My Life in Lists

Okay, friends.
I know last week's list only applied to some of you since somehow, some way [it's craziness, if you ask me] some people still do not use Pinterest.
Say whaaaa.
It's true though, guys. My sister who co-hosts this link-up couldn't even link up because she doesn't use Pinterest. I'm working on it. I'll convert her one day.
This week's prompt though?
If you have nothing to contribute I don't think we can be friends anymore.
I'm kidding - we can still be friends. I just won't like you as much as I used it.
Kidding again.
You're like - okay, really, can you just get to the prompt already?

List books you think your followers definitely should read.

You guys, I'm so excited about this one! Mainly for selfish reasons. I want more book suggestions! Even though I have like 50 sitting in my notepad on my iPhone that I haven't had time to read.
You can never have too long of a book list.
Am I right or am I right?
Let's get to it.

*side note: it was so hard for me to not list a million books! I kept it to my very top favorites!

You definitely should read the Children of the Promise series By Dean Hughes.
It's written by an LDS author and the family it follows is LDS but even if you aren't Mormon it's a fabulous read! Historical fiction. My favorite! Be warned - it's a 5 book series and once you start you won't want to stop!

Next up, Among the Hidden series by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Super easy read (as in written for youth - those are the best though, right?! I love fun, easy reads) and so entertaining!

The City of Ember and it's sequel by Jeanne DuPrau. Another really easy read and so excellent.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. One of those required school reads that you actually don't mind reading. Like you have a hard time staying within the "assigned" pages to read instead of finishing it before the rest of the class. Books like that are few and far between.
PS Am I the only one that didn't know for years that there was a sequel?

 Fire of the Covenant by Gerald Lund. Another historical fiction by an LDS author. So, so amazing. You will not believe the things these pioneers endured.

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Duh.

 Marley & Me by John Grogan.
The movie is excellent too.  But don't skip the book and only watch the movie!
This one brings me to tears every time.

Pirates! by Celia Rees
My older sister recommended this one to me and I thought I probably wouldn't like it since our taste in books can be quite different. Mostly because she loves fantasy and I do not. But this book surprised me and I loved it!

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares.
I like the movies too but it is just not the same. I actually read the books after I had seen the movies and I love the books so much more! Generally if I see the movie first I like it better than the book and vice-versa. So not true for this series.

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.
So funny!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
The movie is ah-may-zing. The book is even more amazing, if you can believe it.

 The Host by Stephenie Meyer.
If you are a Twilight-hater, this isn't anything like it!
I actually did love Twilight when I read it several years ago (can't say I'm a fan of the movies or all the hype, though!) but I think The Host is even better and it's way different.
I haven't seen the movie but I've heard the book is much different and way better.
Note: Get through the first few chapters where you are SO confused. Everything will eventually make sense and it is SO good!

 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.
Marvelous. One of my very favorites.

Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld.
Another easy read and so, so fantastic!
You won't be able to put it down.

The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks.
Okay, what girl doesn't love Nicholas Sparks, right?
The perfect amount of romance.
But this one, my friends, is the best of the best.
If you haven't read it, hunt it down and read it ASAP.

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.
I love anything by Mitch Albom.
I also recommend For One More Day and The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

Unwind series by Neal Shusterman.
Easy read, really fun.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. An obvious classic and one of my favorites.

 I could list so many more but I'll stop.
What are your top books?
I'm so, so excited to see all of your picks!


  1. So I'm not gonna lie....I was planning on linking up last week and unfortunately didn't get a chance to! As the week went on I was listing in my head all the ways I just loved Pinterest! Oh well!! But I am working on this week's list now!!! LOVE IT!!! Have a great week!!

    1. Haha! I am always making lists in my head! Totally why I thought this link-up party would be so fun!

  2. Wow! So many books!! I liked The Host--book and movie. You should see the movie :) And I have Tuesdays with Morrie and The Wedding in my possession, but I haven't read them yet! Maybe I'll start on one of them next! :) Thanks for all the recommendations!

    1. I should see the movie! And oh my goodness - read the wedding! right away! Tuesdays with Morrie is obviously a favorite of mine too but The Wedding is...amazing.


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