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TOP TEN TUESDAY! All time favorite Writers! Neh neh neh neh!

It’s top ten Tuesday y’alls! And it’s a great one! I present The Broke and The Bookish!‘s Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Favorite of ALL-TIME Authors! I am so excited to share them with you! And I bet I am forgetting some……bleh!

  1. The wonderful and amazing Lisa See. Since the day when I stumbled onto “On Gold Mountain” at the local library, I’ve read everything she’s written. Most of the time I adore her stuff, and the rest of the time? I like it anyway~


  2. The awesomeness that is Isabel Allende. Goddess. Seriously. Even if I hated Zorro. Isabel_800px
  3. Marian Keyes who is not chick lit! Her stories deal with actual issues facing actual women!Screen-shot-2013-01-02-at-5.47.05-PM
  4. Jim Butcher Photo and Book 06012014 I love you Jim Butcher! Harry Dresden is it!
  5. quote-life-is-a-dream-for-the-wise-a-game-for-the-fool-a-comedy-for-the-rich-a-tragedy-for-the-poor-sholem-aleichem-2696The one, the only Sholem Aleichem without whom there would be no Fiddler
  6. weiner  I’ve loved her forever, Good in Bed indeed. Can’t say how many times I’ve read it in bed!
  7. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he who gave birth to the entire freaking genre! SHERLOCK!!!!!conan_doyle
  8. The eternal love of my childhood, Alexandra Brushtein 90796476_133809345407
  9. Yes, I am going there, George R R Martin! WINTER!!!!george-rr-martin
  10. And of course, Amy Tan Amy-Tan-amy-tan-383075_433_326

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Top Ten Tuesday everyone! Or you know, the one from last week!

This Tuesday’s topic coming as always courtesy of The Broke and the Bookish is: ten books that I’ve recently added to my -re-read list. Or lets be honest now: pile. This was the list from last week but I was out of town and never did manage to get around to finishing it.





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Top 10 favorite books from last five years

So this is the first time I am participating in a hosted meme. Top Ten Tuesday has been my favorite meme on every blog that hosts it so I am finally joining in as well. It’s hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Favorite Books from the last three (or in my case five years because I am far too picky!)”.

  1. The Great Mortality by John Kelly – This is the history of the Black Plague – for those that have slightly morbid interests and are interested in history of diseases. It’s amazingly well written book that I could not put down.)
  2. Book #1 – The entire A Song of Ice and Fire series. Sorry but it’s the truth. I am trying not to worry about the fact that #6 and #7 are not in sight yet
  3.  The Lost. A search for the six of six million by Daniel Mendelsohn “- one of the most heartbreaking Holocaust stories. Ever. And I mean ever. I wanted to cry for months.
  4. Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya von Bremzen – This is an exceptional and funny memoir of a well-known food writer chronicling her and her mother’s cooking experiment of various decades of Soviet rule juxtaposed against her own family’s stories.
  5. Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart– autobiography of an immigrant experience, from early years in Russia to growing up in United States. I greatly identified with this one.
  6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Yet another Holocaust entry on the list. I swear I read other Jewish books that are less depressing but this one was so superb I had to list it.
  7. Mariana by Sussana Kearsley – love, reincarnation, time travel and plot twists characterize my absolute favorite of Kearsley’s works.
  8. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks  – Backwards history of the Sarajevo Haggadah from Bosnian war in 1990s to 1480s Spain, gorgeously written and imagined.
  9. Three Minutes in Poland by Glenn Kurtz. – see my Review here.
  10. Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant– beautiful Renaissance story about an illicit affair, a convent and ultimate power of love

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