Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

This week's topic is:
Top Ten Five books I was forced to read
I couldn't really think of 10 that I was forced to read and actually read. I mean, we had a ton of required reading, but most of it I just didn't bother to actually read.

Graceling - Kristin Cashore (Forced to read by: Megan, a co-worker)
She is totally in love with this series (and huge books) and kept telling me I should read this. I finally relented (and picked it for our feminist book group) and was so confused on why I had waited so long to read this. 

The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon (Forced to read by: Jenna, my boss)
She walked into work and said "This is so good, Brittany read it so we can discuss it". It sounded pretty good so I put it next on my list. 

The End Games - T. Michael Martin (Forced to read by: Jenna, my boss)
This one I felt I really had no choice about. Jenna walked in frustrated and rant-y and passed me the book is was like "You need to read this and then we'll discuss because..." and then little anger squiggly marks rose above her head. 

The Hollow - Jessica Verday (Forced to read by: Julia, an old co-worker/Teen)
She really loved this book. And I promised her when she went away to college I would read it and we could discuss on her first break. I forgot about this and on her first day back she asked me about it and I promptly read it the next day. It was really good.

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Car (Forced to read by: Michael, my boyfriend)
To be honest, he's not very forceful. Mostly he just mentioned it a lot and said I should probably read it. So soon after he read it I devoured it. It's a fantastic book. 

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. Ooh nice! I think I might have tried reading Hollow, but may have DNF it. Can't remember now!

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  2. I have had Ender's Game also recommended to me by a Michael, I have been told I have to read it! So hopefully I get to it soon, it's currently sitting on my TBR pile. My TTT

  3. I'm so glad you loved Graceling and were forced to read it! It's definitely one of the best fantasies with a strong female heroine :D


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