Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (26)

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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!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday 
post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers. (Meme description taken from the broke and the bookish)

*I wasn't behind on my TTT schedule, I just felt like doing these two this week, since I skipped both of them to do last week's. Normal posting will return next week.*

Books of 2011

1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi- One of the best dystopians I've ever read, full of poetry, romance and beauty in the face of cruelty.

2. Warm Bodies by Issac Marion- Probably the best book I've ever read. R the zombie stole my heart and kept it safe.

3. Hourglass by Myra McEntire- Chemistry, time travel, kick ass heroines, this book was almost too good to handle!

4. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab- A beautiful modern fairytale with absolutely amazing writing.

5. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins- What can I say? I love Perkins. I will read absolutely anything she writes.

6. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson- Completely creeptastic, but such a good story about Jack the Ripper.

7. Sisterhood Everlasting by Anne Brashares- I'm still crying in my soul from reading this book. It wasn't the ending I would have asked for, but it was the best it could be under the circumstances.

8. Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey- Zombies, heartache and witchy powers makes for a spectacular Halloween read. This is not only a best book of 2011, but a book I most want to see a sequel to. (OMG I am hyperventilating because there's a book on Amy Garvey's goodreads called A Kiss to Wake You which makes me just EVER SO HOPEFUL.)

9. Wither by Lauren Destefano- Wow, this book. I wasn't expecting anything phenomenal. I read it and was entirely blown away. I cannot wait for the sequel.

10. Sweetly by Jackson Pearce- Another wonderful fairytale retelling that I adored. However, I would read absolutely anything Jackson Pearce wrote.

Honorable Mentions:
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Books to read in 2012

I have a scary number of books to read this year, so I'm just going to look at the books I'm most excited to read at the moment

1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth- Eeeeek! Four and Tris are back for more dystopian adventures, I'm so excited.

2. Timepiece by Myra McEntire- Empathy! Kaleb's point of view! More Time travel! I am so completely freaking out.

3. The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen- Honestly, the reason I want to read this? Pitched as Pretty in Pink meets Anna and the French Kiss in this romantic comedy. Okay, you can probably guess which, ahem, set of words I locked in on. The title and cover are good, too, though.

4. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi- There's a beautiful cover, it's an interesting dystopian, every blogger and their dog wants a copy of this book, what's not to like?

5. Purity by Jackson Pearce- I mainly want this book for, umm, personal reasons, but also for the fact that Jackson read some of the condom buying scene in a liveshow and I was crying I was laughing so hard.

6. Shatter Me #2 by Tahereh Mafi- Okay, this book needs a title, like now, because I am seriously sick of having to refer to it as Shatter Me #2, it sounds so... clinical. Otherwise, I am totally falling into Shatter Me withdrawal. I want it now!

7. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith- So many bloggers have been talking about how much they love this book. I've been waiting to read it ever since Sophistikatied Reviews posted her review on it in early or mid 2011.

8. Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone- It sounds so much like Dr. Who I started looking for a character named Rose Tyler or Amy Pond. I am dying to see the cover and read this book. Time Travel rocks all the socks.

9. Wake by Amanda Hocking- The cover really trapped me, but also the "OMG Amanda Hocking is like the best previously undiscovered self published author ever" buzz. Also, SIRENS, which will make me read nearly anything.

10. Bruised by Sarah Skilton- This sounds like an amazing book. It tries to answer the question I've always wanted to ask myself: If you had the ability to stop a criminal from hurting anyone, would you be able to do? Or would you be too frozen to think? I've always wanted to know.

Happy Reading,

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