Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday 10.04.11

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten is Top Ten Book Endings That Left Me With My Mouth Hanging Open.

  1. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
  2. Affinity by Sarah Waters
  3. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
  4. The Devil in Music by Kate Ross
  5. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
  6. The Villa Triste by Lucretia Grindle
  7. The Charioteer by Mary Renault
  8. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  9. Sins of the Mother by Tara Hyland
  10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
It's hard to explain why without giving away spoilers and/or being repetitive. So, I will just say that these all stuck with me.


Kathy Ann Coleman said...

Ohh, another person who agrees about HBP. I cried soo hard by the end of that book. :(

Michelle said...

Half-Blood Prince- what a great and appropriate pick.

Jan von Harz said...

Was totally slack jaw at the ending of the HBP, never saw that one coming.

Harvee said...

I haven't read any of these books and am now curious about them! Hope you'll visit my book teaser

Trish said...

Crimson Petal is on my TBR shelf - it looks like a really good read! And I LOVED Thirteenth Tale. Great list.

Sidne said...

sins of a mother, good book. loaned from a friend.

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Completely agree with Half Blood Prince. Can't believe I forgot to put it on my list lol
Here is my Top Ten

Audra said...

Great list -- I've only read two of these. The rest are new to me and are all ones I've been curious about -- now I should up them on the TBR because I love being shocked at the end of a book!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, Affinity is a great choice! That ending threw me through a loop! The Crimson Petal and the White was awesome too!