Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted weekly by The Broke and Bookish and anyone is free to participate! This week’s subject is a freebie, so I’m going with top books/series I will always fangirl over. These aren’t necessarily my favorite books, but they all have that thing about them. You know what I mean; the characters are amazing, the ships are real and there’s more than one love interest to go around. Sorry for using the same books again (if you’ve seen any of my other lists). Let’s go! (Again in no particular order). Sorry for being late… The day just got away from me yesterday.
- Horimiya by Hero
This one of my FAVORITE mangas and I’ve yet to finish it, but the characters are both so heartwarming and loving. They have the funniest relationship, but you can tell both of them care about each other so much.
- The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare
But I mean, you had to expect this one right? It’s like the ultimate love triangle “The love triangle to end all love triangles,” ~Me. So many people shipped Will and Tessa, Tessa and Jem, Jem and Will and occasionally all three of them in a polyamorous relationship (which most recently is what I ship them at). There was so much angst and trial in this series, like YES. And also Charlotte is so badass but she gets like no hype >:|
- Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Ella Enchanted is like my favorite feminist book. It’s Cinderella, but not in a sexist way. Char and her have a REAL relationship. She goes out to pursue her own destiny. Ella has real agency, she acts of her own accord. It’s just perfect.
- Shades of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab
I mean, somehow all the characters in this book are precious cinnamon rolls (even the ones who occasionally make REALLY bad decisions. Holland. KELL). I think it’s a testament to Schwab’s writing that she was able to make readers care about LITERALLY EVERY DAMN CHARACTER (I’m getting emotional now because I just finished A Conjuring of Light), except for King Maxim. He’s kind of the worst.
- Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
This renaissance(?) futuristic graphic novel is so full of warmth and humor. I literally laughed out loud and proceeded to recommend it to EVERYONE I met. I made my husband and brother-in-law read it and I always list it on underrated books lists! It’s such an amazing story wrapped up into less than 200 pages.
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
I think the part of this book that stands out most to me are the little snippets of wisdom Hosseini offers the reader. They’ve stayed with me since I read this book in 10th grade. I think there’s something very humbling about the themes of redemption, and that’s why this book will always get my vote.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This book was so beautifully written Markus Zusak brought it all together and gave us an original perspective on death. The writing is really spectacular in this book, even though I haven’t read it in a while I think I’ll always reach for it when I want a solid read.
- Something About Us by Yun Ji Lee
I have fallen in LOVE with Webtoons. I really like reading, but there’s something very fun and clever about the way Webtoons are drawn. Little gestures you can see played out and the style of Webtoons leave little to be desired. This Webtoon follows two childhood friends as they’ve entered college and are starting to grow apart and they are just SO PRECIOUS. I love both the main characters, even though they’re really different.
And that’s it for this week! Hopefully it’ll be on time tomorrow! Have you read any of these books? I’m always good for fangirling, let me know in the comments!