Top Ten Tuesday: Songs I Wish Were Books

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish*

Songs can tell wonderful stories…but sometimes you just want more of the story!  Here’s a few songs I need more of the story from.

The One That Got Away- The Civil Wars

Whiskey Lullaby– Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss

Scenes From An Italian Restaurant– Billy Joel

Summer Highland Falls– Billy Joel

Someone New– Hozier

Somebody That I Used to Know Gotye

SIDE NOTE:  This post has made me think of the YA book Impossible by Nancy Werlin.  It relies heavily on Simon and Garfunkel’s Scarborough Fair to help tell the story of a girl trying to break a family curse in order to save herself and her family.  READ IT.

What songs would you like turned into books?



One Liner Book Review: January

Before we hit January’s review, Abby posted on her blog about the YES WE CRAB! reading challenge for February.

yes we crab

Set reading goal for February and check in on Twitter with #yeswecrab.  I’m going for 10 books this month!

And now, some books!

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
Illuminae-  Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Unusual format, but easier to follow than I anticipate.  AND IT’S AWESOME!

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg-
Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

RBG is awesome.  That is all.

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The War That Saved My Life- Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

OHMIGOD MY HEART!  Beautiful book, just beautiful.

Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Echo- Pam Muñoz Ryan

Love her books.  Four stories expertly woven together.

The Trilogy of Two by Juman Malouf
The Trilogy of Two- Juman Malouf

I had high expectations for this.  I was highly disappointed.

The Trouble in Me by Jack Gantos
The Trouble In Me- Jack Gantos

This book broke my heart.

On that happy note, what did you read in January?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Historical Settings

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish*

I love historical fiction!  Love it  And I’m a sucker for the following time periods:

Tudor England (ca 1485-1603)– I blame Phillipa Gregory and Johnathan Rhys Meyers’ portrayal of Henry VIII.

Medieval/Middle Ages (ca 1000-1500)Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman.  Read it or we can’t be friends.

Italian Renaissance (ca 1300-1600)- So many things happening during this time!

Early 20th Century– Samantha from the American Girls series and Downton Abbey FTW.

Aaaannnndddd I didn’t hit a list of 10.  Oh well!

What are your favorite time periods to read about?