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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday #10

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!

This week's Top Ten List is:
Top Ten Books Written In The Past 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading In 30 Years

I don't know about you but this question is hard for me to just give a top ten list because there are so many books I hope people are reading 30 years down the road so I'm going to pick some of my favourites just because I loved them so much.
The List (In no particular order)

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)
(The whole series)
I love this series and I really hope that people are still reading it 30 years from now because of how cozy they are.

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)
(The whole series)
This series is awesome. I love it and I fully intend on keeping my copies as long as I can. Who knows, maybe I'll still be re-reading them in 30 years.

Virgin River (Virgin River, #1)
(The whole series)
I love this series, I really, really do. Robyn Carr in my opinion writes the best contemporary romances with just enough heat to make me love them. Everytime I read one of her books I feel like I'm coming home to old friends and family.

The Terror
960 pages.
The longest book I've read to date. This book was absolutely PHENOMENAL! I loved the historical fiction part of the novel and the fact that there was a monster killing people just made it even more fantastic to me. (I'm kind of a dark person believe it or not). I really hope people are re-reading this one.

Disturbing, yet beautifully written. That's how I would best describe this book. Though the topic is taboo I think it should go down in the history books as one that stays popular.

Part of the Pride: My Life Among the Big Cats of Africa
This was a great read and one that well and truly inspired me. I hope more people read it now and in the future.

Still Missing
A great debut novel by a fellow Canadian. The story is hard to read for some but well worth it.

I Dare to Say: African Women Share Their Stories of Hope and Survival
One that illustrates how fortunate those of us who live in the "West" are. This book broke my heart and inspired me.

The Men Who Killed Me: Rwandan Survivors of Sexual Violence
This book ripped me apart, and the pain the women and the one man who chose to recount his experience during the 1994 genocide of Rwanda was sharp and deep. I'm not afraid to say that I bawled my eyes out for these people...I hope people still read this book 30 years from now. The atrocities of the past musn't ever be forgotten lest they're likely to occur again.

Island Of Wings
This was an amazing work of historical fiction because it is also based on fact. This is probably one of my favourite books ever in the genre.

What are YOUR Top Ten books published in the last 10 years that YOU want people to still be reading in 30 years?


  1. I haven't actually read ANY of your books (shameful, huh?) but your descriptions of several of them have me intrigued!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

  2. The only one of those I have read is Forbidden and OMG that book is beautiful. I bawled my eyes out. As disturbing as it was I was so into it and my heart ached the whole time.

  3. Great list! I haven't read any of the books on your list but I've been meaning to check out more books by Dan Simmons.

    Here's my TTT for this week:

  4. I haven't read any of these, but I'm planning on reading Forbidden.

  5. There are a couple of books on your list that are new to me that I will HAVE to read-starting with The Men Who Killed Me. Great list! Thanks for stopping by BookAddictReviews, too!

  6. Awesome list! I've been planning on reading the first 2 you mentioned, and quite a few others look good too, so I bookmarked this post :-)

  7. Every time I think I've read a lot of books, I get one of these lists where I haven't read one book on them. Thanks for the awesome recommendations, and for stopping by!

  8. Thank you for this post. I will keep an eye out for some of the books you mentioned.

    I read one by Dan Simmons which was also very long, but I was really impressed by the depth of his story and characters(not the one on your list, but will definitely add this title for future).

    Thank you for the recommendations!


  9. I keep seeing Forbidden and although it's been on my TBR forever, I still haven't gotten to it! You have lots of books I've not read that I will have to check out!

    Check out my Top Ten!

  10. I really need to read the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I have heard nothing but great things about it but I just have not gotten a chance to start it yet!

  11. That's an intense list! I need to check some of these out.

  12. I want to read The No.1 Ladies' detective agency, but I always put it off. Everybody is telling me that it's so good, so now I can't wait :)

  13. Forbidden is a great choice! It was one of my "I wish I had room for this" choices..LOL!

    I have Still Missing on my shelf tbr..I want to get around to it so badly.

    Thanks for stopping by LIO!

  14. Cool blog! Thanks for following.

  15. I want to read Black Dagger Brotherhood and the Virgin River series! I've got to find some time to squeeze them in because I've heard amazing things.

  16. YAY Black Dagger Brotherhood!!!

  17. I have to confess that I haven't read a single one of these. I have heard wonderful things about J.R. Ward's books, but haven't try any yet. Thank you for the list of suggestions, I'll be sure to add them to my TBR list ;)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  18. I just got done reading the latest Black Dagger Brotherhood book, I love that whole series too!

  19. Great list. You've got some powerful reads listed. I totally love the #1 Lady Detective Agency...they are like a warm cup of tea.

  20. Great picks! i haven't read most of these so I'm excited to look them up!

  21. Hmm... Haven't read any of those books but I'd really like to read Forbidden. Great list! :D

    Thanks for stopping by my Top 10! :D

  22. Love The #1 Ladies Detective Agency and the Virgin River series' books! Excellent choices :)

  23. I haven't read a lot of these. You've given me a lot to think about!

  24. I think your list is fascinating because I haven't read any of the books on the list. I have added some to my list after reading what you had to say! Thanks!


  25. I keep seeing Still Missing at Chapters in the sales section.. keep meaning to pick it up. It does sound disturbing but intriguing....

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Michele | TTT

  26. I've got Forbidden on my TBR list, and I really want to check out the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, too. Thanks for stopping by and following! Following you back via GFC.

  27. "Forbidden" is the only one in the list which I read, but will sure read the others !!

  28. I haven't read any of the books on your list, but I'll be adding some of them to my TBR pile.

  29. Forbidden is such a great choice! I don't know why I didn't add it to mine!

  30. Such great books on your list! I had such a great time reading Forbidden with the Forbidden Book Club. I love the BDB & Virgin River books. :)

    Joy @ Book Lagniappe - TTT

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