Monday, June 27, 2011

Ten Good Things on a Monday: Favorite Books Edition

Ten Good Things on a Monday is hosted by my friend Nina @ Brush Up On Your Reading!

Lah says: I've yet to do a Book-themed Good things so I figured why not start today with my favorite books (so far!) Feel free to post some of your favorites in the comment section or link me to your good things!

1. The Giver by Lois Lowry: Deliciously dystopian, could've lasted 300 more pages and I wouldn't have noticed!

2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling: This is probably one of my favs in the series. It's like her writing and storytelling went from pretty good to phenomenoal overnight. The flashbacks were probably the most awesome elements and I would speed through the chapters until I got to another one!

3. A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines: One of the few I read in High School that has stuck with me throughout my life. It was the first time I had read a book that have multiple characters narrate.

4. The Running Man by Richard Bachman: OMG! I read this this year...another amazing dystopian novel that I think was made into a movie with Arnold Schwarzenagger but the book is completely different.

5. The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah: This is what young adults in Brooklyn were reading when I was a young adult. It was the only book in its genre that I will admit to reading.

6. The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket: I read all of these and remember this one being the funniest and most fast paced. I love the entire Series of Unfortunate events!
7. The Killing Game by Iris Johansen: I loved this book so much. Another example of the multiple character narration that I so love. I read it back in the late 90s when I was still in High School! Which says a lot because I was barely reading for pleasure back then!

8. Princess in Love by Meg Cabot: Okay yeah, I read this one this year and it's easily made its way into my favorites.

9. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin: I loved her take on the Afterlife and wish that she could make several other books revolving around other characters.

10. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish: Okay, I had to add in the childhood favorite! I had to have been 6 years old or younger when I read this and thought it was the funniest thing ever!! I might still get a few belly laughs if I flip through this one as an adult haha!


  1. Half-Blood Prince is a favourite Potter of mine too, along with Chamber of Secrets

  2. Agreed! Chamber of Secrets is definitely a fav or mine as well!!

  3. Ummm... so your list is simply amazing. It made me smile :)

  4. I love Amelia Bedelia. Sometimes I feel just like her! The rest of them are at least familiar to me. I can see why they are your favorites!

  5. Amelia Bedelia! Oh I loved her too! My brother and I would laugh over her antics, I swear we once tried to do what she did on the book and my Mom was so not impressed - since we can't really whip up a really awesome pie in return :D

    Thank you so much for sharing your Good Things, Lah! Have an awesome week!

    Brush Up On Your Reading

  6. I get emails from Iris Johansen's web page and one of her pieces of news was that The Killing Game movie just started production. So I thought, ooooh I should tell Lah! Then when I got her I was reminded of your list and also today I just saw that Jeff Bridges is making The Giver into a movie too! Apparently, he's been trying to get it made into a movie for quite a few years. Anyway, happy reading!!

  7. This post reminds me that I need to finish The Series of Unfortunate Events er, series. The last book I read was the Ersatz Elevator, the one you featured. I'm pretty sure this is a sign that I need to head over to the library soon!

    - Jackie

  8. Awesome list! I can't believe I missed it this week. :(


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