Hype or Like Friday – September 16th, 2016

Woohoo, it’s Hype or Like Friday again! This meme and Goodreads group were created by myself, Jill @ Rant and Rave Books, and Britt @ Geronimo ReadsBritt @ Geronimo Reads. To join our group and find out more information about what it’s all about, please go to our Goodreads page HERE.

September’s BOTM is Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and the topic of the month is Back To School!


  • Answer the weekly discussion topic.
  • Optional: Discuss your chosen hyped book of the week.
  • Optional: Talk about your progress on the BOTM.

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: Books That Made Me Want To Read

5 Books That Made Me Want to Read


Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

I cannot say enough about this beautiful, funny, sweet, and comforting series. This was probably my first “big book” that I read by myself when I received it as a gift from my Nana when I was about 7 years old. It’s my number 1 most favorite novel. If you haven’t read this series yet, then please do so soon and let Anne charm you just as she has for so many of us already!


Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Fine, I’ll be just another cliché. SUE ME.


Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott

Yeah, you could say I was a bit of a precocious child as I liked to read way above my level. I think the first time I read Little Women, I was probably 10 years old and some of the references went over my head. Luckily, I’ve read it a few times since then so now I do get the significance of Meg’s glove! Yes, I’m still bitter over the whole Laurie ordeal. And no, I don’t want to talk about it.


Emma by Jane Austen

You thought I’d choose Pride and Prejudice, didn’t you? HA! Joke’s on you, buddy! But seriously, while that book is incredible and I do love it dearly – there’s just something about Emma that I just can’t explain. Maybe it’s because I’ve got the hots for Jeremy Northam’s Mr. Knightley and it’s completely affecting my judgement on this one? Maybe it’s because there’s a Frank Churchill and we share the same last name? Maybe I’m just crazy? Hmmm, I’ll need to ponder this one some more.


Hank the Cowdog Series by John R. Erickson

And coming all the way from left field is…… HANK THE COWDOG!!!! That’s right, you are reading this correctly. I’m pretty sure I read this entire series in the 3rd grade because they were quick, funny reads that helped build up my AR points faster than you can say ‘snickerdoodle’. It’s really funny to think about now considering that I was reading this series at the same time that I was reading Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Talk about Larkin reading some majorly random books all over the spectrum in terms of genres and reading levels. I don’t like to discriminate, it hurts the books feelings.  😉

What do you think about the books of my childhood? Pretty strange, huh? Which books got you into reading when you were younger? Leave a link to your Hype or Like Friday post in the comments below!

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15 thoughts on “Hype or Like Friday – September 16th, 2016”

  1. I love that you included Hank the Cowdog on your list. I remember picking up tons of books like that when I was in 3rd or 4th grade maybe, just because I felt like they needed attention and I was already focusing on higher grade-level stuff. There was the Magic Treehouse series that I still loved, even though they were super easy reads when I got to them. Or The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, which I read in high school just to remind myself why I love to read!

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    1. Thank you! I was reading at a higher level than that series but they were just a really fun quick read that I enjoyed. I remember the Magic Treehouse series too! I think I might’ve read one or two of those books. Sometimes it’s just good to be a kid! 😊

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