Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and Bookish.
I’m a fairly eclectic reader and I couldn’t decide on just one genre, so I decided to list my top recommend book for 10 different genres. (This was also really hard because there are so many great books out there!)
1. If you don’t read dystopian YA I recommend… The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
This was my first dystopian novel and it’s still my favorite. Though Delirium by Lauren Oliver comes in a close second. Even though it’s a YA book, it didn’t really feel like a YA book to me. And Collins does a wonderful job making the future futuristic, without going too far.
2. If you don’t read contemporary YA I recommend… Looking for Alaska by John Green
This book was so much more than I expected. A great story, and beautifully written. Everyone should read it.
Yeah, Becky makes some not so smart decisions, but that’s what makes the book so funny. And if I’m going to be honest, I’ve shared some of her thoughts myself. :)
4. If you don’t read legal thrillers I recommend… The Client by John Grisham. One of my top ten favorite books ever. It a thrilling story that revolves around the law, but there is not so much legal jargon that you don’t understand what’s going on.
5. If you don’t read science fiction I recommend… Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. If you liked the movie you will like the book even more. There is so much more stuff happening and the descriptions are so good you get just a little creeped out. Warning: There is a good 50 pages or so have highly technical “this is how we made dinosaurs” stuff. I skip this every time I read it because I just don’t understand it.
6. If you don’t read mystery/thrillers I recommend… All Around the Town by Mary Higgins Clark.
This book is delightfully creepy and suspenseful. It has a few twists and turns but is not an overly complex mystery.
7. If you don’t read historical fiction I recommend… Nefertiti by Michelle Moran.
Moran writes a wonderful tale woven around history. Nefertiti’s narrator is Nefertiti’s sister, Mutnodjmet, and through her eyes you see the power hungry Nefertiti and her crazy husband Amunhotep.
Most people probably read this in high school, but if you haven’t I encourage you to do so because it’s the greatest love story ever told. Ever. Though Pride and Prejudice is really really good too.
9. If you don’t read horror/suspense/generally twisted books I recommend… My sweet Audrina by VC Andrews.
Goodreads has this book in the horror category but I’m not so sure, but I can’t really think of any other genre it fits into either. So I’m putting it into the “really twisted” genre. All of Andrews’ books are pretty twisted (especially the Flowers in the Attic series) but this one is probably the most twisted.
10. If you don’t really read at all and want to start I recommend… Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
This is a magical series that has gotten so many people in to reading. Even if you’ve seen the movies the books have so much more you’ll be glad you picked them up.
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