Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish.

Today's topic: Top Ten books on my to-read list this fall, which are not necessarily books that are new, just ones I never got around to reading (in no particular order):

1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Everyone says it's fabulous and my close friend loves it, so I plan on stealing it from her soon. Plus if I read it, I can see the movie after!

2. Forget You by Jennifer Echols. Sounds great and exactly the type of book I would like.

3. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. A must read. Sad that I have not read it yet. The end.

4. Summer in the South by Cathy Holton. I love southern gothic and I really should read more of it.

5. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. The topic of this book may seem disturbing or controversial to some people, but I think this book has the potential to be very powerful. I would really like to read it and have suggested that my library purchase it.

6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Many secondary schools use this book in their curriculum and as a teacher, I feel that this is one of those that I should read, even though we do not teach it.

7. The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle. This one might make me a little teary, but again, sounds exactly like the type of book I love.

8. Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker. This storyline sounds very interesting and I'm curious to see how the author interweaves the faith aspect. I would not consider myself a religious person, but definitely want to read this one.

9. Shine by Lauren Myracle. Gotta love coming of age stories from a lovely author.

10. Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I have heard great things and I have become a big fan of dystopian done right.

Feel free to link to your Top Tens in the comments!


  1. You've got to bump up The Book Thief and Delirium! They are both AMAZING! But: have tissues around for the ending of The Book Thief and someone to hug for the ending of Delirium. Seriously, you will need it.
    Thanks for stopping by @ the Broke and the Bookish!

  2. I've been told by many people to just watch the movie (Water for Elephants) instead. Apparently one of the rare instances where the movie is better than the book. Would be interesting to get your feedback after you've read it!

  3. I have Delirium and have been putting it off. I think I know subconsciously that it's going to be amazing from all the rave behind it and I don't want to start it for fear of ending it.