My blog is still really new and most of you guys haven’t had a chance to get to know me yet, so I decided I’d play a little game. This definitely has nothing to do with not having a review ready to post or anything. Absolutely not. So for each letter of my name, I’ve picked a book that I’ve read and loved.
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
It was a toss-up between this and Second Chance Summer, which is one of my all-time favourite reads. I live for stories where the main character is taken completely out of their element and forced to rediscover themselves in a different setting. I expect I’ll write a full blog post about this one at some point because it really hit close to home for me. I’m making this book sound so serious but it’s also tons of fun because of The List. The List of things that takes Emily out of her comfort zone and changes her over the course of a summer.
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
This one was my first book by Robin Benway so I had no idea what to expect when I picked it up and the best word I can use to describe this book is hilarious. I so rarely read YA that is just plain funny. It was also cute and Audrey has one of the best voices I’ve read. This book is from 2008 but if anything it feels even more relevant now in the age of internet fame. Plus, I’m sure we all remember this song and the madness that followed. Poor Delilah.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
I will admit I don’t read a lot of adult fiction. You guys all know FOMO right? Fear of missing out. Well I love YA but there’s also so much else out there that I could potentially love and I’m afraid of never discovering so I try to branch out once in a while. The Rosie Project is one I picked up from a recommendation and I was absolutely charmed by it. It’s essentially a love story from the perspective of someone who is so analytical that they don’t believe in love, or at least not in their ability to experience it. Think Sheldon. Do yourself a favour and check this one out.
A love story told from the perspective of everyone but the couple involved. This book was so refreshing and each voice felt completely different from the rest, which is so hard to do when you’re juggling every POV from an inanimate object to a nemesis. I read this one on a plane as I was heading to Orlando (DIAGON ALLEY) and it did just the trick to keep me distracted from the crying babies and hacking coughs invading my personal space.
Ally Carter has a different style from every other author that I read. I don’t read her books for an in-depth emotional experience like I would Gayle Forman, but it’s not like you watch Ocean’s Eleven or the Fast and the Furious movies for character development either. Instead, she specializes in fun shenanigans and eccentric characters. She’s a great counter-balance for when you’ve just finished with some heavier reading. I’ve only read this first book but I think the entire series is out (unless there’s going to be a fourth one?) so I’ll be catching up soon!
Look for part 2 in the coming days, where once again I’ll be narcissistically using my name to list books. Part 2 will be a list of books I can’t wait to read.
Now I want you guys to do the same thing. Can you come up with a book you love for every letter of your name?