Top Ten Lists

  • Top Ten Classic movies

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinFor those who love the classics — the long, detailed and sometimes drawn-out stories — here’s a list for you. Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen (1940, 2005) The Count of Monte Cristo, written by Alexandre Dumas (2002) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, written by Lewis Carroll (1951, 2010) […]

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  • Top Ten Biography movies

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinBiographies are always an interesting genre since what is written is based in truth. Here are several books turned into movies of the same or different names, the author who wrote the book and the year or years it was turned into a film. The Pianist, written by Wladyslaw Szpilman (1950, 2002) All the […]

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  • Top Ten Biographies

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinI love reading biographies. Imagining these things to have actually happened, whether the author took creative liberties or not, is amazing. Night by Elie Wiesel (1955, 1958, 1960) The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (2005) Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (2012) Into the Wild Jon Krakauer […]

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  • Top Ten Short Stories

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinSometimes, all you need is a short story to get your mind off things. Short stories can be better than novels in some ways, mostly because of their brevity. “Popular Mechanics” by Raymond Carver (1988) “Axolotl” by Julio Cortazar (1952) “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien (1987) “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver (1989) “The […]

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  • Top Ten Young Adult movies

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinFor those still out looking for who they really are, here are some novels and series that might help. And, if they don’t, at least they are entertaining. Harry Potter series, written by J.K. Rowling (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011) Hunger Games trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) […]

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  • Top Ten Comic Book movies

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinEveryone is digging films based on comic book heroes lately, so here’s a top ten list for those comic book crazies. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) Batman Begins franchise (2005, 2008, 2012) Blade series (1998, 2002, 2004) Captain America series (includes Avengers appearances) (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015) Road to Perdition (2002) Watchmen (2009) Constantine (2005) […]

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  • Top Ten Western movies

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinThere are plenty of those out there that love a good Western, something like True Grit. Check these films out, based on Western novels. Ned Kelly (2003) Open Range (2003) Jeremiah Johnson (1972) 3:10 to Yuma (1957, 2007) The Alamo (2004) Dances with Wolves (1990) The Great Train Robbery (1903, 1979) Tombstone (1993) All […]

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  • Top Ten Historical Nonfiction novels

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinHere’s another side to history: the real side. Creatively written historical nonfiction can be super interesting! What do you think? Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (2003) A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah (2007) The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester (1998) The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon […]

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  • Top Ten Historical Fiction novels

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinIf you love history, which I do, but also love fiction, which I do also, check out some great historical fiction novels. They are based on historical events, but with a fictional plot right alongside. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (2013) East of Eden by John Steinbeck (1952) The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel […]

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  • Top Ten Fantasies

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinSometimes, it’s always fun to lose yourself in a good fantasy novel. Here are ten novels and series worth looking into, in no particular order. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (1997-2007) His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman (1995-2000) A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin (1996- present) American […]

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