Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My Top Ten Books I Was Forced To Read (& I am forever grateful for it!)

This week's Top 10 Tuesday prompt wants to know, which books top your list as the ones you were forced to read?  I know required reading in school comes to mind for a lot, but today I thought I'd mention the books other friends/bloggers forced upon me and I am forever grateful for them doing so -- meaning I LOVED IT!

Have you read any of these? Which books have been forced upon you & you've ended up loving too? Be sure to check out The Broke and the Bookish for more details on this awesome weekly feature.

My Favorite Adult Contemporary Books That Have Changed Up My Reading Tastes:
Simply Irresistible (Lucky Harbor series) by Jill Shalvis -- thank you Jess!
Ride with Me by Ruthie Knox -- thank you Capillya!
On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves -- thank you Jess!
God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo -- thank you Estelle!
Sugar Daddy (Travises series) by Lisa Kleypas -- thank you Sharon & Racquel!

My Favorite YA Books That Introduced Me To Some Of The Best Authors EVER:
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols -- thank you Anna!
Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling series) by Megan McCafferty -- thank you Anna!
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer series) by Jenny Han -- thank you Carla!
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta -- thank you Carla!


  1. Yayyyy! I'm so happy there's a couple of my STRONG suggestions on your list!! Especially since you've played a part in me reading some of my favorite books ever. :) Thank YOU, Ginger!!

  2. I've heard such great things about Jellicoe Road, I really need to read that book. It's so great when you read something you may never have read because someone recommended it. Great list! ~Pam

  3. I can see my little name twice on this list - you are so so welcome my lovely; I wouldn't even know where to start with all the books I've read because of your thoughtful recommendations. <3 you

  4. I have always wanted to read On the Island, but haven't gotten to it and keep forgetting about it! Also kinda drawn to Ride With Me... hahaha Those abs are hard to ignore. Let's be honest. I liked Going to Far, but didn't love it as much as I'd hoped! It was one that was forced on me though so maybe I would have liked it more if I didn't have such high expectations? Everyone seems to love that one though so maybe I'M the loser! haha I am still intimidated by Jellicoe Road!

  5. Oomph! The Summer Series by Jenny Han = one of my favorite series. I still swoon for Conrad. I loved Going too Far by Jennifer Echols too. Your friends are awesome for forcing to read these books :)

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My TTT

  6. You know how happy this makes me :)

  7. I'm soooooooo happy about the role I played in the above. And thank YOU for all the books you pushed on me -- too many to count!

  8. So glad you read and loved Harry Potter! It is so amazing! I want EVERYONE to read this series!

    Great list!
    Here's My TTT

  9. On the Island... Such a surprise for me! I usually don't like the whole "lost at sea" theme, but oh my goodness... This book was SO GOOD!

    I bought Sugar Daddy when it was on sale for Kindle because of your review! I haven't read it yet, but I'm sure I'll love it.

  10. I actually read three of these after I saw you review them: Ride With Me, On the Island, and God-Shaped Hole and I loved all three of them. So thank you :) I've heard I have to read Jellcoe Road from so many people and I even own it, I really need to get on that!

  11. Your welcome! Im always happy to spread the Travis love! I actually never heard of God-Shaped Hole but after your review, I'll definitely be reading that book! Plus I've added the Summer series to read because of you. I WILL get to it.

  12. Did you read How to Kill A Rockstar by Tiffanie DeBartolo? I was hesitant to read it because I thought it's name sounded sounded cheesy but ended up loving it! I haven't read God-Shaped Hole but since I loved her other book so much I might give this a try.

    Also I absolutely looooooove Going too Far! If you liked that one you should try Cracked Up To Be by
    Courtney Summers. (if you haven't read it yet)


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