Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (16)

This week the topic is 10 Books for People Who Don’t Read X. I have decided to make my list for people who don’t read non-contemporary novels. See, I was going to make it for people who don’t read young adult but I wanted to have a bit of a wider spectrum than just YA. This way I can incorporate MG and Adult titles!
So, in no particular order, my top ten picks are;
1. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
I read and love this novel and have the next two in the Oz series – but haven’t read it yet. Still, this book is so good that it spawned an award winning Broadway show.
2. Stray and the Shifters series by Rachel Vincent
You want something with sexy times, action, and a lot of bite, this is the book (and series) for you. Faythe is a kick ass heroine who can shift into a werecat – enough said.
3. Uglies (and following books) by Scott Westerfeld
This is a fantastic dystopian that makes you think about just how much society thinks about how beauty = good.
4. The Lightning Thief and the Percy Jackson series as a whole by Rick Riodan
Reminiscent of the Harry Potter series, these books grow with the reader and appeal to adults as well. Personally it’s a favourite of mine.
5. Soulless and the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger
Steampunk with weres, vamps, and ghosts plus one amazing main character who will smack you with her umbrella if you get out of line.
6. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Oh how I love this book, (screw the following two) I don’t think I could count the ways. I loved the anime film but I adore the novel.
7. Dragons or Vampires by Katie MacAlister
Not the name of a book, but rather the focus of her paranormal series’. This lady is ‘make you pee your pants’ funny while pairing that with sexy times.
8. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
It’s a great zombie book that has you on the edge of your seat for the majority of it. I have yet to read the next two, but I will soon!
9. the Circle of Magic quartet by Tamora Pierce
Really, and novel by Tamora Pierce but this quartet is my favourite.
10. Anything that has to do with fairy tales at all.
Do I really have to elaborate on this one?

Leave me a line and a link to your TTT post! I love seeing other people’s lists.

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The Reading Enchantress said...

Great list! I haven't heard of most of these books, but I love Wicked :) I'm definitely going to have to take a look at them though.
Thanks for stopping by!

Danica Page said...

I loved number 10, so true. I hadn't read a ton of these. But I love Pierce, Ryan, Riodan, and Westerfeld.

I've been wanting to read Stray.

Great list. Here's mine: http://danicapage.blogspot.com/2012/01/teaser-tuesday-13-top-ten-tuesday.html

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Awesome list. Wicked is awesome. I want to read some of the others you mentioned especially Uglies and Howl's Moving Castle. Thanks for sharing. =]
Here is My Top Ten

We Need Reads said...

I'm so glad you understand the youtube thing! And glad to hear they haven't found out, haha. also love the post- I need to finish the uglies series!

new follower and on youtube as well!


Anonymous said...

I've looked at reading Stray before but I've never gotten around to it! Might have to bump it up the TBR list.

Lu said...

Loved Stray and Soulless! Great list :)

The Muggle

Tanya Patrice said...

Ooh interesting list! I would love to get to The Uglies sometime soon.

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

I don't read a lot of contemporary novels, but would love to do so. I'll have to check some of these out.

Lori said...

This is a great list! I love the Uglies series and The Forest of Hands and Teeth!

My Top Ten Tuesday!

Alyssa Bussard said...

I love the Wicked series, I have yet to read the newest installment but so far A Lion Among Men is my favorite. Also, fairy tales and fairy tale re-writes are my FAVORITE! Here is my list: http://bookstakeyouplaces.blogspot.com/

Nikki said...

Uglies made my list too! It is such a great series. Awesome list.

~Nikki @ Imaginative Adventure.

Andi said...

I'm just reading Wicked and about to finish it up. I'm in big gooey love. I even bought the next two in the series over the weekend, and I have the final installment from the publisher. Hooray!

Shannon (Giraffe Days) said...

I've read two Tamora Pierce books (the Trickster books) and loved them, and I really want to read more. I also have to read Wicked now that I've finally read The Wizard of Oz! I have a copy and I'm looking forward to it :)

Here's my list.

Heidi @ Bunbury in the Stacks said...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth series along with the Ugly series are so prominent on my tbr list they're practically smacking me in the face. Great list! And yeah on the fairy tales...loving all of the fantastic retellings that are out there.

Sophia said...

Percy Jackson's such a phenomenal series! I loved it so, so much. :) However, I kind of disagree with the Uglies series. I really didn't like that series at all.