03 July 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Suggestions

So in the epic top ten I'm being asked to suggest some books based on another, similar author. I'm somewhat excited about this, because I absolutely love to pass titles along. Ask my friends and they will tell you that at some point I went screaming like a banshee with a book in hand and nearly shoving it down their throats. Most of the time I am right, so I take a little pride in recommending books to my friends and reading circle.

Here is a list of some authors and books for those of you who have found love and want to find it a little more... wow, if that's not the back of a piece of chick lit I dunno what is...

If you like.... The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins....

You might like... The Lord of the Flies by William Golding...

* In The Lord of the Flies, a group of young boys find themselves on an island, where although they might not seem the type, but soon their self  governing ways lead to murder and savagery...

Or you might like works by George Orwell or Ray Bradbury...

* Orwell has written such titles as 1984, and Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451, both dystopians that have become American classics since their publication.

If you like.... The Mortal Instrument Series by Cassandra Clare...

You might like... The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning...

* I only just started the first book but... wow. It is loads of fun if you can get past the main character. It's really imaginative, an adult version of Clare's books. (Oh, and I do mean adult. It's not horrible, but there is some language and suggestive dialogue...)

Or you might like Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

* A witty book I read just this year that's rather... well... just go read it for yourself, to be honest...

If you like... Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

You might like... All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin

* Zevin's main character lives in a future I would never, ever want to be a part of. Modeled after the prohibition of the 20's, in this case chocolate and coffee are made illegal, and the main character's father heads one of the largest mob families in the city. Terrifying, I know!

If you like... Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

You might like... Angelfall by Susan Ee

* Although I haven't read Angefall yet, more than a dozen people have told me how amazing it is. It is also based on angels, and so I highly suggest you check it out!

Whoa, loads of titles popping up. I have lots more but I figured I'd start to scare people away after a while. HOWEVER, since I am made of awesome and have nothing to do but sit around at night and type random stuff out to people I don't know... If you have a book, author, subject, or genre you want some suggestions for, please let me know.

Also, if there is a book in my list that you think has some more similar titles, please tell me. I am always looking for new reads, and if it looks like I'll like it, I probably will.

As always, happy reading!


  1. The Fever series is absolutely amazing! Mac might be annoying now, but just wait to see what a kickass heroine she will be by the end of book five! (Also, the series just keeps getting more and more adult:)

  2. Great list. I loved The Mortal Instruments, but haven't read The Fever series yet, so I'm going to check it out!

    Happy Reading :)
    My TTT

  3. Great recommendations! I still haven't read the Hunger Games books, but I did watched the movie & loved it. Yes, I'm going to read those books very soon. :)

  4. Fabulous list! I love the Fever series. They just get better and better with each book.
    My Top Ten

  5. Awesome list! I loved The Hunger Games but haven't read The Lord of the Flies, so I'll be trying that one.

  6. Great list!! I LOVE the Fever series!

  7. I loved both The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies, but I know a few people who tried to read the latter and loathed it. I guess the writing style is a little different, but to me they have the same wonderful atmosphere :)

    I still have All These Things I've Done on my TBR - really need to get round to reading that!

  8. I like your list and I agree that 1984 does share similarities with The Hunger Games.

  9. Plenty of good suggestions and even new titles to choose from. Great list.

  10. Another book to read if you like The Hunger Games, is Battle Royale by the Japanese author Koushun Takami. It has almost the exact same premise as Hunger Games - so much so, that some claims that Suzanne Collins stole the idea for this book. I don't think that's true. Battle Royale is a really good book - more bloody and violent than Hunger Games. (you can see my review here: http://christinarosendahl.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/koushun-takami-battle-royale-review/)


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