Top Ten Books I HAVE to Read!

August 19, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 6

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me I MUST Read

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Okay, so I’ve gotten past the first step. I now own this book (I got it from PaperbackSwap not too long ago). I have heard so much raving about this book – and now there’s even a movie. I know I need to read it! I will – I promise.
  2. The Giver by Lois Lowry – I could practically copy word for word what I just wrote about The Book Thief here (even the part about just getting it from PaperbackSwap!). I honestly don’t know how I’ve gone so long without reading these books. It’s just worked out that way somehow.
  3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – I think this is the classic that I see mentioned most often on people’s blogs and I have yet to read it. At least I think so. I feel like I should have read this one in high school, but if I did, I don’t remember it so … Anyway, I just recently signed up for a blog tour for Finding Mr. Darcy: High School Edition mostly so that I would be motivated to read Pride and Prejudice first.  So this one will be read soon!
  4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – I’ve seen this book everywhere and it looks like the type of book I’d love.  But somehow I just haven’t picked it up yet. Someday …
  5. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – This is another one that I see mentioned ALL THE TIME. For some reason, it just hasn’t really ever appealed to me, but I think I’m being slowly won over. Eventually, I’m sure I’ll read this one.
  6. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – Everyone raves about this series. The line at BEA for Maas’ latest book must have been two miles long and I think I was the only one who wasn’t in it. I know I’ll love this series, but I just haven’t gotten to it yet.  But I will!
  7. The rest of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – I finally got around to reading Cinder, but I haven’t read the rest of the books in this series yet.  I loved Cinder, though, so I’m definitely planning on catching up!
  8. The rest of the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare – Again, I finally started this series a couple of months ago, but I haven’t gotten past City of Bones. I really enjoyed it, but there are just so many books to read!!
  9. Anything by Rainbow Rowell – I recently read my first Rainbow Rowell book – Landline – and loved it!  But there are so many other books that I still haven’t read, and they all seem to be almost universally loved. I can’t decide which one to read next. Suggestions?
  10. Anything by Maggie Stiefvater – I have no idea why I haven’t read anything by Stiefvater yet. Her books are right up my alley and people seem to absolutely love them. Soon. Very soon.

    6 Responses to “Top Ten Books I HAVE to Read!”

    1. Bregje

      I definitely think you should read the first three! I recently finished reading the book thief and although it’s very different from what I normally read I think it’s a very beautiful book. I haven’t read any of the other except for City of Ashes and the Raven Boys. I thought the Raven Boys was entertaining, but not amazing. City of Ashes really dissapointed me after City of Bones and it’s probably the reason I changed my rating on City of Bones on Goodreads and lowered it. For most of the book there was hardly anything happening and Clary frustrated me even more than in the first book.

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      • Nicole

        I enjoyed City of Bones, but for some reason I just haven’t been chomping at the bit to read book #2 – I don’t know why. I WILL get to it eventually, but it might take me a little while.

    2. Anitya @HookedToBooks

      I have to admit the only book in your list I’ve read is Pride and Prejudice… I always wanted to read The Book Thief, but I’ll have to go through a dozen other in my TBR list before finally getting to it.

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