Top Ten Tuesday- Ten Characters That You Can Relate To

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list are characters that remind us of ourselves. I had some trouble with this list! I decided to talk about characters that I think are easy to relate to in one way or another. Some of them do remind me of myself so perhaps I can get away with this topic change?

  1. Miss HoneyMatildaRoald Dahl– A lot of parents call me Miss Honey. It’s not been the first time a parent of a child in my class comes to me and either calls me it by mistake or tells me I’m like her. Not a bad thing. It could be The Trunchbull!
  2. MatildaMatildaRoald Dahl– Love Matilda’s fierce sense of right and wrong. Oh and she’s a wonderful bookworm.
  3. Bridget JonesBridget Jones’s DiaryHelen Fielding– I think many can relate to dear Bridget.
  4. AliceAlice in WonderlandLewis Carroll– I was torn about whether to put her on my list or not. I feel like she was a bit spoilt, but I can’t deny that I enjoy her endless curiosity.
  5. Margaret– Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret- Judy Blume- Oh my goodness, this character is so relatable. I believe even in ‘current’ times there’s a lot of Margaret qualities in many young girls.
  6. EeyoreWinnie The Pooh A.A Milne– I’m sorry I had to. Some days I am just like Eeyore.
  7. Molly WeasleyHarry PotterJ.K. Rowling – I may not be a mother but I’m fiercely protective over my family and my class. I’m generally a laid back person but get called ‘feisty’ when you cross my family or criticise my class without them needing it!
  8. Anne ShirleyAnne Of Green Gables– L.M. Montgomery-She’s a bookworm. She’s a little flawed (aren’t we all?) and she knows her own mind.
  9. Jo MarchLittle WomenLouisa May Alcott– Are you getting the idea that I like strong minded, family orientated people? I think they’re easy to relate to for me.
  10. Jenny LawsonFuriously HappyJenny Lawson– Okay, so this isn’t a character as the book mentioned is a memoir, but Jenny Lawson is totally relatable. I like how she addresses mental health.

Who is on your list this week? I can’t wait to see them. I have a feeling they’re going to be very unique!


Ten Books With My Favourite Colour On The Cover/In The Title

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

I really like the prompt this week! It’s all about book with our favourite colour either on the cover or in the title. My favourite colour is pink and I especially like pastel pink!

I haven’t necessarily read these books, they’re just pink covers I’m aware of! 🙂

I’ve seen this book around and I think I want to read it!

I hadn’t heard of this book before but I love the pink-y hue.

I love this edition. So beautiful! ❤

This is such a simple cover but it makes such a statement.

I love a purple-y pink. I’m reading this soon and I’m super intrigued!

Pretty, pretty colours. I love this book cover!

I really enjoyed this book. It’s about a girl who was disfigured after a tragic accident.

I love the colours used on this cover. The story is super cute too.

I love simple and a touch of pink!

I Believe in a Thing Called Love

I adore this pop of pink!

What did you do for your list this week? Leave me a link and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Tuesday Throwback- My First 10 Book Reviews

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a throwback. God knows I love a throwback! I thought I’d look back at my first ten book reviews today.

Click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page for the book! 🙂

Review 1- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry– Rachel Joyce

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Harold Fry, #1)

Review 2- Some Kind Of Fairy Tale– Graham Joyce

Some Kind of Fairy Tale

Review 3- In The Time Of Butterflies– Julia Alvarez

In the Time of the Butterflies

Review 4- The Abigail Affair– Timothy Frost

The Abigail Affair

Review 5- One Moment, One Morning– Sarah Rayner

One Moment, One Morning

Review 6- The Other Daughter– Lisa Gardner

The Other Daughter

Review 7- The Song Of Achilles– Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

Review 8- Magic Under Glass– Jaclyn Dolamore

Magic Under Glass (Magic Under, #1)

Review 9- Entangled– Cat Clarke


Review 10-  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland– Lewis Carroll (My first Kid-Lit post with my sister Beth!)

Alice in Wonderland

What did you do for your throwback post this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

British Books Challenge 2014: The round up!

The British Book Challenge was set up to show support for British Authors. By signing up I promised to read at least 12 books by British Authors. That’s equal to one book a month.

It’s safe to say that I exceeded this challenge this year.

Through The Looking Glass: Beth and Chrissi Do Kid-Lit


How did I get it?:
I borrowed it from Beth!

Previously read from the same author:
Alice In Wonderland


In 1865, English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), aka Lewis Carroll, wrote a fantastical adventure story for the young daughters of a friend. The adventures of Alice-named for one of the little girls to whom the book was dedicated-who journeys down a rabbit hole and into a whimsical underworld realm instantly struck a chord with the British public, and then with readers around the world. In 1872, in reaction to the universal acclaim *Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland* received, Dodgson published this sequel. Nothing is quite what it seems once Alice journeys through the looking-glass, and Dodgson’s wit is infectious as he explores concepts of mirror imagery, time running backward, and strategies of chess-all wrapped up in the exploits of a spirited young girl who parries with the Red Queen, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and other unlikely characters. In many ways, this sequel has had an even greater impact on today’s pop culture than the first book.


I was warned by Beth that this book was really, really odd. I remember being a little disturbed by Alice in Wonderland. I couldn’t remember it being as odd as it was. Lewis Carroll really was an eccentric writer. What strikes me with this series of books, is how old fashioned they are. Yes, that’s me making an incredibly obvious statement, seeing as the book is old, but what I mean is the language used is certainly not language that is used in children’s literature today.

In Through the Looking Glass we follow Alice’s adventures once more. We don’t experience all of the same characters from Alice In Wonderland, yet I still found the characters interesting enough. In particular, I really liked the scene between Alice and Humpty Dumpty. Like the first book, the dialogue is incredibly witty. There is a lot more poetry in this book, so be mindful of that, if poetry isn’t your thing.

I think in some ways, I preferred Through The Looking Glass, maybe it’s because I was more familiar with the character and knew how strange it would be. It’s not an essential read though, so if you haven’t read it, and don’t plan to, I don’t think you’ll be missing out.

Check out Beth’s review of Through The Looking Glass on her blog

Reading next for the Kid-Lit Challenge (March):
Little Women- Louisa May Alcott (*fangirls* one of my favourites!)

WWW Wednesday #57

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday!  To participate in WWW Wednesday, you need to answer three questions.

•What are you currently reading?

•What did you recently finish reading?

•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book cover to get to the Goodread’s page for the book.

What are you currently reading?

10662420I’m just about to start Fire With Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. I enjoyed the first in the series, Burn For Burn, but haven’t been racing to read this book. I’m intrigued to read it still, to see what happens.

What did you recently finish reading?

17183419I finished this book last night. I really like Sarra Manning’s writing. It’s incredibly easy to read, with characters you care about.

What do you think you’ll read next?

83346My next read is a book I’m reading for my sister and I’s kid-lit challenge. I don’t think I’ve ever read Through The Looking Glass, so this’ll be interesting!

What are you reading this week? Please feel free to answer the questions in the comments below or leave your link to your WWW Wednesday post!

Beth and Chrissi do Kid-Lit Challenge 2014

My sister Beth and I revisited children’s literature last year. We loved discovering new books and reading some of the children’s classics, so we decided to do it again this year! Here are the titles we’ve picked!

JANUARY- Aesop’s Fables- Aesop
FEBRUARY- Through The Looking Glass- Lewis Carroll
MARCH- Little Women- Louisa May Alcott
APRIL- The Magician’s Nephew- C.S Lewis
MAY- Peter Pan- J.M Barrie
JUNE- The Wind In The Willows- Kenneth Grahame
JULY- The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz- L. Frank Baum
AUGUST- The Swiss Family Robinson-Johann David Wyss
SEPTEMBER- Swallows and Amazons- Arthur Ransome
OCTOBER- Anne of Green Gables- Lucy Maud Montgomery
NOVEMBER- White Fang- Jack London
DECEMBER- The Secret Garden- Frances Hodgson Burnett

Some of these I’ve read before and others I’m yet to start. I’m excited about another year of this challenge!

Have you read any of these? Which one was your favourite?