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Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven't Talked About Enough
I'm pretty vocal about my love of certain books/authors, such as my love of Sarah Dessen and Jason Reynolds. I will also go on and on about my love of some of the best books I've read in any given year. However, there are some books that I have featured on some lists, but I just don't end up on these lists over and over. Here are some of those books:
I rate books as soon as I finish them. I always like to put down my first impression, before I let time or other outside influences affect how I feel about a book. I rarely go back and change my star rating on Goodreads. The downside of that is that sometimes I over rate books and within a few months of reading a book that I've rated pretty high, I can't remember a darned thing about it. Then there are those that I rate well and just stick with me where I can't get them out of my head and I probably should have rated them higher. This was definitely one that should have been rated higher. It was a story that hasn't left me since the moment I read it years ago.
I know I've mentioned my love of E. Lockhart books in the past, but I've generally focused on the Ruby Oliver books. This one is pretty amazing though. I read it and never really mentioned it again, but I love it.
This book is hardly going to win any awards, but it's so adorable, sweet, cute, and innocent that it's stuck with me for years. This is not great literature by any means, but it's readable and it made me happy.
I know I've mentioned my love for Jennifer Echols a lot, but I don't know if I've focused much on this book, which is one of my favorites by her. This is another book where I read it and just couldn't get it out of my mind, so I read it several more times. I haven't read it in a while, but I still remember the story very well and it remains one of my favorites.
I know I've mentioned this book a few times, but it's not one I go on about very much. It's also not very highly rated on Goodreads, which kind of makes me sad. I read it years ago, and it just kind of touched me. It will always remain on my list of books where I would love to peek in on the characters ten years later.
This is most likely the book I have talked about the most on this blog. Probably because it doesn't seem to get a lot of love or likes on Goodreads. It actually has a pretty low rating which makes me sad. I'm thinking there was a lot of DNFs because the main character is pretty awful. It still remains one of my all time favorite books because of the really though provoking discussion on female sexuality.
Another book that I've mentioned a few times, but it's often hard to find lists where I can fit this book. I check ebooks out from the library a lot, and this book was one of the few that as soon as I finished reading it, I went out and bought it. Something about this book worked for me, and it remained one of my favorites.
I used to mention this book more, but it's been a while. I'll Give You the Sun gets much more love, and deservedly so, but this book is equally as beautiful and memorable. I read it years ago and the beauty in the writing and the story have stuck with me.
This is a relatively new book so I think that may be why I haven't included it on many lists or mentioned it much on this blog, but it easily made my Top 10 from last year list. As I mentioned in that post, there are so many books that get politics wrong, and this one just got it SO right.
This book really just touched me. It was so well written and while it also made my Top 10 from last year, I don't know that I've mentioned it in any of my other posts. If you like contemporary fiction, I highly recommend this book.