Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
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1. Asking For It – Louise O’Neill
I haven’t read her previous work, but as a YA writer with a focus on feminist issues, she seems like my kind of woman. I am always for a writer working on feminist awakenings in teenage girls. My own was pretty much entirely down to the Sociology classes I took in high school. My teacher was a shameless feminist and taught much of the topic through that lense. It was awesome.
2. Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
I read the first two books of the Grisha series during the first weekend I ever spent totally alone in a house. Both of my housemates had gone away and I spent almost the entire time reading. It was great, and I have wanted to live alone ever since. Sadly, I will likely not be able to afford it for many years to come.
3. Everything Everything – Nicola Yoon
I read about this books months ago. Through a combination of living in the UK, where everything comes out last and struggles with my adult life, I still haven’t read it yet. (I swear the amount of time in a day shrinks when you hit twenty-one).
4. Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling
Fantasy best friend. Enough said.
5. Let The Games Begin – Niccolo Ammaniti
This is a super weird looking book I picked up for free at my summer job. I worked at a book festival. One time when I went by the office they were just like ‘Please, have a free book.’ Yes. This job was the best thing ever.
6. Dracula – Bram Stoker
I am determined not to let being finished with university be an excuse to stop reading widely. As much as I love YA, there are classic reads that I am likely to enjoy just as much! I picked up this book when I was on holiday in Yorkshire, and we went to Whitby, the cute seaside town that was the totally unlikely inspiration for this book.
7. George – Alex Gino
This novel is about a transgender girl who wants to play Charlotte in the production of Charlotte’s Web her school is putting on. Her teacher won’t let her audition because she’s a boy. So George and her friend Kelly come up with a plan…
8. Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari
I just love him so much.
9. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change – Stephen R. Covey
Who doesn’t want to be more effective?
10. Carry On – Rainbow Rowell
I’ve been fantasising about Baz since Fangirl.