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. Contemporary – The 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. Fantasy – Daughter 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 Fiction– Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. A gorgeous, heart wrenching read.
4. Horror – Anna 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-Fi – Obsidian 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. Dystopia – Insignia 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. Audiobook – Ready 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 Grade – Wonder 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?