Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
The topic for this week is: Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read (whether because they think it’s a “you” book or it’s just been generally recommended so often)
I get quite a few book recommendations. Sometimes they are from people I know well other times they are from virtual strangers.
The other day I was at the dentist on the chair during a routine check-up and the dentist was chatting away about books. Wanted to know if I’d heard of those Divergent books because her daughter was a fan.
Book recommendations come from everywhere and here a ten books/series that I’ve been recommended the most.
From My Family:
The Conqueror series by Conn Iggulden (from my brother. In an effort to get me away from teen vampire books [my brother is under the misconception that those are all I read. I would disagree but considering I’m currently reading a teen vampire book I don’t really have a leg to stand on.] he often recommends I read Conn Iggulden. I have to admit I am tempted but these books all are intimidatingly huge page wise.)
Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin (from my grandmother. She passed away a few weeks ago but for the past ten or so years she’s recommended this book to me. She bought me a copy because her friends were all buying copies for their grandchildren and I read it. I really enjoyed it. My grandmother did grow forgetful in her later years and bought me two more copies not realizing that she had already gotten me one. I can completely understand why she kept wanting me to read it because it is a great book)
The Miffy series by Dick Bruna (from my niece. She’s two. She likes picture books. Her newest word is RABBIT! and I have a feeling Miffy might have a thing or two to do with that.)
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy (from my sister. I gave a copy of this book to my sister and she really enjoyed it. I should probably try to finish reading it so I know what she’s talking about.)
From Book Bloggers:
The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn (I love the look of this book. I even bought a copy – and then left it on a train. To the person who found it, I hope you enjoyed it! This book seems to be discussed in every #OzYAChat and each fortnight I find myself cursing that I could have been as careless as to lose my brand new copy!)
The Giver by Lois Lowry (Because of the movie, I’ve seen this one talked about more and more lately. And apparently it’s the first book in a quartet. Who knew? )
Crank by Ellen Hopkins (I’ve heard a lot about Ellen Hopkins and her unconventional writing style.)
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (It may have only just been released in the US but I’ve heard so much about this book already. As a fan of Anna and the French Kiss as well as Lola and the Boy Next Door – I’ve heard this book right up my alley!)
Are there any books people are constantly recommending you read? Any books you would like to recommend that I try? Feel free to leave a comment. Happy Tuesday 🙂