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.