I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!
Since this list could also potentially be endless, I'm just going with one that really stands out to me.
The Secret Journal of Brett Colton: Yes, I know--this is a "Mormon" book. And although my religion is probably the biggest part of my life, I don't have many obvious, "THIS IS A MORMON BOOK WRITTEN BY A MORMON" books on my to-read shelves. Trust me. I know books that focus too largely on religion have a tendancy to not be so great.
But for some reason, I want to read this book so badly, but I haven't purchased it because it's pretty pricey for a paperback. I was in Salt Lake City once and saw it in a Deseret Book store, and I was like, "YES, I SHOULD FINALLY BUY THIS," (but I'm pretty sure I ended up buying something from Ally Condie instead) because something about it makes me want to read it. Maybe because the love interest is the one that's Mormon and the main character thinks that's a really awful thing. Maybe because it's about a journal and I love journals. I don't even know. I just know that I should probably get my butt in gear sometime and finally get it.