Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Read These Books!

The question this week over at The Broke and the Bookish is what books do we find ourselves recommending, like, a lot. So this is interesting because you'd think I'd just be telling everyone to read my favorite books, yes? But really, some of my favorites may not be the ideal books to recommend to most people. Make sense? Like for instance, I really like Wuthering Heights and The Grapes of Wrath, but I won't be recommending them to most people, right? But yes, some of my all time favorites do still end up o this list as you will see!

Top Ten Most Recommended Books... By Me

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak... of course guys! Of course!!
2. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford... for a great love story mixed with WWII history.
3. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson... for  sweet uplifting story.
4. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins... I love this not so well-known author and am always trying to get others to see what I mean.
5. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi... a more recent YA that I thought was so unique that I'm now on its bandwagon.
6. The Hollow City by Dan Wells... I actually may be hesitant to recommend this to certain people, but if you are a adventurous reader, you will love the ride.
7. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson... I recommend this one to those who might not like the high epic fantasy stuff, and want things just a touch toned down...though having said that, this book is pretty "far out" too!
8. Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynn Truss .... it blew my mind how a book about grammar could be so funny and when it was the buzz, I remember helping to spread the word.
9. Life of Pi by Yann Martell... because it's so unique and everyone should read it!
10. Katherine by Anya Seton... yes a favorite, and one I tell people to read to experience historical fiction.

What books are you always telling people to read?


  1. I loved The Hollow City and highly recommend it too. A few of the others you mentioned I plan to read and even more are new to me - love this list!

    Tanya Patrice

  2. Eats, Shoots and Leaves was such a fun read. Great list!

  3. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet was AMAZING!

    Honestly, my three top that I read in 2012 were The Song of Achilles, The Night Circus, and Gone Girl. Oh, and Room by Emma Donoghue. . . I guess I could just continue to add to this list. . .

  4. I have #1 and #5 on my list, too, plus the Mistborn series. I still haven't read WARBREAKER -- I really need to!

  5. I'm surprised the top 5 weren't Markus Zusak books! ha ha! I tried a Brandon Sanderson book, and I couldn't get into it!

  6. New follower! I've got Under the Never Sky in my possession, but I haven't started it yet. I really enjoyed Partials, but I haven't read anything else by Dan Wells. Great list!

    Check out my TTT.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  7. Your first 6 are on my Wishlist. I love Dan Wells, his trilogy made my list. The Hollow City didn't win me over in the end but happy I read it, unique.

  8. I loved Major Pettigrew too. I great recommend for nearly everyone! Hmmm...now I need to go make MY list.

    Happy Tuesday!

  9. I know exactly what you mean about not necessarily recommending my favorites :) I need to get reading some of these!

  10. Definitely have some great ones that book clubs could enjoy here.

  11. Totally agree with your top 3 and with Katherine. Haven't read the others..yet!

  12. It is such a tricky thing recommending books to others....what if they don't like the books we recommend?!



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