Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is Top Ten Books I've Read So Far This Year. I've barely read more than ten books since the beginning of the year! A couple of them have been real stinkers, so I'm not about to include them in a top ten list. Instead, I've listed the four books that have come out on top. Two of them are historical novels written in free verse. The other two are contemporary novels set in Australia. I certainly surprised myself; I thought I wasn't a huge fan of historical or contemporary! Here are my top three reads of 2014 (so far):
Surrender by Sonya Hartnett
I gave this novel, told in flashbacks, 4 ladybugs out of 5.
The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle
I gave this historical novel about a Cuban poet, written in free verse, 4.14 ladybugs out of 5.
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
I gave this historical novel about the Dust Bowl, written in free verse, 4.43 ladybugs out of 5.
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
I gave this novel, written in epistolary format, 4.57 ladybugs out of 5.