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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