Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most (20)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:00 AM
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday, bloggers post a top ten list based on a bookish theme. This week's Top Ten Tuesday is:

Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most

1. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson - I know I gush about this book on a regular basis, but I cannot recommend The Sky is Everywhere enough. It has some of the most beautiful, poetic writing I have ever read, and it has to be, hands down, my favorite YA contemporary.

2. This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers - This is the zombie book for people who don't like zombies. The zombies definitely take a backseat in This Is Not a Test. Trust me. It's all about the humans in this book, and I thought this book was fantastic. 

3. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor - Daughter of Smoke & Bone impressed me beyond words. I have higher standards now because of this book.

4. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness - I recommend this to anyone who will listen because it deserves as much recognition as possible. This is a new favorite and I cannot wait to finish the series. I just hate knowing it will be over for good. 

5. The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak - I've actually been really successful at recommending this book. My friend borrowed it from my shelf, and then her mom read it and loved it, and now my boyfriend has borrowed it. It's one of the first books that I think of when anyone wants a book recommendation. It's that good. 

6. The Passage by Justin Cronin - It's a longggg book, but it's definitely worth it. My family loves it, and I recommend it to any Stephen King fans I can find.

7. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls - This was an emotional book, but just wonderful in every way. I need to reread this soon. I recommend it to well, just about everyone I can.

8. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova - This is historical fiction at its finest. I am so happy an old friend of mine recommended this to me because The Historian has to be one of my favorite reads of all time, and it's another book that's worth reading despite its huge size. I need to reread this also. It's been way too long. 

9. Any book by Stephen King - I even recommend books that I have yet to read by him. Because it's Stephen King. Nuff said. 

10. Just about any classic I've read and loved - So that's The Great Gatsby, Jane Eyre, Dracula and a long list of classic novels that I will always cherish and recommend to anyone willing to listen.  

What books does everyone else highly recommend?


14 comments:

  1. I have been trying to persuade anyone who will listen to me to read 11/22/63! I haven't read The Passage yet, but I agree that the rest of your picks deserve all the recommendations possible. I have one more book in The Chaos Walking series. I am intentionally ignoring it because I am not ready for the story to be over! http://wp.me/pzUn5-1sn

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    1. 11/22/63 was by far one of King's best books ever! I loved it so much and hated when it was over! And I'm doing the exact same thing with the Chaos Walking series. I don't want it to be finished. Not yet.

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  2. So I've read 3 of the 8 listed books. I think I need to work on that haha. Although am I really the ONLY one who wasn't blown away by The Book Thief? Really?
    Anyway, I will read The Sky is Everywhere and The Knife of Never Letting Go soon enough.

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    1. I haven't found anyone else who didn't like the Book Thief, but I'm sure there are others out there who felt the same. And yay! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on these.

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  3. You have an awesome list. The Book Thief is a great book. I have a Stephen King novel on my list as well! I still have yet to read The Glass Castle and it has been on my TBR pile forever. One day I hope...

    I really like your blog. :) New GFC follower!

    MY TTT

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    1. Thanks Kay! I hope you get to The Glass Castle soon. It's definitely worth checking out. :D

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  4. Great top ten, glad to see Patrick Ness and The Book Thief on lots of lists!

    My Top 10

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    1. Thank you! And I know! I'm happy these books are getting the recognition they deserve!

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  5. From one Courtney to another, you and I have similar (AND AWESOME) taste! Love this list! Love these books!

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    1. haha thanks Courtney! That's great to hear! :)

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  6. The Sky is Everywhere, This is Not a Test, The Book Thief, DoSaB, The Great Gatsby, Jane Eyre...they're all among my favorites too! :) I desperately need to pick up a Stephen King book, though, not to mention The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Passage. I keep meaning to read those, but somehow never get around to it. Anyway, fantastic list, Courtney! :D

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    1. Thanks Keertana! Yeah, definitely check them out when you get a chance, especially the Chaos Walking series. I'm anxious to hear what you think about them. :D

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    1. Well, I just recommended all of them to you. :)

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