Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Recommend the Most

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 Top Ten  Books I Recommend The Most

1. The Diviners by Margaret Laurence
One of my favorite books ever, I was assigned this by my favorite professor in my first seminar on Post-Colonialism and it stayed with me ever since, so did Margaret Laurence and Canadian Literature, this was the start of everything. It’s a wonderful story that makes me cry and gives me goosebumps every time I read it.
2. The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch
Another one of my absolute favorite books, I read it before my last year of high school and for a long time there was nothing better than this for me. Harry Mulisch is a Dutch author and he’s a master of prose, this book is his masterpiece.
3. Eating Animals by Jonathan Saffran Foer
Meat-eater, vegetarian, vegan, whatever, everybody should read this book to at least be aware of everything that is going on in the industry connected to eating animals. It’s an honest exploration of the industry in all its forms.
4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
This series is what got me into YA Dystopia, I can’t even exactly say what it is about the series but it gets to me and it does things to me.
5. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
Actually I recommend the whole series, I came to it quite late but I’m glad I finally end up reading it, so funny, beautiful and real.
6. The Other Hand by Chris Cleave
I picked this up at the library randomly because of the bright orange cover. It doesn’t say much on the dust jacket so I had no idea what I was in for but I was intrigued. It’s good. Really good.
7. Room by Emma Donoghue
So good, so sad, so wonderfully written. This will stay with you for a while if you read it.

8. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
If you love dogs, or animals in general, this is a must read. Beautiful, funny and sad. It will make you laugh, smile, cry and feel good. I do also want to give a shout out to A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey which are equally beautiful.
9. Wilfair by Alysia Gray Painter
This series is fun, different and just something that makes you feel good. On top of that Alysia is a wonderful person and everybody should read her books and hang out at her blog.
10. Divergent by Veronica Roth
Another YA Dystopia that pulled me in, I love it. The concept of the society this series is set in is a really interesting one and I really like that the protagonist is just a “regular” girl.

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’d Like to Start

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Top Ten Series I’d Like To Start But Haven’t Yet 

These are not in any particular order, I just put them down as they came.
1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
I come across this one all the time, I just never got around to reading it myself. I put it on my to-read-next list so I’m going to tackle this one soon. Finally.

2. Across The Universe by Beth Revis
I’ve been meaning to read this for ages, somehow I keep putting it off because it’s set in space and all but it gets good reviews so I should finally check it out.

3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Tayloer
This doesn’t really sound like my kind of book but it keeps showing up everywhere so I figured I should at least give it a chance.
4. MaddAddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood
I’m an Atwood scholar yet I haven’t read the latest books yet, shame on me!

5. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
One of those big series many people have read and probably everybody has heard about. I’ve had it recommended to me but I never got around to starting it. Some day.
6. Uglies by Scott Westerfield
This has been on my to read list since forever, this is finally going to be the year I start it! At least according to my book resolutions for 2013
7. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
I’ve only ever saw the movie and hang my head in shame.
8. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabbot
I’ve enjoyed Meg Cabot books before and this is obviously a Cbot ust read. I just haven’t yet.
9. Ruby Oliver by E. Lockhart
This one of those authors that I always mean to read but never did so far
10. Little Blue Envelope
Another one of those authors I always mean to read because people love her but I never do. Plus this series seems like fun.