Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’d Love (for My Co-Bloggers) to Read

Posted January 27, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday / 20 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish
This week’s topic: Ten Books I’d Love (for my Co-bloggers) to Read With My Bookclub 

If we’re here, on this site, spending untold hours nerding out over books, books, and more books, then it is safe to say that we do not have a book club, per se. We have a blog–a damn good blog. That is like a club. A secret club. We’re our own damn secret book club.

THE BOOK CLUB CAN’T EVEN HANDLE ME RIGHT NOW.

Anyways, so what books would we love to see our co-bloggers reading? Bekka and I share our top ten picks of books that we are going to force-feed our members with, because we love them.

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Lyn’s Picks

1. The Greyfriar by Clay and Susan Griffith – READ THIS OMG I’M GOING TO START HOLDING PETS HOSTAGE SOON IF YOU DON’T READ THIS SERIES.

2.  Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick. Looking right at you, Kara. Like, directly into your soul. If Pixie hasn’t read it yet, then she’s next.

3. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley. I suggest this because I love them, and I love this book, so I want to thrown them all into a blender and make a love shake.

4. The Martian by Andy Weir. This book is so much FUN. I can’t keep good things to myself! I have to share! Let me share the wonderful joy that is this book!

5. The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand. *stares* How could I have not bought my co-bloggers a copy of this? I smell a possible read-along in the future…

 

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Bekka’s Picks

1. Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick. You’re going to see a theme here: I picked books that are a bit controversial or open to interpretation. Drowning Instinct is about a student-teacher relationship. The way it’s written is intriguing and unique and the story doesn’t come down on either side of the controversial topic. I’d love to see what my co-bloggers think of this, one of my all-time faves.
2. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke. There is so much awesome packed into this book. Like, it’s creepy, and it has that great atmosphere, and the paranormal romance appeal. But there’s a side to it that suggests the main character isn’t the most reliable narrator and some of the other characters aren’t quite what they seem.

3. The Program by Suzanne Young. This is such a polarizing book; I fell on the side of loving it. It’s a really, really depressing story and it raises some unsettling questions about mental health awareness and treatment.
4. 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma.  I love books with endings that are open to interpretation. The ending of 17 & Gone has a great revelation at the end that makes you look at the events in the book in a whole different light.
5. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas. This book has shocked nearly every reader. The story takes the reader on a roller coaster of highs and lows, you’re basically reeling the entire time, right up until the end. I want to watch with totally not evil glee as my co-bloggers go through the pain.

 

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What books would YOU love to see us read? Do you have anything that you are just dying for us to review?

20 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’d Love (for My Co-Bloggers) to Read

  1. Jenny

    I’ve only heard of The Program and now plan on getting to it soon. Plus it looks like I’ve got some books to add to the tbr list.

  2. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE PROGRAM AND DANGEROUS GIRLS <333333 Those books completely BLEW ME AWAY. OH MY GOD. TO ANYONE WHO HASN'T READ IT. GO READ IT.

    I also read Lies We Tell Ourselves and GOD, that book has so much meaning and emotion. It's a different kind of feels but that one also really affected me too!

    SUCH great picks, girls <3
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  3. “We have a blog–a damn good blog. That is like a club. A secret club. We’re our own damn secret book club.” — This is why I wish that I’d made a blog all the years ago with a name that could allow for a group blog. *sigh*

    Aw, poor pets, never hold them hostage for our failure to read moar books :P. I’ve never heard of the Greyfriar, actually. Am I on the list now too? Ha, and I heard Midwinterblood is similar to the Ghosts of Heaven, which I didn’t like as much as She Is Not Invisible, since that’s more character than idea oriented. Now I’m probably on the shitlist lol. AHHHHHH I want to read Lies We Tell Ourselves. It’s one of the few BEA ARCs that I’ve kept despite still being behind on them and being terrible and generally needing to donate them since they’re just gathering dust on the shelf. I like the idea of a love shake lol. And you know, I keep hearing such GOOD things about the Martian! Even my coworkers are reading it, and I just grin to myself like ‘ha, well, I knew about that book before you did,’ but then I’m like what’s the point if I haven’t read it yet either??? I WANT THE WONDERFUL JOY THAT IS THAT BOOK.
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    • I was actually very impressed with She’s Not Invisible. I thought it was going to be not very Sedgwick-ish, but I was so wrong!

      And, yes, you are IN THE LIST!

      The Martian is exactly what I needed to ramp up the fun. I think you might find it entertaining!
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