Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the awesome people over at The Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s theme is all about the books people have been telling me to go forth and read. Of course, the stubborn person that I am refuses to acknowledge said books. It’s mostly because of other books that attract my attention. But anyway, here are some books I’ve had people tell/yell/threaten me to read.
Oh and some anime recs at the end.
1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
You can close your gaping mouths now. Whether or not I’ll actually read this series is still up for debate. And I know, I’m probably missing out on like 10 years of my life right now, but it’s been pretty chill without Harry so far.
2. John Green’s other novels (especially Looking for Alaska)
Am I the only Nerdfighter who hasn’t read all of Father Nerdfighter’s work?! I hope not. I’ve heard all the spoilers for Looking for Alaska already, so is there really a need for me to read this?
3. Gayle Forman’s novels (especially Just One Day)
A friend of mine once summarised the entire Gayle Forman catalogue in a span of 10 minutes or less, and my interest is piqued. If I Stay is the only ever Forman book I’ve read, but I do plan on changing that.
4. Every Day by David Levithan
There was a time in school wherein all of my classmates were carrying this gem of a book for almost a week. It’s hard not to get swept by the hype.
5. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer (like seriously.)
6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
You guys must think I’m joking at this point.
7. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
I am a fan of anything creepy and mindfugging so I constantly get the recs for this one.
8. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
I’m the only one in our circle of bookish friends who hasn’t read Before I Fall. What’s even more depressing is that they each own a hardcover copy.
9. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
I listened to the audiobook, but I didn’t get to finish it (thank you Apple for deleting whilst my phone was updating). Now, my friend (I have lots of friends hehe) is bugging me to continue this book.
10. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (aka my WTF entry)
11. Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
My number one reason for being wary about watching this anime is the number of shirtless hot swimmer dudes on display throughout the show. My inner manliness cannot help but be insecure. BUT I swear I will watch this before the year ends.
12. Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online was so popular at our school way back when, and I was scared that once I started watching this the established fan base would attack for me joining the bandwagon. But what the heck, I’m pushing forth this endeavour.