10 Amazing Books I Don't Talk About Enough

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

It's a true assumption to say that I spend most of my day thinking about books. And when words come out of my mouth, at least 65% of the time those words will be about books. I spend loads of time discussing my current or recent reads with friends and family (and anybody else who will listen 😊). There's also books that everyone says I talk about too much which I tend to discuss in rotation between The Lord of the Rings series, The Mortal Instruments series, Six of Crows duology, A Court of Mist and Fury and any book by Barry Lyga, Stephanie Perkins and Kasie West. I'm sure there are others I talk about too but I can't remember at the moment.

Today, I want to focus on all those books that I never talk about enough. Seriously though, I went through my favorites bookshelf and couldn't believe that I never talk about these books. These novels are superb and should be read by you, you, and you. You do not want to miss these. Here's some awesome books that I don't mention as much as I should:

Going Bovine by Libba Bray: This is a fantastic book filled with twists and turns that still gets me every time I reread it. Cameron is told he is going to die but hope is not all lost when he meets a rock star angel and a talking garden gnome, who take him on the road trip of a life time.

The Naming by Alison Croggon: Croggon is the princess of epic fantasy; her writing is absolutely gorgeous and well-thought out. Maerad is a slave, living in an unforgiving settlement. When a Bard travels through, he notices Maerad has a magical gift. Stealing her away from her awful fate, the Bard and Maerad set off on a compelling adventure.

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak: Set in Germany during World War II, this unforgettable story will find a way to your heart. Liesel steals any book she can find. Her foster father teaches her how to read and from there, Liesel begins to share stories with those around her, inspiring others in a dreary time.

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen: The amount of drama this book has will be sure to put your stomach in knots. A large cast of characters, set in 1899 in Manhattan, take center stage--each story intertwining with the last.

Die for Me by Amy Plum: This book was action packed and one-of-a-kind. This was a refreshing and fast read that captured my mind and led me into a world full of awesome zombies that I couldn’t get enough of.

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh: Nevermore is the start of a gorgeous trilogy that will have you freaking out with its fantastical characters and a story that will scare you witless. Cheerleader, Isobel, is paired up with goth, Varen, on an unavoidable English project. Forced to work together, Isobel begins to discover some of the many secrets Varen is hiding. He lives his life half in reality and half in a dreamscape that is not as safe as he once assumed.

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr: I don't read a lot of books about faeries but Wicked Lovely is such a beautiful read that every fairy lover should give it a try. Aislinn, all her life has been able to see faeries. And all her life, she has been told to pretend they are invisible. However, when one starts stalking her, she isn't sure what to do. In this fun, action-packed series, Marr builds a magnificent world of fantasy.

Hate List by Jennifer Brown: This book is such an important book. When I first read it, the novel changed how I saw the world, it was a book that entirely morphed my perspective on so many things. Valerie and Nick made a list of people they hated, a list of bullies that the couple didn't like. It was a relaxing exercise to acknowledge and move past those who they felt wronged them. However, when Nick open fires in the school cafeteria, Valerie notices he is targeting each person on their list. Faced with the aftermath alone, Valerie feels responsible. Hate List is a game changing contemporary that will make you weep.

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter: The Goddess Test takes Greek myths to a new level, mixes them up, and gives the readers an awesome recipe of entertainment.

Falling Under by Gwen Hayes: Can you tell I love Greek mythology? Falling Under is so underrated and such a surprise to every one who reads it. When a new student joins Theia's high school, she swears she has seem him before... in her dreams. Haden is as mysterious is he as infuriating. And even when Theia discovers who he really is, she still can't stay away.

What are some books that you haven't talked about in a while? 

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  1. OOoh nice! I've read The Goddess Test and Wicked Lovely from all these! Loved them both too!

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  2. I haven't read The Book Thief yet, but it's on my list for this year.

  3. I really like this blogpost. I enjoyed reading The Book Thief as well! I am very curious about The Naming and The Hate List, they both sound very interesting!