Spring Fever: Top Ten Books I’d Play Hooky With…

This Top Ten Tuesday feature is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and I first came across it on Jaime´s blog. It´s a lot of fun and they  post the topics way in advance! And here comes my second Top Ten Tuesday:

Spring Fever: Top Ten Books I’d Play Hooky With

While it´s been awhile since I skipped anything and I can´t remember skipping any classes unless it was at the end of the school year or during demonstrations. Yes, a lot of French students demonstrate at least once during high school. What I can remember is those books I got lost in at different periods of my life, the one I probably kept on thinking about at all times of the day. The selection has been hard and there are many more I’d like to put there but I’ll refrain to tranform this Top Ten into a Top Thousand…

  1. FAIRYTALES: all types of fairytales. I remember a Grimm book (the kids´ version), a beautiful Charles Perrault book, one which had a fairytale per day and one with I think were Russian fairytales and of course Andersen stories.
  2. COMTESSE DE SÉGUR books: I loved her books as a child. I especially remember one called LES CAPRICES DE GISELE & QUEL AMOUR D’ENFANT which told the story of a misbehaved and spoiled little girl with a big heart. I kept on telling myself I would behave better than her and always got disappointed in some of my actions which made me think  “Hmm I’m doing like her”.
  3. JUDY BLUME books: Because let’s face it, she rocks.
  4. LA BICYCLETTE BLEUE by Regine Deforges: I was about 14 when I read this book and some of the sequels. I was mesmerized by the story and I remember laying in my bed for an entire Saturday afternoon just turning the pages.
  5. CATHERINE HERMARY-VIEILLE Books: I’ve read some of her books in high school and some others more recently. I really enjoy both her writing and the story she magically tells (including those taking place in 17/18the century France).
  6. THE BRONZE HORSEMAN trilogy: I started it and never let it go.
  7. TWILIGHT: Yes, I went there 🙂 I read the books when the entire serie was already available and I did miss my bedtime several times because I wanted to know what happened next.
  8. STEPHANIE PERKINS books: I would play hooky with anything this woman writes.
  9. THE HUNGER GAMES Trilogy: I only read the books in January but that enabled me to read all of them at once and I couldn’t wait for my commute to get back to the story.
  10. INSURGENT by Veronica Roth: I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!

What are some books YOU would play hooky with?

17 Comments

  1. Kate says:

    Judy Blume does rock!

    I still read her books despite being many years older than the recommended reading age 😛

    And Insurgent? I swear… that book keeps following me! I take it as a sign that I REALLY need to read this one. 🙂

  2. Jaime says:

    Ditto Stephanie Perkins, The Hunger Games trilogy, and Insurgent! I’ve stayed up until all hours reading Miss Perkins’ books and I’m proud to say it. I’ll be reading Insurgent on an overseas flight the day after it comes out (can’t wait…for either event)! 😀

  3. Colin says:

    I would love to say “yes, I really enjoyed all those French books too” because it would make me look extremely clever and sophisticated. Alas, I’m not. But let me take this opportunity to say, once again, how totally awesome I think it is that you are so fluent in multiple languages. I know you don’t mention the French books just to show off–these books were genuinely part of your youth, and I don’t doubt they have a treasured place in your heart. But still… how cool! 🙂

  4. katyupperman says:

    Judy Blume! My literary idol, for sure! And I’m with you on the fairy tales, Stephanie Perkins, and The Hunger Games as well. Fantastic choices, Elodie. You have wonderful taste!

  5. I agree with you about the Twilight books. They’d definitely be on my list. And all of Jane Austen’s books. I’m also loving Stephanie Perkins stuff right now and Eileen Cook.

  6. jamieayres says:

    Judy Blume and The Hunger Games would be in mine, too! If you’re interested in winning some ‘Spring Fever’ books, check out my blog tomorrow–I’m doing an Easter Basket Full of Books giveaway:):)

  7. Fairy tales are definitely on my list, especially with all the TV shows and movies that are redefining the genre, (i.e. Once Upon A Time, Grimm, Snow White and The Huntsman, etc). I want to go back and read the originals, so I can really see just how much fun the writers are really having with these stories. 🙂

  8. Stephanie Perkins is the PERFECT hooky day author. I’m starting to kick myself for not putting something of hers on my list! I’m honestly surprised that I didn’t actually, because Anna and the French Kiss has “I’m skipping work/school to read this light, awesome, sweet, tingly book” written all over it!

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