Today’s topic we are sharing for Top 10 Tuesday is Funny Book Titles, which I have adapted to Amusing Book Titles.
I love a title with a pun. It might not give me those laugh out loud feelings, but they definitely put a smile on my face and attract me towards the book.
One series that comes to mind when I think of clever title names is the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I especially like how the “Between the Numbers” novels are a play on words with the last name of the main character.
Another series that has some very amusing titles is The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson books by Louise Rennison. Here are some of my favourites:
In the same vein or genre as the Georgia Nicolson books are the Mates, Dates series by Cathy Hopkins.
The next book is amusing in that it sounds very unlikely, which only added to its appeal.
Next is a title that I found amusing simply because I can (or could at the time I read it) totally relate.
And finally I had to include this last book because Betty White is amazing! Enough said haha.
I’m sure that I can speak for many when I say that Easter looks a lot different this year than it has in the past. However we are making the most of these worrisome times. I hope that you are all safe and healthy.
In honor of the holiday I have decided to share the Easter Time Book Tag, today. This tag was originally created by Theresa @ Calico Books.
Today marks the end of #Top10of2k19. I have really enjoyed participating and seeing the other responses for the prompts. I will also be sharing my answers on Instagram. You can follow me at @melissalessredhousereviews.
Before I begin, I would like to share my answers for this prompt, last year.
Books I Wanted to Read in 2019
Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear
The Lost Girls of Paris by Pan Jenoff
Lies by T.M. Logan
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson
Unfortunately I only read 1 of those books in 2019: Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear. Fortunately it was one of my favourite books of the year. Once again I do hope to get those the remaining books on that list this year. Or at least some of them. Here are the other books I’d like to read in 2020:
Today’s prompt for #Top10of2k19, is OTP. Or in other words, we are sharing our favourite couples from the books we read this past year. I will also be sharing my responses on Instagram. You can follow me @melissaleesredhousereviews
It is quite rare that I come across a character in a book who shines far above the rest. In this series, Hamish DeLuca does just that. I was pleasantly surprised to be introduced to a male character who isn’t portrayed as the typical alpha male. Instead Hamish had a vulnerability that was endearing. His anxiety problems was something I could empathize with and the way the author described his symptoms was very realistic. Despite his ailments that kept him sheltered, Hamish was quite an intelligent man and one of my favourite literary characters.
Sure, reading Jennifer and Beth’s emails for so long wasn’t the most moral thing to do. But as this book went along and I got to know the character more, I began to really like him. In fact by the end I had a bit of a crush on him.
Although I have decided not to continue past the second book in the Moonlight Harbor series, I still enjoyed the character Aunt Edie. She is the heart of this series and anyone would be lucky to be stranded in her home (like in the second installment). Reading about all the delicious food she would make, made me long for the holiday season.
Another of my literary crushes from 2019, was Daniel from Serious Moonlight. I found him to be especially charming and loved how he worked to win over Birdie’s affections. Plus he took her on what I would call the perfect date! To a Murder Mystery dinner.
Molly Burke isn’t a fictional character, but an author, motivational speaker and YouTuber. Despite losing her sight as a teenager, she travels the world sharing herstory and encouraging others with her optimism.