Top Ten Tuesday is a fantastic weekly feature hosted by the The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books People Have been Telling Me I MUST Read.” Below is my list compiled of books recommended to me by friends, family, and fellow bloggers!
This book has been recommended to the moon and back by my best friend Andrew. He read it after being disappointed in the lack of feels The Fault in Our Stars, and read this soon after and was heavily impacted. I promised him I will read it soon!
2) A Game of Thrones by George M. Martin
My boyfriend is a huge fan of the A Song of Ice and Fire Series, and really thinks I would love the fantasy series. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things from everyone who’s invested themselves in the series, but I haven’t been able to make the commitment to such a long series and such high fantasy yet!
I know, I know, I’m pretty much one of the last YA bloggers to have not read the Anna series, especially with Isla coming out this month! Contemporary isn’t always my favorite sub-genre within YA, but I’ve heard absolutely amazing things about this series, and the recent cover re-designs really call to me as beautiful additions to my bookshelf. I know it’s probably only a matter of time until I read the series!
4) Looking for Alaska by John Green
After my lukewarm feelings toward The Fault In Our Stars, a lot of my friends have suggested giving John Green another try with Looking for Alaska, which many say is better and not a influenced by the hype-monster. While I didn’t love TFIOS, I still enjoyed his writing style and am willing to give Green another shot!
5) Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice
Long before the days of Twilight, Anne Rice was writing what I’ve been told is some of the best vampire fiction out there. My aunt has recommended this title to me on several occasions, knowing my love of paranormal fiction, though she warns me that Rice’s novel was nothing short of terrifying, and that the film adaptation was great! I actually think I own a copy of this somewhere…
This book was recommended to me by one of my favorite fellow bloggers, Becky at Blogs of a Bookaholic. We have a lot of the same tastes when it comes to reading and so I checked this out from the library as soon as I could! I’m hoping to get to it this week during the Bout of Books read-a-thon, and I already skimmed the first few pages and it looks fantastically witty and hilarious.
7-9) The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
Basically every English professor I ever had ever could not believe I have not get read this series given my love of Harry Potter (and my constant quest to utilize HP in every paper I could). I’ve read some of Tolkien theories and essays in my British Literature course in college and he seem truly brilliant and almost unparalleled in world building, and I truly intend to read this series and hope to be swept away with it just as JKR swept me away in her world.
10) Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas- This novel came out a few days ago and literally every blogger I know is screaming how amazing it is from behind their laptops. No convincing needed here, as I loved Haas’ Dangerous Girls (you can read my review here), and am just waiting to see if I can get my hands on a physical copy (so far I can only seem to find e-book copies available through my normal booksellers).
Do you think I direly need to get my hands on any of these titles? Link back to your TTT in the comments!