Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by the lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish. Another one I haven’t been keeping up with, but this week’s is an easy one for me; I have a lot of Auto-buys! I do want to expand it as new books and books with that author involved/the subject, as with a couple of them being in the great library in the sky can’t exactly bring out a new novel! And of course, GRRM:
- Agatha Christie
- Meg Cabot
- Rick Riordan
- Nick Hornby
- Truman Capote
- JRR Tolkien
- Matthew Reilly
- Ann Brashares
- Lucy Knisley (she’s amazing!)
- Sue Grafton
- Gregory Maguire
- Lauren Conrad
- Waris Dirie
A range of crime/mystery, fantasy and chick-lit, which is pretty much me in a nutshell!!
What are your auto buys? I’m sure I’m missing about ten million I’ve forgotten!
After some time off from writing (part laziness part busy-ness) I feel like this week’s The Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Tuesday topic of favourite classics is one of my favourites. I have read many many books that I read over and over again, though some of them I don’t know how well they’d fit into that “classics” canon, unless there’s something about Meg Cabot that I’ve missed! The books below are special to me; I read them as annual events, to cheer me up, to inspire me, to remind me that anything is possible. Continue reading Top Ten Favourite Classics
I have to give some credit to Flavorwire for giving me some inspiration for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday.
I am a mega book nerd, so much so that if I have one edition of a book, but I see a stunningly gorgeous edition of the same book at a store, I will probably buy it and have two copies (case in point: I own almost all of Agatha Christie’s novels, most of them duplicates because while I own many in the more artistic and photographic Fontana editions,
I want to own them all in this more stylistically simple Fontana edition:)
Nitpicky I know, but I really do appreciate the beauty of a book cover. They have a clichéd ability to change someone’s perception of a story before they have even read it. I can’t count the amount of times I have been in the mood to read something slightly trashy and easy and gone for the girliest covered book I could find. Here however are ten books that I treasure, or at the very least treasure their covers as incredible works of art.
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Bantam Classics)
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
- The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
- And again
- The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare
- The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
- Someday, Someday, Maybe – Lauren Graham (without the text)
- The Chronicles of Narnia (complete set) – C. S. Lewis
- Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie
Hope you have some bookish art of your own!