Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Books Daisy Has Read During The Lifespan Of Her Blog


So it's time to honor those favourite books you've read since you started your blog. The books that made you go over the moon and just maybe made you write a fangirl/fanboy review about.
Though it's breaking my heart to have to choose between my darlings, I'll list ten of my favourites below!

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: I cannot stop gushing about this book. I know. I KNOW! It's just that this story has been with me for such a long time already and I'm beyond thrilled it's finally out in the world for everyone to read. Sarah J. Maas has stolen my heart with her amazing writing and storytelling and I just love everything about this book. My review.

2. Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder: I ADORE Snyder's books. I instantly put them on my to-read list, even if I have no idea what they're going to be about. I always enjoy them and this one is probably my favourite of hers so far. I can't wait for the next book in the series!! My review.

3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: Guys, I legit wouldn't have read this if it wasn't for all you book bloggers going crazy about this book. I totally coversnobbed it and am so glad I did pick it up! Because, OMG, it was just SO GOOD! I mean, SO GOOD! I cannot imagine not having met Anna and Etienne. My review.

4. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi: THIS BOOK! I mean, I was fangirling all over the place while I was reading this book and I can't imagine ever stopping. I mean, PERRY! GAH! My review.

5. The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley: I haven't read many romances that tugged at my heartstrings as much as this one did. It's a pretty clean read and OMG, THE TENSION!! It was just everything I want in a romance novel and it made me laugh and cry and sigh and swoon and pretty much just feel ALL THE THINGS! My review.

6. The Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemisin: I absolutely love the whole Inheritance Trilogy, but this one with Sieh being the main character just completely blew me away. I read it during Dewey's Read-a-Thon at the same time as one of my blogging buddies was reading it and I think that might have amplified the already wonderful reading experience for me. This is epic fantasy and I love it. My review.

7. A Night Like This by Julia Quinn: My first Julia Quinn novel, but SO not my last!! I've completely fallen in love with her writing style and can't wait to treat myself to more of her work. Historical romance at its finest! My review.

8. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson: Oh Ms. Carson, you completely had me on a high and then YOU BROKE MY HEART! All of you who've read the book know what I'm talking about. Heart ripped out, crushed, falling into a million pieces. And then she made me love it again and I'm just DYING to read The Crown of Embers! I need more of this epicness! My review.

9. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier: Guys, I'm not much of a classics reader. I would love to, but I just don't take the time to read more of them. But this one I read and though it's not really my genre, it's now one of my favourite novels of all time! I loved the mystery and the romance and just everything about it. My review.

10. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab: This book reads like a fairytale. And I LOVE fairytales. They're one of my favourite things in the world! And reading this felt like being a kid again being read one of my favourite bedtime stories and just falling into the fantastical world Victoria Schwab created. My review.

So that's me! How about you? What are your favourites since you started your blog? Share any of mine?




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  2. I got to the end of writing my list and realized I forgot to include The Near Witch! The writing was spectacular! So much love. So I just modified my list, hah! I love all the fantasy on your list - I am a fantasy fangirl :)

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    1. Yay for fantasy fangirls! :) And yes, SO much love for The Near Witch! I can't wait for The Archived!

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  3. A great mix you have! Other than Anna and the French Kiss, I haven't had a chance to check out any of those yet! :) Definitely going to bump some of those higher up on the TBR pile tho!

    Michele | Top 10

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    1. Thanks! These lists always make my TBR list explode because of all the wonderful recommendations :)

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  4. Great list! I have yet to get around to Jemisin's The Kingdom of Gods trilogy but I've heard wonderful things about it =) And Rebecca is a great novel =)

    My TTT for this week =)

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    1. Thanks! I love Jemisin's writing and the stories itself make my little fantasy-loving heart very happy :)

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  5. Throne of Glass is on my list too! I am in love with everything about this book. This book is a dream. :D Great list!

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    1. Yay for another Throne of Glass fan!! :D I really want to just go re-read it right now instead of go to work ;)

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  6. I have been kinda flip-floppy about Rebecca, but your list sealed the deal. It's going on the to-read list!

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    1. It's not for everyone, but I really loved it! Hope you enjoy it as well! :)

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  7. Okay, enough about Anna and the French Kiss - I'm clearly going to have to read it!

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    1. YES! Read Anna!! Deciding to read it was one of my best decisions ever! :)

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  8. Totally agree with Julia Quinn! Also, my sister just recommended Throne of Glass (http://mysistersbookshelf.com/recommend-a-book-by-a-debut-author/) so I think I might have to check that out next :-)

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    1. Oh, you HAVE to! It's SO good! I hope you'll love it as much as I did!! :)

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  9. I agree with so many of your picks! I love Throne of Glass and A Touch of Power and yes! you have to read Julia Quinn's other books. I love her Bridgerton series so much.

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    1. YAY! I think I have at least one in that series on my shelf :)

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  10. Anna made my list too! And OMG! Girl of Fire & Thorns just barely didn't make my list but I completely agree with what you said about it! If my list was any long it would definitely be on it! :)

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    1. I love both those books so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed them as well :)

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  11. We had one in common this week. I had Under The Never Sky on my list too. I just got Throne of Glass in and can't wait to read it. I've heard so many good things. Awesome list this week!

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    1. I still can't get over the awesomeness that is Under the Never Sky! I so hope you'll love Throne of Glass, it was everything I wanted from it and then some! :)

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  12. Anna made my list too, and I've just got Under the Never Sky from the library so now really looking forward to reading it.

    Also apologies for potentially spamming the Mister Linky - this is why I shouldn't attempt things on my phone first thing in the morning before I've had coffee.

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    1. Don't worry about it :)
      Yay ANNA! You have to let me know what you think of Under the Never Sky!!

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  13. I'm sure Anna would have been on my list, but I read it before I started my blog! Such a great book. I haven't read Rebecca, but I have seen the film and I'd really like to read it eventually.

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    1. I've never seen the movie, but I want to! I'm excited to see how the two will compare :)

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  14. I haven't read The Rose Garden yet, but I love love love Susanna Kearsley. I've pretty much been on a mission to read all her books this year. She's definitely one of my favourite authors!

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    1. I still need to read her other books, but I absolutely loved The Rose Garden!! :)

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  15. I loved Throne of Glass too :D Really want to read Under the Never Sky! Julia Quinn is amazing, you should check out The Bridgerton Series ;)
    RB

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    1. I have The Duke and I on my shelf, can't wait to start it!! :) And yay Throne of Glass!

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    2. Every single book is just bursting to the seams with swoons Bridgerton brothers haha
      Enjoy!

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  16. I agree with you on a lot of titles there! Throne of Glass and Under the Never Sky are great reads! But ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS!!!!!!! I can gush about it FOREVER.

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    1. Yes, ALL THE GUSHING! I'm so glad I got over my coversnobbiness! :D

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  17. So many on your list I haven't read yet, but I also have Anna on my list! I adored that book so much! I recently started Lola too which is also great!

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    1. Yay! I still need to read Lola, I can't believe I haven't yet!

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  18. I 100% agree regarding Girl of Fire and Thorns! That book broke my heart, too!

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    1. My heart still breaks a little every time I think back to that moment... *sigh*

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  19. love all your choices Daisy, the ones I read I loved and the ones I haven't read I can't wait to read! Super list :)

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    1. Thanks! I always love discovering new books to read through these lists! :)

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  20. Great list. I loved The Near Witch, Anna & Touch of Power, the rest are on my tbr list or wishlist :)

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    1. It's so nice to see people with the same reading-tastes! :)

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  21. Rebecca's one of my favourite books too! Loved your list - the others are going on my TBR pile!!
    Laura xx

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    1. Yay! :) I just love Rebecca! I read the whole book in one day :)

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  22. Anna and the French Kiss and The Near Witch made it on my list as well. Great choices!

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    1. Thanks! I love both Anna and The Near Witch! Both authors are amazing storytellers! :)

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  23. Seems that "Anna and the French Kiss" is a popular blog book- it was SOOO good!

    -Melly
    www.beautyandthearmageddon.blogspot.com

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    1. YES! It's really popular, I'm so glad when a book lives up to the buzz! :)

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  24. I really need to get around to "Anna and the French Kiss" sometime. It's so popular amongst the book bloggers!

    P.S. I didn't mean to put in two entries on the link chart above. I'm sorry! The second one is the one I meant to post.

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    1. Don't worry about it :)
      And YES! you absolutely need to get around to reading it, it's so popular because it's extremely awesome!

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  25. Oh yes -- Anna and the French Kiss & The Girl of Fire and Thorns! Both were AMAZING!! :)

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    1. YES! I love how it doesn't even seem to matter what genre you love, these books are amazing whether or not you're a fantasy/contemporary fan :D

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  26. Anna is on my list, too, and book bloggers convinced me to read it. (: I really need to read A Girl of Fire and Thorns!

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    1. Go book bloggers! :) There are so many books I wouldn't have read if it wasn't for book bloggers!
      Also: YES! Go read The Girl of Fire and Thorns!

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  27. There are still some of these books I need to check out. Great answers though :)

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  28. Several of these nearly made my list! Throne of Glass was so brilliant, and I am so happy to see Touch of Power on your list. That would have been #12 for me! Great choices!

    Karis @YA Litwit

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    1. Yay Touch of Power! I so love Snyder's fantasy and I love that her characters are slightly older than other YA fantasy!

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  29. Oh my gosh I haven't read any of yours. I'll be making a new list. Happy reading.

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  30. HOORAY for N.K. Jemisin & Julia Quinn!! :-)

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    1. :D I can't believe I haven't started Jemisin's latest series yet! Both books are staring at me right now...

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  31. Throne of Glass made my list too! I absolutely loved that book.

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  32. I haven't read a single one of the books on your list so it looks like I have a lot of shelving to do on Goodreads :) I totally coversnobbed Anna and the French kiss too, until I started hearing so much about it- now it's near the top of my to -read list :)

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  33. I totally agree with Rebecca, i'm not into classics but love Mystery, this one blew me away.

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    1. Me too! It was so easy to read! I do like classics, but I need to be in the mood for them.

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  34. Great list of books that I love and books I haven't read yet. Definitely agree with you about Anna and A Night Like This. Julia Quinn's books are so fabulous!! Can't wait to read Throne of Glass and Girl of Fire & Thorns.

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    1. I've already ordered 3 of her other books! :) Can't wait to read them! Also: you HAVE to let me know what you think of both Throne of Glass and The Girl of Fire and Thorns! Yay fantasy!

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  35. I still need to read Anna and The French Kiss and The Near Witch. I've heard great things about them!

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    1. Both are SO, SO good! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!!

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  36. Throne of Glass and Anna and the French Kiss both came SO SO SO close to making my list.

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    1. Almost making the list still means really awesome! :)

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  37. I need to review THRONE OF GLASS. Love the novellas, too! I almost put ANNA on the list. Almost! I still need to read UNDER THE NEVER SKY and Jemisin's trilogy, but I really want to! I have THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS and THE NEAR WITCH on my list, too!

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    1. I've only read the first novella, I need to read the others as well! I've put Jemisin on my auto-buy author list, her writing is just amazing!

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  38. Don't know why but this was a bit of a challenge this week but I made it. Although not on my list cause I read it so long ago, Rebecca remains a favorite of mine, too.

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    1. Rebecca is such an amazing book! Glad you loved it as well! :)

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  39. I've read 4 of the 6 books on your list, which is not bad. I do have The Near Witch, The Girl of Fire & Thorns and Under the Never Sky, so I think I really should get to them!

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    1. You should!! Go read them now, I'll wait ;) Can't wait to hear what you think of them! :)

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  40. I'm a huge JQ fan, and have read all her books but the Two Dukes of Wyndham books. There was one book I really didn't like, but otherwise I've loved them all. Mt favs are How To Marry A Marquis (so funny) and, of course, Romancing Mr. Bridgerton. Her Bridgerton series is pretty awesome.

    Also, I really like What Happens in London.

    Hope to hear what you think of them.

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    1. Ooh, I'll have to check both those out! I immediately bought 3 of her other books, I can't wait to read them :)

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  41. Love this topic and love your choices!! Under the Never Sky <3

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  42. Loved this topic and had so much fun with it!

    As for your list, it's a great one! I love SO MANY of these books! Also, you should read more Julia Quinn - ANLT was really good, but it wasn't nearly her best! My favorites of hers are When He Was Wicked, Romancing Mr. Bridgerton (really, the first 6 Bridgerton books are all awesome), and What Happens in London.

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    1. I'm glad you liked making your list so much!
      I've heard so many good things about the Bridgerton series, one of my TB&TB buddies, Julia, recommended starting with the first one and never stopping ;) (or at least that's what I take away from all the recommendations)

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  43. Great topic, glad I stumbled upon this :) I'll post my list as soon as I get home from work. ;)

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  44. Also loved Under the Never Sky! Haven't read Rebecca, but I love the movie!

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  45. Anna and the french kiss ALMOST made it on my list too. I really need to read Under The Never Sky. I don't have a huge desire or calling to, but everyone has loved it so I need to find out what all the hype is about lmao.

    Great List!
    -Becky

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  46. I'm going to have to modify this a bit because I just started my blog so I hope that's OK. I haven't read any of the books on your list but they look really good :)

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  47. This was the hardest list I've ever made!!!

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  48. The Girl of Fire and Thorn has been on my TBR pile for a year. Now I am determined to read it after this rave review!

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  49. I haven't read most of your list! They must be great, though. I will heap them on to the giant TBR list!

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  50. This is such a good topic! I've been planning to read some of the books you selection for ages. And I really enjoyed Under the Never Sky.

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  51. Throne of Glass and Under the Never Sky are both on my to read list. They sound so good!

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  52. I think I'm going to have to put Under The Never Sky on my to read list.

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  53. Great list! Anna and the French Kiss is one of my required reads for my youth seminar, so I'm encouraged to see that so many people loved it that don't typically like that kind of story. It gives me hope, lol. Rebecca is one of my all time favorites!

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  54. Great list! Rebecca is one of my favorites. Reviewing my favorite reads over the life of my blog was challenging fun.

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  55. Anna and the French Kiss huh? Everyone raves about it so much, I added it to my list. A lot of the other picks were also ones I've seen gushed about around the blogosphere. So many exciting books to read!

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  56. This was a fun one, even though my block is not quite a year old!

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  57. Anna and the French Kiss is on my to-read list now, I keep hearing about it!

    I made short list this week because my blog is only a few months old.

    My name/link think only comes up as 'Rachel' Not 'Rachel @ Read it Write' How do I fix that?

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  58. So many great books to choose from, and now I have a whole new list to add to my TBR pile - and I haven't even skimmed the surface of all the links. Thank you for hosting!

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  59. my first time and i love this week's Q!

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  60. Great topic. I could have done a top 20!

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