Tuesday means Top Ten Tuesday around this blog. This is a meme run by The Broke and the Bookish, whose link is right here. For this week, I am going to be discussing the top ten books I bought because of others or because of the Internet.
10. Paper Towns by John Green
I was very new to the VlogBrothers channel when this book was released. One of my coworkers at the tutoring center mentioned him, and I looked up his channel. Among the earliest videos of his that I had encountered was this one.
9. First and Then by Emma Mills
Her videos resonated with me so much. My favorite is the one about rejection. While I have not read her books yet, I am saving them up for moments of desperation. She has such a powerful honest voice (judging by her videos), and I feel like her books could help me fight my depression.
8. Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I had heard of this book from a few people. But, the one opinion that resonated with me was Trina from Between Chapters. She created a whole video where she listed all the reasons why one should check out this book.
7. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Lainey from Gingerreadslainey recommend this series so much. She made so many videos about these books. My favorite one is this video. I am very curious to read it at some point this year.
6. Black Prism by Brent Weeks
Reagan from PeruseProject mentioned this series frequently as well. A year ago, she shared this book on her list of the best books she had read for 2016. Here’s a link to that video, if you’re curious to hear her point out why she loves the first book in this series.
5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Sam from ThoughtsonTomes raved about this book for years. She still loves it. Here’s an example of that loving. I have a copy of the book. My hope is to pick it up soon. However, I do admit that I am intimidated by this story.
4. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Cait (the famous Paperfury) talked about this book on her blog. After When the Moon was Ours, I had been looking for some more magical realism books. This one sounds like a perfect fit.
3. Everything Cinda Williams Chima
Jolien and Annemieke talk about her work often, but before I had met them, I heard about this author in a Peruse Project video. Here it is.
2. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Sasha Alsberg talked about this book quite a bit. It has a promising premise. Princess runs away on her wedding night. Two men come after her. One is the prince who was going to marry her, and the other is an assassin sent to kill her. Sasha discussed this book here.
1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
If you have been on the Internet, and on BookTube specifically, then you probably had seen WittyNovels share her love of Shatter Me. Here is an example of how intense this love is, truly.