Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Top Ten Tuesday- Books People Tell Me I Must Read
Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic from The Broke and the Bookish is 10 books people tell you that you simply MUST read. I had a hard time with this one because I'm not great at taking advice and I tend to set my heels and and NOT read something I'm told I really should. So here's the 10 books people have told me I absolutely MUST read and whether or not I actually read them!
2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett - I have no logical reason for not reading this one except people kept telling me I had to. Haven't read it and really don't plan to though I don't know why I'm so set against it.
3. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - this is one that got a lot of hype and due to how plot driven it is all the reviews were very vague. I was able to get a copy from the library and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed it and it was a quick read that left me stunned. (review)
5. March by Geraldine Brooks - this is one that has been on my radar for years and my grandmother was singing it's praises as she handed me the book telling me that I MUST read it. However, this book from the viewpoint of the absent father in Little Women is still sitting untouched on my shelf. One day soon though!
6. Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn - I've heard raves about this book for years and finally broke down and bought it. I haven't read it yet but since I loved her most recent book (review)
Lisa @ Books, Lists, Life) who swears by her and has told me multiple times to read her. I have at least 4 of her books on my Kindle yet I have yet to read her.
8. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald - Own it but have yet to read it. This was a favorite of my grandmother's when she was a child but even though I own at least 1 copy I've never picked it up. One day though!
9. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - I resisted this one when it first came out. I ignored the raves and the discussions but ended up reading it shortly before the movie came out for Book Club. I ended up really enjoying it. That being said I have no desire to read the next books.
10. A Prayer for Owen Meaney by John Irving - I was out with a few friends and we were talking about books and at least 2 of them went on and on about how the rest of us MUST read Owen Meaney. Coinicdentally a few days later it was a Kindle Daily Deal That was last summer. It's still untouched.
Any of these that I must read? Any of these that you didn't like?