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Top Ten Tuesday {4} Old Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish.

Top ten books you don’t want people to forget about:

    I read all of these many years ago, so some I don’t remember all that well except a general feeling of enjoying the book. Others I’ve reread so many times that I have favorite parts I skip to. I might make it a challenge for myself to reread all of these next year for nostalgia’s sake. What are your top ten old books you don’t want forgotten? Leave a link and I’ll stop by to see!

    Top Ten Tuesday {3} Top 10 Unfinished Series

     Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish

    Top 10 Unfinished Series
    1. Fallen Angel series by Heather Terrell – I remember not being all that impressed with this book. I used to be kind of OCD-ish with series too, like if I started one then I had to read every book in the series. Blogging thankfully has actually stripped me of that habit.
    2. The Iron Witch series by Karen Mahoney – Another one I wasn’t really all that impressed with. Thought about reading the second one. I’ll probably get it as a sample on the kindle first to see if I really want to continue with it.
    3. The Falling Under series by Gwen Hayes – Pretty much same thing as the above two on the list. 
    4. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare – PLEASE DON’T KILL ME OVER THIS ONE! I know there are many who love it. I think it’s all right. I’m not in any hurry to catch up, but I do plan on doing so some day.
    5. The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind – I loved this series up through book 6. Book 7, The Pillars of Creation was all right. Somehow after reading that though I just couldn’t find the motivation to keep reading. Maybe I’ll catch up once he finally finishes this series, but honestly I think Richard and Kahlan have been through enough. WHY KEEP DOING THESE THINGS TO THEM!
    6. The Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton – Think I got through 6 or 7 books on this one too and then I’m sorry BUT TOO MUCH SEX. Way more than in the previous books, and if I recall correctly, there were like orgies or something going on too. I don’t know. It just got out of hand and was a little too much for me.
    7. Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher – I honestly don’t know why I stopped in the middle of this series. It’s fantasy, I love fantasy. Since I hate the new tall mass market paperbacks reissues I’ll probably just get these on the kindle and finish them up. 
    8. House of Night series by P.C. Cast & Kristen Cast – Burnt out on vampires. 
    9. The Lying Game series by Sara Shepard – I don’t even know why I got behind on this series either. I really liked the first book. Might be they were coming out a little too fast for me, since I buy books faster than I read them, and two of these come out a year. So many books, so little time.
    10. The Immortals series by Alyson Noel – Think this one was on the tail end of a paranormal burn out. I’m back to reading paranormal in general so maybe I’ll continue with this. Another series for the kindle!

    I’m amazed I keep up with as many series as I do. It helps when I’m starting them right as they’re first published. But so many out there that I’m in the middle of, more than what’s on this list. Some I definitely want to continue, others not so much. How about you guys? What are your top ten unfinished series?

    Top Ten Tuesday (2) Books I Want to Reread

    Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

    Top Ten Books I want to Reread
    1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – This is one that I think will reveal more things every time you read it. I absolutely adored this book, it’s my favorite for the whole year. It’s just so magical.
    2. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier – I love the romance in this book. Mixed with fantasy, it just can’t be beat. It’s definitely one of my favorites.
    3.  Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor – Another favorite from this year. I read the ARC and now I want a finished copy I can read. I’ll have to wait awhile before buying it though since I’m trying not to spend too much money right now.
    4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – This was just one of those magical reads. The writing was perfect, as was the romance. I loved it. Unfortunately I didn’t feel the same way about either sequels, but oh well.
    5. Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop – The second book in the Black Jewels trilogy is my favorite, but I can’t exactly explain why. Then again, I love all of the books in this series. If you have not read it and are a fan of dark fantasy I definitely suggest it.
    6. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey – This is because of Anafiel Delauney and his other protege Alcuin. If you’ve read this series, you’ll probably understand why I love them so much, and if you haven’t, you need to!
    7. The Host by Stephanie Meyer – I loved this book more than the Twilight series. I actually listened to this on audio CD before reading the book itself, and thought the woman reading it did an excellent job bringing those characters to life. Where are those rumored sequels? I can has now plz?!
    8. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs – Charles! Charles! Charles! Need I say more? I seriously cannot wait for the next book in this series, I need a Charles fix.
    9. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – Do I really need to explain why this is on the list? I don’t think I do. I actually did reread this the other night, but you can never reread Anna too many times.
    10. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine – Have you noticed a theme in my books? Romance! This has more of it as well, very innocent romance! I love innocent romance, it just has this appeal. Wasn’t as thrilled with the movie since it was completely different, though I did enjoy it all right. I wouldn’t mind a remake of the movie though that is more faithful to the book.

    Top Ten Tuesday (1)

    Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

    Top Ten Books I Feel As Though
    Everyone Has Read But Me
    1. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – I don’t know, I guess maybe the covers turned me off at first, but I’ve been hearing awesome things about this series, so I’ve bought the first two. Hopefully I’ll actually read them soon.
    2. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick – I used to not want to read fiction that had angels, I was afraid they would push religion on me, but so far with other books I haven’t really experienced that, so I’ll give this series a try soon!
    3. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – I know I’ve said it many times in comments on IMMs, but I’ll say it here too. A few years ago I read a ton of vampire books, and then just burnt out on them. I think I’m getting close though to being able to read vampire viction again, and this is one of the first ones I hope to get to!
    4. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain – I haven’t gotten to this one before because of the cover and the title, kind of threw me for a loop. But I read the summary and it sounded interesting so I bought it.
    5. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – This came out before I hit my stride with period books/movies/TV shows. Right now I’m loving any kind of period piece though so I’ll definitely try to fit this in before the sequel comes out.
    6. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles – I’m hearing such awesome things from people that I really think I might decide to try this, although the summary initially put me off because I usually am not drawn to gang fiction. Eh, this may still be a while off in terms of making the decision to read.
    7. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins – If I remember correctly the main protagonist is only 12 years old? I like reading about girls that are at least old for romantic relationships. I may get around to this someday, but then again, maybe not.
    8. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson – I didn’t really know much about this book before blogging, but I do plan on getting to it eventually.
    9. Paper Towns by John Green – I know, GASP-worthy, right? For the longest time I just wasn’t interested in contemporary. And even though I am now somewhat interested, this one still doesn’t grab me. Who knows though, maybe that will change at some point.
    10. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima – I know her other trilogy didn’t appeal to me, though I don’t remember why. A coworker is at some point going to let me borrow those books. But I recently bought The Demon King at a bargain price, and since there’s been a lot of love going around for this series with the third book’s release I thought I’d give it a try. It’s fantasy so it’s right up my ally, don’t know why I haven’t gotten to it before.
    So that’s my list. The ones I own are in blue, if you’ve read those let me know which you think I should get to first!