Top Ten Books I Would Make Everyone Read (If I Were A Dictator)

It’s Top Ten Tuesday, a meme created and hosted at The Broke and Bookish. You can join and link up here. Every week there is generally a list but this week it’s a freebie choice! So I get to choose. I had four or five lists I was choosing between and finally I chose one that will let me list ten of my favorite books ever. And because they’re my favorite books, this is the list:
~Top Ten Books I Would Make Everyone Read….If I Were A Dictator~
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (My Review)

Eleanor and park cover

Eleanor and Park delves into many issues that aren’t commonly seen in Young Adult literature. Cristina did a lovely post about some of these issues in her post here.
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Fault In Our Stars

Oh gosh, I feel cliche for saying this but TFIOS has such a great meaning behind it. There are so many great quotes and it’s really just a great “live in the moment” book.
If I Stay (#1) by Gayle Forman (My Review)

If I Stay

What would you choose if you had to choose between staying alive while your family’s dead or dying. This book caused me so many feelings.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson


I haven’t read this book since the first time I ever read it, but it’s really amazing. I think it’s one of those “groundbreaking” YA novels that really paved the way for what YA books are now.
Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Perks of Being A Wallflower

I consider this also one of the groundbreaking YA novels. And Charlie’s a wonderful character.
Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (My Review)

Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of The Universe

I fell in love with Aristotle and Dante. This is an essential read for everyone. It features minority characters and it’s fantastic.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (My Review)

We Were Liars

I loved the way Lockhart weaved this story with fairytales and slight non-linear moments. It’s wonderful.
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All The Bright Places

I can’t even speak about this book….It’s so powerful and moving and meaningful and practically perfect. The way it deals with mental illness is astounding.
Free To Fall by Lauren Miller (My Review)

Free To Fall

This is one of my favorite dystopian novels, though it doesn’t take place hundreds of years from now or feature reality tv, mazes or overthrowing the government. It’s more of a sci-fi dystopian novel taking place only 20-ish years from now. 
The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

The Walled City

Ah…I love this book so much. The way it’s told, the characters, the plots, the originality, I love every single thing about it. It’s amazing. I only wish I hadn’t waited the extra week I had to have read it. And I wish I hadn’t waited so long.

If you’ve read any of these books or heard of any of them, let me know your thoughts! And link me to your top ten choices, I’m interested in seeing everyone’s lists.

About Amber (YA Indulgences)

Amber is a 20-something woman who enjoys reading, writing, listening to music and taking walks. She has a book blog called YA Indulgences . She is still trying to figure out what she's doing with her life, but she's confident that time will tell. In the meantime she's heading towards the goal of becoming a renowned blogger. View all posts by Amber (YA Indulgences)

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