Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s topic is: Top Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough. I had a few titles come to mind right away and then as I was looking for the cover photos in my library, I changed half of the list. And then changed it again…
1. Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule –This is a book that I firmly believe more people need to read. I don’t even know how to sell it. Just do me a favor and take a look at it. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
2. The Born Wicked trilogy by Jessica Spotswood — Jessica’s trilogy was the first witch-y YA series I read and it set the bar really high. This series is filled with the sweetest of boys, the smartest of MCs, and one character I still want to bitch slap.
3. Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson — Caddie is afraid to touch people and of course there’s a boy who makes her want to try. Added bonus: it all revolves around Hamlet.
4. Far From You by Tess Sharpe — Part murder/mystery, part relationship story, all around awesome.
5. The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston — I’ve loved this book and the sequel, The Rules for Breaking, from the very first page. The MC is in Witness Protection and as she tries to figure out what her father is hiding, she gets in deeper than she bargained for.
6. Mayhem by Jamie Shaw — I read NA mostly as a palate cleanser. This series is a lot of fun, but this first book is my favorite. Bad boy lead singer + good girl student he doesn’t realize he’s kissed before + French class = Stacee in a puddle.
7. Damage Done by Amanda Panitch –This is mindfuckery at it’s finest. A topic that is not for everyone, but handled so masterfully. I really need more people to read this just so I can flail about it.
8. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi — I loved the alternating past and present chapters. Not many stories pull it off as well as this one did. Also, you guys know how picky I am about contemps…this is one of my favorites.
9. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli — If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t read or heard of Simon, do yourself a favor and get a pack of Oreos and snuggle in with your new favorite book.
10. Velvet by Temple West — I feel like a lot of people might have overlooked this book because of the vampire angle. Let me assure you, these are not the vampires you’re expecting in YA. And it has my trifecta weakness: swoons a plenty, a shitload of snark, and it’s one of the few books that have made me cackle out loud.
What is one of your favorite books that you haven’t talked about enough?