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Top Ten Tuesday: Witty Books

Woah it’s been months since I’ve done a TTT! I’ve tried to post more original content and such instead of focusing on memes, but I thought why not do one this month? Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s topic is Top Ten Books That Makes You Laugh, but I tweaked it a little bit and changed it into my Top Ten Witty Books!

I love books that are written in a witty style and makes the reader not necessarily laugh, but at the very least feel entertained. Here are some of the books that made me feel that way, or books with characters that are just so full of wit! These books are in no particular order.

Top Witty Books I Have Read

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

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This was a favourite for me when I was a teenager. I don’t know why, but the story of boys running around and alligators in toilets and owls are just really fun to read for me. Come to think of it again now, I don’t think I remember that clearly what this book is really about. But I do remember how fun it was to read it.

Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

One of my favourite series ever, and the main reason why I love this series so much is because of the amazingness of Eoin Colfer’s writing. It’s basically super duper witty, and granted, there are a lot of serious parts in the book, but there are also dozens of moments that just made me smile and the witty dialogues involving Artemis Fowl or other several hilarious characters are just precious. It’s the kind of humour I love in books. I wish there are more books with the similar kind of funny.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (review)

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I think for this book it’s not about the whole writing style really but the character Cathy herself. She has this dry humour, and you can just tell that she’s smart. Her and other characters’ sarcasm, the conversations between Cathy and Levi with them bantering, I just can’t help but add this novel in my list.

White Teeth by Zadie Smith (short review)

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This is the most recent read from the list and I just really enjoyed this novel because of its humour. It’s not that kind of laugh out loud humour, but again like some of the books above, there’s moments and lines that just make me chuckle. And of course a lot of smart wittiness that’s really fun to read.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

Again with the sarcastic and smart characters! I really love the series because of Percy’s point of view, and how hilarious he is. I do think Percy is witty – he’s smart in his own way and the series show how funny he is, although he can also be sincere. And also, a lot of cute witty banter between Percy and Annabeth which I adore.

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Through the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

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This is basically a humour book, although I don’t think I found it as funny as I had hoped it would be. It really is entertaining though, and some of the scenes in this book I really enjoy because of its humour and spontaneity.

Flour Babies by Anne Fine

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This is a book that I haven’t read in ages, but I do remember having a great fun reading it. Filled with great scenes and fun narration, Anne Fine is most famous for Mrs Doubtfire but I really liked this novel from her as well.

Witty Books I Have Yet To Read

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

This is a hilarious book written by and about Felicia Day, an internet icon, actress, and overall hilarious person. She’s such a quirky and sarcastic woman who can really engage her readers to laugh at her life and pain while also learning something about it. I’m still halfway through this book but I love reading her memoir so far, it’s such a funny book.

Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

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I really had fun listening to the podcast of the same title on my phone a few years ago – I’ve only listened to the earlier dozen or so episodes but I really liked its humour and wittiness! I can’t wait to see it in written form, I’m sure it’ll be just as fun.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

I kept saying for years and years that I want to read this book, but I never gotten round to it. I have watched the movie and thoroughly enjoyed it – very witty and has some awesome humour, which I know I will love in the book as well.

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Well, these are the top ten books that would make you laugh, or at least smile! What are the books that have stuck to you because of its humor? Tell me about them in the comments down below!

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Top Ten Fictional OTPs

Ah, it’s that time of the year again. The time with red roses, chocolates tied in bows, and presents wrapped in pink paper. I hate it. I feel so lonely in this week coming up to Valentine’s Day. You know why? Because I feel like whoever I’ll eventually end up with, we will never be as adorable and heartbreaking as these fictional OTPs. But anyways, here is my Top Ten Tuesday where I list my Top Ten Fictional OTPs (One True Pairing).

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#10. Everlark

I read The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins when I was, like, 13 (my lovey-dovey romance phase) and I was immediately shipping Everlark. It has never crossed my mind to prefer Gale over Katniss, mostly because I loved Peeta too much. They made me cry so hard when I read Mockingjay for the first time. After rereading the series a few years ago, I actually quite liked Gale and there were times when I’d not ship Everlark. But in the end, I would still come back to these two.

#9. Scarlet/Wolf

This is a very new pairing for me. I’ve only read Scarlet by Marissa Meyer in January this year, and am currently reading Winter. But from the whole gang, I really liked these two the most. Their romance was a little cheesy and a little to instant, but I still thought they were cute. Further thoughts on the book? Check out my review of Scarlet and Cress.

#8. Cath/Levi

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Another new OTP that I had only discovered in 2016! Again, I read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell in January and I was so in love with Cath and Levi. They are just soooo adorable! I love Cath because I can really relate to her a lot, and I wasn’t a huge fan of Levi at first but he quite grew on me. He’s so sweet and his relationship with Cath and how he treats her is just amazing to read.

#7. Percabeth

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Percy Jackson is probably my favourite series in middle school. And during reading the series, I had been anticipating him coming together with Annabeth so much. I love how they grew together from being the best of friends to finally falling for each other. And continuing to the Heroes of Olympus series also by Rick Riordan, their relationship is further explored and they are just so fricking adorable.

#6. Patrochilles

Basically when I started reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller I knew that Patroclus and Achilles were lovers. But I didn’t expect to love their love so much! I adore their relationship, how much they depend on each other and how they complete each other. It’s so sweet and heartbreaking at the same time.

#5. Hinny

Another of my preteen OTPs that have stuck with me for so long. I squealed with delight when Harry finally kissed Ginny in Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling. And ever since then they have been very close to my heart.

#4. Todd/Viola

These two are the slowest couples to ever actually get together in a young adult series – the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness. But every single moment they are together are just so amazing. I love their friendship, and how much they care so so deeply about each other. And when they finally kissed, I feel like me and the whole universe just finally sighed with relief.

#3. Blue/Gansey

I debated on whether I should put in these two or Pynch into the list – because I really do ship Ronan and Adam together. But from the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater, I have always and I always will have Blue and Gansey as my OTP. They’re just the best couple to read about. The whole sexual tension between each other, added with the intrigue of not being able to kiss each other, or the fact that Blue used to date Adam, it’s all so amazing and I just can’t wait to read the last book to finally see them actually get together!

#2. Johnlock

The main reason why I ship these two so hard is probably because of the BBC adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes stories. But before I even watched the TV show, I have actually really liked this world-famous duo. They were just so compatible with each other, and I have always felt like they were more than just friends. And when I saw how adorable they are, I began to accept the fact that they are one of my most obsessed OTPs, even though technically they are not canon.

#1. Wolfstar

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Don’t know if the fact that my favourite OTP is not canon is a little sad or just funny, but yes, the couple that I love the most, the two people that I want to get together so much it hurts, is Remus Lupin and Sirius Black from Harry Potter. Again, I know it’s not canon. When I was younger the thought of these two getting together never even crossed my mind. But ever since around a year ago, generally from Tumblr and others, I have finally seen how much Wolfstar actually makes sense and the more and more I think about them, the more and more I obsess about them. So yeah, they are my ultimate OTP. They are adorable and cute and just so in love with each other in my head.

Well, that’s all for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! What about you? Who are your favourite fictional OTPs? Do you agree with some of the canon or not canon OTPs I love above? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Stand Alones

Hello everyone, hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! This week the topic of the Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish was Top Ten Best Books I Read in 2015, but I tweaked the topic a little bit because I planned on making my Top 15 Books I Read in 2015 in early 2016. And I’ve noticed that this year I have read probably more stand alones than series. So for this TTT, I chose the best stand alones I read in 2015!

#9. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

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I’ve mentioned this book plenty of times throughout my blogging history these past few months. For more information on my thoughts, read my review of the novel here.

#8. Paper Towns by John Green

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I’m not a huge fan of John Green and I wasn’t planning on reading this book but it became the Book Basilisks Book Clubs chosen group read so I reluctantly did. I ended up quite liking it a lot. It was entertaining, I liked the writing style and the story with the meaning behind it was quite brilliant.

#7. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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My second Neil Gaiman book for more to come, but this was a very enchanting and mesmerising book. It’s magical and I was just absorbed into the book when I read it.

#6. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

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I only finished this book like, two weeks ago and I already really like it. I was glad I picked it up, because at first I wasn’t very excited to read this book. My friend had recommended it to me ages ago but I was like whatever I don’t care about your opinion. Well, I was wrong. I really liked the story and the characters in this novel. I think I might write a full review of this novel soon!

#5. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

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I have mentioned this novel numerous times as well. Another Book Basilisks Book Club group read, this book is just beautifully written and the characters just break my heart. Check out my full thoughts on my review here.

#4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Again, another book I’ve named again and again on my blog. Most of you have probably read this book as well. I read this on my summer vacation and I just couldn’t put it down, I finished it in like 3 days, which was fast for me. It was beautiful and the atmosphere it created was just perfect.

#3. Sphere by Michael Crichton

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I read this book very early in the year 2015, but the story have just stuck with me for the rest of the years. This book was everything I wanted – it has the right amount of mystery, intrigue, science, and fantasy. It was thrilling, it gave me chills, and the plot was amazing. Basically this was the book that really pulled me into Michael Crichton and I love it.

#2. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

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Of course this novel would be really high on this list, and I will not be surprised if it became one of my favourite books I read in 2015 as well. It’s such a beautifully written book, with a great plot and amazing characters. The writing made me cry and made me stay up late at night reading it. Basically I loved it and if I could I’d reread it right now again. I will put up a review of this book soon, so wait for that!

#1. The Secret History by Donna Tartt

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Well no surprise here, my best book read in 2015 is this one. I’ve only read this a month ago but it immediately soared up high into the list of my favourite books of the year. I regret not reading it sooner. Again, I won’t say much of it because I just posted a review of the book which you can read in here. If you haven’t read it yet, go ahead now and read it! It’s amazing.

Well there you are! A little sneak peak for my list of best books I read in 2015, although I was so disappointed I didn’t reach 10 books this time. Did you recognize any of the books I mentioned above? Have you read any of them? What are your thoughts on them? What stand-alones are your favourite that you read this year? Let me know in the comments and we can talk about these amazing books together! Until the next post, see you then!