Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Recommend The Most

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

Top Ten Books I Spend a Lot of Time Pimping
The Harry Potter series
The Harry Potter books are pretty much my favourite books ever. I talk about them a lot and I’m always stunned when I find out there are people left in the world who haven’t read them. My ten-year-old nephew loves the movies but doesn’t like to read, but I’m thinking of trying him on Harry Potter and seeing if I can make a bibliophile out of him yet!

I’m not a die hard fan of post-apocalyptic books (I’ve enjoyed the ones I’ve read but they’re not usually my first choice), but Under the Never Sky and Through the Ever Night are not just my favorite post-apocalyptic books, they’re among my favourite books ever.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
An incredible, beautiful, swoonworthy contemporary YA. Books like this are the reason YA contemp is my favourite genre.

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Another example of YA contemporary at its finest.

Scarlet by AC Gaughen
Robin Hood. Need I say more? This is told from the perspective of Robin’s friend Will Scarlet, except that Scarlet is a girl. Full of twists and turns, romance, and action, this book is just plain amazing.

Splintered by AG Howard
A brilliant spin on Alice in Wonderland. This is up there with my favourite books ever.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Do I really need to say why this book is worth recommending? There’s just something magical about it - maybe it’s Paris, maybe it’s Etienne St. Clair, maybe it’s the fact that Stephanie Perkins has the ability to make me giggle harder than my 3-year-old nephew. It’s just amazing. AND if you haven’t read it yet or if you’ve read it and want to reread it, my friend Molli from Once Upon a Prologue is co-hosting an ANNA Read-Along starting April 1st!

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
This is a classic for a reason. Funny, charming, quirky - Anne of Green Gables is a Canadian staple, and I grew up with her. To me this is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life.

This is a series I discovered before I started book blogging. It’s cozy mystery and it satisfies both my funny bone and my travel bug since each book is set in a different country. This is a series that, unfortunately, most of the people I know haven’t even heard of, let alone read, so I’m always trying to pimp it.

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Another example of why contemporary YA is my favourite genre. Road trip + music + cute boy + relatable girl + amazing secondary characters + surprisingly emotional = one of the best books ever.

Honourable mentions
Most of the time I have trouble coming up with 10 but this time I had trouble narrowing it down, so I'm cheating a little. A few other books I’m constantly telling people they should read: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson, Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler, and Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally. 

And of course I spend quite a bit of time pimping my own books. Does that count? *cough* WAITING FOR THE STORM comes out two weeks from today *cough*

What are some of the books you recommend the most? Tell me below or leave a comment to your TTT and I'll come visit!


  1. I am always stunned when people say they haven't read Harry Potter because witches are the devil! Don't even get me started...
    Great Top Ten!

  2. Great list! I've only read the first Harry Potter *dodges flying books* I know I know! I have all of them, and I know I really need to finish the series!

    And yes to Pushing the Limits, that was a great one!

    My Top Ten

  3. Great top ten, I can't believe I left Anne Of Green Gables off but I had 13 books in my top 10 so had to stop!

    My Top 10

  4. Daughter of Smoke & Bone is my jam too :-) Awesome list.

    Tanya Patrice

  5. Nice picks! I've only read a few of them, but I've got most on my (miles-long) TBR list. I'll get to them someday!

  6. Me likey your list! Scarlet made my list, but I haven't seen it on any other lists, I don't think. I never knew I could love Robin Hood so much! My Life Next Door and Pushing the Limits were both amazing debuts last year. I recently got approved for Dare You To on NetGalley and OMG I CAN'T WAIT. Katie McGarry is great.

    My Top Ten! :)

  7. I love HP too and I'm always shocked when someone says they haven't read the books yet. I do like the films (and Alan Rickman is fab as always) but definitely not as much as the books. :)

  8. I enjoyed Lola and the Boy Next Door more than Anna's story. I felt the relationship is Anna's story was lacking but Lola won me over. I can't wait for the next book in the series.

    Harry Potter is always a must as well.

    Thanks for the great list!

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