Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. However, we decided to take a page from Just Us Book Blog and split the Top Ten Tuesday posts between the two of us. We’ll each post our top five book choices (in no particular order) based on certain themes. If you would also like to participate, find out the rules by clicking here.
1. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell ==> I remember when Rowell’s book came out. I was so excited to read and a lot of reviewers gave it a huge thumbs up! and I totally agree with them.
2. Anna and the French Kiss Series by Stephanie Perkins ==> This is the first book from Perkins’s series and I was not disappointed with it at all. I really liked Perkins’s writing style and the storyline is romantic yet adventurous.
3. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover ==> Colleen is one of my all time favorite contemporary authors because of her realist approach when she writes. This books was beautiful and devestatsing at the same time. I was following her on Facebook when she originally published the book and everyone was talking about it. I highly recommend it even when I know it is going to reck you, but trust me, it is really good.
4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green ==> I loved this book when it came out and I rated it 4/5, but if you ask me what I think about it right now, I would say meh! The only reason is that it is not real enough. Hazel’s sickness is the only real thing that I felt, but everything else is just overrated specially Augustus. I swear I loved everything about the book, but perspective change and when you start reading more books, you realize what books you like more.
5. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven ==> I’ll forever recommend this book to anyone because it was one of those books that I had zero expectations when I picked it up. I knew everyone was talking about it being so real, so I went blindly and I LOVED IT! They are turning it to a movie and now we finally have our Violet and Finch, but I may not watch it because 99% of the time movies ruin the books.
6. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson ==> This was such a beautiful, yet tragic, story of friendship, imagination, and hope. The movie was also good, and how can you not love the casting?!
7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ==> This was the first series I read back-to-back in two weeks, and that’s really fast for me because I’m a pretty slow reader. I like to savor my books. But I couldn’t put this series down! I spent quite a few all nighters reading them.
8. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis ==> I actually read this one after watching the movie. But I got reprimanded by my friends for not reading the books yet, so I gave them I try. While I haven’t read the whole series, I did thoroughly enjoy the books I read. Maybe one day, I’ll pick this series back up.
9. The Lightening Theif by Rick Riodan ==> This is also a great series, especially because it’s an adaptation of Greek mythology. The writing style is a little juvenile, but that’s to be expected for the age group of its intended audience. And it really makes up for that with the plot.
10. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson ==> This book was really more popular among the honors English community, but it is so good and real and devastating. It’s the story of a girl who deals with her trauma by refusing to speak. Because she doesn’t speak, the narrative is revealed in snippets from the girl’s very injured mental perspective. I definitely recommend you give it a read, but be prepared to cry.
What hyped-up books did you decide to read and are glad you did? Leave your answer as a comment below.