Top Ten Tuesday – I’d Play Hooky With…

27 Mar

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers’ answers. Everyone is welcome to join.  If you can’t come up with ten, don’t worry about it—post as many as you can!

What books would I play hooky with?  Which books have so struck my fancy that I would cut myself from all other people and responsibilities to curl up in a chair with a cup of tea and read?  Well, turns out there’s not many.  I love reading.  If I could I would read for days on end.  But I also don’t usually get so sucked into a book that I can’t take care of other responsibilities.  These are the few that came to mind…

1. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien — This epic sucks me in everytime I read it.  In fact, I think I might be due for a reread this summer (or at least The Hobbit in preparation for the movie this Christmas)

2. The Hunger Gamesby SuzanneCollins — I’ll admit that I almost forgot everything else while reading the trilogy. In fact, I had a feeling this would happen so I wanted until acquiring all three books and then read the bulk of the trilogy over a weekend. 

3. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis — Another epic spanning multiple books that I just can’t put down.

4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams — I much prefer reading all five books of the trilogy together as one giant book.  I love Arthur Dent!  And the guide interludes are too funny!

5. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan — Once we started, the boys and I blew through these books very quickly.  I imagine I could knock out at least three of the books in one day of reading.

6. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling — Obviously!

7. Jane Austen books — I never want to leave Austen’s world.  I just want to slip into Regency England and get to know all of her characters up close and personal.

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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Books



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