Top Ten Tuesday- For People Who Like …

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week we are blabbing about books for people who like_________. Fill in the blanks. Now, we all know that everyone is going to do The Hunger Games. I am too (sort of) because HOLY CRAP THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD DYSTOPIANS OUT THERE (and because I recently did a TTT about retellings, further showing my inability/unwillingness to plan ahead)!!! But mostly it’s because there are so many good dystopians, I swear.

Anyhoo, I’m first going to list my books for HG peeps, but I’m also doing a second list for those who like funny, girly reads.First, we’ll tackle the serious stuff:

TOP TEN EIGHT BOOKS FOR HUNGER GAMES FANS

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth- Well that’s a huge duh, right?

2. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi- Oh yes, this was fantastic, especially because there was a great deal of kissing in the shower (mind out of the gutter. All clothing was intact. The shower hid the talking/smooching sounds from prying ears. Apparently, these were some LOUD kissers).

3. Legend by Marie Lu- This was so good! Good guys vs. Bad guys only the good guys are really the bad guys and the bad guys are really the good guys. Confused?  Just read it.

4. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater- Such a cool, somewhat dark premise. It isn’t a dystopian, but the setting, the writing, and the characters all lend themselves to that sort of feeling.  It’s excellent.

5. The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness Are you sick of me talking about these yet? I’ll never stop—NEVAR!!!!— because they are SO good!

6. Delirium by Lauren Oliver- I love this book. It’s so beautiful and painful. Dark like a dystopian and rich and lovely like a tragic romance.

7. Wither by Lauren DeStefano- Creepy and weird but totally addictive. And I double dog dare you not to like one of the “bad guys”, Linden.

8. The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld- Very cool, dark, Twilight Zone-ish premise.  And at the same time, some of the messages ring so true in today’s world.

AND  ONTO THE HAPPY…

TOP TEN FIVE BOOKS FOR FANS OF THE PRINCESS DIARIES (ie: funny, girly reads)

1. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart- Hello, hilarity and an awesome heroine who kicks major boy butt with her fabulous brains.

2. Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disaster by Meredith Zeitlin- This book is so, so funny. It hits on those awkward high school moments with such painful, honest clarity.

3. Past Perfect by Leila Sales- Strong heroine who is unafraid to be a rebel and who has a hilarious inner monologue?  Sign me up.

4. The Ruby Oliver books by E. Lockhart- I don’t know how to describe them except to say, OMG, Ruby, I love you. These books are SO funny.

5. Ten Things We Did and Probably Shouldn’t Have by Sarah Mylnowski- These girls are so awesomely clueless, but I love them. I really, really do.

 

Thaz all folks.

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16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday- For People Who Like …

  1. I totally passed on this TTT today… I wanted to think of something unique and my mind wouldn’t work. I’ve read most of the Dystopians you listed because… well, duh… they’re fantastic. But I love the books for Princess Diaries fans! I just finished The Disreputable History… and L.O.V.E.D IT!! I totally want to read all the other ones you listed, as well as read some more by e. lockhart!

    • I’m so glad you liked Frankie! Isn’t E. Lockhart fabulous? I wish I had an ounce of her awesomeness. I’m totally due for a Frankie reread.

  2. Loud kissers! That cracked me up! I also oddly loved Legend.

    I have one quibble with your list though… I didnt love Past Perfect because I thought the heroine was weak! She could organize sabotage, but emotionally? She was mooning around over a bad (but normal type sucky) relationship for like 7/8 of the book!

    Ok, done with quick rant 🙂 i loved the setting so i was disappointed…

    • Mary, you can quibble with me any day! I think I loved Chelsea so much because her inner monologue was so funny. All the funny stuff she’d think/say about her dad had me rolling. I agree that she was way too sappy about Ezra, but I think that for you and I as adults that’s so much easier for us to say. I bet at her age I’d have been doing the same dumb thing, oblivious to the fact that there were plenty of better guys out there just waiting to be kissed. 🙂

  3. Great lists!! I did THG too… I had to! I’m in love with dystopians and it’s the just easiest comparision to make lol. I can’t wait to read Divergent! I’m STILL on the waiting list at the library because that’s the only place I can get a copy (without breaking the bank). Past Perfect sounds really cute too! That’s definitely one that’s creeping up on my radar!

    • I totally hear you about Divergent. I’m number 99,999 in line for Insurgent right now and I can’t justify buying it because I feel like I have too many other books to read. By the time I finish them, hopefully Insurgent is in! On the other side of the coin, Past Perfect is super-adorable. Have you read Leila Sales? She’s so funny. I really enjoyed her first book,. Mostly Good Girls. She has a funny, dorky sense of humor.

  4. I definitely need to read some of those last five books! Loved TPD, and I recently read the first two books in the Boyfriend List series and loved them too. I definitely need to read more of Lockhart’s books. Thanks for the list, my TBR just got a bit bigger!

    • 🙂 Anytime! The Boyfriend books are so funny. E Lockhart is one of those writers whose stories are so hilarious and (seemingly) effortlessly cool.

  5. Ooh, i didn’t know Shatter Me was a dystopian. And it’s got good swoony times too, you say? Someone just got moved up on the TBR list! 😉
    i’ve been interested in Wither too. Good to know that it’s a good read.

  6. Oooh I love dystopians (and you’re right THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD DYSTOPIANS OUT THERE!!!) (which is a good thing, because I love them!) I’ve read all the ones on your list apart from:

    Shatter Me (which I want to read)
    The Scorpio Races (which is on my shelf at the moment, which I am going to read soon!) (Even sooner now, after your recommendation!)
    The Knife Of Never Letting Go (which I also now want to read!)

    Great list 🙂

    Catherine x
    The Book Parade

    • Hey Catherine! Let me know how you like those books. The Chaos Walking trilogy is my favorite of those, but man oh man, they’re all really good. 🙂

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