Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me That I Must Read

1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth

I've read the other two, and I just need to get on it already.

2. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

It's been recommended to me so many times.

3. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

I read and loved The Name of the Wind. I was waiting for the third book to come out, but apparently I should just read it anyway.

4. The Magician King and The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman

Again, I read The Magicians on a friend's recommendation, and need to finish.

5. Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman

I bought it for my mom, who heartily recommends it, but I still haven't gotten around to it. And then I'll have to read A King's Ransom too.

6. Stoner by John Williams

A friend recommended this to me a while ago.

7. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

A number of people have told me to read this, but something about it just makes me sad.

8. Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami (or anything by Haruki Murakami)

So many people recommend Murakami to me, but idk...I was underwhelmed by The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, despite the fact that I still think about it sometimes, so there's that.

9. The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin

No excuse. I really want to read it.

10. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Dana

A woman recommended this to me when I worked in a bookstore.

In the course of writing this post, I realized that (unfortunately or fortunately?), I don't really have a cadre of people in my life telling me what to read. Most of the recommendations I get are from book blogs and newspaper reviews.


rosemond cates said...

Haruki marukami is amazing! I would agree with whoever recommended him!


Charlotte A said...

I read 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami and it is one of the best books I have ever read.

Space Station Mir said...

The blog world has spoken-It looks like I will have to try IQ84!