Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

This week's topic is 
Top Ten Backlist Books That You Shouldn't Forget to Read:

Living Dead Girl - Elizabeth Scott
Such a powerful novel. Seriously, check it out. It's a short novel, but every page manages to pack in so much emotion it will break your heart.

Madapple - Christina Meldrum (my review)
A very bizarre novel that will leave you thinking about it for a long time. Aslaug was one of the most fascinating characters I've read. She was so sheltered and so inclined to believe her mother's tales even when everyone around her thought she was crazy. It was just really interesting.

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
If you haven't read this one yet, put down whatever you are reading and read this one. I doubt you will read a better book in your life. This novel is narrated by death and takes place during WWII. The Book Thief is full of unforgettable characters. Liesel gives this great component to the story. Just read it!

Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
An interesting story about student-teacher relationships. This one had the horror and thrill of a forbidden relationship. R.A. Nelson is also just a fabulous writer. The story is beautifully told and sheds light on a taboo situation.

Write Naked - Peter Gould
Maybe it's just because I'm a New Englander who loves using a typewriter to tell stories, but I adored this novel. It was a fantastic idea and I loved Victor.

I really don't know how you haven't read this one yet if you follow my blog. I only talk about it and recommend it constantly.

Cut - Patricia McCormick
I'm quite certain my high school life would have been different had I not found this novel. Callie was troubled and as a lost teen I found her story compelling. This is a story to show teens they are not alone.

Godless - Pete Hautman
Love this story about a boy who is looking to find a religion that fits him and in doing so ends up creating his own. This was a fun but at times serious novel about finding yourself.

How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff
I simply loved this book. I had actually listened to it many times before actually reading a physical copy. It's just a fantastic story about love, loss and war.

With this being semi-recently turned into a movie, many have probably picked it up. If you haven't though, it's probably time you did. Craig was just a great character and his journey was unique and totally relate-able for older teens.

The Broke and the Bookish is a group of college aged and twenty somethings that have an unhealthy obsession with reading and would spend every last penny on books even if it meant skipping a few meals. We are the people who lurk in the library, buy handbags based on how many books can be stashed in them, and who refer to characters in books as if they are personal friends.
We sought after other bookish college students to share in our love for reading and were brought together by the College Students group on Goodreads that was created in September 2008. Our desire to share great books with each other in and our tendency to be opinionated and passionate about all things book related naturally led to the birth of The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.


  1. Now I have to read Write Naked. I love New England and typewriters (I'm a former NH resident and I visit every chance I get).

  2. Zusack, Rosoff, Hautman - all stellar writers. Great list, and thanks for sharing!

  3. I almost put The Book Thief on my list. I hope people also keep reading I am the Messenger. I loved Ed Kennedy and the Doorman! I still need to read It's Kind of a Funny Story. I would like to read it before I see the movie. Living Dead Girl may be the most disturbing thing I have ever read.

  4. Eeeeek! The Book Thief is on my list, too! I'm so happy you like it.

    My TTT: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2012/10/top-10-tuesday-top-ten-older-books-you.html


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