Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Each week they release a Top Ten List and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.
*By forced I mean, had to read because of school/book club/someone recommending it and not leaving me alone until I read it!*
The Handmaid’s Tale – This was a book we had to read in college, which I refused to and instead relied on notes about the book from the internet to write my essay. Then, after finishing my work I just happened to start reading it and finished it in one day. A dystopian story like no other.
The Kite Runner – Another book we read in college that initially I had no interest in. Then I started reading it properly and WOW, it was amazing! I recently saw it performed on the stage, has to be one of the most powerful stories I have ever read/seen.
Holes – This one was a High School read, which I ended up absolutely loving, and was gutted when we had to give our copies back in, so bought my own copy immediately!
Afterlife – Me and my friend Sam have a very similar taste in books, we even have each others Kindle account Log in details so we can share all our books. Even so, Sam had to nag me for about a month to start reading the Afterlife series! So glad that she did because I love it! Thanks Sam!!
Harry Potter – It probably comes as a surprise (considering the amount I go on about HP) that I wasn’t an immediate fan. I had heard of the books but had never had an interest in reading them. But then I remember one Book Day that we had i school when I was in Year 4, so age 9, we had to pick a teacher to go and listen read a story to us. All my friends wanted to go to the Harry Potter room, and not wanting to be left alone I went with them. BEST decision I have ever made. Within 2 minutes I was hooked, and have been ever since!
Legend – This was a book club read, that really didn’t require any force, but I never would have discovered if I wasn’t involved in the book club. Immediately read the second book after finishing this one and now eagerly awaiting the 3rd book!
One Day – Another book which didn’t actually require any force to make me read it. This one was for my mums book club, and she finished it early and was in major need to talk to someone about it, so I started it, and later that night was sat with my mum (and a big box of tissues) talking about one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking stories I have ever read!
Books I’m Forcing People to Read
So I ran out of books for my Top Ten, so thought I would fill the remaining top spaces with some of my Top books that I have forced or am currently trying to force people to read!
What I Didn’t Say – More people need to read this book, I am still in my bookish hangover state from this one and it has been like 3 months! One day after reading this one I had my big sister reading it. Check out my review here, and then check out the book.
Safe Haven – Nicholas Sparks is like no other with his writing ability, and this book is proof of that. It very quickly became on of my top books of all time and I believe that everyone should read it at least once. A story of strength, second chances and of course love.
The Benedict Brothers – Finding Sky, Stealing Pheonix and Seeking Crystal are the first 3 books in this series. Romance, humour, family, super powers, this series has it all and is a definite must read for YA fans!