It’s Top Ten Tuesday again, hosted by the awesome ladies at The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Topic: Top Ten Favorite Books You’ve Read During The Lifespan Of Your Blog
Okay, so my blog isn’t that old, but honestly, it’s helped me find some of my favorite books ever as well as some awesome ones for the time it’s been around.
To put a tiny spin on it, I’m going to use books that I’ve found only thanks to blogging and that I probably wouldn’t have known about otherwise!
1. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins – I know, I know. I’m sure you’re sick of me talking it up! But I really, really loved this book and wouldn’t have known about it if it wasn’t for Amber at Fall Into Books! She organized the Sweet Evil blog tour (going on now! My stop, September 1st) which I signed up for before I’d even read the book. I wanted to do a few more blog tours and start really getting into new things. I read the book for the blog tour and fell in love with it!
Contributing Bloggers: Amber @ Fall Into Books
2. If I Stay/Where She Went by Gayle Forman: I actually found Where She Went first based off of someone’s recommendation for a “new adult” book and read about it on Goodreads. I liked the premise so I checked out If I Stay and fell in love with Gayle Forman’s writing!
3. Graceling by Kristin Cashore – I’m usually not a high fantasy person so this was really one of the first books I chose thanks to blogger recommendations that was really outside of my realm of normal reading. I’m glad that I wasn’t disappointed! It was a lot of fun to read and I didn’t feel lost in it at all.
4. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – This is another one I was hesitant about. Assassin nuns? Historical fiction? France? Royal politics? But yes to all of the above! Don’t even hesitate. This was a great book, and I really liked it so much more than I ever could have expected.
5. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson – Trying my hand at contemporary YA after so many dystopians, this one was not disappointing!!
6. Wither/Fever by Lauren DeStefano – This was another time I got further into the dystopians. I really liked Wither (ignoring some gaping plot holes), and actually picked up Fever due to the hype of Sever‘s cover reveal!
Contributing Bloggers: Lauren DeStefano herself, everyone who got excited for Sever
7. One Moment by Kristina McBride – One Moment was my first NetGalley! It was a ‘read now’ so they didn’t even have to approve me (because I’m sure they wouldn’t have).
Contributing Bloggers: The first reviewers I saw who mentioned NetGalley as their source. Sorry, I have no idea who it was!
8. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks – I had never even heard of Anna Banks before the Fierce Reads Tour (sorry, Anna) so when I saw on someone’s blog (okay, again… seriously apologize for not remembering who. Obviously someone who was close enough to Naperville to attend) that the Fierce Reads tour was literally minutes away from my house that I knew I had to go!
Contributing Bloggers: I’m so sorry I forgot who you were 🙁
9. Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols – A great contemporary read and I really loved it! Of course I saw this one everywhere, but there are a few that pop in my mind.
10. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta – Three words: Jonah effing Griggs