Top Ten Tuesday is all thanks to Broke and the Bookish!
This topic is a little hard because I have so many books I love very intensely... that no one else has read.
1. Chime by Franny Billingsley
I talk about this book a lot because it was such a fabulous reading experience. Rich, lyrical writing, clever plotting, and a sneaky-feels romance. I loved every page.
2. False Covenant by Ari Marmell (Widderhins #2)
Admittedly this is a book two, so readers have to make it through a pretty good book one before they hit the awesomeness that is False Covenant. But it is so worth the time and effort.
3. Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler
This is such a hidden gem. Great friendship, strong diverse cast, mature plotline that involves romance but doesn't revolve around it.
4. Pantomime by Laura Lam (Masquerade #1)
This book is diverse and creative and genderbending and a great start of a series that will finally finally be able to be finished!
5. Anybody Out There? by Marian Keyes (Walsh Family #4)
This is fourth in a loosely connected series about a big family of sisters but this is my favorite of the lot and can be read as a standalone. Lovely, funny, and moving.
6. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
The book that got me back into YA and that still remains heartfelt and weird and reminds me so much of how I felt in these same years.
7. The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Oarkhurst
Love, loss, dogs, and the emotional bonds that bind us. This is a weird little book but it never fails to make me cry.
8. All the Queen's Men by Linda Howard
I am not much of a romance reader yet but this one has been a favorite for yeaaaars. It's the second in a series about CIA spies but I have never read book one or needed to in order to ship the helllll out of the people in this.
9. A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
The whole series is a must-read for anyone who likes dragons, but the first book is a particular favorite.
10. The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey
The prolific author takes on fairy tales and it is a fun, memorable success.