Tuesday, December 21, 2010
A Collaborative Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme 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 complete with one of our bloggers’ answers. 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 post a comment on our post with a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. If you can't come up with ten, don't worry about it---post as many as you can!
NEXT WEEK THE TOPIC IS: Top Ten Books I've Read in 2010--a look back into your favorite reads of 2010!
This is the first time we've ever done a collaborative Top Ten Tuesday post. Typically it will just be one reviewer doing the TTT for the week so the list is reflective of that one person's tastes rather than the diverse taste of the blog. So, since we are crossing our fingers and toes that we made it on the nice list this year, we figured we'd do a collaborative post to show what members of The Broke and the Bookish are hoping to get from our dear Santa Claus.
1. Vixen by Jillian Larkin -- Get under my tree, Vixen! Seriously. One thing you may not know about me is that I'm slightly obsessed with the 1920's. I go through phases of reading books set in the time as well as written in that time. And let's be honest. ONE WORD--FLAPPERS! I was a darling flapper one year for Halloween. (Jamie's pick)
2. The Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin -- I read the first book in the series (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms) in May and loved it, I've been not so patiently waiting for the sequel ever since. And the cover is really pretty :) (Daisy's pick)
3. Room by Emma Donaghue -- I've read a ton of fantastic reviews of it, and it sounds so interesting, especially because it's from the perspective of a 5-year-old. I love books written from less typical points-of-view! (Natanya's pick)
4. Phraseology: Thousands of Bizarre Origins, Unexpected Connections, and Fascinating Facts about English's Best Expressions by Barbara Kipfer -- I normally do not like to own books unless I know I am going to read them over and over, but in this case if this book is what I think it is (a font of awesome knowledge of English) I would want it on my shelf. One of my more recent past times has been filling myself with Jeopardy like information. This book would not only add to that store, but give me more fun facts about a language that I've spoken my whole life. Because seriously, who the hell doesn't want to know where some of those bizarre phrases came from? I mean I just learned from reading the back that "best man" is an allusion to the best man to help capture you a wife. How interesting. (Julia's pick)
5. The Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty-- I've read the first 2 in the series and absolutely adored them. Jessica is a girl I can completely related to and I love her sarcastic voice and tales about her psycho friends. I've heard the rest in the series aren't as good, but I want to form that opinion for myself! ( Kelly's pick)
6. B&N Leatherbound edition of seven of Jane Austen's novels -- It's an absolutely stunning edition. Here's a link where you can see several pictures of the book. I adore Jane Austen, and this beautiful book is too good to not have it on my shelf! (Jessi's pick)
7. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly - It takes place in Paris during the winter so its perfect for this time of year. I've always wanted to visit the City of Lights and a book is a great way to to that when you're on a budget! Plus, I love historical fiction books that weave past and present together. (Jen's pick)
8. Endgame Volume 1: The Problem of Civilisation by Derrick Jensen -- Derrick Jensen is a prolific environmentalist and activist who has written several excellent books on the environment. I've seen several videos of him on youtube and a recent interview with him on Democracy Now! and I'm in awe of his intelligence. This book basically discusses the damage that is being done to the environment and how it's affecting us. Several of my friends have read it and they all say it's the scariest thing they've ever read- the reality that Jensen describes is absolutely terrifying and the message is absolutely clear: unless we instantly stop destroying the environment we will completely obliterate ourselves and every other living thing on the planet in a few short years. My friends also says that the book made them incredibly angry and it really woke them up about what this beautiful planet we live on. Not exactly light-hearted reading but I really want it! (Anna's pick)
9. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson -- I've been dying to read it ever since Jen reviewed it. I love road trips and everything else about the book sounds like something I'd love! ( Kimberly's pick)
10. I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson--I've listened to the abridged version on CD, but I want to read the rest of it too! (Tahleen's pick)
What's on YOUR list?