Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week, we are looking at ten of our favorite movies and TV shows.
Happy Friday! Rachel and I both read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell a few days ago, and loved it. Highlight of my week. What did you read that was amazing?
This week on Common Novel Rachel discussed the treatment of sex in young adult novels, we listed our top ten favorite literary mean girls, and I hated on Loretta Chase’s Vixen in Velvet. Our Date Night this week was designed around the German romantic dramedy Mostly Martha.
On to the internets!
Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! This week, instead of following the prompt provided by The Broke and The Bookish, we’ve reached into their archives and decided to cover our top ten mean girls. Mean girls—how we adore them. From the slightly catty to the plain old sociopathic, here are the top ten fictional women we love to hate.
**Spoiler Alert** Our descriptions of characters may spoil major plot points. Read at your own risk.
Sex, along with violence, occurs pretty commonly in young adult novels—Bella, Tris, Hazel, and Rose all have sex at some point in their stories. Unlike scenes of violence, however, the young adult sex scene is frequently a hidden thing—something quickly written and quickly glossed over. What role does sex play in YA novels? How do writers approach it (and why)? And when it comes to sex, how far is too far for young adult?
Happy Fourth of July weekend! I hope you’ve got some exciting or relaxing plans. You could always try our Fourth of July themed date night. We've also created a list of Fourth of July reads to help keep you entertained over the long weekend.
Here’s what we’ve been reading this week:
Wondering what to read over the long weekend? Excited to catch up on the releases you’ve missed? Look no further! In honor of summertime reading and three days off, we’ve compiled a list of the most promising June/July new releases—one in each genre—that we’ll be reading along with you. And check in with us tomorrow too: we’re putting together the perfect Fourth of July themed Date Night.
Common Novel is a celebration of genre reading. It’s a celebration of the tattered paperback, of the third-time-through, and of the book that’s currently living in your purse. It’s a celebration of the genres themselves: romance, young adult, new adult, horror, mystery, science fiction, and fantasy.