Books of 2019: Favorite Reads So Far (YA Genre)

As I have mentioned in my previous post, I am on a book committee this year that is in the process of selecting the best YA books of the year for teens, a genre I am not a big fan of. However, as I am reading through these books, I am learning more about my reading tastes. It is not the general YA genre I have a distaste for, it is YA books published by US authors. I have realized that I have a preference for YA books published by UK authors, or more generally, foreign authors. They add something different and unique that goes beyond the generic brand and writing style that is usually accompanied with YA books. Continue reading “Books of 2019: Favorite Reads So Far (YA Genre)”

Friday Debate: Favorite Books of the Year

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Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question:  Continue reading “Friday Debate: Favorite Books of the Year”

Book Review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 512 pages

Published: February 8, 2018

Publisher: Raven Books

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Mystery & Thriller Continue reading “Book Review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton”

Friday Debate: The Great American Read

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Favorite Books of All TIme

Top Ten TuesdaysTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today’s post is:

FREEBIE — your choice!”

I have been blogging since March and I just realized that I never really mentioned which books are my favorite. I have said one particular book was my favorite but never a list. And when I say favorites, I mean favorite books that I will most likely read in the future. So that is my “freebie” for this week, top ten favorite books of all time (listed backwards):

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10. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

This use to be higher on my list but another book (which will be mentioned) took its place. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve place in my top ten. This far beyond chick lit, even wouldn’t call it a love story. It was just a true and honest examination between a female friendship that you rarely see in women’s fiction.

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9. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

This book was different from anything else I have ever read. I didn’t like any of the characters. I was rooting for both of the main characters to fail and yet I loved every last word of it.

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8. The Gemma Doyle Series by Libba Bray

I know I’m cheating but this series was so good I couldn’t just pick one. It was so refreshing to see a female witch independent and making her own decisions. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesdays: Favorite Books of All TIme”