This week’s Top Ten is Top Ten Favorite Books You’ve Read During the Lifespan of Your Blog.
This was a tricky topic, because though I’ve only had leeanna.me going since April or so, I book blogged before, and I keep track of everything I read. Compiling this post gave me an idea for new sidebar content — I’m going to figure out just how many books I’ve read since 2009, and how many reviews I’ve written. Cue yet another project for the weekend.
Not all of these have reviews posted on the blog. Sometimes I started a review, and it was too full of squeeing, so I didn’t finish it. And some of these I just never got around to writing reviews for, despite counting them as favorites.
I see some trends in this list — one, a fair amount of recently published novels, and two, I like to reread. A lot.
My Favorite Books I’ve Read During the Lifespan of My Blog
|01: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
I can’t wait until this comes out in paperback. I need to reread this so badly! Perry is one of the few guy characters that I really, really like.
|02: The Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey
I reread this book so much it isn’t even funny. It’s definitely what I term a “comfort read.” I keep meaning to read the other Elemental Masters books, but alas, I can’t get beyond my love for this one.
|03: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder is one of my favorite reads for 2012. It’s another one I need to reread, because the story’s starting to get foggy in my brain, so I want to enjoy Cinder’s journey all over again.
|04: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Incarnate is a book I came across when I first started book blogging again. In fact, the scavenger hunt Jodi did for the release probably influenced my decision to go ahead and start back up.
|05: Ash by Malinda Lo
I recommend the heck out of Ash, and so far, I’ve gotten two real-life friends to read it. It’s another book I need to reread so I can review without flailing around.
|06: Huntress by Malinda Lo
After enjoying Ash so much, I couldn’t wait to read the companion novel, Huntress. Except I made myself wait, because I wanted to read it so much, that I didn’t want to read it just yet. Meh. Maybe that makes sense. Sometimes I like anticipation!
|07: Alpha and Omega #1: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
I’ve read Cry Wolf at least twice over the course of this blog, probably more. Briggs knows how to tell a paranormal romance like no one else.
|08: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Japanese influence + steampunk + kick butt heroine + flying tiger? Yeah. YEAH!
|09: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Yet another book I need to reread! I loved Riordan’s twists on Greek mythology, and I keep meaning to get to his other series.
|10: Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Somehow this isn’t on any of my books read lists, but I know I’ve read it within the past year. The first trilogy of Kushiel books is one I reread every year or so.
I was going to do a list of honorable mentions, because I kept taking books off the list, but decided not to. Here are some of them, though, if you’re curious:
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie
Legend by Marie Lu
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.