Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Recommend the Most

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the awesome peeps over at The Broke and the Bookish , where they suggest lists of all sorts of things to share and we come together to broaden our bookish surroundings!


Of course, as many of you other bookish people, I have many more than just 10 to recommend, but I was able to contain myself. Though if you happen to be looking for a recommendation on a genre that isn’t on my list, feel free to ask away!  I am constantly in the mood for different types of books (this explains my need to read 2-3 books at the same time) so I’ll be listing a few different genres here in no particular order, for others like myself that like to look for a slightly specific book recommendation.

IF I Stay by Gayle Forman & The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Tear Jerkers: So for anyone who takes me up on these two, you should also buy it along with a box of tissues. I would recommend these to anyone in the mood for heavy hitters.  They deal with love and loss on different levels, that my heart both hurts and smiles just thinking about them.(You can also check out my review for If I Stay)

Divergent by Veronica Roth

For someone looking for a real good dystopian, I would definitely point them in this direction, so much action with real solid characters. But most of you probably know this already…

Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

This one made me feel, angry, sad, and happy sometimes all at the same time while laughing!  Yes, it is possible to feel them all at the same time, if you doubt me, pick this one up and see for yourself =).

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

One of the most beautiful worlds I have ever been transported into is located right on the pages of this book.  This place is so beautifully vivid that I still find myself wishing that I could live in The Night Circus.

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

A light, sweet book that I would recommend to anyone that wants a contemporary romance YA quick-read.  I could be biased, because I practically grew up in San Francisco, and my boyfriend currently goes to Berkeley, and my favorite holiday is Halloween, but still, it’s an awesome book! 😉

Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

If you saw my last TTT, you saw that Mr. Palahniuk’s books were also on that list, because I love his eccentric stories.  This was actually the first book of his that made me fall in love with his way of story telling.  As with most of his stuff, it is at times unnerving, funny, and makes you think odd things about yourself.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas & Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Who doesn’t love a book where the MC is a girl that can kick-ass and hold her own in a world dominated by men!?(<- if you don’t, come talk to me, we’ll fix that ;)) These next two are great, action-packed, adventure/fantasy novels that I would recommend to both gals and guys alike.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

I wanted to recommend the entire Inheritance Cycle, but I’m only ¾ done with it… I will to get on that!  But seriously great high fantasy stuff right here, with unexpected twists and turns!  This is the only one on this list with not much romance, but with all of the other aspects of the story, it’s really not necessary!

Hopefully I was able to help you find something that you may like! Let me know what’s on your TTT list if you have one! If you don’t have your own list,  are there any I suggested that you may add to your TBR pile?!


16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sabina
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 08:25:58

    I loved Divergent, Throne of Glass and Graceling. Great picks. I am actually very close to ordering If I Stay, The Fault In Our Stars, Silver Linings Playbook and Lola and The Boy Next Door! I love the sound of all of them.

    My Top Ten

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books


  2. angelicreader
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 10:29:03

    Yay! So happy to see The Night Circus made it on another list!
    And I totally get reading 2 to 3 books at a time. Which is what I am currently doing. Uhm Black Rose, Black Moon and The Copper Tuners. All 3 completely different genres.


    • sooozin
      Mar 27, 2013 @ 05:27:33

      Oh my, lol, I had to looked up all three of those on goodreads, but that sounds like fun! I look forward to the reviews by the way ;)! I’m on Game of Thrones, Rockoholic, and Gone Girl right now! Haha, we should do a challenge where we write one scene in which all of the books we’re currently reading clash in one crazy heap of a world!


  3. Angelica @ Paperback Princess
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 11:23:24

    So many people have The Night Circus in their list 🙂 Divergent just skimmed it for me, I was contemplating it, but it’d have been my number 11 if there was an 11 LOL

    My Top Ten.

    Have a great week!


    • sooozin
      Mar 27, 2013 @ 05:49:05

      Haha, I know! Too bad it wasn’t a Top Twenty Tuesday, cause then I would have gone to town on that list as well! There are just too many good books out there to recommend to everyone!


  4. stuckinva
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 17:06:50

    I’m in the middle of The NIght Circus and I’m really enjoying it. 😀 If I Stay/Where She went are in my TBR pile and I keep thinking I need to read them like…yesterday.


    • sooozin
      Mar 27, 2013 @ 06:16:37

      I am kind of jealous of you right now, cause you get to experience The Night Circus for the very first time with fresh eyes. And there is seriously no feeling like reading an utterly incredible book for the first time, right?!? =) Let me know what you thought after both The Night Circus and If I Stay, hopefully my recs don’t let you down!


  5. Alice in Readerland
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 18:58:50

    I still really need to read Divergent! 🙂 My TTT list:

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland


  6. Roxy @ Story Envy
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 23:08:22

    I really have to check out Throne of Glass, I loved Graceling and I loves me some awesome kick-ass heroines!

    Then I really need to read Eragon, I love high fantasy! 😀

    I agree with The Fault in Our Stars and If I Stay, they were some of the very few contemporary books I like! Although when I was reading The Fault in Our Stars I was wondering when my face suddenly turned into a waterfall… seriously, I think there are tear stains all over the last 60 pages. O.o

    Thanks for sharing your recommendations!
    Roxy @ Story Envy


    • sooozin
      Mar 27, 2013 @ 06:47:12

      I hope you have as much fun as I did reading Throne of Glass when you get to it =)

      Ohh myyy, I’m seriously starting to love high-fantasy books the more I read them! I’m doing a read-a-long for A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire) right now, and it’s way better than I thought it would be. You should join in if you haven’t already read it =)

      Haha, my boyfriend walked in on me reading those last 60 pages with watery eyes and instantly said “what’s wrong? are you okay?” after I turned to him and pointed at the book, he proceeded to laugh at me! But amazing books nonetheless!

      Thank you so much for stopping by and chatting!! =)


  7. Gabbi Calabrese
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 01:15:14

    I agree with what you said about If I Stay and The Fault in Our Stars. They both ended up on my list as well.

    My Top Ten! 🙂


  8. bookburgh
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 22:10:25

    I somehow held in the tears for If I Stay but with TFiOS I was a total crying mess! And I know I fan-girled about Chuck P. on your page last week, but Invisible Monsters is definitely my go-to recommendation for him. It’s my favorite and I think it walks the perfect line between kooky and really good story telling.


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