Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday- Books People Tell Me to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (August 19th) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me I MUST Read

1.  Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell- So many people have told me that I need to read this book.  I mean, I LOVED Fangirl and I also love the 80's, so it seems like a no-brainer.
2.  Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis- One of my fav bloggers, Danielle from The Book Barn, told me I would love this :)
3.  Just One Day by Gayle Forman- People think I'm crazy when I say I haven't read a Gayle Forman book.  I am currently reading If I Stay, but I also get recs for Just One Day all the time.
4.  Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein- This was a fav of my ENTIRE book club.  That never happens.  I feel the pressure.
5.  The Raven Boys/The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater- Another book club rec.  Most of my book clubbers have read one or both of these books and LOVED.
6.  Easy by Tammara Webber- When I say I don't think I'm going to ever like NA, everyone tells me to read this one.
7.  Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King- I'm a big A.S. King fan and Emily from Read Your Bookcase told me I would love it.  Also the woman that was with A.S. King at her signing at BEA told me it was the book of hers that gets the most positive reactions.
8.  Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson- Been told by so many people that I need to read a Morgan Matson book... and that I would specifically love this one.
9.  Pivot Point and other Kasie West books- Kasie West books have been on my TBR for far too long.  I get so many people telling me I need to try them.
10.  The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter- I don't get rec'd this as much as I used to.  But I used to get people telling me to read it all the time.

So you guys I'm back from my TTT hiatus.  I don't really know why I stopped doing them this summer... guess I just got busy.  I'm glad to be back though, they're FUN!!  What books do you get recommended a lot??


  1. Eleanor and Park is pretty good, although I liked it less than I did Fangirl.
    My TTT

  2. Yes, yes! I totally recommend Eleanor & Park, Not A Drop To Drink and Code Name Verity. I also keep on getting recommended Easy. I'm not sure it's for me but I shall try it at some point.

  3. Loved Easy, Pivot Point, E&P, and Not A Drop to Drink! I have Since You've Been Gone but I haven't gotten to it yet, but hopefully soon as I've heard that it's amazing!

  4. Pivot Point Michelle? You haven't read Pivot Point??? FIX THIS IMMEDIATELY! It is such a genius story. I love the way Kasie West wrote it and switched worlds between chapters. One of my favorites of last year. Also you will LOVE Since You've Been Gone. It was one of those books I just wanted to hug when I was done. So good!

    1. I know I really need to read both of those books! High prioritizing them :)

  5. Not A Drop to Drink and Since You've Been Gone are the only two on your list that I've read but I rated both of them 5 stars! They are definitely favorites of mine! All the rest have been recommended to me too. Especially Pivot Point and Code Name Verity! Great list :)

    -Emily @ Books & Cleverness

  6. Since You've Been Gone is one of my favorite books actually! And Pivot Point is just fantastic. And while the Gallagher Girls series starts out kind of slow and the first book isn't as good, the rest of the series definitely makes up for it :)

  7. omg GO READ SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE. It's so your type of book! I love AS King but my favorite of hers is actually ASK THE PASSENGERS - I felt it was the easiest to relate to. Great list, Michelle!

  8. I recently read CODE NAME VERITY and it was, so good (and also for book club). And you should totally read ELEANOR & PARK because it's so good, too. NOT A DROP TO DRINK was kind of meh, and I didn't get the hype and all that surrounding THE RAVEN BOYS.

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  9. OMG!! You definitely need to read Easy. That is one of my favorite NA books. Gallagher Girls is another great series. I'm on the 4th book in that series and I've already purchased the rest of the series. I've read both of the books in the Raven Boys series and enjoyed those as well. You have some great books to look forward to.

    Here is my TTT: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2014/08/top-ten-tuesday-books-people-tell-me-i.html

  10. I loved the Pivot Point duology!! I hope you give it a try :)

    Eileen @ BookCatPin

  11. I've seen loads of these about and heard good things about most of them, some of them I do want to read, but I don't know when I'll get to them!! R x

    My TTT: http://confessionsofabookgeek.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/top-ten-tuesday-books-people-tell-me-i-have-to-read/

  12. Eleanor and Park and the Gallagher Girls series are absolutely FAB! and If you loved Fangirl thats even more reason to prioritize it, it's worth it, I promise!

  13. I think you'd like Not a Drop to Drink, it's dark, but really good. I thought Since You've Been Gone was good, but really slow. I'd recommend Amy and Roger's Epic Detour if you're going to try a Morgan Matson book. And, as a rule, I hate NA, but I did really enjoy Easy, fwiw.

  14. Pivot Point was fantastic and so was Everybody Sees the Ants. I own all the rest of those books but haven't gotten to reading them yet (and I feel bad that I haven't).

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

  15. Easy is a really good book! You should definitely check it out! :D

  16. Eleanor & Park was so good...I was so wary of it but was then convinced to read it on the plane for a business trip to Frankfurt and got hooked on Rowell's writing. So so good!

    Since You've Been Gone was also a cute, summery contemporary book and unlike Matson's other books doesn't hit you in the gut with emotion...but its a great story of friendship and discovering yourself.

    Pivot Point was another book I loved. Wasn't sure how I'd feel about it but adored West's Distance Between Us and so gave ti a shot at the urging of a friend and now I'm on the Kasie West fan girl bandwagon.

    I liked Easy but I know that its not a book for everyone. Its not perfect but it was a good NA read. As for Gallagher Girls they are young YA reads and I was just so-so on them...I much prefer Carter's Heist Society books.

    Today's blog post - Top Ten Wednesday: Books People Tell Me I MUST Read

  17. Eleanor & Park was really good. I liked it better than Fangirl personally. Attachments is my favorite of her books though.

    I've never read a Gayle Forman book. I do have If I Stay on my TBR list though.

    I'm in the process of reading Since You've Been Gone and The Gallagher Girls Series.

    I think I need to check out Pivot Point.

    Aw. Reading everyone else's list makes my TBR list even longer. Oh well.