Top Ten Tuesday: Playing hooky!

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is top 10 books we’d play hooky with. I’m not entirely sure what they mean by this, but I’m going to interpret it as books I would have skipped school to read (and I LOVED school – I never skipped a day, EVER). I have, for once, done the list in order, so counting down from 10: [all links to the GoodReads page for the books]

10. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld – I love steampunk, I love kickass girls, and I love plotlines that keep me guessing! I bought this one on a whim and was unable to put it down for two days straight.

9. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I’m sure this one will go on everyone’s list, especially since the movie just came out. I reread it recently, and even though I knew the story, I ended up skipping a few chores just to finish it that same night (oops!)

8. Beastly by Alex Flinn – I knew we’d get around to the fairy tales eventually. I borrowed this one from the library originally, just before the film came out. I pined over the book so bad after returning it to the library that I had to buy it, and went through a desperate search to find a paperback copy that wasn’t the movie cover (I think the original is just so much prettier!)

7. Graceling by Kristin Cashore – This one is a little embarrassing, because all I remember about the book is staying up far later than I should have to finish it because I just couldn’t bring myself to put it down and go to sleep. It has been several years now and I really should re-read it, just to see why I loved it so much!

6. The Faerie Wars series by Herbie Brennan – I know I sound like a broken record, but I seem to be the only one who knows about these books! For me, they were company through the long months between Harry Potter releases, and I enjoyed them just about as much!

5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer – I think this one has been in almost every TTT I’ve done since reading it, but it belongs on just about EVERY top ten list I make. It is SO GOOD!

4. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke – The concept of being able to read your favorite characters out of a book fascinated me from the very beginning, and with the release of each of the books in this series, I’m pretty sure I holed up in my room and wouldn’t come out until I finished. This is another I’d like to get to re-reading this year.

3. Divergent by Veronica Roth – I read this one in a SINGLE DAY, foregoing chores, homework and even sleep until I’d finished. I was extremely (book) hung over the next morning as I stayed up until 3 am to finish it, but it was totally worth it!

2. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende – This has been and always will be my go-to comfort book. My copy is so battered that I will not be surprised if it falls apart in my hands one day. The problem, of course, is that once I’ve started rereading I have a hard time stopping for anything…

And of course, number 1:
ANYTHING from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – I happily went to midnight release parties (luckily all in the summer) and started reading immediately after, even though I am such a morning person that a typical bedtime for me is around 10 if not earlier. As I remember I finished book 7 less that 18 hours from the release, because I WOULD NOT stop for anything. I only ate because my mother forced me, and when I slept it was because it was freakin’ 5 am and I was still up reading. If they had released these books during the school year, I most definitely would have played hooky until I finished reading them – nothing could be more important than my Harry Potter fix!

There you have it! My top ten books to play hooky with. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some reading to do =)

What’s on your list this week?

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6 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Playing hooky!”

  1. Alyssa says:

    Yes, I totally had The Hunger Games on my list even though I hate to admit it (I just finished the trilogy yesterday) AND I worked at B&N for the release part of book 7, got out of work at 1am and stayed up until 7am reading until I literally fell asleep ON THE BOOK! Here is my Top Ten

  2. Book Slave says:

    Hi there, just popping in… Oh some great books here for me to add to my TBR pile. I really want to read Graceling, I just can't find the time 😛

    I’m also your newest follower!

    :) Here is my choice…
    Top Ten Tuesday

  3. Carissa Taylor says:

    These are all 100% awesomesauce! I haven't read Beastly or Leviathan so looks like my BR list just got longer!

    Also — I really enjoyed the Faerie Wars too!

  4. Kate says:

    Ooo, some books I definitely want to check out! Faerie Wars, Beastly, and The Neverending Story all sound really good! And I have been meaning to read The Neverending Story for a long time…so…

    Great list! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Anne says:

    YAY! Another person who likes Faerie Wars! Slowly but surely I'm finding more!

  6. Diana says:

    I LOVE that you have The Neverending Story listed. It's one of my all time favorite books. It's such an incredible and meaningful read. It's sad that more people don't know about it. Thanks to your post though, now more people do!

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