Top Ten Tuesday – Freebie!

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday again!  Hosted by the broke and the bookish, Top Ten Tuesday is a list of your top ten things on a bookish theme.  This week was a freebie, so I went back to the early archives of Top Ten Tuesday and chose ten topics.  I couldn’t pick just one, and then I found that I couldn’t come up with ten things for all of them… ^^;;

So, my freebie(s) for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday:

Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Never Read:

  1. Emma by Jane Austen
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  3. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  4. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  5. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  6. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  9. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  10. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes (Malazan Redux, all books by Steven Erikson):

  1. “Seeking is not the same as finding, and finding is not the same as succeeding.” (Gardens of the Moon)
  2. “But for every answer you find, a thousand new questions arise.” (Deadhouse Gates)
  3. “You can’t free a people from themselves!” (Memories of Ice)
  4. “Secrets have power so long as they remain secret.” (House of Chains)
  5. “We are not born innocent, simply unmeasured.” (Midnight Tides)
  6. “What I was is not what I am.” (The Bonehunters)
  7. “Compromise is the negotiation of expectation.” (Reaper’s Gale)
  8. “We assume the burden as we must.  We win through.  And life goes on.” (Toll the Hounds)
  9. “Who can explain love anyway?” (Dust of Dreams)
  10. “It is not enough to wish for a better world for the children.  It is not enough to shield them with ease and comfort.  Lostara Yil, if we do not sacrifice our own ease, our own comfort, to make the future’s world a better one, then we curse our own children.  We leave them a misery they do not deserve; we leave them a host of lessons unlearned.” (The Crippled God)

Top Ten Most Vivid Book Settings/Worlds:

  1. Malazan World/Unnamed World of the Malazan Book of the Fallen (Steven Erikson and Ian C. Esslemont)
  2. Circle Universe/Emelan Universe (Tamora Pierce)
  3. Tortallan Universe (Tamora Pierce)
  4. The Riddle of the Wren-verse (Charles de Lint)
  5. The 500 Kingdoms (Mercedes Lackey)
  6. Velgarth/Valdemar (Mercedes Lackey)
  7. New Crobuzon (China Mieville)
  8. Discworld (Terry Pratchett)
  9. Darkover (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
  10. Therin Throne Empire (Scott Lynch)

Top Ten Favorite (Canonical) Fictional Couples Romantic Arrangements:

  1. Korlat and Whiskeyjack (Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson)
  2. Alanna of Trebond and George Cooper (Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce)
  3. R’shiel and Brakandaron (The Hythrun Chronicles by Jennifer Fallon)
  4. Mercedes Thompson and Adam Hauptman (Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs)
  5. Honor Harrington, Hamish Alexander, and Emily Alexander (Honorverse by David Weber)
  6. Anna and Charles Cornick (Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs)
  7. Elizabeth Tudor and Denoriel Silverhair (Doubled Edge Series by Mercedes Lackey and Roberta Gellis)
  8. Tarrant Hawkins and Alexia of Okrannel (DragonCrown Cycle by Michael A. Stackpole)

Top Ten Favorite Childhood Books:

  1. The Dark is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper
  2. Half Magic by Edward Eager
  3. The Redwall series by Brian Jacques
  4. Shiva’s Fire by Suzanne Fisher Staples
  5. Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson
  6. Doomed Queen Anne by Carolyn Meyer
  7. The Witch Trade by Michael Molloy
  8. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede
  9. The Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne
  10. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Top Ten Favorite Antagonists:

  1. The Crippled God (Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson)
  2. Empress Berenice of Namorn (The Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce)
  3. Red Riding Hood (Red Hood’s Revenge by Jim C. Hines)
  4. Chlorr of the Mask (Lirarel/Abhorsen by Garth Nix)
  5. Patience (The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch)

Top Ten Books I’m So Happy Were Recommended To Me:

  1. Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  2. The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
  3. On Writing by Steven King
  4. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
  5. Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle
  6. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
  7. Dark Glory War by Michael A. Stackpole
  8. Magic’s Pawn by Mercedes Lackey
  9. Sandry’s Book by Tamora Pierce
  10. Ulysses by James Joyce

Top Ten Books I Had VERY Strong Emotions About:

  1. Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson
  2. Echoes of Honor by David Weber
  3. Wolfblade by Jennifer Fallon
  4. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquival
  5. Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
  6. Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle
  7. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  8. Ulysses by James Joyce
  9. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
  10. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Top Ten Heroes:

  1. Fiddler (Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson)
  2. Herald Alberich (Exile duology by Mercedes Lackey)
  3. Briar Moss (Circle of Four, Circle Opens, Will of the Empress, and Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce)
  4. Tarrant Hawkins (Dark Glory War and the DragonCrown Cycle by Michael A. Stackpole)
  5. Locke Lamora (The Gentleman Bastard Sequence by Scott Lynch)
  6. Althalus (The Redemption of Althalus by David and Leigh Eddings)
  7. Bean (Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card)
  8. George Cooper (Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce)

Top Ten Heroines:

  1. Trisana Chandler (Circle of Four, Circle Opens, and Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce)
  2. Lady Knight Keladry of Mindelan (Protector of the Small Quartet by Tamora Pierce)
  3. Adjunct Tavore Paran (Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson)
  4. Diana Tregarde (Diana Tregarde series by Mercedes Lackey)
  5. Honor Harrington (Honorverse by David Weber)
  6. Minda Sealy (The Riddle of the Wren by Charles de Lint)
  7. Gloriana Belladonna (Ephemera series by Anne Bishop)
  8. Anna Latham (Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs)
  9. Trisscar (Triss by Brian Jacques)
  10. Talia (The Stepsister Scheme (and sequels) by Jim C. Hines)

Whew.  Those are my lists for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday.  What topic did you pick?  Or, have some questions (or civil thoughts) about my picks?  Let me know!

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One thought on “Top Ten Tuesday – Freebie!

  1. Carrie says:

    oh I so loved Hotel at the Corner!! Such a beautifully fantastic book! My TTT

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