Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I've Read So Far This Year


I've read a lot of great books this year. Here's a list of my favorites (in no particular order):

Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu

Life by Committee was a bit of an impulse buy. I've loved the cover since it was revealed, but I didn't know much about the actual story. When I saw this book sitting on the shelf at a big bookstore (which is always tempting since I rarely go there), I read the first page. I was hooked! Read my full review. 



The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer

This book was so good! It was like a cross between Pretty Little Liars and No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale! Read my full review. 


Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

This was a really cute story. The characters were very real and the blogging angle was interesting. I read this one in a day. Read my full review.


Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

This book is so good! It's all about friendship, self-discovery, taking chances, and so much more. This book gave me a major book hangover! Read my full review. 


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

This was a bit of an impulse buy as well. It was compared to one of my favorite books, but it sounded a bit too contemporary romance for me (which is a genre I really like now). Anyway, I bought this for my Kindle when it was super on sale, I think. Either way, I loved this book! I still haven't read Lola and the Boy Next Door. I just can't believe it's just as good or better than Anna (but a lot of people say that it is good/better). I will buy and read the sequel to this amazing book soonish. 


Pivot Point by Kasie West

The first I heard of Pivot Point was through a free read promotional weekend on Epicreads.com. I didn't know a thing about it, except that it was written by the amazing Kasie West. Sold! This is one of my favorite books of all time! I read it in two days and then I had to buy a copy for my bookshelf. 


The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

This was the first Kasie West book I ever read. I don't remember exactly how I found it, but I'm so glad I did! Kasie West is officially one of my favorite authors. I usually put my books through a pretty intensive vetting process before I decide to read them (my TBR pile is massive and I want to make the right/best choice - a bit ridiculous, I know), but there is no need to screen any of her books. If it's written by Kasie West, it's an automatic preorder! 


No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

I was nervous to read this one because I heard it was kind of gruesome (it wasn't really). I didn't expect to love this book, but it was so intriguing and a bit bizarre (in a good way). I originally bought this for Kindle, but look at that cover. I just had to display it on my shelf! Side note: I also loved the character's Wisconsin accents, don'tcha know.  


The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

This is such a cute book! It was one of the first duel perspective books I ever read. Robin Constantine did an excellent job of capturing the voice of each character. 


The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen

This book was not what I expected. It was so much better. The characters are deep and guarded at the same time. The twists and turns of this novel will keep you reading for hours! (Disclaimer: Unlike most of the books I read, this one was adult fiction. The content may be a tad bit mature for younger teens.)



Let's Chat!
Have you read any of these books?
What were your favorite books this year?


46 comments:

  1. I want to read most of these books! Especially Pivot Point! Glad to see you enjoyed it enough to include it today! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I can't even describe how much I loved Pivot Point. I had a major book hangover for nearly two weeks after I read it!

      Thanks for commenting! I'll check out your list

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  2. I love your list! Stephanie Perkins is coming here to the Philippines, and I'm so excited! AAAAAHHH *fangirl moment* :D

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    1. Lucky! Stephanie Perkins is amazing!

      Thanks, I'll check out your list!

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  3. If you liked Anna, I suggest I See London & the sequel London Falling (which is book blitzing on my site right now). LOVED them!

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  4. I'm hoping to read Pivot Point this month! I really want to read Since You've Been Gone and The Promise of Amazing! :)

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
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    1. You should! Pivot Point is one of my favorite books of all time! The same is true for Since You've Been Gone! The Promise of Amazing is great too - it's more a fluffy read though (I mean this in a good way).

      Thanks for commenting! I'll check out your post.

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  5. I have Distance Between Us and Promise of Amazing on my bookshelf which means I will read them soon!!! I love your list, it's totally my kind of list :p

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    1. Thanks! I hope you love them as much as I did!

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  6. I love this list! I'm reading Life By Committee at the moment (am already hooked) and Since You've Been Gone is on my summer list.

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    1. Thanks!

      I really loved both books! Hope you do too.

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  7. Oh, so many pretty books. I have many of them waiting to be read. I'm so glad to see them on your list :-)

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    1. I hope you love them all as much as I did!

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  8. I really want to read Since You’ve Been Gone and Pivot Point! I also have Anna and the French Kiss on my list!

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    1. You've got great taste! I hope you love them!

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  9. I had the same reaction to Anna and the French Kiss, so I kept putting it off for AGES! I'm so glad I finally caved and read it haha

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    1. I'm glad I caved in too! Sometimes I think I'm way to picky about the books that I read. It's nice to expand your horizons once in a while!

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  10. Your blog is so cute! You have read some great novels this year, I especially want to read pivot point and anna and the french kiss!

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  11. Anna and the French Kiss remains one of my all-time favorite YA contemporaries. I love it so!

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    1. I never really read/liked contemporary romance until this year. Now I love it!

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  12. Pivot Point is so good! I haven't read anything else by Kasey West yet, but I'm sure I will when I can find the time!

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    1. I love all of her books! I can't wait for her latest, On the Fence, to come out!

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  13. Ooh, I like how you did your pictures! I still need to read PIVOT POINT, but I adored THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. And I loooved ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS. SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE is being raved about everywhere, so I should probably get my hands on it. Thanks for stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    1. Thanks! Every time I buy a new book, I take lots of pictures of it and then post a Welcome to the Shelf announcement. They work well for this purpose too.

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  14. Great picks. A lot of these are on my current tbr and I am so happy to see them on your list, especially Pivot Point as I am planning to start that very soon. The Distance Between Us made my list too, such a sweet romance, I was smiling the whole time I read that book.

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  15. I really liked Anna and Since You've Been Gone! I think those are the only two on here I've read, but I have SO many of these on my TBR! Both of Kasie's books are really high on my list!

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    1. Split Second by Kasie West is also high on my TBR list and I'm dropping everything when On the Fence is released!

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  16. I haven't read any of these yet, but I do have Pivot Point on my Kindle, so I am glad that you enjoyed it! I also really want to read Since You've Been Gone and The Secrets of Lily Graves. Great list!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad someone else is excited about The Secrets of Lily Graves!

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  17. I can’t believe I didn’t put Lily Graves on my list. I thought it was such a good mystery!

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  18. Oh I meant to get No One Else Can Have You at the beginning of the year after seeing a review on HelloGiggles! I've heard good things about Life by Committee. I'll have to try it at some point.

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    1. You should get Know One Else Can Have You-it's so interesting! I loved all the twists ands turns!

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  19. Amazing list; you have extremely good taste in books! :) I too loved Since You've Been Gone, and I can't wait to get to Life by Committee and The Secrets of Lily Graves. Thank you so much for stopping by!

    Bella @ Ciao Bella

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    1. Thanks! Sounds like you have a great taste in books too!

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  20. Almost your entire list is on my TBR list! I'm glad to know I have some great reads in my future! Thanks so much for stopping by my TTT this week (sorry I'm late in getting my replies and visits out) Have a good one!

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    1. I hope you like them as much as I did! Happy reading!

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  21. These books look great! I've only read Anna and the French Kiss and loved it. Looks like I need to add some of these to my wish list :)

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  22. So many of these are on my TBR list! Glad you enjoyed them, great list :)

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  23. Lots of authors I love on here. Corey Ann Haydu is fantastic. Loved Since You've Been Gone. Also, Kasie West can basically do no wrong.

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  24. I would LOVE to read Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson too! I really need to buy this book soon. And so many other new books too, because of you and this post. LOL. :P

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