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1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling– Those of you that check out our Top 10s might notice a pattern here. . .I love this series, so I guess that it shouldn’t shock anyone it’s on this list too. . .I can’t tell you how much I was crying while reading this book, not just because it was the end but because Ron and Hermoine FINALLY kiss, you find out about Snape whom we all loved to hate until then and because Harry willing to give up everything for everyone else to live. . .at the end when he is talking to his parents?! UGH. I’m getting teary eyed just writing this. . .Can you imagine what a blubbering idiot I’m going to be when I can finally get to the park in Orlando?! ~Maggie
2. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson– OMG how I loved this book. I laughed, I cried. . .thank God Dixie told me to read it 😛 ~Maggie
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins– I’m including the whole series because the whole thing was that great. . .though I reacted more to the first two books, can’t wait to see how the movie comes out! ~Maggie
4. Against the Rules by Linda Howard – I don’t want to spoil this one for someone who hasn’t read it. . .it’s an older book and of course the leading alpha man is damaged, but when he breaks down and cries because he thinks she left? UGH ~Maggie
5. The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa – I’m including this series even though I’m still reading it because it changed my mind about fairy books. This is the first series with them that I actually like and now if I see something that sounds interesting but has fairies in it I don’t just walk away. . .I actually take the time to try and read it. ~Maggie
6. Princess Diaries Series by Meg Cabot – oh where can I find me a Michael Moscovitz? No really…where can I find one? Because if you know a guy that reminds you of him, he’s single and over 21 let me know!
7. The Cubicle Next Door by Siri Mitchell – I have mentioned this book before. I am so glad I took the plunge to read it because if I had known it was a “Christian” book before, I would not have even picked up a copy. Not that I have anything against Christian books or that I’m not a Christian, but I don’t want to be preached to…but this book did not do that. And it really was a love story that wasn’t like all the others I’d read. ~Dixie.
8. Couldn’t I Start Over by Jean Thessman – this is an older YA book, from the 80’s (GASP!), but I’ve read it so often, it seems timeless. Parts of it break my heart and parts of it fill my soul. It’s amazing what books can do for us, isn’t it? ~Dixie
9. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte –I hate this book. I hate this movie. There is nothing you can say that will affect my opinion about these two people, Katherine and Heathcliff, who are so incredibly stubborn and selfish. They totally belong together. ~Dixie
10. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin – The blurb on the back of the book fascinated me. A woman sleeps with her best friend’s fiancé. How could you have anything but sympathy for the best friend? How would this end well? Surely, only a horrid person would do something so despicable. And yes, what she did was horrible, but the story of the hows and whys and the reader coming to realize the heroine is not always the perfect person who makes the exact correct decisions every time (like most chick lit books these days make you think is possible). We’re all fallible. We all make mistakes. And sometimes it means not doing the right thing. LOVE THIS BOOK! (The movie, not so much.) ~Dixie