Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most
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This was a really hard post for me to write and I totally didn’t think it would be! I’ve realized it’s because the books I recommend depend a lot upon who I’m recommending them to. I mean there’s one friend I have who has pretty much the EXACT same taste so I will tell her to read absolutely everything I enjoy, but she is the only one I’ve ever met like that. So for this post I’ll also tell ya why I recommend them. Here you go:
For Endless Adventure:
I read this trilogy about six years ago, but it has stayed with me ever since and I tell people about it all the time. The story is based on such a cool concept, reading stuff (people, objects, etc.) into/out of books, and is executed so well that I fell head over heels in love with it and haven’t stopped talking about it yet. (Probably time for a re-read…)
One of the authors who first got me excited about reading for fun. Not the first book I read by L’Engle, (I started with Many Waters book #2) but I do recommend to others that they start with this one, the first in the series.
For Fast-Paced Action:
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare
This series is soo super addicting and I am guilty of turning multiple people onto it. Paranormal creatures, romance, and non-stop action…what more could you want? (Also, I am madly in love with the main male character Jace!!)
For a WWII Historical Fiction Fix:
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana Rosnay
I love this book….and the movie they made out of it. A story told about Jews in France during WWII, which was quite eye-opening for me. It’s sad, but not so depressing it takes weeks to recover from (which is why I didn’t list The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy, although it’s also a good read).
Another unique take on WWII fiction, with “Death” as the narrator throughout the story. Haven’t read this in quite a few years, but lend my copy out often! Quite excited for the movie of this to come out, according to IMDB.com the release date is set for January 17, 2014.
For Light-Hearted Fun and a Dash of Romance Read:
I LOVE this series!! They are sooo fun and funny and make you happy. All of my friends read them now and I shamelessly put them on display at the library whenever I get a chance. The books are filled, with romance, mystery, suspense, and action. Plus, they take place back in Napoleon times. Check out Lauren’s website here, she is pretty awesome.
These are fun, fast reads I tore through in high school and have recommended ever since. (Just last week I was thanked for turning someone onto them.) The hilarious diary entries of an awkward high school girl, who just found out she’s also a princess. (Beware: this is nothing like the movie! The movie is actually made fun of in later books, however I do still love the movie when not compared to the book.)
For Book Lovers Who Want a Laugh-Out-Loud Read (that makes you feel smart):
This was recommended to me by an ex-coworker and now I get to enjoy recommending it to others. People who have already read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte would probably get the most out of this particular book in the series, but it’s not necessary. A whole new kind of “Book World” is brought to life in this story and is then (this is the best part) carried on to, currently 7 books…eeee! The main character, Thursday Next, is hilarious. I typically don’t go for “funny” books, but these are amazing and I literally laugh out loud while reading them scaring everyone around me.
For a Keep-Your-Lights-On-All-Night-Long ‘cuz it’s Kinda Scary Read (but so worth it):
The Historian is a REAL vampire novel (if there were real vampires), featuring none other than the horrifying Count Dracula. I don’t read horror novels and I scare pretty easily, so I must say this is the scariest book I have ever read. I still remember when I had finished reading for the night about half way through this book and then could not turn off the lights because I was so afraid, but in an oddly good way (I laughed about it, but still left the lights on). This book is fascinating and scary and so good!
For a Magical Escape:
So pretty! This story is just so pretty!(as is the cover) I want to live at the Night Circus. It’s not a book for everyone I’ve found out by over-recommending it, but I will keep on telling people about it because it is just such a lovely story to get swept away with magic, romance, and always an air of mystery.
Well there you have it; the top ten books I recommend the most often!
Any recommendations from my lovely readers???