Top Ten Books I LOVED that People Have Recommended to Me

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish

 1. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
My dad was the one to introduce me to LOTR. I was 8 years old, and it forever changed my life. I found my love for epic fantasy and I was never the same after that.

2. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
This was a book recommended by my sister. She's not much of a reader, but she loved this book, and I loved it just as much as I read it.

3. A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
I didn't think that Roman historical fiction was my thing. And that's what I told my best friend when she recommended that I read it. This has been in my top 5 favorite books since my junior year in high school and I don't think it will change.

This was another recommendation from my dad after I read LOTR. I devoured this entire series in 5th grade. My favorite of the series was actually The Silver Chair.

5. The Nancy Drew Files by Caroline Keene
I freaking ate these up in 4th grade. Every week, I would get a new one and read the crap out of it. Mysteries were my favorites when I was a child.

6. The Princess by Lori Wick
This was a recommendation from my mom. She has always been into romance novels, and me not so much. But this one swept me up in a whirlwind and I loved it!

7. Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
This book. Ugh SOOOO MUCH LOVE! This was the first book that I picked up once I finally got out of the cursed AR program. It was recommended to me by a friend, and it quickly became a favorite of mine.

8. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
This is what I like to call my home-run book. It was the book that made me compulsively read and actually, truly enjoy reading. It was recommended by my mother, and I will always be grateful for it because this is one of the most breathtaking books I've ever read.

9. Holes by Louis Sachar
I read this book in 4th grade when a classmate spilled his guts about how much he loved this book and how hilarious it was. This guy wasn't much of a reader, but I knew that I if he loved it this much then I would too... It became one of my childhood favorites.

10. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
I had been hearing about how awesome this book was from a few friends, but I was surprised when my dad came home with the first two books because he thought I would like them. Well, he wasn't wrong, because this is one of my favorite series ever.


  1. I love your choice of topic this week. I love a good recommendation. It sounds like your Dad has great taste in books! :D

    1. Thank you! What's funny is my dad has recommended some major gems to me, but he RARELY reads, so I find it funny that his recommendations are always so on point haha!

  2. Running Out of Time was pretty good. Then I saw The Village, and I was like, "Hmmm..." (I don't know if the author ever sued. I think she was contemplating it.)

    1. YEAH! When the village got out all I could think of was the similarities! I'm not sure if she sued, but I'm sure she could have made one heck of a case!

  3. Oh, wow! Lori Wick's The Princess! I had a friend and all we did really was be sarcastic, do tomboy things like throw knives, and talk books. Mostly talk books. She talked about this author all the time, and especially about The Princess. Which was strange to me because she's one of the biggest tomboys I knew. She made me read it. And then all we talked about was The Princess...okay, and a fantasy series I made her read.

    1. The Princess was one of the first novels of Wick's that I read. And I LOVED it! So I read like 20 other books by her haha! :)


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