Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Recommend the Most

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish.  Don't forget to check out their blog!

This week's topic: Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most

This should be easy, considering that when I really really really love a book I cannot stop talking about it.  My family all reads a lot like me, so I constantly recommending books to them.

1. The Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke.  I think these are my most recommended books ever.  I LOVE them.  I love them so so much. One of my best friends tried reading the first book once and never got into it, but I hope if I keep nagging she'll eventually pick it up again ;)

2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer because it's about people who love books and go to them to help them get through a hard time.

3. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami.  I haven't read the Hunger Games, but I've heard that this is way more intense.  So I recommend this one to people who are talking like crazy about the Hunger Games.  Little sis keeps saying she's going to read it as soon as she has money to buy it.

4. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann because it is one of my favorite books ever!!!!!

5. 13, rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro because it is so different and the author's writing is so different and so pretty.

6. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty.  I literally just finished this one 2 days ago.  I actually recommended it to my little sister after I read a few tweets from Jamie from Broke and Bookish and the Perpetual Page Turner saying how hilarious and awkward the main character was.  And I was like "that is my little sister.." and the Little One loved it.  She's been telling me for like a year now to read it, so I finally did, and I laughed so hard through the book because the main character is SO like my little sis.  I've been talking about it to people for 2 days straight now.

7. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood because it is amazing!!!!

8. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.  I handed this one out for World Book Night last year, which worked out great because I always recommend it to people as it is.  I cried so hard when I read this one.

9. Women and Money by Suze Orman because it has all of the financial advise you wished someone had given you when you got your first job.  So much wonderful advise on 401Ks and other types of retirement accounts, saving money, what types of documents you should have in place besides a will.

10. The Alienist by Caleb Carr.  My friend at work recommended this one to me.  She said I'd love it because there's a serial killer, it takes place at the turn of the 1900s, and the main characters use criminal profiling to try to find the killer in a time when everyone thought that stuff was stupid.

I have a bunch of other books on my mind that I always recommend as well, but I'll leave it at that :)

What books are you constantly recommending??  Any that are also on my list?


  1. I love Inkheart, so happy to see it on your list :)

    1. Inkheart is probably the book I talk about the most with people. They are always a bit reluctant to try it because it's technically "middle grade", but I know so many adults who adore the Inkheart books.

  2. I kind of want to read Battle Royale but I'm a bit scared, the film really freaked me out.

    1. The book was really, really graphic, so if you get queesy easily then I probably wouldn't recommend it :)

  3. this is a great list -- some new to me, some old friends.

    Right now I'm very high on Vivian Swift's "When Travelers Cease to Roam: A Journal of Staying Put." And it seems as though I'm always recommending bios -- "Mad World" (Evelyn Waugh), "Then Again (Diane Keaton), "The Mitfords." And any Jacqueline Winspeare "Maisie Dobbs" book!

    1. Thank you for the recommendations! I have a few bios sitting on my shelves right now to be read too!