Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we can all share lists.
…otherwise known as the only 10 books I have read so far this year.
Therefore I am going to cheat and include some books from 2014. Because I can. And I loved some of the books I read in 2014 as well so they deserve equal recognition.
So these are some of the books that made me squee and flail about
1. I’ll Give You the Sun-Jandy Nelson
It’s the most artsy book I’ve ever read and yes, some of the metaphors were bordering on ridiculous but the character development and the storylines were what sold me.
2. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe-Benjamin Alire Saenz
Oh how I loved this book. And Ari. And Dante. And those beautifully, lovely, effortlessly poignant quotes.
3. Vicious– V.E. Schwab
Anti-heroes! Best friends turned into enemies! Superpowers! Seriously, how can anyone not like this book? Aside from the amazing premise, Vicious touches on deeper subjects as well. This book raises so many questions about what it means to be a hero.
4. Fangirl-Rainbow Rowell
I really liked this book. Which baffled me. But it’s very cute and fun to read.
5. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before-Jenny Han
Though I got annoyed with the protagonist, I liked everything else. Cutesy novel. Wonderful family dynamic. And pain-in-the-butt sisters. Oh, and Peter Kavinsky.
6. The Raven Boys-Maggie Stiefvater
GANSEY. RONAN. NOAH. ADAM.
Yes, I just listed the Raven boys out. Yes, that’s all you need to know about this book. Now go read it.
7. The Winner’s Curse-Marie Rutkoski
Not the typical forbidden love trope. It’s so much more than that: politics, family, loyalty. And I adored Rutkoski’s writing style.
8. The Mark of Athena-Rick Riordan
I re-read this so maybe it doesn’t count but who cares? It’s Rick Riordan. It’s Percy. I love the sass.
9. My Sister’s Keeper-Jodi Picoult
Gosh, I cried my eyes out. And my whole family looked at me strangely while I wailed “Why? Why?”
10. Fairest-Marissa Meyer
Okay, maybe I’m really stretching here since I’m still reading it but so far, I am enraptured. Levana is so…compelling and you feel so sorry for her and then BAM, you get hit with the realization that this is Levana. The one who made life a living hell for EVERYONE.
What books made you feel like you were going to spontaneously combust and cry this year?