Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bout of Books 16 Day 3

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

10:30am CST (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CST (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks


5 Favorites -- HERE

Everybody loves sharing favorites and now we're giving you free rein to do just that. Pick the topic of your choice and share your 5 favorite books that fit. Topics could be a favorite genre, a favorite trope, book boyfriends, or ANYTHING. There's no limit to where you can take this!


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  1. Favorite Napoleonic spy romances
    Pink Carnation series Lauren Willig
    Malcolm & Suzanne Rannoch series by Tracy Grant
    Courier books by Nita Abrams (oh, how I wish she would write again!!)
    Survivors Club series by Mary Balogh
    Spymaster series by Joanna Bourne

    -Make Kay

  2. Favorite audiobooks (audiobooks totally worth listening to more than once)

    1. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling
    2. You Are No So Smart by David McRaney
    3. Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen Dubner
    4. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
    5. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

    Clearly, nonfiction on audio is my favorite... lol. But these were all really funny, really insightful and interesting, or both.

  3. My top 5 favourite audiobooks:
    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
    The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production by Neil Gaiman
    Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
    The Diviners by Libba Bray

    -Ashley @JaffaCaffa

  4. My list of Favorite Books to Teach

  5. Top 5 favorite cozy mystery series (in alphabetical order by author's last name):

    Books by the Bay series by Ellery Adams
    Meg Langslow series by Donna Andrews
    Wishcraft series by Heather Blake
    Tea Shop series by Laura Childs
    Family Skeleton series by Leigh Perry

  6. Here are my Top 5 books that I read in school
    Marie @Beyond Opinions

  7. My five favorite classics

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  9. Favorite heart-stoppers!

  10. Top 5 favorite hardcover cover that I own?? This is the only thing I could think of

    1. The Hobbit by JRR Tolken (75th anniversary pocket edition)
    2. The Musical Brain by César Aira
    3. Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley
    4. More Than This by Patrick Ness
    5. Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

  11. Top 5 Horror:

  12. Favorite books from 5 authors my mom introduced me to when I was younger:

    Nine Coaches Waiting (Victoria Holt)
    Touch Not the Cat (Mary Stewart)
    The Guns of Navarrone (Alistair MacLean)
    The Road to Gandolfo (Robert Ludlum)
    The Masqueraders (Georgette Heyer)

  13. My Five Favorite Genres:

    Science Fiction
    Historical Fiction

  14. Favorite new adult books:

    Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
    A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
    Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
    A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
    No Kissing Allowed by Melissa West

  15. Favourite Classics:

    The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
    Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
    Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoiewsky
    Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
    The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde

  16. 5 favorite books that made me cry:

    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
    The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
    The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
    Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

  17. 5 favorite books that made me cry:

    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
    The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
    The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
    Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

  18. I have the whole post about my favorite 5.
    I chose Cats in Books. Here's the link:
    But all in all these are cats mentioned:

    Grimmalkin from The Iron Fey series
    Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland
    Black Cat from The Black Cat
    Kitty from Trough the Looking Glass and
    Dewey from Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

  19. Favourite 5 Recent Reads:
    Close to You by Kara Isaac [NZ]
    Daughter of Mine by Laura Fabiani [Italy]
    Together at the Table by Hillary Manton Lodge [US + FR]
    Stardust by Carla Stewart [TX]
    Anne's House of Dreams by LM Montgomery [PEI Canada]

  20. 5 Favorites featuring delicious slow-burn romance:

    1. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
    2. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
    3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
    4. Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith
    5. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

  21. 5 favorite book beginnings:

    1. "To say that I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband's dead body is not entirely accurate. Edward, it should be noted, was still twitching upon the floor." - Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

    2. "On the sixth of April, in the year 1812 - precisely two days before her sixteenth birthday - Penelope Featherington fell in love." - Romancing Mr Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

    3. "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort." - Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    4. "Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense." - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.k. Rowling

    5. "Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one; there his faculties were roused into admiration and respect, by contemplating the limited remnant of the earliest patents; there any unwelcome sensations, arising from domestic affairs changed naturally into pity and contempt as he turned over the almost endless creations of the last century; and there, if every other leaf were powerless, he could read his own history with an interest which never failed." - Persuasion by Jane Austen

    Carla B.

  22. 5 Favorite Books that were Better than the Movie

    1. The Martian by Andy Weir
    2. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    3. The Divergent series by Veronica Roth
    4. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    5. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

    Sarah (@simplerevelry on Twitter)

    1. That's a good one and I definitely agree with your choices!

  23. I decided to do my top five favorite books of all time! Here is my list:

  24. 5 Favourite Books That I Read This Year

    1. The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan
    2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    3. Dear Thing by Julie Cohen
    4. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
    5. Our Song by Dani Atkins

    link to my post

    Sya @ Bookish Sya

  25. 5 Favorites for dystopian themed books/series that come to mind quickly.
    The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
    BioShock: Rapture by John Shirley
    Red Rising by Pierce Brown
    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

  26. 5 Favorite Myth retellings
    1. Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
    2. Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
    3. Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
    4. Abandon by Meg Cabot
    5. Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

  27. I decided to write about my 5 Favourite Relationships (Couples and Friendships)! You can read it on my blog. :-D Thanks so much!

  28. Only five? This has kind of brought up the fact that I don't know many of my favorite books. Weird.
    1.) Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
    2.) The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King (counting them all as one)
    3.) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
    4.) And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
    5.) Memories of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

  29. I shared 5 favorite books that I've read but don't own:

  30. Inspired by the number of books I read to my kids today while they were both sick with colds, I made a post of five favorite board books to read aloud!

  31. 5 favorite zombie books:

  32. My Top 5 Books Read in 2016 (So far)
    1. The Girls from See-Saw Lane (Brighton Girls Trilogy Book 1) by Sandy Taylor
    2. Breaking the Story by Ashley Farley
    3. The Munich Girl by Phyllis Edgerly Ring
    4. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
    5. The Quieting (The Bishops Family #2) by Suzanne Woods Fisher

  33. My Top 5 Social Justice books

  34. 5 Fav. Guys:

  35. My Top 5 Books about Books (bookshops, libraries)
    1. Ink and Bone (The Great LIbrary #1) by Rachel Caine
    2. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
    3. Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake
    4. The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman
    5. The Yellow-lighted bookshop

  36. 5 favorites: broken people searching

  37. 5 Favorite Books to live by:

    Got busy at work that I forgot to publish my draft in time, d'oh.