Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Favorite Reads of the Year So Far!

I have not gotten as much reading done as I hoped I would this year, school has been keeping me so busy, but I have really loved what I have read this year. I have a lot of good things to say about what I have read so far, so here are my top ten favorites read of the year so far! 
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1. The Cure for Dreaming, Cat Winters
I loved the historical fiction setting, the supernatural elements, and the black and white photos in this novel!  I really need to check out Cat Winters' other novel, and I'm excited for her newest release later this year.

2. I'll Give You the Sun, Jandy Nelson 
I have been raving about this book since I finished it. Nelson's writing is out of this world, and Noah is one of my favorite literary characters of all-time. 

3. Emma, Jane Austen
It's no secret I love Austen, so I'm not surprised I loved this one. It was funny and heartfelt, and Mr. Knightly has taken the cake for my favorite Austen love interest.



4. Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut 
This was my first Vonnegut and I loved his humor and commentary on human existence. If you like satire, dark humor, or made up religions, this is a must read.   

5. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli
This book was so sweet! I was smiling and swooning uncontrollably while reading this one! I have had great luck with the young adult contemporaries so far this year!  

6. And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie 
Christie is the Queen of Mystery for a reason people! Her mysteries are so clever and impossible to put down.



7. Ms. Marvel vol 1 and vol 2, Willow Wilson 
I have been reading lots of graphic novels this year, and this series is by far my favorite. I love Kamala, the humor, the girl power, and the art. This series is a great place to start if you are a newbie to comics, but it's also great for comic pros! 

8. The Sky is Everywhere, Jandy Nelson
Nelson's debut was just as lovely as her second novel. I loved the writing in this one, and I love how amazing Nelson is at creating real, complex, and quirky family dynamics. I will buy and read anything Nelson writes for the rest of her career. 

9. Howard's End, E.M. Forster
This classic had the perfect British classic atmosphere that I find so comforting and entertaining. As this novel ended, I found myself with a large amount of respect for the main female character, and many thoughts on the theme of connection that is present throughout the novel.  


10. Just One Day, Gayle Forman
This book reminded me how beautiful it is to find an emotional connection to a book and character. I related to Allyson so much in this novel that it was a little jarring, and her journey of self-discovery was beautiful and something that will stick with me for quite a while.  

22 comments:

  1. I read Slaughterhouse-Five by Vonnegut late last year and really liked it! Haven't read Cat's Cradle yet - need to check that out! And Then There Were None has been on my reading list for forever.The Cure for The Dreaming also sounds interesting!

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    1. All of those books are great reads! Highly recommend them all!
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  2. So many of these books are on my TBR pile. Love that you have such a diverse group of books. My Top Ten Tuesday includes a lot of older titles but I'm using this year to get caught up.

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  3. I loved reading Simon Versus The Homo Sapiens Agenda! :-) It's on my list too.My TTT!

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  4. Great list, Mallory! I really need to read The Cure for Dreaming because it sounds right up my alley. :) Ms. Marvel almost made my list this week, too, but I had so many books to choose from it only just missed the cut!

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    1. Yes! You would love The Cure for Dreaming!
      Thanks for stopping by Jess!

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  5. ohhh my god I'll Give You The Sun is the most amazing book ever, I seriously love it so much! I also have Simon VS. the Homo Sapiens Agenda on my list :) I really want to read the sky is everywhere and ms. marvel soon! Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Yes to The Sky is Everywhere and Ms. Marvel! You will love both! Nelson's writing is seriously out of this world- she has to be an alien- no human could ever write like that!
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  6. I love Ms. Marvel! I read volume 3 over the weekend and I'm still in love (sometimes a comic series can lull for me but that hasn't happened with Ms. Marvel) Kamala is such a great character and I'm so glad the series is doing well.
    My Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. I NEED to get my hands on volume three! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!
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  7. Simon's on my list too yay! I'm only a few chapters into I'll Give You the Sun and I think I've highlighted a quote on every other page wow xD

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    1. Yes, I could just crawl into that book and live the rest of my life among the beautiful writing!
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  8. Oh yes, I'll Give You The Sun made my list as well!! And I LOVED The Sky is Everywhere. Great list!

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    1. Nelson is an amazing writer! I can't wait to see what else she puts out!
      Thanks for stopping by Cynthia!

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  9. Great list! We share The Cure for Dreaming and Ms. Marvel! :)

    Check out my TTT.

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  10. Ms. Marvel has been on a few lists today, it sounds like so much fun! Great list!

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  11. Currently reading Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda and I looooove it! So cute. I'll Give You The Sun is one of my favorites too, I just didn't read it this year :P I loved The Sky Is Everywhere but I read it 3 years ago so I can't remember much of it :( Just One Day was sooooo lovely! Talk about romance, sigh. Finally, I am dying to read Ms Marvel so much! I need to get it. Great list!

    My Top Ten Tuesday! :) http://alejandrasmusings.blogspot.com/2015/06/top-ten-books-ive-read-so-far-in-2015.html

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    1. Ah! So many great books! Glad you are enjoying Simon! I definitely see myself rereading that one in the near future!
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