Top Ten Tuesdays is a feature hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.
1. Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen -- If you have not read this book yet, you really must! It's one of my all time favorites.
2. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury -- Any lover of the written word has got to read this classic novel. I also thought it quite appropriate to include since we're in the middle of Banned Books Week.
3. Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling -- We're also in the midst of all the excitement surrounding Rowling's first adult novel, but if you're one of the 5 people who never read this series, it's not too late. I envy the fact that you still have the opportunity to read it for the first time. It is pure magic.
4. World of Pies, by Karen Stolz -- It's been a really long time since I read this book, so I don't remember everything about it, but I do remember it being a great read. If you haven't read it, check it out. And I think it's time for me to read it again!
5. The House at Riverton, by Kate Morton -- Her newest book comes out today, but if you never read her first novel, it's a fabulous read.
6. Tomorrow, When the War Began, by John Marsden -- This is the first of an Australian YA series originally published in 1993. If you've never read this series and you're a fan of YA, it's a must-read.
7. The Luxe series, by Anna Godbersen -- A lot of people disliked the final book in this series, but I enjoyed it all the way through. Things don't always turn out the way I'd like them to, but such is life. I don't think that's a good enough reason for me to dislike a book or a series unless I absolutely cannot reconcile why a character would have acted a certain way or why an author wrote an ending a certain way.
8. Alphabet Weekends, by Elizabeth Noble -- I have the rest of her novels on my to-read list, but this one from 2000 was such a lovely book.
9. The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield -- I've found myself enjoying gothic-type fiction much more lately, and I'd love to re-read this one. It came out a few years ago and is definitely worth a read.
10. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern -- This one came out 2 years ago and is the funniest memoir ever. I loved it on audiobook, but I'm sure it's great in whatever form you choose to read it.