Today is Day 2 of Bout of Books! Trees of Reverie is hosting the Top 10 Recommendations challenge, and since I actually work in a library, I thought I kind of have to participate, don’t I? 🙂
The Challenge: You’ve just started to work at a bookstore (or library) – what are your top ten go-to book recommendations?
All of the books I’ve chosen are ones that I’ve actually recommended to people at my library for various reasons. Some are favorites and some are just generally good reads. Here we go!
The Humans by Matt Haig – for everyone. Seriously. Read it. (I know you’re all surprised)
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – perfect for a lot of our YA readers but also for some of our older patrons who like books by authors like Debbie Macomber
This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith – for basically the same reasons as above
The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day – I read and loved this one and have recommended it to several patrons that enjoy crime fiction
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber – one of my new recommendations because I read and LOVED this. It’s unique and interesting. Different from my normal read.
The Passage by Justin Cronin – patrons who enjoy vampires but the creepy, scary kind have been told to read this by me on several occasions. 🙂
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples – for people who want to try comics. This is how I got into comics and I’ve never looked back.
The Young Elites by Marie Lu – because this was probably my favorite read of the year
ANYTHING by/illustrated by Oliver Jeffers – because stick legs
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young – for Neil Gaiman fans. For fans of silliness. For fans of fun.
A few others:
Anything Maggie Stiefvater has written
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Gone by Michael Grant
What would you recommend?
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I keep hearing things about The Book of Strange New Things, I guess I’ll have to bump it up. 🙂
I really enjoyed it. Let me know if you give it a shot!
Wow, I didn’t realize that The Young Elites was so good! I guess I got sort of turned off by the cover and wasn’t expecting much. I’m going to go check out your review! 🙂
I really liked it. I know some people didn’t for various reasons. Maybe it was just exactly what I wanted right then, but I thought it was great. 🙂
Wonderful picks! I only have read Anna & the French Kiss, but the Young Elites and the book of Jennifer E. Smith are in my TBR list, so will read soon. My list is here.
Definitely check out The Young Elites! This Is What Happy Looks Like is my favorite Jennifer E. Smith book. 🙂
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Ooo, The Passage sounds good. I’ve been known to read a vampire story or two. 😉
It is SO good. I would highly recommend it if you like vampires. It’s really different from your normal vampire story though. They are more like monsters. Very, very creepy and so, so good. Enjoy!
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