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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me I MUST Read

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is: Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me I Must Read. I'll have to do this generally because people don't very often recommend books to me - that's usually my job! 

Chaos Walking Series by Patrick Ness - I've had a copy of The Knife of Letting Go for ages and read the first couple of pages but couldn't get into it. I've been told it gets better but who knows if I'll ever find out.

Butter by Erin Jade Lange - People have been raving about this for ages and for a long time it was on the 'must read' shelf at my local bookshop.

Unsticky by Sarra Manning - I really liked Sarra Manning's books when I was a teenager and my friend said her adult novels are just as good. However, I haven't gotten around to getting a copy yet.

My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher - This was a buzz book a few years ago and a couple of real life people (yes real life people!) actually recommended it to me. 

Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys - Same goes for this one. 

The Host by Stephanie Meyer - I haven't seen the film either. One day I'll get to it. 

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer - I've started it but never finished. I'm not good with terribly sad stories. 

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - Again, I've started it. I can see why my friend and everyone else raves about it but...there's a BBC production due at the end of the year. I might just watch that instead - sacrilege, I know. 

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler - I've had this recommended to me a few times too and finally bought a copy at the beginning of the year. I might read it as the summer winds down (well, judging by our weather at the moment, summer is already OVER in the UK). 

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - I believe I have been given two copies of this and look forward to eventually reading it. Actually, it's the kind of book I'm in the mood for now so maybe I'll start it this week.

I'm looking forward to seeing what's on everybody's lists because I'm guessing there won't be as many new releases compared to a list like 'My Winter TBR List'. Since I don't get too many recommendations sent my way (feel free to nominate yourself as my book recommender if you feel up to the challenge) I'm hoping to discover some hidden gems! 


  1. A LOT of these are on my TBR. When I'll get to them though is anyone's guess! Have heard great things about most of them too.

    R x

    My TTT: I need to do the scrolling thing, where I want to leave a comment but need to comment on post content so I'm going up and down all the time!

    #1 is also on my list, I was in a mad panic to get it read ASAP, but it's gone on the back-burner for a while.
    #2 I love that gif. Also, I know these are quite highly recommended but I can't cope with the covers, especially the UK ones, it looks like a series for 9-12 year olds.
    #3 Don't feel bad, I haven't read ANY of them yet.
    #4 I have to read Code Name Verity yet, but I want to
    #5 Can be confusing at the start, but the whole series is worth it, here - have another rec :)
    #6 Intrigues me, but again, the age-range puts me off a little, plus there's a lot of them
    #7 I've considered buying this so many times. There was a movie (flop) wasn't there??
    #8 I see this EVERYWHERE. I'm all for contemporaries but this one didn't inspire me to read it, BUT it gets rave reviews all the time. Hmmm...
    #9 Is on my list. I own the trilogy and I've made a start on it. All good so far.

    Not really, but HP is the best thing in the world ever.

    R x

  2. I have NO IDEA what happened there ^^^ do you have two comments from me? Or is it just me who's seeing that?! Strange!!

    1. Ha yes there are two comments - never mind! Thanks for commenting anyway!

  3. The Host and Wolf Hall are on my list, too. I really want to read Wolf Hall, while The Host is there because a friend of mine keeps trying to convince me to read it, and I'm resisting.
    My TTT

    1. Yeah my friend has been telling me to read The Host for years too. I'll get to it eventually!


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