Top 5 Tuesday – My Best Friend—Literary Style

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Top 5 Characters That I Want As A Best friend

This is like choosing favorites among my children.

  1.  Gertie– The Miss Fortune Series by Jana Deleon. Gertie is a little old lady with a gun problem. She also doesn’t realize she is no longer young.  Being her friend would put my life in danger but boy– the fun we would have. She is NOT an Aunt Bea!Change of Fortune (Miss Fortune Mystery, #11) I’m also making plans for my old age by taking notes 🙂

 

2. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 1: BFFLuna (Lunella Lafayette)The Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur comic series by Amy Reeder. She’s a child super genius with a dinosaur for a best friend. A real dinosaur. Who wouldn’t want to be her friend?

 

 

 

 

3. Fred & George Wesley- The Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling. You can keep Harry and the gang. I want to hang with the twins of chaos.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)

 

Sweet Tea Revenge (A Tea Shop Mystery, #14)4. Theodosia Browning The Tea Shop Series by Laura Childs. Really, I just want to sit in the tea shop to read, eat scones, and drink tea.

 

 

 

 

 

5. HobbesThe Calvin and Hobbes Comic Series by Bill Watterson. Calvin is just chaos but Hobbes. Hobbes is always a true friend. The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

Who is your literary best friend?

-CK

Top 5 Books- Made Me Laugh

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Top 5 books that made me laugh

I love funny books. It doesn’t matter the genre. Humor makes everything better. This took some searching. None of these will be a surprise 🙂 I love laughter & hijinx. (Lucille Ball rules.)

  1. Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon, book 1 in the Miss Fortune Series

Louisiana Longshot

 

There are now 11 books in this series and all of them are funny. Crazy antics. Lots of guns, fast cars, and old ladies.

 

 

 

2. Disappearing Nightly by Laura Resnick, book 1 in the Esther Diamond series.

Disappearing Nightly

 

 

This series has very funny parts but it’s not a comedy like others on this list. There are moments where I burst out laughing.

 

 

3.  Double Whammy by Gretchen Archer, book 1 in the Davis Way Crime Caper Series.

Double Whammy

 

 

Comedy of errors!

 

 

4. Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer, book 1 in the Liz Talbot Mystery Series.

Lowcountry Boil

 

There’s this one scene in a car packed with Liz, a ghost, and her sister. If I remember, a hairbrush is involved.

 

 

 

5. Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews

Hissy Fit

 

If you’ve ever thrown a hizzy fit– you know.

 

 

What’s your favorite read that sent you in waves of laughter?

-CK

Top 5 Books I Want to Reread

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Top 5 Books to Reread

I don’t generally reread books. But there are a few that I would like to reread.

To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee- One of my personal favorites. I’ve read it twice and each time I find new things to ponder.

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan – Now that I have teenage daughters I think rereading this will have a much greater effect on me.

The Joy Luck Club: A Novel

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie- I love mysteries and this one has to be the best ever written. It’s a complicated web of characters and red herrings.

And Then There Were None

A Band of Angles by Julian F. Thompson- I remeberreading this in high school. I loved it and loned it to a friend. She never returned it.  It made enough of an impression that I’ve remembered it for over 25 years.

A Band of Angels
Where are the children? by Mark Higgins Clark – This was her first published mystery. I read it ages ago, in high school, I want to refresh my memory. All of hers are great.
Where Are the Children?
What book would you reread?
-CK

Top 5 Character Driven Books

Top 5 Tuesday

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Before I could choose my top 5 character-driven books, I had to find out what that was 😉

Character driven books have characters are the focus through deeds and emotions more than the plot.

To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee- One of my personal favorites. I’ve read it several times. The characters are rich as is the setting. A true classic.

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan – This pulls the reader into the lives of a group of Chinese Americans, allowing us to see a glimpse of their lives and relationships with their daughters.

The Joy Luck Club: A Novel

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd- Another book centering on the lives of a group of women. This one set in rural South Carolina.

The Secret Life of Bees

The Martian by Andy Weir- the only book on my list centering on a male protagonist. Also, the only one focused on a single character for much of the book. It’s incredible.

The Martian

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg- Can I just say I love this book and fried green tomatoes.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel

Read one, read them all. You won’t be disappointed.

-CK