10 Favorite Books, Movies, and TV Shows

I am so excited for this month's 10 on the 10th link up! It's all about our favorite books, movies, podcasts, and TV shows.  

I know I have shared all of my favorites before (in this post) but since I have waaay more than 10 favorites it's always easy enough to come up with new lists of favorites and I love reading other blogger's favorites to get more ideas!  



Do you feel the same?
 
Now my favorite 10 books are based on the ones I've read so far this year and so far this year I have managed to read 72 books!  (you can read last year's favorite books here)

My top 10 in no particular order are:

1. All the Light We Cannot See-- a wonderful World War II historical fiction novel about a blind girl and her father fleeing Paris and an orphaned German boy who finds himself working for the Nazi's. 



2. The Fountains of Silence-- another historical fiction novel.  This one is set Spain during Franco's rule. 



3.  Forgetting You-- A mother and daughter struggle to find their way back to one another after the unimaginable loss of their husband/father.



4. Night Road-- Zach, Lexi, and Mia are inseparable until one night on a dark country road when the unthinkable happens.  An emotional story about love, loss, and forgiveness.  



5.  In an Instant-- Two families are involved in a car accident on the side of a mountain one winter's night leading to a chilly story of survival, betrayal, grief and regret. 



6.  A Town Like Alice-- Jean is a prisoner of war in Malaya during WWII where she meets another prisoner of war.  Arriving in Australia years later trying to find him, Jean uses her inheritance to try and build a town like Alice (Alice Springs). 



7.  Table for Five--Lily Robinson and Sean McGuire never imagined themselves raising three kids between them but when Lily's best friend and Sean's brother die unexpectedly one night that's just what happens.  Despite being strangers and having vastly different personalities and beliefs the put the kids' needs first and try to become a family of sorts.



8.  Feels Like Falling-- A fun and uplifting story of friendship, chance encounters, and second chances.  I loved this feel good story.



9.  The Giver of Stars -- A fabulous book about the packhorse librarians of Kentucky. 



10.  Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes-- I know this prequel to the Hunger Games got mixed review but I really enjoyed it.  I liked learning more about Snow and his childhood/life.  




I decided to share my top 10 favorite movie SERIES to change things up a bit.  Now it should be said that I LOVE romantic comedies and most of them don't make for great sequels so finding movies that fit was tough, but I love a good challenge.  I have watched and re-watched every single movie on this list! 




2.  Lethal Weapon-- I am not usually an action/ adventure series kind of person but I like the comedy included in this series.












6.  Austin Powers-- Another movie that doesn't really fit a genre I usually like but this series makes me laugh and I know so many one liners from them that they had to make the list.














My 10 favorite TV Shows I've been watching lately

1. That 70's Show-- a great comedy that I am laughing my way through for the second or third time. 



2. Shameless-- this family is such a train wreck and I just can not look away... it's the show I just love to hate. 



3. Council of Dads-- When one father of young children dies he puts together a council of dads for his kids to go to for guidance and help. 



4.  Sweet Magnolias-- I loved this book series and am enjoying seeing it come to life.  3 best friends rely on one another to get through life while starting a new business together. 



5. Outer Banks-- Part treasure hunt, part teen drama, we binge watched this season in a week.  



6.  Psych--We just started this series on Amazon and I am loving it!  



7. Mom-- This show is so funny though it deals with some tough topics like addiction, teen pregnancy and even death.



8. Good Girls-- Three ordinary moms decide to rob a grocery store only to find themselves in deeper trouble than they ever imaged. 



9. Dexter-- I never thought I'd find myself rooting for a serial killer, but I actually kind of like Dexter and the fact that he only hunts other bad guys. 



10. Virgin River-- A feel good romance about a big city nurse who finds herself practicing medicine in a small rural town in North Carolina. 


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Comments

  1. Adding some of these books to my Kindle- thanks for sharing! I am also a big fan of Sweet Magnolias and Good Girls! :)

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  2. You have an interesting reading list of favorites - I don't think I've read one of them. The movies made me smile as they include many of my favs too. #MMBC

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    1. Thank you! I have pretty eclectic reading tastes.

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  3. We have so much in common!! I loved the Hunger Games Prequel, too! I hope they make a movie. I can quote Father of the Bride and Princess Diaries in my sleep. Mom is the BEST show on TV right now in my opinion!

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    1. I was thinking that they needed to make the prequel into a movie too!

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  4. Loved your reading list! Its funny, I was just thinking about Austin Powers the other day- such a great series to watch and LAUGH!! Thanks for sharing all your top 10 favorites! :)

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    1. I tend to quote that movie a lot.. "get in my belly!" .. was most definitely uttered at dinner the other night (and not by me).

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  5. I have not found a good TV series to try lately, I will have to look into some of your favorites!

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    1. I hate when I'm floundering around for something to watch.

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  6. I am continuously amazed by the number of books you read! My daughter used to watch Shameless and I was equally mortified and obsessed. Train wreck doesn't even begin to describe it! I'm intrigued by Council of Dads, I'll have to check that one out. Have a great week!

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    1. Right?! I wan't to watch but I don't... but I have to know what happens... but oh my goodness how can people actually live like that?! Council of dads often has me tearing up.

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  7. GREAT list!!! Night Road was the first Kristin Hannah book I read and I couldn't put it down! And oh my word, how did I forget Harry Potter for fave movie... or books?!?!

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    1. Harry Potter definitely falls into both categories for me too; fav. books and movies!

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  8. Psych is my all time favorite, so I hope you continue to love it! It's so good. I also love the Harry Potter movies, and Miss Congeniality! Such a good one. I watched Sweet Magnolias recently and really loved it. Thanks for sharing all of these.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It was driving me nutty that I couldn't figure out where the main character in Psych played until I looked it up-- he looks so different and yet the same in a Million Little Things. So far I am really enjoying it!

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  9. Wow, you read a lot! I used to be a huge fan of Steve Martin and I think I've watched all his films.

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    1. I do! I always have a book on me and read any spare moment I get.

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  10. Wow! What a great selection of books, movies and TV shows.
    I love Father of the Bride. I watched it with my girls not so long ago and they loved it too.
    I have watched the UK version of Shameless so I can just imagine what the US on is like. lol x

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    1. My husband and I were talking about trying the British version! I guess we can stream it (on something.)

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  11. I haven't read that CoHo yet but I'd like to read everything by her, she's a recent fave author of mine! Sweet Magnolias made my list too! :) I didn't think I could care about a serial killer until I watched You, so I think I'd probably like Dexter too! Great list!

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    1. See, now I am having such a hard time getting into You. We've only watched a few episodes but so far he's just creepy to me. I was telling my husband that at least Dexter went after bad guys so I almost rooted for him at times whereas I just can not get behind a creepy peeping tom. Maybe I need to give it more of a shot??

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  12. Love these lists! You gave me some great ideas for books and TV series! Thanks so much. :)

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  13. I finished the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. I loved it. But I felt they needed to be definite about how all the details were taken care of. No hints to anyone.
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    1. I prefer to have all the i's dotted and t's crossed too. I would have been perfectly happy if they had added another chapter or two to the book.

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  14. I've just started binge reading again and am always looking around for new titles. Your post is really helpful and I will keep a list of the books you've suggested #anythinggoes

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