Top Ten Tuesday: Oh yeah, remember this one…

Top Ten Tuesday

Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular blog meme Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  This week they ask us to share lists on:

March 22: Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While (inspired by freebie topic)

While this is a great idea for a list it was a little difficult to execute for me, especially with next week’s topic of recent five-star books.  If I really love a book I talk about it on these lists.  So some of these you have probably seen before, maybe not ‘in a while’ or I felt that they needed a little extra pimping.  Some of them also could be books I loved but maybe just a little less.  I’m not sure exactly how I worked out the criteria for making this list, but hopefully you will see a book you’ve not seen in some time on one of my TTT lists.

 

Ten books I’ve loved (enjoyed) and not talked about in some time.  

  1. For Love of an Angel (The Fallen Warriors #1) 5 Stars Read 11/20/11:  This is the first book in a series of novellas.  Set in a post-apocalyptic or dystopian society.  I’ve not done a very good job of keeping up as I see three books have been released, but this is a good series for paranormal lovers who want a quick steamy read.
  2.  Mr G: A Novel About The Creation 4 Stars Read 2/1/12: This is another short sci-fi read about what it might be like to be inside the mind of God while he worked on creating…well everything.  Loved the sarcastic humor and two supporting characters were a hoot.
  3. They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? 4 Stars Added 10/26/11:  I’m sure I’ve mentioned this author before he is somewhat outside my normal reading taste.  I used to read these short stories to my father when I was a teenager and could not get through one without cracking up.  If you enjoy rural life or hunting and fishing and nature you will enjoy this author’s quirky stories.
  4. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon 5 Stars Added 10/26/11:  Now Mr. Kind doesn’t get a lot of love on my blog.  Mainly because I think he is an ass (yes, I am required to put that clause in my mentions of him).  I can not deny, though I would love to, that he played am important role in my early reading life.  I’ve actually read most of Mr. King’s work and there are two books (one a series) that will always stand out in my memory.  This is the first.
  5. Archetype (Archetype, #1) 5 Stars Read 12/25/13:  I stumbled across this author through Net Galley and absolutely loved this duo of books. This is a phenomenal read for dystopian fans.  I see that the author has not written anything else since these and I truly hope she does.
  6. Fury (The Cure, #1) 5 Stars Read 3/29/14: This is another author I found through Net Galley and I just checked to see if the third book in this series is out yet.  This is another dystopian set in Australia this time that brings up some great questions about our society and what makes us human.  Thanks to this list I was reminded of this series and able to go and score the last book in this trilogy, so yay!
  7. A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) 5 Stars Added 9/20/11: I know, I know.  You’ve seen this book on my list many times.  This is one of the books that I just can’t ever give enough love to.  Such a great series just go read it already paranormal lovers.
  8. Guardian's Grace (Guardians of the Race, #1) 5 Stars Read 9/20/12: I also have talked about this author a time or twelve before.  She is probably my favorite indie author and I have not pimped her vampire series lately so here it is.  Book one go grab yourself a copy.
  9. The Charmer (Darklands, #1) 5 Stars Read 11/29/11:  I read this one so long ago and remembered loving it.  The series takes some strange twists and turns but all of them were pretty great. The cover totally does not fit the story though as this is a sci-fi paranormal shifter romance.  Lots of genre crossover.
  10. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) 4 Stars Added 10/26/11:  Alright last one and another nod toward Mr. King.  His Gunslinger series is probably his masterpiece in my opinion, don’t even bother throwing The Stand in my face you’re wrong.  The fact that this series has crept its way into so many of his different book is what kept me reading Mr. King’s work just to find all the links to this world.  This series was not easy, the author struggled with writing it and you can feel that at times.  Still if you want an epic read go with this one.

 

 

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