Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough

March 22: Top Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough
The books I’ve chosen to talk about in this particular list I read in 2013/14, before I started reviewing on my blog. They are generally four star reads (with one exception) that I rarely discuss, but really enjoyed reading and have stuck with me for a couple of years.

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1. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
This novel is thrilling, gorey and a follows a fantastically well-developed plot across continents (8/10)

2. Killing Floor by Lee Child
Not for the faint-hearted, the first installment in the Jack Reacher series is outstanding, both in terms of plot and characterisation (8/10)

3. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
You think you know the direction this novel is taking, but you’re wrong! (7/10)

4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The brilliant rags-to-riches story of a young boy who discovers an elusive golden ticket, allowing him a tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory (7/10)

5. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Demi-gods embark on a dangerous mission to rescue a satyr and obtain the Golden Fleece (7/10)

6. Divergent by Veronica Roth
A divided society littered with outcasts leads to revolution and war (7/10)

7. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Teenage boy wakes up in a box with no clue as to who or where he is, then proceeds to fight his way out of an (as yet) unsolved maze (8/10)

8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
One of my favourite Potter novels, the third installment sees notorious mass-murderer Sirius Black break out of the heavily guarded wizard prison, headed straight for Harry (9/10)

9. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
The first installment featuring 15-year old spy Alex Rider follows him in Cornwall uncovering the mystery surrounding a new computer system (7/10)

10. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Told from numerous perspectives this epic tale is largely political, but is filled with drama, mystery and fantasy adventure (8/10)

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4 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough

  1. I LOVE Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so, so much — Roald Dahl writes gold, in my opinion. And I also actually really enjoyed The Maze Runner book, as much as people don’t seem to like them. 😛

  2. Good list! I enjoyed the Divergent series, even though I yelled at Tris and Four throughout the whole entire trilogy, and I loved Game of Thrones!!! I have The Da Vinci Code on my TBR list, but i haven’t read it yet

  3. This was a good list, and I have to agree with quite a few! Prisoner of Azkaban is my favourite HP novel too. The only reason I read the Maze Runner is the guy at the bookstore gave me a rundown of the first chapter and I was like damn, and it was a hell of an adventure of a novel and trilogy, glad I decided to read it.

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