Top Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven't Talked About In A While
1. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
- I saw the movie first and then read the book.... although I liked the movie a lot, the book was just beautiful. So sad and beautiful.
2. Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
- Now here's a book I haven't talked about in FOREVER!! I read this maybe 6 or 7 years ago, but it was one of those powerful YA books. I remember being SO mad at what the M/C has to go through because of her "reputation".
3. The Boyfriend List (#1) by E. Lockhart
- Instant E. Lockhart fan from the first chapter of this book!! Ruby Oliver is SO my girl. I love her voice, I love her humor, I love her lists, and I love her crazy.
4. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
- Zombies!! This book features zombies like I've never seen them featured... as a backdrop and not necessarily the main thing going on. I didn't quite "get" Sloane (I don't really think I was supposed to), but she became very memorable to me.
5. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
- What a sweet, cute, perfectly written YA Contemporary!! I will always read everything that Ms. Fitzpatrick writes forever ever because of the way her books come to life for me.
6. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
- Twenty Boy Summer was the first Sarah Ockler that I read, but THIS book was the one that solidified my love for her work. This book had everything- family issues, money probs., secrets, romance, friend problems, adorable little brothers-- Mr. Napkins 4ever!!
7. Nothing Like You by Lauren Strasnick
- Lauren Strasnick is one of those super-secret authors that I wish was more well-known. She's super talented at telling stories about girls that don't (and won't) fit into anyone's expectations.
8. Confessions of an Angry Girl (#1) by Louise Rozett
- This series is so good and I hope it continues on!! I love Rose. I love that sometimes she can't control her anger, I love that sometimes she overshares and ends up looking ridiculous most of the time, I love that this book has a strong family storyline (no absentee parent in this book). I only wish that more people would give these books a shot. And that I could find more books that make me feel the way this one did.
9. Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican
- I haven't talked about this one in quite a while. It's one of the oddest, yet addicting books I've read. I loved the characters and the setting and the feeling of this book.
10. Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
- This book was a super-surprise for me because the subject matter should have immediately turned me off. The ages of the couple alone should have made me close this book. I didn't close the book though. I could not put it down. I laughed and cried and felt so many emotions. I would definitely want to read more from this author.
These are some of my well-loved books that I haven't talked about longer than I would like. I love finding great backlisted books, so I can't wait to see which books you guys have on your lists!