Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (9-13-11)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week, they post a different topic and you get to create your own top ten list! This week's topic:

Books I Read Because Of Another Blogger
(I don't remember where I saw most of these books, so apologies if I read a book because of your review and didn't remember!)

1) Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen - so many people read this book that I can't remember where I saw it first! After reading so many rave reviews, I had to go out and get a copy of my own ... and like all the other reviews that I read, I loved it!

2) Faith: A Novel by Jennifer Haigh - quite a few bloggers had ARCs of this book and blogged about how great it was. I found the topic intriguing and after reading so many reviews, I read it myself!

3) Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah - I remember reading reviews for this book and thinking that it would make a light, chick-lit read. My goodness, was I wrong! It's a moving story of friendship ... honestly, if you haven't read it, then you need to! 

4) The Paris Wife by Paula McLain - last spring, it seemed like everyone was blogging about this book! I enjoyed it a lot and, even though I'm not a big Ernest Hemmingway fan, this was such a fascinating topic, tracing his marriage to his first wife, Hadley.

5) Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran - I know that this was reviewed on a lot of historical fiction blogs. I was skeptical reading it since I hadn't read much about the French Revolution, but I loved it! Now, I'm constantly on the look out for novels centering around this point in time.

6) The Help by Kathryn Stockett - it wasn't until I read glowing review after glowing review that I finally went out and bought my copy of The Help. I LOVED this book and want to thank everyone who wrote reviews about this book, encouraging me to read it. I'm so glad that I did.

7) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows - I'm currently reading this book and after reading 70 pages, I'm hooked! I remeber seeing it on a few blogs and kept on meaning to read it. 

8) A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand - to be honest, this is any Elin Hilderbrand book. I saw so many people mention her in their summer reading lists and writing rave reviews about her books, so I decided to finally read one of her books and decide for myself. I loved it and can't wait until next summer when I read more of her books.

Well, I can only get 8 this week! What are your top ten books? I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what everyone else has and adding even more books to my TBR pile!

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  1. Paris Wife is on my TBR shelf, not only because of recommendations, but also because I read Hemingway's A Moveable Feast and LOVED that.

  2. There are definitely some on here I've read because of bloggers. I would say the most of the books I put on my wishlist these days are thanks to bloggers!

  3. I read 2, 5 and 6. Faith is definitely going to be on my top reads of 2011 list :)

  4. I have not read most of those but it's ok, I think!

    I have listed authors in my post!

    Here is my Top Ten post!