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Monday, March 2, 2015

Top Ten Favorite Books from the Past 3{ish} Years

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish

I'v always been inerested in taking photos then put a quote or meaning on top of it to explain the photo in more detail. #semiphoto

Let's see how close I can keep this list to ten.
Probably not though.
And I'm going to cheat (because it's my blog and I'll do what I want too) and put series as 'one' favorite.
My definition of favorite for these particular books will be books I've taken the time to read multiple times, or would read multiple times.

Into the Wild

This book just makes me ridiculously happy (regardless of the ending).
Chris McCandless is my spirit animal and he was wild and free. 
I envy him and admit to emulating some of his ideals for living and adventuring.

The Fault in Our Stars

I've read TFioS at least once a year since it was released and I still bawl like a baby. 
It is a story I will never get tired of reading.

Darkfever (Fever, #1)

This was the series that introduced me to Urban Fantasy, and it contains Jericho Barrons, so it holds a special place in my readers heart.

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)

If you haven't read these books, do yourself a favor and pick them up over the summer.
They are so very, very wonderful.

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)

The flipping of perspectives and the story telling in this book is incredible and I hope to be able to read it again soon.

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

This was such a great contemp.
The cover makes it look a little cheesy but the story is much more complex.
It's at the top of my favorite YA contemps list.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)

I hate this book.
I love this book.
I'm scared to read the other two.

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)


The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)

Such wonderful storytelling.
This is without a doubt my favorite fey series.

Uglies (Uglies, #1)

Uglies was my very first dystopian series and I was hooked.
Hoverboards, secrets, The Wild, love. 
This will always remain a favorite.

A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)

This was probably one of my first fantasy series (other than like Lord of the Rings).
A fantasy that takes place in a boarding school, the descriptions, it's just wonderful.

My Blood Approves (My Blood Approves, #1)

My Blood Approves was my first indie book I bought on my Kindle.
I'd also had just made a twitter account around the same time I read this series so Amanda Hocking was the first author I'd ever talked to via social media and she was always so sweet to me, answered my questions, let me quote her in my blog, encouraged my writing, and sent me her novella to review very early because she knew how much I enjoyed the series (though she also knew I thoroughly disapproved at how she ended the story. I picked the other boy in the love triangle). It was just a great and encouraging experience.

So there ya have it. I was able to keep the list at 12 which is pretty good considering this list could've been much MUCH longer.
Any of these make your list? 


  1. I really loved The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I could have easily put it on my list. Great choices! My TTT

  2. The Fault in Our Stars almost made my Top Ten List this week!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:

  3. You've listed some of my favourites, even though they didn't make it onto my list :) Like you said, TFIOS still makes me cry regardless of how many times I've read it. Love your list!

    My TTT

    Obsessive Compulsive Reader

  4. First, great photos in your blog header! I enjoyed a Great and Terrible Beauty also. When I was a kid I loved English boarding school books, which drew me into it initially. Here's my post.

  5. I've read 3 of the books on your list, and have some of the others on my shelf.

  6. Great list! I absolutely love the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, it's on my list, too! You should definitely check out the other two, it just gets more and more amazing :D
    You can check out my list if you have some time : :D

  7. What an awesome list! The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is one of my absolute favorites. Across the Universe, The Summer I Turned Pretty, Anna and the French Kiss, A Great and Terrible Beauty, and Uglies are all so amazing too! :D I'm a new follower, I love your blog!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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