Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me That I MUST Read. I don't get that many book recommendations, really. Not personal ones, anyway. Here are the top ten books that I've gathered (through reading online reviews, comments, etc.) that I really should read:
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill - I wanted to read this one, but NetGalley wouldn't let me. Boo. I did get a freebie of the audiobook (unabridged), but I think I might prefer to read it rather than listen to it. I've heard mostly positive reviews about this book; it sounds amazing!
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Yeah, I know, I know. Why haven't I read this one yet? Well, I had it from the library as an e-book, but I didn't get through it in time. So I bought it in paperback, thinking I'd finish. But I didn't... and now I can't remember what I already read, so I'll have to go back and start from the beginning. I really should do that...
Carrie by Stephen King - Confession time: I have never read a Stephen King novel. *ducks incoming tomatoes* I've been meaning to do so for years, but books like The Stand and Under the Dome are just too intimidating. Seriously... I don't want to have to take up bodybuilding just to hold up a book. So I thought I'd start a little smaller and go back to the beginning. (Please note that I have read some stuff by Stephen King, including some short stories and his non-fiction book, On Writing. I've just never read one of his full-length novels.)
Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor - I've read the first two books in the series and loved them (four-and-a-half ladybugs... yay!). So I've got to finish this trilogy. Most people who've read the whole thing seem to have enjoyed it.
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker - Here's another book I started and -- for some reason -- never finished. I've read such good reviews of it. I don't read a ton of adult literature, so I'd really like to finish this one someday.
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld - I started this one, but then got sidetracked. It's been sitting in a pile, gathering dust, ever since. I've heard it's good, and I really should read some steampunk-ish books. I enjoyed Stupid, Perfect World, a novella by the same author... so I don't know why I wouldn't like this one.
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout - This book hasn't been in my TBR pile for long. I picked it up after reading some glowing reviews. I never gave it much of a second thought before; the cover looked super cheesy to me. But it sounds like it might actually be a good story.
Plain Kate by Erin Bow - I've heard such good things about this book... and yet, I've let it sit in my e-book TBR pile for years. I'd like to get around to reading it soon.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Okay, fine. Any Jane Austen novel. Can you believe I've never read even one of them all the way through? I've read half of Pride and Prejudice and half of Sense and Sensibility. I really need to learn how to push through and finish one of these. I'd like to be able to say I've read the books. (As it is, I only know the stories from watching numerous film adaptations.)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë - I've tried. I really have. More than once. But I just can't do it. Everybody is so unpleasant, and I just want to punch them all. I didn't even like the film adaptation I saw of this a couple of years ago. All these characters need therapy.
What are some books people have told you that you MUST read?