Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and Bookish!
1. Just One Day by Gayle Forman: WHOOPS sorry guys if you get tired of seeing this book on my blog but whenever there’s a “2013 Favourites” list, you know Just One Day will be on it! I really loved the themes of love and loss and picking yourself up in this book, and it made me think about MY life, and how eerily similar Allyson and I are. Except the part about meeting a hot guy in Paris of course. *sniffs*
2. Saving June by Hannah Harrington: This is one of those slow burn books but URGHH. IT BURRRNS. It reduced me into a crying pile of mess in the end. I loved the talk about music during Harper’s roadtrip to California, in fact, this was my first road-trip book!
3. Speechless by Hannah Harrington: Haha some obvious bias here? >:) I read Speechless right after Saving June and Hannah Harrington never disappoints! The whole vow of silence thing is really cool and this one actually glued my shattered heart back after Saving June. [my review of Speechless]
4. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan: I’m still feeling the warm and fuzzy feeling from reading Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares. It’s the cutest love story set in Christmas, between the 2 least likely people ever. PLUS POINT: Dash loves dictionaries! [my review of Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares]
5. Boundless by Cynthia Hand: Honestly, this must be the only last book I’ve read that feels like a MAJOR CLIFFHANGER. No, there were lots of angel action, lots of mystery and figuring out of purposes, the ends were tied up, the girl gets her boy BUT. SAMJEEZA. MEG. MICHAEL. OMG SOMEONE NEEDS TO WRITE A SEQUEL ABOUT THEM!!!!
6. Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris: I’ve seen reviews giving this 8 out of 5 stars and I used to scoff at them for over-exaggerating. I thought it would hover in the “it was good/pretty entertaining but that’s it” category. This book honestly just had it all and I was INCREDIBLY surprised at how much I LOVED it to pieces, including all the parts about quantum physics. xD
7. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo: Excuse me? No explanation needed for this one!! The Grisha world is so well-constructed with a heavy atmosphere and THE DARKLING. DAMN. I’ll be eating up anything Leigh Bardugo writes. Goodreads had an interview with her and she’s such a joy to talk to :)
8. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa: I’m a newbie to the paranormal books and I haven’t had much luck so far, because most paranormal creatures felt the same to me and I almost gave up on this genre altogether. You will not believe how STOKED I was by Julie Kagawa’s vampires and I certainly won’t mind her faeries ;) This one is realistically dangerous and lethal book that reads handle at your own risk.
9. What’s Left Of Me by Kat Zhang: I debated putting this on here since I didn’t LOVE What’s Left Of Me like I did for other books on this list, but Kat Zhang have me sold on the hybrids and I’m now gobbling up this new dystopian/science fiction idea!
10: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi: OH. THIS ONE. THAT ENDING. HOLD UP GUYS, WHILE I PLOT THE ROBBERY OF VERONICA ROSSI’S IN THE STILL BLUE DRAFT. Through the Ever Night is much much much more exciting than Under the Never Sky, we got to know the characters a lot better, there were lots of action and ahh Aria and Perry’s relationship tortured meee!!
Have any of these books made it into your Top Ten list? Loved them? Hated them? Which books from your list would you recommend to me? Share it in the comments below!