Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Each week they release a Top Ten Theme and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.
So I’m a little bit late with my list this week because I basically spent the day crying and agonising over which ten books to pick out of all the AMAZING ones I have read this year! Haha, thats a lie. I was actually Christmas shopping! But I really did struggle, that part is not a lie!
I could have very gone over on this list, but I decided to be VERY GOOD and only pick ten. So here it goes…
City of Heavenly Fire (Cassandra Clare) It was a long wait for this one, but WELL worth it. It was so hard saying goodbye to this series, but the ending was just pure perfection!
If I Stay (Gayle Foreman) My copy of this book is permanently stained with my tears from (FINALLY!) reading this book. Intense and heartbreaking, but beautiful and inspiring at the same time. (I also totally LOVED Where She Went!)
Sweet Fall (Tillie Cole) My TTT could have totally just been a Tillie Cole list this week, be I restrained myself! This book was special though, mostly for the fact that Tillie had reduced me to tears before I even read the first page. An incredible intense and bravely written author note made this story so much more poignant and made me both love and respect Tillie so much as both an author and a person.
It Ain’t Me Babe (Tillie Cole) Tillie Cole is no stranger to writing about difficult topics, but she really excels in this book. Religious cults and outlaw bikers, who else other then Tillie would have thrown these two worlds together and produced such an incredible story.
Addicted After All (Krista & Becca Ritchie) I both love and hate endings, having to say goodbye really kills me, but then at the same time getting that closure and seeing the characters you love achieving everything they thought would be impossible at the beginning of the book/series is just totally awesome. Lily and Lo have been two of my favourite bookish characters to follow this year, and their ending is just pure perfection.
Trouble (Non Pratt) This was Non’s debut book and I was so close to never reading it. Oh the horror! It was seeing Non during one of the talks at YALC and being so thoroughly entertained by her which made me immediately go to her table and buy the book. And I am so glad I did because it is awesome. It is totally unique, for one reason it has sperm on the front cover (how many books do you know like that?) but also because of the characters and the entire storyline is like nothing I have come across before.
Slammed (Colleen Hoover) This year I was introduced to Colleen Hoover and I could have picked every single one of her books to go on this list! Slammed was special for me though because I just wasn’t expecting what I got. Poetry for one, I LOVED it! And also, finally, I get a story with a young person bringing up a kid, which is something I have been trying to find for a while. This entire series was just amazing!
Anna and the French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins) Yes, I know. It is totally horrendous that I only read this series this year, but it was totally worth the wait. I loved everything about this book. It made me laugh, it made me angry, there may have even been a few tears at points. Plus, France! LOVE it!
Eden (Keary Taylor) It feels like years ago when I read this book! Described as the Terminator meets the Walking Dead, it is PERFECT in every single way. Action, romance, loveable characters and secrets to be discovered. Such a gem!
Into the Still Blue (Veronica Rossi) Another final book in a series that was so hard to say goodbye to, but could have been done in a more perfect way. This book barely took a day to read because I just could not put it down!
Have you read any of these books?
What do you think of my choices?
What’s on your list this week?