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Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most

I tell so many people about so many books. I’m lucky that I have friends and family who read the same types of books as me, so I’m constantly giving recommendations and sharing books.

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Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most


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1Divergent by Veronica Roth– This is the book I recommend to people who have read The Hunger Games and are looking for something like it. I tell them Divergent is basically BETTER than The Hunger Games.

2Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi– Another top fave that I have told all my friends about.

3Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier– Because this book is basically fantasy 101. It’s got it all – epic story, epic romance and epic evil.

4Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo– I just fell in love with this book last year. I’m sure my friends are starting to get- if they’re not already – annoyed with me.

5Cinder by Marissa Meyer– A series that masterfully retells old fairytales into science fiction stories is something I know a lot of people would love.

6Poison Study series by Maria V. Snyder– It’s just one of my all-time favorite YA fantasy series. Valek=swoon.

7The Selection by Kiera Cass– For my friends who don’t read a lot of YA, I recommend this book because it’s like the bachelor meets The Hunger Games.

8The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen– I venture into contemporary fiction every once and awhile, and when I do, I read Dessen first.

9Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs— For anyone who loves urban fantasy (which I haven’t read in awhile!), this series is the ultimate.

10Graceling by Kristin Cashore— I think this book appeals to so many different types of readers. It’s not even strictly YA.

What books do you recommend the most??

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I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Susan (Bloggin’ ’bout Books)

    Well, I don’t know about DIVERGENT being better than HG, but I did really, really like it :) I also love UNDER THE NEVER SKY. Both series are great for people (like me) who loved HG.

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      We can agree to disagree… :) Have you read Through the Ever Night yet? SO GOOD!

  • http://www.emsreviewsbooks.com/ Ems

    I need to reread Daughter of the Forest, because I think I was in the wrong frame of mind for it. I’ve read most of the books on your list and agree fully!

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  • http://twitter.com/CuriousArtemis Bridget

    Ack, I sooo disliked Cinder… anyway, I consistently recommend Deerskin by Robin McKinley, Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, and Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn :)

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      YESSSS Sharon Shinn! No one knows about her. Glad we’re in the club 😉

  • Shayla

    So, most people don’t know about the Juliet Marillier series…and the fact that you have read and recommend Daughter of the Forest makes me sqee! :) I knew you were a good blog to follow. lol

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Hahaha, thanks Shayla!! :) I love all things Marillier.