Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we are listing our top ten books on our fall to read list.

Since I often have time ordering books on lists like this they will be listed in no particular order because I am simply excited to read all of them.

  1. Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War by Christie Golden. I am a huge Christie Golden fan and also love World of Warcraft from playing the MMO for six years. After pre-ordering this book nearly a year ago I was thrilled to finally have it in my hands last week and can’t wait to set aside some time to read it.
  2. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. This book has been on my to read list for so long. So I am finally gonna sit down and read it this fall, along with the rest of the books in the series: Streets of Laredo, Dead Man’s Walk and Comanche Moon.
  3. It by Stephen King. I don’t know what’s scarier, the fact that it’s about a clown or the sheer thickness of the novel. Either way I’m looking forward to reading this monster of a book even if it is likely to increase my already high fear of clowns by a few notches.
  4. The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Heard lots of good things about this book and a few friends have recommended it to me. So it’s definitely on the list.
  5. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. Loved the movie and have been wanting to read this one since I first saw it. Really interested to see the differences between book and movie.
  6. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay. Meant to read this one when it was the monthly pick over at Sword & Laser but obviously that didn’t happen. So I’m gonna put it on my fall to read list so I can enjoy it and finally read the discussions and watch the podcasts.
  7. Fable: Edge of The World by Christie Golden. Oh look another Christie Golden book. I was super excited to have been given a copy of this book to review. I played Fable when it first came out a few years back, though haven’t touched the second game yet, so will be interesting to visit that world again.
  8. Darksiders: The Abomination Vault by Ari Marmell. It should be obvious by now I highly enjoy books written about the world in which video games are set in. I’ll admit I’ve never played Darksiders, but I watched my husband play it enough I feel I have a firm grasp on the world and so should enjoy this book.
  9. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I don’t normally go for books that are hugely popular, however I am very interested in reading this book. I’m hoping all the excitement that is surrounding it is not simply hype.
  10. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans. This is another book I’ve been meaning to read since first seeing the movie. So it’s about time I sat down and read it.

As you can see most of the books on my list are not new releases, but let’s face it if I concentrated on new releases all the time I’d never get around to reading the books I’ve been wanting to for months if not years.


Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we are listing the Top Ten Bookish Confessions.

  1. In the six years I have lived in this town I have never been to the library. Don’t get me wrong I love libraries but I just never made the time to go check it out. I shall plan to rectify this in the future.
  2. I have never read any of the Harry Potter books. I think I gave a friend a heart attack the other night when I told her this, made it worse by mentioning I had only watched the first three movies. One day I will read them, one day.
  3. I am an series addict. Almost every book I buy/read is part of a series and to fill in the gap while waiting for the next book of said series to come out I will go buy another book starting yet another series. It’s a vicious cycle, but one I enjoy greatly.
  4. I have not read any of the books most people consider the “classics”. Jane Austin, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens: nope haven’t read them. Sad but true.
  5. If I could pick between spending time with other people or spending time reading a book I would always pick a book hand down. Sorry people but I am socially retarded and like to hide from society instead of enter it.
  6. I buy books far too often, though I don’t see anything wrong with that, even though my to read list is a daunting and enormous thing.
  7. Ever since getting my Kindle two years ago I have been horribly addicted to downloading every free book out there. Even if I know the chances of me ever wanting to read that book is slim, the fact that it’s free means I can’t say no.
  8. I buy at least twenty new bookmarks a year because I keep losing the old ones. And they are not in any of my books, trust me I’ve looked.
  9. I can’t read out loud. I just can’t. I murder words, mess up sentences and overall hate it.  This makes reading to my son a challenge but I soldier through it because I want him to love books as much as I do.
  10. In the six years I played World of Warcraft the only reading I did was quest logs and other in game information. I have been trying to make up for my abandoning reading during that time of my life ever since.

Do you have any book related confessions? If so join in on the Top Ten Tuesday or post them in the comments.

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we are listing the top ten favorite books we have read since we started our blogs. I started this blog just over a year ago in July 2011, nd those Ionly started to post reviews of books back in May of this year, I’ll work with books read in the last year.

  1. Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flag. This was a book I’ve wanted to read for many years. I loved the movie and I have to save I loved the book even more. Gave a great deal of background on many characters as well as showed those who were not in the movie version. A must read for those who enjoyed the movie.
  2. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey. This novel was downright amazing. Such great writing and a story that makes you never want to put the book down until you are done. The remainder of the series has been added to my to read list.
  3. Grasping At Eternity by Karen Amanda Hooper. I was provided with a copy of this book by the author to review and let me say I was glad that she did. This book was amazing and I cannot wait until the next one in the series comes out next year.
  4. Rhapsody: Child of Blood by Elizabeth Haydon. After having it recommended to me on several sites and by several people I decided to pick up this series. Rhapsody was great even if it did have a slow part near the beginning. Looking forward to finishing off the rest of the series.
  5. If You Ask Me by Betty White. Who doesn’t love Betty White? While this is not her first biography it did give lots of information about her life and was a great little read.
  6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. While I loved all three books in this series I still think The Hunger Games was the best among them. It really brought you into the world and had so much happening it was hard to put down.
  7. The Last Cowboy by Lindsay Mckenna. My first experience in the romance genre and I was pleasantly surprised. It certainly helped to open the door to romance novels for me and I plan to read the rest of this series.
  8. Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir. I have a great love of the history of England, especially this time period, so I was quick to pick this book up when I saw it. A great read and it does paint an interesting picture of what life was like for Eleanor and of the trials she went through.
  9. The Book of Deacon by Joseph Lallo. This book I picked up for free from Amazon. I’m certainly glad that I did. While I admit it had some parts that had me shaking my head, overall this was a great book and so the rest of the trilogy is on my to read list.
  10. The Woman Who Loved Jesse James by Cindi Myers. The story of the outlaw Jesse James has always been of fascination to me. So when I saw this book available for review I jumped at the opportunity. Though it is written from the perspective of his wife and cousin, Zee (Mimms) James, it does shed some light on his life as well and the struggles of living as an outlaw brought to their family.