May 29, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday #2

This week is about books that were written in the past ten years that we wish will stay with us for the next thirty years, so this is my selection:

1. Harry Potter
If this book doesn't make a child read, no book will. 
Great story. Great, great, great.
Full of moral and  meaningful messages.
This series changed my life. 

2. Delirium

Not only because it's my new, absolute favorite book, but also because I love the message it provides and of course Oliver's wonderful, beautiful, amazing writing! I wouldn't want future generations to miss out on that!

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Not actually because I enjoyed reading it (I did, though!). But because I felt like our world is not that far from ending up like that. Sometimes I wonder if we treat the poor parts of our world much better than the capital treats the districts...I just think people should remember that more often.

4. Divergent by Veronica Roth
I think you could pick most dystopians for this list, but I chose Divergent especially for the five factions and everything it taught me about being "divergent".

5. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
It's beautiful. Other than that I think it really makes you appreciate all the things you have in life. Family, friends, the fact that your life is a gift that was given to you. I'd want my kids to read this.

6. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
I've read this one in German. A long, looong time ago. Anyway, I love her writing. The funny thing is that she talks like that, too. All fairy-tale-is. She always pretends like the worlds and characters she invents were true. Sometimes I think her stories will end up as the fairy-tales of the people who live like...300 years from now.

7. Looking for Alaska by John Green
I've only read this one book of his, but I loved it. And everyone loves him. So I figured he deserved a spot on this list :)

8. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Because those years from 12 to I-have-no-idea-when-it-will-end-but-it-doesn't-till-you're-almost-seventeen suck. Well...most of the time. And I, at least, need something to pick me up at times. Anything.

9. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Because it really made me think of how I treat people and how my actions might effect others. Nowadays, I often feel like some people should pay a bit more attention to that, too.

10. Rosebush by Michelle Jaffe
This might sound ridiculous, but I think this one could be very helpful for people at any time, because it teaches a great lesson about popularity that I think everyone should keep in mind in their everyday lives :)


  1. So many of those books are on my to-read list and I can't wait to read them now :D Divergent actually just arrived in the mail today and I'm super excited! Loved the hunger games series but who didn't? lol. I'd also like to get around to reading the entire Harry Potter series sometime.

    1. Oh, have fun with Divergent! I wish I could read it all over again without knowing the ending :)

  2. love your list :) I have never heard of Rosebush, so I'll have to check that out!
    Here is my Top Ten!

    1. It's a lot better than you would think from just reading the summary! It has the mystery on the one hand, but a really emotional story and deep message on the other hand!

  3. We share a couple and a couple of yours almost made my list! I wish we could have done 20 or 25... I put a disclaimer about HP and THG being "duh"books for me so that I could make room for more! lol

    Check out my Top Ten!

    1. Exactly! There are so many books that should never be forgotten!

  4. Thirteen Reasons Why was one of my top runners that didn't get included! Such a great book.

    Thanks for stopping by LIO!

    1. I read this book in one setting a few years ago, but it's still in my head! I think it's just unforgettable!

  5. I'm really glad to see that someone put "The Princess Diaries" on their list. I love it!

    1. I feel like I ALWAYS put it on my list :) Love the series so much!!


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