Top Ten Tuesday (49) : Top Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Brokeandbookish. This week’s theme is Ten Books I Really Love But Haven’t Talked About Enough in A While. Okay, I’ll admit it, that one was a struggle, because I feel like I’m talking about ALL of the same books lately, and I just really, REALLY wanted to try and talk about some different stories I enjoyed. Hopefully you like those, too! Don’t forget to click on the title of the books to read their fabulous synopsis!

1 • We were liars, E. Lockhart

This book has gotten some mixed reviews, and I feel like it’s either, you love it, or you hate it. For me, it was a very huge YES, and me in tears and feeling crazy during the whole second half of this book.


2 • Unremembered, Jessica Brody 

I feel like no one knows about this book, or not many people have read it, so if you did, TELL ME. I thought this trilogy was quite different, fast-paced, intriguing at best, and I loved it.


 

3 •  Revived, Cat Patrick 

I should really read more from Cat Patrick, because this book -and one other I quoted a bit later- was really really good. I loved the writing, the original story, the cover looks great, too, so…what’s not to like?.


4 • Uglies, Scott Westerfeld

Uglies was probably my first dystopian story, and I still love it very much now. The world, and what it says about our actual society, is so accurate, it sometimes gives me chills.


5 • Before I Fall, Lauren Oliver

One of my first Lauren Oliver book. I often talk about how much I loved Delirium and Vanishing Girls, but I think this one is equally good, and is way, way more than a simple high school story.


6 • The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

Oh, the perks was such a great, emotional, powerful book. It’s quite unique, yet it’s one of those books that just stays with you, long after you close it. And the movie adaptation was done GREATLY, wow, can you imagine that EVER happening? Yes, me neither.


7 • Awaken, Katie Kakvinsky

Another dystopian book, with an interesting, accurate setting… I still can’t believe I haven’t read the last book, though, haha. I need to get to it, because this book really is GREAT, if you love dystopian stories, great characters and a very good world-building, take this one..


8 • All The Bright Places, Jennifer Niven

Just…let me sit here and have feelings about this book forever. That’s all.


 

9 • The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot

I read this series when I was younger, but I’m still very fond of it. Maybe I wouldn’t actually enjoy it now as much as I did back then, but I can say that it’s really good, entertaining and sweet at best. I miss it .


10 • The Originals, Cat Patrick

Here it is, the second Cat Patrick book, with even more originality and an intrigue that’ll keep you guessing. I really love that author!.

Did you read and liked any of those books? Why, or why not? 💬

What are some of your favorite books, or books you really liked…that you don’t talk about enough? I WANT to know ALL about those titles, make my TBR grow! 💬

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84 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (49) : Top Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough

  1. I really like Cat Patrick’s books (except the cowritten Just Like Fate- which was eerily similar to Pivot Point). But yeah, both The Originals and Revive and Forgotten were all super interesting ideas. And I remember reading Uglies quite a few years ago and really liking it. A friend basically thrust We Were Liars on me and omg, it was sosoosoooo good and mind-blowing. Yes yes yes! Thanks for sharing, Marie!

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    1. Oh, well this cowritten book is the only Cat Patrick book I haven’t read…and then I think I’ll pass! 😛 I’m so glad you loved We were liars, too! There are mixed reviews about this, and I’m always happy to find someone who agrees about how AWESOME and mind-blowing that book was. Thank you so much Shar!! ❤

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  2. We both have We Were Liars on our lists. I feel like it was kind of forgotten over the past year but it is still absolutely fantastic! As always, I haven’t read a majority of the books on your list despite the fact that the summaries are pretty awesome 😛

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  3. I have been rereading The Princess Diaries lately and I still enjoy it just as much. I actually find it funnier now. There are a few bits and pieces in there that are nods to older readers. Mia’s boyfriend brings up sex a few times in the first couple books and Mia totally doesn’t notice. It’s really funny. I don’t remember picking up on that when I first read them.

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  4. Ahh, Perks is one of my favourite books of all time!! It’s so so good! I loved the narrator, and I thought it explored such interesting themes too. Even though it’s super short, I cried at many points, and SO MUCH at the end. I think it’s one of the saddest books I’ve ever read, or at least one that has provoked the most emotion from me (I’m sure not all of those tears were sad tears!)

    Denise | The Bibliolater

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    1. Ohh that’s too bad. I know what it feels like, I actually have read the Harry Potter series as a late teenager, and I would say it probably lacked some magic, too, but it was still good. I hope you’ll enjoy it anyway! And I think Meg Cabot released a new book in that series where everyone is an adult, so maybe that one will appeal to you more. I still need to read it! 🙂
      Thank you so much for stopping by! 😀

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    1. I know, that’s what I hear, too, and it makes me sad. I found that series really good, loved the world-building, the message, Scott Westerfeld’s writing…it was such a thrilling adventure for me, even if the third book was a bit of a letdown, it was still an awesome series. I can’t wait for you to read it! Please let me know if you like it 😀
      Thank you! ❤

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  5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of my all-time favourites! I also loved the movie–one of the greatest book-film adaptations ever!

    Uglies has been recommended to me by two people from the community and is definitely on my list to tackle this summer.

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    1. OH yes! It’s so, so good, I loved that book so much. And you’re definitely right, the movie was one of the greatest adaptations ever, from the story to the actors, it was just perfect <3. You make me want to rewatch it now, ahah.
      Ohhh yes, do read Uglies, it's a wonderful series, I loved everything about it -except maybe a little less the last book, but it was still great! I can't wait for you to read it.
      Thank you! 😀

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  6. Great list! I’ve read a couple of them — Uglies, All The Bright Places, The Princess Diaries. I think my mistake with Uglies was picking up the second book first not knowing it was a trilogy (how that happened I have NO idea), so I just didn’t have a good entry point to it and didn’t finish the series. Have you read anything else by Westerfeld? 😛

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    1. Oh no, that’s too bad! Uglies was such a great series for me, one of my favorites really. Maybe you’ll want to give it another try someday? 😛
      I have only read another short book by Scott Westerfeld, called, So Yesterday. It was still pretty awesome, I love his writing style and his way of building a world, characters, everything. I still need to read other books, I’ve heard great things about Zeroes! 🙂
      Thank you Reg! ❤

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      1. It’s definitely somewhere in the back of my mind! Some days I really want to revisit old series but new books keep getting published and I have soooo little time to catch up with them all. 😛

        I haven’t read Zeroes or So Yesterday, but I’ve read Leviathan — it was VERY interesting, more steampunkish rather than fantasy/sci-fi and I think that was just a very good, under-explored era in YA fiction. Have you heard of it? 😛

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      2. Ohh I get the feeling, there are so many “old” books I haven’t read, or want to re-read, but then new releases keep coming and staring at me through my computer screen, and I feel like I NEED to buy those, haha, that’s crazy.
        OHh yes, I’ve heard about that one, but I thought it was a really weird synopsis, to be honest, and I wasn’t sure I would enjoy it…but it definitely seems different from anything I’ve seen before. Maybe I’ll give it a try sometime! 😀

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      3. Exactly! And these books are not necessarily even that old — like I didn’t read a lot of 2014 releases and I’m sure there were some great ones back then, just like this year. 😛

        As for Leviathan… it’s definitely more MG-ish than YA in my opinion but still overall quite enjoyable. 🙂

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      4. You’re right, it’s just two years ago, yet there are so many new books coming out every month, that 2014 feels like AGES ago, that’s crazy!
        Well thank you so much for the recommendation! I don’t read a lot of MG books, but there are some that caught my eye lately…so I might get into it 🙂

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  7. I love your picks for this week Marie 🙂
    I haven’t thought about Uglies in ages but it was such a good series, I may have to seriously think about re-reading it soon. Also I have heard some good things about We Were Liars and All the Bright Places, I may have to put them on my to-read list. I’m also interested in Cat Patrick’s books now you’ve featured her on your list this week.

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    1. Thank you so much! 😀 OH, I’m so happy to find someone who read Uglies, I feel like no one has, ahah, and it was so good, I loved it so much. We were liars was such a great book! It has mixed reviews, but I was completely surprised by the twist and it really stayed on my mind for a while afterwards. I hope you’ll read and love it! ❤
      I haven't thought about those Cat Patrick books for a while, actually, ahah, but they were really good, full of suspense, I couldn't stop reading those! 🙂

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      1. I read it ages ago! Like honestly I can’t remember much about the plot but I do remember I loved the whole series. I guess a re-read is in order if I can find my copies in my house somewhere! I’ve actually only seen good reviews for We Were Liars so far, and a few people have featured it in their TTT this week, it’s what made this book catch my eye. Ohh, I love twists, and yeah, here’s hoping I love the book as well 😀

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      2. I read it years ago, too, and I wouldn’t be able to explain the plot in details, but I do remember the feeling while reading it, and it was THE BEST. We should re-read it together sometime, I think that would be awesome 😀
        Oh well you’re lucky! I think that book was, for a lot of people, either a hit or a miss, because they were expecting things to happen this way, or, I don’t know, the writing style is particular, too. But I was very surprised by it, and the twist, if you love a great twist, I think you’d like that one! 😀

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      3. Yes, Scott Westerfeld is an amazing author, have you read his latest book, Zeroes? If you liked the Uglies trilogy I’d definitely recommend you pick it up. And yes we should definitely re-read it together sometime, that’d be amazing! We should definitely re-read the trilogy anyway if neither of us can remember what actually happened 🙂
        I’m willing to give it a try, like I said I’ve mainly seen good reviews for it and honestly I do love books with twist endings as long as they’re not really transparent, and as long as its not spoiled for me!

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      4. Oh no, I haven’t read that one, but heard great things about it… Now that I know you liked it, well I’m definitely putting it on my TBR!
        Yes, all the books ahah, I wouldn’t be able to remember how it all ends, I just remember some moments that broke my heart -ZANE <3, ahah.
        Oh yes, well We were liars is one book you shouldn't be spoiled for, it would ruin everything. I promise I won't say anything 😛

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      5. It was really good, and if you’re a fan of Scott Westerfeld I’d definitely recommend it!
        Oh my god I completely forgot about Zane until you just mentioned him. Ohh, that was so painful the first time I read it, and honestly it will probably hurt just as much the second time even though we know what’s coming!
        Well I’ll stay away from that book on WordPress and Goodreads until I start it then! I really don’t wanna be spoiled!

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      6. That’s all right, you’ll have to let me know what you think when you’ve finished it, and if it lived up to the Uglies series as well!
        God, I think that’s one part I’m not going to want to read again. I know I’ll have to but it’s gonna be really hard.

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  8. How have I not read any of these books????? What is wrong with me!? Looks like I’ll definitely be needing to pick up a Cait Patrick book since she was lucky enough to be mentioned twice!

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  9. I’ve read and loved Cat Patrick, though The Originals was a bit meh…. but revived and forgotten are fabulous. Unremembered sounds really cool. sadly I’m currently on a library ban because I have a LOT of library books to read, so I’m not even allowed to go check if it’s in the library :(. We WEre Liars was awesome as well. I didn’t really like The Perks of being a wall flower, but I think that was a me thing. Thanks for the post (but no thanks for tempting me to break my library ban 😦

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    1. Oh I understand the feeling, I personally loved the three , but my preference goes to Revived I think, it was such an original story, and I was hooked right from the start! ❤
      Oh no 😦 I get that, so many books to read…I hope you'll get to them eventually, so you can finally read Unremembered! I don't know many people who read that book, yet it's really a great, original, thrilling story.
      I'm so, so sorry, ahah, I know the struggle of wanting to buy more books. If that makes it okay, you always add books to my endless TBR with your posts, haha, so I guess now we're even? 😛

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  10. Definitely going to check these books out! I agree with Before I Fall, I don’t know why, I MAJORLY enjoyed the book, but when it comes to converstation, I don’t talk about it as much as I should. Some of these books are on my TBR, I’ll be checking them out soon! (And then we can FANGIRL 😉 )

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    1. I almost forgot this one on my list, it’s crazy, I don’t understand why. I rarely think about it anymore, but while I read it, I loved every part of it, and it was so brilliant. Such a unique story indeed. We should talk about it more! But once again, there are so many books, new ones, that it’s hard to remember all that we read and loved 🙂
      Thank you so much Jenna! ❤ ❤

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    1. I did, I read all the books 🙂 I thought it was worth reading, really, even if I was a bit disappointed by the last one, Extras, which didn’t really brought anything new, in my opinion. But I loved the whole world-building, the pacing, the writing style and the characters, everything really is so worth it. I hope you’ll decide to read it! 🙂
      Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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  11. Meg Cabot was on my list too! I wasn’t really into The Princess Diaries though… too mainstream XD I really loved her Mediator series. AND YES WE WERE LIARS the ending was just WTF JUST HAPPENED

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  12. Such a big YES on We Were Liars! It was a really emotional read for me and I tore through it in one short afternoon. I guess I can understand some of the opinions of the people who were negative, but I still love it and it deserves the love.

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  13. I LOVED Uglies when I read it years ago – I think it might actually have been my first dystopian too! I was surprised to find that it doesn’t have the greatest following in the online book community and I’m a little nervous to reread it one day. But I love meeting other people who liked it because I feel like that’s an unpopular opinion around here! I totally just added Awaken to my TBR. I LOVE dystopians and this one sounds super interesting – especially with good world building, that’s very important, amiright??

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    1. I was surprised, too! I feel like not many people have read and loved that book, I saw some negative reviews about it, too, and it saddens me. I loved it so, so much, I’m glad you did, too! 😀 Ohh yes, this makes me so happy. Awaken is one of those under-hyped books, in my opinion. The world-building is awesome, the characters are great and relatable, and I love how it definitely put some things about our actual world into light. I hope you’ll love it!
      Thank you so much Jade! ❤ ❤

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  14. Oh my gosh, I used (probably still am) to be a HUGE fan of Meg Cabot when i read The Princess Diaries series. Like I even was part of the MCMB (Meg Cabot Message Boards) it was that serious. I agree that I probably wouldn’t enjoy those books as much now though. However, have you read Royal Wedding? Or Meg Cabot’s other books? I actually love The Mediator series-even more than PD actually-by her, too. So you should check those out if you haven’t already. 😀

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  15. OMG I loved Before I Fall as well! I have always been a fan of Mean Girls that’s why I liked this book a lot. The fantasy elements on this book made it extra fantastic for me.

    I have read mixed reviews on We Were Liars that’s why I’m kinda hesitant to try it. The summary sounds so enticing though 🙂

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    1. THAT book was so good, right? I’m really excited to see how the movie turns out…and kind of scared, too, to be honest, but well. Fingers crossed! 😀
      I understand, but I think you should try it if you’re curious! Who knows, maybe you’ll be just like me, and end up LOVING it (and be forever ruined by the twist, haha) 😀

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