Tuesday, March 26, 2013

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books I will Recommend to You!

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is the Top Ten Books I Recommend Most.
This topic is super easy since it is my job to recommend books to students & staff! Below are books I frequently recommend to students, staff, friends & family…

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
This is usually a sure-fire hit. There are so many elements that appeal to so many different types of readers.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
There is something about the sarcasm and brutal honesty that makes me think a lot of students (especially boys) will enjoy this book. So far most students have loved it.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
For students who like The Hunger Games and other SciFi novels, I recommend this one quickly. I think it is well written and so engaging that no one can put it down.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
For those students who want something more serious and meaningful, this is one of the books I recommend first. It is just so heartbreaking and the scary thing is, it is totally plausible.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
One of my new favorite books. It had some unique twists it left me guessing until the end.

How They Croaked: the Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg
Creepy, gross, interesting, and kind of hilarious. What middle schooler wouldn’t want that in a book? I also think that the History Channel needs to do a special based on this book.

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Since it is one of my favorites I obviously recommend it… especially to friends & family.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
This is one of the few books that had me doing research to see if the book was historically accurate (it pretty much was). This is a great book for fans of historical fiction.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Want creepy? Neil Gaiman is the king of creepy. This book gave me nightmares and made me want to go hang out with my Mommy.

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
I love John Green and this is my favorite of his books. I think it is the random footnotes that I like best. It definitely was not all the math references, but that might interest some students & staff.


  1. I loved your recommendation for Thirteen Reasons Why as it is a book I have debated reading. Great Top Ten!

    1. Definitely read Thirteen Reasons Why. I wish I could make every teenager read it because of the story & lessons.

  2. Great top ten list, think I've read quite a few of them!

    My Top 10