There are probably a million ways you can interpret this week's prompt but I'm going to go with the Top Ten Books (On My Shelf) That I'd Play Hooky With....it's just too bad I don't actually have much PTO left with to actually let myself PLAY hooky because of all the wedding/honeymoon time I'll be taking off come August.
Let's be real here...I'd play hooky from work with ANY book EVER but I would definitely play hooky with these books on a nice spring day...
1. Starters by Lissa Price: I've heard how utterly addicting this dystopian YA novel is and I feel as though it'd be the perfect book to just absolutely DEVOUR while playing hooky from (and trying to forget about) my life as a marketing professional.
2. Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty: My friends are going to kill me but as much as I LOVE LOVE LOVED Sloppy Firsts when I FINALLY read it in September, I just have procrastinated getting to this one next even though I'm already obsessed. Hanging out with Jessica Darling and Marcus Flutie sure sounds like the makings of a fun filled day of playing hooky.
3. Shift by Jeri-Smith Ready: Jen from Makeshift Bookmark is going to punch me in the face for this but after finishing (and LOVING) Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready I kept making plans to read this one but it just kept getting pushed down the pile because of review books and just general wedding planning madness. I think Nurse Jen needs to write me a fake sick note so I can stay home and read this?
4. In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson: I keep meaning to read this one. Nothing like a little armchair travels and daydreams on a fake sick day from work to make me happy. Hard to daydream about places I want to go with the click click click of people typing and the most visually uninspiring work space ever.
5. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: What better way to spend a day off than trying to make a dent in the biggest freaking book on your shelf? Ok...well one of the biggest. It's looks so daunting!
6. Dreamless by Josephine Angelini: Ever since this came in the mail last week I've been DYING to just find a huge chunk of time to devour it. I could be persuaded to play hooky from work to read this. Starcrossed was so easy to get lost in and I'm hoping this will be similar.
7. Harry Potter: Dude, you guys. I have admitted this crime/dirty little secret several times on both this blog and my personal book blog but I STILL have not read this series. Like WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE FOR ME TO MAKE TIME TO DO THIS?! A day of skipping work is maybe what I need! I CAN DO ANYYYYTHING. PS. Do you like how I tried to bury this within my list hoping you would not see it?
8. Bridal Bargains: Secrets to Throwing a Fantastic Wedding on a Realistic Budget: Ok you all might think this is a lame way to spend a day playing hooky because shouldn't playing hooky be FUN AND FROLICKING?? Well, friends, NOT if you are planning a wedding and only have five months to go and have SEVERELY procrastinated. Let's be honest, I'd be knee deep in favors, flowers and family seating drama-rama with a day off. WOMP WOMP. Lamest hooky day ever.
9. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard: I hadn't heard of this book until it made its way into my mailbox but seriously...parasols, corsets, zombies and a Victorian setting? How could I not play hooky with this one? While I'm picky with my paranormal, I always love just spending a whole day in a crazy world and this seems so interesting! HarperTeen, are you prepared to plead my case when I get fired for playing hooky? :P
10. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen: Last week mentioned that I needed a little Austen on my Spring TBR list but Pride & Prejudice would be the PERFECT reread to play hooky with. In fact...maybe my car will just NOT start tomorrow.....OOOOPS.
What books would YOU want to play hooky with?? Also, thanks to April from Good Books and Good Wine for this awesome topic suggestion!
As always, check here for the future Top Ten Tuesday schedule. It's typically scheduled months in advanced...when I'm on the ball!