Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by Jaime at the Broke and the Bookish where you create a list of your top ten favorites of a given category.
1. Surprisingly, the first book that comes to my mind is a contemporary: Don't Touch by Rachel M. Wilson. I went into this book with low expectations, though I was excited by the sound of the summary. But, wow, Don't Touch was a much more beautiful, vibrantly written novel than I had expected. I loved the entire cast of characters(except one), but I fell in love with Caddie most of all. I'm definitely anticipating Wilson's next book.
2. A book that is another debut! Again, this book was unexpected, seeing how I DNFed it my first time around. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill was an engrossing and fantastic time travel book. The plot itself was wonderfully engaging and surprising, but the romance was also notably swoony.
3. I am surprising myself again, because I'm a fantasy girl, but contemporaries keep coming to mind! This one is This Song Will Save Your Life. Like Don't Touch, this was a heavier contemporary; it dealt with suicide and how to find yourself. Even now, this book still stands clear in my mind with its beautiful and touching story.
4. This book brought so many feels. Eleanor & Park was a unique and somewhat sad novel. This book honestly blew my expectations out of the water. I loved and adored the romance incredibly; their story was told gorgeously too.
5. This whole series is awesome, but I suppose I'll start out with the first book. I have to admit-The Raven Boys took awhile to get into. But even so, it was an intriguing start. If there is one thing Stiefvater knows how to do, it's how to make her readers suffer with anticipation.
6. Unspoken was an addicting read, to be sure. I devoured it as fast as I could, and I couldn't get enough of the characters. And the drama! The romance was so deliciously drama-filled. I thought I'd never meet the day when I said that.
7. Finnikin of the Rock was enchanting, but Froi of the Exiles will always be the better of the two in my mind. Froi, my heart.
8. The Vampire Academy series was filled with action packed awesomeness. Rose was so bad-ass, the story took unexpected turns, and the romance killed me.
9. Do I need to explain the epicness that is the Lunar Chronicles? I think not.
10. I'm not a usual fan of horror novels, and I've read only a couple of them, but whoa, Another Little Piece was creepy. Quinn writes a terrifying and addicting read. Her writing is also on-point.
Okay, admittedly, I know I have a billion other favorites, but I'm going to limit the list to just these ten.