Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most (30)

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This week’s list:

Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most

Imaginary Girls

1. Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Why? Because it’s a story about the relationship between two sisters. Minimal romance. And creepy supernatural stuff in contemporary YA.


2. Entwined by Heather Dixon

Why? BECAUSE IT IS THE BEST WRITTEN YA FANTASY FLUFF EVER. And twelve dancing sister princesses?  ‘Nuff said.

Before I Fall

3. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Why? Mean Girls meets Groundhog Day. And I bawled at the end of it. (I mentioned I like creepy supernatural stuff in contemporary YA, right?)

Touch of Power (Avry of Kazan, #1)

4. Touch of Power by Maria V Snyder

A magical healer who heals by taking on the illness/injuries of others! And political intrigue! And a badass love interest who I initially hated (WHICH I LOVE!)!

Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)

5. Wither by Lauren DeStefano


Wuthering Heights

6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Why? Hey, wanna read a romance? THIS ISN’T ONE!

Jane Eyre

7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Why? It’s just good.

Sabriel (Abhorsen, #1)

8. Sabriel by Garth Nix

Why? It’s Australian high fantasy about someone who fights necromancers! IT EVEN HAS ZOMBIES IN IT AND I HATE ZOMBIES BUT I DON’T CARE IT’S JUST SO GOOD ARGH.

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

9. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Why? THEY ARE MAKING A MOVIE. READ IT. READ IT BEFORE THE BANDWAGON GETS TOO FULL. (also – vampire royalty, half-breed guardians, magic, high school drama, a strong sisterly relationship between two best friends, and lots of mystery!)

The Aware (The Isles of Glory, #1)

10 Isles of Glory by Glenda Larke

More great Aussie high fantasy – island fantasy! And good guys who may not be good guys! and REALLY evil bad guys! Did I mention the bad guy is REALLY evil? And also – another strong female friendship! YAY!


What I learned from this exercise: I recommend books with strong female friendships, good Aussie fantasy, and beautiful writing. Do you have any recommendations for me?


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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