First up is Books I Thought I'd Like...and I Was Right! These are books that came from imprints I tend to love, had authors I've enjoyed before and/or had concepts that seemed right up my alley.
Cinders and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed
Also Known As by Robin Benway
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
Second category is Books I Wasn't Sure I'd Like...But Ended Up Loving This is a really exciting category where I hoped to like the book (that's why I decided to read it) but there was maybe something about the concept or other reviews that left me unsure. Thankfully I did read them and I loved them.
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Dancing in the Dark by Robyn Bavati
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman
Pivot Point by Kasie West
Third category is Kickass Sequels. These are books where I enjoyed the first book but wasn't sure if the its sequel would suffer second-book syndrome. Luckily that didn't happen here and I am on tenterhooks waiting for the next installment in this exciting worlds. This is a huge category and I'm so glad there are so many books on it.
Prodigy by Marie Lu
Everbound by Brodi Ashton
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Confederates Don't Wear Couture by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend by Louise Rozett (check back on Sunday for a chance to win this!)
Fourth category is Outstanding Middle-Grade Titles. I don't read a lot of MG so this only has one title but it's one I highly recommend for a fun time.
Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff by Paul Weston
Fifth category is Adult Books. I'm obviously mainly a YA reader/blogger but earlier this year I had an itch for some other categories. Pretty much everything I read during that time was fantastic and I just wanted to share the titles with you in case you find yourself in a similar situation.
Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
The Sword Dancer by Jeannie Lin
The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan
The sixth and last category is devoted to one author, being the Revelation category. This is an author I read for the first time this year, devouring both of her books and becoming an enthusiastic fangirl, both thrilled and anxious that I still have a third book by her to read (what will I read when I finish that?) I am, of course, talking about Rainbow Rowell and her books Eleanor and Park and Attachments. I cannot recommend these books enough!
So that is what I've been loving so far this year. Are any of these titles on your list? What other books do I need to check out?