Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Top Ten Fave Books I’ve Read During the Lifespan of My Blog

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. 

It's been a really long time since I participated in Top Ten Tuesday. In fact, I don't think I've done one all this year - crazy! This one was really hard to do, because I've read and loved a ton of books in the year and however many months that I've been blogging. I managed to narrow it down though, and here's my top ten for today.

Top Ten Favourite Books I’ve Read During the Lifespan of My Blog

Paris! Anna. Etienne. Canadian flag pin. Movies. Sleeping alone in the dorm. Humor. Romance. Did I mention Paris? What’s not to love?

Touching, funny, emotional, worthy of the ‘epic’ in its title. I’ve always wanted to take a cross-country road trip, and this book had my wanderlust itching as I fell in love with Amy, Roger, and all the secondary characters.

Lyrical writing, unique storyline, beautiful love story.

Riveting, exciting, romantic, brilliantly unique.

Another story that got my wanderlust going. I connected so much with Bria, fell in love with Rowan, and felt like I was right there with them as they explored and learned and grew.

Another fantastically unique concept, totally different from other dystopians, which often feel like the same old recycled story with new characters. Brilliant characters, beautiful writing - overall amazing book.

A dark and gritty retelling of Little Red Riding Hood...with werewolves. Incredible.

When I read Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen, I was barely in my mid-teens and I couldn’t imagine loving one of her books more. It was my story - it felt like she’d written it just for me, but I think I loved Along for the Ride at least as much. There’s a reason why Sarah Dessen is known as the YA contemp queen, and it’s because of books like Along for the Ride.

I’d been looking for a truly amazing faerie book, and I found it with The Iron King. Enchanting, romantic, exciting, funny - it had a bit of everything with a healthy dose of fae lore (I love all things fae).

Incredibly emotional, beautifully written, poignant.

I fell in love with the characters in each of these books - I was able to relate to the female leads, and I swooned over the guys (seriously...every single one of these books has at least one swoonworthy boy...I'm all about the romance and swoonworthy boys!). Even though it's been a long time since I read a few of these, I still think about them often.

What are some of your favourite books that you've read in the lifespan of your blog? Have you read any of the books from my list? Be sure to leave a comment or a link, and I'll visit you in return!


  1. I've seen a lot of these books reviewed, I'm sure they are very good. thanks for the recommendations. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  2. Great list! I've read almost all of these, and loved them all! I'm definitely going to have to read the ones I haven't as we seem to have similar taste!

    Karis @YA Litwit

    My Top Ten

  3. Amazing list, Marie! YAY for ANNA and TNW! Did you see that Victoria wrote a prequel? It's up on the publisher's website for free, I believe, and it's a novella, called The Ash Born Boy!

  4. I loved Daughter of Smoke & Bone. I'll have to check out some more of the other ones you mentioned - quite a few are already on my reading list.

    Tanya Patrice

  5. Anna and the French Kiss and Amy and Roger's Epic Detour both made my list too. Great choices!

    here's my TTT list - http://robolobolynsuniverseofbooks.blogspot.ca/2012/08/top-ten-favorite-books-youve-read.html

  6. ANNA almost made my list! THE NEAR WITCH did make it! Oh, Laini Taylor dos have a way with words, doesn't she? I still need to read UNDER THE NEVER SKY! Oh, I considered putting SISTERS RED on my list as well.

  7. Nice TTT! Did you see there is a NEW Iron Fey book coming out soon?

    and I totally want to read Sisters Red now, sounds great.

  8. I'm ashamed to admit I haven't read any books on your list. I couldn't imagine picking just 10 books.

  9. Great list! I loved Anna & the French Kiss, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour & The Near Witch, although i wasn't that much of a fan of The Iron King, although I guess I'm in the minority of that one ;)
    I need to read the rest books on your list :)

  10. What a fab list; I'm going to bookmark this page.

  11. Under the Never Sky, The Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and The Near Witch were all amazing, lovely books! "le gasp* Sisters Red has werewolves? I must read! And it's a Red Riding Hood re-telling? How have I not read this yet??
    Great list, new follower :]

    Kaitlin @ Read. Write. Love.

  12. Wow, I think I've only heard of one of these. Lots of new ones to go check out.

  13. Now that I have seen The Near Witch and Sisters Red on your list, I am mentally kicking myself for not having read those titles yet!

    Great list Marie :)

  14. Anything by Stephanie Perkins is a big fat win, as far as I'm concerned.

  15. Great list! I've read a couple. I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone too.


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