Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week a new top ten list is posted, and to participate all you have to do is fill in YOUR top ten for the list. This week’s list is:
Top Ten Books I’d Recommend To X Person
1. Alex Craft by Kalayna Price – I love this series and this author. Her writing is magnificent and I feel like the books don’t get enough love. The fandom is small but it’s so good!
2. Good Omens by Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman – This apocalyptic novel is well written and just filled with good, witty humor. I picked it up out of boredom at my Grandparent’s house and ended up taking it home with me. It’s the only Prachett and Gaiman book I’ve ever read but I plan on reading more.
3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – One of my childhood favorites and one of my favorite authors. I recommend this to anyone who has yet to read them.
4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan – I recently finished this series and LOVED it! It was a great YA novel and the characters were amazing. It has become a new favorite series from a new favorite author. I just need to get more of my friends to read it.
5. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – I read this book last year and just loved the writing. After the onslaught of vampire romance novels lately I was hesitant to get into a book that involved vampires and romance (while not being an exclusive romance novel). However, I’m glad I did. The relationship is well done, the story is fascinating and the writing is captivating. I’m waiting for the last in this trilogy to come out before I continue on to book two, but the first was so very enticing!
6. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin – My god this series! Talk about epic fantasy! It’s just all too amazing and mind boggling and just YOU HAVE TO READ IT! Yes the books are very long but they are so very good! All the characters are individual and flushed out. The story just jumps off the pages and you can’t help but fall into the bloody, cold and murderous world of Westeros.
7. Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – This dark and mind numbing YA series is just too good and too realistic. While it is a paranormal/fantasy type novel there are times where you are just left questioning if it could all have happened. The synopsis don’t do the books justice and I can tell you now, you won’t figure out what happens at the end!
8. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien – This children’s classic is just one you can’t pass up. While Tolkien’s writing may be hard to get into at first, I can assure you that the story is well worth the effort. It is one of my favorites and has become a book I plan to read over and over and over again.
9. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flammel by Michael Scott – This YA series is another set in mythology. But that’s about as similar as it gets to Percy Jackson. This series contains gods and goddesses and beings from all over the world and from mythologies I haven’t even heard of. The writing is fast paced, action filled and yet there are still just enough humor to keep the good spirits going. The series is done so no worries on having to wait for that last book to come out.
10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – You will cry and it will break your heart. Read it.