Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at The Broke and the Bookish.
I’m going to do a split version for this week and do a top five for YA books and another top five for Contemporary Romance books. So here we go…
Top Five Books for YA Newbies…
JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta.
My general belief is that everybody should read this book at least once in his/her life. 🙂 It’s an amazingly woven, poignant, and powerful story. Here’s my attempt to REVIEW
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell.
If you need an initiation to the YA genre, you’ve got to try Rainbow Rowell’s YA books.
SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE by Morgan Matson.
I love the plot and character development in this one. It was great being with Emily in her journey of discoveries.
THE WINNER’S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski.
This is a historical fantasy variation of YA, whose story presents sides that you will have a hard time choosing over. Here’s my REVIEW
THE QUEEN OF ATTOLIA by Megan Whalen Turner.
This is actually the 2nd book in The Queen’s Thief series and my favorite. But I would still recommend reading the series in order to get that full impact of MWT’s genius.
Top Five Books for Contemporary Romance Newbies…
THE CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION by Laura Florand.
Talk about great build-up, wonderful characterizations and character development, and just lovely, lovely romance. This is my favorite but all of her books including the rest of the Amour et Chocolat series are amazing. Here’s my REVIEW
ALL FIRED UP by Kate Meader.
One of my favorite contemporary romance heroines is Cara DeLuca. I love how raw, and sometimes painful, her emotions are and it was so satisfying to watch her fall in love, despite her reservations. Here’s my REVIEW
SATISFACTION by Sarah Mayberry.
Saray Mayberry really knows how to tell a story and how to tell it well. Her heroes are to die for and her heroines are amazing: independent, strong-willed, and completely likable. Here’s my REVIEW
THE STORY GUY by Mary Ann Rivers.
This is Mary Ann Rivers’s debut work and is actually a novella. But gosh, the emotions that she was able to draw from me as a reader! You wouldn’t want to miss this one.
MATCH ME IF YOU CAN by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
SEP does romantic comedy like nobody’s business. Bust a side laughing or run your mental voice course with all the internal sighing of ‘aww’ and you have that great formula that SEP gives to her readers. Here’s my REVIEW
There you go. My Top Ten Tuesday for this week. What are yours? Leave your link in the comment section and I will definitely check them out.