Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Top 5 Wednesday: Top 5 Non YA Books

So here's a fun category for this weeks Top 5, my Top 5 Non YA Books. This topic wasn't too hard for me, because I like to read all kinds of books, not just YA. This Top 5 will be adult books that I have loved and enjoyed from all time and as recently as 2014. So here's my Top 5 in no real particular order.

Title Confessions of a Shopaholic
Author: Sophie Kinsella
I love anything Sophie Kinsella. If you want a great chick lit, laugh-out-loud, romantic book, then Kinsella is the one to turn to. I've read most of her Confessions of a Shopaholic series and some of her other novels and have loved them all. Her writing and the situations she comes up with for her characters actually makes me laugh out loud. That might not sound like much to you, but it is rare for me to really laugh out loud while reading a book. I'll find situations funny inside my head, but LOL's are a rare thing for me. So yeah, I love Sophie Kinsella. Any book by her is going to be great.

Title: Vicious
Author: V.E. Schwab
This has been in so many posts, but I can't help it cause I love it. Anti-Heroes!!! Super Powers!! Victor!!! I'm not gonna say a lot because I've already gushed about this one enough. If you haven't read it yet, Go... NOW!! You won't be disappointed.

Title: Night Film
Author: Marisha Pessl
I believe I've talked about this one before too, but I'll talk about it again. This book was one of the most addicting books I've read in a long time. It didn't really feel like a book, but more like a weird movie that I just couldn't turn away from. I loved the incorporation of pictures and files and extra bits of fun that was sprinkled all throughout the text. The ending might not have been exactly what I wanted, but I enjoyed every moment while reading this one.

Title: The First Days
By: Rhiannon Frater
One word, Zombies. Do I need to say more? So, it is no surprise that I have a love for any and all things zombie. Hello Walking Dead? So I devour anything zombie I can get my hands on (haha I made a sort of pun or something there. If you didn't get it then it is understandable because it was probably a bad pun. Probably wasn't even a pun. I should probably look up the word pun and see what it means.) I fell in love with this book. From the first page I was hooked. It's all about being right there as the zombie apocalypse starts to happen and the struggle for survival. It's not so much the zombies that I end up loving, but the story of how people struggle to survive in such harsh conditions. I also like how this is not one of those zombie books that tries to change my view of zombies from monster to human being that shouldn't be killed. In my mind, once a person succumbs to the zombie bite and dies their first death, their reanimation as zombie doesn't make them human anymore. They are forever altered, forever changes, and beyond coming back. The cure is not gonna happen for them. They only way to deal with them is to put them out permanently and try to rebuild the world. I'm always happy to read zombie tales that try and go a different way though. Anyway, all you need to know is this is an awesome zombie book and start to a great series.

Title: The Six Gun Tarot
Author: R.S. Belcher
This one is kind of my wild card pick I guess. I read it this year (2014) and the story was so strange and fun. I picked this book up mainly cause the cover caught my eye. One thing that I think the library is especially good for is picking up and trying books that you would never take the chance of buying. Sometimes you discover something really cool and this book was something fun and unexpected. So judging books by their covers isn't a bad thing at all. Oh and details Western, a sheriff that doesn't die, a deputy that's more animal than man, and a strange jade eye.

So those are my Top 5 Non YA Books. Some of these choices were my favorites and others I just really enjoyed. These are some books that have really stuck in my mind because of their awesomeness. Sometimes venturing out of the YA bubble can be fun. I encourage reading whatever you want and maybe experimenting and having a mix of books in your life. 
If you want to do your own Top 5 Wednesday, then you definitely should. Here's the link to the goodreads group

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