Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
My Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most and Why
The Manufactured Identity, favourite of trilogy, recommend trilogy
Why I recommend - this is my favourite psychological thriller ever.  Reading the whole trilogy brings it all together but The Manufactured Identity left me breathless and I immediately wanted to reread it with the knowledge I had at the end.  Beyond impressed even 3 years later.
This currently is an all time favourite.
Still Alice
Why I recommend - Anyone that has been touched by Alzheimer's should read this, just an amazing story.  Lisa Genova has a style which teaches you why emotionally engaging you also. 
This currently is an all time favourite.
Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
Why I recommend - I never had interest in reading memoirs, it was my first, WOW, definitely a great taste of memoirs.  A remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, an intense family love you can't believe as they are so dysfunctional. 
Night Road or Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
Why I recommend - So far Kristin Hannah can do no wrong in my eyes, the best emotional engaged contemporary author for me.  If you haven't read Firefly Lane, do that now as her new book Fly Away is the new beginning after and will be released end of April.
I am not a Serial Killer, favourite of trilogy but recommend whole trilogy
Why I recommend - The main character John blew me away, I love him - he is not a serial killer ;-)  It is the best mix of genres, mystery, paranormal, dystopian, science fiction and YA.
Secret Garden
Why I recommend  - I can't wait for my daughter to grow up so we can read this one together.  Some books are timeless and magical, this is a gem.
We Need to Talk about Kevin
Why I recommend - This is the best book club read.  You will want to discuss and debate it so choose to read with friends.  It may be hard in the beginning, keep at it until the end.
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Why I recommend - I only read this classic last year but I am a forever fan, this is the best classic suspense story every in my opinion and everyone wants to read a classic, right.  Read this one.
This currently is an all time favourite.

I heart you, you haunt me - Lisa Schroeder
Why I recommend - Verse novels became my simple pleasure. I find Lisa Schroeder's to be magical, beautiful writing that touches your soul. I recommend for all ages. If you have a teen that doesn’t read you should try one of these for them.


  1. I loved Rebecca and have read it several times!

  2. We need to Talk about Kevin was such a chilling read! I totally recommend that book both as a thriller but also as a book that makes you think!

    Great list!

  3. I've only read 2 of those. I'm going to try to get my book club to read We Need to Talk about Kevin.

  4. I loved The Glass Castle and highly recommend it too. A few of the others you mentioned I plan to read and even more are new to me - love this list!

    Tanya Patrice

  5. Ow some great books you have here. I am so glad I see Rebecca on more lists when I added the book I was afraid to be alone with it.

  6. Some great choices, glad to see Rebecca and The Secret Garden up there :)

    My Top 10

  7. I listened to Firefly Lane on audio and it was wonderful. I always love Kristen Hannah's books. Good choice.

  8. I haven't read a single one but I always did want to try Rebecca. So one day

  9. I SO need to try Rebecca. Someone told me it's awesome on audio too.

  10. Loved Rebecca and The Secret Garden. I'm sure your daughter will love The Secret Garden when she gets old enough :)

  11. We share so many book loves! I must read Rebecca and I love Still Alice and I must try Kristin Hannah

  12. I can't believe we read some of the same books. I always thought you only read suspense/thriller books. I love Kristen Hannah's books, I think of all her books I've read "Night Road" is my favorite. Thanks for the visit this morning.

  13. I recommend The Glass Castle all the time! I don't even like memoirs, generally, but this one had it all. I haven't read any of the others but have plans to :)


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