Dear ones, it’s Top Ten Tuesday! Only, this week, the Broke and the Bookish gave us a challenge that was trickier than they thought: Top Ten Authors You’d Like to See on a Reality Show (and Which Show). So, they edited the challenge to make it that or a freebie week.
It turns out, freebie weeks are even harder! So, I’ll give you what I’ve got for the original challenge, and then I’ll tell you what I’ve been reading lately. Then, click on over to the Broke and the Bookish to see Jamie’s list, and the lists of many other book bloggers.
1. Jane Austen, House Hunters. I would love to see Miss Austen look for a house to beat Pemberly.
2. Ha! All I came up with was Jane Austen.
So, here’s what’s been on my nightstand this month:
Lots of Agatha Christie. As you may know, I am reading all her novels in chronological order. It’s a fun project! You should try it. So far, the only one I would skip is The Sittaford Mystery because the ending is not at all satisfying. I just finished Lord Edgeware Dies, and it was pretty good, although the ending is pretty similar to Peril at End House, the book it immediately follows.
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food by Jennifer 8. Lee. This book is fascinating and fun, but I had to put it down because it made me want to eat Chinese food all the time. (Pro Tip: This is not a bad thing, but it is not a practical thing, either.)
Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions by Rachel Held Evans. It is a little annoying when 27-year-olds write memoirs, but when they are smart and funny writers like Rachel Held Evans, it’s mostly okay. I’m just getting started with this one, and so far it’s a winner.
How about you? Which authors would you like to see on TV?
And what are you reading lately?