Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Today I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Books You Loved But Never Wrote A Review For

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  What an unbelievable book.  If you haven't read this yet put it on your TBR pile.

2. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen.  Sarah Dessen is the queen of Contemporary fiction.  Her characters are so real and go through common situations that teenagers face everyday.

3. Life of Pi by Yann Martel.  It's all about a kid stuck on a life raft with a zebra, an orang-utan, a hyena, and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger named Richard Parker...or is it?  Amazing ending, it will blow you away. 

4. Any of the Harry Potter books by J.K Rowling.  I hold these so close to my heart it would be almost impossible to put my feelings down in words. 

5. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.  Heartbreaking and beautiful.  A book you won't want to miss.

6. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson.  This book still has me thinking about it even after 2 years.  I try and discuss it with every person who has read it because I want to know what they think about the situations that unfold throughout the novel.

7. The China Garden by Liz Berry.  I think this was one of my first young adult paranormal book I read.  I loved it and knew that this was a genre for me. 
8. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson.  I love novels from the male character's POV.  This one is all about Tyler and how he deals with his anger, rage and all other teenage emotions.     
9. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  I read this novel before I started blogging and I'm sure it's got enough attention so I never felt the need to write a review for it. 

10. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.  Did you really think I could make a list and somehow not include Melina Marchetta?  This novel is too amazing for words...at least for me.  I'm sure others have the eloquence to describe to you how earth shattering this novel was but not me.  Instead I'll just talk about how wonderful it is every chance I get. 


  1. Your list could be my list. I think I've read all but one of the books on your list and blogged about only two. I considered adding Hunger Games but decided that everyone know how awesome it is already. Good list, plus I like that you added pictures. Very visual.

    My Head is Full of Books

  2. Oh man, Jellicoe Road. At first I thought I wouldn't be able to talk about how great it is, but I somehow managed to write a coherent review. I sort of forced myself to because I wanted to promote to as many people as I could.

  3. I'm reading The Book Thief right now. I really love it. It's very intriguing, endearing, and thought-provoking.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  4. I didn't review the Book Thief either but I LOVED it, amazing book. Thanks for sharing, Lisa.

    I'm not sure I did Jellicoe Road justice in my review but I did review it.

  5. This may be a dumb question, but did you read Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak as well? That is a book made unforgettable by its ending, just like Life of Pi apparently is.

    PS: Please treat me by taking a gander at my Totally Top Ten Tuesday post. Thanks!

  6. Great list. I haven't heard of a lot of these. I really enjoyed The Hunger Games, and did review them on my blog if you're interested in checking it out.

  7. I really want to read The Adoration of Jenna Fox! I reviewed The Hunger Games and Catching Fire but never Mockingjay. Great list!

  8. I'm with you. I never really know which books to write reviews on when they are so popular already.

  9. I thought I left a comment! I looove China Garden as well and am glad I saw SOMEONE who loved it. I can't believe it's not more popular, it seems like a relevant book for now.

  10. I feel like I am about the only person in the history of the universe who really wasn't all that crazy about Hunger Games, ha.

    Harry Potter was on my list as well :)


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