Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
From pg. 45 of my ARC*
Her eyes bored into her daughter's. She said in the gravest tone Eureka had ever heard: "Never, ever cry again."
*This is and ARC copy. Page number and quotes may not be the same in the finished copy.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I'm so sad. This may be the first time I haven't been able to come up with 10 books for my list. The problem is that I haven't been forced to read a book in a long time. My reading is done completely on my own whims. The other issue is that rarely have I enjoyed books that were forced on my by teachers or that I had to read for school. Here is what I came up with:
Ten Six Books I Was Forced to Read (either by teachers, friends, other bloggers, reviews)
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
One of the few books that I read in school that I enjoyed. I really disliked so many books that were required reading, because they were beat to death. I liked this one.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling
Nobody in my life reads like I do. They also don't read what I read. So many of the books that are recommended aren't my style, this was the one book/series that was the exception. My BFF, bugged me until I read it. I loved it.
Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry #1) by Simone Elkeles
I belong to a Goodreads group where we assign a book for one another each month. This was the best of the books that I was assigned. I was so happy to get it off of my TBR pile.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I took a class on children's literature, and there were some great books I read for that, the ages covered were 0-14. So most of the books didn't cover YA. This was one of the few that did. This book rocked my world. I loved it. It remains one of the best books I've ever read.
Monster (Monster #1) by Walter Dean Myers
I read this for the same class as Speak, and it was amazing. I don't know if it gets the same kind of love as Speak, but it's a really, really good book.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This is the only other book that I liked that was required reading while I was in school. I did get annoyed by the end of the unit, but I am still left with some really fond memories of the book.