Top Ten Tuesday: April 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme host by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s TTT is a rewind week so I decided to pick “Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most”! Friends and coworkers are always asking me for book recommendations and I usually try to gear books towards their interests or books similar to books they loved. However there are some books that I recommend to anyone, no matter their reading taste!

1) Harry Potter – This past year I convinced a coworker to read Harry Potter. She had never read the books or seen the movies. I lent her my paperbacks (my HP hardcovers are the ONLY books I don’t lend out) and she instantly fell in love. She asked for the entire series for Christmas and already can’t wait to reread. If that isn’t magic I don’t know what is.

2) The Hunger Games – I had no idea what this book was about when I picked it up. I was thoroughly surprised on how much I loved Katniss and the futuristic, post-apocalyptic world. This was one of my first dystopian novels and it lead me to fall in love with dystopian novels. I’ve recommended this to a few people and no one has been let down.

3) Divergent – I am a Divergent fangirl. There is not a single thing that I do not love about this book. The biggest reason? CHICAGO. I love my city and Veronica Roth writes my city so well. I will say I usually recommend this book to people who have an interest in dystopian OR are from Chicago. Good thing I live in Chicago and therefore almost all my friends live here too.

4) Ready Player One – I’ve recommended this book to people with very varying interests and all of them have loved it. Even thought this book is about video games (as well as 80s pop culture) Β it also has its magic of its own kind and I honestly feel like it appeals to all audiences.

5) Vampire Academy/Bloodlines – I only read these books a few months ago but they have already become some of my most recommended books. Richelle Mead is an amazing author and has been put on my autobuy list. Action, romance and her own unique spin on vampires!

6) The Fault In Our Stars – to start I don’t love this book the same way I know most people do and because of this I sometimes forget about it. I liked this book and know it is great writing and that is why I recommend it. John Green knows how to write. This books deserves to be read by everyone.

7) Lola and the Boy Next Door – I love Lola so much. I don’t read that many contemporaries that I end up recommending because many times I feel they are all a bit similar but Lola really stood out to me!

8) Delirium – I am slightly less likely to recommend this series now because the ending was a tiny bit empty to me. That being said book 1 was phenomenal in my opinion. This book shows how powerful love can be in a society where people don’t want it to exist.

9) Timepiece – This is book 2 in the series so you should probably read the first one first. That being said Emerson is the narrator in the first book and she is OK but Kaleb is our narrator in the second book and he is simply one of my favorite narrators EVER. Plus I haven’t seen enough YA about time travel.

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: April 16, 2013

  1. C says:

    So many of my favorites too! I am having the same experience with the Delirium series – the ending is making me less likely to recommend it, but you’ll have that.

  2. Candice says:

    Wowzer… Kaleb in Timepiece… he was definitely great! I really loved him as a narrator AND as a character I might have the hots for. πŸ˜‰

    These are all great books to recommend to people, especially if they’re not readers or are wanting to get into the YA book scene. Great list! Keep on rec’ing them! πŸ™‚

    • The Polished Page-Turner says:

      A recommended HG/TP to a good friend recently and she is officially obsessed with Kaleb. She even told me I can “have” all other book boyfriends because she only wants Kaleb. It made me so happy that I recommended a book they ended up falling in love with!

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