This week on The Broke and the Bookish blog’s Top Ten Tuesday is 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), so here is mine for your viewing entertainment.
1) 11/22/63 by Stephen King – I can’t normally read King’s style of writing even though his plots and characters are brilliant, but so many people have told me I will love it.
2) Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo – I actually did end up reading this book but only after it was pushed on me repeatedly by a book-loving friend of mine who insisted I would love it.
3) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – I’ve tried to it and it is flouted as one of the best books of this century but still haven’t gotten around to reading the damn thing.
4) Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey – Goodreads and several groups on there have been throwing this one in my face so I finally added it to my TBR list, just to shut everyone up.
5) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Finally caved and read this book after months of being told that I had to experience it. Bawled my eyes out.
6) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne – Recommended by a former coworker of mine who thought it was a very “me” book. Added it to the TBR and haven’t thought of it since.
7) The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver – I’ve had several people tell me that this is a “must read” but I just can’t quite get into the right mindset for reading it.
8) Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb – A book lover told me about this author and suggested this book as a starting point, a book which I don’t feel nearly as interested in as some of her other work.
9) Life of Pi by Yann Martel – I really, really, really want to read this book before I watch the movie but I’m finding it impossible to actually sit down and read it, or even watch the movie.
10) Catch-22 by Joseph Heller – I’ve been told to read this book, I’m intrigued by the concept of this book, it’s supposed to be a great novel but I just can’t seem to read it.