Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Top Ten Books I Was "Forced" To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Obsidian (Lux, #1)
This will forever be my #1 on a list like this, because this was the most pleasant surprise of a book ever. I was forced by the blogosphere to read this book, but if we're being more specific Jana from The Book Goddess. I'd already had my eye on this book, but I most likely wouldn't have been one of the earlier (though not the earliest, sadly--I was late to the Covenant party, y'all) JLA fans. And trust me, a lot would be different now if that were the case. I'm pretty sure my blog would still be a tiny baby...this book set a lot of things in motion. I love this book, I love this series, and I love this author. Thank goodness I was "forced" into this book!
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars
My friend Ana from my creative writing class last year forced this one on me. Literally. Brought in her copy to let me borrow and everything. So I took it home. And I read. And I cried. It was magnificent.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower 
The same thing that happened with TFiOS happened with PERKS, except it was my friend Dolly from my creative writing class who brought this one on for me to borrow. And I took it home. And I read it. And I cried. And...FEELS. So many feels. <3 Fun fact: Dolly also let me borrow her DVD of PERKS. I cried watching that, too.
Saving Jessica by Lurlene McDaniel
Saving Jessica 
My friend Ashley talked this one up to me, mostly because she had liked the book and my name...yeah. This was the book that started my love for Lurlene McDaniel books. The next ones she talked me into were the Angels trilogy, which make me so angry but I also think they're my favorite by her...I can't help it. It's Ethan.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Outsiders 
I was forced by my seventh grade English teacher to read this. It was required that year. It's my favorite book I've ever been required to read. I'm sure I've mentioned it before, but this is also the first book I ever remember crying for. Because, well...DALLY.
Night by Elie Wiesel
Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1) 
Goodness, this book. I was forced to read this by my English II teacher my freshman year of high school. More required reading. We had, like, two weeks to read this. I took it home the first weekend and finished it so quick...and of course I cried. How can someone read this book and not cry? Not even a little? I don't understand that.
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, #1)  
Jana came through for me yet again on this one. She gave this to me for Christmas last year. This book is so awesome. And Rachel Harris is so freaking sweet. I simply MUST mention that. Oh, and I totally call dibs on Cip. He needs to get his own book in which he gets a girl named Jessica ;)
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Hopeless (Hopeless, #1) 
Everyone forced me to read this one. Not by loving it or anything, but by writing such great spoiler-free reviews. I looked and looked for spoilers but found none. Ziltch. Nada. So I read it because I was so freaking curious. And you know what? I'm darn glad I did. I'm a Colleen Hoover fangirl for life. And can't forget good ole Giggle-Swoon.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) 
My wonderful friends Katee and Hayley got into these books in middle school. After hearing them talk about these ones for years, I finally gave in and read the first one sophomore year. And then I finished the series within the next few months. (Not because I read slow, but because I had to wait in between books for them to be in at the library.) Now I'm all over Bloodlines and Adrian and all that wonderful vampire-ness.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) 
Ashley got me to read this one, too. Ashley was actually my go-to source for books that freaking rocked in middle school. She let me borrow her copies and everything. This one was included. Obviously I loved it. Adam Wilde, people. Hellloooooo.
What do you think of my list? Are there any books you've been "forced" to read? If you made a list, link me up!


  1. If I Stay is amazing! So glad someone got you to read it!

    Great list!
    Here's My TTT

  2. Loved The Fault in Our Stars, Obsidian, VA, Hopeless and If I Stay!

    Awesome list!

    Christy @ Christy's Book Addiction


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