Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Why Can't I Be You?

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

Why Can't I Be You!


Have you ever read a book, and wished that you could do a Freaky Friday thing with that character? Though I have yet to find a character with a perfect life, I have encountered quite a few with perks I would love to enjoy. These are all books I have read over the past year, which I really enjoyed, and found myself envying some aspect of the main character's life.
  • Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy - Iris wasn't all about the invasive nature of the fandom, but I think it would be pretty epic, if my family was such a big part of pop culture, and getting to be part of the screen adaptation seems pretty fun too. 
  • Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett - Zorie was dealing with some lows, but she had a fantastic step mom, her love of astronomy, and an epic camping trip, which yielded some fabulous results. 
  • Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian - I loved Amelia's drive to save the creamery, and also, the fact that she got to be a part of such a wonderful legacy. 
  • Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins - Daisy was sort of thrust into the spotlight due to her sister's impending nuptials, but I think it could be sort of interesting getting to see how the other half lives. 
  • Puddin' by Julie Murphy - Millie is one of the most optimistic, kindest, and genuine characters I have ever encountered, and let's face it, I wish I had half of her ability to see the upside of all things. 
  • Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch - A horrible thing was done to Addie, but she was lucky enough to have such a wonderful family and supportive friends, who were there to help her heal, and who doesn't want to have a team behind them in their time of need?
  • The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody - Ali had quite a bit of baggage to unpack, and her future looked a little iffy, but she had her road trip, which brought her a wealth of self realization and helped her restore a valuable relationship. 
  • Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills - Sophie was dealing with some pain, but she had her community and her circle of friends there to help her through it. 
  • Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner - Both main characters in this book were pretty special, but I found myself thinking how lucky Josie was. She had opportunities waiting for her, a doting boyfriend, and an epic best friend. 
  • Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren - Holland had so many good qualities. I loved her determination, and envied the close relationship she had with her family. And, I wish I had an ounce of her athletic prowess. 


Who would you like to switch places with?
Let us know in the comments!

44 comments:

  1. Such a great group here! I totally could get on board with Zorie, Sophie and Josie.

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    1. I think I would love to be any of Mills' MCs, because Mills always gives them such wonderful support systems, and we all need that.

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  2. Aww, you read such sweet books. I had to change the TTT topic because I’d never want to switch places with the people I read about. My life is easy compared to theirs.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I try to limit my TTT picks to books I read in the last year, and I couldn't think of one character, who didn't have some bad with the good in their life, but many had something to celebrate.

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  3. I haven't read any of these, but most of them are on my TBR. Great list.

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    1. I hope you get to read a few, because they were all solid reads for me.

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  4. So many sweet books up there. I want to read them all. This is the second time today someone has sung the praises for Rayne and Deliliah. I think I need to read that one.

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    1. R&D was so, so good. I love Zentner. He can do no wrong by me.

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  5. I am all for road trips Sam! ;-))) Sophie @bewareofthereader

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    1. The road trip in that book was so great too. I really wanted to join them.

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  6. Great picks Sam. The fact we would switch to experience an aspect of someone else’s life is the reason we love to read them! ❤️❤️

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    1. This list made me realize, that everyone has good and bad parts in their lives, and sometimes it's the small things that delight me so much.

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  7. Very nice! And all totally new to me ones too! Lol. <3

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I went all contemporary, since they are my faves.

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  8. I like your choices. And I sure do wish sometimes I switch places with someone who has a wonderful, easy life! LOL

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    1. What I found is I couldn't find anyone with an easy life, but they all had something that was fabulous, and something good is better than nothing.

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  9. Looks like contemporaries have more people to be envied than in fantasy worlds. I'm reading Jessica Brody's Sky Without Stars right now and I love it so much, maybe I'll have to look into Geography of Lost things eventually.

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    1. When I was thinking of the fantasy books I have read, the worlds intrigued me, but those characters had some hard lives.

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  10. I've heard so many good things about Puddin'. Really need to read it soon. You've only made me more curious about it.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. Millie is such a star. The way she was in the adaptation was very true to book-Millie, and she is definitely someone with a stellar attitude, even when everything is not perfect.

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  11. Great list! Zorie and Josie are especially nice picks.

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    1. Loved them both, and thought they had a pretty good environment for learning and growing.

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  12. I haven't read any of these! I definitely feel like choosing characters from contemporary books was a good choice!

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    1. In SFF books, the characters will have cool powers and the worlds can be intriguing, but they are usually always in a LOT of danger.

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  13. What a lovely list this is! I think Prince Charming strikes my fancy most of all. It's such a cute premise!

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    1. I am really excited to get the second installment in that series. It was so much fun!

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  14. Ah the Cure. :)

    Starry Eyes and Love & Luck are two that are sitting on my list that I haven't got to yet... I really need to pick those up and read 'em.

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    1. THEY ARE SO GOOD!! And, yeah, The Cure is one of my all time favorites.

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  15. This is such a fantastic list, Sam :) I am yet to read Puddin' but Millie was my favourite character in Dumplin' itself and yes you are right. It would be great to have a few of her talents :)
    There are so many books on your list I want to read :D

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    1. Millie is just as wonderful in Puddin as she was in Dumplin. Love her to pieces.

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  16. Amelia from Stay Sweet is such a great choice! I wish I had her ambition!

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    1. She was in a tough situation and really grew into the role. I was so proud of her.

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  17. I loved Love & Luck (and Love & Gelato), but I liked that Love & Luck focused on family and her relationship with her brother. Yes, there was the potential for a romantic relationship, but that wasn't what the story was about. So good! Also, I'm reading Cold Day in the Sun right now, and loving Holland! "Don't call me Dutch." <3

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. I looked forward to every time Holland acted like that wasn't a great nickname and when it was all explained - swoon. I am still holding out for another "Love &" book. I want Rowan to come to American and make that romance a reality.

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  18. Props for The Cure reference! :) Your inclusion of Zorie has me itching (again) to pick up Starry Eyes. I just wasn't in the mood for it when I was starting a new book the other day but I know it'll happen soon!

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    1. I will forever be a Cure fan. OMG STARRY EYES IS SO GOOD!!!! I liked it even more than Alex Approximately, which I loved, and maybe even more than ASoaH.

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  19. I'm so glad to see Zentner's book made your list! :)

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    1. That book is like "my precious". I adored it so much.

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  20. I know there are a lot of characters I would love to swap with! I would also like to jump into Starry Eyes too. And I would also switch with one of the characters in The Upside of Unrequited because that book just has so much love and happiness in it.

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    1. Upside was fun. I remember loving the romance.

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  21. A lot of these are on my list to be read. Great picks and who doesn't love getting swept away in these amazing books. I can't wait to have the time to do all the reading I want to. =)

    Mary

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    1. Whenever I do TTT, I realize how many fantastic books I have read. I endorse all of these books.

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