Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books Everyone Says I Must Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This one is hard for me.  People generally don't recommend books to me, probably because I'm always recommending books for them.  So I honestly couldn't pick ten books that people have been telling me I must read.  But there are two books that for the last year anyone I talk to about books asks if I have read and when I say no, they tell me I really should.  Those two books are:  

It always makes me laugh when people recommend these two books because as much as I like reading award winners, I don't really like reading very long books (reason being with so many other books I want to read I don't feel I have the time to devote to them.)  I did start The Luminaries but I couldn't finish it before I had to return it to the library.

What do you think?  Should I take everyone's advice and read these books or should I be okay with missing them?


  1. I think you're ok without having read them. Yes, they are the books everyone is talking about right now, but a year from now I'm not sure they will be.

    1. I'm happy to hear that. Other than the Giller, I tend not to read books just because they were nominated for/won an award. Neither of these have made me really want to read them based on their blurbs.

  2. I agree that this was a bit hard since we do tend to be the ones who do the telling to people about books. The Goldfinch is one I keep hearing about! I think I'll have to get it for the library. Hmmm...
    Top 10 @Libby Blog


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