Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, which features (you guessed it!) top ten lists on a given topic each week. This week’s topic is. . . .Top Ten Books in X Genre I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read. I read a LOT of contemporary YA in 2014–like a lot–which surprised me because until last year it hadn’t been my genre of choice. Now, though? I’m pretty into it. So I want to be a well-rounded contemporary YA reader. So, my top
ten seven books I can’t believe I haven’t read.
1. Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
I’ve read This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers. I thought that book was all right, but I’m not a huge zombie fan and think I’d like her contemporary books more. I’d like to eventually give all of them a chance, but I’m putting Cracked Up to Be on my TTT this week since it’s the one I keep considering picking up.
2. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Thirteen Reasons Why is one of those YA breakout hits–the ones that everyone, including adults who don’t normally read YA, seemed to have read. Except me, apparently. Though, based on my friends’ reviews on Goodreads, I’m a little iffy on this one.
3. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I bought this book in ebook format on a whim after seeing it around a lot. It’s been on my kindle for over a year, so. . . I should really get to it at some point. Not sure it’s gonna be my kinda book(it sounds sort of Sarah Dessen-y, and that’s not really my preferred style for YA contemporary romance), but I’m gonna give it a try.
4. Past Perfect by Leila Sales
I’ve had this book on my TBR for a really long time. I can’t believe I haven’t made time to read it–it sounds fun & cute.
5. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
I fully expect this book to gut me. I’m prepared.
6. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
I have never read a Marchetta book. I know, I know. I have seen pretty much only amazing things for Jellicoe Road, and. . . that scares me a little. Still, this book is such a staple of YA contemporary that I know I really need to pick it up. Also, I’m pretty sure I just realized that there’s a cover on this book and not, as I thought, a butterfly.
7. How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Staniford
I think I’d really like this one based on the synopsis and the reviews that say it’s not a romance–which I always like looking for in books.
LET’S CHAT: Read any of these? What should I start with?