Day 27: Favorite books
Oh my word, this is really hard. I read so many books (50ish just this summer), it’s hard to choose my favorites. But since I was keeping a list of the books I read this summer, I picked a few and… yeah. These aren’t in any specific order, besides the order I read them in.
1. So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti – so… Susane Colasanti is one of my favorite authors. This book is about a girl who follows her crush when he moves away (stalkerish, I know). Uhh there’s not much more to say, besides GO READ IT. I’m sorry that I’m a terrible book reviewer, this is a fantastic book and my “description” (if you can call it that) doesn’t do it justice.
2. Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg – this is a hilarious book. It’s about a girl who decides to make a “Lonely Hearts Club” (hence the name), swearing off boys. Once again, my terrible book review doesn’t do it justice. I also love love love Elizabeth Eulberg.
3. Love? Maybe. by Heather Hepler – I’ve read this twice and I feel like I could read it another ten times. It’s that good. I can’t really explain the plot, other than this girl hates Valentine’s Day and she works at a candy shop so that’s kinda awkward. It’s really funny. AND HEATHER HEPLER IS ONE OF THE BEST AUTHORS EVER!
4. The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler – so in ninth grade my classmate did a “book report” on this book – and I don’t think I’ve thanked her for showing me this wonderous book of awesomeness. She introduced me to Heather Hepler, and for that I will be forever grateful. This book is about a girl whose mom opens up a bakery in a small town and the girl meets a mean girl and plays pranks on her and stuff… go read it. I could read it over and over and over and I wouldn’t ever get bored. And I’m pretty sure this book made me want to have a cupcake bakery (that and tumblr. for showing me all of it’s wonderful cupcake pictures)
5. Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti – another book my this wonderful author. This book is about a girl who likes a popular guy and when he asks her out, she’s thrilled. But wait, there’s more! An underground DJ is thrown into the mix, and what’d you guess?! Well, I can’t tell you what happens. But I can tell you to go read this book right now.
6. Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle – this book makes me want to drink tea/hot cocoa and snuggle up under a comfortor and never come out. Which I did while reading this book. I started it at the beginning of summer and after reading the first two stories, I set it down and didn’t pick it back up until a few days ago. And now I’m gonna pick it back up and re-read the first story, because it’s freaking spectacular and bubbles and rainbows and unicorns and all things magical. Go get a cup of cocoa and this book and get ready for three great stories (but the first is definitely the best)
7. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – DO NOT BE SWAYED BY THE TITLE. I WAS AND IT WAS A TERRIBLE MOVE ON MY PART. When I first read the title of this book, I thought, oh cliched teen novel. I guess I’ll read it, maybe it’ll be good? Well it was freaking spectacular and I literally read it for four hours straight on the way home from a road trip. Yes, the Kindle had 8% battery left, but I HAD TO FINISH THIS BOOK. Ohmyword, just wait for the part when they’re on the airplane home, I laughed so hard… 😀 Oh, I forgot to tell you what it’s about? My bad… it’s about a girl who studies in France for a year, and awesome possum things happen. Wink wink. Go read it.
8. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson – A book about a girl who, after finding 13 letters from her dead grandma, goes on a trip around Europe… yeah I need to get this from the library again because I just read the 2nd book in the series and I really want to re-read the series. Oh and Maureen Johnson also wrote the first story in Let it Snow (mentioned above), aka the best story in the book, hands down!
9. Anne Eyre by Summer Day – A modern adaption of Jane Eyre… a girl becomes an au pair (sort of) and meets a very good looking guy (he’s too old for her, but hey, age is just a number and jail is just a room, right? ;))… we all know that I love modern day adaptions of awesome romance books, so yeah.
10. All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin – so I’ve had this book out from the library since the starting of summer and I ALMOST returned it.. but thankfully I didn’t before reading it! This is a book about the future… and it’s all corrupt and what not. I can’t wait till the second book is available for me to check out because asdfjkl it will be veryyy hard to wait.
11. Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs – this is a book about a girl who finds out she’s half-goddess (like Percy Jackson but… better). And it’s by Tera Lynn Childs aka one of the best authors ever. And there’s a sequel (thank God, or should I say Gods?)
12. Forgive my Fins by Tera Lynn Childs – I found this book while browsing through my school library for random books to read. And I have not looked back since. This is a book about a girl who finds out she’s a mermaid (I don’t know what’s so fantastic about mermaids but ever since I watched Aquamarine [I’ve always wanted to pull of a sweater like the mermaid does but… I have yet to try] and H2O: Just Add Water, I have been like obsessed with them. Not really, but still)
13. Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik – Pride and Prejudice, re-written. ‘Nuff said.
14. Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard – Pride and Prejudice, re-written (again)… oh and go read You Wish by Mandy Hubbard also… holy fudgesicles that is a fantastic book.
15. Pride and Popularity by Jenni James – I’m pretty sure you can guess what this book was written about… haha go read the other books by Jenni James, she’s writing a whole “series” based on Jane Austen’s books *swoon*
Now, you might think, three books written to the theme of Pride and Prejudice? H*** to the no, nothing can be as good as the original! But hey, give ’em a chance. They’re fantabulous. And yes, that’s a word.
So, yeah, that’s it. 15 books for you to read. And seriously, go read them. The library is free, after all. You’ve got nothing stopping you.
Oh and since this is a photo a day post, I’ll attach a picture of me enjoying reading!
SIGNED BY ALLIE FREAKING CONDIE (go read her books too!) Sorry for the terrible quality… stupid webcam
Until next time, Em 🙂