Top 10 Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want To Give As Gifts
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is:
(Not in any particular order)
- Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Favorite book of 2011. I’d gift this one to readers weary of the Sci-Fi elements, which are rather light, because this is one book this year that needs to be read.
- Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout: The book that made me into a Jennifer L. Armentrout fangirl. I’d gift this one to fans of the Iron Fey series (Alex and Seth remind me of Meghan and Puck at times, and Aiden reminds me of Ash).
- Touch by Jus Accardo: This book surprised me when I read it a few months back and since then, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. I’d gift this one to fans of X-Men, Shatter Me (which I haven’t read yet – I know! – but they do share some common plot details), and fans of Twilight and/or Jennifer L. Armentrout.
- Divergent by Veronica Roth: I’d gift this one to fans of The Hunger Games.
- Ashes (Ashes #1) by Ilsa J. Bick: This is a very twisted story, so it probably wouldn’t make for the best gift in that not everyone will be able to handle its extreme detailing, but it’s honestly a great book.
- Hushed by Kelley York: One of the best books of 2011. It’s a thriller with a just the right amount of romance. It would make for the perfect gift for the older YA crowd.
- The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa: This is the only series on my list. I was going to put the books separately, or at least the first book, but if you’re going to gift one book – you need to gift the series. It’s addicting.
- Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson: This book does not receive nearly enough love, and for that reason alone, I think this would be an excellent book to gift to readers. It’s just a really exciting read.
- Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion: I’ve made my love for this book well-known. If it were up to me, I’d be handing this to everyone for the holidays, along with a copy of “The Hungry Mouth” (a short story collection of Isaac’s which has a story set in the same world as “Warm Bodies”). But since my wallet wouldn’t enjoy that and he’s self publishing “The Hungry Mouth” in limited quantity (500, to be exact), I’ll just recommend this one as a wonderful gift for the zombie fans in your life.
- Tempest (Tempest #1) by Julie Cross: Okay, so this won’t be out until January, but this would be one book I’d love to gift to others. It’s absolutely fantastic and I can’t wait to see readers fall in love with Jackson’s story, because let’s face it – they will.
- The Probability of Miracles” by Wendy Wunder: I’d gift this novel to fans of “If I Stay” and “Where She Went”. It’s such a wonderfully written story about learning to live your life before it’s too late.