Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #7: Books Others Recommend

Today's Topic: 
 Top Ten Books People
Want Me To Read

So I hate it when people are like, "OMG you totally HAVE to read this right now seriously read it!" I mean, I'm cool with recommendations. In fact, I enjoy recommendations! I've found some really good books that way! But seriously, guys, chill out. I can't take all your energy.

The Fault in Our Stars
I see this book EVERYWHERE. It has been recommended to me by no less than fifteen people and none of them have been family members since I can't think of any female relatives that read. I broke down and saw the movie with my mom and... well, I'm not disappointed that I didn't read the book. 

Pride and Prejudice
A lot of people are really shocked when they find out I haven't read Pride and Prejudice - especially when they find out that I love Wuthering Heights. But I haven't. Sorry. My best friend in high school read it like, a hundred times, and was basically obsessed. I bought the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies graphic novel instead. 

The Shack
This book has been recommended to me by several people, including my entire immediate family. I just have zero interest in reading it. But it never fails that they recommend it regularly. I won't be shocked if it shows up in my stocking one Christmas. 

The Selection
This book is on SO many lists. The entire series, actually. I tried reading book one when it first came out and I really couldn't get into it. Maybe I'll give it another chance sometime since there are other book available now. 

The Gunslinger
Okay, so I didn't try to hide the fact that I was a huge nerd in high school. Because of this, people felt the need to recommend every "nerd" book out there and this was a suggestion I got a lot. It still happens. Just last week I was nerding out with a friend who writes fantasy and she asked me about this series. Nerd ≠ Dark Tower fan. 

The Giver
This is another of my high school best friend's favorite books. She recommended it and so has my brother. It's one that I honestly wish had been in my school curriculum so I would have been forced to read it. I really do want to get to it before the movie comes out... 

The Last Lecture
This book has been on my shelf for a few years now. My former roommate gave me a copy and I did want to read it. She said it would change my life. Many others have recommended it since then. But I just.couldn't.do.it. I really don't know why. Instead, I watched the lecture on youtube. Highly recommended, by the way. 

Another one my brother recommended. And I think even my mom read it. Of course, they're not the only ones to put this book in my face. It seems like everyone is in love with Neil Gaiman. I did love the movie, so maybe I'll give the book a try at some point. 

This is another "life-changing" book that was highly recommended. This is also the only book on my list that I've actually read. A friend told me that I HAD to read it and it would change me FOREVER. I downloaded the audiobook for my school commute and listened to it in two days. It didn't change my life. I didn't get it. 

The Last Song
The book and the movie are applicable here. I cannot stand Nicholas Sparks books. I realize a lot of people love his work, but I just can't do it. I enjoyed A Walk to Remember (the movie) when I saw it many years ago, but every time I watch one of his movies or pick up one of his books, I have the overwhelming urge to vomit (sorry).

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