Here are the top ten books I'd like to stay home with (tomorrow), in no particular order:
1. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins - I get so envious of anyone who hasn't read these yet, I wish the experience was still before me. Definitely books that couldn't be put down.
2. Room by Emma Donaghue - Another one I've already read, but it's the only one I actually remember playing hooky with. Well, not exactly playing hooky, I was feeling sick and stayed home and read this instead. Which means I didn't get any rest at all, I couldn't stop reading!
3. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness - I've heard amazing things about this series and can't wait to start it. It's on my shelf, but I think I'll be really absorbed by it so I'm waiting for a time when it'll be ok to be that absorbed. Easter vacation maybe?
4. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley - Nothing like a super-sized chunkster that everyone you know thinks you're going to love. It's too heavy to carry around, so it would have to be read at home. And the only way I can do that is if I play hooky. It's a no-brainer, really.
5. The Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde - I remember when I read the first four books there was no talking to me at all. It's such an original concept and a must for any book lover. I'm so happy that I still have two left!
6. The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris - I'm just reading the latest book and I really wish I didn't have to go to work so I could finish it faster!
7. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - I whizzed through this one when I read it a few years ago. Definitely one to read while snuggled up inside with no responsibilities.
8. Uglies by Westerfield - judging by the reviews, this is exactly my kind of dystopia, a world one would really not like to live in. I'll bet the action moves fast and you can never guess what will happen next.
9. The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter - total YA, about a teenage girl who goes to spy school. Great fluff to stay home with.
10. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin - I haven't even read A Game of Thrones, which is the first one, but my husband recently all of them while on extended sick leave and he sure didn't want to be doing anything else. I find the size of the books daunting, but I'm intrigued.