Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me I Must Read.
- The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. My daughter Robin has been pushing me for several years to start this series, and I’ve been holding out until they were all published so I could read them in a row like I did the Percy Jackson series. Now that the last one is due out in October, I’d better get busy.
- The Fault in Our Stars. Robin and just about everyone else on the planet want me to read John Green’s bestseller about two teens with terminal cancer. But I know it’s going to devastate me… and bring up tough memories of Robin’s own serious illness about 8 years ago. (It wasn’t cancer, and she’s fully recovered, for which I frequently give thanks!)
- The Thief of Attolia series by Megan Whalen Turner. Several bloggers have been recommending this title to me (or in one case, virtually forcing it into my hands and saying “Here, read this!”) It’s the sort of thing that’s right up my alley, so I’m not sure why I keep putting it off. Time, probably – seems like there’s always another ARC I need to read.
- Precious Bane, by Mary Webb. My mother has wanted me to read this since I was in high school, and I’ve been resisting it for just as long. She was right about almost every other book suggestion she made, from Mary Stewart to Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, and Josephine Tey. I’m not sure what it is about Precious Bane that hasn’t clicked with me, but I haven’t been able to get into it.
- The Outlander series by Diane Gabaldon. Time travel, Scotland, the Jacobite rebellion. . .A lot of my friends and acquaintances have suggested this series, and I really should give it a try one of these days.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Another recommendation from my daughter, and one I definitely plan to read.
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore. And yet another that Robin thinks I should read. I plan to — when I get through some of my other backlog of reading.
- Bella Andre’s Sullivans series. My blogging friend Kimba has been encouraging me to read these. I read one and liked it, but there are at least 7 others in the series.
I suppose that’s really more than ten, if you count the five Rick Riordans, the four Megan Whalen Turners, the seven Bella Andres, and all the Diana Gabaldons as separate books.