Books I Want To Read

To those of you who don’t know me well yet, I am a girl who loves to read. I love books so much ever since when I was a little girl. I like to go to another whole new story, world, or go on an adventure and what better way to do all of those than to let yourself sink into the pages of a book?

I have so many books in mind that I would want to read and here are just some of them:

1. CONFESS by Colleen Hoover

At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.

2. I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson

Twin brother and sister Noah and Jude take turns narrating Nelson’s second novel as they navigate their complicated relationship—Jude is the beautiful, outgoing free spirit, while Noah struggles to come out of his shell, and the closet—and their subsequent falling out. The siblings’ stories jump through their high school years, weaving a complicated picture of teenage turmoil.

3. CINDER (THE LUNAR CHRONICLES) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

4. STOLEN by Lucy Christopher

Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back?

5. SOME BOYS by Patty Blount

When Grace meets Ian she’s afraid. Afraid he’ll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace. They call her a slut and a liar. But…Ian doesn’t. He’s funny and kind with secrets of his own.

But how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you believe in love?

6. THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER by Leslye Walton

Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird.

In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naïve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration.

That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo.

Have you read some of these books? What's in your reading list?

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31 Comments

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    Jae
    March 12, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I read I’ll Give You The Sun in November, and I liked it. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. 🙂

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      Alissa
      March 12, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Ahh can’t wait to read it. I’m reading confess right now

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    anethfrdz
    March 12, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    I wish I have all the time (and patience) in the world to read more books 🙁

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    Mikyu Maglasang
    March 12, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    I do love to read, but I’m finding it hard to find time to do so. T_T I have a lot of books in my to-read list, and I really hope I could get to them soon! I’m currently reading Anna and the French Kiss. 🙂

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      Alissa
      March 13, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      Ooh! I love Anna and the French Kiss! Read the next two books too. Made me fall in love.

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    Fingerling
    March 12, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I really want to read Cinder, too! It is getting closer to to the top of my list though as I read more and more 🙂

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      Tiffany Khyla
      March 13, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Read it! The Lunar Chronicles series is so amazing, as is Marissa Meyer. The cover for Winter, which is the last book in the series, was revealed today, and holy gorgeouesness!

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    Sandile Nene (@SandyNeneSA)
    March 12, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Awesome list. I am so guilty I need to get on reading again.

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    bitsofjoyce
    March 12, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    These are great pick, Ali! I’m saving up for a soft copy of CH books right now. it sucks that the local bookstores don’t have the books that I want! 🙁
    Oh, i’ve heard i’ll give you the sun and the strange and beautiful are awesome reads. 🙂

    – Joyce | http://www.bitsofjoyce.com/

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      Alissa
      March 13, 2015 at 11:50 am

      I can’t wait to read it. I’m actually reading Confess right now on ebook. Lol. I just can’t wait.

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        bitsofjoyce
        March 13, 2015 at 9:29 pm

        hihi. give me some hints. What is it all about? 🙂

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    Farrah
    March 13, 2015 at 1:52 am

    I found out about Cinder and I’ll Give You The Sun from GoodReads! They’re on my to-read list! :]

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      Alissa
      March 13, 2015 at 11:46 am

      I found them on a list of best YA books. Can’t wait to read it.

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    Tiffany Khyla
    March 13, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I absolutely love the Lunar Chronicles series. It’s the only book you mentioned that I’ve read! I think you may have gotten the description mixed because it’s actually a futuristic telling of Cinderella and not a collection of African-American poems haha. But I also want to read I’ll Give You the Sun and The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.

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      Alissa
      March 13, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Omg! Haha! Thanks for pointing that out. I didn’t even know. Lol, that was funny haha..

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    Noor Unnahar
    March 13, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I hadn’t heard about any of these books before but Stolen sounds like a book I’d love to read. Currently, I am reading Gone Girl on iBooks.

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      Alissa
      March 14, 2015 at 10:57 am

      I have seen Gone Girl movie and I love it! 🙂 I know a website where you can get books for free

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    Leigh cee
    March 14, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Hope you’ll finish all those books you want to read 🙂 unfortunately, im not a fan of books but i would really love to try finishing one.

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      Alissa
      March 15, 2015 at 10:54 am

      You should at least try one. 🙂 maybe you haven’t found the right book for you yet but I’m sure you’ll love it.

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    Mimi Gonzales
    March 14, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    I’m definitely crossing out a lot of books this summer. It’s about time I finish this year’s Goodreads challenge. Some of the similar books on my reading list are Confess (everyone around my bookworm group of friends are basically spazzing because of how good this book is — plus the fact that it’s COLLEEN HOOVER!) and also Cinder 🙂

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      Alissa
      March 15, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Omg Colleen is my favorite author! I’m reading confess now. I bought it on iBooks cod I couldn’t wait for the hard copy. I love all her books! Can’t wait to finish it so that I can start reading Cinder.

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    Renee :)
    March 15, 2015 at 8:39 am

    The Lunar Chronicles is an amazing series 🙂 I really enjoyed reading it, I think you will enjoy it too! 🙂

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      Alissa
      March 15, 2015 at 10:51 am

      Ooh! I can’t wait! 🙂

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    Jhanz
    March 15, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Have you read any Colleen Hoover books before? 🙂 I’m curious about Confess and I’ll Give You The Sun! 🙂

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    Paula
    March 16, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Stolen sounds intense and gentle… i should probably try to read that one!

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      Alissa
      March 17, 2015 at 11:15 am

      Yeah you totally should!

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    Helga Weber
    March 16, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Gonna get Stolen and The Lunar Chronicles for my Kindle! I just hope I have time to read them haha.

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    March 24, 2015 at 10:07 am

    […] READING// I’ve finished reading Confess by Colleen Hoover. One word for that book: OMG. Every Colleen Hoover book is just amazing. I love all of them but my favorite of hers is Hopeless and Ugly Love. Now, I’m reading Some Boys which is also featured in my Books I Want To Read. […]

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    Yshy
    March 28, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I’m intrigues with The Lunar Chronicles!! Haha, have you started reading any of this? 🙂

    P.S. – It’s my first time here in your blog and lovin’ it!

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      Alissa
      March 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you for liking my blog. Haven’t started it yet but it’ll be great for sure!

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    Roxanne
    March 30, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I love reading but sadly, I’ve never heard of these books before. 🙁 That’s why I would love to thank you sooo much for sharing these books with us! I now have more books that I will include in my reading list. I hope I’ll be able to get a copy of all of them. ♥ I’m so interested in reading Some Boys and The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. I hope I’ll be able to get a copy of those as soon as possible. xx
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