Top Ten Tuesday: Gotta Read It!

Top Ten TuesdayThis is one of those memes I’d love to do regularly. Unfortunately, my busy schedule doesn’t generally allow for it. But, when I can — and it’s a topic I’m excited about — these are always fun to post. This awesome meme is still hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. For a list of past and future Top Ten Tuesday topics and to find out more about Top Ten Tuesday, click here! As always, these are listed in the order they come to mind.

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me I MUST Read

Only ten? I probably have several times that many recommendations waiting to be explored. Some, people have bought me a book to get me going in the series, only for me to have no time (yet) to read it. Others have lent me various books. And there even are a few I’ve won in giveaways and just haven’t yet gotten around to. Oh, and there are the ones I’ve checked out from the library several times, only to return them without so much as cracking open the cover … I try. I really do try. Anyway, here’s my list.

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth: Yes, I haven’t read it. Or anything in that series. I want to read it — oh, how I want to. But it just hasn’t happened yet.
  2. Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan: I have had SEVERAL people recommend these books to me, not the least of which is my 11-year-old daughter who read the whole series in the matter of a few months! Believe me, I really do want to read it. Anyone have a few extra hours I could borrow to get them read? ;-)
  3. Graceling by Kristin Cashore: A dear friend of mine has many times said I should read this. And I want to. I will — eventually.
  4. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin: As a big-time fantasy fan, it’s probably sacrilege that I haven’t yet read it. My mom even sent me the whole series on paperback (her copies) so I can read it! I will, I will. I promise!
  5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: And the series. This is one I really want to read. Again, time … not on my side when it comes to books!
  6. The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo: A dear friend of mine has lent me her copy. It’s around here somewhere. Collecting dust. :oops:
  7. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer: I have seen all of the movies, but haven’t cracked open a single book. And I own them all.
  8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: A book-blogger friend sent me a copy. From Australia (if I remember correctly). You’d think I’d make the time for this one …
  9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver: You’d think, given how much I tend to love Oliver’s books, I’d have read this by now. Believe me, I want to. I even have a gorgeous hard-cover copy waiting for me to find the time for it!
  10. Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink: This is one that came very highly recommended to me. And I even won the whole series in a giveaway. Anyone know where I might be able to win some time? ;-)

This is just a tiny fraction of the books I’ve had recommended to me. That’s the fun in being a book blogger. You get so many book recommendations. So many great suggestions. Now if only I didn’t have kids to raise (no, I do NOT mean that — wouldn’t trade them for anything, not even all the reading time in the world!), a job, and other important obligations. ;)

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  1. This is a good list! I also highly recommend Graceling, Game of Thrones, and The Book Thief! Like you need more recs.. ha ha! Your blog is super fun! 
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  2. I HIGHLY recommend The Prophesy of the Sisters series. I finally finished it late last year and loved every page. If you are looking for different fantasy, that is the perfect series! 
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  3. Angela Wiebe
    Twitter: clutterboxblog

    If the movie was any relation to the book. I can’t see Divergent being any good. 
    I loved Percy Jackson!!
    Graceling is absolutely my favorite book of all time!
    Game of Thrones way to loooooooooooong
    City of Bones good and overdone… I think. Not sure on the wording on this one.
    DON’T DO TWILIGHT! OMG Vampires should not freaking sparkle!
    And the rest I haven’t read but hope to one day!! Happy Reading!! This is a great idea!!
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    • ham1299
      Twitter: ProudBookNerd

      I thought of you when I was mentioning Graceling. I remembered that you very, very much loved it. It’s one of those I’ve checked out of the library numerous times only to run out of time to read it! :oops: I really have to get to Percy Jackson, just because my daughter really wants to talk about it with me! LOL

  4. OMGoodness… start with The Book Thief! That book will change you. It’s really thought provoking and one of the best written books I’ve read in years.

    • ham1299
      Twitter: ProudBookNerd

      You are not the first one to tell me that about it being a life-changer. Maybe I’ll move it higher on my TBR list. Thanks! :)

  5. We do get an insane number of book recommendations as book bloggers, don’t we. :-) For me it’s a bit like being a drug addict and trolling street corners and lurking in the alleys — I can never get enough.

    I really enjoyed The Game of Thrones and the rest of the series, although it was uneven. The third book was my favorite, and the series became less engrossing after that. I also liked the Percy Jackson series which my son and I read together years ago. It’s so imaginative and funny!

    I HATED Twilight, but I’ve known many people who are fans. To each her own. :-)
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    • ham1299
      Twitter: ProudBookNerd

      I’ll be honest and say I’m a bit, um … reluctant to read Twilight. But, as you said, I know many who are huge fans. I feel like it’s something I “should” read simply for that reason! LOL

      Yes, we are drug addicts – of a different kind! ;) I can never get enough, either. Just, well, can’t always get to them … I hate to even try to count the unread books on my shelves! LOL

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