19/11/2013

* Top Ten Tuesday * Books I'd Bombard My Reluctant YA Friends With


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, where we get to reveal our top ten of whatever they chose as the weekly topic! Click here for a list of future topics.

Books I'd Bombard My 
Reluctant YA Friends With


        




         



My mates don't tend to read the same books I do - they're either Nicholas Sparks fans or Jane Austen buffs or Cecelia Ahern junkies. So if I could sway them to the awesomeness of YA, then I'd definitely throw the above books at them. Not literally, of course (unless they give me lip).

Do your friends IRL read the same stuff as you do? What books do you think would be best at swaying them to your side?


 



Allie is a Pimm's-obsessed reader, who dreams of road tripping over America, learning to surf & becoming fluent in all the languages of her heritage (which, sadly, does not include Elvish). If she's not reading or blogging, you can find her catching up on Teen Wolf, or reigning supreme with Scrabble/Mario Kart. Stalk her on twitter, instagram or goodreads.




33 comments:

  1. This is exactly what I needed! I had a request yesterday from a mom for book suggestions for her daughter. Perfect!

    Here's my Top Ten!

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  2. These are perfect recs. I'm especially fond of The Fifth Wave, Severed Heads, Broken Hearts, and TFiOS.

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  3. I love the group you chose to recommend to! You've got some really great books here. Forgive me Leanard Peacock is next up on my TBR list!

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  4. I loved the sea of tranquility. Finally got my co worker to get it. She's reading it now. :)

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  5. I'm loving the list! It's also good for YA fans who haven't gotten around to reading the best yet. There is so much good stuff. I haven't read Fault of the Stars yet but am planning to this Christmas break - same with the Sarah Dessen books. I might recommend Sarah Dessen stuff in the future if I like her books - my friend will probably enjoy her romances. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. TFiOS is my favourite book of all-time, so I can't recommend that enough. Don't read it too close to Christmas, or you'll be a teary mess while you eat the turkey lol

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  6. I've only read TFiOS on this list *hides* But I really want to read Amy & Rodger's Epic Detour! I've heard such good things about that one.

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    1. You really do need to hide if you say things like that ;)

      Amy & Roger's Detour would be great for you! There's a bunch of playlists and souvenirs from the road included in each chapter - you'd love it!

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  7. I love THIS LULLABY and also go back and forth between that and ALONG FOR THE RIDE as my favorite Dessen book. I have got to read AMY & ROGER'S EPIC DETOUR! Thanks for stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    1. I go back and forth between This Lullaby and The Truth About Forever. LOVE Along For The Ride and Eli though - Dessen is so fantastic at crafting the best characters

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  8. AHHHHH! I always get so excited when I see The Art of Wishing on a list like this. It was SO CLOSE to making my own "books for YA-skeptics" list! It's one of my favorite books ever.

    I really want to read Severed Heads, Broken Hearts - aka The Beginning of Everything, but I like that other title sooooo much more... *sigh*

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I prefer the Severed Heads title too! Once you read the book you'll see it fits in SO much better with the overall tone etc.

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  9. Yes to Amy and Roger and TFiOS! I love those two books to pieces. I still need to read This Lullaby and The Truth About Forever, I've read Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen but that's about it, which I really need to change soon.

    Thanks for stopping by my top ten!

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  10. Love Amy and Roger and The Fault in Our Stars. Great books! My friends read some of the same things I do...it's nice! My sister probably reads more of what I read than anyone else though.

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  11. love this list -- so many good picks and some I really want to read!

    My TTT

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  12. Loved The Sea of Tranquility, is a must read. great list!
    Here is My Top 10 Tuesday

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  13. Love your list! I would do the same thing with Forgive Me Leonard Peacock, TFIOS, and any and all Sarah Dessen. The Art of Wishing looks cute. I'd like to read that one of these days :)

    My TTT

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    1. Art of Wishing was the biggest surprise for me! I didn't expect to love it half as much as I did :D

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  14. My friends don't read YA either. I haven't read some of the books on your list, but I want to read Article 5 and The 5th Wave sometime soon and I'll be reading Amy & Roger next year as part of a challenge I'm planning.

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    1. Do it! They're two of my favourite dystopians of all time!

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  15. I love your list! Some of my friends are into YA but some are into Nicholas Sparks and whatever is popular at the moment. I would probably point them towards If I Stay and Where She Went, Melina Marchetta, Daughter of Smoke & Bone. I think The 5th Wave is a really good one! I need to read The Sea of Tranquility!!

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  16. The name of this meme cracks me up.

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    1. Glad I could provide some light entertainment ;)

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  17. Well, you know I love this topic! Great minds and all that... So I guess I'll need to read the ones you have that aren't on my list ASAP! Thanks for the great recommendations!

    Lisa

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  18. TFIOS is such a good book to recommend to a reluctant YA reader! My friends do read YA, but they don't read as much as I do. I love to give them random recommendations. I've actually recommended The 5th Wave a few times.

    Thank you for stopping by my post!

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  19. Any Sarah Dessen book is a great pick! I haven't read Amy & Roger's book, but oh my god! It's look so much fun! Great list! Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. Amy & Roger is SO well-written it's unreal. And the souvenirs from the road included in the book are such a cool, quirky addition

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  20. So many great books on your list! I love This Lullaby! One of my favorite Dessen books.

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  21. I'm DYING to read Severed Heads Broken Hearts! I still have to buy it, though, haha. The other books are interesting, too, though the only one I've read is The Fault in Our Stars (and it was great).

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  22. oh my gosh YES to those Sarah Dessen books + Morgan Matson!!

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  23. Sarah Dessen books are a perfect pick for fans of great romances. And I'm sure The Fault In Our Stars can convert very reluctant reader!:)

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