Top Ten Books That Made Jorie Cry


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Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry (originally done November 2010)

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1.   Alice Hoffman’s At Risk

At Risk

2. Daniel Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon 

Flowers for Algernon

3.  Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl

The Diary of a Young Girl

4. Stephen Chbozky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

5. Kim Edwards’ The Memory Keeper’s Daughter 

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

6. Mario Vargas Llosa’s The Feast of the Goat 

The Feast of the Goat

7. Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key  

Sarah's Key

8. Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go 

Never Let Me Go

9 . Jean Kwok’s Girl in Translation 

Girl in Translation

10. Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader 

The Reader

Top Ten Places Where Jorie Would Never Want to Live


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Top Ten Worlds I’d Never Want To Live In OR (since some of you might not read stuff with different worlds) Top Ten Characters I’d NEVER Want To Trade Places With

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1.  Panem – Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Series

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins   Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger…   Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger…

2. The Community – Lois Lowry’s The Giver 

The Giver by Lois Lowry

3.  Siberian Work Camps – Ruta Sepetys’ Between Shades of Gray 

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

4. Seville, 1480 – Geraldine Brooks’ People of the Book 

People of the book by Geraldine Brooks

5. Bon Temps – Charlaine Harris & Alan Ball’s True Blood Graphic Novel Series 

True Blood Volume 1: All Together Now by… True Blood, Vol. 2: Tainted Love by Marc…

6. Iran – Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis 

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

7. Seattle – Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies Series 

Uglies (The Uglies) by Scott Westerfeld    Pretties (The Uglies) by Scott Westerfeld   Specials (The Uglies) by Scott Westerfeld  Extras (Uglies) by Scott Westerfeld

8. Illéa – Kiera Cass’ The Selection Series 

The Selection by Kiera Cass     The Selection Stories: The Prince and the…    The Elite by Kiera Cass   The One by Kiera Cass

9. Dystopic England – Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go 

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

10. The Realms – Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle Series 

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray   Rebel Angels by Libba Bray  The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, Book 3) by…

Top Ten Things Jorie Wants More of In Books


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Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist (if you could make authors write about these things you would. Could be a specific type of character, an issue tackled, a time period, a certain plot, etc.) 

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1.  More Females in A Wicked History Series (Catherine de Medici, Lucrezia Borgia, etc)

Catherine the Great: Empress of Russia…   Cixi: Evil Empress of China? (Wicked…   Mary Tudor: Courageous Queen or Bloody Mary?…

2. More of alternate history such as Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus

Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher…

3.  Ruta Sepetys’ Between Shades of Gray – Johanna’s view 

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

4. Fictional accounts of early New Orleans jazz

Jazz by Gary Giddins

5. Depression-era Texas

Rainwater by Sandra Brown

6. Twists on traditional viewpoints

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by…

7. Friendship & Support

The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton    The Dirty Girls Social Club: A Novel by…

8. Oddball heroes/heroines

Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros     Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)…    The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende   The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by…

9. World War I fiction

House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe

10. Local Color!

Garden Spells (Random House Large Print) by…   Where There's Smoke by Sandra Brown

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