Books of Supreme Heart | Top Ten Tuesday

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish, in which every Tuesday we list ten things (or more, or less) about that week's topic. This week's topic is faves. We all have faves, even though it's quite hard to narrow it down, so today I'll be doing a genre breakdown. My genre is contemporary, because contemporary makes you feel all the things and there's so many jewels out there I just have to speak of them. 

Note that these are in no particular order.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

This book is about sisterhood and finding your way. It also has a particular boy named Peter Kavinsky, whom I would marry in the blink of an eye if he so asked me to, because well... he's Peter Kavinsky. Seriously read the book and you'll understand. Not only that but this book features a half-Korean main character (and tons of cookies and cakes and other delicious things).

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen

North of Beautiful is one of my favorite books of all time and it deserves so much love. This book is wonderful and has a lesson of how we're all beautiful. Especially because of our flaws, not in spite of them. There's also a sexy Chinese-American boy named Jacob and a trip to China and much self-discovery. This book seriously has the power to make me smile, laugh, rage, and cry. It's the full ride and you should read it right freaking now.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Or how I like to call it Ari and Dante. I love the title, but damn it's a mouthful. So, I love this book about two teenage boys in the 80s living in El Paso, Texas. A city notorious for its Hispanic population. I just feel like bragging about El Paso because, well, I live there now and growing up I visited all the time and this never happens to me, okay? Also the book is lovely and Mr. Alire Saenz needs to hurry up with the sequel or god so help me I will track his office down. Oh, and have I mentioned the book is beautiful and the writing is almost poetry and that you have to read it?

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Now, Fangirl is a fan favorite (see what I did there) and it's so meta there's even a book about the fanfiction in this book. All that aside, Fangirl is a sweet book. It's relateable, but also not. The first time I read it I was entering my freshman year of college so I had virtually no experience to relate it with, yet. However, I would reread this and find that, damn, this was me (aside from the cute guy in plaid but details are whatever) and Cath was among the most relatable characters ot there. There's also weird kissing and dance parties and one quote about tequila that is the absolute truth #preach.

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

When anyone asks me what I think about I'll Give You the Sun (and even when they don't) I always say I want to inject this book into my bloodstream. That is the truth and it will always be. This book is so beautiful, it's insane. The prose is heavy with metaphors, but that makes everything better. Trust me, I know my metaphors. Also, it's so damn artsy it should just be hung up on a museum, stat.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

This book is pure comedic gold. It's also kind of messed up in it's comedy. It's wrong, but so right. I swear, guys, I couldn't stop laughing when I read this book. Admittedly, I do have a very messed up sense of humor, but that is irrelevant. This book, as the title says, is about a dying girl and two dudes that try to befriend her. It's as awesome as it sounds. It also allows for a lot of messed up humor. It's a win-win.

Anything and Everything by Morgan Matson

That is not the title of one of her books. Sorry if you think it was and got excited about a new release. That is just not happening, yet. However, I do want to recommend any book by Morgan Matson. Any book. Amy & Roger's Epic Mouthful (I mean Detour)? Awesome. Second Chance Summer? Totally awesome. Since You've Been Gone? The best thing since sliced cheese. The Unexpected Everything? The next best thing to pizza parties.

Wanderlost by Jen Malone

I recently wrote a review for this book (which you should totally check out, just saying), because I fell in love with this book. It's cute. It has a European tour with senior citizens. A girl finding herself. Kissing in Europe (which as someone from across the pond sounds like way more romantic than a kiss in the desert at sunset) and just tons of good stuff.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

But also anything else by Sarah Dessen. I've been reading Dessen since I was like twelve. It's been eight years (I want you to know my fingers actually typed it's been twelve years before I realized it had only been eight) and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon. I have read most of her books and have loved every single one of them. My fave is Just Listen, though. However, sadly enough, it's at my parents' instead of here with me. Saint Anything is pretty kick ass too.

Love and Other Foreign Words by Eric McCahan

I read this book back in January (or maybe December) and I fell in love with it. It's a cute contemporary about love and family and just being a teenage girl in this confusing confusing world. I expected more romance (but then again I'm always down for anything romantic that will then make me feel crap about my life-long singledom), but the book was still all heart.


  1. I just LOVE your beautiful pictures! So, so stunning! It makes your post extraordinary. :)

    Great list! Have an awesome week!