the soundtrack on a semi-regular basis.

May 4, 2012 - 12:44 pm

Jasmine Rose - Shatter Me and Divergent would definitely be awesome. There need to be more dystopian movies out there. Have you seen In Time? It was dystopian and super good so I know Hollywood could do well with it :]

May 1, 2012 - 9:50 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I already liked your blog, but my love just grew exponentially with The Lizzie McGuire Movie reference. I mean, honestly. I may or may not have Youtubed the final song scene recently… shh! Also, can we just talk about the fact that Hilary Duff is married and has a baby now. LIKE WHAT?! This cannot be real. I refuse to believe that Lizzie is a mommy.

I should be embarrassed that my comment is solely dedicated to Lizzie McGuire, but I have no shame. I loved that show back in the day. And I love you so much more for mentioning that movie.

May 1, 2012 - 8:52 pm

Melissa Long - Great site and list! I would have had Divergent/Insurgent on my list, but I haven’t read it yet. I know head hanging down in shame.

May 1, 2012 - 4:13 pm

Jessie - Walk Two Moons used to be one of my favorite books. I think that that would be a great movie.

May 1, 2012 - 12:12 pm

Sarah @ Storybound Girl - Oh, yes to Wanderlove! The traveling and all of the characters would be great!

May 1, 2012 - 9:47 am

Magan - Ugh, Melissa. YES, YES, YES. It would break my heart if the botched Divergent. (Or any of these.)

May 1, 2012 - 9:46 am

Magan - Ashley, hahaha to the Take a Bow bit. It’s okay that you haven’t read it yet. (READ IT SOON!) It would be a great, great movie, I’m sure!

May 1, 2012 - 9:44 am

Magan - Tanya, even though you’ve only read Divergent, I wholeheartedly think it’s one of the best books. Maybe read Shatter Me? It’s ah-mazingggg.

May 1, 2012 - 9:44 am

Magan - Ginger, it would be awesome, yeah? I’d want to curl up inside that movie with all the beautiful places they go.

May 1, 2012 - 9:42 am

Magan - Thanks, Lori! 🙂

May 1, 2012 - 9:42 am

Magan - Hahah, Anna. Seriously. Tahereh wrote some of the most amazing scenes in Shatter Me. I might have a heart attack if I see them on the big screen though. 😉

May 1, 2012 - 9:32 am

Anna - You had my attention at shower scenes, let’s just start there. Plus: Wanderlove movie? YES, PLEASE!

May 1, 2012 - 8:27 am

Lori - 13 Little Blue Envelopes and Wanderlove are excellent choices! I would love to see those. Great list!

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May 1, 2012 - 8:20 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Oh heck yes to Wanderlove!!! Man that would make an AMAZING movie. And Estelle, I love soundtracks too! They are pretty much awesome 🙂 (when done right)

May 1, 2012 - 6:18 am

Tanya Patrice - I’ve only read Divergent from this list – and 100% agree, I think it would make an excellent movie.

May 1, 2012 - 4:49 am

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - Oh my god I about died when I saw 13 Little Blue Envelopes + Lizzie McGuire Movie in the same sentence…but oddly, I could TOTALLY see that, too! It would be a great summer movie if they were to make that book into a movie, all the traveling would be tons of fun. I included Take A Bow on my list (which is a bit of cheating since I haven’t actually read it yet), I think the premise of it could be great and all the artsy aspects would lend the potential of unique casting. I considered Wanderlove for my list too, but I had to nix it because I adore that book SO much that I can’t imagine I’d ever be able to reconcile a movie version of it haha.

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May 1, 2012 - 2:09 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Great list! I haven’t read most of these, but agree with those choices that I have read! Divergent would make a great movie but, as you pointed out in your intro, only if it’s done RIGHT. There’s nothing more tragic than having a treasured book butchered in the big screen rendition =(

May 1, 2012 - 12:50 am

Magan - Laura, yes to dystopians and traveling tales. 🙂 I’d be a movie addict if they made these come to life!

May 1, 2012 - 12:44 am

marissa - Shatter Me would be fun. I so hope that the Divergent movies end up happening. I NEED them…like bad. Happy Insurgent release day!


May 1, 2012 - 12:40 am

Laura @ The Traveling Owl - I love that you mentioned the Lizzie Maguire movie. I haven’t thought about that in ages, but must admit that I saw it when it came out.

Beyond that, great choices! Really love the theme of dystopians (Shatter Me and Divergent would be awesome!) as well as the road tripping tales, like Wanderlust and 13 Little Blue Envelopes.

Laura @ The Traveling Owl

May 1, 2012 - 12:31 am

TeacherMotherReader - 13 Little Blue Envelopes was on my list too. I have to admit though, I wasn’t really thinking about Lizzie McGuire! Couldn’t you just imagine all those crazy characters and places that Ginny visited? It was a good book, but seeing all of the European sites would really enhance the book for me! Thanks for sharing your lists.

May 1, 2012 - 12:04 am

Magan - Hahahahaha, Alexandra! I love your comment. And yes, most definitely love dance movies despite their cheesiness. 🙂

May 1, 2012 - 12:02 am

Alexandra - Dystopians and roadtrips for the win! And those shower scenes *fans self rapidly*
I love dance movies – despite an abundance of lame plots and terrible acting. They’re like the candyfloss of the film world.