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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today I give the spotlight to some books that I read and enjoyed, and yet never really seem to talk about. Which is a shame, because they are precious as well. So today, I present to you 12 books that, even though I don’t talk about them often, are pretty awesome and deserve some love too!
10 Blind Dates is a YA Christmas romance about a girl whose boyfriend breaks up with her right before Christmas so her (huge and super fun) family decides to set her up on 10 blind dates until New Years to get her mind off of it. This was super fun, especially the big family and all their shenanigans. I highly enjoyed this fluffy book.
This was a super fun LGBTQ contemporary about a girl interning as a script-writer for a tv-show, who fights against the straight-washing of a beloved new character.
Though Autoboyography still holds the spot of my number one Christina Lauren book, Josh and Hazel now take second place with their adorable friend-to-lovers romance. Hazel was such a refreshing and unique character and I loved her instantly. Josh was a sweetheart and together they were glorious.
If the beautiful cover alone doesn’t convince you this is a magical book, then let me tell you that this standalone fantasy was an absolutely gorgeous and enchanting read. I loved the exquisite and unique worldbuilding, though I wanted just a bit more development in the romance department. Really liked it overall though!
Rock is an m/m romance with an exquisitely done slow burn. The story is about Cooper and starts when he is twelve. When his parents divorce, he finds himself living one week with his mother and one week with his father…and his girlfriend and her son, Jace. Though Cooper and Jace get off to a rocky start (heh), they eventually become very close friends and even more. The story follows them throughout the years, from the time they are kids until they are in college. I’m a sucker for slow burn romances and I did thoroughly enjoy this one. There’s just one thing that irked me a bit, but I can’t say because of spoilers, that kept me from giving it a full five stars.
Though I mostly tend to rave about Radio Silence or Heartstopper by Alice Oseman, I should also give some more love to I Was Born For This! I adored this book about a fictional band and a fangirl. The fandom aspect was handled so well, the characters were THE BEST, the diversity was amazing and the focus on friendship owned my heart.
This book should be on everyone’s radar. Seriously. I ADORED it. It’s such a fun read in so many ways that I could keep raving about it forever. We have a hetero romantic asexual main character. I repeat, we have ace representation. Romantic ace rep. GREAT romantic ace rep. Did I mention the fabulous ace rep? But also great friendship and family dynamics, a lovely ‘behind-the-scenes’ look into the making of a Youtube web series and lots of Tolstoy references. I’m in love.
Truthfully, sci-fi isn’t always my thing. But Want stole my heart right from the start. It’s got everything I love in a story, so what if it didn’t have my usual dragons or castles? It had a kick-ass heist story and amazing group dynamics! That’s like the fastest way to my heart. So the hype is real. This book is definitely one of my favorites of 2017 (and yet I am still to read the sequel *oops*)
The Forbidden Wish was a great YA fantasy standalone. It’s definitely a must-read for anyone who loves the story of Aladdin, a gorgeous middle Eastern setting, lush and vivid writing, powerful magic, swoony romance and a lovely dash of girl power.
OMG, this was just THE BEST! If you love adorable stories, important issues discussed while still being cute and fluffy, diversity, cross-dressing, music and amazing friend groups, this is the story for you!
Overall, I just felt like this book was a piece of art itself. It’s a masterpiece: a story of family, tragedy, growing apart and coming together, love and loss, endings and new beginnings. And art. A whole lot of gorgeous, breath-taking, life-changing art.
How To Repair A Mechanical Heart was such a heart-warming and hilarious look into fandom life. It’s funny, it’s quirky, it’s unapologetically fangirly. It has so much heart. And it’s basically one big roadtrip. What’s not to love?
Do you love any of these books?