Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is the top 10 books I’ve read so far this year!
10. Tiger lily by jodi lynn anderson
9. The Sky is everywhere by jandy nelson
I was cautiously optimistic about this one. I heard wonderful things about Jandy’s books, but I’ve been burned before. I was not disappointed. It handled a difficult topic with grace, and turned a very hated trope in YA into something with more substance then I’ve seen in a while. I will now read anything Jandy Nelson writes.
8. none of the above by i.w.gregorio
This is a recent read for me, and I was blown away. The main character is intersex, which is a topic that I have never read about before. This book handles the topic with grace while also being very informative about a topic that is frequently brushed under the rug.
Review coming in July.
7. The wicked + the divine: vol. 1 The faust act
The Wicked + The Divine has become my favorite graphic novel series, right next to Saga. I find the art stunning, and the story line has me intrigued. I cannot wait until the next volume’s release next month.
6. the girl of fire and thorns trilogy by rae carson
5. we were liars by e. lockhart
I steered clear of this book for the last year due to the hype. Even then, I wasn’t in any hurry to read it and decided to grab it on audiobook. It blew me away. I loved the narration, and I was so pulled into the story that I didn’t even look for the famous twist that so many people referenced in their reviews.
4. gathering darkness by morgan rhodes
3. The winner’s crime by marie rutkoski
2. the final empire by brandon sanderson
Another book I put off for fear of the hype and I again, was not disappointed. I still think about this book almost daily, and I have not yet been able to put my thoughts into a coherent review. I cannot wait to get to the last two books in the series.
1. the grisha trilogy by leigh bardugo
This should come as no surprise to anyone, as The Grisha Trilogy has pretty much defined my reading year thus far. This was the first series that I marathon read this year, and it has stuck with me. The Grisha Trilogy is now the bar that I hold every other YA fantasy series up against. If I had to pick a favorite book from the series, it would be Siege and Storm, but all of them hold a special place in my heart.
What have been your favorite reads from this year so far?