Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most107
March 25, 2013 by Alice in Readerland
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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most
1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I just read Cinder this year and I loved it! Cinder is the perfect book for anyone who loves fairy tale retellings, SciFi, or just someone looking for a captivating and fun read! You can see my review here.
2. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King
The first chapter of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice started off with this sentence: “I was fifteen when I first met Sherlock Holmes, fifteen years old with my nose in a book as I walked the Sussex Downs, and nearly stepped on him. In my defense I must say it was an engrossing book…” I adored this book right from the start!
3. 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody
This book had so many hilarious and heartfelt lines. The lead is so sassy and I loved watching her character develop. A definite winner for me! (I’ll be reviewing Unremembered by Jessica Brody soon!)
4. Watership Down by Richard Adams
My Absolute Favorite Fiction Book of All Time is definitely Watership Down! I first read Watership Down when I was ten and have reread it only about, oh, a million times since then.
5. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
This Lullaby is my favorite Sarah Dessen book (along with The Truth About Forever and Along for the Ride). Speaking of Sarah Dessen, how excited is everyone for The Moon and More to come out?!
6. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
I absolutely adored the character development in A Long, Long Sleep, as well as the many beautiful and powerful scenes! You can see my rave about A Long, Long Sleep here.
7. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
I love Carl Hiaasen’s books! I recommend Hoot, Flush, Scat, and Chomp (see my review of Chomp here) all the time. They are full of hilarity, cover environmental issues, and are an all over fun read!
8. Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
Family. Cancer. Teen Robin Hood. One little brother. One wish. One determined big sister with problems of her own. A highly enjoyable read.
9. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
I loved the wonderful writing style and sweet storyline in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (you can see my review here) and am so excited to read This is What Happy Looks Like!
10. Anything by Meg Cabot!
Because, in my mind, Meg Cabot will forever be the Queen of Fiction.
What books do you recommend the most?
I personally wasn’t a fan of Cinder or The Statistical Probability, but I definitely understand their appeal :). I’ve yet to read a book by Sarah Dessen, so I better get on that at some point this year. Great list Alice!
I hope you enjoy the Sarah Dessen book you pick out! :) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!
I didn’t put Cinder on my list, but I easily could have. I just read it really recently, so haven’t had much opportunity to recommend it as of yet. :)
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Cinder and Statistical Probability of Love at First Site I am hoping to read soon!
I hope you get to read them soon! :) A huge part of what drew me into The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was the writing style, I thought it was amazing! Cinder had such an interesting storyline!
Great Picks, I had Cinder as well.. and I don’t read much Contemp , but I have been meaning to branch out of my comfort zone, so I will have to check some of these out for sure! I did love the Movie Hoot ! Very cute! Thanks for checking out my TTT – Katie @ Inkk
The movie was a bit different from the book, but both were great! :) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!
Cinder’s the first one! :) YAY! Oh, and I LOVED A Long Long Sleep. I had totally forgotten about that one. It was really good.
Hooray! I’m so glad to meet another blogger who loved A Long, Long Sleep; I thought it was marvelous! :) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!
THE MOON AND MORE!!! SO excited for it! Statistical Prob. was very cute & I STILL need to read 52 Reasons!! What is wrong w/ me??
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I can’t wait to read The Moon and More! I definitely loved 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, and I’ll be reviewing Jessica’s Unremembered soon! :)
I loved Cinder so much more than I was expecting to and this lullaby was such a good one!
Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings
Same here, I wasn’t expecting to love Cinder as much as I did! :) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!
I love Sarah Dessen..she’s on my list too! And Cinder was a great retelling. Did you read Scarlet yet? I still haven’t.
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I did read Scarlet; I preferred Cinder but I thought that Scarlet was a great sequel! I’m looking forward to Cress already! :) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!
Cinder is on my list, too, I loved it! Sarah Dessen is just a nice, comfortable author to read. Her books are like a comfy blanket, lol. I enjoyed 52 Reasons to Hate My Father as well.
Glad to see we love a lot of the same books! :) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!
I need to read Watership Down. Yet another one to add to my list…
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Great List! I really need to read Cinder, I have heard so much about it. It is on my TBR for sure. Thanks for stopping by my TTT. :-)
Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession
I read Cinder last month & loved it, I also enjoyed Scarlet, the next book in the series! :)
Of your list, I’ve only read Cinder, but I loved it! It’s such a unique retelling, and Scarlet is just as good!
I loved how unique Cinder was too! :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
I believe the only book I have read here is Smith’s book, though I didn’t have much luck with that one, but I understand it’s appeal. A Beekeeper’s Apprentice has some lovely, appeal, though, and I’ll have to chuck it on my TBR pile! Ah, and a Long, Long Sleep. I had that from the library but didn’t have time for it, sadly. I hear it’s quite good!
I’m a fan of Sherlock Holmes, and I loved The Beekeeper’s Apprentice! I didn’t expect to love A Long, Long Sleep as much as I did, but I thought it was fantastic! :)
I loved how the teenagers in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight felt like actual teenagers. The writing was fantastic and really seemed to capture falling in love for the first time, but I really loved the family story lines. It was all just so good!
I loved the family story lines too, they were so sweet and heartfelt, and I personally loved the flashbacks too! :)
Cinder is one I want to read, but haven’t yet. This Lullaby is one I’ve been recommended a few times, but haven’t read it. Need to do that soon.
Jessica @ Literary, etc
I really loved the character development in This Lullaby! :)
I just read Statistical recently, and I totally agree! :D I really need to read Cinder soon cause it seems like I’m the only one who hasnt yet. ):
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Hooray! Glad to meet another blogger who loved it, I’m so excited to see Jennifer’s great writing style back in This is What Happy Looks Like! :)
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. I already fell in love with the book. And I am already excited for Sara Dessen’s book to come out. I have read all her books and the ones I really loved were The Truth About Forever and Just Listen. I need to read the rest of those books you recommend it. Good recommendations :D
So glad to meet another blogger who loved the book! :) I haven’t read Just Listen yet, but I’ve heard so many great things about it!
You should! Its amazing. :D
I keep seeing Cinder on everyone’s list – I really need to get to this one!
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I just read Cinder last month, but I loved it and haven’t stopped recommending it! :)
So many books on this list that I LOVE. Watership Down is one of the first novels I remember reading that wasn’t for school but instead for pleasure. It’s such an amazing book – one that I think everyone should read.
Cinder is awesome and Meg Cabot – I’d read a phone book if I thought she’d written it. The Boy Next Door is one of my favourites by her – epistolary fiction is a genre I adore.
Fantastic list and I’m going to check out Just One Wish and A Long long sleep on your recommendation :) Hope you have a fantastic week
Glad to meet another blogger who loves Watership Down as much as I do! I agree, I think everyone should read it, that’s the first book I read when I was younger that I remember being truly blown away by. :) You’re right, even a phone book by Meg Cabot would be great!
Yeah for A Long Long Sleep! I freaking love that book!
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YES! So glad to see more love for A LONG, LONG SLEEP! I thought it was fantastic! :)
I definitely need to read Watership Down. A lot of references to it were in The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken and I put it on my to read list. One of those classics that sort of ended up under my radar, I guess!
I have Cinder on my TBR shelf. I’m glad it is so highly recommended. I need to start reading it!!
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I absolutely loved Watership Down, so I’ll have to look up what The Darkest Minds is if lots of references were made in it! :)
With all the Cinder talk, it seems I need to add it to my TBR list. I read The Beekeeper’s Apprentice in college and it is a great story. My husband has continued the series though I haven’t yet.
I read Cinder last month and loved it, so I hope you’ll get to read it soon! :)
Cinder & A long, long sleep <3 I totally agree with you!
I love Cinder, and I also love spreading the words for A Long, Long Sleep! I don’t think it’s recommended enough in the blogosphere! :)
The Boy Next Door is one of my favorite Meg Cabot books. My absolute favorite, though, is Every Boy’s Got One. Have you read that one? And twins with Cinder and Hoot!!!
Yes, I love Meg Cabot’s ‘Boy’ series with the emails the best! But who am I kidding, all the books I’ve read by her have been fabulous! :) I was happy to see Hoot on your list, I recommend that one so much!
Cinder and The Beekeeper’s Apprentice are on my TBR list. I can’t believe I left Watership Down off my own list though, it’s such a great book.
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I hope you’ll get to read them soon! :)
Cinder is awesome, but I can’t believe I forgot about Watership Down! It was my favorite book years ago, but I let my English teacher borrow my copy once and it never made it back to me, sadly(which seems very opposite of what normally happens!). Thanks for reminding me that I need to read that book again.
I love Watership Down, and talking about it makes me want to read it again! :) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!
I saw that Sarah Dessen one on someone else’s list! I’m definitely going to have to give it a read, I’m slowly starting to get through her books and I really enjoy them! I love Cinder too!! Great list!!
jaime @ Fic Fare
This Lullaby is my favorite Sarah Dessen book, so I hope you love it when you read it! :)
What a great list, so many there on my tbr list. Lots of good reading ahead of me so!
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice is new to me but I LOVE the line you quoted, will be adding that on GR so I don’t forget about it :)
BookishTrish @ Between the Lines
There are many more great lines! :) I hope you love it!
Nice list, I have the majority of these on my TBR pile :) Happy reading!
I hope you love them when you read them! :)
I NEED to read Cinder asap! I love This Lullaby too! It’s on of my favourite Sarah Dessen novels! I need to add a couple of these to my TBR list!
Great list :)
I hope you get to read it soon! :)
I’ve only read one of these, but a few more are on my list. I have been planning to read Watership Down, so I’m glad you’ve given it such a great recommendation!
I love Watership Down, it’s been my favorite book for years! :) I hope you love it!
I love the Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Cinder and Watership Down!
Glad we agree on some favorites! :) Watership Down has been a favorite of mine for a while, as has The Beekeeper’s Apprentice!
Great List! I adore Jennifer E. Smith
I’m so glad that This is What Happy Looks Like will be out soon! :)
Great list! I actually just took This Lullaby out of the library this weekend.
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This Lullaby is definitely my favorite Sarah Dessen book, I hope you love it too! :)
A lot of people have been recomending Cinder. I think I shoudl check it out, too. :) Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten post. Great list, btw! :)
Julie @ Books and Insomnia
Thanks, I hope you love Cinder! :)
I’m currently reading Cinder and I am loving it! I also adore anything by Meg Cabot. She’s got such a fun writing style. Thanks for visiting my TTT!
I love Meg Cabot’s books, they’re always so fun and cute! :) I’m glad you’re loving Cinder!
I really need to read Cinder soon! Good choices. :)
I hope you love it when you read it! :)
LOVE the list, Alice! I agree about Meg Cabot, 52 Reasons to Hate my Father, The Truth About Forever, and Cinder! I can’t say anything about the others because…I haven’t read them yet. Horrible, I know. But they all sound absolutely wonderful.
Sunny @ Blue Sky Bookshelf
Hooray, I’m always happy to learn when we have more books in common! :)
I’m currently reading Cinder otherwise I haven’t read any books on your list. Although I’m planning on reading quite a few of them such as This Lullaby.
I hope you love Cinder! :)
oh! i love all of Meg Cabots adult books (or books, period). that’s a great one. loved the whole series. there are a couple others on here i think i’ll be putting on my tbr. :)
Meg always has such cute and fun books! :)
Out of all these books I’ve only read This Lullaby. I plan to read a lot of the other books, though. I have TSPoLaFS checked out from the library right now, actually. As well as Hoot on my bookshelf. I wanted to get 52 Reasons to Hate My Father while I was at the library the other day, but it wasn’t there. (The website totally lied to me.) Boo.
I hope you enjoy TSPoLaFS when you read it! My favorite part of it was the writing style, but I know that that was some blogger’s least favorite part!
I guess I’ll find out. I was thinking about starting that one within the next couple of days. I NEED to find out what everyone is gushing over. Haha.
Ooh, I really need to read Cinder! It was checked out last time I went to the library. I’m glad you recommend it! 52 reasons looks like its alot of fun. Gonna have to check that one out!
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Jessica@Lovin’ Los Libros
I love both of those books, I hope you get to read them soon! :)
So many great books! I really love reading these top ten lists because of all the great ideas for books to read.
As someone who lives in Florida and loves MG books, I am so excited to see Carl Hiaasen on your list. His books are just wonderful.
I love Carl Hiaasen’s MG books, I can’t stop recommending them! :)
I keep forgetting that I want to read 52 Reasons to Hate My Father! Thanks for the reminder! :)
It was so funny, & I loved the ‘video transcript’ chapters too! :)
You have all the books I would like to read this year!! I loved Cinder and Scarlet!!
Thanks for this awesome post!!
I’m so excited for CRESS already!!! :)
This Lullaby!! I love that one. It’s like the most romance centered of Sarah Dessen’s novels. AND I definitely agree with you about Meg Cabot.
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It’s definitely my favorite Sarah Dessen novel, & I’m excited to see what book Meg writes next! :)
Every other TTT I check has The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, so I think I might need to add this to my TBR pile. Nice list, thanks for the recs =)
My favorite part was definitely the writing style, but I enjoyed the adorable story too! :)
Well my TBR list just got a whole lot bigger! Most of these I have not read and sound right up my ally. I am late to jump of the Sarah Dessan bandwagon and have heard such good things about her books. Thanks for the recommendations!
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I LOVED The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot! Her books are always so cute and funny! And I loved TSPOLAFS as well :)
I’m excited to see what Meg’s next book will be! :)
I really should read Cinder. Everyone is yelling at me for not getting to it yet…
I loved the Boy next door.
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I just read it last month, but I loved it! Meg Cabot’s books are so funny and adorable! :)
Oh! The Beekeeper’s Apprentice! I LOVED that. Read it a long time back – must pull it back out and reread it. :D
I’ll have to reread it soon too! :)
Awesome list :D I have only read Cinder, but it is perfect! Such a good book. <3 Sigh. Thank you for sharing :)
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Personally, I didn’t enjoy Cinder but else than that this is a great list! The Beekeeper’s Apprentice sounds great – brilliant opening line! Hard to pick just 10 for a list! My recommendations would include Inkheart, John Green, Harry Potter, Journey to the River Sea, Ballet Shoes, Trudi Canavan, and many more! And yes, Meg Cabot is wonderful! :)