Top Ten Tuesday

Posted September 3, 2013 in Uncategorized / Leave a comment!

Time for another Top Ten Tuesday! Brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish every week.

This week we’ve got a hard topic I think.


Top Ten Books You’d Pair with a Required Reading or Books that Should be Required Reading.

Wow that’s a tough one. Let’s get started. Once again no particular order.



Books Paired for Required Reading

  • Dracula by Bram Stoker with Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

I think mixing a vampire book with a werewolf book would be really cool. Both books are also a little more mature too so it could work well. Plus I love both these books.

  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley with The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Both dystopia books and both very, very different. This could be an interesting mix. I hated Brave New World but loved The Hunger Games. It could make for a fun comparison.

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini with The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards

These books are actually kinda different but I felt like they could work together. They’re kind of both  life stories with a bunch of morals and whatnot. I think it would be a fun comparison.

  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee with The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I like that these two are both in children’s points of view where we are learning with the child. Ones about racism mostly and the other about the war, both very important topics.

  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare with The Princess Bride by Wiliam Goldman

I just think that this would be fun. Two of the best love stories ever! There’s so many comparisons you could do between them!



Books That Should Be Required Reading

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Obviously every classic ever should be required reading. This one is just one of my favorites.

  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

This was an incredible book. It could probably also be compared to The Kite Runner or To Kill A Mockingbird because it has the same coming of age theme.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Another classic. Everyone should have to read this series. It could make for some really interesting discussions.

  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Randsom Riggs

I like how this book incorporated fantasy and the war. It’s a really well written book.

  • Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

I love that this series has a really strong female character. I think we need more of that!



What do you guys think? What would your picks be?



6 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. I could hardly recall what I read in school–other than Moby Dick and The Great Gatsby, and I know a bunch of my classmates took the cliff-notes way out on them.

    So I picked the second option, which I found easier. 🙂

  2. I didn’t actually read Dracula in school but I know some people did so I picked it anyways haha. I find every school is different though. What they read in school I didn’t. I didn’t read Moby Dick or The Great Gatsby in school which I’m a little upset about haha.

  3. I love your pairings, especially the “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Book Thief” and the “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Princess Bride” combinations.

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