Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Let Me Look Into My Crystal Ball {A Top Ten Tuesday Post}

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a Top Ten topic for you to create your list, then you share it on their post so others can find you. :)

  ♥ Top Ten Books I'd Recommend to Someone Who Has Never Read...

 This week's topic is always a toughy for me. While I love recommending books and I often do so at work, I struggle with doing the whole genre-specific thing. I don't know why. I really can't even tell you *my* favorite genre to read. Weird, I know.So anywho. I made a list first, and then I decided what they fell into. Definitely not contemporary, these all have a mystical side to them. Ghosts, other worlds, a supernatural side...

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races 
The book that started my literary affair with Maggie Stiefvater. The waterhorses, the thrill of the race, the love story... it was all woven together masterfully. 

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

I read this recently and, like all her other books, LOVED it. It has a mysticism at play, and the story telling is AMAZING. For real. Read it. Love it. Cherish it. ;)

Splintered by AG Howard

Splintered (Splintered, #1) 
Oh, the wonders of AG Howard's Wonderland. The detailed writing, the amazing characters... it all has me begging for me.

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

The Space Between 
Dark and lovely all at the same time. 

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) 
I read this one a while back and really enjoyed the other worldly characters and the mythology involved. And the world Laini Taylor created was so vivid and, despite the darkness of it, I didn't want to leave it.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) 
I love ghost stories. And this one was NO exception. Gritty, dark, and a wonderful story to go along with it.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) 
Ah, Maggie. How I love her stories. They're not dark, like some of the others on this list. I love her writing. The worlds, while they feel safe in some ways, are not safe in others.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) 
Such a beautiful story.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's Wife 
Another great story. Love transcends all. Beautiful.

Hope you found at least one book to add to your ever expanding TBR list. :)



  1. I've read, and loved, every book on your list except for Landline. I've only read one of Rainbow Rowell's books, Attachments, but I did love it! Great list!

    1. While I loved Attachments in its own right, Landline is definitely my fave of the two. But it could have to do with her writing having come more into its own over the years as well, since Attachments was her first novel. :)


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