Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me I MUST Read
So, being a reader has one pretty big and pretty awesome occupational hazard: I get a TON of book recommendations. And I love it. I love it when people recommend books to me! I love the feeling of knowing that a friend thought of a book and thought of me, and decided to set us up. I love knowing someone else has already run through the book once and thought it was good enough to recommend. I love knowing that there will be someone on the other side with whom to discuss the book when I finish. I love knowing there are people I can go to when I don't know what to read next, and they'll have a dozen prospective books at the ready. Receiving book recommendations really is awesome.
In the circle of recommended books I get, a few books tend to pop up more often than others. Here is my list of the top ten books that get recommended to me the most:
I read Cinder and loved it, but decided to wait until the rest of the books were released before I continued the series. I've been happy to see that others have enjoyed the series and say that it gets better and better as it goes. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more, I just want to wait a little longer before jumping in!
9. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Emma Watson's recommendation is enough for me.
8. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Eleanor & Park just doesn't hold the draw for me that her other books do. Everyone keeps saying I should give it a chance anyway. (I mean, it is Rainbow Rowell after all.) They're probably right, but I'm just not sure I want to read it.
7. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
For some reason, an unusual portion of the world thinks of me when they read this book.
6. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
The Internet has been screaming at me to read this book for the last several weeks. I think I will oblige, thank you very much.
5. The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
When I was young I thought this series was just a Harry Potter knock off. Clearly, though, it has become its own niche. Plus, many HP fans are also PJ fans. Always a good sign.
4. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
You know who you are. Yes, I will read it. Someday.
3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
It's just so HEAVY. But I'll read it eventually!
2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I love how many people LOVE this book. I'm curious about it, but I found out a few spoilers and now I'm not sure if I should read it or not.
1. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
As an introvert, I'm told I will love this book, and be thrilled that someone is finally speaking my language. It intrigues me, but nonfiction just isn't as exciting to me as dragons. Sorry. I'll probably read it on an airplane one day or something.
What books frequently get recommended to you?