Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by The Broke and the Bookish.
I’m not in a book club, either on or offline, but I’ve always liked the idea of being a part of one. A group of likeminded people chatting about books – what wouldn’t be to love! So, this is my chance to create a fictional and virtual Young Adult book club! I’ve picked the books I’d love to read as part of a group, but I’ve split the list into two sets of five…
The Lovers List
These five books I love with all my heart! They’re all on my favourite’s shelf on my bookcase, and I cherish each one. All of them are the first books in a series… so I guess this would end up being five series I’d love to read with my book club?
Why I chose them? Well, I’d love to share the love with other people that love the books, and also try to convince people that don’t love them, to love them! ;-) And, also, to convince people that don’t typically read YA to give it a try and discover the awesome! (Yeah, maybe I’m taking on a bit too much… but I could try!!)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – In short, epicness on every level!
Angelfall by Susan Ee – It’s one of the best post-apocalyptic books I’ve ever read, plus, I love the banter between Raffe and Penryn!
Splintered by A.G. Howard – Would it be bad to say my reason to include this book was Morpheus? No?? Awesome! We can never have too much Morpheus in our lives…
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – What isn’t to love about the Lunar Chronicles!?
Night School by C.J. Daugherty – It’s a mystery/thriller series, and I love the characterisations and the plot twists. Seriously, book four was simply epic!
The Others List
This list is kind of the opposite of the lovers list. I’ve read all of them, and while I liked some of them, there was quite a few ‘meh’ moments.
Why I chose them? I want to see why people love them! I want to be convinced, and I’d love to chat about them and see if my opinions can be altered in any way with a reread.
Insurgent by Veronica Roth – I loved Divergent, but I was so disappointed with Insurgent. I could see the ending coming a mile away, and it...just... *sigh* I need convincing!
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – I liked it… but it reminded me way too much of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and that TV show was my entire early teenhood!
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa – Ok, this might be a little shallow… but I really want someone to try to convince me to like Ash! (I doubt it'll happen! Give me Puck any day…)
Delirium by Lauren Oliver – It wasn’t for me, and I found way too many inconsistencies… yet I wanted to like it, even though I didn't?! Maybe I could be convinced in a group setting?
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – I really enjoyed it… but Anna and St.Clair! I’m not their biggest fan. I’d love to be convinced otherwise!