Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. So, I’ve only been blogging for about a year now, and since I will be celebrating my 30th birthday in a couple months, I’ve read a ton of books, the vast majority having been read before I began blogging. I had a lot to choose from:
In no particular order . . .
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I hate to be predictable, but ya’ll, this is the best book ever!
2. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. This is my favorite series, ever! Rowling created something so special, and I love that I was part of the fandom – before the movies. Heck, before the fourth book was even released. Another thing I love about HP is all the attention it has brought to children’s and YA literature.
3. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. This book showed me how much I love books that make me laugh. My favorite books almost always have some humor in it. My roommate from college and I always joked about how in almost every picture from freshman year that was taken in our dorm room, there would be a Stephanie Plum novel somewhere in the shot.
4. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. Because it is damn creepy! I even named my dog after the author. Not that my dog is creepy.
5. Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman. One of my favorite non-fiction books. I just love this story. It’s sort of romantic, and sweet, to see two people who have such different religious views, but still love each other and respect each others views.
6. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. You guys, this series is amazing! It really makes you think about things. Also, the audiobooks are kick-ass!
7. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George. I did recently re-read this one for Project: Fairy Tale, but the first time I read it was before I began blogging. I just love this story. I love the setting, the writing, the story and the characters. It’s my favorite JDG book, and one of my favorite fairytale retellings.
8. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. I listened to this via audiobook because the narrator of the audio is a librarian I know. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I knew nothing about the fairytale. But this book was amazing! Again, a very fairytale feel!
9. The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. I read this a few months before blogging. It was a book I had been meaning to read for a year or two, and finally devoted some time to it. I laughed, I cried, I felt all the feels.
10. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. You guys, as fellow book lovers and avid readers, you need to read this novella. It’s short, and quick, but I think any lover of reading would appreciate the awesomeness of this story!
This was kinda hard! Here are some honorable mentions:
- Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
- Marley and Me by John Grogan
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows
- Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
- Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
- Hoot by Carl Hiaason
Ahhh – I feel like I could go on and on! Do you guys love any of these books? What are some of your favorites?