Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday - Books I want YOU to read

Heyyy TTT again, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Visit their blog to find out how to participate!

This week's topic is:

Top ten books I recommend the most.

Ooh this is a tough one. I have a hard time recommending books to people because, as a reviewer, I know there are things I don't like about certain books and I know there are certain types of books my friends don't like. With that being said, I try to get my friends to read all the time. The thing is, I read a little of everything, so I try to get different people to read different things.

Okay, enough rambling. Here's the best list I could come up with:

10. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Nieffenegger- Oh my, I cant even express to you the love I have for this book. I re-read the ending like 4 times because I couldn't let go, and I cried and cried and cried. Wow, now that I mention it, I think I want to read it again.

9. Percy Jackson and all of the books in the series by Rick Riordan - just love, Love, LOVE Percy Jackson and all of the stories I've read by Rick Riordan.

8. Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver - up until I FINALLY read Pandemonium, I wouldn't have recommended them to anyone because I didn't like Delirium. Well I've learned the error of my ways, and I'm sorry but I can deal with that one not-so-great book to get to the other two great ones plus four short stories. I did it, and now I want to go back and read them all again.

7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - I loved these books, and they were powerful and meaningful for me, and many others too. Theres not much to say other than - read them!!

6. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - Okay, I know, I know. The reading/blogging world has collectively fallen off of the Twilight wagon and we all hate her. I get it. But, in MY opinion, the books were well written and actually GOOD. Just because we hate Edward and Bella doesn't mean the books aren't good. And every time I hear someone say how much they love/hate the movies, I say, "oh yeah? Well have you read the books?" Just try it, you might actually like what you find.

5. Any Nora Roberts book - Like romance novels? Then please stop reading the smut and pick up a Nora Roberts novel, I beg of you. They at least have substance and a plot along with the smut.

4. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult - What's all the hype about Jodi Picoult, you ask? Try reading this one, one of her more popular and mainstream books, ever since the movie came out. It'll give you a very good idea of what the rest of her books are like - HEARTBREAKING. This is the first Picoult novel I read and I was hooked ever since. Try it!

3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer - I just read this one earlier this month but I loved it and have been trying to recommend it to everyone.

2.  The Giver by Lois Lowry - one of my favorite childhood books that followed me into adulthood. I try to get everyone to read it, but I know it isn't everyone's cup of tea.

1.  HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling! Duhhh!! Obviously, I recommend this to everyone and anyone who will listen for a minimum of 5 seconds, sometimes even those who don't listen. I'm obsessed and they're my favorite books ever. No exaggeration either. I'm dead serious.

I love all of the books I listed above (so I hope you read them if you haven't already haha) and recommend them to those who will listen all the time.

What are your top ten fave books to recommend?!



  1. I'm reading Cinder right now as well! I can't believe that I took so long to read it! I think that it's a new favorite for sure!

  2. Ahahaha I love how every time I visit your blog for a TTT I find we have so much in common! Best list:))
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  3. Yeah Harry Potter for the win!!! Oh and Percy Jackson is brilliant too! Happy Reading!

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  4. I agree with soooo many of those - especially Harry Potter!! :D
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  5. Great list! Glad to know I've read some of these (Twilight, HP, Percy Jackson, Hunger Games), but I still need to catch up with Cinder, The Giver, and the Delirium trilogy since so many people have been recommending it. Worst part about this TTT is all the books adding on to my TBR list!

  6. Great List! I loved Delirium and I just bought Pandemonium and I can't wait to read it :D.
    How could I forget about the Hunger Games, the first book was my favorite!
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  7. Harry Potter made my TTT list, too! I also loved the Percy Jackson books, and Cinder was pretty good, too.

    Nora Roberts is hit or miss for me; some of her mystery/suspense romances involve serial killers, and after reading about three of those in a row, I'd had enough -- too creepy. But some of her other books are wonderful, and I do like *some* of her mystery/thrillers (Northern Lights, for instance.)

    Have a great week!

  8. Ah, best list ;) Sigh. So so so many amazing books. <3 Cinder! Harry Potter! Love. (Really hope you will love Graceling when you get it :D) Thank you for sharing your awesome list :) I will be reading Percy Jackson soon, I think :) They seem amazing.
    Thank you for commenting on my Top Ten and for following me. <3 :D
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  9. Oh, awesome list!! A BIG YES to Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games & Percy Jackson!! Cinder & Delirium I own copies of and am planing (hoping) on getting into them soon :D

    Thanks for stopping by last week ♥ Old follower.
    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows


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