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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (1) - 10 Books I LOVED but didn't review

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

1. Charlotte's Web by E.B White - I LOVED this book when I was growing up.  A great story about friendship.

2. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls - Another book that I LOVED growing up.  I remember my fourth grade teacher reading this one to us out loud.  Not a dry eye in the classroom.

3. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton - AWESOME SAUCE!  Very good but sad.

4. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom - There's a lesson to be learned from this one.

5. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara - I'm a big history buff and this book is AWESOME!  Plus, the movie Gettysburg is loosely based on this book.

6. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephan Crane - Another "history" book!

7. Dances With Wolves by Michael Blake - I saw the movie first and LOVED the movie, then I saw that a friend of mine had the book so I borrowed it and LOVED it almost as much as the movie.

8. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry - I finally read the book last year after watching the mini series a "million" times and loving every second of it.  The book is just as awesome as the mini series!  Don't let the fact that this is a western turn you off of this book.  I'm actually going to re-read it and review it shortly because I want to share it soooo much.  IT'S EPIC AWESOME SAUCE!

9.  The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond - I follow PW (that's what her "groupies" call her) blog religiously and this now book started as a way to fill a slight blogging funk that came along...Then it turned into a "we have to have more!" thing and now we have this book!  LOVED it!  The Black Heels to Tractor Wheels was thought up by a blog reader as part of a contest...Pretty cool. :)

I'm having trouble coming up with a number 10 at the moment.  I've been up all night (I work third shift) and my brain is sending me urgent sleep messages.  Thanks for stopping by!


Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I've always wanted to read Lonesome Dove. Guess I'd better get on it.

My Head is Full of Books

kayerj said...

I love all of these books . . . great list. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I love love love the Lonesome Dove Series! I have the Pioneer Woman, probably need to read that soon :)

Deirdra A. Eden said...

Great list!

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