Monday, March 25, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday | Book Recommendations


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.


This week's TOP TEN:
TOP TEN BOOKS I RECOMMEND THE MOST

In life, one of the most important things to note is that everybody is different. We all have different tastes. We all like different food, colors, seasons and books. As someone who is passionate about books, I often get requests from friends and family asking for a good recommendation. I always ask them what sort of books they enjoy reading. This will help me suggest to them a great book. Though if they have no interest in YA, I don't have very many suggestions. 

Whether you like what I like or like nonfiction books about farming...to each their own. 
Just read. 
These are my TOP TEN GO TO RECOMMENDATIONS. 

AMERICAN CLASSIC
1. East of Eden by John Steinbeck 
Sometimes the company is just completely wrong to admit that your favorite book is YA something. So I like to say, East of Eden is my favorite book. It is a story about young adults written by Steinbeck. Kills two birds with one stone. 

RUSSIAN NOVEL
2. We The Living by Ayn Rand
It is important to always be able to reference at least one Russian Lit book.

ADULT(ISH) BOOK
3. Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Magical, beautiful and mystifying.

(*note: The rest are YA books)

YA CONTEMPORARY
4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
5. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
This category gets two. Tear jerker and adorable romance.

YA DYSTOPIAN 
6. Legend by Marie Lu
I'm a bit surprised this is the dystopian that I chose. I love dystopian, which means this book must be really good.

YA PARANORMAL
7. The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Do not judge this book by the terrible cover. It is amazing.

YA FANTASY
8. The Mortal Instruments/The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Forget werewolves, vampires, fairies or witches, try a book with all of the above plus SHADOWHUNTERS! 

YA POST APOCALYPTIC/ZOMBIE
9. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Walking Dead meets The Hunger Games. What is not to love?

WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY
10. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling 

This is my most recommended book. Pretty much people need to either read this or not expect me to associate with them. 

16 comments:

  1. So many of the same ones that made my list :)

    Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings

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  2. The Fault in Our Stars is one of the only contemporary books I've actually liked. I'll have to check out Anna and the French Kiss, so many people love it!

    Also, I still have to read Legend! It's been on my TBR list for far too long. That's it I'm going to the library and getting some books! :)

    Thanks for sharing you recommendations! :)
    Roxy @ Story Envy

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  3. Despite having read a good number of books by Russian authors, I haven't gotten around to Ayn Rand...I think the thickness of the books actually intimidates me (and I'm not so easily intimidated by thick books), lol. Great list!

    My (slightly modified) TTT

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  4. Hooray for The Night Circus!. It's on my list too and was one of my favourite books in 2012. I have a copy of Legend that I really think I need to pick up.

    Tonile @ My Cup and Chaucer.

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  5. I like your list and I still haven't read Harry Potter. My "grown up" go to book is always Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. I agree about having a Russian book, although mine is Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago.

    Jessica @ Literary, etc.

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  6. I really enjoy reading most of those books that you mentioned here my favorite was Dystopian

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  7. Anna and The Fault in our Stars abound today! Those are both such good books and I am glad they are so popular. Oh, and I adore that graphic that enumerates the reasons to love reading.

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  8. The Night Circus is on mine too. I LOVE that series. And Harry Potter - WHAT WAS I THINKING!? I can't believe I left it off my list...

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  9. Vampire Academy and the Infernal Devices series made my list too! Harry Potter is on my mental honorable mention list. You have some awesome books on yours - many are on my TBR pile already!

    Here's my TTT: Top Ten Tuesday at Krista's Dust Jacket

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  10. I love The forest of hands and teeth :D I can't wait to read The fault in our stars & Legend. Great picks.

    TT- Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  11. I see a few books here that are on my TBR list, like Harry Potter and The Night Circus.
    Check out my TTT.

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  12. Harry Potter is probably one of the series I recommend the most, as well. I agree though, that everyone has different tastes in reading. When I get asked for recommendations, I usually ask them to tell me some books they read that they loved. It helps give me a starting off point.

    Great list :)

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  13. Harry Potter, Anna and the French Kiss, and TFIOS are all on my list as well! I've been maening to read The Night Circus forever, and I have Legend sitting on my bookshelf, so I'll definitely be checking that out soon. Great list!

    Aimee @ Penmanship Smitten | My TTT

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  14. Lots of good books on this list. Anna and the French Kiss is on my list as well. I can't even remember East of Eden, but I remember liking it. I think it's about time for me to reread that one. (Also looking forward to Clockwork Princess. dkjfbgvsd)

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  15. I really want to read East of Eden! It seems to be quite a popular one. Also Anna and the French Kiss has been on my to buy list forever. I wish I hadn't put myself on a book buying ban ... Feel free to check out my TTT if you feel like it! :)

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