Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Top Ten Books I've Read So Far This Year
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by "The Broke and the Bookish."
(I'm only including books that I read for the first time, not rereads. Otherwise, books like The Fault In Our Stars and Divergent would be on here for sure!) :)
In no particular order . . .
1. Cress by Marissa Meyer
This is my all-time favorite book from 2014 (so far). I can't wait for Winter! :)
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
This is a fantastic read. Such a great book. And the movie is awesome, too!
3. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
This book made me laugh and cry. I would definitely recommend it, especially to fans of Wonder by R.J. Palacio.
4. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Oh. My. Gosh. I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved this book!!! I admit, I had my doubts about it at first (sci-fi in general isn't--or I guess I should say wasn't, after the recent obsessions with the Lunar Chronicles and "Doctor Who"--really my thing). But after seeing so many of my blogger friends talking about it, I knew I had to read it. And I'm glad I did! :) You can read my review of it HERE.
5. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
This book took me longer to get into than the others, but it's still awesome. :) If you haven't read this series yet, please do! You won't regret it.
6. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
My first Nicholas Sparks book, and what a great one to start with! Thanks to my mom for the recommendation. :)
7. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
The best book in the series, in my opinion. Although, I haven't read City of Heavenly Fire (yet), and that seems to be everyone's favorite, based on the ecstatic texts from friends and reviews flooding my Goodreads page.
8. Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
This book was so cute! :) It's a great one to read as a family, because all ages will enjoy it. You can read my review of it HERE.
9. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Though Eleanor & Park is by far my favorite Rainbow Rowell novel, Attachmentsis still fantastic. It has an interesting concept and a solid delivery. :)
10. Panic by Lauren Oliver
Despite what you may hear about this book, THIS IS NOT A DYSTOPIAN. It is nothing like The Hunger Games or any other dystopian novel. It is a great contemporary novel. It's a quick read with an intriguing concept. It's full of action that will leave you breathless and plot twists that will make you gasp out loud (I certainly did).
What are your favorite books of 2014? Leave a comment! :)
I am an 18-year-old homeschooler, author, daydreamer, voracious reader, introvert, feminist, klutz, fangirl, and overuser of tape. I love the impossible (which might explain my obsessions with fantasy novels and Harry Potter) but I dip into the real world . . . occasionally. I tend to get overly emotional over my OTPs and eat sushi or listen to Taylor Swift to soothe the pain. If all else fails, reruns of “Doctor Who” or “Supernatural” is sure to help. I’m a big fan of mismatched socks, Cheez-Its, and bittersweet endings. I believe anything Rainbow Rowell, Felicia Day, or Lin-Manuel Miranda touches turns to gold. If you want to win the way to my heart, help me adopt a baby elephant. Or a llama. Or both. I write to survive and will often yell at my characters if they aren’t behaving, which is always. It doesn’t usually help. I am a contributor to the "Fauxpocalypse" anthology. You can follow me on Twitter at @Magic_Violinist.