Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. Apparently, they are overly fond of list-making and love to share their bookish lists with the rest of us book nerds. =) We're game.
This week's topic is the Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read -- whether because they think it's a "you" book or it's just been generally recommended so often.April's Picks:
The Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout - I've had these books recommended to me by so many people. I will eventually get to them when I'm old and gray.
Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin - I'm a huge fan of the show. My husband and I love it. My brother however calls me all the time to tell me how the episodes differ from the original story and the books are so much better, blah blah blah. I know I know, but I can only read so much! lol. :)
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater - These books didn't interest me at all, but Jen says they are really good, so now I'm going to have to read them.
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta - Again, lots of people recommend this one. I really must read it soon.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - My cousin is the first person to recommend this to me. She's an english teacher and swears I have to read it. I actually recently started listening to the audio from my Library and I like it a lot. I only have two days till it expires though, and I can't renew. So I may need to finish with my kindle or just put it on hold again.
What it comes down to is... There are just too many books and not enough time! I wish I could read everything! :)
The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner - Shae mentions this one frequently and I keep promising I'm going to give it a chance. The first book was on sale recently for Kindle and I picked it up. Now to find the time.
The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta - Everyone and their mama has loved these books and insisted that I MUST read them. I have the first book, so I don't know what I'm waiting for...except maybe to procure the other two books so I can read them back-to-back. Though, I have been considering the audiobooks...anyone listened to those? Are they any good?
The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima - Another one that TONS of people swear by and rec to me often. It's an obvious TBR add considering my love of fantasy.
The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout - More recommendations for this one than I know what to do with, but Danielle assures me that even if I don't love the first book, I should keep reading because it's her least favorite in the series.
Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce - I think this is one of the first books Summer ever listened to on audio, and she LOVED it and went on to recommend it to anyone she knew listened to books on audio, including me. I'm much more likely to get to an audiobook than a physical copy these days.
I've been recommended a ton of books over the years, but these are the standouts and the ones that I'm still hesitant to pick up, for whatever reason. Maybe I'm just afraid I'll be the black sheep and I don't want to disappoint my reading buddies?
We'd love to know what books have been recommended to you time and time again or if you have any MUST READS for us. :) Be sure to share a link to your TTT post so we can visit!