This week’s TTT is a freebie, which gives me license to talk a little bit about some books that slayed me so hard, I just can’t review them because I’m not worthy.
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – I did a readalong with Sarah (@readthisya) ages ago, so we have notes on this, but I’ve never been able to get a review up…I think we basically just fangirled all over it because this book was SO DARN GOOD.
- Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty – this book is one of my all-time favourite books. Like AMAZING. INCREDIBLE. UNBELIEVABLE. And obviously, I have nothing to say other than READ THIS DAMN BOOK if you like high school and love and humor and EVERYTHING.
- The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – I think because I audiobooked this, and then later discovered that I had forgotten some key details, I’m a little afraid of reviewing it. It was weird and beautiful and so so good, and I feel like I should do a paper re-read, but OH WELL.
- The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne – why haven’t I reviewed this book? It’s so darn good, it deserves a review, but for some reason…all I have to say is, if you like smart, political YA contemporary, this should be on your list.
- I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith – this is classic YA (like, turn of the century), so it’s a little strange in terms of the relationships and gender roles but there are so many quotes in this that I highlighted. It’s a really unusual but delightful read.
- The Unearthly Series by Cynthia Hand – I read this entire series on my honeymoon and it’s just WONDERFUL. Probably one of my favorite paranormal series ever. But because of the binge read, I kind of feel like I don’t know where one book starts and the other ends. Maybe I could do a series review?
- Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick – this is one of the most intense and weird books I’ve ever read and I still think about it a lot. It’s about bullying and suicide and hope and I just don’t know how I could actually review it.
- The Duchess War by Courtney Milan – one of my first ever historical romances and it is MASTERFUL. It’s the book that made me realize that historical romance could be more than just, well, a romance – it could be smart, sassy, sexy, and very, very strategic. I haven’t really reviewed it because Courtney Milan is too smart for me, although I did try on GR.
- The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen – I should really review the entire Ivy Years series because it’s just amazing, but this book…OMG. If you’re looking for incredible male/male romance, one that really looks at how it feels to be gay and how hard it can be…this book just broke my heart.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz – I don’t have words for how lovely this book is, and how honest and real and affecting it is. Ari and Dante are incredible and this is probably one of my favorite boy protagonist books ever. Bonus: if you’re a fan of the new Hamilton musical, the audiobook is very ably read by composer/star Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Are there books you absolutely love but haven’t reviewed? Do you have my #bookbloggerproblems or #readerproblems where you’re left speechless by books? Let me know in the comments!
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