Top Ten Tuesday – You know what Bugs me?

Posted April 26, 2022 by elzaread in Top Ten Tuesday / 64 Comments

Greetings you guys! It’s Tuesday and time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Arsty Reader Girl. Today’s prompt is Books with (whatever) on the cover. Now this can be anything, as long as it’s the same thing on all your covers. That sounds easy enough! Seeing that my Mommy gave me free reign over today’s TTT, I first need to get something off my chest.

You know what really bugs me? I constantly bring my Mommy the nicest, cutest bugs that I catch just for her. And you know what she does? She squeals, or so throws them out. She never, ever keeps them. How can she do that? She loves books that has the little buggers on the covers, so why doesn’t she want them as presents from me too?

Here are 10 of my Mommy’s favorite books with bugs on the covers:

  1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle – Okay, I’ve never brought her a caterpillar. We have loads of centipedes here with us. Do they count?
  2. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White – Spiders find their own way in. I don’t have to help them at all. We don’t tend to bother each other much.
  3.  Lord of the Flies by William Golding – We didn’t like this book and we don’t like flies either.
  4. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd – We’ve got a lovely garden and the bees think so too. I know to leave them alone, the dogs don’t. Stupid dogs.
  5. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka – Now those are the kind of bugs I like to catch.
  6. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris – Moths! My favorite. Next to butterflies that is.
  7. The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson – Told you they are my favorite.
  8. Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachelle Joyce – I love little bugs. But if ever I spot one of these golden ones, I promise I will leave them be. Or try my best. Gold. Shining. Moving. You get my drift.
  9. Along Came a Spider by James Patterson – we’ve covered this relationship.
  10. The Lost Apothecary by by Sarah Penner – Bugs, bugs, bugs – crawling things to make kittens happy.


How do you feel about bugs?

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64 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – You know what Bugs me?

  1. Fun topic and not one I’ve ever thought of before! I’m not sure books with bugs on the cover grab my attention though I do like butterflies. Maybe if Elza was picking my books for me!

    • Thank Heavens I found another person who hated Lord of the Flies!!

      I have one or two Daddy-Long-Legs in the Library, spiders love books. I just call them all Charlotte or Wilbur and then the kids don’t mind them at all.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are looking forward to a good weekend!

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  2. Very cool blogpost title for a very cool TTT theme. I laughed when I saw Charlotte’s Web here, and of course, Lord of the Flies!! Oh, and there’s Silence of the Lambs too…. Great post!

    • There are such wonderful classic reads for youngsters in English. We don’t have that many in Afrikaans sad to say. Glad to hear it’s still popular with your little one too! Still a popular choice at the school library.

      Have a good weekend!

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    • I almost fell off the bed the other night when my husband asked me what The Very Hungry Caterpillar is! Granted English is our second language, but still….!

      Hope you had a good week Alicia and that you will have a wonderful weekend.

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    • Hi there Deanna!

      Aaah so glad to hear you’ve enjoyed our post! Post hilarious, some of the books not so much yes. I still haven’t read The Butterfly Garden, but it’s been on my TBR for the longest time. Hope to get to it real soon.

      So sorry for the late reply and I hope you will have a good weekend!

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  3. Great idea! Not gonna lie, I am NOT a big fan of bugs at all. However, these books look amazing and I really want to read Charlotte’s Web soon, it’s such a classic! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Charlotte’s Web is so sweet, I read it when I was quite young! I did also appreciate Lord Of The Flies as a book, and I got to discuss it with my school book club which was very interesting!

    Happy TTT and thank you so much for all of your support on my blog!

    Zoe x

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    • Lord of the Flies is one of those books that you need to read at certain time in your life. Not when you are way into your 30’s already! Then you just see everything that’s “wrong” with it.

      Thanks for visiting us and for commenting on our post!

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  5. See here’s the thing. Us silly humans are not as fond of the little buggers as you kitties are. Well, unless they’re on covers I guess. But in real life they need to stay outside! 🙂 Still, these are nice. I do like them on kids’ covers! The cricket in times Square is always a fave of mine. I like The Lost Apothecary and also Sue Monk Kidd caught my eye- her daughter wrote The Shark Club which is a favorite of mine.

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  6. Diane

    What a fun post. I’ve read 6 from your last and The Last Apothecary is on our book group list TBR soon.