Top Ten Authors I need to take on a second date

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fly honeys over at The Broke & The Bookish

This week they ask the top ten author's we've read only one book from but definitely want to read more. AKA - what on earth am I doing with my life that I haven't taken these authors on a second date with their books yet?!

Fangirl (which I didn't review on the blog, I guess)
I've heard AMAZING things about Eleanor & Park and The Attachments - which would you recommend next? 

Lucky for me, I have an ARC of I'll Give You the Sun!

It was definitely one of those books that grew on me after I read it (don't let the review fool you - I did like it) but my interest in Jones writing was through the ROOF after that! She's such a prolific writer...I don't know where to start! HALP.

(like everyone else on the planet)
Which of her other books do you recommend? I've heard mixed reviews...

I was JUST lamenting to Judith the other day how much I want to read another one of Lish's books for the snarky humor and well written characters! 

This is one of those quiet, thoughtful, incredibly well written books that is just not on enough radars around the blogosphere. I can't imagine how great her other books are! 

I've heard rave reviews for Farenheit 451, so I suppose I'll have to give that a whirl. 

You guys. I've only read Sabriel. I KNOW. I KNOWWWWWWWWW OKAY.

 I love love loooovvved this book and really do need to continue on with the series. And maybe check out her other stuff, yeah?

Okay this one is kind of cheating since I've read two books by Jennifer  - Forget You & Endless Summer - but there are SO MANY Jennifer Echols books out there that I thought this counted. 
Plus it's my blog and I do what I want. 

I'd really love it if you helped a girl out by suggesting what books to follow up with for these authors! 
Are any of these cool cats on your TTT list? DO SHARE. 

Wee Reads [1]

As most of you probably know, my book review volume has gone down drastically since the arrival of my little miss. That doesn't mean I'm not reading as many books, though! They're just different. Like, 10 pages or less. And I reread a LOT more than I used to! 

But here's the truth. Not all kids books are created equal. There are books that I LOOOOVE that my peanut could care less about. Granted, she's just over a year so I don't take it personally when she doesn't adore a book that I want her to love. But there are also books that she loves that I am so sick of reading I can't stand it...but of course, reading is reading so I suck it up and read it again. And again. AND AGAIN.

And so, this new feature is born! Wee Reads will showcase books that Lucy loves. I'll toss in my two cents as well, but I'm mostly going off of her feelings and dedication to the board book du jour. 

A bit more about Lucy's reading habits before I move on to the review. We have a little tent in the living room (thanks, IKEA!) in which she will squirrel away several of her board books from her room. We catch her in there pretty often sitting in her little pink foam booster seat with a blanket and reading. My heart bursts each and every time! 

Okay, so to kick off this feature, I'm going to pick the book that I most recently cleared out of Lucy's tent. Here we go!

The Wizard of Oz Colors Primer
By Jennifer Adams
Art by Alison Oliver
Published by BabyLit
Source: Purchased at Barnes & Noble

This book is packed with about 10 different shapes/objects per color, so she loves flipping open to a page and pointing at all the different objects of that color. Some of the things are real, some of them are fantasy, but all of them are fun to look at!

The pages are full, but not busy, so she can flip through this book again and again without getting overstimulated. 

Durability! She can easily carry it around the house since it's not too heavy. It's sturdy and has handled repeated drops, reverse bending and even a bit of chewing without any damage. 

I CANNOT WAIT for her to read The Wizard of Oz later in life and kinda remember what things were or what they looked like because she had this book. Yeah, that might be wishful thinking but HOW COOL WOULD IT BE? The coolest. 

As a book geek (duhhh) I'm all about re-imaginings of classic literature. These BabyLit books are just the bee's knees, y'all. I want them all for Lucy. And you can bet the farm I'm well on my way! 

The Wizard of Oz Colors Primer by BabyLit is a definite Buy It! Lucy loves it. We love it. It teaches colors, words, provides a loose framework for classic literature and has fun illustrations. Sure, it lacks a narrative that she can follow, but the identification of colors and objects is a nice learning piece to have in your baby board book collection. 

Have you read this book before? Do you have it in your collection? Please share your thoughts! 

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