Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favorite Middle Grade and Children’s Books


Who doesn’t love a good picture book? Or a book that you once read that brings back so much nostalgia you cannot stand it. This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic focuses all around my all time favorite books that either fall into the middle grade or children’s genre. These are books that I loved as a child and that which inspired my love of reading.

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Furiously Happy {Spoiler Free Review}

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
Jenny Lawson

23848559Published by Flatiron Books
Type: Memoir
Pages: 329
Rating: ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎
Format: Audiobook

Furiously Happy is the latest book by Jenny Lawson and was published in 2015. In this memoir, Lawson goes into depth about her history with mental illness and how fantastically crazy and weird her life is because of it. She talks about battling depression, anxiety, and many other disorders and how she handles life when some days she feels like she can’t. If you’re interested in a more in-depth summary you can visit the author’s blog here.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Television Characters



This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic centers all around television. I honestly love television more than I should. I watch Netflix, Hulu, HBO. You name it, I probably watch it. And the one thing that makes a TV show for me are the characters, especially the sassy ones. Maybe it’s because I’m a very sassy person and they are characters after my own heart, or maybe I just enjoy a well-written banter. Either way here are my top ten favorite characters  that you can enjoy on your own TV screens.

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Saga: Volume One {Spoiler Free Review}

Saga: Volume One
Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples

15704307Published by Image Comics
Type: Graphic Novel
Pages: 160
Rating: ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎

Summary from Goodreads:
When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.

From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults. Continue reading

August Review and September TBR

version 3Welcome to the end of August lovelies. This is a new feature I hope to continue here on Literature with Lex and it is basically just me going to be talking about what I did during the month and what books I plan to read in the next month as well. The monthly review can be anything from books that I read, to my favorite album during the month, even to life milestones that I accomplished. So sit back and enjoy August in Review. (: Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Required Readings


Required reading. The bane of every student’s existence. Chances are that if you attended any type of school you had to have required reading once or twice. I personally was never the biggest fan of required reading. The books were either super long, super boring, or super complex. And at the time my tiny brain didn’t see the point in reading books that I just couldn’t get into.

However, there were the exceptions. The books below are some of my favorite books that I read in middle school, high school, and college all because they were assigned to me to read. Some books I loved as soon as I picked them up. Others I read, hated, and then thought about years later and realized that I liked them as I had grown up and started to relate to them more. Here is that list. Continue reading