Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Top Ten Books I'd Hand to Someone Who Says They Don't Like to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted weekly by the lovely ladies at The Broke and The Bookish.

This week's topic also known as ten of my favorite books. Alphabetical by author.

Gayle Forman

Gripping, emotional, unputdownable: all of these apply to this amazing YA contemporary about a girl who must choose the course of her life.

Neil Gaiman

Mythology in the modern world: a little tragic, a little philosophical, and a lot fascinating, American Gods is surprisingly absorbing, filled with many different stories that flow together to form one novel.

Robert Kroese

The Apocalypse is only a minor hindrance for lovable rogue angel Mercury and reporter Christine Temetri, who must take on the angelic bureaucracy to save the world in this brilliant and witty comedy.

Scott Lynch

Funny and intense, this story of a con artist who gets further into politics than he bargained for is one of my personal favorites.

Robin McKinley

No sparkling here – the vampires in Sunshine are deadly, and no one escapes them – no one until Sunshine, that is. As she discovers her particular abilities, Sunshine stumbles into a mission to wipe out a master vampire, in a book I've read so many times it's near to falling apart.

Karen Marie Moning

Fever is the most addictive series I've ever seen, with a cast of dark and fascinating characters and a fast-paced, compelling plot. A must-read for anyone who wants to be swept up in a book.

Veronica Roth

This gripping dystopian story has society divided into factions. Fast-paced and thrilling, Divergent is impossible to put down.

Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss weaves subtle humor into this complex and brilliant fantasy. With spectacular characters and a uniquely scientific brand of magic, The Name of the Wind is a major hit.

J.K. Rowling

It's Harry Potter. Need I say more?

Maggie Stiefvater

With beautiful writing, Maggie Stiefvater creates a unique werewolf story and fascinating characters with depth.


  1. Kate! your adorable! good list! "unputdownable" haha!

  2. I've heard so many things about If I Stay. I need to just get it already! I need me an un-put-downable book.

    1. You do! It's amazing, and this is coming from someone who doesn't like most contemporary novels.

  3. Yessss to another If I Stay! I had to have that on my list too. I keep hearing about Shiver (and the rest of the series) but never get around to reading it - though I read Scorpio Races this year and LOVED it, so I think I'm definitely going to make an effort for Shiver!

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    1. If you liked The Scorpio Races you will most definitely enjoy Shiver! I loved them both!

  4. If I Stay and Harry Potter (of course!) are on my list too. Divergent, Darkfever and Shiver are excellent picks!
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  5. I have been meaning to read The Lies of Locke Lamora for a really long time, I am going to have to get to it soon. Great list!

    1. I absolutely love that book. So funny and brilliant!

  6. Great choices - I'll have to check some of those out as I've only read a couple!
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  7. Oh, I love Neil Gaiman! American Gods was great!

    1. I think that's my favorite of his books. I really liked the whole mythology in America thing.

  8. Great list! Love that you feature Neil Gaiman, I so agree! New follower by the way.

  9. Good list! I have only read Divergent, Harry Potter, and Shiver on your list, so I will have to check some of these out.


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  10. Yay for Name of the Wind! There is a blog tag event going round and I've tagged you. If you'd like to join in, hop over to Small Blonde Hippy


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