Top Ten Tuesday is hosted each week by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is: Top Ten Favorite Quotes from Books. I love this topic. I'd be able to choose way more than 10 if allowed. But 10 is the limit here, so these are the few that I chose.
1) "It is our choices, Harry, that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities." Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2) "If no one cars for you at all, do you even really exist?" The Clockwork Prince
3) "It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will." Anne of Green Gables
4) "A person's a person, no matter how small." Horton Hears a Who
5) "You love me. Real or not real?" I tell him, "Real." Mockingjay
6) “Happiness can be found in even the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
7) "Without death,' he answered, 'life is meaningless. It is a story that can never be told. A song that can never be sung. For how would one finish it?" Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
8) "He held on to me like I was a rock, the only thing keeping him from drifting out with the tide of dark memories. It was the first time I realized he needed me too." Incarnate
9) “I'd rather die my way than live yours.” Delirium
10) “I just want to spend every possible minute of the rest of my life with you.” Catching Fire
Those are the quotes I chose, what do you think? Did you write your own list? Leave me a link so I can come and see which are your favorites!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish and combines a love of lists with a love a books. Every week has a new top and this week's top is: Top Ten Books You'd Like To See Made Into A Movie. This one was surprisingly difficult for me. Every time I thought of a book I'd like to see as a movie, I remembered it had already been done. In the end I came up with ten books that I really would go see as a movie.
1) Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - I really love The Infernal Devices series. I know everyone loves Jace from The Mortal Instruments, but I'm a much bigger fan of Will and Jem and Tessa. I'd definitely see a movie with the three of them set in Victorian London.
2) Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen - The book was great, had plenty of action, and some great characters. Who doesn't want to see a movie where the female lead kicks some ass?
3) Delirium by Lauren Oliver - This is a great love story set in a perfect dystopian world. YA doesn't get much better than this.
4) Matched by Ally Condie - I really liked the main trio and the uncovering of the society's secrets in this dystopian. I think the setting in this one could be beautiful.
5) Wonder by R.J. Palacio - The book was truly moving. And while the ending was unrealistic, in my opinion, it made for a great feel-good story. Plus the supporting characters are all wonderful. I'd love to see them come to life and teach us all a thing or two about being kinder than necessary.
6) Legend by Marie Lu - The book was not my favorite, but only because I wasn't a fan of the double POV. I felt the voices of June and Day were too similar. I don't think that would be a problem on-screen and, in fact, I think it could make a great movie.
7) Divergent by Veronica Roth - This is kind of a given. I wasn't nearly as enthralled with this book as most people seem to be but I still enjoyed it. I think given the right creative team, seeing this world on the big screen could be incredible. I'd love to see how they'd bring the Dauntless, and other factions, to life.
8) Hourglass by Myra McEntire - In all honesty, I've only read half of this so I could totally change my mind by the end. But so far I am intrigued. I'd love to see a good time travel movie.
9) The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - I loved the first book in the Percy Jackson series. And then I saw the movie. It just wasn't good. I wish a movie could be made that could capture the awesomeness that was Percy and his world of Greek Mythology.
10) Incarnate by Jodi Meadows - While I'm not entirely sure this would make a great movie, I would love to see Heart come to life. And the dragons, Ana and Sam, and the Masquerade Ball are not far behind.
So those are the books I'd go see if they were made into movies, or better movies. What do you think? Did you make a Top Ten list this week? Leave your link so I can check it out!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted every week by The Broke and The Bookish and combines a love a lists with a love of books. This week's topic is a really tough one: Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters In Books. It's difficult for me because I tend to fall easily for characters while reading a book and because I have such a terrible memory I can't recall them later. For these reasons, most of my picks are from books I've read within the last year. I already feel guilty for forgetting so many.
1) Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series. Could there be any other? He is truly my favorite. I enjoyed following Harry as he grew, made friends, feel in love, and defeated the greatest dark wizard of all time. What could be better than that?
2) I'm going to list of the rest of my favorite Harry Potter characters here so because otherwise my list would be only Harry Potter characters: Hermione, Hagrid, Ron, Professor McGonagall, Neville, Dumbledore, Mrs. Weasley, Mr. Weasley, Fred and George, Ginny, Lupin, Sirius, Snape, Luna, and everyone else. Has anyone created characters as great as J.K. Rowling did for Harry Potter? Or did we just love them so much because we were able to spend so much time with them and learn so much about them? Sometimes I wonder which is true.
The rest are listed in no particular order but I still love them all.
3) Haymitch from The Hunger Games. I just love Haymitch. He has far more depth to him than we were allowed to see in the beginning and I love that about him. He wasn't just a drunk. He had lived a hard life. Not just as a tribute, but as a mentor and a survivor. And as much as he hated Katniss in the beginning, he really just couldn't stand to lose her like he had everyone else.
4) Scarlet from Scarlet. Scarlet is truly a kick-butt character. She far outshines Robin Hood (which I'm not quite sure how I feel about yet) but I admire her ability to do anything she wants. She's flawed, for sure, but strong and loyal and just wants to take care of people.
5) Alex from Delirium. Alex taught Lena how to love and that love could be good. He saved her and loved her and showed her an entirely new world that she never knew existed. He made her happy.
6) Magnus from The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series. Magnus is a wonderful character. He's loyal, even to those he maybe shouldn't be, he knows how to love, and he's got much more depth than I originally thought. I enjoy the scenes in all of these books more when Magnus is in them.
7) Shogo from Battle Royale. He was calm and quiet throughout his story line but always strong and never willing to give in. He is a character that truly surprised me and that's pretty rare.
8) Abraham Lincoln from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Not only is he one of our most beloved presidents who reunited our nation and freed the slaves, but he could kick some serious vampire ass. It doesn't get any better than that.
9) Ana from Incarnate. Ana's story is incredibly unique but what truly impressed me about Ana was that even though she had been through so much and even though some people didn't think she deserved to exist, she still believed in herself. She left behind a mother who hated and abused her to find out who she is, why she was born, and what her birth means for the rest of the souls. She is brave, strong, smart, and a great female lead.
10) Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games. I couldn't choose one over the other and I couldn't have a list of favorites without them being on it. I know some people are "Team Gale" but Katniss and Peeta belong together. They save each other over and over again and remind each other that there is some good in the world even after what they've been through.
Okay, that was seriously painful. Did anyone else have a hard time choosing ten favorites? I know I cheated here, but it was still hard. Here are a few of my runners-up: Cinna from The Hunger Games, Jem from The Infernal Devices, Sam from Incarnate, Jace and Isabelle from The Mortal Instruments, and Tris and Four from Divergent.