Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish. I'm sure they'd love to share your lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten list.
in the words of Victor Hugo, This year I have committed more faults then ever, and I have never been a better person. Because of this, or maybe just because I discovered this awesome quote I feel I deserve to be on your nice list. There is a list of ten books that I'd love for you to bring
1. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel - I'm a huge historical fiction fan, even if my readings for this year don't really show it. While I've heard the length is an issue, I've rarely heard bad things about Wolf Hall. Plus I'd love to see Tudor England from a view that isn't a wife or lover of Henry.
2. Innocent Traitor - Alison Weir - I tried to read The Lady Elizabeth, and I wasn't a huge fan. However I have chalked this up to my slight hatred of Elizabeth as a character and plan on jumping into Innocent Traitors with an open mind. Like I sad for Wolf Hall, I'm really looking forward to reading something about the Tudor era from another perspective.
3. Holidays On Ice - David Sedaris - This is one of the two Sedaris books I haven't read. I love David Sedaris. So much. Honestly, this is probably the one book that I'll be a bit sad if I don't get it.
4. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon - Everything I've heard about Shadow of the Wind is that it's a book for book lovers. Plus, amazon keeps telling me I'll like it, and sometimes Amazon is right.
5. Squirrel Seeks Chipmonk - David Sedaris - See #3. I really had to restrain myself from buying this the day it came out. I could go on more about how I love David Sedaris, but nobody needs to hear that.
6. Black Swan Rising - Lee Carroll - I'm a big fan of Carol Goodman. Well, by big fan I mean I read her books and they stick with me for a really long time and effect my moods. They're not always the most interesting stories or the best characters, and I usually can figure out the twist before I'm a quarter done with the book, but I do really love her. I'm interested to see what this collaboration with her husband reads like, especially since it sounds very much like something Goodman would write.
7. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman - Okay, so my mom took me to Borders over Thanksgiving and told me to pick out a few books for my grandma to give me. Oh, and they couldn't be on my list already. I'd finally picked up Stardust (which I bought last January) and was really into it so I meandered over to the G's and added a bunch of his books to my pile, then narrowed it down to Neverwhere. I literally remember nothing about what it is about, just that it sounded interesting at the time and that I am getting it for Christmas
8. Distant Hours - Kate Morton - Alright, I haven't gotten around to The Forgotten Garden yet, but it's near the top of my TBR pile. Regardless, after reading the blurb on amazon I was sold. Somebody please get this for me? I promise I'll make time to read it!
9.Catch 22 - Joseph Heller - I read Catch 22 my junior year of high school and really loved it. I lent it out sometime later and was given back a copy with some kind of hawaiian punch staining the pages. I never bought another copy, but every time I flip through it I'm given a good reason why I shouldn't lend books to unreliable people. I really love this edition. really, I love the whole set, but if I had to pick one, it would definitely be a replacement for my well loved classic.
10. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - my 50 cent copy of Anna Karenin (literally what is on the cover) is a less then stellar translation. Plus I'm kinda on a cover craze right now and really love this cover.
Happy Holiday's, Everyone!