Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - The Only Blogger in the World


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.
Top Ten Books that Everyone But Yours Truly Have Read

Hunger Games- I actually started the first book. This was around when Mockingjay came out and you couldn't open up a web browser without seeing KATNISS AND BLAH BLAH FOREVER which didn't make me want to continue on in my reading. Admittedly the writing was much better than I had anticipated but I just couldn't get into it.

Huck Finn - One of my friends as well as several of my favorite bloggers absolutely love Huck Finn. I "had" to "read" it in high school (read as:  was suppose to and but instead found out that sparknotes was a thing. I'm not proud of this.)  I hated every second of every attempt to read it. I often think that I am older now, wiser, more tolerant of things that aren't completely up my ally and that I should really give Twain a chance. Then I high school me and how much she hated Huck Finn. How much did she hate it? More than Tuck Everlasting. And that's saying something.

Shiver - Fun fact! I don't know what Shiver and Linger and whatever the other one is are about. Something with Werewolves? Be completely silent if I'm write. Okay. Nothing. I'm assuming I'm right then. I really like the covers, and from what I remember of the reviews I've read they song like good books.

Water for Elephants - I actually want to read this one, only I've never gotten around to it. I picked up a copy years ago when it first started being a "it" book and then never got through the intro.

Freedom - Everyone remember last year when all anyone, including Oprah, could talk about was Franzen. Well I for one didn't like it. It didn't matter that Freedom sounded pretty good, and that I'd probably really like it. I just couldn't sit outside one of my classes and with the hardback looking all smug, again.

Wolf Hall - I have this. I am crazy excited to read it. I'm just hesitant with long historical fiction. Especially with protagonists I don't know inside and out. I have heard nothing but good things about it and yet it has still wound up on this list.

1984 - I like George Orwell a lot. He's a pretty great guy. I'm a big fan of Animal farm and I've seen a poorly executed stage version of 1984. Actually that may be what has stopped me from reading this blogger prerec.

Dickens - It's been months since I have ranted about my hate for Charles Dickens and his terribly dry prose. I've never actually finished anything by the man but that's not for want of trying. I got about halfway into A Christmas Carol, Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities before I got so angry that I wanted to start setting fire to things. Now would be a good time to mention that I do not condone burning books. I promise.

The Forgotten Garden - By all accounts this should be my new favorite book, but I have yet to take it off my shelf despite all the awesome blogger recommendations.

The Rest of the Song of Ice and Fire series - I read A Game of Thrones this summer and really really loved it, but it took me longer than I had anticipated to get through all of it and made the executive decision to wait to start A Clash of Kings. Only now I see a few tweets each day about characters dying and plot twists and I know I have to jump back in the crazy boat.

8 comments:

Brenna said...

Hunger Games and Freedom is on my list too! Actually, I haven't read any of these except The Adventures of Huck Finn, which I really enjoyed.

Red said...

Water for Elephants is one I forgot to add to my list, but it's def one it seems that everyone else has read. Or almost everyone else :)

Erika said...

I've read Water for Elephants and really enjoyed it. I have not seen the movie because I am scared it will not do the book justice. I loved the Hunger Games and Shiver and the rest I am with you because I have not read. :)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

I really liked Water for Elephants, I hated Freedom and loved The Forgotten Garden. I've been meaning to get to the Game of Thrones books too. I haven't even read the first one yet.

Bailey (The Window Seat Reader) said...

I really liked The Forgotten Garden, and I've read the first 2 Hunger Games books. Other than those, I'm with you!

Louise said...

I haven't read any of those either. Although I do love Dickens. I've always said that Bleak House is the best book I haven't read (got half way through twice).

Lily Child said...

I've read the Hunger Games, Water for Elephants, and 1984. The others on your list, I haven't read either. Shiver was on my list too! :)

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