May 3, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Books Recommended to Me

The Kite Runner

1.  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Not a typical book for me, but had to give it a try when it was constantly being recommended to me.  I was totally caught up in this book, and I still consider this one of my favorites.

Match Me If You Can (Chicago Stars, #6)

2.  Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

So glad I listened to the librarian.  I read this in one day, and giggled the whole way through.  A great romance!

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

3.  City of Bones- Cassandra Clare

This one was recommended by almost every blog I follow.  After so many great reviews I took the hint and got the book.  One of my favorite series.

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

4.  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Recommended by a friend when I said I was in the mood to read a big fat juicy book I could escape in.  I was definitely transported all ending with me cursing my friend for my lack of sleep, as well as the bags under my eyes.  I stopped reading this series after book 3.  Why? I don't have a freaking clue.  Maybe because of my new found fear of big fat books...hmm?

Shanghai Girls

5.  Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

Read a review by a blogger I completely trust, and picked it up at my local library.  Confirmed my good choice after librarian gushed about it while checking me out.  I mean come on she pushed me to read Match Me If You Can, if she recommends I'm getting.  She also recommended the movie Amelie to me by the way, and I love, love that movie.

Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, #1)

6.  Sloppy Firsts- Megan McCafferty

Another friend recommendation.  Not done with the series yet, but i'll get to it eventually. Great young adult book.  It's raw, and real.

Heartsick (Gretchen Lowell, #1)

7.  Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

Recommend by blogger friend.  Not a huge thriller fan, but I'm so glad I gave this a try.  Need to get my hands on the latest, Night Season.

Firefly Lane

8.  Firefly Lane By Kristin Hannah

Actually was recommended the author.  I was just told pick any one of her books.  I went with Firefly Lane because  I already had a copy in my TBR, and I loved it.  

The Help
9.  The Help by Kathryn Stockett

This one was recommended on the PBS forum.  So  many great characters.  Just a all around good solid read.

I Capture the Castle

10.  I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Recommend by someone at a bookstore.  It was in the sale books for a dollar, and she said that was bargain because the story was at least worth 10 dollars.  How can you not buy the book after that, and for a buck to boot.  

The book that has been most recommended to me is the one book I haven't read...Harry Potter.  I've gotten blank stares when I mention that I've never read any of them, then a "OMG".  Maybe this summer.


  1. City of Bones was also recommended to me but by a friend and I am so thankful for that! I'm such a TMI fan now <3.

  2. absolutely horrified you haven't read harry potter, I really hope you do! you won't be sorry. The rest of your list is great so I'm sure you'll love them! Especially 4-7, those are the best ones!!

  3. The Kite Runner!! I love that book! It's on my list too! I keep hearing about City of Bones. Even my mom has started telling me that I need to read them. Sigh. I'll have to get reading those soon.

  4. Okay, that's the third mention of City of Bones today. I'm off to Amazon!

    Here's my gratitude list: Top Ten Books I'm Happy Were Recommended to Me. I hope you will stop by!

  5. I love the Outlander books- great choice!

  6. I don't know if you have read any other books by Lisa See, but they are really good! (Here's another recommendation for you haha)

  7. I haven't read any of these but they've all been recommended in one way or another so I look forward to finally enjoying them!

  8. The Help was a good book. Happy Reading 2 U.

  9. YAY for Outlander! It's my favorite series.

    I almost put The Kite Runner on my list too, except no one really recommended it... unless the NY Times counts, lol.

  10. Great list. I've read a couple of these but the rest look really good.

  11. I ♥ the story of how you got _I Capture the Castle_. I've got this one waiting for me on my nightstand.
    Fun list!

  12. Now that you've read Match Me if You Can, you MUST read Natural Born Charmers by SEP. Love, Love, LOVE it!!

  13. I Capture the Castle is one I've always wanted to read.

  14. The Jessica Darling books are so cute. I love them. I remember when everyone was recommending Kite Runner, but I hadn't heard much about it for a while.

    Check out my list here


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