April 16, 2013

Top Ten Books Everyone's Read But Me That I'm Dying to Read (19)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
It's Top Ten REWIND week! So I went on The Broke and the Bookish blog, looked at the list of previous topics and decided to COMBINE two topics. So I'm taking Top Ten Books Everyone's Read But Me and Top Ten Books That I'm Dying to Read and rolling it all into one. Because why would I be dying to read all these books that my blogger friends have read and raved about?


1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
I've actually already purchased this book. It's sitting on my bed back in NYC, waiting for me to reenter the country and pounce on top of it. Which I will, partially because everyone loves it and because my friend Leah once told me that whenever she shows the author pictures to our friends back at school they ask if I've aged, taken on a pseudonym and written a book. Because apparently I'll look like Rainbow Rowell in a couple of years? I don't know. 

2. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I actually have plans to read this one with Rachel and Gillian as soon as I can download the ebook from my library website. Which could take a while. But a lot of people I know have been raving about this book recently (notably Judith), so I should get on that. 

3. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
I LOVE fantasy and everyone tells me this one's REALLY GOOD. And Margot's always raving about it on Tea Time. So basically I have a million incentives to read this one, so I just need to DO IT, y'know?

4. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
This is another book I'm just about to start. Again, I love fantasy so I'm excited for this one - partially because everyone loves it, but also because all three books are already out so I won't have to wait. 

5. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I only hear good, squeal-y things about this book. And I love squeal-y books. But I'm waiting until the cover redesign to buy all of the books in the series. 


6. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
I think everyone read this series back when I was devouring Tamora Pierce books/only had eyes for fantasy books. So I guess I need to backtrack and work my way through this series.

7. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Confession time? I'd never even heard of Melina Marchetta until a couple of months ago when my friend Leah (yes, the same Leah from #1 on this list) told me she was her favorite (this is when I confessed my love of Tamora Pierce to her). I bought Jellicoe Road soon after but haven't gotten around to it yet. Soon, Leah. Soon.

8. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
My friend Lexi has been pushing me to read this one since LONG before I was a blogger. And then I became a blogger and you guys were all READREADREAD. I'm getting there, guys, I promise. Especially since book 2 is coming out super soon. And Sarah J. Maas is going to BEA. All exciting.

9. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
This is another complete trilogy. And it's about outer space? I like outer space. I didn't always - I wasn't that little kid who wanted to be an astronaut or anything. But the recent development of my obsession with Doctor Who has changed a couple of things in my life, to be sure.

10. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Yet another finished series. Everyone FREAKED OUT when Boundless came out, so angels or not, I REALLY want to read it. 

Considering one of the qualifiers of this list is "books everyone's read," tell me, WHICH SHOULD I READ FIRST? Let me know in the comments below! 

72 comments:

  1. I really want to read E&P too. I'll have to look up the author and see if she's your doppleganger lol. VA is pretty great and Anna is fantastic! You'll probably like it because you were just in france! And Sloppy first is one of my favorite series. The main character has so much snark and I laugh out loud even after rereading it for the 100th time. Great list! My TTT

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    1. Oh man. Paris. I miss it every. day. >.< And I LOVE snark. So I should really get on that.

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  2. Vampire Academy, Graceling, Girl of FIre and THorns and Anna are all AMAZING! I hope you love them as much as I do. I was underwhelmed with across the universe.

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    1. Hmmmm I don't want to be underwhelmed by AtU!!! But I am excited about the rest!!!

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  3. I haven't read Vampire Academy or Anna and the French Kiss yet either. I loved Jellicoe Road.

    My TTT
    http://areaderintime.blogspot.com/2013/04/top-ten-series-i-havent-finished-yet.html

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    1. I want to LOVE Jellicoe Road also!! And I can't wait to read the rest ^_^

      Thanks for stopping by Susanne!

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  4. Ok I just got around to Vampire Academy a few weeks ago. And I just finished Eleanor and Park today. SO GOOD! Anna is a definite, need to get on that kinda book!
    Great list!
    Deidra @ Simply Books.
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    1. Thanks Deidra!! I keep all of that in mind once I get started on this list!!

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  5. Vampire Academy is awesome! And the spin-off, bloodlines, is even better!

    I've had Graceling and Unearthly in my TBR list for so long, but I never get around reading them.

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    1. Oooh spin-offs. I like spin-offs. And ugh. TBRs are rough. Mine's enormous and it freaks me out.

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  6. I strongly recommend Across the Universe, Vampire Academy, Graceling and . . . wait. Pretty much almost all of those books on the list. Get reading! ;)

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    1. hahaha I KNOW. I REALLY NEED TO GET TO READING. >.<

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  7. These are pretty much all on my TBR list too except for The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I read it. It's a good book but it's not like a favorite or anything. I guess we better get reading!

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    1. It's a serious pile, especially since a lot of these are series. I don't even know how it's going to happen but I am going to TRY. >.<

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  8. Had I chose this topic, Eleanor and Park would be on it. I've heard so many good things about it but still haven't read it! Perhaps you'll get round to these reads some day!

    My TTT: Bookish Pet Peeves

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    1. YES. I AM GOING TO GET TO THESE READS. I AM.

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  9. My gosh! You have to read Vampire Academy before this year ends, to be ready for the movie next year! You also need to read Anna! It's an amazing book :D I'm also dying to read Sloppy Firsts :D
    Top Ten Tuesday @ Divergent Gryffindor

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    1. I heaaaar all of the praise for Vampire Academy. Movies always push me along!

      Thanks for stopping by! ^_^

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  10. Completely with you on Eleanor & Park, everyone's talking about it and I'm lagging behind as usual!
    Actually read Anna and the French Kiss and I recommend it, it's great :D
    Currently reading Shades of Earth, the last book in the Across the Universe trilogy, and I can really recommend it, I wouldn't have read the entire trilogy if I didn't like it so...yeah, get on that! :D

    Awesome list by the way, mine would never be just a top ten, I'd be able to come up with a million (or so) books that fit in this category :P

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    1. SERIOUSLY. I actually do have a million or so books that fall into this category but I narrowed it down. Because I doubt you guys would actually want to scroll through such a list. >.<

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  11. If it makes you feel any better, I haven't read ANY of these books either. The ones I'm most interested in are Eleanor and Park and Jellicoe Road. The other ones are not ones that really stand out to me, but that I really want to read just to be able to have my own opinion when everyone else talks about them! Great list :)

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    1. I SO ALWAYS WANT TO KNOW WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT. It stresses me out when my friends are talking about a series and I have no idea what it is. But I also want to read these - Eleanor and Park and Jellicoe Road are totally on the top of the list for me too!!

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  12. I've only read a few of these books, I've just gotten myself a copy of Eleanor & Park, so I'll be reading that soon, as everyone seems to have LOVED it. I own Throne of Glass and Graceling, but I just haven't gotten round to reading them. I will do soon, I'm sure. Great list!

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    1. I WANT TO READ ALL OF THESE SOON! I hope you get to all of the ones YOU want to get to, and soon!

      Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  13. I'm also still dying to read Girl of Fire and Thorns and Throne of Glass! They are literally glaring at me from my bookshelf RIGHT NOW, but I have deadlines to meet D: They will be fit in as soon as the semester is over and I take a week to do nothing but read >.>

    Anya @ On Starships and Dragonwings

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    1. Mmm taking a week to do nothing by read. I want it. So much.

      Thanks for stopping by Anya!

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  14. Vampire Academy is absolutely perfect, one of my faves. And Across the Universe is great as well.

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    1. I'm glad you liked!!! I hope I do too ^_^

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  15. I finished Anna and the French Kiss yesterday and everybody's right: it's amazing! But I understand your cover argument! I'm a sucker for that too ;)

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    1. I JUST WANT THE PRETTY COVERS! And I NEED them to all match. It's a disease. But I'm excited to read an amazing book! ^_^

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  16. I need to read Graceling, too, Gaby! I keep hearing it's so great, and I LOVE YA fantasy, so it's definitely on my TBR. Same with the Jessica Darling books.

    OMG, you haven't read ANNA?! SO SO GOOD, girl. SO GOOD.

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

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    1. I know. I KNOW. Must read Anna. And all of the rest >.<

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  17. I love that you combined two topics! Great idea. So many of these I have been meaning to read - VA, Graceling, Jellicoe Road. I've read Eleanor and Park, Anna and the French Kiss and Unearthly. I've loved them all, especially E&P and Anna.

    Hope you get to these soon. Happy reading :)

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    1. I HOPE I GET TO THESE SOON TOO! And thanks!! Happy reading to you too! ^_^

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  18. I've read a few of these books and loved them - starting with the Vampire Academy series - loved all the books, so hurry up and get to them :-)

    Tanya Patrice
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    1. YES! I will. My library is making it hard for me to get my hands on the ebook of Vampire Diaries, otherwise I'd likely have finished it already!! >.<

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  19. EEEEK--- good list! Yay for Vampire Academy-- haha No secret how I feel about that one. ;)

    I still need to read a bunch on your list, but what makes it more ridiculous is that I have them already, but they are just sitting there!!! I hate that.

    I do not have The Girl of Fire and Thorns, but both Jamie and Margot have me convinced It's my kind of book.

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    1. Seriously. So many of my blogging friends love VA. I must get on it - and The Girl of Fire and Thorns. And YES I have so many of these books (and others) that just SIT on my shelf. It's so frustrating.

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  20. Jellicoe Road is an immediate must read! Eleanor & Park, Anna, Sloppy Firsts, and Unearthly are all great also.
    I'm reading the Vampire Academy series right now. It's been on my radar for years, but somebetty pushed it hard and it's so much better than I thought it would be.

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    1. Y'know, I didn't know about Vampire Academy until recently! So it's fair that I haven't picked it up yet. I don't have those kind of excuses for some of the others... But all of these have been pushed on me to a certain degree by someone, so I really do want to read them!

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  21. Sloppy Firsts and Anna and the French Kiss are two of my all-time favorites. I keep meaning to read The Girl of Fire and Thorns, but just haven't gotten around to it, yet! Great post!

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    1. Thanks Natalie!! I really do need to get around to Sloppy Firsts and Anna!! Also The Girl of Fire and Thorns, but mostly the first two!!

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  22. Ah Fire and Thorns is amazing as is the sequel. Graceling is also a great fantasy novel! VA is superb too! I can't believe you havent read them yet! Happy Reading!

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    1. I know, I know, I can't believe I haven't read them either!!! I will get to them, I promise

      Thanks for stopping by, Annabelle!

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  23. I have THOUGHTS and FEELS about every single book on this list, so pardon me for leaving an extra long comment this week. Just wanted to warn you before I got down to it!

    1. Eleanor & Park - I really, really liked this one. It was so wonderfully written, and my favorite part is the romance between the two title characters. Other people had issues with parts of the book, but as for me, I LOVED it.

    2. Vampire Academy - Cass and Judith (and Betty and a few more people) have been pushing me to read this series. I wasn't going to initially since I couldn't find it yet at my usual library branch. BUT it was meant to be because I saw a used copy on sale for $1 and thought - gee, guess I have to read it now. Not sure when I'll do it, but it WILL happen.

    3. The Girl of Fire and Thorns - I have this one out from the library and will be reading it for my IT TAKES TWO feature with Cassie. I did read the first chapter and it already hooked me. I need to devote one Saturday to simply reading this one through. Plus, I agree - Margot's continued promotion of this series makes me curious.

    4. Graceling - I want to read this series again. It's one of my favorites, this first book especially, but I've never actually read Bitterblue and finished it. I hope you do get a chance to read it and meet the fantastic characters that are Katsa and Po.

    5. Anna and the French Kiss - SO SUPER CUTE. This was a book that got my non-reader friend reading, so it's definitely awesome! I love this one a lot, but I liked Lola a teensy bit more.

    6. Sloppy Firsts - I've not yet read this series, but I've meant to for years. Again, fate must have decided it's time because I found the first book for, you guessed it, $1. I seriously cannot wait to get started on this series and find out what all the fuss is about.

    7. Jellicoe Road - This was my first Marchetta book and it's oh so beautiful. It takes a while to get into the rhythm of it, but I loved it. I soaked it up like a sponge, and wanted to hug it when I was done.

    8. Throne of Glass is one of my favorite debuts of last year. It's by no means perfect, especially if you read a lot of fantasy (it's fantasy light, if I'm being honest). But I love Celaena. I love the world. I love the boys (Chaol is my favorite). And Sarah J. Maas is one of my favorite people EVER.

    9. Across the Universe series - I have the first two and I may be reading them + the third one this weekend. I'm very curious, and have been since I first heard of it. I've also gotten the opportunity to see Beth and hear her talk about the series, and it sounds FASCINATING.

    10. Unearthly is super good! I read the first one back in February, and loved it. And I just finished the second one last night. Will be ending the series this week and I'm so nervous about finding out what happens in the last one (and specifically, which boy she ends up with).

    Okay, whew. I think I'm done now.

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    1. OH YOU. I love you. Because if I didn't already totally NEED to read EACH AND EVERYONE OF THESE BOOKS, I totally do now. <3 <3

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  24. I am following Alexa's lead and leaving you a SUPER MEGA LONG COMMENT.

    1. Also totally intend to read Eleanor and Park, since everyone is obsessed with it.

    2. Vampire Academy. Soon, so soon, we will read this book. I still can't help but wince every time I look at the cover, since I hate it, but we'll see what's inside.

    3. It's actually GIRL of Fire and Thorns, and the sequel is CROWN of Embers. The sequel is one of my all-time favorite fantasy reads EVER, with my fave love interests EVER, so GET ON THAT, GIRL. SERIOUSLY.

    4. I was a late comer to Graceling as well, but I'm so glad I read it. It's really amazing. A true fantasy classic.

    5. Anna and the French Kiss: As Alexa said, this is CUTER THAN THE CUTEST CUTE THING YOU'VE EVER SEEN. As someone who is currently gallivanting around Europe, I think you'd love hanging out with Anna in Paris. It's such a fun book.

    6. I was that rare person reading BOTH Tamora Pierce and Sloppy Firsts. GO INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO MARCUS FLUTIE, WOMAN, STAT.

    7. I haven't read a single word of Melina Marchetta, and like you hadn't even heard of her until I became a book blogger! I guess I need to get on that also.

    8. THRONE OF GLASS. THROOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE OOOOOOOOOOF GLASS READ IT NOW STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING YOU FOOLISH GIRL CHAOL WESTFALL AWAITS YOU

    9. Haven't read Across the Universe yet either, but I've had it on my list for ages.

    10. Ditto above. I'm not super into angels, but I own the first book, and everyone I know completely loves it, so one day.

    Sorry I kind of yelled at you, I just got EXCITED. ALSO MAY IS SO SOON AND THAT IS EXCITING ALSO

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    1. ... I LOVE EACH AND EVERY WORD COMPOSED IN CAPS LOCK IN THIS POST. And every other word as well. DUH. I will get to ALL of these books. I will I will I will.

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  25. Eleanor & Park. Get ON it. Srsly.

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  26. You are going to love Graceling. Kristin Cashore is a very clear descendant of Tamora Pierce, and her series just gets better and better as you go. (Fire is my absolute favorite.)

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    1. mmm I AM SO EXCITED. *hugs anything and everything compared to Tamora Pierce*

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  27. I loved Eleanor & Park! And Jellicoe Road is sitting on my shelf still, but I really do need to read it!

    Lisa
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    1. Well then GET TO IT! I know I'm working on doing just that ^_^

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  28. Lol, not everyone! I have only read Anna and the French Kiss out of this list. And yes it's as AMAZING as everyone says :)

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    1. Ugh. I KNOW. I HAVE TO. I will. And you should read the rest of the ones on this list too!

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  29. I can't believe you haven't read Anna and the French Kiss! I'm trying to remember if I saw Molli trying to convince you to join her read-along on Twitter. It was my second time reading it and I loved it even more this time around! I've read Vampire Academy and Across the Universe, but other than that, all of these books are on my list too - I even own Unearthly and Sloppy Firsts.

    I had a heck of a time narrowing it down to just ten when I did this topic a few weeks ago. It seems we all compulsively buy books and then just let them sit! lol From your list, I've read Venom and The Catastrophic History of You and Me (didn't love them), and The Diviners has been sitting on my shelf for awhile, but I won that one - I'm bad at reading books I win too!

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    1. Molli ran it by me but I'm abroad and my library doesn't have the ebook. I'm really just waiting for all three companion books to come out with the same covers. I want all the pretties lined up in a row.

      And yeah, this is a TOUGH LIST. >.<

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  30. *sigh* Oh Gaby. At least half of these have me desperate to find you, sit on you, and hold the book in front of your face until you finish it. Honestly! Get on it girl! :P

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  31. I'm flapping so hard I'm going to take off.

    Read GIRL OF FIRE & THORNS first. One of the boys was #1 on my TTT this week. As were two boys from THRONE OF GLASS. And a boy from GRACELING. My lands. You're in for such a treat.

    My TTT: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2013/04/top-10-tuesday-rewind-my-book-boyfriends.html

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    1. I KNOW I'M SO EXCITED especially since I lovelovelove fantasy. I'm just always so afraid to pick up a new fantasy novel because a lot of the times they don't measure up.

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  32. Sorry this is going to be a bit of a long comment ;)

    Eleanor & Park...ohmygosh I went into this book with high expectations and it did not disappoint! It gets harder and harder for me to like contemporaries as I read more of them but this one stood out. Vampire Academy...so I JUST read all of these. I started in January and finished the 2nd week of February. The first two or so are OK but once you get to the end of book three you are not going to want to stop! I was late to the party but am so glad i came ;)The Girl of Fire and Thorns...I was not expecting to love this series the way I do. Book 1 is good but book 2 IS FABULOUS. Sloppy Firsts...these books were high school to me! I need to read this series again because it has been too long since I had my Jessica/Marcus fill. Across the Universe...I feel like this series is unique because there is not that much YA that is set in space and the series has a really good wrap-up in my opinion.

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    1. SPACE. I LOVE OUTER SPACE. I also love fantasy and contemporary and ugh I don't even know. So many books I want to read. But it's good to know I should keep going with VA. Chances are I would just stop after one if I didn't like - especially since it's such a long series.

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  33. Anna and the French Kiss!! Eleanor and Park!! Across the Universe!! Jellicoe Road!! You must read ALL of these!! Seriously, Gaby ... get on it!

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  34. Wow, I've read 8 of these and all I can say is you've got some excellent books in your future :)

    I really want to read Eleanor and Park. I've only read amazing things about that book!

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  35. Eleanor & Park is so unique and authentic and sweet and sad and colorful and just overall beautiful. If you read VA, I will start happy dancing for sure. If you couldn't already tell, I am OBSESSED with it. (But I assume you DID notice. ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS OH MY GOODNESS READ IT NOW. Just kidding. Sort of. It's my favorite YA romance and it involves PARIS. You'll love it. And you'll recognize everything ahhhh. And I enjoyed Unearthly a lot, though it's not a favorite of mine.

    As for the rest of these, *hides*, I still have to read ALL OF THEM. And ALL OF THEM are on my TBR list. And I WILL read all of them. Eventually. Because they sound awesome!

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    1. WE SHALL READ ALL OF THEM TOGETHER. And when you said I'll recognize everything in Anna, I suddenly got the urge to read it RIGHT NOOOOOOWWWW. I miss Paris. I MISS PARIS.

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