10 Books

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Now on to business!

Behind every writer is a stack of books. Ok, usually boxes of books, library fines galore, and piles and piles of more books. I actually think I wanted to start writing because I love reading so much. So this week, my top 10 list of books I love.

1. Mrs. Mike by Benedict Freedman ~ A love story that will make you cry, jump for joy and keep you wondering if you would be strong enough.

2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett ~ A book about a writer trying to make it. Oh yeah, and a bunch of other wonderful stuff! The movie was good, but if you haven’t read the book, you really should!

3. Switchback ~ I’m not sure who the author is and this isn’t a well-known book, but it’s one I love. It’s got time travel and romance. It doesn’t get much better!

4. Jane Eyre ~ I just love this story.

5. The Hunger Games trilogy ~ If you haven’t read them, just know that your life will be over until you finish all three. I think I read the whole series in just under a week.

6. Anything by Erma Bombeck ~ Man she makes me laugh.

7. Beauty by Robin McKinley ~ It’s a Beauty and the Beast story, but it’s beautifully written and a wonderful take on the story.

8. The Time Traveler’s Wife ~ This is another one that was made into a movie and while they did a respectable job, you REALLY need to read the book. Really.

9. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls ~ This one is a truly fascinating memoir.

10. Don’t stone me, but I actually quite enjoyed the Twilight Series. Now, I’m not a crazy-stand-in-line-at-midnight fan and haven’t even seen the most recent movie, but I love that the author is a mother who had a great story in her head, wrote it down and became successful. Oh, and I liked the story too. I like me some teenage angst every now and then!

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  1. What is it about Jane Eyre? I must have read that book a hundred times. Great picks, some new ones to look for.
    paul´s last blog post ..The Written Word

  2. I have always adored Erma Bombeck. I have every one of her books, yellowing and falling apart at the spines. And Jane Eyre… sigh.
    Cookie’s Mom´s last blog post ..Ten Books You Should Read

  3. The Glass Castle was amazing, and Erma rocks! Twilight is a secret guilty pleasure, too…
    Jennifer Worrell´s last blog post ..Goldilocks Adds Three Cents to 50 Shades of Gray Commentary

  4. loved The Help and Time Traveler’s Wife. Will never be able to bring myself to read Hunger Games.
    Robbie´s last blog post ..Changes

  5. See…this confirms my fear of The Hunger Games. I’m afraid if I start reading it I won’t put it down for a whole week and nobody will eat or get driven anywhere! (-:
    Ado´s last blog post ..15 Books

  6. I read #8 when my husband was away and then send it to him in Iraq. It holds a very special place in my heart. Never saw the movie though…
    Erma is awesome, I quote her all the time. I want to be her kind of funny one day. Love the linky you will be hosting, count me in!!!!
    Stasha´s last blog post ..Monday Listicles

  7. I have to read The Help, I had forgotten about that book and actually avoided it because I know it will make me cry but I keep hearing about how good it is. Maybe if I make it that far, I can rent the movie 🙂 Great list!
    Anna´s last blog post ..Monday Listicles – The Books Edition!

  8. I love the Stephenie Meyers success story. May a dream like that happen to us both!
    And thank you for including Erma Bombeck. I grew up reading her, but haven’t in awhile. I’m glad you reminded me how much I enjoy her. Ellen
    Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms´s last blog post ..10 Children’s Books We Wanna Throat Punch

  9. I’m excited for your new link up!!! Can’t wait to do it tomorrow!
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  10. I’ve never read the Help, but I do believe I should. The Hunger Games were a fun read, right? I will admit to being a Twilight snob. I can’t do it.
    Jackie´s last blog post ..Hanging in the Kiddie Section

  11. I love Switchback and I only know about it because of you. That’s one I wouldn’t mind reading again. Time travel stories always get me, thus why I also like the time traveler’s wife.

  12. As you have seen already I am a huge twilight fan. I’m not stand in line at midnight crazy but close enough!!! 🙂 I’m working my way through The Hunger Games. I liked the movie quite a bit. I was just doing some reading up on Erma Bombeck over the weekend and my curiosity has been whetted. I’m adding her to my ever growing e-mail list.
    Susi´s last blog post ..My 10 Most Remembered Books

  13. Just arrived home from the Erma Bombeck Writers conf – sooo many shades of awesome!
    By Word of Mouth Musings´s last blog post ..Erma Bombeck, I am a writer.

    • And I am now sooo many shades of jealous! What fun! One of these days I will quit having babies and get to go to some conferences!

  14. I’ve been meaning to read The Help for a long time – I just need to do it. And don’t worry – I loved Twilight, too. I was a little obsessed at the time, but I’ve mostly gotten over it now.
    Katie E´s last blog post ..Monday Listicles: 10 Authors Whose Work I Will (Almost) Always Read

  15. I think I started the Glass Castle but never finished it. And I am probably one of the very few who have never picked up a Twilight book…nor have I read any Harry Potter.

    SO MANY books…so little time!
    Ducky´s last blog post ..Top 10 Reads – by Lil Duck

  16. I haven’t read it yet, but I think Time Traveler’s Wife is probably a much better book. And, now I’m adding yet another one to my list of must-reads. 🙂

  17. I LOVE YOUR LIST!!! I’m really curious about Mrs. Mike…

    Stopping by from Monday Listicles (Great Books/Guilty Pleasures)

  18. I love the Twilight series and I need to read the other 2 hunger games series. and I am a stand in line at midnight crazy lol I have been at the midnight premier for all but the first Twilight movie, I plan on being there for the last one as well.

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