Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Fever

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week there is a different top ten topic.  You can find the list of topics here, both past and upcoming.  This week is:

Spring Fever: Top Ten Books I'd Play Hooky With

1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.  I know, I know.  Everyone just loves this book.  And I am part of that group called "everyone".  I actually picked up this book during a really rough period of my life, and this was one big, bright point for me, so it still holds a warm place in my heart.

2. The Oath by Frank Perretti.  This book, like most of his, scare the living daylights out of me.  But they're all so good.  The kind of good that sucks you in and holds you fast with its talons {get it? Talons? A book about a town plagued by a dragon?}.  I can never put down his books until I'm finished with it, even if I'm just rereading.

3. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.  This is probably my favorite Austen book, and its about a girl who lets her imagination get the best of her because of her novel obsession.  Great book for a reader to play hooky with!

4. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare {or any of the Mortal Instruments series}.  This one is another book series I started reading in the spring, and it a great "make-me-feel-like-its-spring-even-though-its-cloudy-and-raining-outside" kind of book.  And in Washington, we could always use books that make us feel like that.

5. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis.  The beginning of Narnia?  Oh, yes...

6. In Camelot's Shadow by Sarah Zettel.  I've enjoyed this book many times over the past several years.  I discovered it while I was away at university, and it was my pleasure reading one winter/spring {I honestly don't remember which season it was!}.  I love the elementary parts of this story, as well as the differing take on Camelot and the women there.

7. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris {or really any of the Sookie Stackhouse books}.  I like this one particularly right now because: a) I just recently reread it, b) the were-tiger sounds particularly yummy!

8. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien.  The first I read of his books, and automatically my favorite.  Written to be an easier read, this is a great hooky book.  Plus, I've read it enough I can just skip to my favorite parts.

9. Goddess of Spring by P.C. Cast.  One of my more favorite books by this author {recognize the name from the House of Night series?}, I've always been intrigued by mythology, and I love that she takes those and brings in a modern twist.  And I love how everyone always ends up together, even if its a little different than I might have anticipated.

10. The Bloodstone Chronicles by Bill Myers.  Okay, this is actually a set of books combined into one novel.  But its so interesting and different.  The creatures are more unique than almost any book out there.  And they have rivers of words!


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Anything from C. S. Lewis would be a great spring read!

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beccabooklover said...

Great list! I totally agree with The Hobbit and The Magician's Nephew! I think the Dawn Treader or a Horse and his Boy is my favourite of that series. I've never read Northanger Abbey but love Austen so I think I need to get round to it :)
In Camelot's Shadow looks good too, I love Arthurian literature!

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