these are a few of my favorite things...
By Casey McQuiston One of my most recent and favorite reads. It yanked at my heartstrings and I enjoyed every minute of it.
A novel about high schoolers who don't fit in and try to do something about their school's awful practices. I hadn't cried at a book for a while until I read this.
Anastasia meets Firefly. HoI is well written and its characters are so endearing that it was impossible for me not to fall in love with this novel.
One of my favorite books of all time left me furious. I nearly threw it across the train while reading it. It's still on the NYT Bestsellers List for obvious reasons.
by Robert Jackson Bennett An amazing book with vivid worldbuilding.
by Leigh Bardugo One of my favorite series I've read to date. Clever and creative, with wonderfully fleshed out characters.
by Leigh Bardugo My absolute favorite at the moment. These six principle characters are so easy to root for and have such issues. Wonderfully developed.
by Noelle Stevenson I read this book in a night of insomnia. I loved it; it's so cute and sweet and I want more.
by Susan Ee I need to reread this trilogy. Penryn is so sassy and wonderful; I love her banter with Raffe and the romance doesn't feel forced at all.
by Laini Taylor Beautifully written and heartbreaking. And no (real) love triangles! *jazz hands*
by Sabaa Tahir A creative and brutal take on the Roman Empire, Elias and Laia are great characters. I'm partial to Elias; he's so tormented and conflicted, and it's fascinating to see how he reconciles the two halves of his life.
by Erin Morgenstern Written by an artist, this book is gorgeous. I loved the story, but I think I loved the descriptions more, if that makes sense. As a whole, it's a wonderful, fantastical story.
by Cormac McCarthy Brutal and sparse, I noticed a shift in my dialogue after reading The Road.
by Marissa Meyer I devoured these books over the summer of 2016. Four drastically different, independent female protagonists based on fairy tales? Sign me up.
by David Levithan Fantastic, unique concept. I loved reading it.
by Marie Lu I quoted Legend in my high school yearbook. I don't mess around when it comes to Marie Lu. I remember finishing the trilogy my freshman year of college. It was so bittersweet, but so damned satisfying. Marie Lu replicated that bittersweet/satisfying vibe in The Young Elites.
Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. by Christopher Moore I read this book in High School and it's one of my favorites. I love satire and humor in general, and this one hit all the right notes.
by Cinda Williams Chima So. Damned. Satisfying. A wonderful fantasy with great worldbuilding and fleshed out characters.
by JK Rowling Dad started reading Harry Potter to me when I was 5. I grew up with it. Of course it's on here.
by Rick Riordan 95% sure I decided I wanted to be a writer in 7th grade, which was around the time I was reading PJATO. I like to think I adapted the sarcasm and dialogue skills from RR. It's funny, sassy, and overall a fantastic story.
by Rick Riordan Oh, look, more characters to get attached to! Like I said, I'm partial to Percy Jackson, so of course I was going to continue along the journey. Blood of Olympus wasn't as satisfying or heartbreaking of an ending as The Last Olympian, but I still enjoyed this series immensely.
by Patrick Ness See, I didn't know what to expect from this book. But whatever it was, it wasn't what this book turned out to be. And I really, really liked it.
by Marie Lu I will read anything Marie Lu ever writes ever. She's an amazing writer and makes me feel so terrible for this terrible person.
by Sarah J Maas Another book series I devoured (when the first 3 books + the novella collection were out). I fell in love with Celaena Sardothien, and I have such feelings about this series, both good and bad. I won't get into it here, though.