29 May 2012
Top Ten Tuesday #9
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This week's Top Ten: Top Ten Books Written In
The Past 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading In 30 Years 1. Any of the Harry Potter books: because some of the Harry Potter books were written in the last 10 years, I'm counting the entire series. Because, perfection. Also, I think they should be required reading for everyone and you should have to read them to advance to adulthood. You think I'm kidding, but I'm totally not. 2. The Night Circus: Surprise! Betcha didn't think this would pop up yet again! Again, perfection. 3. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow: This retelling by Jessica Day George is maybe the most perfect retelling of the fairy tale East of the Sun, West of the Moon that I've ever read. It's just gorgeous. 4. Incarnate: I LOVED this take on reincarnation. It's a subject that I've steered clear of, because I worried that it would be weird. This wasn't weird. It was just awesome. Also, Jodi Meadows is awesome. 5. The Study Series: Okay, I LOVE Maria V. Snyder. I might have a secret wish to someday have a sleepover, hair-braiding party with her and some other favorite authors, but ssshhhh. It's a secret. This series, however, should not be a secret. Everyone should read them now and still be reading them in 30 years. Not that it'll take 30 years to get through them though. 6. The Fate of the Jedi series: Okay, so maybe only I will still be reading these in 30 years, but I really can't picture myself as a 60-something gal without them by my side. Absolutely amazing addition to the Star Wars universe. 7. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series: Totally love these books. They're fantastic for boys AND girls and pretty much timeless. I know I'll enjoy them as much in 30 years as I do now. 8. Percy Jackson series: Because mythology is just as awesome now as it was thousands of years ago. And because I've always had a bit of a crush on Apollo. Don't tell me you haven't, because I probably won't believe you. 9. The Fablehaven series: again with the series. Because I cheat a little bit, you know. Also, this series is just awesome. 10. The Help: I can't imagine this book NOT being as awesome in 30 years as it is now. And people should still be reading it because they should still be talking about it & the issues it brings up. Truly fantastic book. Which books did I leave off that you would include? Tell me!