Two TTT posts in a row? Who even am I? I changed the prompt a little because I struggle to read an entire book without having a break. All these books are ones I’ve read in under 24 hours though! Most have only taken me 2-4 hours but broken up over the entire day.
I’ve said numerous times how I have a non-existent attention span so books that can keep me so hooked as to read the whole thing in the day are my favourite kinds. They’re normally contemporaries or thrillers and have short, fast-paced chapters.
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:
TenTwelve Books I Read in One Day
Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – I’m pretty sure this is the cutest book I’ve ever read. The friendships and the need to know who Blue was kept me from being able to put this book down.
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – Horror is my favourite genre, but I’ll be the first to admit that it can definitely lack character in favour of plot. However, Anna Dressed in Blood has one of the best core friendship groups ever. I loved this book so much.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – To put it simply: this book changed my life. It was hard to read, but I was learning so much I had to keep going. I can’t recommend this book enough. Go read it!!!!!!!
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – I know this is a book a lot of people hate, but I LOVED IT. I remember reading a chapter and the next thing I knew it was like 3am and I’d finished the entire book. The writing is beautiful. It’s a really interesting take on PTSD and even though I guess the twist it broke my heart and I cried SO HARD.
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis – Such a good and important look on rape culture. I love morally ambiguous characters and Alex was one of the most interesting main characters EVER and she made this book impossible to put down.
Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire – Another SUUUUPER important book. If you’ve ever felt like your “home” isn’t your home then this book is for you. The main character is also asexual. There’s a really good mystery too!
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness –I want to cry just thinking about this book. It was so interesting and heartbreaking and magical.
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate – To be honest, this is giving Simon Vs a run for its money with cuteness. Riley Redgate discussed SO MANY important issues in this book. Jordan was such a relatable main character and I thought I would hate the dudes in the a-capella group, but I loved them so much?? It was also super funny with lots of laugh out loud moments. Make sure to pick up a copy on May 2nd!!!!!!!
Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera – There’s a trend with these books being important, but yep – here’s another one. Juliet Takes A Breath is a great look on intersectional feminism. What I love most about this is that Julia is learning and as a reader you learn along with her.
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – ANOTHER BOOK THAT BROKE MY HEART INTO A MILLION TINY PIECES. I read this at the start of the year and I’m still crying internally about Aaron and Thomas.
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde – I CAN’T EXPRESS HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS BOOK OH MY GOD. The friendship between the two main female characters is PERFECT. The anxiety rep is SPOT ON. There’s autism and bisexual rep. AND IT’S PRACTICALLY SET AT COMIC CON.
Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley – A book I was suuuuper nervous about reading because I have Agoraphobia. I notice YA books tend to romanticse mental illness a lot with the “love saves all” trope. I was worried that the Agoraphobia would’t be repped accurately because most time in media we’re seen as “weird” and “scary”. This was so accurate it was hard to read at times because it was everything I felt and was feeling. My favourite thing about this was the extremely realistic ending.