Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read09:00
One of the best ways to discover new books is through word of mouth. Some of my favourite books were recommended to me by friends, family, and other bloggers. In this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, a link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, I’m highlighting ten books that people have been telling me I HAVE to read, but that I haven’t actually read yet.
1. Code Name Verity
This book comes quite highly recommended. I’ve seen it praised on several blogs around the internet (which are always great places to get ideas for new reading matter from). It’s set in World War 2 and it’s about a spy. I love spies. I may have to give this book a try at some point.
2. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Benjamin Alire Saenz
4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
J. K. Rowling
Pretty much everyone says I should read this book. It is one of the most popular book recommendations ever. I think I must be one of the only people left who hasn’t read any of this series yet.
5. The Book Thief
This is another book that has been recommended to me a lot of times both by bloggers and friends, especially now the movie is out. I have actually read the first part of this book. I just haven’t finished it yet. But as it’s a famous book by an Australian author, I feel honour bound to read this one. Plus it’s narrated by death, which is cool.
6. The Fault in Our Stars
This is an amazingly popular book, and most of the people who have read it recommend it. I’ve seen it all over the book blog part of the internet. Obviously I must be behind the times because I haven’t read it yet. Maybe one day I’ll catch up on all the trendy books.
7. The Hunger Games
If there’s one book that’s been recommended to me more times than Harry Potter it would be The Hunger Games. Everyone is still raving about this book. Yep, I haven’t read this one yet either, though I do like a good dystopian book every now and then. Maybe I’ll get around to this one eventually, see whether it's as good as people say it is.
8. Eleanor and Park
Recently there have been a lot of people talking about how good Rainbow Rowell’s books are. People are raving about all of them, and this is one of the ones I’ve seen recommended the most. I do love the style of cover art for this book, though I have no idea what it’s about.
9. The Knife of Never Letting Go
10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
What books would you recommend to me? Which of these books have you read? Do you read popular books?