Hello my lovelies, hopefully Monday didn’t treat you too badly. In other news, I’m finally pushing myself to learn how to drive! Super nervous yet super excited!
Today’s post is actually my first Top Ten Tuesday post, I’ve seen these around the bookish community and it looked like a really fun idea! For those like me new to TTT, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book tags/lists that follow a certain theme; it’s curated by theartsyreader so I’ll link up this post to her page if you want to know more or participate.
I wanted to give these posts a go and see how it works out. It may/may not be a permanent thing or I could do some sort of spin off on it 😍
Since I’ve only had my Goodreads a little over a year and my blog is not even a month old, listing books I’ve loved and never reviewed is an easy top list.
Top 10 Books I Loved but Never Reviewed
Last Chance by Sarah Dessen
This is my go to if I needed something light and positive to sink my mind into. My confidence was not an all time high during Middle School so having an MC who had similar struggles to me have a happy ending made me cling to this book immensely. It’s just fun, warm, and ultimately a happy book.
TW : Eating disorders, bullying, fatphobia
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Childhood and a favorite read of mine. If I had to choose one book so I could stick with the post “rules” it would be Prisoner of Azkaban. It was intense, dramatic, a bit darker, and HELLO!? SIRIUS BLACK!
TW: Violence, death, loss of a loved one (family)
Revenge by the Living Dummy (Horrorland Series) by R.L. Stine
Again this is a series but Horrorland is my first ever series that I’ve completed. And I was 10 ten years old when I first got introduced to R.L. Stine and his books. Thus a never-ending love of reading began. If you have or know a child who has a taste for the creepy and horror then R.L. Stine is probably the best in this genre!
Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
A muslim read written by a muslim author! As someone who wears the hijab this book is the first representation of a muslim hijabi that I’ve read. And to see someone on an international book cover with the same headscarf as me really made me delighted!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I LIVED for this book, you don’t know how many homework essays I’ve spent creating an allegory to life through The Hunger Games 😂. Team Peeta all the wayyyyyyyyyy.
TW: Death, violence, murder, torture, PTSD, depression
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
I never read a YA book with a schizophrenic MC before this book. It’s fantastic that Zappia utilizes her craft to normalize mental health in mainstream books. I loved how the book did not refrain from showcasing the good and the ugly of schizophrenia.
TW: Mental health issues and anxiety
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
It’s been awhile since I read this and though I can’t remember the plot lines clearly what I do remember is that this book unhinged me. This is perfect if you’re looking for that romantic angst YA romance that’s messy yet beautiful.
TW: Rape, physical assault
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Okay stop judging me… Listen, it gets me in the feels and I never fail to cry when I get to THAT chapter and I’m hooked till the last page.
TW: Cancer, depression, loss of a loved one, terminal illness
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Heartwarming, and you really feel and root for the MC. Again we don’t see similar MCs on the forefront of the publishing industry so it’s wonderful for the book to get all the hype and I’m so happy they made it into a movie. (The movie is good btw and Julia Roberts is in it).
TW: Ableism, bullying
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Just thinking about this book makes me want to ugly cry. You get a love story and a funeral…that’s all I’m going to say.
TW: Self harm, suicide