It’s Top Ten Tuesday, a feature hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish, and this week’s topic is books that you really love, but you feel like you haven’t talked about enough / in a while. I rather like this topic, it’s a fun way to stop and look back at all those books you’ve read and loved but haven’t thought off in a while.
Books I haven’t talked about enough in a while
When you read as much as I do it is pretty much unavoidable to forget to talk about some of the books you loved. Worst is when you are asked about your favorite reads and you forget to mention some of your ABSOLUTE favorites because there are just so many titles swarming around in your head. This Top Ten Tuesday topic made me realize that more than anything.
So, let’s briefly talk about those books I picked and showcased above. First of all, Exquisite Captive by Heather Demitrios. I actually didn’t rate this book very highly, but it is one of the books that stayed with me most. The originality of the story just BLEW me away. I still haven’t read the sequel, but this made me realize I need to get on that asap! Secondly, Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson. Two words: gold rush. Haven’t talked about this book in a while, but for the history buffs out there: READ THIS.
It will come as no surprise that Fantasy and Paranormal are my fave genres (looking at the list, and if you follow my blog) so if you’re looking for some great books within those genres: Talon by Julie Kagawa (dragons!), Daughter of Smoke and Bones by Laini Taylor (angels; a story in written in the most beautiful way imaginable), The Falconer by Elizabeth May (Faeries, smokin’ romance, and a seriously kickass and badass female lead), Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (Japanese myths, need I say more?), and The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (forgery, LOTS of forgery, yay).
Then for the steampunk lovers out there: A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard (zombies, black magic, awesome inventions) and I am mentioning The Falconer by Elizabeth May again, because the kickass female lead I mentioned is ALSO a kickass inventor (inventing the most scary, but badass weapons known in YA fiction).
I don’t read that many contemporaries, but these two stayed with me: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson and Something Like Normal by Trish Doller. I really really liked both of them. They both deal with some serious issues, but manage to make the story not too heavy. Perfect books that you’ll fly through and will hopefully stay with you like they stayed with me!