Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Top Ten Books I Recommend Most

So holy crap, this was really hard to narrow down! I could have legit done a top ten in each genre! Eesh! The Broke and Bookish were cruel this time around! Haha, just kidding ladies, you know I love you all :) So I have a mix of books I have loved forever that I ALWAYS recommend and then I added in a few new ones I've recently read because they're all I talk about :)


Harry Potter. Harry Potter. Harry Potter. Harry Potter.
Are you reading this Betty and Jamie!??! Get going. Betty, read it to your kids. 
I know they are the coolest kids around already,
but this will only make them cooler.


Delirium by Lauren Oliver--All you need is love...sometimes you have to fight for it <3
Divergent by Veronica Roth--May or may not give The Hunger Games a run for their money in the fight for dystopian dominance.
The Giver by Lois Lowry--Must read. No exceptions. No excuses. Play like a champ. This book is brilliance beyond words. Especially for kids.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins--I legitimately started my own revolution of reading at work. I got my entire immediate family (minus Dad), 2 of my uncles, my cousins, and almost every girl I work with to read this book. Seriously, who hasn't read this and NOT recommended it to somebody? No one ever.


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green--Nerdfighters unite. Along with the two other authors I'm going to talk about, this bunch to me are the authority on YA contemporary. No fluff, all real. 
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay--This is a new one and I CANNOT stop talking about it. I am telling anyone who will listen of my non-blog friends that they need to read this.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman--Again, new love but I will talk about to any ears that are willing. Just too good not to read!

Historical Fiction

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein--While a little slow to start this book is so worth the wait of sheer amazingness that is this book.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak--Beautiful story that is so emotional and thoughtful. I used to not tell anybody about this book but it is just so freakin' good it's ridiculous. 


  1. hahahhaa BEST.SHOUT-OUT.EVER. :) I'm gathering the books! I have 4 already! see... progress!! but should I read them first or wait until they are ready for them and read them together for the first time? such a dilemma! forget jamie..... she never listens.

  2. I've read half of those dystopian books and loved them and Delirium is up there with them so I should really read it soon! And I want to read Code Name Verity but I'm #24 on the hold list at the library. (-_-ll)

    Thanks for sharing you recommendations! :)
    Roxy @ Story Envy

  3. Even more reason to get to if I stay and code name verity. So many of my favorites here.

    Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings

  4. The Lois Lowry book is one I've always wanted to read, and I haven't heard much about it. I'm so glad you listed it!

    Tonile @ My Cup and Chaucer.

  5. Code Name Verity, yes! I agree completely, it took me so long to get into it but the emotional payout was so worth it in the end.

  6. Awesome list!!! Haha, I so appreciate the shoutout to Jamie and Betty to read Harry Potter. I mean, seriously. That still baffles me that they haven't read it xD The Hunger Games and The Fault in Our Stars definitely made my list, everyone needs to read those. Most of the rest I've either read or am planning to read :)

  7. I totally agree with Hunger Games, Divergent and Harry Potter. I started Delirium but couldn't finsh it. :( Code Name Verity is starting to sound good to me :)
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  8. I'm so with you on The Book Thief, If I Stay, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games! I think for the last couple of years everyone I know who likes to read has gotten their personal copy of the Hunger Games for their birthday or I've pushed mine into their hands ;)
    And I so loved Delirium and Code Name Verity! The other three are on my READ SOON list :)

  9. Divergent, Hunger Games, Delirium, Harry Potter - I own them all and loved them all! Great list!

    Here's my TTT: Top Ten Tuesday at Krista's Dust Jacket

  10. I have a friend who recommends The Giver to me all of the time. I need to get to reading this one! Have a great week.
    Happy Reading,
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  11. I love this list! I agree with the dysopian ones either though I still need to read The Give. Oh and I must pick up the historical ones!

    My Top Ten Tuesday!

  12. Yeah fot The Giver and The Book Thief! I loved The Giver in middle school and The Book Thief is an amazing Young Adult novel. Great list.

  13. The Book Thief has been on several lists... and is one I need to get around to still. :) Code Name Verity too for that matter. Great list!
    Bonnie @ Sweet Tidbits

  14. I need to get on the band wagon and read some John Green's books. I am working on it though! :) Really nice post, Kels! If time allows me I shall post something like this today! :D

  15. Great picks! Totally agree with you about the Dystopian picks and HP!! I need to read Fault In Our Stars

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    Eva @ All Books Considered

  16. Oh man, I love HP! I have to refrain from pushing it on all the kids that walk into the library. And definitely, anyone who read HP is definitely cooler after the fact :)

  17. Harry Potter, of course! I also really liked Divergent. Delirium was okay. THG are good. I can't wait to read The fault in our stars and I freaking LOVE THE BOOK THIEF. Together with HP one of my all time favorites :D

    TT- Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  18. Great choices! I just read Sea of Tranquility this last weekend and I cannot stop thinking about it. I'm having a really hard time forcing myself to start reading something else.

  19. Great picks! I have a few of these on my list! And I am currently reading The Book Thief...Loving it!!

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  20. Your list is basically perfection. I've read 9/10 of these and loved most of the them. THIS IS WHY WE'RE BFFS. I love your love for Sea of Tranquility hahaha. Those texts were the best.

  21. I've read a book from each category, so yay! (I can't believe how many are out there that I haven't read yet. Fail!) That being said, I REALLY need to read Divergent. It has been on 90% of the lists I've looked today and I feel like a complete slacker for not having read it yet. Great list! :)

  22. DELIRIUM! I'm so happy to see that on your list, I thought I was going to be one of the only ones who included it.

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  23. Both Delirium and Divergent are on my list! I have heard awesome things about The Sea of Tranquility, I think I am going to wait for it to come to paperback, so I can have it on my shelf :)

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    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  24. The Book Thief is one of my favourite books ever! Quite a great list you've got there. I think it's about time I read Divergent. Everybody seems to be recommending it ... Feel free to check out my TTT if you feel like it! :)


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