Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I Wish I’d Written
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
1 – Under the Dome by Stephen King
Stephen King writes characters and tension like nobody else.
2 – The Bartimeaus Sequence by Jonathan Stroud
Fast, funny, with some great world-building and vivid fantasy writing.
3 – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Save selling millions of copies, the reason I wish I’d written this is because of how fast and action-packed it is, but also how it’s some of the most believable fiction ever written.
4 – The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Who else wouldn’t wish they’d written the Potter books?
5 – 11/22/63 by Stephen King
Easily one of my favourite books, King shows again how well he can write characters and tension. I wish I had his ability to pull a reader into one of his stories.
6 – The Martian by Andy Weir
A wise-cracking main character, plenty of action and tension, plus some crazy-detailed research that Weir never makes boring.
7 – A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
Martin gives Tolkien a run for his money in world-building with A Song of Ice and Fire. I haven’t read them yet, but from the show and what I’ve heard, there’s no question I wish I could write worlds as detailed and vast as Martin.
8 – Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Another of my top 5 books of all time (and favourite movie of all time). Action, great plot and concept, and like Weir with The Martian, Crichton always makes the science interesting and understandable.
9 – His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
I’m not a big fan of the final book, but the first and second are some of the best fantasy around.
10 – The Shattered Sea trilogy by Joe Abercrombie
I like to read gritty fantasy as well as write it, and the Shattered Sea trilogy is as gritty and violent as fantasy comes. Epic.