10 x 10 Reading Things

Steph’s 10 times 10 Bookish Things

This is going to be quite the set of lists. Feel free to back out now. All of these are in no particular order.

Ten Favorite Authors
Jacqueline Carey
Tamora Pierce
John Scalzi
Anne Bishop
Roald Dahl
Mercedes Lackey
Richelle Mead
Scott Westerfeld
Marissa Meyer
J.D. Robb

Ten Favorite Books (all time)
Kushiel’s Dart – Jacqueline Carey
The Princess Bride – William Goldman
The Last Unicorn – Peter S Beagle
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
The Crystal Singer – Anne McCaffrey
Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore – Robin Sloan
The Last Dragonlord – Joanne Bertin
The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster
The Story of Ferdinand – Munro Leaf
Divergent – Veronica Roth

Ten Best Books read in 2015
The Last Unicorn – Peter S Beagle
Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore – Robin Sloan
World War Z – Max Brooks
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy – Douglas Adams
Floor 21 – Jason Luthor
Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
Etiquette & Espionage – Gail Carriger
Romeo & Juliet – William Shakespeare
Valley of Silence – Nora Roberts
Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson

Ten Favorite Book Quotes
“I pledge allegiance to the frog of the United States of America and to the wee public for witches hands one Asian, under God, in the vestibule with little tea and just rice for all.”
― Bette Bao Lord, In The Year Of The Boar And Jackie Robinson

“Heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. A quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever; a happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.”
― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

“You could shove it up your ass and pretend you’re a corn dog.”
― Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

“Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.”
― William Goldman, The Princess Bride

“All knowledge is worth having.”
― Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart

“Most people can motivate themselves to do things simply by knowing that those things need to be done. But not me. For me, motivation is this horrible, scary game where I try to make myself do something while I actively avoid doing it. If I win, I have to do something I don’t want to do. And if I lose, I’m one step closer to ruining my entire life. And I never know whether I’m going to win or lose until the last second.”
― Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

“Walking the stacks in a library, dragging your fingers across the spines — it’s hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits.”
― Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

“The Answer to the Great Question… Of Life, the Universe and Everything… Is… Forty-two,’ said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between.”
― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

“Lies are neither bad nor good. Like a fire they can either keep you warm or burn you to death, depending on how they’re used.”
― Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Ten favorite book Covers
Across the Universe - Beth Revis Matched -- Allie Condie The Phantom Tollbooth -- Norton Juster
Fire -- Kristin Cashore Ready Player One - Ernest ClineFabulous Nobodies -- Lee Tulloch
The Selection - Kiera Cass Book cover of The One by Kiera Cass
The Night Circus -- Erin Morgenstern



















Ten Books recently added to your TBR
City of Stairs – Robert Jackson Bennett
City of Blades – Robert Jackson Bennett
You’re Never Weird on the Internet – Felicia Day
Nightwise – R.S. Belcher
American Craftsmen – Tom Doyle
The Dragons of Heaven – Alyc Helms
The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant – Drew Hayes
HOW I SOLD 80,000 BOOKS – Alinka Ruthkowska
Assholes: A theory – Aaron James
Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior – Leonard Mlodinow

Ten Books from the Paranormal Genre
Succubus Blues – Richelle Mead
Darkfever – Karen Marie Moning
Daughter of Smoke & Bone – Laini Taylor
Marked – P.C. Cast
Guilty Pleasures – Laurell K. Hamilton
Bloodlines – Richelle Mead
Wicked Lovely – Melissa Marr
Dracula – Bram Stoker
Touch the Dark – Karen Chance
Warm Bodies – Isaac Marion

Ten Book Worlds you’d want to live in
Harry Potter
Star Trek Universe
Middle Earth
Universe of Ricochet
Terre d’Ange

Ten Characters you love (and the books they are from)
Phedre no Delauney – Kushiel’s Dart
Alanna of Trebond – Song of The Lioness Series
Sydney Sage – Bloodlines Series
Linden Rathan – The Last Dragonlord
Ajax Penumbra – Mr. Pemumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore
Schmendrick The Magician – The Last Unicorn
Killashandra Ree – The Crystal Singer
Acheron – Dark Hunter Series
Rosie – Water For Elephants
Ravirn – WebMage
Westley –The Princess Bride

Ten Books on your TBR list you are likely to read soon
The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant – Drew Hayes
HOW I SOLD 80,000 BOOKS – Alinka Ruthkowska
Assholes: A theory – Aaron James
City of Stairs – Robert Jackson Bennett
The Bone Doll’s Twin – Lynn Flewelling
The Slave – Kate Aaron
#AmWriting: Social Media Marketing for Writers & Authors – David Lynch
Only Ever Yours – Louise O’Neill
You’re Never Weird on the Internet – Felicia Day
The Left-Hand Way – Tom Doyle

5 thoughts on “10 x 10 Reading Things

  1. This is quite the list. I bet you had fun putting this list together. I would be lost as to what books to put where. I enjoyed reading and even got a few books I would like to try out. Peanutsmommy7 @swap-bot October blop hop

  2. This would be wicked to do! I might have to steal this idea for a future blog post, if that’s okay – I read prolifically so, much as I’m sure it was for you, it’d be hard to pick just ten things for each! Great to see some of my favourite books and worlds and characters on your list, too (love the Kushiel’s Dart books!). Thanks for sharing =) – Ang (angel1985 on SwapBot for the October Blog Hop)

  3. I enjoyed exploring this list, and have made some notes for my own reading. I absolutely agree with your choice for world you would like to live in. My friends and I just threw a very detailed Harry Potter themed party, and it was enchanting to say the least.

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