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Top Ten Books I Loved But Never Wrote a Review For
This is an easy list for me*. Since I started blogging, I've reviewed everything I've read, so this list consists of the books I read and loved before I started this blog.
10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
One of the most emotionally affecting books I've ever read; I cried buckets of tears.
9. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier
I love this book and it's one of the few where I actually love the movie, too.
8. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
I don't think of myself as a romance fan, but the writing was so lovely that I got completely swept up in the story of Grace and Sam.
7. Y: The Last Man series by Brian K. Vaughan
I'm so glad I gave this series a try. It mixes comedy and action and drama together effortlessly and has one of my favourite fictional couples ever in Yorick and Agent 355.
6. Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
I love the wish-fulfillment premise of this - what if you were a kid and you found millions in cash? The story is funny and touching in equal measure.
5. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
I liked the movie well enough, but then I read the book and it was something else - something special. A very well-written coming-of-age tale set in a fantasy world.
4. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
I was obsessed with this book a couple of years ago and it's what spawned my love of historical fiction. The intrigue! The gossip! The clothes! After reading this, I wanted to jump into a time machine and head straight to the Tudor era.
3. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Every so often a YA book comes along that makes me wish it was published years ago and I could have read it when I was a teenager. I love Stargirl so much now; I can only imagine what it would have meant to me then.
2. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
This book is so strange, I think it either works for you or it doesn't. It's got war in the UK, children with mind-reading abilities and a romance between first cousins, but I read it in one straight sitting and thought it was beautiful.
1. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
I think even if I had been blogging when I finished this book, it would have been very difficult to articulate exactly why it blew me away. I can't quite put into words why it's not just another teen novel; there's just something magic about it.
*I wrote too soon! It was incredibly hard narrowing my choices down to 10. I decided to leave off obvious choices like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, but that doesn't mean my love for them is any less strong.