Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'd Recommend to X Person

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Jeni's Picks:

1. Teenagers:  The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen Randle or Heart on a Chain by Cindy C Bennett
These books both deal with abuse and bullying. Hard topics but I think both authors did an excellent job. These are books that stay with you for awhile after you finish reading them. 

2. Friends to read to their daughters:  The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale or The Princesses of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
My mom read a lot to us when I was a kid and she loved fairy tales. I think that is where my love of fairy tale retelling comes from.  

To read to their boys: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
This book is so much fun to read out loud. You could read it to your girls too. Mine loved it. 

3. Dad: The Harry Bosch Series by Michael Connelly
My dad loves mystery/police/crime books. When I was a teenager we read all of David Morrell's books together. This is another great series. I think my dad is on book 8. 

4. Historical Fiction loving Friends:  I love historical fiction and recommend The Maid at Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassens, Friends and Foes by Sarah M. Eden, Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson and The Merchants Daughter by Melanie Dickerson. 
I've read every book by Julie Klassen and have loved them all. I preorder every Sarah M. Eden book. Edenbrooke is one of my favorite books. I've read it numerous times. Melanie Dickerson books are great fast reads. 

5. Paranormal Loving Friends: Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs, The Hallows series by Kim Harrison and The Hex Hall Series by Rachel Hawkins. 
Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series are the best werewolf books out there. 
Kim Harrison series are a mix of witch, vampire, werewolf and demons. I love this series. 
Rachel Hawkins is an awesome author to meet in person. Her books are full of sarcasm and I love it. 

Emily's Picks: 

1. Pre-Teenagers: The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman. I recommended this book to my daughter who at the time was 11, and had just finished Percy Jackson.  She loved this book.

2. Mystery Lovers who like strong female leads: The Beekeepers Apprentice by Laurie R. King. This book was filled with adventure, a witty, smart and strong female lead, and Sherlock Holmes. I recommend this series to any one who loves mysteries, light romance, and suspense.

3. Modern Readers tip toeing into the Classics.  I like a good Classic book every once in a while, but I don't read them all the time. The style of writing is different, they loved the English language, shall we say? So, for those Modern readers who have yet to try Classics, I recommend Pride and Prejudice. by Jane Austen. (and not just because it's been made  into three BBC mini series..including one with Colin Firth, or a film with Mr. Macfadyen)

4. Fantasy Lovers who also like fairy tales.(and no, these are not the same) I recommend The Hero and the Crown by Robin Mckinley. She has a way of weaving a tale. And you feel like you have stepped into a fairy realm. I love her older books, and would recommend them. another favorite of hers, is Beauty, which is a fairy tale.

5 Love Stories for beach day seeking readers, or my Spring. Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher. (or anything by this lady) She is the best at writing love stories, without writing sex. I love picking up one of her books. It feels like Coming Home. 


  1. I loved the Hex Hall series, easy and fun read, great picks.

    My TTT

    Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

  2. Great list! I'll have to check some of the books out that I'm not familiar with!