Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Books Everyone Tells Me to Read

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Since joining this amazing book blogger community I have found some truly wonderful books. Some of my favorite books this year have come from recommendations from you all. But there are too many books and too little time, so here is the list of 10 books everyone tells me I need to read.

1.) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Soon friends, soon. I was waiting for Heir of Fire to come out. September is High Fantasy month just for this series. Everyone raves about it and this is a series I would love!

2.) The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
I love Historical Fiction but WWII is far from my favorite period to read about. But when my brother who only reads non-fiction recommends a book then I have to read it.

3.) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
All the Isla talk just brings to the forefront the idea that I haven't read this series. It sounds good but I'm picky about my Contemporary and I'm not big on standard romances.

4.) Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
This series seems to be a lot of people's favorites but for some reason I've never been that interested in it. But it comes so highly recommended!

5.) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I have a few friends who are readers and every one of them has read and raves about this book. It's been in my TBR pile for years. Not sure when I can make it happen though.

6.) Legend by Marie Lu
Now that this series is complete I considered marathoning it in April when I did a dystopia month but read something else instead that I didn't really love. Should have done this one.

7.) If I Stay by Gayle Foreman
With the movie coming out, I feel completely out of the loop because I haven't read this one. But again, I'm picky with my Contemp and I don't usually like intentionally sad books (I'm already a crier)

8.) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
I read my first Gaiman this year and it wasn't what i expected. Everyone suggested I read this one instead. It's been in the TBR pile for awhile.

9.) The Selection by Kiera Cass
I'm a sucker for a girl in a pretty dress book but I haven't picked up this series. It was also on my list for dystopia month but I never got to it.

10.) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Okay so this is only one person but she's really persistent. One of my good friends has been telling me I have to read this book for years, it's her personal favorite.

So which of these books should I prioritize? Any that I'm seriously missing out on? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for dropping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. Ooh, read Throne of Glass!! It's amazing :) The Selection is one of those guilty pleasures. It's a cutesy romance that's also infuriating at times! The Book Thief is fantastic. Great list!

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  2. I have been told to read If I Stay and Anna And The French Kiss too, I will get round to them eventually! I hope you do too :)

  3. So Anna and the French Kiss is actually really good even in spite of the hype!!

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  4. Waiting for Heir of Fire to come out is definitely a good decision. I'm dying for it! Anna and the French Kiss gives you all the happy feels so I'd recommend it and Legend is action-packed if you like that sort of book :)

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  5. Seeing a lot of Legend around lately too! Thinking I need to read that soonish! It made my list as well!

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  6. I'm picky about my contemporary as well. I succumbed to the pressure and read Anna and the French Kiss and thought it was just okay. Probably because of that meh experience I've resisted reading If I Stay. I'm curious to hear what you think if you do read either of them.

  7. The Book Thief and Legend are both quite good! I started Daughter of Smoke and Bone but got distracted by other books...

  8. Anna and the French Kiss and Throne of Glass are definitely worth reading! I haven't read any of the others, except for The Selection, which I only read a chapter of...it just wasn't my thing. But most of these books are on my TBR list, too!