Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s topic is Books To Read in a Day. I SO get this. There are just certain books that despite what you have to do, regardless of who needs you or what is going on, you are totally compelled to keep your face between those pages. Nothing can stop you. I try to warn my family when these books are coming. It usually goes something like this:
“Okay, insert book title here just came out, so I won’t be talking to any of you except at meal times or in cases of extreme emergency…kay?” Fortunately I don’t do this very often, choosing instead to read these books while the entire house is sleeping. It works out much better that way.
There are two types of books that do this to me: Action (obviously) and Swoonyfests (they can be funny, or romantic or magical. It doesn’t matter. If there is a love story I want to know about, I will not put it down until I see some satisfying kisses)
List 1: Action/Suspense
1. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins– This is a major duh, I realize that. This series had so much suspense, but it also had
many scenes describing Gale’s hotness a good love triangle (something I don’t always like), so I was in for the long haul.
3. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting– Again, this one had great suspense and serious swoon. I think I was more interested in the love story than the spooky stuff. Jay was that perfect.
5. I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan– Goodness I was a mess when I read this. I wanted to pummel the boys’ dad, I wanted Emily and Sam to kiss, I wanted Riddle to be safe–I could barely take the stress. Truly, it was such an experience.
List 2- The Swoon Factor
1. Any book from the Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot– Lordy, lordy, loooooo. I love this series. I never tire of it. These books still make me laugh out loud and make me long for another sighting of the hottest nerd ever, Michael Moscovitz. I’ve torn through more than one of these in a day. For me, a Cabot book is like a box of candy–I have to eat it up in one sitting.
3. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson– This is such a beautiful book, and it made me laugh and cry and sigh. It couldn’t shake Lennie in those few moments when I’d walk away from it and I was so eager to come back and hear more bout her life and her pain.
4. Anything by Sarah Dessen (especially The Truth About Forever or This Lullaby)- Dessen writes such wonderful girls and such adorable boys. And her words always lull me to this place of comfort, this place where I just want to watch her characters and experience their lives. Also, two words: Wes Baker.