Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (9-27-11)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature 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, the topic is:

Books I Want to Reread

1) A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith - this is my favorite book of all time, but I haven't read it in a few years. I'm thinking I might get around to it before the year is up!

2) Harry Potter series by JK Rowling - I have already read each book at least five times, but I never grow tired of them.

3) Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom - something simple but so profound.

4) Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris - hilarious. Something that had me laughing outloud and wanting to read more of Sedaris' work.

5) Bossypants by Tina Fey - another hilarious book, this one from a woman that I think everyone can relate to in some way. She tells it like it is.

6) The Help by Kathryn Stockett - one of my favorite books from this year, I know it will always have a spot on my bookshelf. Not anytime soon, but I will reread it sometime down the road.

7) Postsecret by Frank Warren - I know, these are more like coffee table books. But reading people's secrets and knowing that you share those same thoughts/feelings with someone else ... it makes you realize that you aren't alone.

8) The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand - I read this back in high school, but I think I may get more out of it now that I'm a little older.

9) Night by Elie Weisel - another book that I read back in high school. I realized it's importance back then, but I feel like I just need to reread it.

10) Testimony by Anita Shreve - one of my favorites. It's due for a reread.


  1. I really need to read The Help.

    Beth ^_^

  2. OOh, I love David Sedaris! I read The Fountainhead in High School too, and loved it then ... I'm a little nervous to reread it though because I've changed alot since then and I'm afraid I'd hate it now...

  3. Oh my gosh, I LOVE so many of the books on your list. I am finding that we have similar book taste.

  4. Both 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' and 'The Help' were two of our book club selections. I could not get into The Fountainhead when I attempted to read it years ago. Maybe I should give it another whirl.

  5. I failed to read The Help before seeing the the movie, but I loved it so much that now I know I *really* need to read the book and soon!

    I've never read one of the PostSecret books, but I love the Sunday secrets on their blog. They certainly do have a way of making you feel like you and everybody else are no so different as it may seem. It's a nice feeling. :)

  6. I love a Tree Grows in Brooklyn so very much. It's just a perfect novel in nearly every sense. Have you read Betty Smith's Joy Comes in the Morning? It's sort of a 'what happens after' only it's modeled more on the author's life than Francie's.

    My TT is over here if you'd like to stop by!