Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Top Ten Tuesday: Guest Post (well, sort of...)

There is so much I could say about books that I reckon I could do a couple of months' worth of weekly top tens on reading matter alone! To ring the changes, I figured I'd ask The Boy to share his current top ten books. He *loves* reading. We often enjoy the same books! I've read about half of his list and enjoyed them, so maybe I'll give the others a try....

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[An aside. How cool is this Spell with Flickr tool?! Thanks Ali for the link!]

The Boy wishes it to be known that these are not in order of preference; like me, he would struggle to place one book ahead of another when they are all so good!
  1. Flyte by Angie Sage (Septimus Heap series)
  2. Time Riders by Alex Scarrow
  3. How to Twist a Dragon's Tale by Cressida Cowell (Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III series)
  4. Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider series)
  5. Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl series)
  6. Johnny and the Dead by Terry Pratchett (Johnny Maxwell series)
  7. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
  8. The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events series)
  9. The Snottle by Michael Lawrence (Jiggy McCue series)
  10. The Ghostmaster by EL Young (S.T.O.R.M. series)
Why yes, he does like books that are part of series. So do I :-) It's always such a pleasure to discover a new author and set of characters and know that there are several other books out there that I'll also love!

PS I'm maybe prouder of some of these choices than others. I'm really NOT tempted by Jiggy McCue. But I promise that he picked LOTR without any prompting, bribery or threats - he really does love that trilogy and has read it twice already! That's my boy......


furrypig said...

Ooh not familiar with most of those books but I am a huge Alex Ryder fan and didn't realise there was a new book!

scrappyjacky said...

Yes...but what a great title The Snottle is!!
Also like series myself....only problem is...some authors just haven't learned to write quickly enough...and then I'm left waiting for the next one. Must learn to only read series that are already complete.
DD read all 4 Twilight books in one week....even for her that's some going.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I wish my children were readers! DS is a fine (but somewhat slow) reader, but he doesn't like it. Only does the bare minimum. His favorite books for a while were sports fiction, but now he's more into adolescent angst growing up books (as long as they're 150 pages or less). DD struggles with reading, but does enjoy stories. So I hope as her reading skills get stronger, she will read more.

Ruth said...

That's quite a list! And am very impressed that LOTR is there.

debs14 said...

My son was an avid reader when he was that age too and he loved it when there were more books in a series. I think that when he was engrossed in a story he never wanted it to end. Have you read the Malory Blackman series that starts 'Noughts and Crosses'? Such a clever series of books for 'young adults'

The Scrappy Tree said...

I like quite a few of this list too! Thanks for visiting btw :) have we inspired you to think about making a valentine's gift for the boy as well as the doctor this year? :) enjoy the peppermint cremes!

Clair said...

Wow! I've never managed LOTR - it always seemed so terribly slow to me, despite obviously being a definitive work of fiction that spawned the books I probably love the most in all the world. I'm a terrible person :)

Amy said...

We are a bit young here to be into all of those titles - won't be long I'm sure. The Boy is streets ahead of me on LOTR though, these ones I cannot get into for the life of me!

Rhona said...

I have always loved reading (my mother was a librarian so we had plenty of choice) and I love the fact that my younger daughter also loves to read. She has read the Twilight series a number of times and has multiple copies of each book. However, she loves all types of books and gets totally lost in them. My elder daughter works at Waterstones and has just started reading all the Sherlock Holmes books after seeing the movie.

melody said...

i'm not much of a reader at all! it takes me *foreva* to get through a book..i think it's just because i'd rather be creating! that *snottle* book...ok..what's that about..sounds so interesting!