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My Top Ten Classics Read After High School

My Top Ten Classics Read After High School and College

They can only cram so much within the age of schooling. Here are the top favorites that I missed out in schooling but enjoyed because…well, because old style writers can be intriguing to analyze and simply enjoy.

  1. Pride and Prejudice-Austen
  2. Murder on the Orient Express-Christie
  3. Persuasion-Austen
  4. North and South-Gaskell
  5. Under the Greenwood Tree-Hardy
  6. A Night To Remember-Lord
  7. Treasure Island-Stevenson
  8. The Whipping Boy-Fleischman
  9. Night-Wiesel
  10. Diary of Anne Frank-Frank

Hero’s Journey-Top 10 Monomyths that Inspire to Read More Classics or Relish in the Hero’s moments of fortune as well as misfortune and overcoming adversary!

  1. Harry from Harry Potter Series by Rowling
  2. Sophie from Keeper of the Lost Cities by Messenger
  3. Frodo from Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
  4. Katniss from The Hunger Games Series by Collins
  5. Hawkeye from Last of the Mohicans by Cooper
  6. Will from Ranger’s Apprentice Series by Flannagan
  7. Mathias from Redwall Series by Jacques
  8. Yelena from Poison Study by Snyder
  9. Thomas from Mazerunner by Dashner
  10. Bilbo from The Hobbit by Tolkien 

Top 10 Classic Romances that Inspire to Love a Character and Mimic Them

  1. Austen’s Pride and Prejudice-Elizabeth or “Lizzie” Bennet
  2. Hardy’s Under the Greenwood Tree- Fancy Day
  3. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet-Romeo Montague
  4. Thackeray’s Vanity Fair- Becky Sharp 
  5. Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans-Hawkeye
  6. Christie’s Death on the Nile-Jacqueline de Bellefort 
  7. Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo-Edmond Dantes or “Monte Cristo”
  8. Austen’s Persuasion- Anne Elliot
  9. Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express-the group as a whole
  10. Austen’s Northanger Abbey- Isabella and James

 

(Because, who doesn’t like the master of disguise)

(Because we all want love in some form or fashion and do not want anyone to stand in our way)

(Because we all have something worth fighting for)

(Because we all have the ability to be vile and presumptuous and seemingly unaware if we want to actually admit it to ourselves)

(Because wow, there is power in numbers)

(Because sometimes the side story romance is better than the main one and well, Miss Austen, I wish now I could ask to have it written for me.)

Life is Great! Keep it simple. Love always.

Advice! Advice should be given in the right way, right moment. So many lack the ability to give advice in the right context.  Remember, it is sometimes (but not always) better to stay quiet when the moment isn’t right.

Just finished reading a book about a book character an author created that shares their unending advice with all and often, when really isn’t the time. A job well done on the creation of her and we all can see the face of someone this character fits.

DECEPTION, Fey Court Trilogy- a Christmas Holiday FREE treat! Enjoy!

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Free Ebooks for Holiday reading days! December 18 and 19th

Grab a few YA titles for your ebook shelf for the holiday! Check them out on Amazon this week.

My Favorite Book List of YA Kingdom Books- Princesses and Queens and Realms and Kings and Princes

  1. Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
  2. The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
  3. Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
  4. Deny by Sara Larson
  5. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  6. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
  7. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  8. Court of Fives by Kate Elliot
  9. Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
  10. The Heir by Kiera Crass
  11. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
  12. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
  13. Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
  14. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  15. Ever After by Wendy Coggia
  16. Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
  17. Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
  18. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Books on my list to read:

  1. Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
  2. Snow Like Ashes by
  3. Red Queen by
  4. The Queen of All That Dies by Laura Thalassa
  5. The Dark Days Club by Laura Goodman
  6. Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
  7. Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay
  8. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
  9. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  10. The Girl of Fire by Rae Carson
  11. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  12. Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta

 

Happy Author’s Day!

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Grab it’s brother companion book today. Hear it from his point of view.

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Celebrating my love for 1700s chick lit!!!