Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I wasn't exactly forced to read this, but I was at a dinner party at a colleague's house and she kept talking about this book and how great it was and how we all had to read it. I had never heard of this book and I was a bit wary given the premise and although I would occasionally read YA (and had not really read any dystopian), I mostly read "adult" books. But I ended up reading it and absolutely loving it and then started recommending it to everyone I knew. And now I love dystopian books.
2. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. This is not YA, but I was truly forced to read this book and I am so glad that I was. In my book club, each person would get a turn at bringing approximately three books for us to choose from. One of our members brought three science fiction books. At the time, I was very anti-science fiction and I did not want to read any of the books she brought. And everyone else felt the same way. We whined and complained and chose this one and kept whining and complaining. Until we read the book. We all loved it so much. This is the story I tell whenever people argue that they don't read this type of book or that type of book. That's why I love being in a book club because it gets me out of my comfort zone and forces me to read books I wouldn't normally read. Sometimes I hate the book, don't get me wrong, but sometimes it turns out to be a book like The Sparrow. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It's been years and I still think about this book.
So that's it, just two.
Posted by: Pam