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Way to make me stare helplessly at my computer, The Broke and the Bookish. We have to list our favorite books that we read in the last three years (it could also be possibly interpreted as books that have been published in the last three years instead). This feat is no small thing considering that not only have I grown greatly as reader in the last three years, but I also became a blogger and discovered ARCs (and other wonderful things) during this time. Besides, so many great books.
Disclaimer: in no way will this be comprehensive.
The Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce
Specifically, the series in audiobook format, narrated by Trini Alvarado (Little Women's Meg March). This was my saving grace during a particularly rough summer job. It was also when I finally read it after lots of urgings from fellow Pierce lovers.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Obviously. I cashed in my HP virgin card late last year. It was magical.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
This was the first book I read as an intent to blog about. It was also when I started to listen to my sister's book suggestions and read something totally out of my comfort zone. I ended up loving it and now I'm a fantasy nut.
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
My first ARC, which was beyond exciting. I have the lovely Bloomsbury to thank for that.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
My first (and only) NA, but more importantly, it made me feel things. I connect with characters, but this was a connection in a whole different way. Unexplainable, really.
The Plain Ole Goodies:
Parallel by Lauren Miller
It won many awards in my End of the Year Book Survey and rightly so. I kept thinking about it a long time afterwards.
Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen
The whole series deserves to be on this list (gender-bending fairytale retellings!), but this just stole my heart. Feelings galore. I also loved the author's note at the end and everything this book and series stands for. Again, thank you, Bloomsbury and Gaughen. Much love.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Another fantasy I need to reread. I just remember being completely hung up on this book during one of the busiest months of the year: December.
United We Spy by Ally Carter
This could really double as a life-changer and a goodie considering that it's the last book in my beloved Gallagher Girl series.
The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I won't ever stop talking about this book. Excluding the sequel, I have never had a book surprise me so much. Nothing but win.
Which books stand out for you in the last three years?