Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

So, I've decided that I really like this wonderful meme, Top Ten Tuesday, started by the wonderful folks over at The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week there is a new Top Ten list of books.  Hooray!

This week's list.......

The Top Ten Books You Would Recommend to Someone Who Doesn't Read YA.

1.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins:  Well, duh.  This one is such a no-brainer, it almost feels like cheating to put it on my list.

2.  The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare:  I think that the whole Shadowhunter world is so action-packed and so different that you forget you are reading about teens.

3.  The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare:  Ditto the above and then add cool historical stuff.

4.  Delirium by Lauren Oliver:  I think that adults can read this on a whole different level because of our experience with love,

5.  Beauty Queens by Libba Bray:  Again, I think this book is a totally different read for adults.  Plus, there are tons of references that are more enjoyable if you are a grown woman of a certain age. : )

6.  Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson:  This is such a compelling story about growing up that I think anyone of any age could relate to it.

7.  Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson:  This book is just much fun.

8.  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephenie Perkins:  This book I would recommend to any female person.  Who could not love this book?  It is precious!

9.  Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini:  I am so in love with this book that I recommend it to everyone.

10.  Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton:  She already writes for an adult audience so I think her YA book would have wide appeal also.  And it's just an action-packed story!

I would also like to give an honorable recommendation to Ditched:  A Love Story by Robin Mellom.  I would recommend this book to all women who grew up in the eighties!


  1. I love finding other librarian or librarian-to-be bloggers! I am also in school to be a librarian! Great list! Here is mine if you'd like to follow me back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-10-tuesday-10-books-i-would.html

  2. Excellent list! I have tons of adult patrons who have enjoyed Cassandra Clare's series. I have Darkness Becomes Her in my collection but have not read it, I will have to check it out.