Monday, March 26, 2012

Top Ten Books I'd Play Hooky With (Top Ten Tuesday #1)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Honestly, I skip my classes all the time to read a book that I just can't put down (really, why should I take health again in college when I distinctly remember taking it in high-school?). So, I'm going to do this as top ten books with yummy guys I would play hooky for (because, let's face it, fictional boys are so worth skipping class for):

1. Chris from Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews. Okay, before you get completely grossed out, hear me out: Tall, blonde, broody, intelligent guy with a dark secret past? Um... yes, please! So it was written in 1979, and yeah there's some major ick factors going on, but truly this book is amazing. This Gothic tale had me up until the wee hours of the morning in junior high trying to find out what was going to happen to the Dollanger siblings. Needless to say, I ended up missing homeroom that day. I've read this book at least once every year since then and it still remains one of my favorites.
2. Adam from If I Stay by Gale Forman. With her life hanging on the line, the only thing Mia can do is watch as everyone she knows and loves begs her to stay in the world and live... even though she may not have much to live for anymore. This is one of those novels that will have you an emotional mess by the end of it and so distraught you don't know what to do. I just skipped school because I was too depressed to do anything else but finish it. It is a simply amazing story of life and what we ask others for. Another one day read that I cried for weeks over. 

 3. Daemon from Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. There's just something about an arrogantly hot alien that makes you beg to stay home from school/ work. Jennifer L. Armentrout is a freaking genius when it comes to writing, and you will not be disappointed when you met her main character Daemon in Obsidian. Yu-mmm-yyyy.

 4. Travis from Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. I was never one for contemporary romance, that is, until I met Travis and my whole world turned upside down. This was another one of those books that I stayed in bed with Travis reading all day long with. The college atmosphere was perfect in the book, I actually felt like I was there! (Which, I wasn't but probably should have been at my college).

  5.Really, any one of the male characters from Vampire Academy would have me skipping class in a heart beat: Christian, ADRIAN, Dimitri... you get my point. Not to mention Rose Hathaways bad-ass skills may come in handy if you should run across a strigoi- much more important to learn than algebra.

 6. Seth from Wicked Lovely. Piercings AND he lives in a train cart? Definitely the kind of guy I would be caught skipping class with. And hey, if we get in trouble he was just protecting me from the crazy fairies that have swamped the streets!

 7. Aiden from Pure. What can I say? Jennifer L. Armentrout knows how to create my perfect fictional boyfriend. I'm sure he could teach me Greek instead of me drooling in my French class all afternoon. This second book in the Covenant Series was so WONDERFUL. I read it in 5 hours straight. I didn't bother with silly things like food, or water. Who would when Aiden is around?

 8. Will from The Ghost and the Goth. I could totally skip science to help Will get rid of Alona! So, I have a thing for guys with piercings... I can't help myself. This was a light romantic comedy that I found helped when I needed some "aww moments" and giggles. Plus, the plot was good and had me guessing up until the very end!

 9. Jace from City of Bones. This shadowhunter can come kidnap me anytime and I promise I won't cry about missing class! This book was so intriguing when I first read- the world building was just incredible. Cassandra Clare has an imagination that you can dive into and not come up for air for hours.

 10. Finally, and certainly not least, ERIC NORTHMAN from True Blood (Sookie Stackhouse #4). Really, is there anything left to say? Viking god ERIC NORTHMAN should be enough. Forget skipping school, no one would ever hear from again! And in book 4 he certainly makes things interesting! Definitely worth skipping work to read this one.

So that's all for now guys! Leave me a comment with your links so I can check out your top ten picks!

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  1. Eric Northman!!!
    Dead to the World is my favourite of the SVM series and I would DEFINITELY skip school, skip work.. I'm not sure there's anything I wouldn't skip for him :P

    I liked your list :)
    I've not read any Jennifer L. Armentrout but I'm starting to think I really need to. I keep seeing her books and people say such great things about them.

    - Kate.

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    1. Haha Oh yes! He is my #1! I love him. Bill is just stupid! lol.

      You should! Both series are wonderful! Her writing is fantastic!

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  2. I didn't miss work for If I Stay, but I did stay up till 2 AM sobbing in the bathroom to finish it.

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  3. City of Bones is definetly a book to play hooky for. I did when it first got published! I stayed home "sick" from school to read it.
    Now following your blog :) Here's my Top Ten Tuesday Post :)


    - Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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    1. I didn't get it until 2009 and I think by then the third one, City of Glass, had just come out. So I devoured them that week... I was absent a lot hahaha.

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  4. Beautiful Disaster sounds really intriguing, will have to check it out. I have The Ghost and the Goth on my TBR pile, and the more I hear about it, the more I want to get to it. Now!

    Great list :) Following back!

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    1. Beautiful Disaster is really good! I honestly had never read any Contemporary Romance before then, I was kind of judgmental about it which was silly of me. But when I finally read BD I turned over a new leaf haha. It was amazing! A def 5 star.

      Ghost and the Goth is such a fun read! I loved it!

      And thanks :]

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  5. Oooh a lot of these have reminded me of series I wanted to get to =) Interesting interpretation of the theme as well!

    New follower =)

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  6. Cool list! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  7. Hey, thanks for stopping by! I'm following back via GFC. I haven't gotten a chance to read PURE yet. It's on my TBR list, but I have such a huge list, it's taking awhile to get to, haha. I did love Half-Blood though. Great list!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

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    1. "Pure" is so wonderful! It's even better than Half-Blood. But I understand about the TBR pile! Somehow, mine keeps growing instead of getting smaller... no idea how that happens ;) lol.

      Thanks for following back!

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  8. Great list! All of them seem interesting. I already had Obsidian on my list! The covers are great too! I just joined re: GFC

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have no idea how you could limit a list to just 10 yummy guys to play hooky with! So many of these would be on my list and I'm going to have check out the Ghost and the Goth and If I Stay. I've always been curious about Flowers In The Attic, I may have to pick that one up as well!

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    1. Flowers in the Attic is THE BEST. It's in my top 3 favorite books ever lol. And If I Stay is a major tear jerker so I have tissues ready if you read it!

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  10. Great list Sonnie! I have some of those on my tbr. If it was an option I would gladly skip work for just about any book ;)

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    1. Thanks Jen! Haha I think I feel the same way, I know skip sleep for them on a regular basis!

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