Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Sometimes I think I punish myself by continuing series I don't actually like. This week's teaser is from one such series.
From pg. 169:
"Though i was barely conscious when I was last here, somehow my feet know the way beyond the boarded-up food carts, and I hang a right into the alley. Rats look up at us defiantly as we slow to a stop past the rows of giant garbage containers."
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's question is: Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger (That I haven't listed before).
Well I haven't been blogging for very long, so most of the books I read, I read before I was a blogger. For this list, I'm actually going to switch it up. I'm going with the top 10 books I read before I was a blogger that I haven't mentioned before in one of these top 10 lists. Because, really, I would just be retreading the same books over and over, and y'all know how I feel about my Sarah Dessen books. So here are my 10.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling
I don't know if I have to go into a long explanation of this. It's amazing.
I know there are some that don't like this series, but I love it. Both books have exceeded my expectations. As a matter of fact, this was my 7th favorite book of 2012. Out of 134.
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
I have mentioned Jandy Nelson in my first Top Ten list, so this may be cheating a little. But I LOVED this book. It was so unexpected, but so beautiful. I read it years ago, and I still can't get it out of my mind.
The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver #1) by E. Lockhart
I don't know why this series never got the love I think it deserves. Ruby Oliver is an unforgettable character, who I miss. Yes, she is absolutely nuts, but she is totally endearing. I loved this entire series.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
I absolutely love this book. It was so much more than a love story. And yes it's love at first sight, but it's so believable.
Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi
I really enjoyed the first in this series, but this one blew me away. I don't know if it was only because of chapter 62, but that had a lot to do with it. I can't wait to find out what happens next.
Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler
I can't believe I haven't mentioned this book before. I end up reading most of my books from the library. If I love the book, I'll go and purchase a copy. The moment I finished this one, I bought it, read it over and over. I still go back and read my notes and bookmarks.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin
I'm cheating on this one too. I mentioned the second book a few weeks ago. I know there are people who have mixed emotions about this series, but I loved this book.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
I'm including this on the list, but I will admit I haven't read it in a REALLY long time. I need to go back and see if it's as good as it is in my memory. I read this so many times growing up, my copy actually fell apart. It was being held together by a rubber band.
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
This was another book that I read from the library first. I didn't buy it right away, but after a couple of months when I couldn't get it out of my head, I bought it. I immediately read it again.