Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Recommend the Most

Okay, so this is my first time doing the Top Ten Tuesdays meme, so I apologize if there's a flaw in it. However, I really like this meme and I'd always wanted to give it a try. Hopefully this will be a weekly or bi-weekly meme Umbrella Dreams will participate in.

Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. It's a list of ten bookish things. Each week has a new topic.


10. Daughter of Smoke and Bone


Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone was one of the best fantasy books I've ever read. It definitely surpassed my expectations and you've probably heard of it. If so, read it! Don't let the cover scare you off; it's actually a really good read.

[Goodreads Link]








9.  Smart Girls Get What They Want


Smart Girls Get What They Want
You've probably never heard of this one, but I remember myself really enjoying it when I read it. Not only is it a fun, easy read but it's also pretty realistic. I often found myself connecting with the main character, who has high ambitions to do good in school.

[Goodreads Link]




8. Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe


Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe

This is another chick lit-esque book. But what can I say? It's another fun read with a funny, alive main character. And when I say alive, I mean like, bright and optimistic and just fun to read about in general.

[Goodreads Link]



7. If I Stay

If I Stay (If I Stay #1)
This is another contemporary novel, but it has great meaning in it. The main character, Mia, also plays a classical instrument so it's a great book for orchestra muscians as well. This book deals with family and grief. It might get sad, but it's one of the most moving, heartbreaking books I've ever read.

[Goodreads Link]



6. Under the Never Sky


Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)
I did a review on this awhile ago. You might remember it as a four-star-read but it's still a very fantastic book. It's a sci-fi and dystopian read packed into one, so if you like sci-fi and/or dystopian, read this now! You won't regret it.

[Goodreads Link]



5. Burn for Burn


Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)
This is a still pretty recent read that I haven't written a book review for, but you should know --- Jenny Han is one of my favorite authors of all time. If you scroll down this Top Ten Tuesday, you'll see another series of hers. I've also read The List byBurn for Burn, wrote by the two of them is an eerie contemporary novel with some supernatural elements into it. (If you need motivation to read it, look at the beautiful cover!)

[Goodreads Link]



4. The Tragedy Paper


The Tragedy Paper
The Tragedy Paper is based off loosely on Shakespeare's Macbeth. When I first read this book, I had not idea it would be so amazing. The ending is absolutely heartbreaking yet it allows for a sense of realistic-ness. No matter what type of genre you like, I think you would really enjoy this one.

[Goodreads Link]



3. The Summer I Turned Pretty


The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)
Like I mentioned before, another Jenny Han book would definitely appear in my Top Ten list. The Summer I Turned Pretty is perfect for a beach read! I know I sound like a commericial, but honestly, this book has been on my favorites list for a really long time. It was one of the first contemporary books I've really enjoyed a few years ago. I highly recommend the rest of this series as well! (And yes, it's a chick-lit read, but hey, it's a good book!)

[Goodreads Link]




2. Unraveling


Unraveling (Unraveling, #1)
You might remember this as the first review of the Umbrella Dreams blog. It was also the first written I've ever written. Unraveling is a seriously good book and the people I've recommended it to have really enjoyed it. Read it; it won't disappoint!

[Goodreads Link]


1. Just One Day


Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)
To describe this in a few words, Just One Day is heartbreaking, beautiful, and one of the best books I've ever read. It made me cry; that was how good it was. It's a must read! (it's written by the same author as If I Stay)

[Goodreads Link]

That's it! What are some books you recommend?


  1. Daughter of Smoke & Bone is my jam too :-) Awesome list.

    Tanya Patrice

  2. Great list! Daughter of Smoke and Bone is great! I have several of the others on my TBR list!

    Check out my TTT.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  3. Out of this whole list I've only read Burn for Burn and Just One Day. I loved Just One Day, and Burn for Burn was good. Most of the other books are on my TBR.