Monday, August 18, 2014

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read

In this week's rendition of Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and The Bookish), the theme is: Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read (whether because they think it's a "you" book or it's just been generally recommended so often).

I often ask for recommendations and have received quite a few.  I have read some and I have quite a few on my list that still need to be read.

Here's the top ten:

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand:  This one is HUGE but has been recommended to be a couple times.  I have full intentions of reading it someday.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie: I have promised my husband I would read this for years, but haven't yet.  As a worry wart, he'd prefer I find an alternative to worrying.

Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell: I love reading about serial killers and supposedly Cornwell makes a pretty good case at who Jack the Ripper really was in real life.

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace: Another huge book that has been recommended that I haven't tackled yet.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman: I can't tell you how many times this book has been recommended to me. I will read it eventually.

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver: This has been recommended a few times as well, but due to the heavy theme of the book, I haven't tackled it yet.

The Hound of Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: I have yet to read any of his books and supposedly this is a great one to start with.

The Pretenders by Lisi Harrison:  My 14-year-old niece has been begging me to read this, but I am not much for YA books, and this is pretty young.

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan:  The Heroes of Olympus series has been highly recommended to me and I have read all the book, except this one....because it hasn't been released yet!  Ha ha ha!

Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham: This is the second in the Veronica Mars series and has already been recommended to me, but I haven't read it yet, because it too has yet to be released.


  1. Love We Need to Talk so much. Hate it, too. Very difficult read.

    Here's my TTT!

    1. Its been so highly recommended and I even started it once, but I think I need to to mentally prepare for it before I read it since it's such a heavy topic.

  2. I like your classics! I have them on my TBR list too. Happy reading.
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