Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Older Books That I Hope People Never Forget About

 
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With about a bagillion new books released each year, it's easy for great books to get forgotten about. Kind of like the toys in Toy Story. Anyway, following is my list of books that I hope are never forgotten. I hope they are opened and read with a new zeal for a very long time. I'm sure this list will continue to change. But for now, here it is. In no particular order.

  1. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. You have got to hope that a series that infectiously got millions of children to get excited about reading, is popular for a long, long time.
  2. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I love that Picoult's writing of controversial issues gets the reader to think for themselves.
  3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Ahhh, the power of books.
  4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. A debut novel that was foolishly rejected 60 times. With its unassuming cover art, this book holds a timeless story of hope laced with humor. Loved it.
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. You didn't think I wouldn't try and sneak this one in (again) did you? It's kind of like my personal Where's Waldo. Where can I sneak in my all-time favorite book?
  6. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Yeah. I see it too. The theme of race relations in my 4th, 5th, and now, 6th spots.
  7. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. I loved this beautifully written story of the bond that exists between humans and animals.
  8. And now finally (I only have time for 8 this week), Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich. In this incredible expose into trying to live on minimum wage in America, Ehrenreich shows that "unskilled" jobs require enormous amounts of skill - both mental and physical.
Do you have a favorite book that you hope stands the test of time? Do tell.

Thank you so much for coming by,
Angela






32 comments:

  1. Nickel and Dimed is definitely on the list of books I want to read - I need to find time for it!

    (Hope you love Daddy Long Legs, make sure and let me know what you think!)

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    1. Oh I did love Daddy Long Legs. Thank you so much for the recommendation. Nickel and Dimed is quite thought provoking.

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  2. I liked a lot of these, but especially To Kill a Mockingbird. I will protect and cherish that book forever.

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    1. I'm with you on that one. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my absolute favorite books.

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  3. I really need to read The Book Thief asap!

    My Top Ten

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    1. I hope you love it! Thanks so much for coming by.

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  4. I haven't read The Help, but I did watched the movie. And thought it was awesome. Such a great movie! Liked it a lot. ;)

    J'adore Happy Endings

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    1. I thought the film adaptation of the book was well done. Thank you a million for stopping by Nina :)

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  5. Harry Potter & The book thief, totally agree with you <3

    My TTT @thedailyprophecy

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    1. Thanks, Mel. Loved you TTT choices too.

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  6. Great list. I agree with you on the HP series and The Book Thief. I hope people are reading them for many years to come.

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by Melissa. Me too.

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  7. I just read the book thief a few weeks ago. It was a really well written book but horribly sad. Here's Ours

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    1. Oh I know. Right?! Big, ugly crying ensues. Thanks for stopping Becky.

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  8. I really need to read The Secret Life of Bees--I picked up a copy of the Mermaid Chair at a library sale and loved it (though judging by the Goodreads reviews I was one of the few who did), and everyone says the Secret Life of Bees is soooo much better.

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    1. Secret Life of Bees is a terrific read. The film adaptation was done quite well too.

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  9. Cool list! I read Nickel and Dimed in college... it was a goodie! I also love most of Picoult's books, esp My Sisters Keeper!
    Here's My TTT

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    1. Thanks Michelle. Both are very thought-provoking.

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  10. For some reason I didn't think to include HP on my list! I think it was because I was trying to think of books not as well-known. But I definitely think HP should have been on my list.

    Quinn from Quinn's Book Nook

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by Quinn.

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  11. My Sister's Keeper and Water for Elephants are two of my favorites. To Kill a Mockingbird is the only one on your list that I thought to include on mine.

    http://www.theselftaughtcook.blogspot.com/2012/10/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-older-books.html

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    1. Just got back from your neck of the blogosphere, and your recipe for smothered pork chops sounds delicious!

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  12. I've read (and loved) the first six, but seven and eight are new to me and have just been added to my must read list.

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    1. I hope you like them. Thanks for stopping by Barbara. It's always so terrific to see you :)

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  13. I liked " My Sister's Keeper" although I have not read the book only watched it. A good list to follow though, definitely will include in my reading list especially "The Help" many of my friends are suggesting also to read the book. Thanks for your suggested list!

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    1. You're quite welcome. I was quite disappointed with the film adaptation My Sister's Keeper. I think you'll like the book much more. By the way, I adore your illustrations. You are very talented.

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  14. Book Thief! Yes! My friend!

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

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. Love your Blogger Love post!

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  15. What a great list! I read most of the books on the list except The Secret Life of Bees and Nickel and Dimed. I must get to those soon- as I love the rest of the books on your list. ;)

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    1. Thanks a million. I think you'll like those too.

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  16. thanks for sharing.

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  17. I just stumbled upon your blog, searching for books similar to Gone Girl and I must say, your blog is a delight!
    New follower on board :)

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