[Top Ten Tuesday] Top Ten Books I’d Recommend To X Person

Untitled-1Top Ten Books I’d Recommend To X Person (your choice — could be to your mom, to a reluctant male reader, to your teenage sister, to dog lover’s, to sports lovers, etc.) on The Broke and the Bookish

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1a. For those who love a clean book: „The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie“ by Alan Bradly (Such a cozy setting with lovable characters!)

1b: For those who like it dirty: „Captive in the dark“ by C.J. Roberts (Sexy and dark.)

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2a: For those who like a calm, moody story: „Mathilde und der Duft der Bücher“by Anne Delaflotte (Mathilde and the scent of books, calm french story that portrays the mood of a small town.)

2b: For those who love action packed stories: „Der Augensammler“ by Sebastian Fitzek (German author Sebastian Fitzek is a master of producing pageturners. This one was the first I read by him. )

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3a: For those who need a happy end: „The Raven Prince“ by Elizabeth Hoyt. I picked a book that is obvious to end happily by the genre alone

3b: For those who like to be left with their heart crushed: There are quite a few I would like to mention, but those would be huge spoilers in most cases, so I picked one with an unhappy end that is known as a given: „The diary of Anne Frank“ by Anne Frank. It is so full of character and life and yet so damn moving.

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4a: For those who want a laugh: „In a Sunburned Country“ by Bill Bryson

4b: For those who want a cry: „The Fault in our stars“ by John Green

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5a: For those who like their books set in the real world: „Ten“ by Andrej Longo. Ten short stories set in Mafia driven Naples.

5b: For those who prefer a fantasy or absurd setting: „The third Policeman“ by Flann O’Brien– Deliciously absurd!

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6a: For those who like it bloody: „Shadow man“ by Cody MyFadyen. First installment in the Smoky Barrett series. Quite bloody.

6b: For those who like it cosy: „Wicked Intentions“ again by Elizabeth Hoyt. It starts with a murder too, but nothing nightmare inducing. To me this is a „feel good book“.

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7a: For those who love a sprint: „The Witch of Duva“ by Leigh Bardugo. (Short story losely connected to the Grisha series, but can be read out of context.)

7b: For those who love a marathon: „Anna Karenina“ by Leo Tolstoy (Long, but worth every description of the old colourful Russia.)

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8a: For those who like a straightforward story:„Perfect Chemistry“ by Simone Elkeles. There are no real surprises. When starting the story you know certain things will happen, but it is fun anyway.

8b: For those who like a layered, complex story: „A visit from the Goon Squad“ by Jennifer Egan. Short Stories all involving a set of people in the music business, jumping forth and back in time. You read a story and think you know the people, then read another story set ten years earlier and you realize they once have been totally different until an event threw them over.

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9a: For those who need a lotta love in their books: „Hopeless“ by Colleen Hoover. A strong love story with a lot of dramatic „side stuff“.

9b: For those who find book love icky:„Murder on the orient Express“ by Agatha Christie. You might catch a kissing couple at the station in this one but the crime story is in the focus and it surely never gets lovey-dovey-

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10a: For those who love a character driven story: „South of the border, West of the Sun“ by Haruki Murakami.

10b: For those who like a plot driven story: Another Fitzek: „Der Seelenbrecher“ (The soul breaker) by Sebastian Fitzek. Fast paced pageturner.

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