Top Ten Books People Keep Recommending to Me


I had a bit of a hard time with this week’s topic (I feel like I say that every week) because with a few notable exceptions I love to take people’s reading recommendations. I also like to read books that have a lot of hype around them, whether they are classics or contemporary. But moving on, here are some books that keep getting recommended.

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Classics People Keep Telling Me to Read.
Books My BFF from High School Keeps Recommending, that I know I will like ... so I should just read them already!
Books My BFF from High School Keeps Recommending, that I know I will like … so I should just read them already!
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Books My Mom Loves That I Stubbornly Refuse to Read
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Hugely Popular Books That I Will Probably Never Read

What books do people say that you MUST READ? Also, what books do you love to recommend?

Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme.


27 thoughts on “Top Ten Books People Keep Recommending to Me

      1. Oh no, the book isn’t scary at all. I read it way back in my early teens and I think it might have been the first book I ever loved.

  1. The Outsiders is great! The movie with Patrick Swayze and pretty much the dream team of pretty boys from the 80s is actually pretty good and does a good job of capturing the book. I had to read Crime and Punishment in high school and it was definitely not love at first read. East of Eden was good. I keep meaning to reread it but so many books and not enough time. Great list!

    1. Thanks for the suggestions. I’m not a huge Steinbeck fan, but people keep telling me East of Eden is different. Since I grew up partially in Salinas, California I’m sure it will be of some interest to me.

  2. Love that I got a shout-out! In my mind though the one I keep recommending to you is the chaos walking trilogy.

  3. Ha, I love that you have a category for books your mom recommends! (And I love that Exodus made the list — it’s been years since I’ve read it, but I remember loving it). I loved Flowers for Algernon a lot. Ugh, I always end up thinking I’m the only person on the planet who HATED The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo — so I’d say, if you haven’t read it, run away as fast as you can! 🙂

  4. Love all the love for Exodus – I didn’t think people would even know it any more – I reread it recently and it is a little dated. You must experience it as a period piece.

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