Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: My Top Ten Books to Reread

I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish because I lurve lists.  Lists make me feel happy and focused!  So here goes, and not in any particular order:

My Top Ten Books to Reread

10.  Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor

I know, I know.  You're probably thinking I've gone all Laini Braini, but I love this book.  I've reread it several times already, but it's always magical.  The characters are like old friends, and the the stories fly.  It's the perfect book to help me decompress after a long, difficult day at work.  It's immediately engaging.

9.  Faithful Place by Tana French

This is just an awesome mystery/suspense story with a unique plot.  The main character hangs around in your head for days.  Knowing the ending won't spoil rereading this story; it's so well written that the story is the point, not the ending.

8.  The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

There's a helluva lot going on in this book; I couldn't read it fast enough.  It's a story about stories and I'm sure I missed details, tiny enriching nuances.  I just gave it to a friend, and we're going to read it together.  She teaches high school english and literature  so I'm sure she'll be all....

Shame on you, stupid face! How could you not get this? 

And I'll be all...
Shut up, book wench!

7.  The Stand by Stephen King

Just because.

6.  The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

I read this in the seventh grade before I realized it was required reading in high school.  I remember only two things:  I loved it, and a character stares at the tip of his cigarette glowing red thinking....what?  What is he thinking? I can't remember.  

5.  Go Ask Alice

Another one I read long before I knew it was required reading.  Don't remember it, and I should.

4. Salems Lot by Stephen King

Vampires done right.

3.  Chime by Franny Billingsly

I didn't love this book right away, so I'd like to read this book again and experience all the  things I missed because I was confuzzled.  I did start to love it half way through.


I laughed til I cried, and that's just fun.

1.  Allegorical, metaphorical and any other kind of --orical you can think of.  I'd really like to pick this one apart.


  1. Hi Evie, I have not read any of those books. I better get on the ball :).

  2. I just got Daughter of Smoke and Bone and thought the author's name sounded familiar - now I know where from! I haven't read Lips Touch but a friend reviewed it - and loved it!

  3. I dying to read The Gargoyle. I bought it at a used bookstore a year ago and thought I'd read it right away, but . . .

    I just read a great review of Chime at another blog this morning. I need to look into that book.

    I really loved Moore's The Stupidest Angel. Such a hilarious book! I put him on my authors-to-look-into list immediately after finishing it. I need to read Lust Lizard in the Melancholy Cove next because Molly's in it and I loved her character in Angel!

  4. #10 – Oh, yes I’d love to re-read this one as well, even though I just read it not too long ago.

    Chime – I loved the writing, but something about the brittle voice turned me off. I was “confuzzled” as well :)

    The Girl with Glass Feet – Slightly melancholy and strange, a perfect winter read.

    The Gargoyle, I just got this weekend for $1. I’m really looking forward to discovering it.


Thanks for the feedback. Be well, and happy reading!

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