Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is ‘ Longest Books You’ve Read’

So…

1. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo ~ 1400 pages

2.War and Peace by Lev Tolstoy ~1220 pages

3. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell ~ 1020 pages

4. Anna Karenina by Lev Tolstoy ~ 860 pages

5. Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb ~ 742 pages

6. Ulysses by James Joyce ~ 730 pages

7. A Dance with Dragons by George R R Martin ~ 1040 pages

8. The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon ~ 992 pages

9. The Stand by Stephen King ~ 823 pages

10. The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss ~994 pages

What bricks have you managed? Happy TTT!

Books I’d Mash Together

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is ‘ Books You’d Mash Together (pick two books you think would make an epic story if combined) (Submitted by Rissi @ Finding Wonderland)’

1. Watership Down + The Song of Ice and Fire
Because why not? Hazel, Fiver, BigWig could be Stark family… And both are quite bloody. Umm did I ruin someone’s childhood now?
2. I, Robot + Harry Potter
Basically like Harry Potter. Except that they are all robots. Because god I love steampunk. And spells will be replaced by electricity.
3. The Martian + Robinson Crusoe + I Am Legend
Basically what I want is more Mark Watney. So this should be easy. Except it’s not. Because he’s not alone on that island?? Please send help.
4. Peter Pan + Invisible Man
Peter Pan is not quite visible. Har har harr. Oh poor Wendy and the children. This might pass for a horror story.
5. The Song of Ice and Fire + The Inheritance Cycle + Temeraire + The Hobbit & How To Train Your Dragon
Okay. Abort? Abort the mission? I’ve got no clue what I’m doing here but guys imagine all those pretty dragons together.
6. Mortal Engines Quartet + The Lunar Chronicles
The Lunar Chronicles, except that Luna and Earth are very very hungry umm planets + we could have other planets.
7. Hunger Games + Les Miserables So Les Mis cast in Hunger Games? From what district would Jean Valjean be?

8. Throne of Glass + A Court of Thorns and Roses

9. Septimus Heap + Tiffany Aching books

10.Shannara + His Dark Materials

Rissi…what have you done. What have you unleashed :o
What books are you cooking? Happy TTT!

Not Frequently Used Words In Fantasy Titles

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and found a new home with That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic was ‘Frequently Used Words In [Insert Genre/Age Group] Titles’ and I thought I’d twist the topic a bit and go with Not Frequently Used Words In Fantasy Titles.

1.Light:
It’s all very dark and shadowy…What about Queen of Light, His Light Materials? Sun and Day are not too popular in titles either.
2. Water:
And earth. Fire and air seem much more popular. Don’t even get me started about fire. Now what’s wrong with some water?
3. Princess:
The Little Prince, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Clockwork Prince, Prince Caspian, Prince of Thorns, Nine Princes in Amber, The Vampire Prince, The Cruel Prince.. Seriously. Where are all the princesses?? We do have a ton of queens for some reason. And Daughters. Do they just evolve from daughters to queens?
4. Title with a mythic creature that is not a dragon.
It can’t be that hard.
5. First
Since it’s always Last of something, why not first unicorn. Or first dragon. Or first vampire?
6. Peace.
So I did a Goodreads search. There are about 30 000 hits for peace and 170 000 hits for war. Just saying. You could combine with something dramatic like ‘Broken Peace’ or ‘Shadow of a Peace (I ruined the idea didn’t I…)
7. Gun… or maybe a bomb?
It’s always a sword, knife or a blade. A storm of guns? A storm of bombs? The Assassin’s Firearm?
8. Office. Or maybe a park.
Office in the Air? The Dark Office. Park of Glass?
9. Lullaby.
Well since it’s quite often a song, how about a lullaby. Lullaby of Darkness. Lullaby of (Ice and) Fire…I mean Lullaby of Water.
10. Fact.
Knife of Facts? Facts of Gods and Monsters?

While doing some backup work for this post, I stumbled upon two great articles: https://www.tor.com/2011/03/11/best-of-the-decade-data-common-words-in-titles/ &
https://thoughtsonfantasy.com/2014/06/30/judging-a-book-by-its-name-10-common-trends-in-fantasy-titles/

Check them out! Happy TTT!

Books That Take Place In India

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is ‘Books That Take Place in Another Country’…I decided to go with India.

1.Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
2. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
3.Life of Pi by Yann Martel
4. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
5. Mahabharata
6.Everybody Loves a Good Drought  by P.Sainath (nonfiction)
7. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (memoir)
8. Dongri To Dubai : Six Decades of The Mumbai Mafia by S. Hussain Zaidi (nonfiction)
9. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
10. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Where are you traveling this week? Happy TTT!

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Books On My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

All of my picks are pretty much new releases or upcoming releases (before June)… Except A Wrinkle in Time. That one I want to read because of the upcoming movie.

Books I want to read this spring:
1. Restore Me
2. Saga vol 8
3. Court of Frost and Starlight


4. The Cruel Prince
5. War Storm
6. Iron Gold7. How to Stop Time
8. Puddin’
9. Still Me
10. A Wrinke in Time

 

 

What about you? What books are you looking forward reading to this spring?