Top Ten Books Recommended to Me

Another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, a meme in which I sporadically participate that is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week it’s the books which have been recommended to me the most. This was actually difficult, since it seems people usually ask for my suggestions rather provide their own, but here are a few that stood out, in no particular order:

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

A Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Any novels by Ayn Rand

Some of these books are already on my to-read list, some I couldn’t care less about, and some are wasted recommendations because I’ll never read them. I’ll leave it to you to decipher which are which 🙂 But I’d love to hear your opinions on them!

Which books have been recommended to you the most? Are you simply procrastinating or are they never going to happen? Share the details!

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8 thoughts on “Top Ten Books Recommended to Me

  1. In case you haven’t thought about it, The Wild, is very good. I originally thought it would be about a long walk, but it was pleasantly surprising.

      • I think it could be good, but I wouldn’t have cast Reese Witherspoon for the main character. I am more interested in seeing the upcoming movie adaption of “This is Where I Leave You.” I loved the book and the cast seems perfect.

  2. Fangirl is one of my favorites, but I rarely recommend it because I think it appeals to a very specific type of reader. Game of Thrones is one that was recommended to me so much that I finally gave in. I’m on the 5th book in the series now. I’m definitely glad to have read these books, but they are so long that it is such a commitment.

  3. Pride and Prejudice is one of my all-time favorites; Hyperbole and a Half is on my TBR list; Wild drove me crazy and I could not continue reading it (completely whiny narrator; I could not care less about her…) Continue to let us know what you’re reading—love to hear about it!

    • Good to hear your thoughts! Right now I’ve finished reading “The Engagements” by J. Courtney Sullivan (review to come this weekend) and I’m currently juggling two romance novels: “Deeply, Desperately” by Heather Webber and “Love Irresistibly” by Julie James. What are you reading?

  4. Pingback: (Bonus) Book Review: Hyperbole and a Half | Book Club Babe

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