Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Top Ten Books I Want To Give As Gifts

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's post is the Top Ten Books I Want To Give As Gifts.

Considering I don't have that many friends, I'll most likely just be listing my favorite books and what type of person I'd give it to...  (You'll also notice a lot of vampire books because I'm attracted to them.)

1.  Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
The Women of the Otherworld series is amazingly awesome.  And the series has not gone downhill.  I believe the reason why is because the books are written from different points of view.  You'll have a werewolf narrator in one book and then a witch in the next.  This series is what made me like werewolves more.  Oh, and I'd give this series to my mom.
2.  Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
My mom actually made me read the Sookie Stackhouse series.  And let me tell you, I love vampires...  I loved the first seven or so books.  And then the series began to go downhill.  I'm hoping Charlaine Harris ends the series soon (and with a spectacular ending).
3.  Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Now onto the Night Huntress series; more vampires!  (I warned you.)  Anyone looking for something paranormal, action-y, and romance-y; then this is the book for you.  My husband picked this out for me last year for Christmas, and he did an awesome job.  (Ooh, and I'd gift this to my mom.)
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4.  Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
These books are the beginnings to my love of distopian fiction.  Now who would I gift these books to?  Honestly, anyone and everyone.  The movie is coming out next year, so chances are people have heard about it.  And if they're not jumping up and down when they watch the trailer, then they obviously need to read the book...
5.  One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
The Stephanie Plum series is hilariously great.  Have you ever had those daydreams of being a bad ass person who does dare devilish things?  And then you wake up from that day dream only to fall off of your chair (because you're a klutz)...  Yes, Stephanie Plum is my hero!
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6.  The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
I have been obsessed with the King Henry VIII era ever since I was a little girl.  And I honestly have no idea what intrigued me to it, but Philippa Gregory is one of the best historical fiction authors out there when it comes to this time period.  So if you like historical fiction, I'd suggest you try this book.  (I wouldn't recommend this book to my mom because I made her watch the movie with me which ended with her questioning my sanity.)
7.  Shade by Jeri-Smith Ready
This series has entered my favorites shelf.  These books are in a world where any one born after a specific date see ghosts.  I never considered myself a ghost person, but this book has made me look at them with fondness.  Now who would I gift this book to?  Someone who likes paranormal reads...
8.  Storm Born by Richelle Mead
Favorite author plus favorite series equals bliss...  I absolutely love the Dark Swan books.  And the final one will be released right after Christmas.  I would tell anyone who liked the Vampire Academy series to give this book a go (assuming they read adult fiction).  I would gift this book to my sister-in-law because she'd probably like them.
9.  Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Another distopian type of novel.  When I first read the premise, I thought this book would be preachy.  Woah was it not.  It was more creepy and disturbing, and that's what made it awesome.  I noticed that the author is currently writing a sequel to this book, and I'll be eager to read it.  I'd definitely gift this book to my husband, brother, or possibly some other guy in my life (that I can't think of right now).
10.  Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Vampires, what a surprise.  But alas, I love this series.  These books definitely have a different twist to the vampire world.  And I was hooked from the beginning.  Considering I've let my mom and sister-in-law borrow the books to read, you can see that I'd make sure anyone with an ounce of paranormal-liking read these books.


  1. Great list! I also think Richelle Mead books make the perfect gifts. And really, they are like the gift that keeps on giving. Though I haven't read the Dark Swan books. Now I am thinking I better give them a try!

    My Top Ten!

  2. Great gift choices. I am noting down a few of those. Do come and check mine too!!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

    BTW, You have not linked this post but have linked the wednesday one. I am gonna do it for you..

  3. You have so many awesome books on this list. I haven't started the Sookie Stackhouse series yet - and I'm a bit intimidated since there are so many books. I feel like I would never catch up.

  4. I just started the Stephanie Plum series this year. I am up to number 4 so far, so I have many many books ahead of me to enjoy! Here is my list http://wp.me/pzUn5-H0

  5. Awesome list! I don't even know where to start because I've read and loved most of those! I must say the Grandma/turkey scene from One for the Money stands out though lol :)

    Thanks for stopping by Project to be Read :)


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