Today’s Top Ten Tuesday list , brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish, is Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most:
1. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – I love the Patrick Ness and the Chaos Walking series, and I recommend it to anyone I think will listen.
2. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – Anytime I run into someone who hasn’t yet read Ender’s Game, I tell them to read it. I actually read the whole series, but Ender’s Game can stand on its own as well.
3. Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony – I didn’t necessarily give this one a five star rating, but I still love recommending it because all the girls at work had different interpretations of what was really going on, so I like to hear other perspectives about it.
4. Happy Yoga by Steve Ross – This one I really just recommend to people I know well, but I have given it to a few people as gifts. It did a lot for me when I was going through a tough time and I love Steve Ross. I miss his show!
5. Tangles by Sarah Leavitt – I really only recommended this one to my mom, but I think it will be something that stays with me for a while. It’s a non-fiction graphic novel about dealing with a parent with Alzheimer’s. I just found it to be a very honest depiction of what it’s like to try to respect someone’s dignity as their mental faculties decline. Leavitt doesn’t have the best drawings in the world, but I think they suit the story perfectly, illustrating the confusion and frustration that not only the Alzheimer’s patient has, but their loved ones as well. My mom, who dealt with her mother going through this horrible disease, really appreciated this book.
6. Every Day by David Levithan – Just the concept behind this book can keep people discussing and debating for days! Love it!
7. Y: The Last Man series by Brian K. Vaughan – This is my favorite graphic novel series. I’m not sure why, but I know I always love Brian K. Vaughan’s writing, and this series in particular I just loved.
8. Quiet by Susan Cain – As an introvert, I just really appreciate the defense and promotion of introverts. I wish every boss, coworker, and really just everyone would read it. I think both introverts and extroverts can gain a lot from understanding the strengths of the “quiet ones.”
9. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – I always recommend this one as something I loved “even though I generally don’t like historical fiction.” I adored this book.
10. Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires – I just really LOVE Binky. ❤