Top Ten Tuesday #10: Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most

Posted March 26, 2013 by Debby in Uncategorized

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Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most

I absolutely love this topic. 

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Umm, obviously? After Harry Potter, it’s my favorite series ever. And in the past year, people have constantly come up to me to discuss the movie. My response is usually, read the books, they’re even better. I think I’ve gotten six people to read it of my friends & family, which is pretty good, considering they all don’t read very much.

2. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (review)

This series makes me go mega fangirl, so I’m still sad so many of my (blogging) friends haven’t read it. I guess I just keep thinking, if I keep putting it in my TTTs, people will eventually get the message? 😛 (And if I’ve finally gotten you excited for this one, I’m hosting a giveaway for it now!)

3. Angelfall by Susan Ee (review)

Such. A. Freaking. Epic. Read. If you haven’t read this, I don’t understand what you’re waiting for. It’s only $7 or so on Amazon. Seriously. You have no excuses.

4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (review)

Amazing writing, heartfelt, touching… if you haven’t read this yet you seriously should. When you reach the last page you will have cried bundles and it may have changed you in the process.

5. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (review)

Please, everyone, discover the hotness that is Daemon and the epicness that is Katy and their irresistible love/hate relationship. Please. ♥

6. Pivot Point by Kasie West (review)

I don’t really know why I’m still so amazed by this book but I have found myself recommending it to a lot of people. I just think the concept was cool to start with, and the execution was AMAZINGLY awesome. It’s still kind of blowing my mind.

7. Just One Day by Gayle Forman (review)

I love this book to pieces. Partly because it really reflects my own experiences with the cultural difference between the Netherlands and the US. Partly because Willem is the most amazing swoon-worthy guy ever, who gets bonus points for being Dutch. Partly because Allyson’s journey towards independence is extremely heartfelt and realistic.

8. Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan (review)

I’m constantly surprised by how many people haven’t read this, and it makes me sad. It’s a great adventure story. If you like Harry Potter, you would like this. And if you’re turned off by it being middle grade, don’t be! It’s just tons of fun, and the characters and humor are awesome.

9. Everneath by Brodi Ashton (review)

I’ve tried to recommend this to my best friend, but couldn’t really convey how amazing it is. I don’t know, it’s just so subtle, touching, and yet beautiful. And Brodi needs to get an award for best plot twists and cliffhangers. Seriously.

10. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (review)

Despite still not getting around to the sequel, I definitely recommend this to a lot of people just because the writing is so freaking amazing. Laini’s writing style is just… immaculate.

Honorable mentions: 

So I thought I should put Harry Potter on this list, but I don’t really get to recommend it to many people because mostly everyone has read it. So just consider it a given. Also, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Shatter Me. I’d love to recommend those to people, but in those cases it’s more dependent on the person I’m talking to. Not everyone will love them.

Let’s Talk!

So… which books do you recommend the most?
Let me know in comments!



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30 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday #10: Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most

  1. LOVE your list, Debby! The only one on here I haven’t either read or put high on my TBR list is The Lightning Thief, and I think I’ll need to read that one soon just so I can say I have.

    You also get uber major cool points for having Daughter Of Smoke And Bone on here. I can’t believe how obsessed I am with that story. Hurry up and read the sequel!

    • Yes yes yes!! Read The Lightning Thief please!! That series does not get enough love, and the books are really quick, fun reads 🙂

      Hahaha, I thought that would please you 🙂 I willllll read the sequel soon. Yep.

  2. The Fault in Our Stars is on request at the library (number 60 something). I still haven’t read Harry Potter, but my goal is to read the first one by June. Yes to the The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

    BTW: I love the orange!

    Jessica @ Literary, etc

    • D: Definitely get around to Harry Potter. I mean, I don’t think you could regret it. I hope you like it! And TFIOS for sure.

      Thank you! And thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. From this list I’ve read: The Hunger Games, Stormdancer, The Fault in Our Stars, The Lightning Thief, Everneath, and Daughter of Smoke & Bone. More than half, yay!

    DEFINITELY agree on Stormdancer and Laini Taylor. I really enjoyed both of those, especially Stormdancer. Buruu was so awesome!

    • Wow, awesome! I’m so happy to see another fan of Stormdancer! That book doesn’t get enough love. It was just too epic. And I just want a Buruu to snuggle with. ♥

  4. “5. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (review)
    Please, everyone, discover the hotness that is Daemon and the epicness that is Katy and their irresistible love/hate relationship. Please. ♥”

    SOLD. 🙂

  5. I’m embarrassed that I haven’t read half of these! Where are my priorities! 😉 I just finished Just One Day and really enjoyed it. I could definitely relate to Allyson. Great list, I will have to prioritize some of these on my TBR!

    Thanks for stopping by our TTT 🙂

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

    • Awww, hahaha, don’t feel bad. But I’m glad my list can get you to prioritize some of these books! xD Just One Day… I’m still so in love with it. EEP. I want Just One Year so badly 🙁

  6. Oh, The Hunger Games! Of course! So obvious that I didn’t even think to include it on my list. Oops!! 🙂
    LOVE Just One Day and LOVE Pivot Point! Great list. I’ll have to check out some more of your suggestions!!

    • Hahaha, I debated putting THG on my list because, indeed, it’s so obvious, but in real life that is the series I recommend the most, haha.

      YES. I hope if you check some of the other ones out that you like them 🙂

  7. Ahh, Everneath! Jack is my basically my boyfriend. I love him so much. And her cliffhangers are crazy amazing. I have Pivot Point on my shelf right now so I’m excited to see it on your list! I’ve heard some pretty great things about it.

    • Hahaha, I feel you. Everneath is just epic, but the love triangle seriously has me sitting on the fence. EEP. Please read Pivot Point soon!!! I hope you like it!! ♥

  8. *sneaks Stormdancer in shopping basket without Debby seeing I still haven’t bought it yet*

    ANYWAY. I LOVE most of these, including your honorable mentions. Books I have yet to read are Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Stormdancer, Everneath and Angelfall, but dude. They sound SO GOOD. Definitely excited for the first two 🙂 Also I have just gotten my mom to read THG. MAJOR accomplishment haha. I’m always spreading the love for that series 🙂

    • YOU LITTLE MINX! Hahahahaha, I was totally convinced you bought it already. *tuts*

      YAY. I’m glad we can agree on this list, haha. But I can’t believe you haven’t read Everneath yet. I mean. I think you’ll LOVE that one. But Angelfall. EPIC. just. EEP. I’m gushing. *calm down, Debby*

      I’ve already made one of my roommates read the THG series, so now I have my sights set on the other one. He hasn’t even seen the movie yet. *shakes head* I’ll fix that.

  9. I feel guilty about not having read some of these books because they seem to pop up on EVERYONE’S list! The Daughter of Smoke and Bone – I must read you! Ahhh! And you’re definitely getting me interested in Stormdancer. Ooh so many books, so little time. Great list!

    • Hahaha, don’t feel bad! A lot of the lists I’ve seen have books that I’ve never even heard of, haha. But yes, Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Stormdancer are REALLY GREAT, so try to get around to them. 🙂 Thank you!

  10. Yes, Everneath is on my list too!
    And I never read Stormdancer yet. I’ve had it on hold for three weeks in the library so far and it hasn’t come yet. o__o
    I also need to read Angelfall. I heard that it was one of the best angel books ever written.
    Awesome list Debby! (:

    • Awwww, I hope you get Stormdancer soon, and that you like it when you do. It is more of a crossover book and has a bit of a slow beginning, but when it gets going… EPIC. Pure epicness.

      D: You haven’t read Angelfall?? What are you waiting on?? I think you’ll like it. For sure.

      Thank you!

  11. 1, 2, 4, 7, and 10 definitely. I haven’t read the others yet. Have heard great things about Pivot Point and Everneath (Kelly bugs me all the time about Everneath actually…and I’ll get to that one soon!). 🙂 I adored Just One Day and so excited for the companion coming later this year with Willem’s POV. Loved Stormdancer and TFiOS. DoS&B is one of my faves too…. Oh, and naturally The Hunger Games can’t be forgotten. 😉

    For your honorable mentions: Glad to see Perks was mentioned! I love that book! 🙂 Of course Harry Potter, too. 😛 I’m reading Shatter Me right now and enjoying it so far. 🙂

    Great list. Have a great week!


    • Yay! I’m glad you agree on so much of my list, haha. I’m glad Kelly bugs you about Everneath, because it’s seriously great, and you’d probably enjoy it. But Pivot Point as well is just one of my favorites now. I’m getting Kelly to read it eventually, haha, and then hopefully she can bug you as well 😛

      Thank you!! 🙂

  12. Love your list!! I really want to read Angelfall, Pivot Point, and Just One Day!!

    I loved The Percy Jackson series, they’re so good and I agree that they don’t get enough book love!!

    Here’s my Top Ten


    • Yes yes yes! Please read them! They’re just so awesome.

      A PERCY JACKSON FAN!!! *high five* 348509 extra cool points to you. Seriously, I’m spreading my love for the series as best I can, but it’s still not enough.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  13. Yay! Another Percy pusher 😀 I think I can honestly say it’s my favorite series ever and I can DEFINITELY say Percy is my favorite fictional guy (right along Edward Elric, that is.) I try to make everyone ever read them.

    • PERCY PUSHER HIGH FIVE! I like that term, haha. I’m going to use it more often. Harry Potter will always be my favorite series, but Percy is I think a close second.. maybe third. But definitely the most underrated. And YES to Percy being the best fictional guy but OMG EDWARD ELRIC. Bahaha, I was always more partial to Roy Mustang, but yeah. AWESOME.