Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday

I'm part of the college students geared reading group on Good Reads and some of the members of the group have started a book review blog. This is a meme they've started and I hope to participate when I'm able to!

  Top Ten Books I'd Want On A Desert Island!

  1. Water For Elephants by Gruen :: This is a rather recent read but I seriously love it. It's one of those that I cannot wait to read again. 
  2. Flowers for Algernon by Keyes :: This book never ceases to amaze me (and make me cry). 
  3. The Thirteenth Tale by Setterfield :: Again, I only read this book for the first time earlier this year but I immediately fell in love with it. It's one that I feel I need to put myself back into and get a good feel of the story and see what all I've missed.
  4. The Lady and the Unicorn by Chevalier :: I've come to the conclusion that Chevalier is my favorite author. She is the only writer whose work I've read completely (her newest one is my upcoming book club pick and I'm incredibly excited to read it even though her last book didn't really impress me as much as I would like). There's just something about her writing style that sinks me in. This was my first book of hers and it's always remained my favorite.
  5. Alice I Have Been by Benjamin :: I need at least one book I've yet to read on here, I think.
  6. The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas :: This has been my favorite book since high school, though I've only read the abridged. I'm hoping to tackle the unabridged some time this year.
  7. Shadow of the Wind by Zafon :: Again, another book I've only discovered this year but it's another that I really want to read again and feel out completely.
  8. The Birth of Venus by Dunant :: A book I read in high school and loved. I'm really big on stories that have something to do with art and/or artists.
  9. The Crimson Petal and the White by Faber :: It took me forever to finally sit down and tackle this book. But it was a wonderful experience and I would love to read it again some time.
  10. The Entire Harry Potter Series by Rowling :: Cheating? Oh, darn. Then I'd randomly pick either the Half-Blood Prince or The Deathly Hallows


  1. I love some of the books you have on here (The Thirteenth Tale & Water for Elephants) and have a bunch of them on my shelf to be read!

  2. I'm getting ready to go through the other lists. I'm excited to see what else others have picked (and to add more books to my To Be Read list =])

  3. Haha I keep adding tons of books from these lists to Mt. TBR!! It's a bad bad habit! :)