Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Top 10 Tuesdays (7)

Top Ten Tuesdays
Topic: Top Ten Books I'd Recommend To Someone Who Doesn't Read Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy and/or Fiction

This meme is created by The Broke and the Bookish, anyone can participle telling about their top 10 topic items are.

These are my recommends to readers who don't want to get away from the YA scene (it is hard, I know), but there are a lot of other great books out there.

Paranormal Romance
 Dark Dynasties series by Kendra Leigh Castle
 Love all of Kendra's books, they boys are delicious, the girl are strong, the romance is amazing and the story is awesome.

 Woman of the Other World by Yasmine Galenorn
3 sisters living in Seattle and kicking some ass and have amazing lovers

 Goddess Summoning series by PC Cast
Wonderful romance with Greek gods and goddesses with modern women

 Atlantis series by Gena Showalter
Sexy as hell and love the paranormal characters.

Urban Fantasy
 Bloodshot and Hellbent by Cherie Priest
Kick ass and so funny

Moon Called series by Patricia Briggs
Mercy is one of my favorite female characters, she is awesome

 Magic Bites and On the Edge Series series by Ilona Andrews
Another kick ass strong female character series of books

 Kushiel's Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey
WOW! Beautiful, sexual, intriguing and intense

Earth Children series by Jean M. Auel
Fantastic series, the 1st series I ever read with a strong female leading character

 Garden Spells, Sugar Queen, The Girl Who Chased the Moon and Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
Sweet and touching, modern day with a dash of magic

These are the books I would recommend to people who won't read outside of the YA genre.

What would you recommend to me in other genres?



Lisa said...

I love Sarah Addison Allen. Garden Spells was my favorite but it was also the first book by her that I read. I've read P.C. Cast's YA series but I haven't read the Goddess series. It looks really good.

Maggie - Gone Pecan said...

I haven't read a single book on your list!! I guess I'm in the dark. I'm adding you on goodreads so I can branch out! ~Maggie

Nea said...

Nice pick Kristina! I haven't read any of them, but I bet they are all good! :)

Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

Ohhhh you should check out the Storm of Shadows series by Christina Dodd if you like paranormal romance! I LOVED it!

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kayerj said...

I love Mercy too. Thanks so much for stopping by. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Jen D. @ Not Now...I'm Reading! said...

You've got a great list. I've read a few of these (love love love Patricia Briggs!). I've been meaning to give the Women of the Otherworld series a try. I've read Yasmine's other series and love it to pieces.

Jess said...

I have been thinking about reading Sarah Addison Allen and now I think I am going to have to give her a try.

Jennifer said...

This is a great list! I am intrigued by the Kendra Leigh Castle series...love sexy paranormal heroes! Love Patricia Briggs and Gena Showalter!


jen7waters said...

Oooh, I think I'm going to try that Dark Dynasties series. :D

Sarah said...

I love Sarah Addison Allen's books! Can't wait for a new one.

Kat @ NoPageLeftBehind said...

Wow, great recommendations! I love Sarah Addison Allen and I really want to read Kushiel's Legacy series!

Priya said...

This is one of the genres I hardly ever read.. Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance. I might try some from your list, thanks for the recommendations!

Kate Maxwell said...

What a unique collection of books. I have two of Sarah Addison Allen's books on my shelf and the Kushiel books look intriguing.

Give Persuasion by Jane Austen a try. I completely understand getting tripped up by the language... this was her last book, and I found it easier to read!

Thanks for stopping by my Recommended reads for the Occasional Reader!