SUNNIVA’S TOP FIVE
Hi everyone! I’m Sunniva, and like Cheryl, I’m a rebel. Five top reads? Goodness, I could start out by naming every one of Cheryl’s books, and already I’d run out of room by bucket loads.
A few words about me first, then we’ll move on to my favorite books (not written by a co-blogger):
First of all, I’m honored to be a part of this four leaf clover. Kristy and Wenn are our seasoned bloggers, so I’ll be watching and learning. As for reviews, it’s something I’ve enjoyed for a while; when a novel hits me in the heart or the gut, I just have to write about it.
Originally, I’m from Norway, but I’ve moved around a bit, dipping into Spain and Argentina before settling in the US. I’ve been here for a decade and a half. The people, the climate, heck, even the language suits me perfectly.
But back to what matters!
I adore reading and writing angst, passion, deep love, and realistic conflicts that need solved between the protagonists. I love beautiful stories and endings that surprise me. The way a story is written means a heck-of-a-lot to me. It’s not everything though; to give a novel five stars, I need to crush on two of three:
1) the writing,
2) the execution of the conflicts,
3) the storyline.
Oh and I should mention that I’m an absolute sucker for layered, beautifully broken characters and awesome psychological development.
I have a hard time tagging books as “favorites,” but these are ten books that have stuck with me, touching me as a reader or a writer:
Thoughtless — by S.C. Stephens
I’ll Give You The Sun—Jandy Nelson
Find You In The Dark – A. Meredith Walters
Shatter Me —Tahere Mafi
On The Island—Tracy Garvis-Graves
Arsen, A broken love story—Mia Asher
Oh and if you think that was twelve reads, then you are right. But I’m pretty much number-dyslexic—and, plus, the two last ones aren’t novels and count as one. So there. Now we’re a lot closer to ten. 😛
Thank you for reading!
Look out for my reviews as they come.