Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Top Ten Intense Romps*

1. Fahrenheit 451 -- Scary possibilities! Read banned books, people, collect knowledge. Do not go gently!
2. The Jungle -- America's seedy under belly.

3. Pygmalion -- The story, and even more, the prologue, is such a slap in the face to accepted society ways.

4. Awaken -- Look each other in the eyes, connection makes us human!

5. Necklace of Kisses -- Escapism coveted, a hotel of magic. If you read the Weetzie Bat series you must read this.

6. Ella Minnow Pea -- Worship language and communicate with each other, express yourself freely and fully. “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Lovely.

7. Haunted -- Survival can be scary, people can do terrifying things.

8. White Oleander -- So much humanity; mostly the dark bits and how they effect this young woman as she tumbles through life. Poignant, i believe, is the word.

9. The Perks of Being A Wallflower -- What a world we grow up in. Wonderous things to see, and dangerous falls to raise from. Experience everything.

10. Atlas Shrugged -- "It isn't fair that you get more than me because you or better, stronger, smarter, or try harder. I should get more because my faults deny me earning what you do. Pity me and give me yours, I deserve more because I am pitiful...." WHAT!?!? This book says some wonderful things about what selfishness, money, and the worth of hard work through good and bad (paraphrased above) examples. I love (most of) this book.**

11. Pourman's Library -- I'm sorry but this is the worst book I have ever read. I don't know how it got published. Convoluted disconnected drivel.

*TBTB Top Ten Tuesday

**It's a little long, some of the speeches have erroneous repetitiveness, and Ayn Rand is a fanatic. So, full disclosure, if you read it don't take every statement exactly as written.


  1. Loved White Oleander! But I tried to read another book by Janet Fitch and couldn't get into it... which made me sad.

  2. Ahhh Awaken was sooooo wonderful. I wish I had remembered it on this list. It makes you want to shut off your computer, ditch your phone, and just go roll around in nature for awhile.

  3. A very interesting list. Need to read some of these book for the first time and some over again.

  4. Great choices! I have yet to read Fahrenheit 451 but it's on my TBR shelf, so. Atlas Shrugged is another one I've been all Huh?! about - really should pick that one up and see for myself.

  5. @K White Oleander is one of my favorite books, but I too haven't been able to get into her book i own, Paint It Black. The writing is just as beautiful but for some reason it has remained unread on my self for 4 years now.

    @Hannah Katie Kacvinsky is a bit of a fanatic, in my opinion. I went to school for Electronics Engineering and work at Intel. I love technology. BUT I agree that the world is using it more and more to separate people. I like to use technology as a tool not as a life substitute. So I agree strongly with the "Awakening" of looking friends in their eyes and noticing their nuances and many of the other messages in the book about connecting with each other and our world.
    @Trish Fahrenheit 451 is a must for book lovers. Atlas Shrugged is one that people either love or hate (both passionately).

  6. I love both White Oleander and Perks of Being a Wallflower(this one made my list too).