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The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
I figured I should just go ahead and get this one out of the way. I don't have a clue why I haven't read it yet - I read Looking For Alaska and I loved it. Everyone loves this book, and everyone loves John Green. And yet...I've only read one book. Like 8 years ago. And in other news, a bus full of 16 year olds spoiled the ending of this book and it's totally the reverse of what I was expecting (if you've read it you know what I mean. Probably.) So I still don't know when I'll work my way up to reading it. I'll probably get to his other books first haha
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale was one of the most amazing, influential books I have ever read. It is by far my favourite dystopia, and I also loved The Blind Assassin which is a totally different sort of writer. Clearly I love, love, LOVE Margaret Atwood...so why haven't I read one of the most lauded dystopias ever...written by the author of my favourite dystopia?
The Girl of Fire and Thorns - Rae Carson
I have only heard fantastic things about this book. It's fantasy. It has a nonstandard heroine. It has basically the set up that sounds like I'll love it. ...still haven't read it.
Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi
I don't know anything about this book. Except that there's a really smoking love triangle apparently. And it's addicting.
On the Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta
I didn't mention it on the blog (I don't think?) but I FREAKING LOVED The Lumatere Chronicles. I will read anything by this author, regardless of genre. Give it to me now.
Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
So, vampires are rarely my thing. And the cover features an Angelina Jolie lookalike. And yet...I know SO many people who are totally into this series. I need to just go judge for myself!
The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery
This appears to be everyone's favourite not-Anne story!
The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness
The concept seems awesome, a lot of people I whose opinions I respect really liked it. Also Tamora Pierce gave it 5 stars and an awesome review (from what I could tell. I skimmed)
Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell
I know, I know! This is even worse that TFIOS I think. I loved Fangirl, and hello this features like the only white/asian relationship with the same gender/race set up as my boyfriend and I! It also has all the marks for a contemporary/historical fiction? novel that I'll love
Between Shades of Gray - Ruta Sepetys
Ok I can honestly be excused a little bit for this one because I honestly thought it was a 50 Shades of Grey sequel. Which considering what it's actually about it well...embarrassingly offensive lol
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