I’m switching things up this week by participating in the weekly meme–Top Ten Tuesday–hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is in honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week. I love that I get to mention books I’ve read based on other bloggers’ reviews and recommendations because everyone deserves recognition 🙂
Books Reviewed & Recommended by (the awesomely wonderful) Kelly @ Stacked Books:
1. Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell (Goodreads): Kelly not only physically handed me this book and told me to read it, she told me that it’s “Y.A. done right.” I really enjoyed it and it’s already become a popular book among my girls this year and it’s only the second week of school!
2. Split by Swati Avasthi (Goodreads): I have to also thank the Cybils for this one, but that includes lots of bloggers too. This book was a Cybils winner last year and it’s awesome. I’ve seen it on the shelves plenty of times, but Kelly really pushed me to finally cave and buy it. It’s a book that I wish I would have read much sooner.
3. Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard (Goodreads): I had planned on reading this when I signed up for the Contemps Challenge, but Kelly encouraged me to read it sooner. She told me how strong the characters Grace and Mandarin are, so I was excited to read it. It’s absolutely a great book that I know my girls in class will relate to and love.
Books Recommended by Katelyn (One of my former students) @ Katelyn’s Blog:
4. Perfect Chemistry (and her other books) by Simone Elkeles (Goodreads): Katelyn was in my Y.A. Lit class when she was a senior and since then she’s been telling me to read these books. I FINALLY read them this past spring and LOVED them!
5. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (Goodreads): So technically I haven’t read this one yet, but the only reason I plan on reading it is because of Katelyn’s A-MAZING review. I have a copy in my classroom and I tried reading it last summer and couldn’t stick with it. In Katelyn’s review she says that it takes a bit to get into it, but that once you do it’s wonderful.
Books Recommended by Sarah @ GreenBeanTeenQueen:
6. Moonglass by Jessi Kirby (Goodreads): Sarah is always a reliable and honest reviewer, so when I read her review for Moonglass, I knew I should give it a shot. She mentioned that it’s a great summer read and compared it to Sarah Dessen’s novels. That was good enough for me.
Reviewed & Recommended by Mindi @ Next Best Book:
7. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Goodreads): Mindi is a fellow teacher that I love talking to on Twitter about teaching, books, etc. I wanted to read this book anyway, but once I saw that Mindi liked it more than The Hunger Games, I knew I had to read it.
Reviewed by Crys @ Book ‘Em! The Adventures of a Wannabe Librarian:
8. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab (Goodreads): Honestly, this isn’t my favorite book, BUT I’m really glad Crys and other bloggers recommended this book. It doesn’t matter that I didn’t like it as much as Crys and the others did because The Near Witch has gained quite a bit of interest from my students. That’s all I need 🙂
Reviewed & Recommended by various bloggers:
9. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (Goodreads): I can’t remember which blogger reviewed this book because I read the review over a year ago when I first started blogging. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read it, but once I read her review I knew I had to have it. I’m incredibly thankful that I did because I’ve been reading it to my freshmen and they LOVE it.
10. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (Goodreads): I have so much love for this series! I wish I could remember which blogger first introduced me to Jay and Violet because I’d love to thank them. These books are made of awesome.