This week's title is a little weird for me, as I don't think I've ever used the phrase 'play hooky'. It's not particularly used in the UK as far as I'm aware - I'd generally say books I'd skive with, but whatever. Doing a Top Ten Tuesday list seemed like a good way to get back to blogging!
1. The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffeneger - This book is gorgeous and I've wanted it for so long. Finally I succumbed and bought it last week and it's sitting on the table taunting me.. It wouldn't take up an entire day, being a little graphic novel, but it would be a good start!
2. Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs : The Left Bank World of Shakespeare and Co. by Jeremy Mercer - A book about both books and a foreign country, what could be better escapism?
3. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins - a reread, but as I've not yet seen the film, I'd love to refamiliarise myself with the story before seeing it.
4. The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro - the only one of his books I've not yet read, I bought it yesterday and it's all new and smells awesome and Ishiguro can make any day seem like a beautiful, silent, sunny one.
5. Skippy Dies by Paul Murray - because it sounds really cool and I've heard good things about it and I hope it will be the kind of story that would totally engross me.
6. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - It's been on my shelf for a while now since I won it in a competition, but I've not got to it yet and it sounds really interesting. Also, what's better than books about magic for a day of not doing what you're supposed to be doing?
7. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - I love, love, LOVE books about books, and this sounds like it could make me forget that there's any kind of world outside...
8. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson - after The Hunger Games, I decided I need to get over my unreasonable YA prejudice, and the cover of this is great, plus it's about a road trip. What could be better?
9. Harry Potter by J.K Rowling - I don't think I really need to explain this. I love Harry Potter and I always will, there is nothing anybody can say about either books or movies to make me love them less. And Potter cures all sadness.