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Top Ten Tuesday: The Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most

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I love recommending books to people – its one of my favourite things to do. Seeing someone love a book as much as I do just makes me so happy, so I am so excited to do this Top Ten (and VERY excited to get some book recommendations reading everyone else’s Top Ten)

  1. ANYTHING & EVERYTHING by Neil Gaiman – I am obsessed with Neil Gaiman, he’s the author that I love to read consistently and I am very geekily excited to be seeing him speak this June! I adore his work (my particular favourite been The Graveyard Book) and I am always recommending his books to friends.
  2. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making & The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne Valente – These two books are new classics in my opinion – full of whimsy, imagination and delicious prose. I would DEFINITLEY recommend them.
  3. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak – Hauntingly beautiful, original and something everyone should read. The Book Thief is not my usual type of book, but I am so glad I read it – really, REALLY good.
  4. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis – I can’t even tell you how many times I read this series as a kid. It got me through a lot, made me feel good when I was down and made me obsessed with going to Narnia (still waiting for that particular dream to come true!). A truly classic series.
  5. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier – again, not a book I would’ve ordinarily picked up but one that was unputdownable. Such a good story and perfectly executed by Du Maurier.
  6. Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver – One of the most beautifully written middle grade books I have ever read, and one that deals with a sensitive topic so expertly.
  7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I cannot remember a time when I didn’t read and love dystopian books, but there was. The Hunger Games is a perfect introduction to dystopia and a kick ass book all by itself.
  8. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – A very fast read, but well worth it. Such an interesting concept and written by the fascinating Oscar Wilde.
  9. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman – Excellent world building, plus interesting characters, plus great plot makes for a AMAZING book series. What I love about His Dark Materials is the theological question it asks. Really makes you think.
  10. Finally, the book I would recommend to people who don’t like to read… Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone by J. K. Rowling– one of my favourite books ever and the book that I have seen time and time again make people fall in love with reading (which is the best feeling ever) and books that make kids and adults read for fun are seriously special.

 

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