Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Person X

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week we have a different topic that we write our top ten about. This weeks topic is top ten books I’d recommend to X person. I’m choosing my younger sister. She’s fourteen years old and seriously doesn’t like reading. It baffles me because I was such a freaking bookworm at that age. So here are the top ten books I would love for her to want to read.

1)Looking for Alaska by John Green– If any of you have been paying attention, it’s kind of my favorite book ever. I’ve tried to get my sister to read it several times. I will succeed eventually.

2)Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards– I bought this book for my sister about a month ago to try and get her to read something. She still hasn’t read it. I’ve read it and reviewed it. It was pretty good.

3)Graceling by Kristin Cashore– I’d like for my sister to read this book because I think it would be the perfect book to get sucked into the fantasy world and the crazy adventures. It hopefully would make her want to get away in more books.

4)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins– I feel like this needs to be on this list because it’s such an age appropriate book for her right now. Also, the second movies coming out. Oh, and I love these books and she needs to as well.

5)Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard– This is another that I’d like on here because it’s very much age appropriate for her. Along with the fact that she loves watching Ravenswood with me. And this series goes right along those lines so I know she’d like them.

6)Divergent by Veronica Roth– When I was reading this series my sister seemed really interested. She’d ask a bunch of questions about the books while I was reading. I adored this trilogy. I reviewed all three. I’d like to push these on her if I could.

7)Peace Love & Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle– This is a book pretty much entirely about sisterhood and being able to maintain your relationship with your sister. Which I think she could use some advice on.

8)Bloodlines by Richelle Mead– I think this ones on the list specifically because I need her to love this series as much as I do.

9)Burned by Ellen Hopkins– Burned has to be in this top ten because it’s on my list of favorites. This book was one I read over and over again through high school. I’d love to be able to share that with my sister.

10)The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts– This saga is VERY much not age appropriate for my fourteen year old sister. But I figured I could end my top ten with a book I’d like to get her to read after she’s read all the others and is as obsessed with books as me.

These are my top ten books I’d suggest to my younger sister. What books would you suggest?


Six Months Later – Natalie D. Richards

She has everything she’s ever wanted. But not her memory…
When Chloe fell asleep in study hall, it was the middle of May. When she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can’t remember the last six months of her life.
Before, she’d been a mediocre student. Now, she’s on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he’s her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won’t speak to her.
What happened to her? Remembering the truth can be more dangerous than she knows…

So, I bought this book for my little sister with the hopes of turning her into a bookworm like me. And of course I bought a book that I thought could be good too. I didn’t expect much from Six Months Later, but boy was I wrong. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed reading this. This book took me on a wild ride. Once I picked it up, I just couldn’t stop! Every page had me asking more questions. I just wanted to know what was going on! Six Months Later had enough suspense to last a lifetime. I had an idea of what the huge reveal was, but I didn’t even know the half of it. Six Months Later was written very well. It wasn’t too descriptive, just enough to get the perfect picture in your head. I’m not sure why I noticed this, but there were an unusual amount of metaphors. I liked pretty much everything about this book except one thing. The ending. It didn’t have a bad ending, it was just really vague. It left me with so many questions and I just wanted more!
The main character, Chloe, was one that I really liked. She was definitely someone I would be friends with in real life. She’s stubborn, persistent, loving, and funny. She “wakes up” and six months of her life have gone by. She has no idea what’s happened. But she’s sure as hell going to find out. Chloe is the girl that doesn’t do anything unless she’s doing it with all she has. Something’s happened to her and she’s not just going to sit back and let it happen. She’s a pretty good judge of character. I just loved her so much. And I’m glad Six Months Later ended the way that it did.
Maggie is, or was, Chloe’s best friend. I felt really bad for Maggie while reading. In the six months Chloe doesn’t remember the two stop being friends. It takes Maggie a while to get past their problems and help Chloe anyway. I loved Maggie. After everything they went through she’s hesitant to help her friend, which I would be too. But once Maggie finds out what’s actually happening she’s ready to forgive and forget. She’s smart and loyal, determined and clever. A girl I’d love to have on my side. I really liked Maggie as Chloe’s partner in crime.
Now, my favorite, the boy, Adam. He’s the typical bad boy, except he’s really smart, and isn’t a bad boy really. He just makes everyone think he is. Adam is pretty much my dream guy. He does anything he can for those he cares about. There was a part that I wasn’t too happy with him, but I understood his reasons. Adam’s smart, and dedicated. Dedicated to making a better future for himself and I admired that about him quite a bit.
This book exceeded pretty much every one of my expectations. I’m glad I tried to bribe my sister into liking books more so that I could read this. It was exciting and suspenseful and seriously good. I definitely suggest it to all young adult readers.

Keep on reading lovelys, Amanda.