This weeks topic is recommendations to a certain person. I hardly ever feel comfortable telling people what to read. I often pick up books people love and end up not loving it so I am aware that what I love might not be loved by other people. Every holiday my other half asks me to pack some books for him and people at work often ask me what they need to pick up next. I usually end up naming some books I really liked and tell them to see if it is something for them. My Top Ten to go to list with recommendations is filled with my own favourites.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussI am not the biggest fantasy reader. I have problems with the often alternate universes and different looking world lay outs. This book was entertaining and not disturbing at all when it comes to that. I advice this to people who like things like Harry Potter but want something more adult and start to look scared when you say Lord of the Rings.
The Night Circus by Erin MorgensternI loved this book but it is hard to recommend it to people because it hangs on taste I think. It is something you will like or not but at least I told them it is nice and might be worth the chance.
The Historian by Elizabeth KostovaI loved this book and the search and investigation and puzzle in it. If people tell me they like historical fiction and mystery/ thriller I usually push this one.
The Rosie Project by Graeme SimsionThis one has just been released and I just feel everybody should read it. Even though the tone trough the book is light and it is an easy read the subject is very interesting and thought provoking.
I am Pilgrim by Terry HayesFor lovers of big books filled with secret groups and investigations
Death, The Devil and the Goldfish by Andrew BuckleyGreat read if you are in need of a serious laugh. Please note never take this book serious
The Jelly Bean Crisis by Jolene StockmanI really enjoyed this book. The book is a great holiday read and brings some light in dark days. Not to heavy in tone but still it makes you think about making choices in life.
The Book Thief by Markus ZuzakI love to read books on the second world war and I think the way this book is set up makes it a great read. It is a book about books which even makes it better. If people like war books this is one of the first that I will throw at you.
The Night Rainbow by Claire KingThis is a very specific book and it will probably not be pulled out all the time when people ask me for nice reads for summer days or holiday. Still if I see a chance I will try to push this one. The story is sad and sweet and touching.
The Thomas Lynley books by Elizabeth GeorgeI am a big fan of this series and if you drop you like mysteries and England I will push these books in your hands!!