Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: July 30, 2013--Top Ten Best Beginnings & Endings

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Top Ten Best Beginnings & Endings


This is the first Top Ten Tuesday where I haven't completed my list. One because I am ladyballs deep in revision at the moment, but mostly because I'm really particular about beginnings and endings. But I came up with nine, so here we go!

Beginnings 
10. Across the Universe--Beth Revis9. Mockingjay--Suzanne Collins
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows--J.K. Rowling 
7. The Fault in Our Stars--John Green
6. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock--Matthew Quick (which I am in the middle of reading thanks to NetGalley and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. *whispers* Be jealous because it is awesome so far.)








Endings






5. A Really Awesome Mess--Trish Cook & Brendan Halpin
4. Catching Fire--Suzanne Collins
3. Shades of Earth--Beth Revis
2. To Kill a Mockingbird--Harper Lee
1. ??? Maybe I'll write one to fill in the blanks someday, eh?

What are your favorite beginnings and/or endings? What do you look for at the start and end of a book?

8 comments:

  1. Hm, I never really thought about it but I think I really did like the beginning of Across the Universe... I really need to finish the series if Shades of Earth is also on your list.

    Personally I liked the end of Mockingjay more than the beginning; even if it did leave me clutching the book to my chest, rocking back and forth, and crying my eyes out.

    Roxy @ Story Envy

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    1. I felt like the epilogue of Mockingjay ruined the rest of the book for me. I'm super picky about epilogues though. And you should read Shades for sure! It is amazing.

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  2. Great list. I loved the beginning and the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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    1. I wasn't crazy about the end (meaning the Epilogue) but the final chapter, absolutely!

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  3. The ending of Shades of Earth was incredible. I loved that whole series! ~Pam

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    1. I really thought it was perfect. I had this big moment of despair a few chapters before the end, even though I'd read a spoiler, so I knew that part was going to happen, but there were still actual tears involved. Beth makes me want to write sci-fi, which from a girl who loathes all things Star Trek is ridiculously high praise.

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  4. Good list, I love both the beginning and end of The Fault in Our Stars.

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    1. Me too, Lilly. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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