Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original meme hosted at Broke and Bookish! The top ten of this week:

March 26: Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most

1. Cast in Shadow (Chronicles of Elantra, #1) Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara- I can't pimp out this book enough! I adore this series it is one of my absolute favourites and while the first is the weakest it is totally worth reading!
2.Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) Storm Front by Jim Butcher- Again the first book is not the best of the series but this becomes so incredible. There's a meta plot that knits the books together but still smaller plot points being dealt with in ever book.
3.Darkfever (Fever #1)Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning- I traveled to New Orleans for the book launch of Iced, enough said! But really this series is set in Dublin and written in a way its hard to put down!
4.If I Stay (If I Stay #1)If I Stay by Gayle Forman- Possibly my favourite realistic/contemporary fiction I have ever read. This book made me cry my eyes out! I keep lending my copy out. Cannot praise this book enough.
5.Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1)Bitten by Kelley Armstrong- While you don't have to start at the beginning, I didn't I started with book 2 without realizing it was book 2, I recommend it. Another series filled with well developed characters. Each book is written from another one of the women's point of view.
6.Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1) Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry- I am looking so forward to this sequel. It is just such a great book. I had nothing negative to say after finishing it.
7.A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin- Yes these books are huge but the first 3 are worth the read. They are epic fantasy in which no character is safe. You really don't know what could happen next. The quality of the books really falls off after the third one in my opinion though.
8.Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) Moon Called by Patricia Briggs- Definitely one of my favourite Urban Fantasy series. An easy to feel for heroine who is strong in her own right. She is damaged but loyal. Love her.
9.Cross Bones (Temperance Brennan, #8) Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs- This is my favourite of the series and as they can be read out of order ( I don't necessarily recommend it if you are going to read them all anyway) I recommend this one the most. It really gets you thinking on things to do with religion and what is and isn't stated in religious texts. Very well researched and worth a read.
10.The Handmaid's Tale The Handmaid's Tale by Margret Atwood- This is a book all dystopian fans should read. The details have stuck with me for years. Women become handmaids and are used in attempts to have children in a world where fertility is declining rapidly. This book has stuck with me because it is written in a way that makes this all too possible in our future.

So, these are some of my favourite books to recommend to others. What are yours?


  1. I back up your Atwood recommendation completely. I read it a while back and was surprised by how readable it is as well as enjoyable. In the mean time, I should really hop on George R. R. Martin's books! It's been recommended to me countless times.

    1. You really should try the first couple George R. R. Martin books!! Have you read any of Atwood's other books?

  2. Atwood is one author I've been meaning to try, but I haven't yet. I don't really recommend Martin's books, because no one really asks for anything in the genre.

    Jessica @ Literary, etc

    1. You should try Atwood, particularly that one. I haven't read many but another one I enjoyed by her is Alias Grace.

  3. I love Bitten so much! My all time favourite!

    My Top Ten Tuesday!

    1. It is rather amazing! What do you think about it becoming a TV show?

  4. I've heard so many good things about Game of Thrones, I'll have to read it soon! Thanks for stopping by my post.