All posts tagged: Top 10 Lists

10 Books That Still Resonate With Me

Recently on Facebook I was challenged by a friend to complete a challenge of “10 Books That Have Stuck With You”.  Well, that’s a long list, made longer by the fact that for most readers I think, 10 books isn’t going to be nearly enough! I thought it’d be fun to post my response.  I challenge ALL OF YOU to post in comments with your top picks!  I look forward to reading your responses. 🙂 1. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen Probably one of my earliest introductions to the power of a fairy tale mixed in a historical setting, this is the story of “Sleeping Beauty” set in the holocaust. Haunting. In the same vein… 2. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson Technically a short story, I fell in love with this story from the first time I read it. Beyond shock value, what makes this story awesome is how well it’s written: tight writing, suspense, and a growing sense of unease as you realize something is terribly wrong. Must-read. 3. The Anne of Green Gables …

10 Books on My Fall 2013 TBR List

The idea for this post came from: The Broke and the Bookish This fall I am making more of an attempt to read outside of my genre embracing some horror and mysteries as well as start to try and keep up with my husband’s extensive reading list. Since my husband is reading some of the classics, I will be too! (I hope…) So this fall has a bit of a mishmash of genres that goes all over the place.  Check out the list below and let me know what your fall must-reads list is. I’ll be grabbing a cuppa before I start. Ready? Okay! 1.) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald I just saw the gorgeous reinterpretation by Baz Luhrmann starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.  Lovely, lovely, lovely.  I’ve read The Great Gatsby waaaay back in high school but since it’s on my husband’s list for the fall, and it’s been well over 10 years since I’ve read it (cough), I guess it’s time again. I’ll never forget the narrator, Nick Carraway who …

10 Books I Would Love to See as a TV Series/Film

The suggestion for this post came from: The Broke and the Bookish 1.) Austenland by Shannon Hale So this is actually, finally, making its way to the big screen (thanks to Stephanie Meyer) but from what I’ve heard, reviews are mixed.  This hasn’t even opened yet in my corner of the USA but based on the teasers, it looks like they’ve turned it into this girl-fest, completely silly and full of crass, sexual humor.  Can’t a girl have a good time without sexual innuendos?  I don’t remember this being in the original book, which was mostly clean.  I’d go see it for no other reason than Dr. Quinn is in it (oh wait, her name’s actually Jane Seymour, riiighhht.)  Expect my thoughts on the film when it hits theaters. 2.)  The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery The Blue Castle is one of the few adult novels that the author of the beloved Anne of Green Gables series, ever penned.  To my knowledge, this has never been made into a movie, ever.  This book is …