My friend Melanie emailed me and asked if I had any thoughts about the list and. . .well, of course I do. Out of the 235 books, I've read (or tried to read) 120 of them.
I won't bore you with the entire list of the ones I've read, but I did do four categories. First, my favorite books from the list that I've written about on my blog (so no commentary because dude, an entire review!). Second, books I loved but never reviewed. Third, my LEAST favorite books on the list. And finally, the books I started and just could not get through.
I Love You Like My Own Child and Talked Way Too Much About It On My Blog:
I Love You But I Didn't Say A Word About It:
- I can see why this book is banned like crazy, but whew, I couldn't stop thinking about it. This book is MASTERFULLY written.
- This series? One of my favorite things I read in Boston. So fun.
- I didn't read this until I was 19 and then I felt like I'd missed out for years. The beginning of my dystopian love.
- No Frankie Landau Banks, but so delightful.
- This book? Mind-bogglingly well-done.
- I love Melina Marchetta so much. Great realistic fiction.
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- I'm a little hesitant about recommending it because of some swearing and sex, but I personally LOVED it.
- I cannot believe I've never written about these books. I recommend them a lot.
Blah, I Do Not Like You, Sam-I-Am:
- I didn't hate this book, but it was just a little too much for me. I just couldn't embrace it.
- . This book went on for ages with nothing happening. So if that's your kind of book, you'll love this one.
- Must you seriously be so long and convoluted? I barely survived the first one and didn't even try the second one.
- This book was ridiculously weird.
- Shannon Hale recommended this one, and despite my love for her books, I have found many of her recommendations to not be very good for me.
- I know everyone loves these. They did exactly nothing for me.
- Whoa, so weird.
- Another series that people adore and I cannot understand the hype about at all
- This one was WILDLY buzzed and it was so very very average.
- It is sad how many books on this list are Printz winners.
- Stockholm Syndrome book that has been widely loved and left me cold.
- And another Printz. Longest 200 pages of my life.
You Killed My Will to Live, So I Sent You Back to the Library:
- . I knew it was bad when a character had an airline seat tray embedded in her forehead. It was downhill from there.
- . Too mature for me.
- . So much hype, didn't grab me, I gave up.
- . I tried so hard (200 pages of trying!) but I never got hooked.
- . I lasted all of half a CD before the swearing turned me off.
- . Another audiobook where the language was more than I could take.
- I love fluffy, but this was just toooo fluffy for me.
- . Everyone I know and trust LOVES these books. I have tried multiple times and still can't get more than 10 pages in.
- . The violence in this was just more than I could stomach.
- . Even Kayla's love for this book couldn't convince me to keep going.