Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish
This week’s theme: Books everyone says we HAVE to read
What is even more fun than reading? PUSHING OUR BOOKS ONTO OTHERS! FORCING THE MASSES TO PARTAKE IN OUR INSANITY. There is a special shelf out there for books that we would force each other to read, if it wasn’t against protocol
or the law.
This week, Bekka and Lyn discuss what books that the entire universe is asking us to pick up and read.
1. Alanna: The First Adventure. Okay, EVERYONE loves these books. Everyone. So figured I would too, especially since I discovered my newfound love for high fantasy. But I tried it, and it was a bit too young for me. Everyone says that the series ages with the reader, so we’ll see. One day I’ll get back to it – maybe.
2. American Gods. So not that many people have urged me to read this, but this is a hard topic, okay? My dad recommended this to me, and as with everything my dad recommends, it’s been sitting on my shelf for years, untouched.
3. Legend. At this point, Legend feels like one of those dystopian prerequisites that everyone has already read. Except me. My friend Kevin complains to me just about every day that I haven’t read this book yet. One day!
4. Anna and the French Kiss. Not sure if this counts anymore, seeing as I JUST read it, but I’m putting it on here anyway. Basically since I first started blogging, Anna and the French Poodle has been one of those books that everyone from every corner of blogging has loved and recommended. I was VERY skeptical, but I’m happy I gave it a chance.
5. Sex & Violence. In case you didn’t know, Kara LOVES this book. LOOOOOVES. She’s told me time and time again that I’ll love it too, since contemporary is my thing. But for some reason I still haven’t taken the plunge on buying it, yet. I will, I swear!
1. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett – My sister is pushing me to read more Pratchett. The one book I read, Nation, was beyond astounding. I am 5 books away from my yearly goal, so I am going to pencil this one in at the end of the year.
2. The Host by Stephenie Meyer – Remember TTT last week? So the internet wants me to read this book. Go figure.
3. Far from You by Tess Sharpe – Kara highly suggested this book to me when she was done. I brushed it away because I HATED the other cover (I’m awful). I do, however, I love the new cover, and the blurb sounds so wonderful and addictive!
4. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson – Jessie wants me to read this one to give Sanderson one more chance, since I didn’t care for Steelheart. I might take her up on her offer.
5. Harry Potter – I am the very last hold out.