Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Favorite Stand-Alones

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Sometimes, you just want a story found within a single volume. That's the beauty of stand-alones.

Top Ten Favorite Stand-Alones
(In no particular order)

1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Perhaps one of the greatest and most well-known stand-alones, you will not be disappointed by the end of the last page. 

2. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
I was already impressed with Maggie's writing with The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. She managed to impress even more with her horse-race stand-alone. Also, guess who won a Printz Honor Award!

3. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
If there's one book I'm excited to read again for Book Club this year, it's this one. 

4. Dust City by Robert Paul Weston
Gritty, tough, and dark, the setting of this book reminds me of Gotham, though the main character, Henry, is more awesome than Batman in some ways.

5. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
This was one stand-alone that I kind of wish wasn't a stand-alone, but I was still very happy at the end of the story.

6. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
I really just cannot get over this cute, holiday story. It's one of my favorite stand-alones.

7. Watership Down by Richard Adams
Not taking into account the anthology, Tales from Watership Down, this story really holds it out in a complete package.

8. Flawless by Lara Chapman
Cute, funny, and based on one of my favorite plays, it will keep you turning the pages.

9. Escape from Exile by Robert Levy
I loved this book as a kid, and I still love it now as an adult.

10. Wolf at the Door by Barbara Corcoran
I was so thrilled when one of my roommates got this for me for Christmas.


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