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This week’s topic is to list the top ten books you would give as gifts. There are so many books that I would love to give for a variety of reasons and I wish I made millions so I could buy books for everyone!

As always, the lovely ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish deserve a shoutout for hosting Top Ten Tuesday!

1) The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – Yeah, I know this is a given for me. But I would give this entire series to every single person who hasn’t experienced the magic yet.

2) The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins – Another fantastic series that I think everyone should read. Period.

3) A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler – I would give this book to anyone who either has a mental illness or knows someone that does. It’s a great book for anyone, but I think those of us personally affected by mental illness will perhaps appreciate the story a bit more.

4) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – I would give this book to every teenage girl out there. Speak has such a powerful message that I think every young girl needs to hear at a young age.

5) Saving June by Hannah Harrington – Because this is my favorite contemporary YA novel I read this year, I think everyone should read it :) It’s swoonworthy but has that touch of “grit” that I love.

6) Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys – Ditto to Saving June about my fave book, but this falls within my fave historical fiction novel of the year. 

7) Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Schecter – I would give this book to anyone interested in Egypt. Egyptian culture is one of the topics that I feel is underrepresented in YA, so I was thrilled to read this amazing book that brought Cleopatra Selene’s story to life.

8) Stay by Deb Caletti – I would give this book to every teenage girl who may or may not have experienced an abusive relationship.

9) The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare – I would give this series to anyone who enjoys some fantastic paranormal with major sexytimes thrown in.

10) Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway – I would give this book to any girl that has experienced a terrible (and maybe even public) breakup. 

  10 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Would Give as Gifts”

  1. Nice list, Tara! :) You have piqued my interest for Audrey, Wait!

  2. Hunger Games made my list as well. Some great books here that I’ve not yet had the opportunity to read. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. BIG TIME yes to “Stay” by Deb Caletti. There are a lot of girls out there who need a book like that.

    And obvs, huge yes to HP.

  4. I agree with number one ;-) best gift EVER.

  5. Audrey, Wait! is such a great gift book! the fun factor mixed with the solid writing makes it a perfect gift for a teen or adult.

    smart one, you are.

  6. Awesome list, Tara!! I must read Saving June and Audrey, Wait soon!!

  7. Jaw dropped the second I saw your list. I love every single book on this list.

    Seriously I love every single one. Looks like your book taste matches mine really well.

    Although, I do also like classics, so maybe not exactly, unless you do too.

    Here’s mine:

  8. Hooray hooray for your list!

  9. I have Audrey, Wait! on my list, too, and I almost put Speak. Both are brilliant! (:

  10. I really agree with your thoughts on Stay! I wish I would of had this when I was younger, a few years back.

    Recently Between Shades of Grey was just added to my personal library! I’m told it is good and with it being on your list I doubt she was wrong, or you for that matter. Soon I’ll get to it!

    Oh do stop by. My blog has been quiet lonely… lacking on the comment side due to being missing from the blog-o-sphere fro some time. However, I’m trying to jump back into this wonderful world. I do miss it so!

    Mad Scientist @ Steampunkery & Book Reviews

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