Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday - Playing Hooky

This seems like the perfect Top Ten Tuesday for me to jump back in the game with, especially since I had a long weekend off and going into work seems like some especially sadistic kind of medieval torture.

Top Ten Books I'd Play Hooky With:

Harry Potter - JK Rowling - It's a very good thing these books came out in the summer because otherwise young me would have been faking a lot of colds just to find out what was going to happen to Harry and his friend.

Mockingjay - Collins - I admit it, I've jumped on the bandwagon, and in case you missed my review of Hunger Games, I am disappointed in myself for letting hype get in the way of me starting an amazing series. I'm in the middle of Mockingjay now and I am just dreading going to work this afternoon where I will be separated from the mess that is Panem and forced to make people lattes.

Pride & Prejudice -  Austen - You know those spring days when all anyone has talked about our weddings and summer plans and all you can think about is jumping into an Austen novel? Those days when all you want is to jump into bed with a paperback Mr. Darcy and a glass of Moscato? If you don't I don't think we can be friends.

The Secret History - Tartt -  What Pride & Prejudice is to spring reading The Secret History is to winter. It's engrossing tale of six classics students and a few murders is more than enough to keep me cooped up away from school or work.

The Night Circus - Morgenstern - If the circus is only going to be around at night then I'm going to spend all day reading about it! That is if I can sneak out of all of my other obligations. Seriously, Everything about the Night Circus is addicting - from it's characters to it's fantastic setting. I couldn't put it down.

The White Queen - Gregory - There's something about Gregory's historical fiction that just makes me lose my mind. One minute i'm watching Doctor Who and drinking Starbucks and the next I'm wearing a gown heavier than I am and dancing at court. I picked the White Queen because it's one of my favorites of hers and because it is a part of her cousins war series so if you want to play hooky for a few days you'll have enough to read.

Anything by David Sedaris - His life puts mine to shame. He's witty, he's traveled, and his family stories put mine to shame! A great guy to take a personal day with while you both envy and pity his life.

The Book Thief - Zusak - For some reason I don't want to play hooky with nice lighthearted reads. I want something like The Book Thief that will make me fall in love with the characters and then rip them away. Something with some gravity to it. Something that I probably shouldn't be reading in public because I'm crying to hard and getting snot everywhere.


Kary said...

New follower! The Book Thief - excellent choice! I pretty much blew off a day's worth of obligations to read this! I couldn't stop reading it! Here is my Top 10 if you'd like to follow back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/03/top-10-tuesday-playing-hooky.html

alone said...

book thief.. is it a hook worthy book? i have it on my desk for like a week. i am off to start.... i ll come back to tell u if u r to be blamed for me missing my dinner n lunch...... :)