Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #14

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Books I've Read So Far This Year

I've actually read 28 books so far, which is a huge improvement for me from the previous years. I have my goal at 35, but by the end of the summer, I'll definitely be around 50, WHICH WILL BE AWESOME. I love reading books guys :D

I'm going to separate it into two categories. The first being books that I knew I was going to love, and the second being books that surprised me and won a place in my heart.

the awesome, and ones I totally recommend and love:

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - The whole first love theme is just too cute. 

Cinder by Marissa Meyer - YES ONE OF THE BESTS OF THIS YEAR. I'm super excited to read Scarlet!

Lirael by Garth Nix - Ahahah the Disreputable Dog. Awesome fantasy YA, and it needs more recognition!

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein - I literally cried my heart out. And also, Verity is freakin awesome!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - THIS BOOK! Also super excited to read Siege And Storm next!

Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor - The second book of this series was just as good as the first, minus a few angsty moments but oh well. Can't read to read Dreams of Gods & Monsters!

surprises that I did not expect:

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - Not expecting this to be a historical fiction AND fantasy novel. I've never read TMI series, but this has definitely gotten me interested in all of her books!

Sabriel by Garth Nix - Someone recommended this to me and it has become one of my all-time favorites!

The Spirit Thief by Rachel Aaron - The same someone recommended this one as well, and I do not regret reading it at all! It was everything I wanted and more.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - The whole first love theme is just too cute. 

Feel free to link up your TTT's below!

I'm back from my road trip, so I will be commenting tons!

26 comments:

  1. I'm always so surprised when I see that people are still discovering Garth Nix's Abhorsen series...and then I get excited because yay people are still finding this series and loving it! Lirael is definitely my favourite - Sabriel was totally badass, but teenage me who discovered these novels totally related to Lirael's angst. (And most importantly, there's the Disreputable Dog, of course)

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    1. Yay! I only discovered them this year, and I'm glad I did! I absolutely love Mogget and the Disreputable Dog <3. I think I love Sabriel and Lirael equally, and I love how Sabriel makes appearances throughout the second book. I still have to read Abhorsen, AND THEN GARTH NIX IS COMING OUT WITH CLARIEL. :D

      Ahhh such a good series.

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  2. I am a fan of the Sabriel series. Bet you can't wait to read the third book. It is the best of thes series, too. I also am a fan of Eleanor and Park.

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    1. I NEED THE THIRD BOOK. It's the best of the series you say? Well I will pick it up next week then :D

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  3. New follower! Drop by my blog sometime, too!

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  4. Code Name Verity is a great book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading that. I also loved Shadow and Bone and Eleanor & Park. Great list!

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  5. Wow, I've seen Cinder on soo many lists today! It definitely seems to be a popular read this year. I haven't gotten around to reading its sequel yet, but I am looking forward to it. Shadow & Bone is seriously one of my favourite books I read last year. <3 And I keep hearing spectacular things about Rainbow Rowell, though I haven't read any of her books, yet. :)

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  6. While I read and loved Fangirl last year I haven't gotten around to Eleanor and Park yet but I have seen it on sooo many lists this week! Same with Cinder, Scarlet and Cress =)

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    1. I absolutely loved Fangirl! I think I may have liked it more than Eleanor and Park though. My list of Rainbow Rowell goes like this: Fangirl > Eleanor and Park > Attachments

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  7. I just bought Cinder like a month ago, but I haven't started reading yet because my ARCs keep getting in the way. I can't wait to get started on the book :D I've heard so many good reviews of the book. I'm so excited! Great list :)

    My Top Ten Tuesday Post

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  8. Yay for Clckwork Angel and Shadow & Bone!! <33 Now, I am curious...are you fond of will or jem...or both? Both is not impossible :p

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    1. Well, honestly. I DON'T KNOW. I think I need to read the other two books in the series, or at least the next one, to decide. I think I'm kind of leaning towards Will, but then I also really like Jem, AND JUST augh. I don't know Abby you're making my life hard right now.

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  9. I adored Eleanor & Park--it prompted me to get back into reading YA again.

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  10. Shadow and Bone has been popping up a lot lately...I'm going to have to check it out!

    As usual, thanks for stopping by, following, and commenting on my blog!!

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  11. YES to Cinder, Shadow and Bone, Clockwork Angel, and Daughter of Smoke & Bone!! All four of these series are some of my favorites!! Also, I really, really need to read Eleanor & Park.

    Thanks for stopping by Part of that World. :)

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  12. Shadow and Bone is on my list too - so great! My TTT

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  13. I own a copy of Cinder and Shadow and Bone, but I haven't read them yet. Great list, and thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier!

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  14. I loved Cinder and Eleanor & Park so much. I want to get to Shadow and Bone and Daughter of Smoke and Bone as soon as I possibly can. It's nice to have you back, Val!

    x Ely

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  15. So many of these are my faves too! Great list!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  16. Yay for Shadow and Bone and Code Name Verity! And Cinder, of course, I just read it last year. Marissa Meyer is amazing. :)

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  17. Eleanor and Park is so so freaking lovely. It would've made my top ten too. :)

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  18. So many great books Val :-)

    Of the 3 I haven't read, I own - Code Name Verity and The Clockwork Prince, and I need to hurry up and read them already.

    Happy Readind and have a great week.

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  19. Amazing choices, both Shadow & Bone AND Days Of Blood & Starlight made my list, as you know! Thanks for dropping by on my list :)

    Check out my TTT!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

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  20. You have great books on your list! Shadow and Bone and Eleanor & Park are favorites of mine. :) I really liked Sabriel, Lirael, Clockwork Angel, and Cinder too. Thanks for stopping by my TTT last week (sorry for commenting back late).

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  21. Clockwork Angel and Cinder are good reads! :)

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