Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Top 10 Books I wish More People Had Read

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish!

Top 10 Books I wish more people had read!

With the exception of The Demon's Lexicon each of these books has less then 5,000 ratings on Goodreads and I just never seem to chat with other bloggers who have read and enjoyed these YA titles!

1 The Demon's Lexicon series by Sarah Rees Brennan
This is the book series that cemented by love for Sarah's writing and it's not like I can point to 1 thing in the series I loved. I just literally loved everything! It's got Demon's (and one special demon in particular), magic, drama, and an awesome brother relationship akin to that of Sam/Dean Winchester. There's nothing not to love about this series.

This book really surprised me! It is just so painfully cute and I know I had a goofy smile the entire time I was reading this. I also regularly use "MTB" in my daily vocab now.

Tiger Lily turned the entire story I thought I knew about Peter Pan on it's head and related it back to historical events. This book gave me some serious feels and made me think-more people need to read it!

The Assassin's Curse/The Pirates Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Pirates, Assassin's, curses, mists, tons of great fight sequences, and a manticore. Just saying this duology has everything and I just finished The Pirate's Wish which comes out June 4th and LOVED it! More people need to read this book. Actually more people need to read Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry books in general!

I read this for a blog tour and didn't expect to like it as much as I did! It is my favorite self-published novel I have ever read and I am super excited for the sequel which should be coming soon =)

If you need a summer read bust out your kindles/nooks and download this novel right now! It is the perfect beach read no joke. I loved the romance and summer-y feel this book has. Also bonus it's set in Australia so it's extra exotic & summery. Some people have called this novel NA but I am firm in the belief that is YA. 

7 The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson
My sister actually loaned me this book and was like "It's super cute". She was right and I have seen other reviewers describe Ibbotson's novels as 'Charming' and I have to agree. I got so many feels reading this book it's set during WWII. Ruth and her family are Jewish and are trying to escape Vienna but can't and Ruth ends up married to one of her father's professor friends. It's emotional but I got my HEA in the end so it was all worth it. 

I'm hard core in love with this cover and it matches the story inside this stand alone novel so well! The story is a crazy concept and I liked all the twists and turns the story takes. Honestly, more people need to read this!

This is my first Lisa Bergren novel and I really enjoyed it. While reading it made me feel like I was traveling around Europe right along with the Grand Tour! I can't wait to read the sequel which is sitting on my Nook right now.

Tired of YA novels using the same 3 or 4 supernatural plot devices? Read Auracle! It was original, fun, and the only novel I've ever read the dealt with astral projection.  

Honorable Mention: 
In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters-I'm going to forgive everyone for having not read this novel yet. It was released a little over a month ago so maybe people are still scrambling to get their copies. I actually love this novel so much I gave a copy to my Mom for Mother's Day! A 2013 must read!


  1. Fitting list considering I haven't read any of these! I will definitely bookmark this post and check them out when I have more time. Thanks for the tips : )

    CeCe @ Steaming Mug of Books

  2. You got me--I haven't read any of these! I do have the Assassin's Curse checked out from the library right now and I'll definitely check out Meant to Be and The Boys of Summer. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

  3. I love the Morning Gift and Meant to Be! I also wanted to read The Boys of Summer (just for the cover alone) but always put it off...maybe if I can find the time.

    My TTT

  4. I've read some of Eva Ibbotson's books. I remember reading "Journey to the River Sea" by her when I was little but then I read "The Star of Kazan" afterwards and I didn't finish that even though I loved "Journey to the River Sea"


    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  6. I haven't read any of these either, although several are on my TBR list. I actually bought TIGER LILY for my Kindle recently since it was super cheap. Now, I just need to read it!

  7. Excellent list idea :D I am looking forward to reading The Pirate's Wish!!

  8. Okay, I'm REALLY bad. Out of all 10 books/series on your list, I've only read two: Auracle and Meant to Be.
    The Assassin's Curse is on my TBR list though. ;D
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT & sorry for the late reply!

  9. Definitely going to put these on my tbr. I love when someone makes a good, passionate case for a book. I'm so much more likely to read--and enjoy--it!