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Five Books for the Aspiring Book Lover

I love books. I don't have as much time as I would like to read every single book on my "to-read" list; however, my love of books is strong non-the-less. So without further ado, here are my top book recommendations.

The Seventh Most Important Thing

I am in love with this book. With a capital LOVE. It is, by far, my most favorite book. The book description on the back says,

"On a bitter November day in Washington, D.C. when everything felt metallic...thirteen-year-old Arthur Owens picked up a brick from the corner of a crumbling building and threw it at an old man's head."

I know, right?

I don't exactly remember when I first read this book (perhaps at school), but I do remember that the back of the book was the reason I jumped at reading it. It has been years since I first read the book, and it still holds a dear place in my heart.

The ultimate theme of the story is redemption. And it's definitely worth the read.

The Selection Series

By far, my favorite series.

The first set of books are a trilogy. Then we get two more books that are what happens after that. Then we get extras and bonuses. I have only finished the trilogy so far.

It was a popular book back in my middle school days. I'm only just getting around to reading them. And with talk of it hitting Netflix as a movie/tv show, I recommend reading the books first.

It's set in a dystopian future after ww4 where they have their version of the bachelor, but the winner becomes a princess/Queen.

Lord of the Flies

What can I say about this book except to read it?

Something every teenager should read at least once. I ignorantly thought this book was a spin-off of Lord of the Rings, but I was sadly mistaken.

Some "well behaved" boys plane gets shot down, and they all land on this island. The pilot dies in the crash, so they are left to fend on their own until help arrives.

And well, it isn't as simple as it seems. Things happen. You should read it.



I love this book. I feel like that is a recurring trend on this list. But, I said it once, and I'll repeat it.


I found this book through the movie. We all know that there are two masters of horror/suspense. Stephen King and Alfred Hitchcock. So I knew of bat that this was going to be good.

The movie is amazingly amazing, and I have re-watched it in the double digits. So when I found out that it is based on the book, I had to read it. I still think the movie is a piece of art; however, it is nothing compared to the book.

A loose summary would be that a famous author is injured in a car accident, and his number one fan "takes care" of him.

Read it.

We Were Liars

Confession time, I have yet to read this book. However, I KEEP hearing nothing but good things about it.

It supposedly has the most significant plot twist of all time, so I'm looking forward to getting it on my next trip to the library.

A girl gets amnesia after a trip to her family's private island one summer.

Conclusion Time

Those are my favorite books to recommend to new readers. I hope you enjoy reading them and if you have already read any one of them, please let me know your thoughts and feelings on them!

And if you want to get into reading, but don't know where to start, click below to get my ultimate new readers guide. A years worth of quality books to read for anyone.

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