Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week a topic is given for us bloggers to write a list for. This week it is Top Ten Books I Was “Forced” to Read (either by teachers, friends, other bloggers, book club) — doesn’t necessarily have to be a BAD thing. Could be required reading, yes, but also book club, or just super enthusiastic friends “making” you read something!
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In no particular order:
Entangled– Cat Clarke– I first heard about Cat Clarke’s book from Luna’s Little Library. Her reviews got me really intrigued, so I had to quickly read Entangled and Torn so I was ready to devour Undone when it was published. I think Cat Clarke’s writing keeps getting better and better.
Heart Shaped Bruise– Tanya Byrne– I didn’t expect to love this book as much as I did. Another book that was recommended by Luna’s Little Library. We reviewed it together HERE.
Pushing The Limits– Katie McGarry– This is another book that Luna and I compared opinions on(review HERE). This book made me a fan of Katie McGarry. I can’t wait to read Crash Into You soon.
The Girl On Paper– Guillaume Musso- I probably wouldn’t have read this book if it wasn’t for the book club that I’m in. I thought it was such a strange book, but an original story.
Me Before You– Jojo Moyes– I think I probably would have read this book without book club, but I’m glad I read it pretty soon after it was published. It’s become one of my favourite books.
Into The Darkest Corner– Elizabeth Haynes– This was another book club read (I’m in various book clubs of several shapes and forms). It’s a gripping read which includes some very heavy topics that aren’t easy to read. Yet, I couldn’t stop turning the pages!
Before I Go To Sleep– S.J Watson- Another one from the book club recommendations. Again, it’s not an easy subject matter, but it’s so well written, I burned through it!
The Bronze Horseman– Paullina Simons– This is a book that was recommended to me by my sister. I loved it and thought that the character development was so impressive.
The Time Traveler’s Wife– Audrey Niffenegger– My sister recommended this book to me. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it, with all the jumping around in time, but once I got used to it, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Sister– Rosamund Lupton– Sister was recommended to me by my sister. This is a touching read, which is so beautifully written.
Whilst writing this list, I’ve realised how many recommendations have come from Bibliobeth (my sister) and Luna (my good friend). I’ve also read some awesome books from book clubs.
What about you? What have you been ‘forced’ to read? Feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten Tuesday posts.