Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday #19: Best Books I've Read Since Starting Blogging

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish with a different topic for a top-ten list each week. You can find out more about it here.

The links will take you to my reviews, if available.

This week's topic is: Top Ten Books I've Read During the Lifespan of My Blog

This week is HARD. How am I supposed to choose just 10 of the awesome books I read within the last one and a half years!? Okay... Deep breath... Here we go.

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

This book has turned into my standard answer to the impossible-to-answer question of "What's your favorite book?"

2. Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff

I wish more people knew about this one! It is awesome; subtle and just good.

3. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Sara Zarr is amazing, and this is my favorite of her books. The sobbing mess it can turn me into is so worth it because of the beautiful writing.

4. How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford

How to Say Goodbye in Robot is pretty much the same thing as Sweethearts, to me, just in a more personal way. If that makes any sense at all....

5. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by AS King

Oh, this book. I don't even know what to say. It's just stunning.

6. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Same goes for this one. I'm an idiot for not seeing its beauty on my first try and having to reread the first half to make it to the end, which is just brilliant.

7. Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield

I just read this one, so it might just be because it's fresh on my mind, but wow, I love this book so much! It's sophisticated and atmospheric and gorgeous and mysterious and perfect.

8. Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz

This book is my messed-up-ness in book form.

9. Split by Swati Avasthi

Why have you not read this book!? You should; it's all kinds of awesome.

10. Hold Still by Nina LaCour

Another one I didn't love at first but grew on me after a while! I'm so happy this is going to be a movie soon!

Basically, I just want to say "So good. Looooved it." about all of these. They're awesome, and you should read all of them!


  1. The Fault in the Stars is such a GOOD answer!

    This was tough though bc I couldn't include it since I'm a newish blogger. Otherwise it and Jellicoe Road would make my list for sure!

  2. You got me to re-read Please Ignore Vera Dietz, and I haven't read Brooklyn, Burning. Hold Still is positively great. I always love these lists you put together, because I find stuff I hadn't re-considered, or stuff that I could read for the first time.

  3. Split made my list, too! I really want to read Gone, Gone, Gone. I love Hannah Moskowitz!

    My TTT - http://robolobolynsuniverseofbooks.blogspot.ca/2012/08/top-ten-favorite-books-youve-read.html

  4. I LOVE so many of those books. Fault in Our Stars, of course. I worry that not enough people have read How To Say Goodbye In Robot, and it's a great book!! Vera Dietz: one of my favorites. Jellicoe Road: up there with absolute favorites. Sweethearts: LOVE that book.

    I was feeling kind of grumpy and your post has totally cheered me up :)

  5. A fabulous selection. I've added to my reading list thank you.


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