Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Love but Haven’t Talked about Enough

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While

I decided to pick books that I read more than six months ago but that I think deserve more attention. 🙂

My Heart & Other Black Holes final     The Passage

MY HEART & OTHER BLACK HOLES by Jasmine Warga: This is one of my absolute favorite books. It was one of the first books that actually made me feel like the author just got me. I read it at a time when I really needed it, and while I think it might be too difficult for some people to read, I would highly recommend it. (My review of My Heart & Other Black Holes)

THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin: Unlike any book I’ve ever read. I completely devoured this book and its sequel, and they are close to 1,000 pages each! The third book FINALLY comes out this year and I’m dying for it. If you like creepy, well-written, unique books, GET THIS.

S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst     The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst: The definition of why I want to work in publishing. This book is complete work of art. I read this before I started blogging so I don’t have a review, but it’s so good.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by Mark Haddon: Beautiful, heartbreaking, clever, smart, and so well-done. One of my favorite books. It’s a quick read, but so worth it. And I just found out that it’s on Broadway! I saw this production when I was in London and it is hands down one of the best plays I’ve ever seen in my life. Absolutely beautiful. Here’s the website: http://www.curiousonbroadway.com/

Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu     More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

DEVOTED by Jennifer Mathieu: Quiet, honest, powerful, and just so beautiful. Devoted is one of those ones that doesn’t make a spectacle of itself; it’s definitely one I’d consider #QuietYA. It’s got a brilliant MC that I think more people should meet. (My review of Devoted)

MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera: I feel like I talk about Simon vs. and Mosquitoland every single day, but I don’t talk about MHTN as often (In my head, I put those three and My Heart together because the authors call themselves the Beckmindivera so they are a group to me), and I really don’t know why. I really loved this one, and I think it’s real and honest and difficult. I’m so ready for more from Adam! (My review of More Happy Than Not)

Firecracker     Everything Leads to You

FIRECRACKER by David Iserson: The main character of this book is a complete a-hole and I love her. There’s not even really a “point” to this book if I had to give one, but I just really enjoyed it. (My review of Firecracker)

EVERYTHING LEADS TO YOU by Nina LaCour: Cute romance, wonderful friendships, Hollywood, and beautiful writing. An all-around enchanting story. I loved that the story focused on Emi’s drive and her experiences falling in love versus her sexuality. (My review of Everything Leads to You)

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig     John Dies at the End

REASONS TO STAY ALIVE by Matt Haig: You may or may not have read my review of this one. It was an emotional rollercoaster for me but it was exactly what I needed. Matt Haig has a way with words that I’ve really not seen anywhere else. This book should be read by everyone. I could honestly write another whole post about this book, so just check out my review. (My review of Reasons to Stay Alive)

JOHN DIES AT THE END by David Wong: One of the strangest books I’ve ever read. If I had to describe this book in one word it’d be “bizarre”. It’s so weird. But in the best way. Funny, ridiculous, freaky. I really love weird books, and this one is the definition of that. I think I don’t talk about this one as much because I read it before I started blogging.

Tell me about some of the books you love but I might not know about!

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14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Love but Haven’t Talked about Enough

  1. I’ve always wanted to read The Passage (maybe once the last book comes out with be a good time to do so) and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. I have read Everything Leads to You and did enjoy it. I liked hearing about Emi’s interesting job.

    • Curious Incident is so short but totally worth it! I hope you get to read it soon! And I agree – I think when the last book in The Passage trilogy comes out would be the perfect time to read all of them. 🙂

  2. Devoted made my list too, and I’m reviewing it on Thursday. 🙂 Quiet is a good description, and yet it profoundly touched my life when I read it last year. It made me confront things in my past that I’ve never dealt with it, and gave me insight into why I relate to church the way I do.

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