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I decided to go with Top Ten Favorite Books I've Read Since I Started Blogging
When I first started blogging at the end of June 2010 I wasn't much of a YA reader. Mostly because I thought YA books = only teens should read them. Slowly but surely I learned that this was not true and I've been trying to catch up on all the great YA books out there -- a task that is truly daunting and never ending but AWESOME. Here's a few of the books that have been my favorites (read: I probably recommend and push on people ALL THE TIME) since I've started blogging!
I cheated a little bit but that's to be expected, yes?
1. If I Stay/Where She Went by Gayle Forman: Both of these books elicited ALL OF THE EMOTIONS from me for different reasons. Mia & Adam are just two really fabulous characters you'll care about immensely. (my review of If I Stay & Where She Went)
2. Anna and the French Kiss & Lola & The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins: I will read ANYTHING Stephanie Perkins puts out. She writes the kind of fun contemporary YA I love! I'm so happy Steph from Steph Su Reads MADE me read Anna and the French Kiss despite how wary I was of it because of the cover. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I will be a Stephanie Perkins card carrying fangirl for LIFE. (my review of Anna and the French Kiss & Lola and the Boy Next Door)
3. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins: I read The Hunger Games very early in my blogging life. The first week actually. I had seen the series on Goodreads for so long and bought THG but then once I saw how crazy the blogging world was about these books I just HAD to start it. Thoroughly enjoyed and devoured! (my review of The Hunger Games & Catching Fire/Mockingjay)
4. Under The Never Sky/Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi:This dystopian series was a surprise to me! I didn't expect it to love it as much as I did. Under the Never Sky started out slow for me but soon picked up and LOVED it. Through The Ever Night just solidified it. Cannot WAIT until the next installment. Such a good dystopian read! (my review of Under The Never Sky)
5. Paper Towns & Looking For Alaska by John Green: JOHN. GREEN. How did I live without reading his books for all my life? Next up is The Fault In Our Stars. They are just the kind of smart, quirky reads I love! (my review of Paper Towns & Looking For Alaska)
6. Sloppy Firsts & Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty:Jessica Darling! One of my top characters of all times! I just love how hilarious these books are and how REAL they are. They just seem to ring true to my teen experience. All of the angst. All of the FEEELINGS. Very authentic. Fun to reminisce. I still need to FINISH THIS GLORIOUS SERIES. (my review of Sloppy Firsts & Second Helpings)
7. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard: You know I have this insatiable travel bug so naturally this novel appealed to me but I didn't realize how much I'd really LOVE this one! (my review of Wanderlove)
8. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson: Beautifully,beautifully written! Such a touching story. I felt all the feelings. (my review of The Sky is Everywhere)
9. Between Shades Of Gray by Ruta Sepytus: If you love historical fiction, I HIGHLY recommend this. Even if you aren't a YA reader. I listened to this on audio and sobbed on a mini road trip. Wow. Just wow. (My review of Between Shades Of Gray)
10. The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandunna: This was a more recent read for me -- a new release! I read this in the span of a whole car ride (in which I miraculously got over my car sickness) and just LOVED it. It had lots of feelings but subtly so! ( my review of The Lost Girl)
Honorable Mentions: Wither/Fever by Lauren DeStefano, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han, For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund