Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I've finally jumped on the Top Ten Tuesday bandwagon. Hooray. Hopefully I'm doing this right.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
From the first few pages, I knew I was bound to fall in love with this series. Tahereh Mafi has undoubtedly a truly unique style of writing. Strike through text allows readers to feel heroine Juliette's inner turmoil, but she's able to turn even the most dire situations into something beautiful and strangely poetic.
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Saba is everything Katniss Everdeen should have been. She may have paved the way, but Katniss was a reluctant hero. She didn't want to lead a revolution. it was thrust upon her. Saba on the other hand is tough, she cage fights and lives off the land. She's not without her issues, but her journey from wild and carefree to warrior is inspiring.
The Simple Gift by Steven Herrick
This is the first versed novel I had read and it was incredible. It proves the power that words have, and with so few on each page, this book gripped me and left me emotionally spent.
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
I read this well loved John Green title early after it's release, and it's the first time I had my heart broken by a book. It was my first, but not my last John Green novel, but it also factored into my John Green hiatus decision.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Real or not real? I cried. I actually sobbed with body shaking cries, and that's not something I'll easily admit. I read all three books in The Hunger Games series back to back, I was exhausted, delusional and incredibly emotional. When the book reached that particular point, I lost it. I worry about seeing that scene eventually on the big screen, and how I'll need to smuggle in tissues to keep my tears under control.
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Now you might ask why? This is the first book that angered me beyond even what I thought was possible. Never, have I ever, read something as truly a waste of the paper it was printed on. Becca Fitzpatrick should be pummeled with stones for trying to offload this as literature.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
This sounds like a strange one to be added, but whenever a young adult reader asks me for a recommendation, I practically throw myself at them and beg them to read this one. I loved it so passionately, that we may be expecting baby Fifth Wave novella any day now. It wasn't perfect, but it was perfect for me.
Marley and Me by John Grogan
I'm an animal lover and supporter for harsher penalties against any form of animal cruelty. Marley was a companion, a member of the Grogan family and well loved, most of the time. To see Marley grow and share his life with his family from puppy and beyond was incredibly moving, funny and heartwarming. Anyone who has also seen the movie can vouch for how emotionally attached you become to this boisterous, lovable canine.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
This started a return to reading for women my age, where we discovered the magical world of young adult novels. Twilight may have brought us back, but with our disposable income, mature young adult readers are injecting huge amounts of cash into the industry that continues to bring us incredible series, brilliant authors and thankfully, no Twilight inspired spin off series.
The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
I'm not trying to be comical, but this is one of the cutest children's books I've read. In my younger years, I was working as a kindergarten assistant while I was studying and discovered this Little Golden Book. At storyline, I was even more riveted than the group of little people. For years after, I tried to find a copy to save for my own children when we start a family one day. When finally I found it in cardboard book form, along with a sequel. If you ever get the chance to discover how cute monsters truly are, especially Grover, no doubt you'll fall in love with this one too.