Before I started blogging, I have always liked reading meme posts from several bloggers and I have to admit that Top Ten Tuesday is my favorite. So I decided, why not do it too? It shows individuality and differences in the tastes of readers, and it adds a ton of books in your never ending pile of TBR. :p
So for this week, the topic is Top Ten Books You’ve Read So Far This Year. My list will be a mixture of old and new books, and I included some fantasy books too. So, yeah, not just contemporary. 🙂
Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting – I requested this book from Netgalley to review without any clue what this was about, and I am so glad my curiosity caused me to discover this hot and beautiful book by Helena Hunting. In its own way, it became a slow building romance because despite the fact that the Tenley and Hayden were pervy for each other, their relationship was built gradually. And oh my, their steamy scenes will surely make you blush. Click to see review.
Inked Armor by Helena Hunting – Clipped Wings was a bit cruel and it ended on a very cuss worthy cliffhanger ending so, I recommend to everyone to have a copy of this first before you finish the first one. Wait, including this in the list is not cheating right? Anyways, the reason why I included this is because how realistic this book showed Tenley and Hayden’s way to address their relationship problems. It was not let’s have sex, now we’re done we’re okay story. Click to see review.
Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski – The darkest, the heaviest, the most frightening book I have ever read, but despite those reasons, I love this book. You read it the first time, then re-read it again, then recommend this to those new to the genre, and it never gets old. It was not a fluffy read, and definitely not for those looking for cutesy couple, but if you want to try a different flavor and spice to from your usual reads, try this one. Now. Click to see review.
Slammed by Colleen Hoover – My first Colleen Hoover. I am a fan of forbidden love stories, and I read this one the time her new book Maybe, Someday was out. So I heard a lot about this author and thought about reading some of her old works. Oh my, I usually never trust my curiosity but after reading this one I started trusting it lol. Click to see review.
Hexed by Michelle Krys – This has been receiving a lot of mixed reviews and I am one of those who actually liked this one. Now before you scold me, remember that I am a contemporary junkie and this has a bit of fantasy on it, so I have my preferences, you have yours, so what might have been “amazing” to me might be “ridiculous” to you. Okay? Okay, let’s stop talking about this. HAHA. Click to see review.
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – Just like how I got to read Slammed, Matson’s Since You’ve Been Gone has been receiving a lot of love that’s why I tried this one. It had some baggage and I won’t really consider this as a fluffy read since the main character was carrying something heavy. I liked this one because I think it had a bit of everything a summer read should have. And the cute scrapbook-ish thingy it has were really cute. Click to see review.
Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay – I have to say I got bored at the beginning of this book because the main girl character wasn’t speaking. But I am glad I continued and cried a bit with the characters, because omg, this is good. Katja Millay did really good in making readers feel every emotion felt by the characters.
The Mean Girl Apologies by Stephanie Monahan – A mean girl saying sorry in public and approaching everyone she has done wrong or hurt. Need anymore reasons? I know the title doesn’t sound interesting and looks cliché-ish, but you’ll be surprised how your annoying feelings will transform to cheesy thoughts. Click to see review.
The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead – This is the fourth book in the Bloodlines series of Richelle Mead, a spin off series to Vampire Academy. I love this series more than the original, I love the world building, the slow building romance, and I liked Sidney more than Rose too, and I like (or maybe adore) Adrian more. So why this book? Why not the first one in the series? Because of the ending. It was a cliffhanger and it made me maaaaad! I can’t wait for Silver Shadows to come! Click to see review.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Okay. I know I am a bit late because this book came out years ago, but hey, better late than never right? Now, not all who read this might have cried or liked it, but I have to borrow Hazel’s thoughts to describe this book, this book knows how to describe death, and dealing with it. And it has a movie! So read it first, or just read it! Click to see review.
What about you? What are your top ten books you’ve read so far this year? Or if you have a TTT post too, put your link below! 🙂