top ten tuesday: most recommended books

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Hey there, everyone! Welcome to another installment of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is Top Ten Most Recommended Books, as in the books that people most often recommend to you. I use many different resources to find new books to read- book blogs, Goodreads, Booktube, the library, friends and family, etc. The following books have been recommended to me from any of these resources, and most likely more than one per book. So, in no particular order:

  1. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.
  2. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. 
  3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. 
  4. Legend by Marie Lu.
  5. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.
  6. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. 
  7. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. 
  8. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. 
  9. The Host by Stephanie Meyer. 
  10. Wonder by R. J. Palacio. 

I really need to get to reading these books- it seems as though everyone has read them except for me!

What books are recommended to you most often? Have you read any of the books on my list? Let me know in the comments section below!




17 thoughts on “top ten tuesday: most recommended books

  1. A Monster Calls and The Graveyard Book could be read in a couple of hours.A Monster Calls is amazing, make sure and get the illustrated version. GOT is a long read and then you will have to read the rest of the series so be warned!


    1. Maybe I’ll start with the two shorter ones then, especially since I’m going back to school soon and won’t have as much time to read. Thanks for commenting! 🙂


    1. I agree, Neil Gaiman is a fantastic writer. I’ve only read The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Stardust by him, but I definitely want to read more of his work in the future. Thanks for commenting! 🙂


  2. If you do read A Monster Calls (which I strongly recommend!), definitely get the illustrated version – the drawings add so much to the story! And have a box of tissues ready; I was an emotional mess by the end of it.

    I also really enjoyed Shadow and Bone, Legend, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, The Graveyard Book, and Game of Thrones, so I agree with those being listed as must-reads!

    Happy reading! 🙂


    1. That’s good to know about the illustrated version- I think my local library has it, so I have no excuse to not to read it now! 🙂 Thanks for commenting!


  3. A Game of Thrones, Cinder and the Host are all ones I would highly recommend. Shadow and Bone is on my list this week too and I really want to get around to Legend eventually. Great list! 🙂

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  4. Legend is pretty good. I loved the Host book (hated the movie). City of Heavenly Fire was super long and ennnnhhh. The third book in the shadow and bone series was so amazing it is worth reading the first two.


    1. Yeah I’ve heard some mixed things about City of Heavenly Fire, which doesn’t really make me super excited to read it considering it’s a behemoth of a novel. I’ll definitely check out the Shadow and Bones series though! Thanks for commenting! 🙂


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