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Monday, November 18, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'd Recommend To...

I am excited about this week's topic. Why? Because I get to talk about all these books that I can recommend books to someone... back in the day my mum was a pretty big reader. Not at into it and myself or my grandmother. But she would read a lot. In the past decade (maybe the last nine or so years- since my brother was born), my mum hasn't read as much as she used to. Well prepare yourself mum, cause I've got a list for you.

Disclaimer- I really don't think that my mum would read the YA that I am so fond of. So there is little of that here.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and Bookish.

Top Ten Books I'd Recommend To X Person (your choice -- could be to your mom, to a reluctant male reader, to your teenage sister, to dog lover's, to sports lovers, etc.)

1) Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult- This is the kind of book my mum would eat up. She would get caught up in the drama of it, the mystery of it all. The plot twists would through her for a loop and she would love it. I know she would.

2) Outlander by Diane Gabaldon- I just finished reading this one myself, and I think it's right up my mum's alley. It's the kind of story she could really through herself into and love. Jamie Fraser is a stud and Claire is sassy. My mother would love them together.

3) Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill- I read this book a number of years ago, and ever since I have been thinking that this is a book my mum should read. It's a heartbreaking story, but kind of hopeful as well. She loves things that and she wouldn't be able to put it down.

4) Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma- Gotta have a book in there that would definitely make my mum go WTF?!? Haha. Gotta expand your horizons mum.

5) Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas- I loved this book/this series and if I know my mum, I bet you she would too. She enjoys romance and fluff as much as the next woman.

6) The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson-  My mum in the past has enjoyed a mystery/thriller novel here and there. I don't really read those. But... The Gargoyle is one that I am pretty certain she would enjoy. It's wonderfully written and it's a really great story.

7) The Taker by Alma Katsu- I think my mum would really enjoy this book. It's suspenseful and mysterious and it's got a paranormal essence to it. She'd like it.

8) All Fall Down by Megan Hart- This is a book I am certain my mum would love. This is exactly her kind of book and I am sure she would withdraw from life just to finish this one.

9) Bared to You by Sylvia Day- I hated this series. But for some reason I want my mum to read it. I think she would probably like it. But I really disliked Gideon Cross and thought he was a controlling ninny. My mum would probably find him swoon worthy though.

10) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins- I am pretty sure that my mum has seen the movie. But I think she should read the book. It's a great book... actually. I think she would enjoy the whole series. She should get on that.

Well there you have it. Ten books I would suggest my mum read. I hope you enjoy.

~Happy reading everyone!


  1. I really loved the Hunger Games, it's one of those books that I feel like people need to read. Especially after watching the movie, because even though the movie adapted the book really well, I don't think the media gets the point of the story.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
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  2. Great list! The Hunger Games made my list, such an amazing series. I absolutely love Jodi Picoult, she writes so many great books. Forbidden also made my list, that book really blew me away! My TTT.

  3. Ohh, nice list! I love the variety that you listed. The Hunger Games was so good. :)

  4. Hunger Games is always a great choice to recommend to anyone! I'm not sure I can think of one person that has ever told me they didn't like it!

  5. I wish my mom was a reader so I could tell her to read The Hunger Games too!!

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    Doris @ OABR

  6. Haha, yes please make your mother read Forbidden. It's mind-changing!

  7. I think your mum and mine probably have similar tastes! Actually, I know my mum has read and loved Outlander and The Hunger Games, so I think she would like the other ones on your list, as well. Love the comment about your mum "expanding her horizons" by reading Forbidden, haha!!

  8. I'm continuing to try to get non-YA readers to start with Hunger Games and go from there, if they enjoy the movie then why not!


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