Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

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This week’s topic is: Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

Jane AustenAlanna by Tamora PierceThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathCatching Jordan by Miranda KenneallyUnsoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

1. Jane Austen

2. Tamora Pierce

3. Sylvia Plath

4. Miranda Kenneally

5. Sarah Rees Brennan

To Kill a MockingbirdThe Catcher in the RyeThe Book Thief by Marcus ZusakA Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinThe Cronicles of Narnia

6. Harper Lee

7. J.D.  Salinger

8. Markus Zusak

9. George R.R. Martin

10. C.S. Lewis

Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon

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This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon

All quotes from my reviews.

I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahanSaving Francesca by Melina MarchettaFangirl by Rainbow RowellGraceling by Kristin CashoreLola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

1. I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan
“Their romance gave me that bubbly light-hearted feeling of new love. Their relationship was actually realistic and interesting.”

2.   Saving Francesca By Melina Marchetta
“The romance is also a little subtle. It happens slowly and it was one of those that melted me. Just about every scene with Francesca and Will made me feel all warm and fuzzy.”

3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
“Then there’s the romance. Oh my goodness. At first I didn’t know who the love interest was. I really appreciate that looking back on it because when it happened I literally SWOONED. Really, I did. The romance was so sweet. Cath and her swoon worthy boy don’t seem like the best match at first but they’re a beautiful fit.”

4. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Po…..sigh.

5. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
“Nothing. NOTHING makes me fall for a boy more than him pining after her. That’s what made me fall for Cricket even more than St. Clair. Cricket has feelings for Lola and he makes that very clear from the beginning. That made him irresistible! Really I loved everything about him, which is something I couldn’t say with St. Clair. Cricket is such an individual. He’s completely unique, there are no other swoon-worthy YA boys out there like him. He has his own style and a subtle confidence that makes him absolutely alluring. Plus, he has this boyish charm….sigh….I could just go on and on…”

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle HodkinThe Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler Perfect Chemistry by Simone ElkelesGoing Too Far Jennifer EcholsSean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt

6. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
“Heart attacks and swooning will ensue. Noah, Noah, Noah. He is everything you love!I guarantee it! He even has an accent! He’s also a bit of a bad boy with a reputation. He’s just….Whoa. I’m gushing, huh?”

7. The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
“It’s slow burn. It was never super angsty or at all irritating. I really loved Emilio. I adored how honest he was. His feelings were clear from pretty early on so he never went through a jerkface stage as some YA boys are prone to do. He was really just a nice, swoon-worthy boy.”

8. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
“Alex and Brittany have layers and layers that are revealed as the story progresses. The narration goes back and forth between the two. I think that makes the story so much better. You get to know both of them intimately and not just how one perceives the other. I fell in love with these characters and even days later I’m still thinking about them.”

9. Going Too Far Jennifer Echols
“Meg and John After were perfect. I think I might have fallen in love with John just a little. He was so swoon worthy.”

10. Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt
“To be honest, though, my most favorite thing about Sean Griswold’s Head was Sean Griswold. He was dreamy and….perfect. *sigh* The romance between them, while it had its ups and downs, was a breath of fresh air! There was no brooding and whining. Things unfolded for them realistically and they may just be one of my favorite fictional couples now!”

Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry

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This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry

Delirium by Lauren OliverBefore I Fall by Lauren OliverForbidden by Tabitha SuzumaTime Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerJellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

1. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
If Lauren Oliver wrote it I probably cried…

2. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
See above.

3. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
I know this book isn’t for everyone, but I loved it and ugly cried at the end.

4. Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
I think I probably cried continuously for  the last 100 pages of this. So heartbreaking!

5. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
I think I’m due for a reread of this one. It’s beyond incredible.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth WeinHold Still by Nina LaCourThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenEleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellIf I Stay by Gayle Forman

6. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Such a sad, amazing story.

7. Hold Still by Nina LaCour
I loved, loved, loved this book. Even the trailer makes me weepy.

8. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
If you didn’t cry you don’t have a heart.

9. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellI knew this book was going to break my heart, I was right.

10. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
This might be the only book that has ever  made me cry within the first chapter.

Top Ten Favorite Books of 2013

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This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books I Read In 2013

My list wasn’t very hard to make this year because I didn’t even read half of what I normally do. Here they are in no particular order:

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellAttachments by Rainbow RowellThe Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah OcklerThe Sea of Tranquility by Katja MillaySiege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Man, I loved this one so much. I ugly cried…

2. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
This might just be my favorite of the year. Such a sweet, heartwarming love story. Swoon.

3. The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
So much fun!

4. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
I didn’t know if this book was for me, but I ended up loving it so much.

5. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Of course this is on my list!

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth WeinFangirl by Rainbow RowellWhere the Stars Still Shine by Trish DollerThe Bitter Kingdom by Rae CarsonThe Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

6. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
What an amazing story. I really can’t put into words how much I loved this one.

7. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This is the year of Rainbow Rowell for me. What can I say? She’s incredible.

8. Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
This was such a great contemporary! I couldn’t put it down.

9. The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
A fabulous ending.

10. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
I loved. loved, loved  this one.

Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

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This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

Winger by Andrew SmithThe Distance Between Us by Kasie West17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat RosenfieldZoe Letting Go by Nora Price

1. Winger by Andrew Smith

2. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

3. 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma

4. Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield

5. Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price

Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria SnadowskyWhere'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria SempleJust One Year by Gayle FormanThe Secret Garden (Penguin Classics Edition)Little Women (Penguin Classics Edition)

6. Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky

7.  Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

8. Just One Year by Gayle Forman

9. The Secret Garden (Penguin Classics Edition)

10. Little Women (Penguin Classics Edition)

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013

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This week’s topic is: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013

So, I’ve only read about 11 or 12 new authors this year…These were the ones I liked the most.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellLovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamaraWhat Happens Next by Collen ClaytonWhite Lines by Jennifer BanashHow My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

1. Rainbow Rowell
I read all three of her books this year and she is firmly on my favorite authors list now.

2. Amy McNamara
I really loved Lovely, Dark and Deep. It was a beautiful story.

3. Collen Clayton
What Happens Next was a great contemp. I’m looking forward to reading more from Colleen.

4. Jennifer Banash
White Lines didn’t get enough attention.

5. Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
How My Summer Went Up in Flames was so much fun! It’s a great summery, road trip book.

The S-Word by Chelsea PitcherWild Awake by Hilary T. SmithThe Sea of Tranquility by Katja MillayThe Beginning of Everything by Robyn SchneiderNo One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

6. Chelsea Pitcher
I really enjoyed The S-Word. It was a lot twister than I was expecting.

7. Hilary T. Smith
Wild Awake is one of my favorites of the year!

8. Katja Millay
Another favorite! The Sea of Tranquility was a beautiful romance.

9. Robyn Schneider
LOVED The Beginning of Everything!

10. Kathleen Hale
I’m just finishing No One Else Can Have You right now. It’s so unique!

Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

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This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

I’m sooooo behind you guys! So behind. Hopefully I’ll get in a better rhythm this winter because there’s so many books I want to read.

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen HaleFaking Normal by Courtney C. StevensThe Dream Thieves by Maggie StiefvaterMe Since You by Laura WeissThis Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready

1. No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

I’m actually reading this one at the moment and really enjoying it. It’s weird, witty, and fun!

2. Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

This sounds like my favorite kind of book! It has really great reviews too.

3. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

This is one I’m behind on. Loved the first one!

4. Me Since You by Laura Weiss

It sounds so good.

5. This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready

I loved Jeri’s Shade series. I hope I love this one as much!

 

The 5th Wave by Rick YanceyReality Boy by A.S. KingHollow City by Ransom RiggsPanic by Lauren OliverInfinityglass by Myra McEntire

6. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

I’ve been wanting to read this one since the Spring. Maybe I’ll actually get to it this Winter.

7. Reality Boy by A.S. King

I love everything by A.S. King!

8. Panic by Lauren Oliver

I’m reading this one too and having a semi difficult time getting into it. That’s really, really disappointed because I love Lauren Oliver so much.

9. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

I’ve been looking forward to this one for so long.

10. Infinityglass by Myra McEntire

This is one of my favorite series. I can’t wait to see how it ends. And Kaleb…swoon.