TGIF June 29th! Best Reads of the Year (well, so far)

29 Jun

TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads. Every Friday she posts a new question and it’s a really fun way to discover new blogs.

This weeks question is: Best I’ve Read So Far: We’re half way through the year (crazy how time flies!), which top 3 books are the best you’ve read so far this year?

Y’all I have ALL THE THINGS to say about this topic. Because I’ve read some pretty amazing books  so far this year. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while none of these will come as a shock to you 🙂

The Fault in Our Stars
 by John Green. I CANNOT stress enough how much I loved this book. I’ve read it twice since January and it only got better on my second read through. I had ALL THE FEELINGS when I read this book. I even did that thing where you’re laughing, but at the same time you have tears streaming down your face.

I honestly wasn’t expecting to love this book as much as I did, but I just can’t seem to let go of the story. If you haven’t read it then I highly recommend that yu do so. preferably as soon as possible. I don’t think you’ll regret it.

If you don’t believe me just ask Twitter.

Two Kisses for Maddy
 by Matt Logelin. This is another book that had me feel just about every emotion I could possibly feel. I reviewed this book back in April and I could barely piece together the words needed for the review. This book broke my heart into a million little pieces and then ever so gently put it back together again. It’s a true story and a touching memoir of one man’s journey through life and love and single fatherhood.

Ever since I read the book I’ve been following Matt’s blog and I am so amazed by his ability both as a father and a person. I know going through what he did couldn’t have been easy and it takes a strong person to handle it the way he did. This is a must read, but definitely keep tissues handy. Pretty much at all times.

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund. I just read this book last week and I haven’t gotten a chance to review it yet. But this is a 5 star book all the way. Even though I knew the basic plot going into it (it’s a retelling of Persuasion by Jane Austen) I was captivated by the story and the characters Diana created.

I adored the heroine, Eliot, and I spent the book feeling every emotion she felt, wanting to protect her and to defend her against others. I’m not sure why but something about her brought out my overprotective sisterly instincts.

I’ll save the rest for my full review (which should be up soon), but if you haven’t read it yet then you absolutely should, Because it’s incredible. And because Elliot is quickly rising on my list of favorite headstrong female characters.

Honorable Mentions:
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Between Shades of Gray by Rupta Septys
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

What are you top three favorites so far? And also, can you believe June is almost over? I have NO idea where this year is going, but I don’t like it one bit.


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5 responses to “TGIF June 29th! Best Reads of the Year (well, so far)

  1. Tanya Patrice

    29 June, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    I haven’t read any of the books you mentioned – but For Darkness looks like one I might like. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Alexa Loves Books (@alexalovesbooks)

    29 June, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I’m pretty excited to read The Fault in Our Stars and For Darkness Shows the Stars (notice how I love the ones with stars in the title). They both sound incredible!

  3. Brittany

    29 June, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    These all look great! I’ve definitely bumped up The Fault In Our Stars on my TBR list with all the places I’ve seen it today! 🙂

  4. Briana

    29 June, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I’ve never read Persuasion, so I guess that would be the first step before reading For Darkness Shows the Stars!

    I also really liked My Life Next Door, which is surprising because I don’t read very many contemporary books. I am very much looking forward to more books from Fitzpatrick!

  5. Jennifer (@feministfairy)

    29 June, 2012 at 10:48 am

    The Fault in Our Stars was fabulous! I want to read For Darkness so badly right now…I’m glad to see people are enjoying it. Great list!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews


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