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Top Ten Tuesday- First Books I Reviewed

Rissi @ Finding Wonderland submitted this wonderful idea to That Artsy Reader Girl. Today, I'll be listing the first 10 books I ever reviewed! It'll be a trip down memory lane for all of us! Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay  I reviewed this book way before my blog was even about books! It's the first book I ever reviewed on here- and I have to say, it got me pretty hooked to book reviews!  More Than This by Patrick Ness  I'm still not sure what I was thinking when I wrote this review! It was a paragraph about suspense and then a little bit about genre...  Carry On by Rainbow Rowell  I've done my fair share of Rainbow Rowell reviews over the years- and while this wasn't the first book of hers I read, it was certainly the first book of hers I had the courage to review!  Annexed by Sharon Dogar  A historical fiction that tries to tell the story of Anne Frank from Peter's eyes. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
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Saturday Snapshot- Vivid Sydney

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Saturday Snapshot-Whale Watching

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Saturday Snapshot- Twelve Apostles

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Saturday Snapshot-Antique Cars at Queen Victoria Market

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Publication Date: January 11th 2018 Genre: Historical Fiction My Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Source : Own Copy This novel is based on the true story of two Slovakian Jews who survived the horror of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Lale Sokolov was made the tattooist at Auschwitz and had to scratch numbers into his fellow inmates' arms every day. He was forced to carve what eventually became a prominent symbol of this terrible time. Lale used this position of relative superiority to create a small business of trade. His survival and that of those around him, depended on it. His post allowed him a certain degree of movement, which he used to exchange money and jewels taken from his murdered comrades for food and essential supplies. "Many owed him their survival"

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

                                                              Publication Date: February 28th, 2017 Genre: Young Adult, My Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Source: Own Copy Starr Carter attends a fancy suburban prep school. She has friends who live in suburbia and spend hundreds of dollars on clothes and makeup. Starr can't afford that. Starr goes home to a poor neighborhood, where tragedy seems to be the norm. The balance she's managed to strike between her two worlds is shattered when tragedy befalls her community again. Starr witnesses a policeman shoot her childhood friend, Khalil. He was unarmed. Now his death is making headlines around the country. People are calling him a drug dealer, a gangbanger and so many other things. The cops try to intimidate Starr. The local drug lord tries to intimidate Starr's family. All the while, she's the only one who can attest to what really happened.