Top Ten Tuesday (23)


It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is:

Top Ten Books I’d Recommend To X Person

Here’s some clarification for the prompt: (your choice — could be to your mom, to a reluctant male reader, to your teenage sister, to dog lover’s, to sports lovers, etc.) So, I decided to go with:

Top Ten YA Series I’d Recommend to ANY Person (But Especially My Sister)

My sisters share in my obsession with reading, although their habits are no where near as crippling as mine.  The middle sister (Ashley) has taken my advice and read some of the ‘greats’: The Hunger Games, Divergent, Enclave, Under the Never Sky… However, the youngest (Kylie) has not.  This is the girl that hounded me for years to read Twilight.  But, with college, working two jobs, and being 21, she doesn’t always have time to read.  SO, this is my passive aggressive way of saying, COME ON ALREADY!

Top Ten YA Series I’d Recommend to ANY Person (But Especially My Sister)

1. These Broken Stars


This is going to be at the top of all my lists for awhile.  Just get used to it. It is incredible and teens and adults alike are going to fall head over heels for it.

2. Divergent


Yeah, yeah, Allegiant ruined our lives.  But Divergent is still an awesome book that deserves to be read and loved by all.

3. The Hunger Games


I don’t care how awesome the movies are.  I don’t care if the trailers make me cry a little they are so damn good.  They still miss out on so much that deserves to be read.  Movies are NOT better than books.  So read it.

4. The Fault in Our Stars


Yeah, it’s sad, and that sucks, but there is a lot of awesome words along the way.  John Green has a way of reaching into your soul, finding the deepest part of you, and bringing it to light.  It WILL change you forever. And you will be all the better for it.

5. Throne of Glass


Every girl needs to know who Celaena Sardothien is.  When my daughter is old enough, she will be handed this book series.  Because this chick is fierce.  There is a role model in the midst of awesome fantasy and world building.  READ. IT. NOW.

6. The Mortal Instruments/The Infernal Devices


Shadowhunters, vampires, werewolfs, oh my!  They may take place on different continents, in different periods of time, but these two series are interwoven together with some fantastic lore.  The movie doesn’t do it justice, so go out and buy these books.  And be warned: there are six (five out, one coming) in the first series and three in the second.  SO get comfy.

7. Enclave


Another kick-ass herione.  And zombies that aren’t zombies.  Deuce and Fade are great, complex characters, and Ann Aguirre is the queen of science fiction.

8. Delirium


This book really opened my eyes.  It’s got a facinating idea: love is a disease.  What happens when we take love out of our society?  The series isn’t all sunshine and roses; there’s a lot of heart ache and tough issues, but it is an important one (at least I think so).

9. The Girl of Fire & Thorns


This series features yet another great female protagonist (noticing a theme yet?!).  We’ve got a girl who is self conscious, overweight, and thinks very little of herself.  She ends up ruling a nation and stopping a war.  There is some incredible story weaving done by Rae Carson and she isn’t afraid to make some tough choices (which make the books rock IMO).  And of course, HECTOR.

10. Shatter Me

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Dystopian and lyrical prose.  Another strong girl who is up against the world.  Trust me, it is one you want to pick up.

So, that’s it.  What about you?  What group/person did you pick your list for this week?


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21 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (23)

  1. Divergent and TFioS are great picks. I have trouble getting my siblings to read in general. Tell your sister that it is possible to read in college – I went my entire freshman year without reading and I still regret it.

    • I know right! I’m *still* in college and have a family. But I understand it can be stressful getting everything in. This is why I have to passively aggressively get her to read, haha.

  2. Great list and love how you’ve set it out. I loved These Broken Stars, such a great book. I agree, The Hunger Games books need to be read, not just watched, so many amazing moments get missed out otherwise. Shatter Me, Enclave and Delirium are three books I am still desperate to read myself. My TTT.

    • YAY another TBS fan! I read it way too early, because I was so excited about it and I’m pretty sure people are going to get sick of me talking about it. I hope you get to read the last three soon, they are really great!

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • It was so fun as kids to talk about Harry Potter for hours on end… speculating what something meant and what would happen next. I am so thankful for those memories and can only wish my kids are the same way.

  3. Ok, you’ve picked some of my favorite series ever! I am really excited to read These Broken Stars, I just keep hearing such great things about it. And yes, I’ve tried to forget Allegiant and just focus on the fact that Divergent and Insurgent are so good. One good thing about Allegiant…it made me like Requiem. Great list!

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