Top Ten Tuesday: Unusual Character Names I’ve Encountered In Books

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten Unusual Character Names We’ve Encountered In Books’.



I DO NOT hate any of these fandoms! I love every single one of these series listed below!

Unusual Names:

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1. Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins– Okay, I don’t hate them. This is one of my favorite series. They are just such unusual names! Besides THG, I’ve never heard these names before.

2. Renesmee from Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer– Another one of my favorite series, okay, basically all time favorite. But, Renesmee is such a “random” name. Yes, I do know it’s both Edward’s and Bella’s mothers’ names. It’s just… unusual!

3. Cassia from Matched by Ally Condie– Cassie is one thing, but Cassia??

4. America from The Selection by Kiera Cass– I LOVE this name! It’s unusual because I don’t know anyone that has this name. The fact that this is dystopian and it (I’m assuming) takes place in the United States.

5. Schuyler from Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz– Completely random name. I don’t hate it, it’s just unusual!

Names I Love:

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1. Zoey from Marked by P.C. and Kristin Cast– I just LOVE this name! I’m not sure why I love it so much, but I do!

2. Rose and Lissa from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead– These names, especially Rose are really pretty! Lissa is a very common name though..

3. Clary, Isabelle, and Jace from City of Bones by Cassandra Clare– Okay, I could basically say every character in this series is just awesome honestly! I especially love the name Clary. It just sounds pretty… Am I the only one?

4. Juliette from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi– Romeo and Juliet? Really!? I don’t need an explanation. :)

5. Elena, Stefan, Damon, and Caroline from The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith– Okay, this is my all time favorite show and one of my favorite book series. As I said for City of Bones, I pretty much like any characters name. I think one reason why is because I’m obsessed with both fandoms… A LOT.


Top Ten Tuesday: Best Sequels Ever

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten Best Sequels Ever’.

This Top Ten (eight) list is in order.




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1. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare: This could interchange with Catching Fire. I love them both VERY much! City of Ashes was definitely a lot better than City of Bones. There was more drama and more action as well as more character development. We were also introduced to some new characters as well.

2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins: Of the whole trilogy, the was definitely my favorite! The Games were so interesting this time around for the Quarter Quell! I remember reading it and never wanting to put the book down. When I would get ready to put it down, something interesting would come along and I’d continue reading it.

3. Frostbite by Richelle Mead: It’s been a couple years since I’ve read this series, but Frostbite was really good from what I can gather. We were introduced to a new character, Adrian. There was also a lot more action involved!

4. Crossed by Ally Condie: Definitely a great sequel! I didn’t really enjoy Matched all that much. I think I gave it a 4/5 stars on Goodreads; I gave Crossed a 5/5. There was a lot going on with Cassia and Ky trying to find each other. I flew through the last 2/3’s of the book in a day.

5. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James: It’s been about a year since I’ve read the book but I do remember loving the story. I remember there was more drama and it was more intense than Fifty Shades of Grey.

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6. Betrayed by P.C. Cast: It’s been about 4 years since I’ve read this book, but I do remember that each book got better than the previous. I don’t remember really anything that happened in Betrayed, but I do remember that it was good. Just can’t remember any details. :(

7. Blue Moon by Alyson Noel: Again, as I said above, I read this about 4 years ago and I really don’t remember much at all, especially for The Immortal series.

8. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris: I’m in love with this show and the book series! From what I can remember about the book series is that it’s a little different than the show.

Sorry to those that read this… It was hard for me to come up with a Top Ten list seeing as I haven’t really read a lot of books lately. If I have it’s the first book to the series and haven’t yet picked up the sequel (ex: the Shatter Me series, I just finished the book about a week ago and haven’t picked up Unravel Me yet).

It’s also been a few years since I’ve read a lot of these series so any details about the books are buried and I can’t remember much.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Love to See as a Movie or TV Show

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s theme is: ‘Top Ten Books We’d Love To See As A Movie Or TV Show’

Sorry for this being my 3rd post for today! I have been crazy busy and today was really the only time I could post. So, sorry for the “spam” of posts!

Alright, so my top ten list would be:

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1. The Immortals by Alyson Noel: -TV show. I read this series I believe 2 or 3 years ago. I was in love with the plot and I was interested in Ever and Damen’s relationship.

2. Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz: -TV show. Again, another series I read a while back. I really liked this storyline and I remember being completely invested in it while reading. It would be interesting to see it as a TV show.

3. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: -Movie. I have not read this yet, but I am reading it this month. I know what the storyline is about and it would be really interesting to see this as a movie… A girl with a touch that kills; sounds interesting!

4. The Selection by Kiera Cass: -Movie. I adored this book! I have not read the sequel, The Elite yet, but will soon! It has mix with The Hunger Games with having a select group of individuals going to a location fighting for one thing- The Hunger Games-survival; The Selection- Maxon (who is the Prince) and the crown.

5. House of Night by P.C. Cast: -TV show. I have been DYING to see this as a show for a few years now! They keep saying it’s going to be a TV show, but it never makes it very far. :( I really want to see how producers and everyone puts this series together! I’d love to see it in person!

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6. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: -Movie. Another book I have yet to read, but will read soon. I also know what this book is about and it would be amazing to see it up on the big-screen!

7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer: -Movie. Another book on my TBR pile. A cyborg remaking of Cinderella?! Umm, YES!!!

8. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken: -Undecided… Yet another on my TBR pile, except this one is for this month! I’m not as familiar with the plot as The 5th Wave and Shatter Me, but I’ve heard and read reviews of this book and it sounds like it’d be a great TV show or a movie!!

9. Matched by Ally Condie: -TV show. This book is just so interesting! I didn’t enjoy Matched as much as I enjoyed Crossed, but the plot and the world is VERY interesting and it’d be interesting to see as a TV show!

10. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter: -Undecided. Another book on my huge TBR pile, unsure of when I will get to this book though. But okay, I absolutely LOVE Alice in Wonderland! Mix that with zombies!? That sounds really awesome!