Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (8-21-12)

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. So, this week's 
topic is:

Favorite Books You've Read During The Lifespan Of Your Blog

1) Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - a work of narrative nonfiction telling the amazing story of a pilot during World War II. It's an amazing story and one of my favorite books of all time.

2) The Help by Kathryn Stockett - a great story about segregation in the South in the 1960s.

3) Brava, Valentine! by Adriana Trigiani - I listened to this audiobook and loved the whole thing. The story, the characters, the narration, everything was just perfect.

4) Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi - a haunting memoir of one woman's battle with anorexia. Probably the greatest memoir I've ever read.

5) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - the classic novel, which I just discovered last year. 

6) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - I don't read fantasy novels but I just had to read this one. Such a great, wonderful novel. 

7) Bossypants by Tina Fey - I love Tina Fey  and her book had me laughing outloud.

8) The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach - this story centers around baseball, but it's not about baseball. A great story about life, seen through several character's points of view.

9) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling - I listened to this book during a long car ride and I was laughing so hard! I felt like I was talking with an old friend (and it made me wish that I was friends with Mindy).

10) More Than You Know by Penny Vincenzi - a great novel about balancing work and personal life. A well-written novel and one that pulled me in.

So, what are your favorite books that you've read in the lifespan of your blog? Let me know!

PS - make sure to stop back later today for an exciting giveaway! 


  1. The Night Circus! We share that one. I read it, and then I listened to the audio, which is even more beautiful because the reader, Jim Dale (who also narrated the Harry Potter audiobooks), was mesmerizing! I highly recommend listening if you loved reading it!

    Karis @YA Litwit

    My Top Ten

  2. I read Ellen's new book but definitely want to read Portia's.

  3. I loved The Night Circus. I'll have to check out some more of the other ones you mentioned - quite a few are already on my reading list.

    Tanya Patrice

  4. I picked The Help too! Freaking loved it. I MUST get around to reading The Night Circus soon as well!