Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books people say you MUST read

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)


The Fault in our Stars by John Green

I will probably never read this book. I generally don’t enjoy reading books that cripple you emotionally, but EVERYONE (and their brother, sister, cousin, roommate, etc.) is recommending it.


Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Tiger Lily has been recommended a lot in general because it is apparently beautifully written. I may read this at some point in the future. 


Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Everyone who is lucky enough to have read an ARC or has already received their copy (mine should be coming in the mail soon!!) is recommending this book. I WILL be reading this one because Anna and the French Kiss is just about the greatest book ever (Lola was pretty good too). 

4, 5, 6, & 7

Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, Landline, & Attachments

The majority of the bookish community seems to love Rainbow Rowell and thus, her books are always being recommended to me. I actually own three of her books (Fangirl, Eleanor & Park, and Attachments), but I haven’t gotten around to reading them yet. 


Divergent by Veronica Roth

I’ve read Divergent, but because of the movie hype, everyone seems to be recommending it. Although, I’m not surprised because V. Roth is amazing!


The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Several people have recommended this book to me personally. I agree that I would like it and it’s nearing the top of my TBR pile. 


Heist Society by Ally Carter

I loved the Gallagher Girls books, but have been weary of the Heist Society series. Everyone who has read both series’ by Ally Carter have been insisting that I read Heist Society. I bought a copy a few days ago and it’s nearing the top of my TBR pile. 


  1. Fangirl is a definite DEFINITE must read. The entire book is made of awesome and since you're a writer, you'll connect to it really well :)

    1. Ooh! I've very intrigued! I promise, I will read Fangirl soon!

  2. I had the same feelings toward TFiOS to begin with too, but I finally buckled down and read it a couple years ago, and I really really loved it. Tiger Lily is another emotionally crippling book that I read recently and it is indeed beautiful. I haven't read any of Rowell's books apart from Fangirl which I LOVED, but I don't really think her others are my kind of thing. Great list, Ashley! :)

    -Emily @ Books & Cleverness

    1. I have the hardest time reading books that are even borderline sad. Maybe I'll get over this feeling and give TFIOS and Tiger Lily a chance.

  3. I've owned Fangirl for a couple months and I still haven't read it. It's almost to the point where I'm starting to feel guilty about it. TFiOS is really great. I think it deserves the hype its gotten, give it a shot if you can. :)

    My TTT

    1. Same here! Lately, I've been buying new books and then reading those books before the books I bought a few months ago. I'm pretty sure I've personally offended Fangirl and possibly the whole bookish community by letting it sit on my self, unread, for months.

      I believe that TFIOS deserves it's hype. The only reason I don't want to read it is because I have a hard time reading sad books.

  4. I really did not want to read TFIOS at one point because I have a phobia of sad books. In the end I buckled and I loved it (though it is emotionally crippling so be warned). Divergent I loved too though I'm a little unsure whether I want to go on because I've (a) heard terrible things about the last book and (b) have heard a pretty major spoiler that has sort of ruined it for me. Rainbow Rowell made my list too!

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    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

    1. I have a phobia of sad books too! I get so absorbed in what I read (what booknerd doesn't?). I would just rather be absorbed with comedy and swoon worthy awesomeness than have a three-week cry fest. =)

  5. There are some good books on your list that you need to read. I loved the beginning of everything. It's one of the few books that I didn't predict how everything worked. It was a great book!


    1. I really want to read the Beginning of Everything! I'm going to try to not buy any new books until I read that one (like that will ever happen!).