Monday, August 20, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Books I've Read During The Lifespan Of My Blog

This week's Top 10 Tuesday is Favorite Books I've Read During The Lifespan Of My Blog.  My blog's lifespan isn't super long so you're seeing almost 20% of the books I had to choose from.

Stay Close by Harlan Coben – One of my favorite authors.  He fairly prolific and I’ve read all of this novels so getting a new one is great, because I’m already familiar with the writing style and it barely feels like reading.  It feels like I’m in the story.

Stolen Prey by John Sandford – Ditto above

Partials by Dan Wells – This is by far my favorite YA dystopia I’ve read this year and after several disappointments in that category I needed a good one.

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – I love Lola and Cricket and her dads.  This book is just super well put together with fun details and a teen relationship that I cared about.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – A welcome departure from current YA trends.  No vampires and no romance!  How did she get this book published?  But seriously folks, it’s an excellent read.

The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti – A book that changed how I view everyday things.  Also gave me a growing appreciation and interest in feminism.

The Passage by Justin Cronin – A truly scary post apocalyptic book.  Every word was chosen carefully and matters to the story.  Cannot wait for The Twelve.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – I laughed and I cried.  This is one of the most quotable books ever.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell – This one broke my heart a little, but in a good way.  It made me remember first teen love in a very real way.

We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver – This one broke my heart a lot and not in good ways.  My review will go up on Thursday, but I just want to keep discussing this book. It’s not the kind of book I typically enjoy.  In fact there are several things that the author does that might even be pet peeves of mine, but Shriver makes it work.  The book is stronger for them.


  1. I've had Code Name Verity for months and haven't had time to read it, and it PAINS me. I've heard great things about We Need to Talk About Kevin too.

    Karis @YA Litwit

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    1. I bought Code Name Verity the day it came out and didn't read it until a few weeks ago.

      Both books you mentioned took me a little longer than normal to get into, but were worth the extra effort (obviously cause they made my list).

  2. I have a Dan Wells book on my list also. And We Need to talk about Kevin almost made my list, definitely was one of my best discussion books.

    New follower. Also, will send you an email about Thrill Week, I think you would be interested.

  3. I haven't read any of those you mentioned yet - but so many of them are on my reading list. I need to hurry up and get to Code Name Verity, The Passage and The Fault in Our Stars.

    Tanya Patrice

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  5. I loved Lola, Stephanie Perkins is a favorite author of mine. Partials was another favorite, although it didn't make my list. I really want to read Code name Verity!

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  6. omg, I SOOOO still need to read We Need To Talk About Kevin.. AND Code Name Verity.. both I have and both waiting to be picked up... heard they're fab!

    Great list :) Thanks for stopping by!

    Michele | Top 10