Top Ten Tuesday #11

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created & hosted byΒ The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Books…
I’d Play Hooky With

  1. On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta – I just reviewed this one over here. It’s seriously one of the most fantastic books I’ve ever read. I’ll probably hide in a closet and make my husband deal with all-things-baby when I read it again, just so I can read it straight through.
  2. Morning Glory by Lavyrle Spencer – Guilty pleasure. It’s a romance…and the only one I’ve ever really loved. I read this thing until it fell apart (in my teens) and then it got left behind when I moved out of my Dad’s house. Then…Hurricane Katrina ate it. Maybe I should buy a new copy.
  3. Anything by Christopher Pike – Come on, you knew this one was going to be on here. (Or, well, you did if you’re a regular reader.) If you didn’t know…well, I have a thing for Pike. I heart him. I’d hug him and bake him cookies and stal…er, you know, admire him in person…if I could. (I’m not ACTUALLY going to stalk Christopher Pike, people…calm down!) πŸ™‚
  4. The Passage by Justin Cronin
  5. The Twelve by Justin Cronin – I WILL be hiding in a closet to read this one as soon as I possibly can. Oh yes, that will be me. Sorry, Mr. LitObsession, but you better be prepared!
  6. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley – Ah, nostalgia.
  7. Any book in The Thoroughbred Series by Joanne Campbell – Ah, nostalgia again. πŸ™‚
  8. Anything by Mary Higgins Clark – I can’t help it, I love her mysteries!
  9. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes – This book shows up on so many of my TTTs. Really, I just love it, and I’d totally play hooky with it. I kind of do, actually, because every time I start it I have to finish it as soon as possible!
  10. The Hunger Games Trilogy – I mean, really, who wouldn’t play hooky for that? πŸ™‚




  1. I like that your list includes nostalgic and guilty pleasure picks! My top ten this week is all about not-yet-released titles. I was also a big fan of The Thoroughbred series and anything by Christopher Pike!

    Great picks πŸ™‚

  2. Hunger Games. YES.

  3. I haven’t thought about Flowers for Algernon for quite sometime. It really is a fantastic read. Would love for you to hop on by.

  4. I have only read two Mary Higgins Clark books and I really enjoyed both of them
    Do you have a favourite to recommend as I’m looking forward to reading more of hers but have no idea which ones to pick.

    Also, I loved On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I love all her books. And I met her a few years ago – she’s a lovely person which makes me enjoy her books even more.

  5. I love the Black Stallion! I must have read it with my dad a dozen times as a kid! Great list πŸ™‚
    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday Post πŸ™‚

    Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  6. Yes yes yes to Jellicoe, The Passage and The Twelve! πŸ˜€

  7. The Hunger Games is one I think everyone needs to play hooky with- no education is going to beat that! Katniss could teach everyone a thing or two!

    My TTT:

  8. BarefootMedStudent says:

    YESSSS for numbers 9 and 10! those are awesome!

  9. Love the list! I’ve only read THG trilogy. Which I totally played hooky for when each book came out. I’ve not read the others on your list, and I’m checkin’ them out!

  10. Wow, I’ve only read The Hunger Games on your list! I see my TBR pile expanding. Looks like a fab list,
    My TTT
    Following on linky

  11. Jussy Who says:

    Hi there, just popping in… Two Justin Cronin books, I really need to check this author out.

    πŸ™‚ Here is my choice…
    Top Ten Tuesday

  12. Oh man, I remember Christopher Pike! Those books were a bit ridiculous but I loved them. I’m almost positive I read all the ones my mid school owned. πŸ˜€

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

  13. Christopher Pike! The Black Stallion! Yes!

  14. Yay to The Passage and The Twelve! I loved Jellicoe Road too – read it last summer in one sitting during our beach vacation – totally ignored my husband and children. Fabulous book.

  15. Another lover of Christopher Pike! Yay. I hardly ever hear him mentioned and I was a huge fan. I should dust off some of the books and give them a read. Did you have a favorite? I was always a big fan of the last vampire series.

  16. Jellicoe Road is really good! I love Melina Marchetta. And I just recently read Flowers for Algernon and loved it. Great list! Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Morning Glory is one of my all-time favorites! My copy is looking a little worn as well. I completely agree about Hunger Games as well…especially after seeing the movie this weekend.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  18. Jellicoe Road. I need to read this ASAP. Seriously. I tried reading it once and the beginning kind of…baffled me. I have to try again and PERSEVERE! And The Hunger Games is the perfect hooky day book!

  19. Ahh, the Thoroughbred series brings back serious memories! I attribute my love of reading to those books. And I’ve honestly never read Mary Higgins Clark, something I need to remedy very soon!