Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Book Reccs

"Top Ten Tuesday" is a bookish meme hosted every week by The Broke and the Bookish!
This week's theme on Top Ten Tuesday - Top 10 Books You've Been Recommended by a Friend - is one that took me about five minutes to compile a list for, because really, if I'm getting reccs from anywhere, they're coming from one of three places: my great friend, Callie (whom I've talked about before), the wide and abundant sources of the Internet (Goodreads in particular), and my Dad (the one person who Google +s every single post on this blog). 

The funny thing is, though, they each carry their own kind of hallmark for what books they're telling me to read, because each lender has their own signature set of genres and categories that we have in common! So, for convenience's sake, I've lumped the two together. 

And, of course, they're all titles I'd recommend to you, too! 

but I know, it's all callie's fault // Callie and YA

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Callie is absolutely no stranger to this blog, being that I've written about her quite a few times, whether it was about our summer movie viewing, or her incredibly gracious lending habits. Our fave titles to trade include high fantasy and YA, especially when combined. She's a laugh and a half, and always down for coffee dates, which makes her one of my favorite bookish people!

Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard
A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J. Maas
The Darkest Part of the Forest, Holly Black

the internet is for books // Goodreads and Comic Books

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I have plenty of great sources for awesome Comic Book reads - including my great friend Bernie, who is currently having an awesome time in France, as well as our local comics hot spot, Destiny City Comics in Tacoma - but an especially surprising place for high quality recommendations comes straight from everyone's Internet bookshelf, Goodreads! While Bernie and I like to swap around physical copies, usually my first encounter with great comics, comes from a more digital source. 

Nimona, Noelle Stevenson
Rat Queens, Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
Fables, Bill Willingham and Lan Medina
Hark! A Vagrant, Kate Beaton

i got it from my daddy // Dad and SciFi/Horror

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With almost 40 community theater shows under his belt even since he's left college, you can tell that my Dad has a flair for the dramatic, and the stuff he reads is really no different: if there isn't an earth-pummelling, heart-stopping, spine-tingling plot at its heart, he wouldn't read it. So, despite the fact that both the books I gave him for his birthday in January and Father's day this past summer have both continued to gather dust on his shelves, I know he appreciates the crazy, killer reads I lend him, because of how willing he is to pay back the compliment. Some of the best (and only) science fiction and horror books I've read, have been because of him! 

Dune, Frank Herbert
The Martian, Andy Weir
Any and all Stephen King

What's in your Top Ten? Let me know, in the comments below!


  1. I love so many of these books, but Nimona has a special place in my heart, and I've recommended it sooooo many times! :D

  2. I've seen a bit of Hark a Vagrant online and I can't wait to actually read the book! :)

    Check out my TTT.

  3. You inspired me to pick up a book we have both wanted to read and I polished it off over the weekend. Hostile Takeover, the sequel to The Interns Handook. Not as good as the first for the obvious reason that the originality of the premise was exhausted. However a very enjoyable read. The murder and mayhem of John Wick proportions was woven throughout with the characters still (almost) likable anti heroes. Biggest flaw was that you knew exactly how it was going to resolve only 30 pages in.