Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish
I thought about hopping onto this meme for a while, for many reasons. Firstly, who doesn’t love lists? Secondly, it sounds like so much fun, plus it will help me keep my blog active for those weeks when I can’t think of a single thing to post (I’m still new to this whole blogging thing so ideas don’t always flow smoothly, though ten months feels like quite a while and like no time at all, at the same time.) and I figured the it would be a good way to start off the year.
This week is the top ten books I read in 2013:
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
This book was heartbreaking. This wasn’t a very long read, but it sure was emotional. Charlie is such an honest character that I adored from the very first page. Immediately after I read this book, I purchased the movie, and fortunately, I enjoyed that too.
2. The Fault in Our Stars
I haven’t met a single person who didn’t enjoy this book. This book was so real, so undeniably true, and perfectly composed that I can’t help fawning over every single word. There are so many “No way! That’s something I would say or do!” moments where I couldn’t help thinking of how amazing it is that John Green captured this character that I could relate to so much.
3. The Universe Versus Alex Woods
I feel like this book flew under the radar this year for the most part, which is such as shame because I loved this book. Alex is witty, curious, and geeky- a perfect combination that makes him standout in his small town- as if being hit by a meteorite hadn’t put him into the spotlight enough. If you haven’t read this book yet, I recommend you do!
4. Reality Boy
This book shocked me quite a bit, but not a bad way. I don’t recall ever actually hating a character before (disliking, sure) the way I hated Gerald’s sister and mother. Maybe it’s because I was reading from Gerald’s perspective, he is, after all, in anger management, so that’s likely. This gave me a new perspective on reality TV shows, which I’ve never really liked, but now can’t stand.
This book made me cry SO MUCH. I don’t think I stopped crying until about a half hour after I finished the book. Such a bittersweet love story that weaves in loss, family, and growing up.
6. Eleanor & Park
I LOVED THIS BOOK. I love Rainbow Rowell, to be totally honest. This book was perfect. I strongly recommend this book because not only is it cute, but it also delves deep into what it’s really like to be young and in love, and how these emotions can persist through all of these obstacles.
This book was weird. Really weird. And that’s probably why I loved it so much. It was a very interesting, and disturbingly gross, perspective on hell and how could anyone not like Maddie’s attitude. If you like weird, you’ll like Damned. Can’t wait to read Doomed!
8. Looking For Alaska
John Green is pretty amazing, and based on my blog, you may have already guessed that I adored this book! If you like books that deal with real issues and believable teenage characters, I would strongly recommend this book to you.
I don’t think was ever really that into fairy tales, but for some reason I’m totally intrigued by fairytale retellings, so I picked this book up for no reason other than this thought that popped in my head, ‘Cyborg Cinderella? Hm, that sounds fun!’ This book was better than I expected, and I’ve just got my copy of Scarlet, so I’ll be reading that soon too.
10. Warm Bodies
I’ve got a thing for zombies, to be honest. I’m hooked on watching the Walking Dead, too. This book wasn’t as creepy as I thought, but rather it was funny and incredibly heartwarming. Very cute & very exciting read.