Top Ten Picks: Books You Have To Read At Least Once

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 |

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The Goose Girl
By Shannon Hale

This is one of my favorite books. Ever. It's a retelling of (you guessed it!) The Goose Girl, from the Brothers Grimm. Hale uses the most beautiful, descriptive writing I've ever read. She's an amazing storyteller. I'll let you find out for yourself before I get too fan-girly on you. ;P

The Book Thief
By Markus Zusak

If you have not read this book, you have not lived. Markus Zusak is by far one of the most brilliant writers I have ever read. The Book Thief is one of the saddest, most gratifying books. It is an experience within itself.

The Truth About Forever
By Sarah Dessen

Oh, how I love this book. It's Sarah Dessen, so you know it's good. Wes is by far my favorite Dessen boy. Sa-wooooon. ;P

Hold Still
By Nina LaCour

Read my review from last week. It's wonderfullness is all explained there.

The Actor and the Housewife
By Shannon Hale

Hale's sense of humor really shines through in this book. It's SO FUNNY. And heart-breaking. And wonderfully satisfying. :)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By J.K. Rowling

No matter how much this book's explanation of Horcruxes confuses me, this is still one of my favorites to reread. I can't wait to see the film adaptation!!

The Joy Luck Club
by Amy Tan

I read this last year, and absolutely loved it. I remember that some of the names were a tad confusing, but the book itself was a work of art.

by Edith Pattou

This is one of my favorite retellings. It's lengthy but beautifully written and worth every page.

The Little Princess
By Frances Hodgson Burnett

This is one of my favorite classics. I used to read it all the time as a kid; I just love all of Burnett's writing. I remember for a project in elementary school we had to make a newspaper based on a book we read, and this is the book I chose. It was an awesome project; I just love that time period. I have to pick it up again soon!

Eyes Like Stars
By Lisa Mantchev

I just discovered this book in January, and immediately fell in love with the story. The characters made the story so enjoyable, and Mantchev has a sense of humor that any author would envy. ;)


Adriana said...

I've only read The Book Thief out of these. I swear I was a mess when I finished. It was horrible... my face not the book. The book was amazing!

Lauren said...

I've only read two of these... the HP one and A Little Princess. I'm thinking I really should check out The Book Thief though, I've never heard a bad word about it.

Nonie said...

I like your list! I've read most of them. The horcrux explanation still confuses me too...

Mollie said...

I've only read one on your list, The Truth About Forever, it too is my fav. Dessen. No other can compare to Wes.....*sigh* :)

Tribute Books said...

Must read this great list, thanks!

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