Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me That I MUST Read
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the Brooke and the Bookish. This week's list is of books people have been recommending often to me.
"Jonathan Strange and Mister Norrell" by Susanna Clark
People have been recommending this to me for years. I keep meaning to read, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.
"Malice" by John Gwayne
Everybody's going on about how amazing this is. I am not sure wether or not I want to read it yet, though.
"The Host" by Stephanie Meyer
After my brief time as a "Twilight" fan (it was a dark time), I vowed I would never touch another of Meyer's books with a ten-feet-pole. This does not keep one of my friends to keep recommending me this. She assures me that it's better than "Twilight", but I don't intend to find out.
"The School for Good and Evil" by Soman Chainani
Unlike "The Host", I actually really want to read this one. It looks adorable and I really like the idea of the premise.
"I am Charlotte Simmons" by Tom Wolfe
This, like "Jonathan Strange and Mister Norrell" is a book that was first recommended to me years ago, and I have often been told that I should read it. I have never been in the mood to, though.
"Poison Study" by Maria V. Snyder
So many people loved this book, and so naturally this is recommended often. I like the premise, and the reviews have been glowing, but something still holds me back from this book.
"Grave Mercy" by Robin LaFevres
This is another book a lot of people have loved, and also a book that has a premise that's right up my alley (Give me all the book with a female assassin main character in a fantasy setting. Give them to me!), so it figures that I would get this recommended a lot.
"Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel
A friend of mine has read this and he's adamant that I should read it, too. I swear that I will... at one point.
"A Great and Terrible Beauty" by Libba Bray
People keep recommending this to me, but I have tried to read it once and never went past the first chapters. I absolutely could not stand the main character from the very first page, so I have no plans to read this any time soon.
"Shadow and Bone" by Leigh Bardugo
A couple of friends of mine have read this book and they keep recommending it to me, and I like the idea of the Grisha. It also sounds as though this book will focus a lot on the love triangle, though. And it has been getting a lot of mixed reviews, so I'm conflicted about reading it.