Tuesday, March 13, 2012

You Ain't From 'Round These Parts, Are Ya?

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted @ The Broke & The Bookish

I have this shelf on Goodreads called "Multi-Dimensional". This shelf has books that kind of... shift. Either there's a hidden world, a magic world, another dimension or world or time accessible by some means, etc, but these books all have that shift as a common denominator.

That's not really a "genre", so it's bending the rules of this week's Top Ten Tuesday, but... well... I'm a rebel!

So! Without further delay, here's my list of Top Ten Multi-Dimensional Books!

The Fours:

1. The Eyre Affair - Time travel and manipulation... but more importantly... They can travel INTO books! I want to go to there. O_O
2. Preludes & Nocturnes - Dreams... dream manipulation... mythology and various otherish stuff. It's Gaiman... you can't go wrong! :D
3. What Dreams May Come - Death and the afterlife in this one... very intriguing and different.
4. Outlander - Time travel and Jamie... Need I say more?
5. The Hum And The Shiver - This one is subtle. But otherworldly in a real, and different, way. I was very pleasantly surprised by this one!

The Fives:

6. American Gods - Gods in the modern world, new and old, vying for belief to survive. I love Gaiman's mythology.
7. The Talisman - A quest between worlds to save two queens... And a battle between good and evil. Awesome.
8. 11/22/63 - Time travel again... What would you do if you could go back and change history?
9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone/Harry Potter Series - If you don't know this one, you're a muggle! Secret wizards live among us. Oh, wasn't supposed to tell you that... OBLIVIATE!
10. The Gunslinger/Dark Tower Series - Epic other worlds, epic quest, epic characters. Fantastic series.

PS. I didn't plan for my Top Ten to be split up by rating, it just happened that way... so I went with it. LOL


  1. Man, I really want to read The Hum and the Shiver. Also - yay! Outlander made your list. Jamie <3

  2. You should... It's different, but it's good. I think you'd like it. :) There's supposed to be a sequel coming out in 2013 too.

  3. Interesting breakdown of another genre/subgenre. I don't know enough about all the different genres to comment on it.

  4. This is such a unique list, I love it! I also love all of these titles/have them on my TBR pile! Great list! Here is my Top Ten

  5. Great pick, I wish I had been a little more creative with my list choice.


  6. Great list! There are several on here that I haven't read but want to check out - like Outlander and 11/22/63.

  7. I just read a little of the Kennedy book but my favorite Stephen King tales all revolve around horror.

  8. I love what you call 'multi-dimensional' books. For me, reading is a form of escapism, and books that include another 'dimension' are great because they really allow you to escape into another world. I'm reading one right now that would fit in this list -- "Deadly Destination" by Cat Denison. It's quite dark, which I like from time to time, and the main character can see people that nobody else can. I LOVE it so far.