Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I've been Recommended


This week's topic is the top ten books you get recommended the most often. Some of these books are books my family has been trying to get me to read, for years, and some of these are just in general recommended reading from various sources.
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1. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte Yeah, I know. I'm getting right on it and reading this one before the end of the year. I'm constantly seeing this book on favorite classics lists and being told how great it is.

2. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott I never read this as kid, but I'm still interested in reading it. A lot of people list it as one of their favorite books from their childhood.

3. 1984, George Orwell People talk about this one a lot too. I have heard multiple people say that this book majorly impacted them, and I am excited to read it soon.

 

4. Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys I hear this is great from fans of historical fiction. I have read Out of the Easy by Sepetys and really enjoyed her writing. This book sounds beautiful; it follows a young girl and her family under the Stalinist Repression who are separated and sent to work camps.

5. Vampire Academy, Rachelle Mead I put this series on my top ten books I'm on the fence about list last week, and lots of people told me to give it a go, and I just might!

5. Falling Kingdoms, Morgan Rhodes This has been talked about a lot lately, and recommended to fantasy fans.

 

6. The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman  This book is everywhere and has been since its release late last year! I have read The Graveyard Book by Gaiman and I am interested in reading more of his works, but I think I'm going to read more of his middle grade fiction before moving on to his adult fiction.

7. The Sherlockian, Graham Moore This rec. comes from my mother, who is a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, She's the one who got me hooked on Sherlock, and she says I will love this book because both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde are in it. As soon as she mentioned Oscar, I knew I was going to have to read it.

8. The Wheel of Time Series, Robert Jordan This one comes from my dad. He is a huge epic fantasy reader and has read all thirteen of the books in this series, some multiple times and loves them! He talked me into reading the first two and I enjoyed them, but haven't continued on yet. He says they just keep getting better and better with every book.

9. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams This is my brother's recommendation. He loves this series, and has read them all. He talked me into reading the first one, and I thought it was okay, but I just don't think it's my thing. Regardless, he still tires to convince me to read them.

Leave me your recommendations and links down below!

18 comments:

  1. Interesting list! A few of those are books I've been meaning to read, like The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy and The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

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    1. I've heard all great things about The Ocean at the End of the Lane!
      thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Great list! I adore Little Women, I do highly recommend that book!

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    1. That's what I hear from everyone who reads it, which makes me want to read it even more!

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  3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is awesome, I definitely recommend it.
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    1. Everyone has good things to say about that book, I'll have to pick it up soon.

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  4. I'm so glad The Sherlockian made your list! I haven't seen people talk about the book. I hope you enjoy it when you read it :) It's a pretty good book. 1984 is on my to read list as well. I started the book, but I haven't finished it. I feel like it's a book that I need to be in a certain state of mind to read to comprehend everything. Jane Eyre is a beautiful book :) And I highly recommend the 2006 BBC Adaptation which is wonderful! The cover of your Little Women book is so pretty and again I recommend that one too! I hope you enjoy all of these books when you read them! Thanks for stopping my blog!
    Cheers,
    Savindi

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    1. I haven't seen anyone talk about the Sherlockian either! Thanks for the Jane Eyre recommendation, there are so many adaptations of that novel, its nice to have a place to start when I'm ready to watch them. I also love that edition of Little Women, Penguin Publishing always gets it right!
      thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Hitchhiker's Guide is so good! And once you read it you find it referenced so many places. And 1984 is wonderful, too, of course. Great list. Here's mine.

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    1. I'm very excited for 1984. I thought Hitchhiker's Guide was alright, I just don't think its my thing. But I can certainly appreciate the books style, and how it has impacted our culture.

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  6. Ohhh yup, your first three classics have of course been recommended to me many a time. I would recommend the Vampire Academy series, but just know that the first book isn't amazing or anything. But they do get really good as you read on!

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    1. I need to read those first three classics so I can tell people I've already read them and get some new recommendations!
      I've heard that a lot about VA. I may pick it up if I need a break from heavy reading.

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  7. Little Women and Jane Eyre used to be some of my favourite books -- they probably still are my favourite classics, with maybe Anne of Green Gables as well. I hope you do enjoy them when/if you get to read them!

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    1. I have heard a lot of great things about Anne of Green Gables too. I do plan on reading Jane Eyre and Little Women soon.
      thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I'm actually reading Jane Eyre right now (though only first two chapters SINCE JUNE, which is really bad, I know). But I did love the beginning and want to continue. And I forgot about quite a few of these! The Giver, Falling Kingdoms (a must read for me!), and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Vampire Academy is one that I'm not sure I want to read too, so I don't know if it'll ever happen.

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT! :)

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    1. I think the first part of Jane Eyre is a little slow and then it picks up, or so I have heard.

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  9. I have to admit, I have only read Jane Eyre (which I didn't love) and Little Women (which I liked). I really should read some of your list, since most of them are classics! Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    -Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. As a classics lover and a future English teacher, classics get recommended to me a lot!

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