Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: My 10 Best Reads So Far This Year

I was looking forward to this week's TTT on The Broke & The Bookish because I know I have read a ton of great books this year and figured it would be easy to pick 10. Then I realized that I've already read 70 books this year! That's a crazy amount for me. I'm already at 63% of my Goodreads Challenge goal, so I either need to raise my goal or slow down on the reading some. I'll probably do a little of both actually. So what awesome books have I read so far this year? Let's take a look!

1 (1-3). Any & all Rainbow Rowell books. 2014 is the year of Rainbow :) I loooooved Fangirl so much, Eleanor & Park was a close 2nd, and Attachments a decent 3rd place. I can't wait for Landline and everything else Rainbow writes, ever! Oh oh!! And the best collection of writers writing holiday stories ever!! I reeeaallllly can't wait for that! Lol... (My True Love Gave to Me)

2 (4-8). The Ghost Bird series by CL Stone. I talked about this briefly last week, but there is just something so oddly hypnotic and captivating about this story. I've read the first 5 since April 1st (and am downloading the 6th this afternoon) and they just keep getting better for me.

3 (9-11). Graphic novels Locke & Key #5 was phenomenal as always and I hate that I have/want to wait until #6 comes out in paperback!! Terry Moore's Rachel Rising 1-2 were delicious and spooky and intriguing and I hope my dad gets the next ones soon so I can borrow them! Saga #3 was the best of the best and if you aren't reading any/all of these 3 series, you are seriously missing out!

4 (12). Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. This is my classic for this month, so I'll be reviewing it soon, but I just have to say that Steinbeck never lets me down. Even when he's killing childhood ponies and stinging babies with scorpions, he still gets to me.

5 (13). Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson, another wonderful summer book by Morgan!! On the surface, it's about 2 BFF's and a strange to-do list. But it's so much more than that and just like all of Morgan's books, it will hit you in the gut when you least expect it. But a good hit, not a bad one lol.

6 (14). Haunted by Eileen Maksym is a great, spooky story by a first-time author. (Full review here) I recommend reading this in October, when there's a chill in the air and the leaves are skittering across the ground and it's that strange twilight hour when weird things can happen.

7 (15-16). Mary Anne Misses Logan and Mallory on Strike (Baby-Sitters Club). Maybe it's because both of these books were about books and authors, but I really enjoyed them.

8 (17-19). Gemma Doyle series by Libba Bray. This was such a different story than any I've read before and it really grew on me as it progressed. An intriguing mixture of historical fiction and supernatural that you don't see very often.

9 (20-21). Something Real by Heather Demetrios and Reality Boy by AS King. (Double review here) I've never read any "reality" books like this and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed them.

10 (22). The Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz (Full review here) I was so happy I found a copy of this at the library book sale over the weekend, because I really enjoyed it. "Music" themed books was another genre I've discovered that I really love.

1 comment:

  1. I *loved* Landline! I mean, honestly, I love everything Rainbow writes, but you know. :) I haven no doubt While You Were Gone will wind up on my favorites list once I get around to reading it, too.

    My TTT.