At the end of 2017 I looked through some of my book tags and lists and realized that I talk about some of the same books a lot. It’s to be expected when there are books that you love and want to talk about! And a lot of the questions in tags out there are geared to get the same answers out of us. But when I look at my shelves there are so many that I’ve loved and I feel bad that I don’t mention them as much as I should. Well, today is the day to put those books in the spotlight!
But before I do that, I need to address something for my participants. I have an appointment today that is stressful, and will take up the majority of my day (nothing too serious so no worries). I will try my best to keep up with adding everyone to the participants list, but I possibly won’t be able to comment on every one of your posts. I will see your posts and add you to the list, but if I don’t comment it’s only due to lack of time.
Here are the top 5 books that I’ve read in the past and need to talk about more!
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THE GIRL IN 6E by A.R. Torre
Jumping right out of the gate with a crazy one! As you might be able to tell by the cover, this is not even close to being a YA novel – it’s about as adult as you can get. Our main character Deanna has locked herself in her apartment for years. If she can’t get to people then she can’t kill them. Since her childhood she has had murderous tendencies and to keep that in check she keeps herself away from temptation. But to keep herself financially stable, she takes the only job she can being stuck in her apartment. And that is being an online sex cam girl. But something happens that draws her back into society and that’s possibly saving the life of another girl. But this book isn’t really as simple as it seems! She strikes up a friendship with her delivery man, and she may be the only one to stop a killer like herself. This book was full of action, sexy times, shocking twists, romance, mystery, and thrills. It was really wonderful!
THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renée Ahdieh
I never intended to read this book. When it was first released I read the synopsis and I wasn’t that drawn into it. It sounded like it would be just an ok read and possibly like something I’ve read before. Not to mention I got immediate insta-love vibes. But a friend who I trusted their review said that I needed to read it ASAP so I gave it a shot. For those of you who might not know, this book is about a feisty girl who offers herself to be the next bride of the Caliph of Khorasan, even though she knows that he marries a new girl every night and come morning she is dead. One of his past brides was her best friend, and she takes this opportunity to attempt to get her revenge. But morning comes, and she somehow survives. Yes there is (kinda) insta-love, and yes this wasn’t the most original book on the planet. But it was SO beautifully written and filled with such engaging characters I just couldn’t stop reading!! This is possibly one of my favourite books of all time!
THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET by Becky Chambers
In all fairness, I do talk about this book quite a bit. But not as much as I wish I could! I went through a lot to get this book in my hands. I searched for months to find it in bookstores and it turned out that it was no longer published in Canada. I ended up ordering it from halfway across the world and luckily it was worth the trouble. I would explain what this book is about but it’s kind of impossible (if you’ve read this you’ll understand!). It’s one of those books that is VERY character driven but it’s also huge in the world and character building department as well. The space world is huge, the science was a little more in depth than I had ever read to that point – and I loved every minute of it!! I need to get to the sequel of this soon!!
HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR by John Corey Whaley
This is possibly one of my favourite contemporaries of all time. We follow a 16 year old boy who hasn’t left his house in over 3 years due to his battle with agoraphobia. He’s totally fine with his life the way that it is! When a girl from school decides to reach out to him for the purposes of writing a paper, she suddenly thinks that she can make headway and get him outside. This is a book filled with so many emotions. It covers a very serious illness in a heartbreaking and hilarious way. I laughed the whole way through while at the same time crying because I have a friend with this very illness who I see only a few times a year. It was very well done!!
THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss
This is yet another book that I have mentioned, but honestly not as much as I probably should. High fantasy is one of my all time favourite genres and this was one of the first adult fantasies that I absolutely fell in love with. This is a very complicated story as we follow the main character, Kvothe, from his childhood, through travelling in a troupe with his parents, got to a magic school, and patiently awaiting to find out why he’s now called the “kingkiller”. Book three seems to be nowhere in sight yet, but that doesn’t stop me from loving this first book! The magic school is amazing, Kvothe is one of my favourite stupid/brilliant/snarky characters, and I love the mystery of the magic in this world!
TOP 5 TUESDAY PARTICIPANTS:
- Paige – The Girl With All The Books
- Aakankshya – Shrestha Logs
- Robyn – Robyn Reads Books
- Angie Elle – Books and Beauty Are My Bag
- Birdie Bookworm
- Alex – Coffee Loving Bookoholic
- Ruqs – Many Things Bookish
- Rachael – Beach Bookworm
- Joe – JW Martin – Storeys of Stories
- Aditi – Dreamy Reads
- Kyera – Kyera’s Library
- Steph – Lost: Purple Quill
- Jillian – Jillian The Bookish Butterfly
- Anatomy of a Book Thief
- Leetha Rose – Life Should Be Lit
- Taylor – Tays Infinite Thoughts
- Lauren – Books Are Only The Beginning
- Mini – Book and Corner
- Rebecca – My Life As A Sports Fangirl
- Nia – Shades of Paper
- Lola – Lola Et La Vie
- Sophie – Beware of the Reader
- Angela – Egg Reader
- Rose – Stuck In Fiction
- Kristina – Kristina Reads
- Crystal – Paper Royalty
I hope you enjoyed this list! And now that I’ve revisited these books, I’ve gotten all excited about them all over again. I wish I had more reading time in a day so that I could go back and reread these books! I would love to have the time to revisit all of these stories again!! I loved them all so much!!!
Like I said, to my participants, I apologize for not being able to comment on your pages. But I promise I will get you all linked at some point today 🙂 And if there are any new participants (because i’ve had a few messages) WELCOME!! I will make sure that I have the time to comment next week! I promise! Have a wonderful day and thanks for participating!
Until next time, happy reading!