Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
This week’s theme: Ten Books I love but haven’t talked about enough.
I’m only new to blogging so there’s quite a few books I love that I haven’t talked about. I know I mention Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and horror a lot so I’m going to try and stay away from those genres. Actually nearly all the books in this list are contemporary which is rare for me. I just felt like all the dystopian/sci-fi/fantasies I love are books people talk about all the time and I wanted to try and mention some books I don’t see around all that often. The only order this is in is alphabetical because I can’t deal with that kind of pressure.
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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – This book resonated with me so much. I felt so connected to Hannah. I read this book over five years ago and I still think about it.
Shift by Em Bailey – This is honestly one of my favourite books ever. It had a plot twist that I did not see coming whatsoever and it messed me up. It felt really psychological at times. I LOVE IT.
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway – This is so funny and cute and oh my god. I actually ordered it from Book Depository and it took about a month to get here, but it was so worth it.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – I know this book has a lot of mixed reviews, but I love it. It might be because I relate to Charlie a lot. This book made me cry and it has some of my favourite quotes ever. Also, the movie is perfect.
Stolen by Lucy Christopher – THIS BOOK! Oh my god. I thought Lucy did a great job of portraying Stockholm Syndrome. It was so intense. I cried. I also read it on a bus in the middle of nowhere, in Australia, and it was super creepy.
Plush by Kate Crash – Okay. This book has a ton of bad reviews on Goodreads, but I don’t care. Is it trash? Yes, but in the BEST way. It’s just really dark and gritty and fucked up. And I love that. Don’t judge me. It’s also an awesome movie.
Beautiful Malice by Rebeca James – Another one of my all time favourite books. It had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I cried a lot.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – Again I know this had mixed reviews, but I loved it. It helped get me out of a reading slump and I stayed up all night because I couldn’t pt it down. I thought it was so haunting and poetic and I didn’t even care that it was predictable. Oh and guess what? I CRIED.
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion – The only book on this list that isn’t Contemporary. I thought this was so incredibly original. I loved the concept so much. I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL.
Crush by Richard Siken – This book – along with Sylvia Plath (but I’m trying to stay away from popular books so it’s why I chose to talk about Crush) – is what got me interested in poetry. It was so so beautiful. I didn’t even relate to any of the poems. It was just ugh. I loved it.
I realised that all these books made me cry and that my favourite books in general are ones where I’ve cried