Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Top Ten Tuesday
Hey Darling Bibliophiles! Happy Tuesday! It's been a while since I have participated in this meme and I thought it would be fun to pop in to do it. The theme for this week is awesome as well:

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#1 the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Why? This is my ALL-TIME favorite book and I owe it to my dad for passing on the love. I wouldn't be the same person if he hadn't bribed me to read it when I was ten. Middle-Earth, after Sauron, is my dream vacation resort.

#2 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Why? I loved the movie before I read the book, but as soon as I did read the book it got so much better. It's one of the best love stories and it just plain fun.

#3 Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmund Rostand  Why? This book is one of my FAVORITE classics in the Whole. Wide. World. It was a comedic play and I just obsessed over it. It got me into writing comedy, even though this was of a different sort then one I wrote a book on. (find like on my About Me page)

#4 The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
Why? Yay! Another classic that I love and never ever want to forget. As with P&P I saw the movie long before I read the book. Reading the book for a book club though, I got better depth and the meanings behind the Pimpernel and had way too much fun reading it.

#5 The Secret Journal of Brett Colton by Kay Lynn Mangum
Why? This book is always going to have a VERY special place in my heart. It was one of the first books to make me cry (very few can) and it took me an emotional journey that I could connect with so well and fall in love with. It's also one of the only books I reread.

#6 Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Why? Holy. Crap. These books took me one of the BEST rides I have ever ridden. They surprised, shocked, delighted me and made want to never stop reading. It got me into High-Fantasy reads and I probably learned to many writing tools that I don't even notice.

#7 The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Why? I'd have to say this is one of the earliest books I read when I was first getting into the YA genre as a pre-teen. It's magic and beauty just enthralled me, and to this day it is one of my Top 5 favorite books of all times. It's genius.

#8 So Not Happening by Jenny B. Jones
Why? It's a book like this that encouraged me to keep writing my own comedy. Honestly, this book was just UBER cute and fun to read!  I laughed so much. It was one of those comfort reads. 

#9 Defiance by C. J. Redwine
Why? Okay. This book doesn't have any sentimental value for me. It was a blast of a read that was nearly perfect in my mind and I suppose it's books like this, the ones that rock your world, that boost me and get me excited for keeping up my own writing so I can -hopefully- be published some day.

#10 Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Why? I totally have to say that this book rocked my world. It gave a fresh look at telling stories different ways, and let me notice that there is no right way to tell a stories! I could tell my stories with a cockney accent for all I care. But besides that, I LOVED IT. It gave me a ride of my life and I love it for that.

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SO! Those are some of my all-time favorite reads. They all changed me, because obviously if I hadn't read them I'd be a deprived person, but as you saw, some of them helped me get eager about writing. Anyway, I'm done talking. I want to see what YOU think? What are some of the books you are thankful for? Link me to your Top Ten? Are you ready for TURKEY DAY? XOXO,



1 comment:

  1. I can't believe I issed Lord of the Rings on my list LOL. Great picks! I've never read the Scarlet Pimpernel but I've seen the movie with Jane Seymour several times.

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