Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books that make me thankful I'm me and live on Earth in 2015

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c.j.'s selections
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one Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas 

If I were Celaena, I'd either wither away in Endovier, get eaten by a Valg, or perish to death from staring too longingly into Dorian Havilliard's eyes.  
two   Illuminae - Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff 

You know the badass main characters who run around hacking things and foiling the AI?  

I would be one of the dumbass soldiers getting vented iEfnto space.  
three The Cure for Dreaming - Cat Winters 

Being hypnotized so I can't talk about scandalous stuff because I'm a woman?  Screw that.  (Also I'd totally be one of those well-educated spinsters who writes poetry and only talks to her cats.) 

four Denton Little's Death Date - Lance Rubin 

I think about death enough as it is.  Can you imagine if I knew when I was going to die?  I'd probably end up killing myself early from obsessing over my deathdate, thus mystifying scientists all over.  
five   A Madness So Discreet - Mindy McGinnis 

If you can get committed just for disagreeing with your husband or getting knocked up, my crazy-pants self would get committed ten times over.  Also being locked in a cellar and wallowing in my own waste would kill me of gagging.  
six The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness 

Not only would I probably be dead (ya know, the whole lack of women thing) but if I weren't, my social anxiety plus being able to hear everyone's thoughts about me would make my head explode into a zillion pieces.  Or I'd just starve because wtf is survival!? 

seven Insomnia - J.R. Johannson 

If anyone is going to have incurable insomnia, it'd be me.  Except I probably wouldn't find an awesomely mindful person whose dreams let me get some sleep, and instead would be dead by the age of 19.  Or I'd go on a sleep deprived psychotic murder spree. 

eight Everneath - Brodi Ashton 

There's Nikki, so captivating that the fiendish Cole spares her life and develops an obsessive passion for her.  Then there would be me, that dumb girl who freaks out because a guy likes her and then gets sucked into a soulless husk for all eternity.  

nine After the Red Rain - Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli, Robert DeFranco 

If I have to work in a killing factory and my only available romantic interest is a human-shaped plant, I'd rather get run through the meat grinder.  
ten A Series of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snicket 

I refuse to live in a world where adults are that effing incompetent.  Like, does no one have a basic grasp of how humaning works!? 


  1. UGH A Series of Unfortunate Events books are simply brilliant, Lemony Snicket you genius!! Patrick Ness has to be one of my favourite UKYA authors ever, that series is simply awesome :-) I'm catching up with The Throne of Glass series. Great picks here :-) Here is my TTT post @ Emma's Bookery ,of Ten Authors I'm Thankful For if you would like to check it out! Hope you're having a great week so far! :D xx

    1. I knooow I really want to re-read them when I have time (ugh, time!). Thanks!! I hope you are too. (:

  2. Haha I love this post! I'm so thankful for Throne of Glass & Sarah J Maas who entertain yet also teach us lots of relevant themes. I still need to read Illuminae... Oh gosh I loved Everneath!! It's one I kind of forgot about after finishing... I should reread it... Nice post! <3

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

    1. Heh thanks, I had fun with it. READ ILLUMINAE. I still need to read Evertrue but I'll get to it eventually. Thanks, m'dear. (: