Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (1)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week will feature a new Top Ten list .  Everyone is welcome to join.

This week features the Top Ten Books I would play Hooky with.  If these books were to show up today, I would have a hard time convincing myself to work.  These are in no particular order.

1. Grave Mercy - R.L Lafevers  This one is getting quite a bit of play on Goodreads and features The God of Death.  I am a sucker for re-imaginings of Gods and Goddesses.

2. Sacre Bleu - Christopher Moore  I LOVE CHRISTOPHER MOORE.  Doesn't matter what the subject matter is, if he writes it, I am gonna read it.

3. The Calling - Kelley Armstrong  Kelley's adult books are among my favorite and I am enjoying the foray into Young Adult novels that I can actually recommend to my students.

4. Let's Pretend This Never Happened - Jenny Lawson  I am so excited for this book.  Jenny's blog The Bloggess is HILARIOUS and I expect the same from this book.  I love a book that makes me laugh out loud.

5. Masque of the Red Death - Bethany Griffin  I am intrigued to read anything based on/inspired by classic writers.  It is difficult to live up to the masters, but when it is done right it ends up being a novel that sticks with me.

6. Thumped - Megan McCafferty I enjoyed the first novel and can't wait to see what else happens to the twins and their babies.

7. Night Beach - Kirsty Eager  I expect that this one will go to prove my assumption that nearly every YA book that comes out of Australia is a gem.

8. As Dead as it Gets - Katie Alender  I love the Bad Girls Don't Die series.  These are the perfect books for a stormy night (extra bravery points if you manage to read them by candlelight while in the house alone!)

9. Insurgent - Veronica Roth  This one is on a lot of people's radars.  Divergent was a great hit and the sequel is highly anticipated in the YA world.  I am predicting that this will be a big pick for people looking for something to read after The Hunger Games.

10. Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo  Shadow and Bone has gotten a lot of interest on Goodreads in the past few weeks.  It sounds a little more fantasy than the books I normally gravitate towards but I am willing to overlook that - hope it lives up to the hype!


Angela said...

Fantastic list! Insurgent seems to have made a lot of readers happy. Would love for you to stop by and check out my Top Ten. Now following you with GFC :)

Faye( Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm) said...

I have S&B/ Grave Mercy i've heard they're really good and I cannot wait to read Insurgent!

 you can checkout my TTT here

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