Tuesday, October 7, 2014

My Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

Most of the books I choose to read are character driven novels.  I tend to gravitate more toward stories that focus on the character, looking for a connection as the reader.  It would be easy to list any of my favorite novels, but I decided to compile my list from the books I've read so far this year, that I feel are character driven.

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The Chance You Won't Return by Annie Cardi [add to goodreads]
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins [add to goodreads] 
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler [add to goodreads]
Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally [add to goodreads]
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson [add to goodreads]

How to Love by Katie Cotugno [add to goodreads]
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han [add to goodreads]
Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler [add to goodreads]
Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler [add to goodreads]
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord [add to goodreads]


  1. Holy crap! I haven't read any of these!! And I have most! I better get on it...

  2. I do think contemporary YA is great for characters. And Miranda Kenneally, Morgan Matson, and Stephanie Perkins are stellar character writers.

  3. I've never heard of Shotgun Lovesongs but it sounds like my cup of tea! How To Love was on my long list for this week - Reena was such a character and a breath of fresh air really. The whole story felt like a little something different even though the main issues were the usual kind.

  4. Lovely choices, G! I'm a huge fan of Isla, Breathe, Annie Breathe, and Sarah Ockler's other book, The Book of Broken Hearts. I definitely want to check out her others soon! I also plan on reading Since You've Been Gone and The Start of Me and You at some point this year. :P

  5. i felt like the mc in "to all the boys" had no personality. i loved the idea of the novel, but just didn't feel anything for the mc.


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