Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (3-26-13)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week, 
they post a different topic, and you get to create your own top ten list. So, this week's 
topic is:

Books I Recommend the Most
1) Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - I think this is one of the greatest stories ever told and it's nonfiction! It's so great that it's easy to get lost in and marvel at how amazing Louis is. I recommend this book to women, men, young, old, people who hate to read, people who don't like nonfiction ... it just breaks boundaries in terms of genres and it's something that I think anyone will enjoy.
2) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - another book that just defies genres and is easy for anyone to read and take something away from it. I also love talking to people about this book because everyone takes away something different from it.
3) The Help by Kathryn Stockett - so many people read this book because of the movie, but I still recommend it to people. It's a fascinating story and Stockett is able to convey a message without ever getting on a soapbox. A moving novel, that's for sure.
4) Bossypants by Tina Fey - I recommend this book to every woman that I know because Tina just gets women and what it takes to get through in this world. She doesn't preach, she doesn't make it sound like it's super easy or super hard, she just tells it like it is. And she's so down to earth that you feel as if you are best friends with her by the time you finish the book.
5) Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn - I just finished this one a few weeks ago (the review is scheduled to go up soon!) but I cannot stop talking about this book! It had me on the edge of my seat, trying to guess what was going to happen next. I was disturbed yet totally enthralled with the story. I've been recommending it to people who like grusome or scary things!
6) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - I absolutely loved this book, which is odd because I normally don't like fantasy, but I was so enraptured by this book that I read it very fast. If someone is looking for something out of their comfort zone, I recommend this one.
7) The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach - I consider this book a modern day classic because it has so many themes that it touches upon, making up this sweeping narrative. I often recommend this to people who don't like sports, because even though I don't like baseball, this novel gives you an appreciation of what it takes to be an athlete.
There are a lot of books that I tell people about, but these are the ones that I recommend the most. Which books do you recommend to people? Let me know!     


  1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - that's a great one, loved it!

  2. You've got some really good books on your list. To Kill a Mockingbird, The Help.

  3. I loved The Help and The Night Circus too - and can't praise them enough. Awesome list!

    Tanya Patrice

  4. TKAMB is on my list too. The Night Circus is on my tbr pile. And Sharp Objects is now on my wishlist! Loved Gone Girl.

  5. I just finished Unbroken and put it on my list as well. I agree with your assessment that it's a story for everyone!
    - Amy, odetojoandkatniss.wordpress.com

  6. I wasn't a fan of Gone Girl but wanted to try another by her, Sharp Things it is. I like your list.