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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post and, if you want to, add your name to the Linky widget on that day's posts (typically put up midnight EST on Tuesday) so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.





In 2011, Top Ten Tuesday was honored around the book blogosphere by winning Best Book Blog Meme as part of Book Blogging Appreciation Week. A huge thanks to all who voted and especially to those who participate and tweet about it every week!

Future Top Ten Tuesdays:



10 is just a suggestion to aim for if you can hit it -- do a list of 3 or 5 or 20 on your list. Your post, your choice! Really, it's just a starting off point. We realize 10 can be hard and we don't at all always expect it. And we always thumbs up anyone putting a different yet related spin on the topic to make it work for them!





June 27: Best Books You've Read In 2017 So Far (break it down however you want -- by genre, strictly 2017 releases, whatever!)

Top Ten Tuesday is taking a break until August 15th. Stay tuned for new topics.

August 15Ten book recommendations for ______________: (Skies the limit here...examples: for Hufflepuffs, for fans of Game of Thrones, for people who don't normally read YA, for animal lovers, for video game lovers, etc.
August 22: Back To School Freebie: anything "back to school" related like 10 favorite books I read in school, books I think should be required reading, Required Reading For All Fantasy Fans, required reading for every college freshman, Books to Pair With Classics or Books To Complement A History Lesson, books that would be on my classroom shelf if I were a teacher, etc.
August 29: Ten Hidden Gem Books in X Genre: Pick a genre and share with us some books that have gone under the radar in that genre!
September 5: Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into But Ended Up Loving or Ten Books That Were A Chore To Get Through or Ten Books I've Most Recently Put Down (the theme is...books you had a hard time with...tweak it how ever you need)
September 12: Throwback Freebie: Ten Books I Loved During The First Year I Started My Blog, Favorite Books Published 5 or 10 or 15 Years Ago, Ten Older Books I Forgot How Much I Loved, etc. etc. Tweak however you want!
September 19: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List
September 26:  Ten Books That Feature Characters ____________: Examples: Ten books that feature black main characters, characters who hold interesting jobs, characters who have a mental illness, characters that are adopted, characters that play sports, etc, etc. Can't wait to see what you all come up with!


*As always if you have suggestions, please email them to us at brokeandbookish@gmail.com. Can't guarantee they will work or that we haven't done them before since June 2010 when we started TTT but I'm always up for suggestions and will credit you!*

PAST TOP TEN TUESDAY TOPICS

(special thank you to Jessica for being an amazing TTT-er and lending us a hand by updating this list because we are the worst and have been bad at updating it.)

  1. Childhood Favorites
  2. Books I'd Want On a Desert Island
  3. Hilarious Book Titles
  4. Most Intimidating Books
  5. Favorite Covers
  6. All-Time Favorite Books
  7. Favorite Book Characters
  8. Most Dislikable Characters
  9. Favorite Book Blogs
  10. Books I Can't Believe I've Never Read
  11. Favorite Heroines (8/31/10)
  12. Favorite Words
  13. Books I'm Dying to Read
  14. Favorite Book Quotes
  15. Favorite Fictional Couples in Books
  16. Favorite Authors
  17. Books I'll Never Read
  18. Fictional Crushes
  19. Books for Halloween
  20. Books That Made You Cry
  21. Most Unfortunate Character Names
  22. Villains/Criminals/Other Nasties
  23. Winter Holiday Books
  24. Fictional BFFs
  25. Favorite Places to Read
  26. Most Anticipated Books of 2011
  27. Books I Want Santa to Bring
  28. Books of 2010
  29. Books to Read in 2011
  30. Bookish Resolutions
  31. Inspirational Characters
  32. Books I wish I read as a kid
  33. Debut Books
  34. Characters (and Literary Figures) That I'd Name My Children After
  35. Favorite Love Stories
  36. Top Book to Movie Adaptations
  37. But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf
  38. Dynamic Duos
  39. Characters You Would Want As Family Members
  40. Bookish Pet Peeves
  41. Authors that Deserve More Recognition
  42. Book Covers I Wish I Could Redesign
  43. Books You Want to See Made Into Movies
  44. Top Ten Tuesday Rewind
  45. Mean Girls in Books
  46. Books I'm So Happy Were Recommended to Me
  47. Jerks In Literature
  48. Minor Characters
  49. Books I Have Lied About
  50. Books to Have In Your Beach Bag
  51. Favorite Book Settings
  52. Favorite AWW Moments In Books
  53. Reasons Why We Love Book Blogging
  54. Bookish Websites/Organizations/Apps
  55. Rebels In Literature
  56. Authors I would DIE to Meet
  57. Required Reading for Teens/contemporary/YA/Adult Fic/Ect.
  58. Tough Issues
  59. Trends To See More/Less Of
  60. Underrated Books
  61. Freebie
  62. Top Ten Books You Loved But Never Wrote A Review For
  63. Top Ten Books That Are On The Top Of My TBR List For Fall
  64. Top Ten Sequels I'm Dying To Read
  65. Top Ten Books I Read Because Of Another Blogger (In honor of BBAW!)
  66. Top Ten Books I Feel As Though Everyone Has Read But Me
  67. Top Ten Books I Want To Reread
  68. Top Ten Book Endings That Left Me With My Mouth Hanging Open
  69. Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time
  70. Top Ten Books That Whose Titles Or Covers Made Me Buy It
  71. Top Ten Books To Read During Halloween
  72. Top Ten Books I Had VERY Strong Emotions About
  73. Ten Books That I Read That Were Outside Of My Comfort Zone
  74. Top Ten Books That Have Been On My Shelf For The Longest But I've Never Read
  75. Top Ten Authors I'd Love To Have At My Thanksgiving Feast
  76. Top Ten Books On My TBR List For Winter
  77. Top Ten Childhood Faves
  78. Top Ten Books I Want To Give As Gifts
  79. Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings
  80. Top Ten Favorite Books I Read in 2011
  81. Top Ten Books We Are Excited to Read in 2012
  82. Freebie (Top Ten Historical Fiction Books
  83. Top Ten Books That Would Make Great Book Club Picks
  84. Top Ten Books You'd Hand To Someone Who Says They Don't Like To Read
  85. Top Ten Books That Broke Your Heart A Little
  86. Top Ten Books I'd Quickly Save If My House Was Going To Be Abducted By Aliens (or any other natural disaster)
  87. Top Ten Books I'd Give A Theme Song To
  88. Top Ten Favorite Covers
  89. Top X Genre Books
  90. Top Ten Books On My Spring To-Be-Read list
  91. Spring Fever: Top Ten Books I'd Play Hooky With
  92. Top Ten Books To Read In A Day
  93. Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving
  94. Top Ten Tips For New Book Bloggers
  95. Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters In Books
  96. Top Ten Books to be Made Into Movies
  97. Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes
  98. Top Ten Favorite Sites/Blogs Not About Books
  99. Top Ten Good Beach Reads
  100. Top Ten Books on the Summer TBR List
  101. Top Ten Characters Who Remind Me of Me or Someone I Know
  102. Top Ten Books for People Who Liked Author X
  103. Top Ten OCD Bookish Habits
  104. Top Ten Books for People Who Liked X Book
  105. Top Ten Most Vivid Book Worlds/Settings
  106. Top Ten Posts I Think Gives You The Best Glimpse of Me!
  107. Top Ten Romances You Think Would Last In The Real World
  108. Top Ten Bookish Confessions
  109. Top Ten Books On Your Fall 2012 TBR List
  110. Top Ten Books That Made You Think
  111. Top Ten Bookish People I'd Like To Meet
  112. Top Ten Series I Haven't Finished Yet
  113. Top Ten "Older" Books I Don't Want People To Forget
  114. Top Ten Tuesday Rewind
  115. Top Ten Favorite Authors In X Genre
  116. Top Ten Books To Get Into The Halloween Spirit
  117. Favorite Kick-Ass Heroines
  118. Freebie
  119. Top Ten Books I'd Want on a Deserted Island
  120. Top Ten Books/Authors We're Thankful For
  121. Top Ten Books You're Pining for in 2013
  122. Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me
  123. Top Ten New To Me Authors of 2012
  124. Top Ten Favorite Books of 2012
  125. Freebie
  126. Top Ten Books I Resolve to Read in 2013
  127. Top Ten 2013 Debuts You're Dying to Read
  128. Top Ten Settings I'd Like to See More Of (or at all)
  129. Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters EVER
  130. Top Ten Best Bookish Memories
  131. Top Ten Romances in Books
  132. Top Ten Favorite Characters in X Genre
  133. Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors
  134. Top Ten Series I'd Like to Start, but Haven't Yet
  135. Top Ten Books on My Spring 2013 To-Read List
  136. Top Ten Books I HAD to Buy but Still Have Not Read
  137. Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most
  138. Top Ten Characters I Would Crush on if I Were also a Fictional Character
  139. Top Ten Books I Read Before I Was a Blogger
  140. Top Ten WOW Endings
  141. Top Ten Words/Topics that Will Make Me Buy/Read a Book
  142. Top Ten Books to Read if you Need Something Light and Fun
  143. Top Ten Books Dealing with Tough Subjects
  144. Top Ten Favorite Covers of Books I've Read
  145. Freebie
  146. Top Ten Books that Feature Travel
  147. Top Ten Best Beach Reads (6/11/13)
  148. Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List
  149. Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2013
  150. Top Ten Most Intimidating Books
  151. Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations
  152. Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition (7/13/13)
  153. Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT pick up a book
  154. Top Ten Favorite Beginnings/Endings In Books
  155. Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels
  156. Top Ten Favorite Books With X Setting
  157. Top Ten Favorite Secondary Characters
  158. Top Ten Books We'd Love to See As a Movie or TV Show
  159. Top Ten Books on Our Fall TBR List
  160. Top Ten Book Turn-Offs You Encounter While Reading
  161. Top Ten Best/Worst Series Endings
  162. Top Ten Books I Was "Forced" to Read
  163. Top Ten Unusual Character Names We've Encountered in Books
  164. Top Ten Books to Read During Halloween
  165. Top Ten Sequels We Can't Wait to Get Our Hands On
  166. Top Ten Covers We Wish We Could Redesign
  167. Top Ten Books We Would Recommend to X Person
  168. Top Ten Things We Are Thankful For
  169. Top Ten Things On Our Winter 2013/14 TBR List
  170. Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me
  171. Top Ten Books I Read In 2013
  172. Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014
  173. Top Ten 2014 Debuts I'm Excited For
  174. Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist
  175. Top Ten Worlds I'd Never Want To Live In OR Top Ten Characters I'd NEVER Want To Trade Places With
  176. Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry (originally done November 2010)
  177. Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon
  178. Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader
  179. Top Ten Tuesday REWIND!
  180. Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read
  181. Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in X Genre
  182. Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List
  183. Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List
  184. Top Ten "Gateway" Books/Authors In My Reading Journey
  185. Top Ten Most Unique Books I've Read
  186. Top Ten Bookish Things (That Aren't Books) That I'd Like To Own
  187. Top Ten Characters Who X
  188. Top Ten Books To Read If You Like X TV show/comic/movie/play etc.
  189. Top Ten Book Covers I'd Frame As Pieces of Art
  190. Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn't
  191. Top Ten Books About Friendship
  192. Freebie
  193. Top Ten Books That Should Be In Your Beach Bag or Ten Books That Will Be In My Beach Bag This Summer
  194. Top Ten Books I've Read So Far This Year
  195. Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List
  196. Ten Book Cover Trends I Like/Dislike
  197. Top Ten Favorite Classic Books or Top Ten Classics I Want To Read
  198. Top Ten Blogging Confessions
  199. Top Ten Favorite Movies or TV Shows
  200. Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island
  201. Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From
  202. Top Ten Books I’d Give to Readers Who Have Never Read X
  203. Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read
  204. Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read
  205. Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don't Own Yet
  206. Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table
  207. Top Ten Underrated Authors or Books in X genre
  208. Top Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More
  209. Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read list
  210. Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read
  211. Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels
  212. Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit
  213. Top Ten New Series I Want To Start
  214. Top Ten Books/Movies To Read Or Watch To Get In The Halloween Spirit OR Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween
  215. Top Ten Books I Want To Reread
  216. Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book
  217. Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get
  218. Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR
  219. Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2015
  220. Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014
  221. Top Ten Books I Read In 2014
  222. Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing This Year
  223. Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels For 2015
  224. Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To
  225. Freebie
  226. Ten Books I’d Love to Read With My Book Club/If I Had A Book Club
  227. Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t/Want To Read From X Genre
  228. Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romances In Books
  229. Ten Book Related Problems I Have
  230. Top Ten Favorite Heroines
  231. Top Ten ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS From the Past 3 Years
  232. Ten Books For Readers Who Like X
  233. Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List
  234. Top 10 Books From My Childhood (Or Teen Years) That I Would Love To Revisit
  235. Ten Books You Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List
  236. Top Ten Characters You’d Like To Check In With
  237. Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books
  238. Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors
  239. Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who X
  240. Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read
  241. Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet
  242. Freebie
  243. Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer or Ten Books I Think Make Great Beach Reads
  244. Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows
  245. Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015
  246. Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015
  247. My Ten Favorite Top Ten Topics We’ve Ever Done In The Past 5 Years
  248. Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015
  249. Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read
  250. Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession
  251. Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters
  252. Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds
  253. Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read
  254. Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From
  255. Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors
  256. Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101
  257. Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With
  258. Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish
  259. Freebie
  260. Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR
  261. Ten Books To Read If You Like This Super Popular Book/Author
  262. Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit
  263. Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together
  264. Ten Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me
  265. Halloween Freebie
  266. Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel or Top Ten Sophomore Novels That I Loved Just As Much If Not More As The Author’s Debut
  267. Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To or Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch
  268. Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So
  269. Thanksgiving Freebie
  270. Top Ten 2016 Debuts Novels We Are Looking Forward To
  271. Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015
  272. Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015
  273. Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year
  274. Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016
  275. Top Ten Resolutions We Have For 2016
  276. Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t
  277. Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR
  278. Freebie
  279. Top Ten Historical Settings You Love / Top Ten Historical Settings You'd Love To See or Top Ten Futuristic Books You Love/Ten Futuristic Societies I'd Love To Read in Books
  280. Valentine's Day Freebie
  281. Music and Books
  282. Ten Books I Enjoyed Recently that Weren't My Typical Genres or That Were Out of My Comfort Zone
  283. Top Ten Books to Read If You Are in the Mood for X
  284. Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get or Ten Characters I LOVE But Others Seem To Dislike
  285. Ten Books On My Spring TBR List
  286. Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While
  287. Ten Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads
  288. Ten Bookish People You Should Follow On Twitter/Instagram/Youtube/Snapchat/Facebook
  289. Top Ten Books For Every X To Read
  290. Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh
  291. Top Ten Bookworm Delights
  292. Ten Childhood Characters You'd Love To Revisit As Adults
  293. Ten Websites I Love That Aren't About Books
  294. Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim
  295. Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed
  296. Beach Reads Week
  297. Ten Reasons I Love X
  298. Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year
  299. Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year
  300. Top Ten Favorite Summer Activities That Aren't Reading
  301. Top Ten Books I Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads
  302. Ten Facts About Me
  303. Top Ten Books With X Setting
  304. Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them
  305. Ten Books You'd Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card
  306. Top Ten Tuesday Rewind
  307. Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet
  308. Back to School Freebie
  309. TV-Themed Freebie
  310. Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite in X Genre
  311. All About Audio Freebie
  312. Books On My Fall TBR List
  313. All About the Villains
  314. All About Books You Read Because of a Recommendation
  315. Ten Characters I'd Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc. After
  316. Halloween Freebie
  317. Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes X
  318. Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately (inspired by Jamie's New to the Queue posts)
  319. Movie Freebie
  320. Thanksgiving Freebie
  321. Holiday Gift Guide Freebie
  322. Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016
  323. Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017
  324. Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree (or non-book bookworm items)
  325. Top Ten Best Books Of 2016
  326. Top Ten 2017 Debuts I'm Excited For
  327. Top Ten 2016 Releases We Meant to Read But Didn't Get Around To (But TOTALLY plan to)
  328. Top Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books We've Read In The Past Year Or So
  329. Freebie
  330. All About Visuals Freebie
  331. Top Ten Books I Wish Had (More/Less) X In Them
  332. All About Romance Freebie
  333. Top Ten Books I Liked More/Less Than I Thought I Would


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