Mar 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (26)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most

I don't necessarily recommend books, but if someone asks what they should read or for a book in x genre, I throw some ideas out. So here are ten books that I think people should read, if only because I love them.

The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
This is one of my absolute favorites series, and it has a little bit of everything: horror, action, drama, romance, and comedy. They're not perfect or anything, but the characters are just so real, and with thirteen books currently out, it's a series that I could read forever over and over again and that I'll never tire of.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
This book hit me and killed me SO HARD.

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
This was my favorite book of 2012, and it's simply spectacular. Sure, every book is a story, but this book is written like a story, and Anderson is a magnificent story teller. The story of Tiger Lily and some Peter Pan from Tinkerbell's point of view--it's amazing.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Ah, a new favorite. This book is full of epicness: not-your-average main characters; hot hand holding; sweetness; parents that are super real; and it's set in the 80s. READ IT.

Anything by Simone Elkeles
I love Elkeles' books, especially her Perfect Chemistry series. As I said on Twitter: "If you like hot Latino boys and hot kissing scenes and hot everything then holy smokes read them."

Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher
I haven't read many books told in second person, but if they're like this, then I must! It's great to see what Gemma feels as a prisoner, and how she feels toward the man stole her. (I don't know about you, but I love him.)

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
SO STINKIN' CUTE AND GOOD. And, Etienne St. Clair. That is all.

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Well duh. And The Twilight Saga, too.

Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
A girl's adventure through the Congo with a bonobo as a companion? It's amazing and fantastic and right up my alley. (I love exotic animals.) I want more people to read this book.

Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Because these books are extremely well done, and they have fantastic action and romance. Plus, they (in my opinion) live up to the hype, thank gosh.


  1. As a dystopian fan, I also can't help but recommend THG and the Divergent series -- both are among the better YA dystopian novels that I've read. I also read Anna & the French Kiss, which is a very cutesy book and good for light reading. (:

    I've seen Eleanor & Park around in the bookstores and library, and it does have a certain appeal. (I love the cover design!) I'll be reading it this year for sure.

  2. Good list, I love The Fault in Our Stars as well and I love how you summed up your feelings about the book.

  3. Thanks for your recommendations! I will have to check some of them out!

  4. These are all such good recommendations!

  5. Great list, we have quite a few in common!

    Beth | The Reading Vixens [Formerly YA Vixens]
    The Reading Vixens!

  6. I still need to read Eleanor & Park! :) My TTT list:

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  7. Another person making me feel so lame for never having read The Fault In Our Stars or anything by Stephanie Perkins ;) I guess I do really need to get on that!

  8. We share a few :). Eleanor and Park looks amazing! Adding to my TBR! Fabulous list this week <3



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