Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday - Books I would play hooky with

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week's TOP TEN:
Books I would play hooky with...

These are the types of books that you would abandon everything else -- work, chores, dinner plans, church, etc -- so you can read.

1. The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead 
This series is so incredibly addicting. When I read it the first time, it was absolutely misery making when I had to put it down. 
2. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Um, hello, Jace! When Jace's fate hangs on the line, it is not likely that I will be able to do anything but read these books. When a story is based around extensive world building, it has the ability to suck you into it and hold you bound until the last page.
3. Hex Hall Series by Rachel Hawkins
Yup, addicting. The action is so constant and absorbing that finishing one chapter just leaves you needing to read the next one -- immediately -- even if it is your el stop and you really should be getting off the train. 
4. Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
This book series was exceptionally hard to put down and was one that I just kept thinking about. 
5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Just finished reading this one and it is a new favorite! It is beautiful and alluring. I could spend forever reading it. I pretty much did nothing but read all weekend. 
6. Hush, Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick
I've read this series a few times. It never gets easy to put down. 
7. Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
This needs no explanation. Wizards, magic, owl mail, dragons, Neville Longbottom... 
8. Stephanie Perkins Books
I loved both Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door. They are those perfect books that are easy to get lost in on a Saturday afternoon. I can't wait to play hooky with the next book from her. 
9 & 10. Dystopians by Amazing Authors
I am just going to go ahead and simplify this by saying that Dystopians are absolutely addicting. I already know that I will play hooky while reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth, Requiem by Lauren Oliver, Once by Anna Carey, Patriot by Marie Lu and Reached by Ally Condie. 

I love nothing more than getting lost inside the pages of a book and bound by the author's words. It feels like the world has come to a stop while you are gone in another one. And some books are just worth abandoning everything else in lieu of quality time reading.

What books would you play hooky for?


  1. i havent read VA yet and i think i need to play hooky with my books to read them!!! i hear so many good things!
    oh Jace!!! how i love you!!!! COLS needs to hurry up and get here!!!
    i could spend all day with Patch!!! oh man! you have some damn good books on the list!!!!!
    Tara's Top Ten

  2. I really really REALLY need to read the Vampire Academy series. I keep hearing great things and people tell me that even though I've kinda been "off" vampire books, this'll turn around my thoughts in a heartbeat (no pun intended haha). I've read the first 2 in the Uglies series and hope to finish it soon, the concept is so interesting! And I am almost ashamed to admit that I haven't read Divergent, Delirium, Hush Hush, Crossed or Anna and the French Kiss...argh, so many I need to read!!

    Also, I was thisclose to putting the Mortal Instruments series on my list, the books are so so good! Jace kills me. Just absolutely KILLS me.

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