Hey everybody! I’m back again with another Listify Tuesday post. Today we’re talking about books that I’ve and loved but I don’t own a copy of them! I personally think this is a crime and I’m out on a mission to buy myself a copy of all of these books. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy would be on this list but I recently bought a copy because its going to be a movie soon! Now on with the rest of the books.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I read this book way back in March of 2016 and loved it so much. They may mainly be because I am in love with Gansey and Ronan but the rest of the squad is so much fun and they adventures are crazy! Maggie’s writing is also so beautiful and pulled me in so easily. Every character was so lovable, it was amazing. Now I borrowed this one from the library and I actually don’t know how I found it or why I wanted to read it but I did and no I don’t have a copy of it for myself and that upsets me so much. Why I haven’t bought a copy yet… I don’t know. I only recently found it okay to buy a book you’ve already read even though I’m going to be reading it again because I still need to read books three and four and have forgotten too much to just jump right into them.
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
This one obviously goes hand and hand with the first one because its the second book in the series! I borrowed this one from the library as well just weeks after I read the first one and loved this one even more because it was more centered on Ronan than Gansey (even though I love Gansey just a tad bit more). This one was really creative and I so throughly enjoyed it.
Trapped by Michael Northrop
Okay so, I read this book in… Long time ago. Its been a while, probably early middle school. Maybe even late elementary school. But either way this book tore me apart. I literally cried real tears over this book. I was so invested the characters and cared so much for them and was so scared and concerned for their safety. This book, my young self, was just so amazing! I completely forgot about this book until a couple of months ago and I started going on the hunt for it (which wasn’t hard) and my heart soared out of my chest when I found it because it brought back so many feelings and emotions from reading it way back when. I can remember scenes so vividly playing out in my head and ugh, I just need my own copy so I can read it again.
Asking for Trouble by Sandra Byrd
I read this, I’m pretty sure, in 4th grade. Why books I read in elementary school hold the most sentimental value… I don’t know. Maybe because they really got me to be the reader I am today but really, I don’t know. This book was like the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before of my young life. It held an attractive, English, love interests who struggled for love with our main character and I loved that. I’ve been boy crazy and a hopeless romantic from the beginning and this book just fueled that. I remember loving it because of the size, it was so tiny! And I thought it was so cool that the main character moved to London and was on the newspaper comittee at her new school. That sounded like the best life someone could live to me. I also have vivid memories of reading this book and talking to my mom about it that I just want my own copy to bring more of those memories back because I really only remember one scene from the book…
The Giver by Lois Lowry
I read this one in 7th grade in Language Arts and loved it. I loved the imagination that was poured into this book and this book really started the whole process in my mind of how closely related dystopian books like this were to our own present world. In class discussions I’d find it mind blowing how this whole world could become ours one day based on the way people’s thoughts about society are changing constantly every day. I don’t remember much of this book to be honest, but I have seen the movie and thouroughly enjoyed it. I also read the second book in this quartet and I’d actually love to read the third and fourth books. So hopefully I can get them all really close together and kind of marathon them to see how they all connect because its not a series but I’ve heard that certain characters are mentioned it other books and I’d love to see that.
That’s all for today, folks! I hope you enjoyed this post and understand how I feel about these books. It was so easy to choose these (because I literally want to own a copy of every book I’ve ever liked) and I think I’m going to do a part two… What says you?