Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Play Hooky With

Posted 27 March, 2012 by Kristilyn in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 12 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week we have a specific topic for a top ten list. Link up, visit some new blogs and add to your ever-growing TBR list. 

Top Ten Books I’d Play Hooky With

Now, before I get into my list for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post, I have to admit that I feel like a bit of a hack writing it. For the last year, I haven’t worked at a real job, but have spent a lot of time on my acreage reading, playing with the dogs, doing yardwork and housework, and creating music. So, to make a list of books that I would play hooky with doesn’t really seem to make sense, because isn’t that, essentially, what I’m doing right now?

But then, when I thought about it, I realized that I’ve been bogging myself down with review books, so I’d like to play hooky from reading some of them. Or, there’s shovelling the driveway or mowing the lawn — somedays there is just too much snow, or too many mosquitoes. And then there are always outside commitments, the things that I actually do leave the house to do during the day, whether it be for myself or commitments I’ve made to other people. All of these things I could play hooky on.

So, I guess, even though I don’t have a 9-5 job to play hooky on, real life does get in the way and these are the books that I would like to escape with: 

1. Delirium & Pandemonium, by Lauren Oliver

I’ve heard awesome, awesome things about this series and I have the second book on its way to my house AS WE SPEAK. I can’t wait to start the series and see for myself how amazing it is.

2. I’ve Got Your Number, by Sophie Kinsella

I bought this book a few months or so ago with a gift card and it’s still sitting on my shelf waiting to be read! I love, love, love Sophie Kinsella, and have heard amazing things about this book because, really, she never disappoints.

3. This Dark Endeavour, by Kenneth Oppel 

Another book that I’ve heard great things about (I really need to come up with a better word — I use ‘great’ and ‘awesome’ way too much). I mean, it’s a remake of Frankenstein … how cool is that?

4. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, by Seth Grahame-Smith

The trailer for this movie looks epic. Like 300, but with vampires. I’ve had the book forever, but have never committed myself to just sit down and read the darn thing!

5. Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, by Diana Gabaldon

It’s been so long since I read the 3rd book in the Outlander series that I can’t remember what happened or how it ended, but I do remember loving it. Gabaldon’s books are so long, though, that I find myself pausing when reaching for one to read. I feel like I need an extra few weeks in the year just so I can devote the time to reading these!

6. Isla and the Happily Ever After, by Stephanie Perkins

Not yet released, but I don’t care. I would play hooky from anything to read this one because I ADORE Stephanie Perkins.

7. The entire Parasol Protectorate series, by Gail Carriger

I can’t even remember where I first heard about this series, but it looks — wait for it — AMAZING! Again, this is a series I’m so far behind on, but I really wish I could find the time to just sit down and read them all in one sitting.

8. The Fault in Our Stars & An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green

I’ve only read a few John Green titles, but loved them all. I’ve been on the wait list for TFiOS for a while now at the library and am hoping that one of these days I actually get to read it!

9. Clockwork Prince (& a reread of the entire Mortal Instruments series), by Cassandra Clare

When the Mortal Instruments books came out, and I read them, I declared they were better than Twilight — and I loved Twilight. When the fourth book in the series was released, I bought it but still haven’t gotten around to reading it. I thought that there wasn’t going to be any Jace and Clary in it, but now it looks like there is, so I feel like I should go back and reread them all. AND, I still have to read Clockwork Prince  — after LOVING Clockwork Angel, how could I not?

10. The rest of the Iron Fey series AND the short stories, by Julia Kagawa

In January, I read The Iron King and fell in love with it. BUT, I was doing a readathon at the time and didn’t want to bog down my reading with only one series, so I put the rest on the backburner. Well, those books must be burnt because I’ve yet to REMOVE them from the backburner and actually read them! That must happen soon.

I know, I know … that’s WAY more than 10 books, but what can I say? My TBR list is *that* long. :)

What books would YOU play hooky with? 

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About Kristilyn

Kristilyn is a Canadian book blogger, music listener & creator, proud mama, and general lover of life. Her necessities include fuzzy socks, a library full of good books, a fully charged Kindle, copious amounts of tea, and chocolate. Swoon-worthy book boys are also welcome.


12 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Play Hooky With”

  1. Oh what a fun list! I love the Parasol Protectorate, such a fun series. I haven’t finished it, but I adore the characters. The Iron Fey is one of my top series ever (which is funny because I lump it in with SERIOUS series like His Dark Materials and such). I’ve been toying with Delirium and Pandemonium, but I hate cliffhangers, so I haven’t read them yet. But the suspense is killing me and I may break down and just give them a go. Your list is fantastic.

  2. Delirium was awesome, I have Pandemonium on my Kobo but have to read it still. The Abraham Lincoln book sounds awesome, and the movie trailer I’ve seen is so cool! But yet again I still have to read it lol. Iron Fey = <3

  3. You chose a great top ten! I want to skip work for Pandemonium, it’s sitting on my shelf, calling to me. And definitely The Fault in Our Stars because I prefer to cry at home!

  4. Nice list! I can’t wait to read The Fault In Our Stars, I’ve never read anything by John Green but so many people love this book that I just have to read it now! New follower. :)

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