Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Top Ten Books that People have been telling me I must read

The theme this week for Top Ten Tuesday is "top ten books that people have been telling me I must read". I've included eight books people tell me I must read for the first time and two that people tell me I should re-read.

Books people have been telling me I must read

  1. Hunger Games by Susanna Collins: Everyone feels the need to tell me that I MUST read it... random people.
  2. Divergent by Veronica Roth: Again, everyone tells me I should read it. To be clear, I am not into YA dystopian. I'm sure you enjoy it and I have heard good things about both of these books and I'm sure they have many good points but they're not for me. 
  3. Wuthering Heights- Eventually I'm going to read it... I promise. 
  4. Peralandra by C.S. Lewis
  5. That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis- I read the first of C.S. Lewis's space trilogy and never got around to reading the rest. Not that I didn't like Out of the Silent Planet but life just got in the way. 
  6. The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers- People tell me to read it and I tell myself to read it. I'm thinking it will be on my Christmas list this year so hopefully next year I'll be reading it. 
  7. The Giver by Lois Lowry- I did actually mean to read it before the movie came out but obviously I failed at that. :( 
  8. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell- Very popular in the book blogging community. 

Books people have been telling me I must RE-read

  1. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss- I read it a long time ago when I was younger and I just wasn't terribly taken by it. It was so different from the movie that I have always loved that it was hard to like the book. However, my two older siblings insist that it is an amazing book and that while the book and film are different they are both great in their own way. So I am going to try and re-read it. 
  2. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien- I found it enjoyable enough last year when I read it for the first time but my brother informs me I have to LOVE it and that I just need to re-read it. We'll see. 

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12 comments:

  1. Fangirl is really good. I liked Hunger Games and Divergent, but if you're not into YA dystopia then they're not for you.
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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm thinking I might dare Fangirl someday. :)

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  2. I've been meaning to re-read The Silmarillion as well (only read it once when I was in high school) but with the number of books on my to-read pile at the moment, I don't think that re-read will be happening anytime soon...

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    1. I think I will re-read it eventually, but, same as you, I have so many books on my to-read pile right now that it isn't a priority.

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  3. I really love The Silmarillion. It's such a beautiful book, I feel guilty that I haven't read it this summer as I normally do. I've also been meaning to read The Giver before the movie came out---unfortunately it ended up on my list too. :)

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    1. Glad to know others are scrambling to get The Giver done. ;)

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  4. I've read some reviews that made me thing that Fangirl might not be for me but I did enjoy Attachments. And the Giver! The Giver is one of those I almost feel guilty at this point for not reading! Thanks for reminding me about Swiss Family Robinson. Like you I read it when I was younger and was not in love. I'm working on my list for Classics Club and I'll have to add that one to it.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who wasn't enamored by Swiss Family Robinson. :)

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  5. Ok, I have to say that you MUST read the Hunger Games. Don't worry about Divergent it's more of a fluffy read in my opinion. The Giver was the first dystopian I ever read in 6th grade so many years ago now. It blew my mind and changed my reading habits forever! WOW! I like the movies for fun, but they are completely over rated compare the the brilliance of these books. Happy reading.
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    1. If I like The Giver I might give the Hunger Games a try. Thanks! :)

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  6. Oh wow! I so want to read The Giver,I see it absolutely everywhere! I know what you mean about the Dystopian thing. I happen to like Dystopian novels and am not so hot on New Adult or Romance, yet still they are constantly recommended time and time again to me! Thanks for dropping by on my list!

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  7. I've read both the Hunger Games and Divergent and I like Divergent better (although the ending was downright awful :() and Fangirl is on my list of books to read

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