Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Top Ten Tuesday - Books I'd Play Hooky With (otherwise known as skiving)
Noticed TTT had a new logo and as I liked it thought I would use it. This is a weekly book meme over at The Broke and The Bookish. This weeks list is books we would play hooky with. If you are Scottish that's either sciving or taking a sicky. Anyways, I went with mainly chunksters. I have a fair few on my tbr pile and sciving might be the only way to get through them (not that I would do that). Very few of them are re-reads. I've started off with the re-reads otherwise they aren't in any particular order.
1. The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck. I would love to go back and read this again. Actually I would love to go on a Steinbeck kick and re-read all the ones I have so far. Have fond memories of this one although East of Eden is my favourite.
2. The Pern series - Anne McCaffrey. After she sadly passed away I meant to go back and revisit them. I loved these books. Would like to read them all over again or even just one or two of my favourites.
3. The Women of the Otherworld series - Kelley Armstrong. This series is ending soon and whilst the last few haven't been that great I would like to revisit the earlier ones.
4. London - Edward Rutherfurd. After reading New York by the same author I have been dying to read others by him. I have this one in my pile but it's a beast at 1328 pages. I want the time to just enjoy it too.
5. A Feast For Crows - George R. R. Martin. Plus the next one two which I also have sitting there. It's a good series and I don't want to leave it too long in case I forget anything.
6. Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume1. Another beast of a book but not one that I would want to read all at once.
7. A Suitable Boy - Vikrim Seth. A chunky one but the truth is I have been putting off reading this book because the edition I have (the one above) is just so pretty. Too pretty to unwrap from it cellophane cover. I know defeats the purpose. If I can justify buying myself another, less pretty, edition I would want some time to just enjoy it.
8. The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber. I have been wanting to read more historical fiction and this seems ideal.
9. The Dreaming Void - Peter F. Hamilton. One of my favourite sci fi authors but he writes such huge books and there are three of these bad boys in this series.
10. Villette - Charlotte Bronte. Thought I would end with a classic. I am actually going to read this in the next few months (sciving or not). Looking forward to it too.
What books would you like to take some time off for?