Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday; Books to read in a day.

This weekly meme is featured at The Broke and the Bookish.  Click the link to read other blogger's lists.  This week the subject is books that kept you on the edge of your seat, read-the-whole-day kind of books.

1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.  I remember the first three books in this series kept me reading through the day.  I remember the excitement of the early delivery, the frenzy.  Pure joy.

2. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly.  I loved this character's moodiness and enjoyed reaching back to the French  Revolutionary time period.

3. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier.  A retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses, I felt transported and did read it in about 2 days.  Really should go back and read more by this author.

4. Mudbound by Hillary Jordan.  Just finished this one and loved the changing perspective in each chapter.  Proves every story does have more than two sides.

5. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.  Loved Death as a character.  Creepy, unique perspective of the Holocaust. 

6. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow.  Sad tale but her writing made me want to keep reading to find out what was happening. 

7. Shiver by Maggie Steifvater.  I loved how she created wolf characters who shifted~made me love wolves. 

8. The Luxe by Anna Gabbenstein.  The first one grabbed me, transported me, and piqued my interest, with all its twists and turns, until I turned the last page.

9. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver.  It was long and worth it.   The story was riviting and well-told.

10. I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan.  Tells the captivating story of two boys, abused by their homeless father, who make it despite the many roadblocks they struggle with. 

11. Still Alice by Lisa Genova.  Alzheimer's disease was unraveled right before my eyes and it made me sob.

12. Graceling by Kristin Cashore.  This was an amazing fantasy book.  I loved the world Cashore dreamed up and even like the second one, Fire.

13. Claire Marvel by John Burnham Schwartz.  My husband read it and I loved listening to him talk about it as he read it.  I read it right after and loved it just as much.  The story of missed opportunity and love.

14. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.  Another great fantasy book-Gaiman created a marvelously creepy underground world.

15. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu.  A fairy tale world lies right out there in that woods beyond your neighborhood-be careful where you tread. 

I'm not good at following directions and I couldn't stop at ten.  All 15 of these I highly recommend because they kept me on the edge of my seat or tucked down in my covers reading until late in the night.


Peppermint Ph.D. said...

oooooh, thank you, thank you for this list...I love jump into a book that I can expect to grab me and not let go!! :)

Heather said...

I like most of your list, though I would leave The Lacuna off. I had to struggle to force myself to finish. I couldn't figure out what was going on nor why for more than half the book. Can't understand why it won awards, was it just due to the author's reputation.

Marce said...

Still Alice, absolutely, great answer. Nice to see The Girl who Fell from the Sky, I want to read this one and Book Thief.