Top Ten Tuesday’s: Books For Fantasy Fans

Hello Everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means three hours of testing at school for me!! Luckily it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesdays! This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. You should definitely check them out if you haven’t already! This week’s topic is:

Ten Books Every X Should Read (up to you! Examples: every history nerd, memoir lover, ballet lover, feminist, college student, etc etc.)

I have decided to do Ten Books Every Fantasy Fan Should Read

Top Ten Tuesdays

Ten Books Every Fantasy Fan Should Read:

  1. The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

This is a no brainer. If you haven’t read this amazing series yet… What are you waiting for?!

2. The Divergent series by Veronica Roth

This is more of a dystopian book. It can also be fantasy in some ways. I have only read the first two books and those were brilliant. I have however heard bad things about the last book. If you haven’t read the series, I suggest you do! Just don’t see the movies. I heard they aren’t the best

3. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

This was a brilliant series. It definitely kept me reading till the last book. If you haven’t read the series and love suspense, adventure, family and triumph, this is the series for you.

4. The Warriors series by Erin Hunter

This series is definitely aimed at children. It’s about talking cats that are in clans. The cats are constantly battling and hunting. It’s definitely a simple page turner series. I recommend it for you or a younger child you know that loves cats and can handle some violence.

5. The Survivors series by Erin Hunter

This is just like the Warriors series but with dogs. It’s another page turner series. This author writes for 9-12 year olds. You or someone you know should definitely read them if they love dogs and fantasy books and can handle some violence.

This is a pretty short Top Ten Tuesdays and it consisted only of series’. I hope you enjoyed it anyway 😀

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s Top Ten Tuesdays!!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂



Happy Birthday Beverly Cleary!

Hello everyone! This is a very special double post day. Today is Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday!! This post will introduce you to Beverly, show you some of her achievements and books, and celebrate her birthday.

Name: Beverly Atlee Cleary

Born in: Mcminnville, Oregon

Age: 100 years old!

Currently Lives: Carmel, California

Profession: Famous Children’s Author

Fun Facts:

  • Started reading in 3rd grade. She had problems with reading at first. After conquering reading, she read for most of her childhood.
  • Started out as a children’s librarian in Yakima, Washington
  • She married Clarence T. Cleary in 1940. Clarence sadly passed in 2004. They had two twins a girl and a boy. The twins are now grown up.
  • Her books have been captivating readers for over 60 years.
  • She has her own sculpture garden in Portland Oregon
  • She has a library named after her in Oregon

What has Beverly Written?

Beverly Cleary has written many books that are loved by generations. These books include:

  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle
  • Ralph S. Mouse
  • The Ramona series
  • Ribsy
  • Henry Huggins
  • Socks
  • Mitch and Amy
  • Runaway Ralph

and more!

I have loved her books for a long time. I wouldn’t hesitate to reread them even now as a teenager.

What awards has she earned?

  • 1978 Newbery Honor Book, Ramona and Her Father
  • 1982 Newbery Honor Book, Ramona Quimby, Age 8
  • 1984 Newbery Medal, Dear Mr. Henshaw
  • National Book Award, Ramona and Her Mother
  • Catholic Library Association’s 1980 Regina Medal Award
  • University of Southern Mississippi’s 1982 Silver Medallion
  • Children’s Book Council 1985 Everychild Award
  • American Library Association’s 1975 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
  • Named a 2000 Library of Congress “Living Legend”

Beverly Cleary has won over 35 state awards based on readers vote.

How are people celebrating her birthday?

  • Celebrations at Libraries
  • Her own documentary showing!
  • Video wishes and cards
  • New editions of her books by famous fans
  • Today is Drop Everything And Read Day in honor of Cleary
  • And so much more

What is this beloved author doing to celebrate?

Having a slice of carrot cake 🙂

Happy 100th birthday Beverly Atlee Cleary! Even if you don’t want people to fuss, they sure will!

I hope you learned a ton about Beverly Cleary. She is one of my favorite authors and probably always will be.

Thanks for reading!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀