Top Ten Favorite Books I’ve Blogged About

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and features a new top ten list each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Favorite Books You’ve Read During The Lifespan Of Your Blog. Wow, this was really hard to decide! I totally cheated and added multiple titles per category in this mix of old and new favorites.

Following are some of my favorite books I’ve read over the past two years:

1. ContemporaryThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. Both books made me cry and are very special to me. They are also the first books I read by both authors, and now they are both on my auto-buy list.

2. FantasyDaughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, and The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. I haven’t read a ton of fantasy, but both of these books stood out for me and I liked them as much as my favorite Maria V. Snyder or Kristin Cashore books.

3. Historical FictionBetween Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. A gorgeous, heart wrenching read.

4. HorrorAnna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – A delicious wild ride of a ghost story. I just started reading the sequel Girl of Nightmares and it’s a blast so far.

5. Sci-FiObsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and the Across the Universe series by Beth Revis. Across the Universe is intense and makes you feel like you’re trapped on a spaceship, while Obsidian is just so fun, action-packed and swoon-filled.

6. DystopiaInsignia by S.J. Kincaid, and Divergent by Veronica Roth. Insignia is top of mind since I recently finished reading it – really cool technology-focused future where soldiers have computers in their brains. Guy POV is done very well too. And, Divergent, what can I say – I compare most of the dystopia I read to this one.

7. AudiobookReady Player One by Ernest Cline, read by Wil Wheaton. My go-to audiobook recommendation- part Sci-Fi and 80s nostalgia, it’s a thoroughly entertaining book that’s even better when you listen to Wheaton’s outstanding narration.

8. Romance  Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins,and The Summer series by Jenny Han. Such a Rush is a recent favorite and got me hooked on Jennifer Echols books. Anna and the French Kiss and the Summer series are contemporary favorites that I’d happily re-read.

9. Middle GradeWonder by R.J. Palacio – I’ve read a lot of wonderful middle grade books, but the charming Wonder is the first one that came to my mind. It really tugs at your heartstrings.

10. Vampire Series The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine, and the Vampire Academy/Bloodlines/Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead. Have to give a shout-out to Mead and Caine for writing such consistently good long-running series books. The Morganville Vampire series is still going strong 12 books in, and the Bloodlines series has also gotten off to a great start and builds on the VA series quite nicely.

What are your favorite books you’ve blogged about? Do we have any in common?


30 thoughts on “Top Ten Favorite Books I’ve Blogged About

  1. You’ve got some fantastic picks here! I LOVED Before I Fall. I read it in one sitting, it was so amazing. There are other up here I love too: Divergent, Anna Dressed in Blood, Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Couldn’t agree more 🙂

    My TTT

  2. Wow really great list! Some books I’ve read but some I haven’t! Still I heard about them. I’m dying to read Wonder but I didn’t have a chance to read it. I have heard it’s great.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday

  3. Ooof there are so many here I want to read- especially ‘The Daughter of Smoke and Bone’. It has been making eyes at me from the bookshelf so I think I may have to read it soon!

  4. I’m thinking about getting all three the books in The Summer series. I heard everyone saying that the books are amazing and I really am curious about them. 🙂 Great list.

  5. I love your list, Lucy! Before I Fall and TFiOS are so amazing. I loved Insignia and Daughter of Smoke and Bone as well.

    My Top Ten

  6. tinalinatime says:

    I really like how you divided your list up by genre! I didnt even think to do that! I do think Anna has made everyone’s list this week (including mine!) and we have a few others in common too. 🙂

  7. Heather Wood says:

    I love Obsidian and Girl of Fire and Thorns! And I can’t wait to get to Anna Dressed in Blood =) Here’s my TTT

  8. You have so many that I still need to read!

  9. Laura says:

    Great Picks – I love the sound of Anna Dressed in Blood. I’ve read Daughter of Smoke and Bone and loved it – can’t wait for the next one
    Laura @ bookswritingtea

  10. BermudaOnion says:

    I’ve read three of those books and agree they all belong on a top ten list.

  11. Oh my goodness, I love love love Ready Player One and The Girl Of Fire And Thorns. This list was SOOOOO hard to make because as I visit each one, I see how many I missed out on adding.

  12. Kelsey says:

    So many awesome titles! Anna and the French Kiss, Obsidian, Anna Dressed in Blood, some of my favourite this year! Awesome choices 🙂

  13. We’ve got a couple picks in common, and I also really enjoyed Before I Fall, Divergent, and Girl of Fire and Thorns. Great list!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  14. Tammy Sparks says:

    All great choices, Lucy! I’m dying to read Between Shades of Gray.

  15. This looks like a great list of books that I really want to read in large. Most of them I haven’t read, if any, but lots of them I want to read.

    My TTT.

    Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

  16. Brittany says:

    Wow, GREAT list! Except the only one I’ve actually read is Such A Rush, so this list pretty much sums up “Brittany’s TBR List” haha.

  17. Vyki says:

    Great picks! I like how you cheated and did it by category 🙂 We share a few books and there are several on here that I want to read. Here’s my TTT:

  18. Jorie says:

    I considered putting Anna and the French Kiss. I could’ve easily listed 20 books!

    Check out my list:

  19. Great list! You have several books that I want to read, like the Vampire Academy, Fault in Our Stars, and Divergent. I also had the Anna’s on my list, as well as the Morganville Vampires–I’m glad to see some love for those books! I’ve read Before I Fall, and it was great.

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  20. Wow! What a great list! Many books on your list are on my TBR list–especially The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent, and Between Shades of Gray. I’ve also seen so many people mention Anna and the French Kiss today that I’m going to put it on my TBR list!

  21. I need to finish re-reading John Green’s backlist so I can read his “best” book. I almost chose DELIRIUM and LIESL & PO for my top ten, but in the end, I didn’t 🙁 Laini Taylor has a lovely way of phrasing words THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS made my list! I love Jennifer Armentrout, too! She and Beth Revis make me like sci-fi, lol. DIVERGENT and INSURGENT are SO good. Better than the fabulous HUNGER GAMES good!! I was thinking just this past week that I need to finally read READY PLAYER ONE soon. Maybe this is a sign! Anna almost made my list! I still need to read WONDER as well.

    I like the way you broke the lists down by genre. So unique!

  22. I have only read a couple of these but I want to read them all! I wish I could read quicker!

  23. Love that you broke it up by genre. I wish I had done that! It might have made choosing a little easier! Great books! We share a couple!

    Karis @YA Litwit

    My Top Ten

  24. Anna says:

    YES to almost all of the above!

  25. Yay for Anna and Divergent and Wonder in particular! But all good picks. I’d have a hard time narrowing down mine, too. 😉

  26. elena says:

    I love how you did this by genres! I really, really want to read Wonder because it sounds so EXCELLENT. Love this list.

  27. Ah, I’ve definitely wanted to check out Wonder! And I’ll be reading Anna Dressed in Blood next month for our readalong so I’m really excited to get to that 🙂 Great list Lucy!!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Michele | Top 10

  28. I love the eclectic mix of genres. I may have to look into the Ready Player One audiobook.

  29. I also LOVED The Fault in our Stars, and I can’t wait to read Anna Dressed in Blood in October. Great list!

    Here’s Mine

  30. fishgirl182 says:

    this is a great list and i am glad that you cheated a bit. 🙂 i actually think i own all of these, too.

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