Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Top 10 Tuesday #1

This week's topic is "Books I Want to Re-read"

My Top 10:

1. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this book. I love fairy tales and this has got to be the best retelling of Cinderella I have ever read. And if there are any of you out there who haven't seen the movie yet, you NEED to read this first. It's so much better!!

2. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Just finished reading the Chamber of Secrets to my younger brother last week. Now he's reading The Prisoner of Azkaban on his own and I wish I had time to read it and all the later books now, too.

3. Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier
One of those few books that is actually as good as it's predecessor. I would say it's almost better than Wildwood Dancing(which is saying something) One of those books that is so drop-dead gorgeous you'll be smiling about it every time you think about it afterwards.

I don't read non-fiction much, but this one was amazing! One of those books that I think I can honestly say changed my life. Or at least, my mind. It's psychology (I know, right? Of all the things for me to read a non-fiction book on, I pick psychology!) and absolutely fascinating! And the really cool thing about it is that it's applicable to real life! So yeah, definitely gotta get a copy of that one.

5. The Treekeepers by Susan Britton
I read this book a long, long time ago. I remember really liking it at the time, so I want to read it again and see if I still think the same.

6. The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes
When I was little, I was majorly obsessed with witches. Just the ones in fairy tales and stuff. I checked out like every good book I could find at the library with stories about them and their potions and stuff. Which inspired me to make "potions" with my best friend in my backyard out of mud and seeds and stuff. We actually poured a few--okay, maybe more like 10--into some mason jars of my mom's or grandma's. I actually ran across some of them a while ago. All dried up and sealed/rusted shut. Anyway.... the point is - this book is about witches. Which is(haha) one of the reasons I loved it so much.

7. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Harriet was totally my hero for a while. I carried around a bag with the book, my notebook, pencils, a mirror, etc. and spied on my neighbors and siblings and everyone(shh!! don't tell!). She was right up there with Nancy Drew in my opinion. Best. Ever.

8. Meg's Mysterious Island by Elizabeth Ladd
So adorable! The year I read it, I told my mom that I wanted to dress up as her(in dungarees and an orange jacket with my black cat) for Halloween. And then didn't because I came to the realization that no one would know who I was.

9. The Sue Barton series by Helen Dore Boylston
Sue made me question my desire to be a writer a little bit. I thought she was so cool, and these books made being a nurse sound awesome - however, I grew out of that and went back to the author goal. :)

10. The Betsy~Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace
So sweet and beautiful! For a while I was reading them with my sister(because she hadn't read them yet!), but we only got about halfway through them and the last books are my favorite!


  1. I can't believe I forgot about Harriet the Spy! I must reread that book :)

  2. LOVE #1. Love. Love. Love!

    But I'm ashamed to say I haven't read much else that's on your list. *hangs head in shame*

    But now I've got some good recommendations, so thanks!