Well, hello there! Yup, it’s me again. *tentatively waves hello*
I made a slight disappearance from the blogosphere last week, but I’m back again to bring you my Top Ten Tuesday post! Hope you enjoy! 🙂
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is your top 10 new-to-you authors you’ve read in 2015. I’ve discovered a huge amount of new YA authors in the past year (probably because of the fact that I didn’t really get in to YA until about 2 years ago), so this should be fun!
BECAUSE OHMYGOODNESSGRACIOUS, this man is a genius. I don’t think I’ve ever read such unique and weird (in the best way possible) stories, and his writing style is perfection. If you’re looking for books that really make you think, Patrick Ness is the way to go!
I just finished Me before You a few days ago (my review here), and it DESTROYED me. I still haven’t recovered. It was one of the most beautiful and eye-opening books I’ve ever read, and I’ll now read anything this amazing lady writes.
Morgan’s books didn’t have the lasting effect on me like most of these other books did, but I still have no criticism to offer for any of her books. They’re perfect if you want a light, fun summer read. Except Second Chance Summer, because there is absolutely NO WAY I would classify it as a light read. It was a super emotional and beautiful book, so don’t expect to make it through this one without tearing up, or at the very least, nearly tearing up.
EEK, this lady is a genius. I mean, I didn’t absolutely ADORE The Raven Boys because I didn’t get into the plot as much as I wanted to. However, the writing style and well-developed characters still shone through for me, so I’m definitely planning on finishing the series.
BUT, on a different note, let’s talk about Shiver. Becauseohmygoshthisbookisperfection. I loved, loved, LOVED everything about it, and it’s one of the best romances I’ve read in a while. Plus, the story is super original, and unlike anything I’ve ever read before!
I’m actually not positive that I read both Fangirl and Eleanor & Park in 2015, because unlike most people reading this, I stopped using Goodreads for the first 3/4 of 2015. But, don’t worry; I’m back on it now! Feel free to friend me (my username is Paige (Page By Paige)) JUST IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING.
Ahem. Anyway. I adored both her books, but especially Fangirl, because of bookishness and fanfiction and college and LEVI. *swoons*
GUYS, ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK ALERT! IF YOU HAVE NOT YET READ THIS FABULOUS, HEARTBREAKING, GORGEOUS, AMAZING BOOK THAT SHATTERED MY HEART INTO A BAJILLION PIECES AND LEFT ME SOBBING MY EYES OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF ENGLISH CLASS WITH A WHOLE ROOMFUL OF PEOPLE STARING AT ME LIKE I’M SOME KIND OF DYSFUNCTIONAL IDIOT, PLEASE PROCEED TO THE NEAREST BOOKSTORE TO PURCHASE ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES IMMEDIATELY.
Woah. Okay. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way…
I won’t go into praising this book, because that’ll probably take up way too much time for you to read and me to write, but instead, I’ll shove it in front of your faces and demand you read it right away. Fun, right?
I’ve read 2 of her books this year, one of which I absolutely loved, and the other of which bored me to death and I DNF’d. However, I think the good outweighs the bad on this one, because the rest of her books are supposed to be pretty amazing.
We Were Liars is probably in my top 5 favorite books and was absolute PERFECTION, but PLEASE don’t ask me why I haven’t sprinted to the bookstore and grappled for every single one of her other books like the overenthusiastic fangirl I am. PLEASE. I will get to them, someday. I promise….
Because of the entire blogosphere passionately screaming at me to pick this one up, I did. And I owe you guys, big time. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda was one of the most adorable, amazing books I’ve ever read, and absolutely everyone should read it.
I read both The Sky Is Everywhere and I’ll Give You the Sun earlier this year, and they both absolutely destroyed me (in the best way possible). Her writing is SO GORGEOUS, and some of my absolute favorite quotes come from her books. PLUS, the covers are beautiful! (I know, I’m shallow. But they’re soooooo pretty!)
Tell me what new authors you’ve discovered this year! 🙂