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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday - #11 : Top Ten Books I'd Save If...

{ ++ } Hosted by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish, this meme features a different theme every week, and hey, it's Tuesday - we've got the rest of the week ahead of us.  We all need a little fun, and who doesn't love the challenge of ranking their top 10 anything...especially when it comes to books?!  I know I do, hence why I thought it'd be fun to participate, and spice things up a little!

February 11: Top Ten Books I'd Quickly Save If My House Was Going To Be Abducted By Aliens

{ 1 } The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.  This is one of my all-time favorite books.  It features a tough, loyal, sensitive, smart-ass hero called Kvothe, action, emotion, history, and magic.  And that doesn't even come close to describing why I love it.  There just aren't words. 

{ 2 } Hourglass by Myra McEntire.  Um.  Emerson + Michael forever.  I think that says enough.  :D  But if it doesn't... Myra's debut novel was full of time-travel, so so so much meaningful emotion, a wonderfully amazing family dynamic between Em and her brother and sister-in-law, a fascinating mythos, and amazing characters plus a sizzling romance.  I truly adored it. 

{ 3 } Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews.  There are MANY of her books I'd want to save, but assuming I could only take one, it'd be FITA.  It isn't my absolute favorite of hers but it IS the one that made the biggest impact on me, and part of the reason I got into role playing, which led to meeting two of my best friends. 

{ 4 } Wizard and Glass by Stephen King.  This is the fourth book in his Dark Tower series, and imho, it is also the best.  It's the last one he wrote in the series for some years, and when he came back to the series it was VERY different, a completely different feeling and direction.  I adored Wizard and Glass, even if it was incredibly sad. 

{ 5  } The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan.  I've adored his Wheel of Time series for years, and when he passed, I cried and cried.  The Shadow Rising introduces my favorite female character, Aviendha, and the culture of the Aiel, which I loved learning about, and there was SO much going on that this was just a thrilling read and in some ways, one of my favorites. 

{ 6 } The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell.  It's been months and months since I read this one but I adored it, absolutely loved it.  Amelia and Nathaniel's story was amazing, and I fell whole-heartedly for Saundra's writing style.

{ 7 } Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling.  I don't know that this is my absolute favorite HP novel, but for me it was the one that truly turned the tide of the series and really introduced a more adult theme to the books.  I loved all the new characters and various events that happened in GoF.  And it was the first one to make me cry. 

{ 8 } Steal the Dragon by Patricia Briggs.  This was the FIRST Briggs book I read, so in a way, it's so very close to my heart.  I love that Patricia Briggs writes fierce heroines who aren't afraid to state their mind.  I've read a few of her urban fantasy novels, but more of her...I'm not sure what to call them.  Epic fantasy?  They're short, fun reads, kind of like fantasy-meets-chick-lit.  Not earth-shattering books but I DO love them, and I have a soft spot for Steal the Dragon. 

{ 9 } Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold! by Terry Brooks.  I read most of Brook's Shannara books before I ever read his Landover series.  It was VERY different.  Lighter, irreverent, funny!  I really loved it, and I think basically I just chose the right time to read this book and this series.  This one is really close to my heart. 

{ 10 } A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony.  I didn't make it past book 5 or 6 in his Xanth series but I LOVED the books in the series that I did read, and none more so than the first book.  I will never forget my high school English teacher telling the class about this book and about the guy who meets this girl who is "too stupid to come in out of the rain."  I wasn't too sure about this one until I read it and again, I just read it at the right time, I think.  As the series left behind the original characters, I lost interest, but I loved Anthony's funny writing style! 

{ ++ } And y'all?  What are YOUR top ten books you would save?  What books have made THAT much of an impact on you?  Spill!  : ) 


Caitlin Lomas said...

Really interesting choices! I think I'd HAVE to save a HP book...but which one?? Maybe the 6th or 7th.

The Cait Files

Jade said...

Flowers in the Attic kicked off my reading frnzy of V.C. Andrews. After reading it I had to have all the books of hers I could get my hands on. I still have them all packed away somewhere. And HP, I still think about that series. And I agree with you, there was something extra amazing about The Goblet of Fire, and Dobby tickled me pink.

Anna said...

Other than Harry Potter I haven't read ANY of these books lol!! I might have to read more of them if they're worth saving!

Anna @ Literary Exploration

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