Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week there’s a different Top Ten list. It’s a great way to find and connect with other awesome bloggers.
So I’ve read a FEW books this year.
And by “a few” I mean (so far) 149.
And a lot of those are new authors to me. So coming up with just TEN is going to be difficult. But I like a challenge.
1) Claire Zorn
Both books were five stars for me – a contemporary and a dystopian, but both absolutely INCREDIBLE and funny and heart-breaking and…just awesome, okay?
2) Gabrielle Tozer
Not only are both of these books amazing (AND THEY ARE), but Gabby herself is so lovely. Also she tweets great things. You need these books in your life.
3) Sarah J. Maas
Whoever convinced me to read Crown of Midnight after not liking Throne of Glass that much…you deserve a medal. Imagine what I would have missed out on!! Crown of Midnight and The Assassin’s Blade were my favourites out of the four, despite heart-breaking-ness (or maybe because of).
4) Amy Zhang
I’d seen Amy around the Twitter-sphere and the teen-writing-sphere, but I’d never actually read anything by her. Imagine my delighted surprise when this turned out to be my equal-favourite book of the year.
5) Benjamin Alire Saenz
AND HEY LOOK, the other favourite book of the year!! See all those stickers on it? That’s because it’s amazing and it wins ALL the awards.
6) Abigail Haas
I don’t know what’s going on inside Haas’s head, but it makes awesome stories, that’s for sure. Dangerous Girls blew my mind, and while I didn’t like Dangerous Boys AS much, it was still as darkly thrilling as the first.
7) Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson really IS an incredible writer, and I regret not discovering her sooner. All of these three books are amazing – sad, but so worth it.
8) Kasie West
I still haven’t read Split Second…hm.
But anyway, Kasie West is one of the Queens of Contemporary – both The Distance Between Us and On the Fence are filled with delightful characters, cute romances and hilarity.
9) Huntley Fitzpatrick
I NEED WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE. This one was so good, and DIFFERENT to what I thought it’d be like – it had a lot more layers than I was expecting – always a good thing.
10) A. G. Howard
As if you haven’t heard about these enough. I’ve only got six words for you: Alice in Wonderland creepy retellings. Read them.
Hang on, that’s seven words.
11) Rachael Craw
Plus, Rachael Craw, the author? Amazing. We’ve had lots of excellent Twitter convos. Plus she sent me this awesome poster.
12) Marissa Meyer
Okay, fine, that’s number 12, not 10, but I HAD to include Marissa Meyer! These retellings are so different to the usual and I cannot WAIT for the next installments.