Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Character Names I'd Totally Use in Real Life

Top Ten Tuesdays (TTT) is a weekly event now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's TTT is: Top Ten Character Names (to make as narrow or broad as we would like). Sometimes when I'm reading a book, I come across a character name that I really love. A name that I would steal for consideration to name a pet or kiddo or whatever it is. 

Here are the Top Ten Characters Names I'd Totally Use in Real Life 

From To Kill a Kingdom

From Finnikin of the Rock

(pronounced like Kale)
From the Throne of Glass series

From Under the Never Sky trilogy

From Dark Triumph (part of the His Fair Assassin series)

From Daughter of the Forest

From The Grisha Trilogy

From the Summer I Turned Pretty

From A Song of Ice and Fire series

From The Raven Boys series

Picture Book Review: Max and Marla Are Having a Picnic

My Magic Breath
Title: Max and Marla Are Having a Picnic
Author: Alexandra Boiger
Release Date: March 27th, 2018
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Age Group: Children - any ages
Genre: Picture book

Best friends Max and Marla are back in this charming spring tale of friendship and forgiveness. . .

Max and Marla know how to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. So when the first sunny day of spring comes along, they've got the perfect plan--a picnic! They pack up their favorite dishes and their comfiest blanket and then they're off to the lake. Once they settle in, Max realizes the picnic needs one more thing to be just right: a bouquet for Marla. But while he's gone, Marla falls asleep, leaving their picnic prey to some thieving squirrels. Max returns to find their spread ruined and says it's all Marla's fault. But best friends can't stay mad for long . . . Max and Marla Are Having a Picnic is another adorable ode to friendship from fan favorite Alexandra Boiger.

What a perfect spring and summer (and any season) read! This sweet story shows such a great message of forgiveness and fun. 


This story tells the tale of Max and his owl friend, Marla, going on a picnic adventure together. This dynamic of a boy and his owl friend is so endearing. My littles and I both loved the illustrations throughout the story as we go on a picnic adventure with Max and Marla. But we also loved the story too. 

I love the gentle way that conflict is displayed in this book. There's a conflict between Max and Marla  that I felt was handled gently and thoroughly in a healthy way. It was such a good example for kids to see a conflict between friends that is resolved with love. 
There was so much to enjoy with this story. We loved the illustrations and the story was full of friendship, love, warmth and a little bit of humor as well. A wonderful story to pick up and read this spring/summer/whenever!

It's Monday! What Are They Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by
Book Journey * *
Here is what we Finished, Currently Reading, and what is
Next In line. How about you? These were some fantastic reads and we are so excited to share what we think with you! So make sure you keep your eyes out for our reviews!

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1) Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #2)
The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2) The Perfect Mother Devoted to Pleasure (Devoted Lovers, #1)

The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3) Girl Made of Stars Legendary (Caraval, #2)

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
We love getting new books and seriously can't wait to dive into them.
How about you? What new books did you get?

The Last King (The Kings, #1) Jar of Hearts The Mermaid Handbook: An Alluring Treasury of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects Bring Me Their Hearts
Wintersong (Wintersong, #1) 100 Days of Cake To Kill a Kingdom City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)Nemesis (Project Nemesis, #1) Maggie & Abby's Neverending Pillow Fort Bounce Vicious (Villains, #1)City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) One True Loves A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1) The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2) The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1) Hunger (Gone, #2) 
The Perfect Mother How to Walk Away Still Lives Tangerine
The Queen of Hearts The Widows of Malabar Hill (Perveen Mistry, #1) Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #2)
Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1) Rebecca I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

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