Tuesday, March 10, 2015

TTT #33: Books For Readers Who Like Standalones


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I didn't really want to just pick a genre so I decided to go with standalones. Although most of these turned out to be contemporary anyways..... A few of these have been out for awhile but I really enjoyed them! These are actually more general recommendations since some I've loved like Since You've Been Gone, I didn't include because it's already so well-loved~ Three of the books below belong to series but they can all be read as a standalone :)

Past Perfect by Leila SalesThe DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Fangirl by Rainbow RowellOn the Fence by Kasie WestIsla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
The Art of Lainey by Paula StokesSuch a Ruch by Jennifer Echols
The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose IvyThe Boys of Summer by C.J. DugganMaking Faces by Amy Harmon

1. Past Perfect by Leila Sales - Cuteness all around~
2. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger - Love how meaningful this book turned out to be!
3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - My love for this book will never end!
4. On the Fence by Kasie West - Love the story, the characters and just everything!
5. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins - All the warm and fuzzy feels~
6. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes - Hot guy with mohawk that cooks? Hells ya!
7. Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols - Lots of tension but oh so sweet~~
8. The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose Ivy - Fun and sexy times!
9. The Boys of Summer by C.J. Duggan - Such a fun summertime love story!
10. Making Faces by Amy Harmon - So emotional but SO good!

Which standalones do you love?

40 comments:

  1. Shamefully some of these I still need to read but with the ones I have, I love that although they are stand alone books, they are also part of a series and you get to see them throughout the other books too. I love those glimpses we get of characters we already love.

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    1. There's absolutely no shame whatsoever! We just don't have enough time to read every awesome book but at least we know of them :)

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  2. Great list topic. I prefer standalones over series. Out of all the books on your list, Fangirl is my favorite.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. It's my favourite too! Sometimes I prefer standalones too :)

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  3. Great topic! I want to read The Duff so bad! Ever since I saw the movie trailer, I added it to my TBR.

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    1. The book and the movie are both really good but be aware that the two actually have very different storyline. The movie is hilarious, you should definitely see it ;)

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  4. Great topic choice! Some of these I haven't read. Sometimes you just want a story without having to wait to see how it's going to end. Awesome recommendations!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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    1. Exactly!! I just want to read it an be done~ Hold onto all the fluffy feels :D Thanks Michelle!

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  5. YAY! I've read 6 out of 10 and I really enjoyed them. I have The DUFF on my shelf and I hope to get to it soon. I just ordered my first Amy Harmon book (The Law of Moses) and I'll definitely have to check out Making Faces :)

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    1. I'm itching to get The Law of Moses but my TBR isn't getting any smaller :S I should just get it!!! I'll be waiting to hear your thoughts on The DUFF (and Making Faces hopefully)~

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  6. Oh I need to add some of these to my list. I'm just getting into contemporary novels and I need some fun and fluffy standalones. Great list!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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    1. YAYYY I really hope you love them and we can flail more together :D

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  7. And... I haven't read any of these! Haha! Thanks for all the suggestions! :)

    Here are my Top Ten!

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    1. Haha no problem! I know you're not a contemporary fan but some of these are just really fun if you're looking for a light read :)

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  8. I've been in such a standalone mood lately, so this list is perfect! I just added all of these that I don't already own to my TBR! :)

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    1. Yay! So glad you're interested and definitely let me know what you think :D

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  9. AHHHHH. I love that Past Perfect is on this list. :) <3 <3 GREAT list.

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    1. Thank you for introducing me to it <3

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  10. OOoh nice topic! These are all new to me!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  11. I love this idea - standalone YA novels are few and far between nowadays! (I sound like a Grandma...!)
    Definitely agree with Fangirl!! Although right now I wouldn't say no to a sequel...
    And I haven't read Isla and the Happily Ever After (yet), but I am half-way through Anna and the French Kiss by the same author. That's a pretty cute and fuzzy one too, so you know. Oh, and I've hear so much about The Duff that I just can't wait to read it!!
    Beth x
    www.thequietpeople.com

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    1. Hahaha I agree with you, am I a Grandma too ;) I would die for a Fangirl sequel!!! I've read the whole Anna and the French Kiss trilogy and all three books are cute and wonderful ;)

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  12. On the Fence is one of my all time favorite books!!! SOOO GOOD! The Duff is another great one, although I haven't seen the movie yet...Making Faces is one that is definitely not as well known, but REALLY good!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Em @ The YA Book Butterfly

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    1. You're welcome Em! I'll read anything by Kasie West~ Love all her work :D

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  13. I just got a copy of DUFF this past week. Nice to see it on your list. Makes me want to read it even more. I'm really hoping to read Fangirl as well. I've only read good things about it :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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    1. You must read Fangirl asap! I cannot stop raving about it lol. Hope you'll love it like I do~

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  14. This was a great idea for a topic! I love standalones, probably more than series. I like having a sold beginning, middle, and end.
    On the Fence, Isla, and Fangirl are great choices, and I've got my eye on Lainey. :)

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    1. Thanks Danielle! Sometimes I just prefer standalones more. No waiting is a good feeling haha. Be ready to swoon over Micah in Lainey ;)

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  15. Ooh, I love standalone and I love contemporary. :) I haven't read any of these books except DUFF (which made my own list. I am going to one day read Fangirl, I am. I've had the book for months, Same with Isla. I should've read them by now. I also want to really read On The Fence too. Nice list. :)

    My TTT

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    1. Read all of them! Pleaseeeee. You won't regret it :D

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  16. The Art of Lainey sounds like a good one for the pile. I wish I could narrow down just one book as a favorite standalone. (lol) Way too many choices. Thanks for such an awesome topic! Hugs...

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    1. Not a problem RO! Lainey is super good!!

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  17. I completely agree with Lainey and Isla and Fangirl!! The DUFF is this month's book club, so I hope I'll enjoy it too!

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    1. Yes! I can't wait to hear what you think!!

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  18. Great list! I definitely want to read more standalones, it's getting on my nerves to wait for a second, third book, etc...and some books on your list seem really great! I'm going to read The DUFF soon, I hope I'll enjoy it ! :)
    You can check out my list if you have some time : http://wp.me/p5pugy-8L :D

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    1. Ya sometimes having to wait just really sucks! I hope you'll enjoy The DUFF :D

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  19. I love many of these books. Fangirl is probably my favorite of them, and I love that they're standalones.
    Have you read The Sky Is Everywhere or I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson? Those are AMAZING! you should check them out! :)

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    1. Fangirl is my absolute favourite too! I haven't read either but I do own I'll Give You the Sun~ Hopefully soon!

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  20. Oh I have The Hazards of Skinny Dipping on my kindle. I'll have to move it up the list. Thanks for sharing!

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