Monday, February 10, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday–Swoon worthy books/couples


Every Tuesday the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish give a top 10 topic up for discussion.


This week’s topic is Swoon worthy books and it’s definitely a topic I can get excited about.

Swoon 1

Levi & Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – I’m a broken record where Rainbow is concerned – I don’t think anyone develops a relationship as naturally as she does.  Since I knew this was going to be a tough week for me to pick just ten I limited myself to one couple per author, but it was a REALLY hard choice.

Cricket & Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – I love Cricket.  Seriously the nicest guy.  And Lola wasn’t perfect, but she was perfect for him.

JohnAfter & Meg from Going to Far by Jennifer Echols – Serious sexual chemistry for a book where the characters don’t have sex.  Yikes.

Perry & Aria from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi – Very well developed relationship, especially for a dystopia where there is so much other stuff going on.

Swoon 2

Scarlet & Rhett from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – In my mind Rhett is the original bad boy who falls in love.  This one is a heartbreaking swoon novel, because their relationship definitely develops slowly and naturally, but is doomed by each character’s pride.

Edward & Bella from Twilight by Stephanie Meyer – I’m embarrassed to put this on here, but I read this knowing none of the hype – literally saw it on a shelf (pre-blog) and thought “haven’t read a vampire book since high school” and decided to give it a shot.  I was seriously obsessed – this relationship took over my mind until I had consumed the entire series.  In hindsight I recognize the relationship as totally flawed, but while reading, not at all.

Tris & Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth – Pretty much ditto what I said for Aria & Perry.  Please ignore Tris & Four from Insurgent (I’m not planning on reading Allegiant).

Ben & Molly from Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl – This was my first ever contemporary romance novel.  I didn’t expect to buy the relationship, but ended up falling in love with both characters (with a side of really hot sex).  Definite SWOON.

swoon 3

Adam & Mia from Where She Went by Gayle Forman – These two broke my heart and put it back together.

Macy & Wes from The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen – I loved their games of Truth and the way they both helped each other through their respective issues.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Books that will Make You Cry

Every Tuesday the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish host a book related Top 10 theme. 

This week’s Top 10 topic is Book that will make you cry  Books make me cry so frequently that I barely notice anymore.  So this is a surprisingly difficult topic for me.  I tried to mix in a few funny books that will elicit laughter tears.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells – I vividly remember bawling through this one.

Comeback by Claire and Mia Fontaine

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris – Laughed so hard I cried.  And so did everyone else in the car
The Last Summer by Ann Brashares

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
The Bean Trees/Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver

Superfudge by Judy Bloom – Read this to a little kid.  Their laughter will be contagious and you’ll laugh/cry.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – I don’t remember for sure, but I don’t think I actually cried.  I had that feeling like I wanted to cry and couldn’t get the tears out.  It’s worse.  But a great book.