This week's Top Ten Tuesday is: Older books you don't want people to forget. Honestly, could I have picked a better time to get in on this action? NOPE.
Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness. Seriously it is rare that any list I make about anything EVER doesn't have this series on it. But for real it's the best and it's older so DO NOT FORGET.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I always compare every YA fantasy and heroine back to this book and I almost always come up lacking. Katsa is the #1 badass forever and always.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Percy. Jackson. <end>
I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak. This book had me crying all the ugly tears via audiobook in my car and too public and I didn't even care because THAT ENDING. I love you Ed. Also, Markus talked to me about the book once and I was not even calm.
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff. This was one of the first YA books I ever read and it holds a super special place in my heart. Meg writes in a way that pierces your heart again and again with her phrasing and the way she sets up her characters. This book in particular puts a bunch of teens in a war zone where they have to survive and it's NOT easy and it does NOT end well.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. Jane Austen + gothic mystery + romance = OH YES.
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Sci-Fi meets pre-teen boy. Can you think of a book more perfect for me? But really, the reason why you should never forget it is because it poses some serious moral questions and gives you a hero that makes your heart soar and weep at the same time.
Gentlemen by Michael Northrop. One of the rare books I read in a single sitting. Mostly because it was incredibly well written but also because it was super suspenseful and I could NOT sleep until I knew how it ended!
A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd. Sometimes, I'll just be sitting and reading a book or watching a movie or something and a scene or a moment will trigger a memory of this book and I just can't help but relive the whole damn thing. It's sad and beautiful and so very hard to read. Dowd was a master.
Looking for Alaska by John Green. THE COLONEL. I love you to the moon and back. Everyone else should too. Also this was the first JG book I read and it was love at first page.
Have you read any of these? Do you agree they should not be forgotten? Do share!
Thanks for hosting the good times, Broke and Bookish! oxo