16 July 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of the Year!

So the last top ten I did is rather similar to this weeks, only books instead of authors. So I've decided to take over this week's top ten and do something else, sort of like a freebie, since I missed it last week. Crazy, crazy, crazy!

So this week I'm doing my top ten favorite books of the year so far, and books I would suggest to my fellow readers.

Young Adult much?

1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - When I sat down to read this book I thought, "How can Collins write something as awesome as the first book? That book was so damn sexy..." Well she can very easily write a sexy sequel as well.

2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - Along with the rest of the series, this is one of my favs in the Young Adult Genre. These books are so witty, so funny, and wonderfully thought out.

3. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick - I enjoyed this book because it was different than what I was reading before. Angels, and strong heroines, and a nice twist in the end. A great start to a promising series!

Not wanting the norm?

4. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning - This was recommended to me by a friend, so I dove in, intrigued by it being referred to as urban fantasy. This is a great series centered around fae, which is a semi-forgotten subject. Lots of fun!

5. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - When I wrote my review for this, I mentioned it was one of those books everybody means to read but very few people actually read. This really is a great book, and the feel of it is pretty unique.

6. The Third Gate by Lincoln Child - I know I have some followers out there that, aside from their usual reading, like to read something different every once and awhile. Something that makes their geek stand on end and something that keeps them guessing. LOVE this book.

Want to see it from their eyes?

7. Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography by Bear Grylls - One of my favorites, ever, I really though i'd be sitting down to read more of what makes Bear tick and what gives him the idea to eat things that crawl and slither on his hit show. What I got was a surprise, a really inspiring book, and a look at a survivalist I only thought I knew.


8. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - This book was really for the laughs. It was something to cozy up with on a cold, wet day, and to jump into expecting a lot of fluff and humor.

Back to the Classics

9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - Picture Pride and Prejudice... only more Gothic, mysterious, dark, and with character that have so much emotional energy they're about to burst...

10. The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Holmes is everywhere today. He's coming out on DVD, he's got modern twisty shows out, and he's gaining fans from a whole new generation. Read where it all began.

Happy reading!


  1. hmm definitely will be looking into neverwhere and the third gate thanks for the suggestions

    here's my TTT

  2. Everyone is probably going to kill me but I haven't read Catching Fire. It was kinda getting boring in the middle so I stopped reading it...I have no idea when I'm going to start again. Great list!

    Top Ten Tuesday

    Lisa @ Shatterbooks

  3. I love Catching Fire & City of Bones!!! :) Nice!!

  4. Catching Fire! It was my favorite from The Hunger Games :)

  5. I loved Neverwhere and of course Jane Eyre. Other ones I have NOT read!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

  6. I have read Hush Hush, but didn't enjoy reading it. I need to read Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Yes, I'm one of those persons that hasn't read that one yet. :)

  7. Oh, I love Jane Eyre. I really liked Hush Hush but never got that into the next book in the series; I am still halfway through it, hopefully at some point I am able to finish with it. :)

  8. I have Hush Hush, but haven't read it yet. I hear lots of good things about it. I've read Pride and Prejudice and loved it so I'm thinking maybe I should try Jane Eyre.
    -Melissa @Harley Bear Book Blog

  9. Fantastic list with lots of choices. Love it!


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