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Books with Memories… (Top Not Quite Ten Thursday)

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Hello fellow bookworm! Top Ten Tuesday Thursday is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! Most of us are familiar with Top Ten Tuesday by now, but if your new to this, a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The topic this week is Top Ten Books with Sensory Reading Memories . These are books that, when you think about them and the story within, you can link it to a specific time in your life, or a specific activity you were doing at the time of reading. I do this all the time, constantly remembering the first time I read a book and what I was doing at the time, so this is a great topic for me!

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

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I read this book over the weekend, and I remember it being incredible warm. I had the house to myself, ordered a good old Wagamama takeaway, and whizzed through this incredible book. A very sunny, delightful weekend of reading

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling and co.

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This was devoured whole, all in one day, pretty much in one sitting! It was release day, and I remember queuing outside the bookshop (even though my copy was preordered, and I wouldn’t be able to start it until after my Sunday shift at work). A very exciting day!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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I read this while at uni, and I’m surprised I found the time to read it as quickly as I did. The memory that has stuck with me the most is the final day of reading, approaching the end of the book, sat on my bed, wrapped in my duvet, completely sobbing my eyes out!

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

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This was a childhood read, but I still remember it so well! I recall telling my nan it was a bit boring at the beginning, and I definitely remember really getting into it and not being able to out it down (even for my roast dinner

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

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This is one big book, so of course I read it in many different sittings, in many different places. There are two memories connected to this book. The first is a very quiet Saturday, no plans, curled up in a chair and ploughing my way through about 150 pages in one go. The second is drawing the end the book, reading my lunch break, and sobbing my eyes out at a certain character’s death (no spoilers!)

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

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I read this on holiday in Norfolk, and it was such an uplifting book after a tough few days leading up to our getaway. I remember curling up on the sofa in our holiday cottage really getting into the story.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

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I was two weeks into my first full time job, and my parents had gone away on holiday. I remember being allowed the luxury of sleeping in their super king sized bed, and curling up with this great book.

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

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When I was in school, I still had a bedtime… which went completely out the window when I was reading Twilight (shh, don’t tell my parents!) My sister and I still had bunk beds, and I recall being on the top bunk, pulling the curtain back slightly and using whatever light there was left in the day to read this book which had my teenage self hooked (in fact, I seem to remember doing this with the entire Twilight series!)

That’s it for today’s list, I know it’s not quite 10 (and it’s not Tuesday… let’s call it Top Not Quite Ten Thursday…) I’d love to know if you have any sensory connections with the books on this list, and please feel free to link your lists too (even though I’m very late with this one… I need to get my act together!)

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

By bookmuffin

I like books and tea. MA Children's Literature student.

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