Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we’re chatting it up about the top books I’d recommend to someone who doesn’t read. I’m going to focus on YA, since most of the people in my life are readers, but some of them still think YA is goofy. Or hokey. Or all about vampires. I mean, they have a point, I guess, since there are many books like that, but those aren’t the books I’d recommend anyway.
Also, I think it goes without saying that The Harry Potter series should be assigned reading for the entire world, so I’m not even going to list those (but technically I just did, didn’t I?).
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins– I know. Duh.
3. Divergent by Veronica Roth– Double Dog Duh
4. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness– Oh this one kills me! It slays me! So freaking good. Just trust me.
7. If I Stay by Gayle Forman– I know that the premise sounds like a super, mega downer and I’m not gonna lie, there are some very sad moments. But so much of this book is about life and those moments that make you love it. This story delves into familial love and friendship and romantic love and dreams for the future. You’ll smile and maybe swoon a bit. And yes, you’ll cry. But it will be so worth it.
8. I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan- Are you thinking “Blah blah blah. She always talks about this book”? I do. It’s true. It’s so good though, the way it explores love and how we’re connected to one another.
9. Wither by Lauren DeStefano– This one is disturbing, but it’s a good one. And it’s totally unique.
10. Graceling by Kristin Cashore– I love this book. I need to read it again so that I can review it because it is so totally excellent. This has another strong heroine, which is good, but I felt that the basic story was not only really well written , but very different.