Aug 5, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books I would give to someone that has never read...

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by 

This weeks topic: 

Books I would give to someone that has never read...
We decided to break this into 5 Authors and 5 Genres.  ENJOY!

Tiffany King
Wishing for Someday Soon
Tiffany King is one of our favorite authors and if I was going to give you one book of hers it would be Wishing For Someday Soon.  (If you would like to read my review you can here.)

Middle Grade Fantasy
Fablehaven is hands down the best middle grade series I have ever read.  I would recommend it to anyone of any age.

Richard Paul Evans
The Sunflower
The Sunflower is my favorite book by Richard Paul Evans and if I were to recommend just one by him this would be it!
  (If you would like to read my review you can here.)

Contemporary YA
Crash into You by Katie McGarry is one of the best YA Contemporary reads I have found in years!  It is always one I love to recommend to people.
(You can read my review of Crash Into You here.)

Nicholas Sparks
The Guardian
The Guardian is my all time favorite Nicholas Sparks book.  He is a master of writing romance, but this book has a thriller element to it as well and it is by far my favorite of his.

Historical Fiction
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, #1)
My daughter came home with an assignment for her 7th grade ELA class last year which was to read a book that was Historical Fiction.  As usual, I got all excited because I had the PERFECT book for her to read:  My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris!  I had just read it myself and was super excited to pass it along to her.  She loved it as well and this is probably my #1 recommendation for a fun Historical Fiction!

Nikki Godwin
Chasing Forever Down (Drenaline Surf, #1)
Nikki Godwin is one of my favorite authors and her book Chasing Forever Down was my big find of 2013!  I love this book and can't say enough good about it.  

Hockey Romance
As most of you know, I am a HUGE hockey fan!  I love reading hockey books and Lindsay Paige and Mary Smith are my latest find in the hockey romance genre!  They are both outstanding authors as well as adorable girls.  Breakaway is the first book in their Penalty Kill Trilogy and I love this book!  If you want to give this fantastic series a try, you can get book #1, Breakaway on Amazon Kindle for just $.99 right now.

Maggie Stiefvater
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver Series is a favorite of mine.  Of all her books I have read, Shiver is my favorite.  If you haven't read anything by her, give this one a shot.

I Would
I'm sure everyone has read poetry, but maybe it's been a while or you would like something that isn't one of the classics.  Robert Zimmerman's work is fantastic and I love reading his poems, in particular, I Would is a favorite of mine.  I read this poem and really connected with it.  I have since read the rest of Robert's poems and he is a very talented author. 
(You can read my review of I Would here.)

You can get Robert's Poems "I Would" and "Words" for free on most platforms.  In addition, Robert has very generously given us a coupon code for his collection of poetry "From Where I Stand" on Smashwords for anyone who would like to download a copy.

Link to From Where I Stand on Smashwords
Coupon code RU33B
(Coupon code good through August 10th.  Thank you again Robert!)

What recommendations do you have for me today?  Make sure you leave me your link in the comments so I can check out your Top Ten list today!


  1. Ooh, Fablehaven is a great choice! I'm most grumpy that I haven't had a chance to read more than the first two books though. My library doesn't have the others...and Maggie Stiefvater! She is such a talented writer. I don't think I've tried Shiver yet, but I do love The Raven Boys.

    1. I didn't like The Raven Boys as much. I tried the first book but it didn't stick. :) Fablehaven though is epic! You must find a way to finish! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Lovely list. I really need to read Maggie Stiefvater. I hear such amazing things about her books!

    1. Maggie is fantastic! Hopefully you will get a chance soon! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thanks for thinking my work was good enough to add to this list Kristalyn :)

    I've read a few off this list (glad to see someone else liked The Guardian. If it didn't have Sparks' name on it, I wouldn't have thought it was his. So different, in a good way, than his other great novels) and if I had to help you recommend any, I'd tell everyone to find Wishing for Someone Soon at the top of the list and read no further ;) I LOVE that book. My favorite of King's and the only book to (almost) make me cry. No other book's ever done that.

    1. You are most welcome! I always like it when I can find a way to incorporate new things into my posts. Thanks so much for the freebie for everyone! I love The Guardian so much. I need to do that for Memory Lane Monday soon. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I've been trying to get my daughter to read My Sweet Sweet 16th Century, but she won't cooperate! Lol and I'm glad that you loved Shiver because I just won a copy in a giveaway =D excellent list, I love the diversity.
    Monique @ Mo_Books

    1. You will hopefully love Shiver as well....and that daughter of yours needs to read that book! It is so stinking cute! Mine loved that it was a fun book for a school assignment! Thanks for stopping by Monique!

  5. Thank you for the shout out! <333

  6. I like how you did your lists. I mixed mine up too instead of just picking one genre. I know I've told you this before but I know I want to get into the Fablehaven books. If I only had more time! Lol!!! I also have Shiver and Linger but have yet to read.
    SO MANY BOOKS TO READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love ya face!
    My Top Ten @ Book Hangovers Blabs Books

    1. P.S. Do you know how flippin' hard it was or how long it took me to do my blog post?!?!
      Almost 2 hours. Yeah, b/c my kids are all up in my face the whole time LOL!
      I wanted to pull my hair out the whole time! Thankfully I finished it.

  7. Ummmm is that Fablehaven??? *flies back to middle school days. Oh how I miss those books. Thanks so much for the most wonderful of recommendations :)