So, it’s Tuesday again. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and this week’s topic is Top Ten Favorite Books You’ve Read During the Lifespan on Your Blog. THIS is one of the things that makes me glad I have that master list of reviews page. I review pretty much everything I read, so I don’t have to go through my blog archives month by month to look. Genius! Anyways, yes I’m so smart, let’s get on with it. (By the way, I’m not counting re-reads, like Outlander or Bet Me or Harry Potter or The Name of the Wind.)
1. The Postmortal by Drew Magary – Such a good book! It’s a story about what would happen to the world if people stopped aging, told through the eyes of a pretty regular guy. It was fascinating.
2. Practical Jean by Trevor Cole – Dark, twisted humor is awesome. Jean is a lady in her 40′s, who after watching her mother die slowly from cancer, decides that the best possible thing she can do for her friends is to kill them so they never have to suffer the indignities of old age. (Notice a pattern? Old age terrifies me. Although I don’t want someone to kill me to escape it.)
3. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell – Much, much more light-hearted than the books I just mentioned. A sweet Southern boy falls in love with a woman by reading her emails with her friend. Trust me, it’s not as creepy as it sounds.
4. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett – This book was EPIC in it’s massiveness and story-telling. I kind of want to re-read it right now.
5. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray – Because it’s HILARIOUS and satirical and sarcastic and just the bestest. Plus it addresses a ton of issues young girls face, like self-image, sexuality, race, consumerism, etc.
6. In Search of the Multiverse by John Gribbin – This was my first real step into sciencey books about physics and whatnot, and the fact that it was so well-written made me feel brave enough to read other books on the topic.
7. Graceling by Kristin Cashore – Katsa is awesome. So is Po. This is one of the best fantasy YA books I’ve read.
8. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – SO original and fun and enthralling. That’s right, ENTHRALLING.
9. Wicked by Gregory Maguire – Ohhh Elphie & Fiyero. I know the author kind of took Oz and turned it on its head, but I love it. The politics and drama and stuff.
10. Feed by Mira Grant – ZOMBIESSSSS. But like, zombies 20-years after they first show up. The world is crazy different, the author has a great imagination and attention to detail.
Aaaaannnd…. honorable mentions to Ender’s Game, A Discovery of Witches, Sandman Slim, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, Einstein’s Dreams, The Bronze Horseman, Christopher Moore’s books, the Thursday Next books, and like ALL the Jane Austen. Come on, it’s too hard to pick just 10 books out of over two years of blogging.
OK, so what are some of your favorite reads since blogging? Were you able to keep your list to ten?