Top Ten by Katie Cotugno

Top Ten

Ryan McCullough and Gabby Hart are the unlikeliest of friends. Introverted, anxious Gabby would rather do literally anything than go to a party. Ryan is a star hockey player who can get any girl he wants—and does, frequently. But against all odds, they became not only friends, but each other’s favorite person. Now, as they face high school graduation, they can’t help but take a moment to reminisce and, in their signature tradition, make a t...

Details Top Ten

TitleTop Ten
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Lgbt

Reviews Top Ten

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    I've never read a Katie Contugo book before but I was happy to try it out when I received an ARC from the HarperCollins Canada Frenzy Presents event, and it was an enjoyable read! Cute, fun, and refreshing. The ending took me by surprise, but definitely in a pleasant way. I will say though, I had a lot of trouble with connecting to the characters and the storyline I think partially due to the episodic format of the story.
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Release date: October 3, 2017DNF. I think a lot of people might like this as a light summer story, but I didn't care enough about the characters to finish it. Gabby and Ryan have been best friends throughout high school. They sleep together at the start of the story and then get in a fight over whether it meant anything. Then the story jumps back to freshman year and shows their history. The writing is fine but it was definitely hard to get into ...
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    2.5Overall.. did not like this book a ton. I didn't like either of the characters and also wasn't a fan of the way the story was told. Sadly...2.5
  • Nikki (Book Allure)
    I received a copy from HarperCollins via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.I’m not sure how to go about this review because I was confused 80% of the time so I’ll break it down with what I expected vs what I got from this book.What I expected:1.A light romance read that will make me feel fuzzy. I wanted a light read that will make me squeal and smile really big whenever I thought about it.2. Best friend to lovers trope. As much as I ...
  • Sarah
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)This was a YA contemporary story about two best friends. Gabby was quite a quiet girl, and she really struggled with her anxiety. Ryan was a lot more outgoing and popular, and I could see why Gabby couldn’t understand why he wanted to hang out with her.The storyline in this was about Gabby and Ryan being friends, and then being more than friends. The story...
  • Tina
    I won this through a First-Reads Giveaway. I so wanted to like this book. The write-up seemed promising. I hadn't read a YA in awhile and was ready for a light (maybe at times dramatic-love story.) I'm sorry but I did not really feel the "love" in this book. I couldn't get into the characters very much. I did not like Gabby at all and Ryan was just ok. I'm not even sure I'd call this a true "romance." I did not care for the sub plot romances. I d...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Katie Cotugno’s books always have a way of surprising me. She develops these realistic and flawed individuals and we follow them through their daily lives. We see the beauty, tragedy, and monotony of their lives and get to experience it along side them. Top Ten is another solid installment that showcases the importance of friendship, what it means when that friend becomes more, and what happens if it doesn’t work out. Things I Liked :There wa...
  • Gretal
    wow. I really didn't have high expectations for this book, but I just appreciate it so much. I'm so glad I did give this a chance.
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    3.5 StarsTop Ten is exactly what is sounds like—a nostalgic recap of a four year friendship told in a top ten list format. This story is realistic and contains two opposite main characters. The non-sequential writing style is inventive, but does get a bit hard to follow. I still enjoyed the story, and it truly is an emotional rollercoaster.This book recaps the friendship of two teens about to head off to college. It focuses on their top ten mom...
  • Alexis (TheSlothReader)
    3.5I think Top Ten was a very interesting introduction to Cotugno. It was told in an episodic format that I personally really enjoyed. It alternates between the four years that the two main characters have been friends. I didn't find it as confusing as others did and personally thought it served the type of story really well.I also loved some of the topics and diversity that were included in this story. Gabby has severe anxiety and identifies as ...
  • Tanya (Girl Plus Books)
    I feel like I just lived through four years of the trials and tribulations of high school with Gabby and Ryan. And I mean that in both the best and worst ways possible (because whoever said high school is the best time of your life is a terrible liar). These two characters had me wanting to hug them, wanting to shake some sense into them, and most of all just wanting them to find their way and be happy. With each chapter visiting a pivotal time i...
  • Azrah
    Books about best friends in love are my weakness. Gabby and Ryan's friendship is the real kind everyone wants. They clearly mean the world to each other and I was rooting for them so hard. And then when they didn't end up together my heart shattered. But I will not give up hope. Maybe they need to be apart to work on themselves before they can be together. That's how I'm choosing to look at the ending. And I really hope that Katie Cotugno is goin...
  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    MY RATING: 4/5I received an arc from Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. Let's start this review off with me saying that I love Katie's works. I adored How to Love, and yes, 99 days was kind of problematic, and I didn't really read her other release from this year, Fireworks, yet but I still hold onto the fact that she will be one of my automatic buys. Have you seen the cover designs of her books? Granted, I shouldn't be purchasing ...
  • Maggie
    I didn't love it as much as I thought I would.
  • Beth Hudspeth
    Wish there was more of a complete ending, but otherwise pretty good!
  • Deimaris ☾
    *An arc of this book was sent to me by the publisher HarperCollins via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.*Top Ten is a book set out to release on October 3, 2017. It follows the story of Ryan and Gabby, two very different best friends that at certain points of their friendship spark up feelings for each other. These two make a list of the Top ten moments of their relationship based on their four years at high school, changing from dual p...
  • Bárbara
    DNF @ 43%I just can't. I'm too bored, and I'm getting too old to pull through things I'm not really feeling. Moving on.
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Rating: 4.5 StarsI really loved this one, but you know, endings. I really loved this book, and as an homage to Ryan, Gabby, and their lists, I will give my top ten reasons why I loved this book.1. Ryan, on the surface, appeared to be this happy-go-lucky jock, who was super popular, could have any girl he wanted, and thought life was a great big party. In reality, he felt alone in crowds and yearned for one-on-one interactions, he felt abandoned b...
  • Ava
    This is a case of "it's not you, it's me", because this just wasn't a "me" book - but I do recommend it for the following reasons:- bi protagonist with anxiety!- cute contemporary story- accurate representation of high school- the! best! family! - focus on sports (hockey)- unique method of storytelling (dual point of view, told throughout four years of high school) - very fast readWhy did I not like it? Let's see. - I had no love for either of th...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I read this book in one day. In fact, I kept reading chapters on my phone every chance I got, because it was so good. So let us discuss! The Things I Loved: Such a realistic portrayal of how different people anticipate the college situation. So many books present characters who all just want college to come ASAP, there's no worry about ...
  • Jasprit
    I had such high hopes for Top Ten, seeing as I’d enjoyed Cotugno’s previous books, but sadly Top Ten was such a disappointing read for me. The beginning of the book I actually enjoyed, best friends Ryan and Gabby find themselves over their heads one night, I don’t want to say too much and give it away, but the way things ended, I wanted to know what would happen next, as both Ryan and Gabby would be headed off to college, and with them bein...
  • Meg
    Let's talk about how amazing Top Ten was shall we? I loved 99 days by Cotugno so I was really looking forward to reading another book by her, I was not disappointed at all with Top Ten! I got this book from the library and I fully intend on buying my own copy of it, that's how much I loved this book. I loved the characters, the way Cotugno told the story, the choices she made for both Ryan and Gabby in the novel, I loved every second of this book...
  • Amy
    Its a solid contemporary. I was a little disappointed with the ending. I get that friendships are important! I really do! And in real life, I love the idea of a boy and girl being best friends with no sexual tension. But I am a sap of a garbage person and in my books I want people to end up together happily ever after.
  • Jane
    2.5 stars. It breaks my heart to rate this book so low, but wtf was this???
  • nick
    I have such conflicting feelings about Top Ten by Katie Cotugno. On the one hand, I absolutely loved that we got the story between two friends, one with a bisexual character too. And I was hoping that this would be like what Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg was for me. While there are some very strong elements to Top Ten, I do think the way the book is organized led to some confusion on my part.The book is told in the dual voices of Ryan a...
  • Andi (Andi's ABCs)
    Just a perfect real life book. Review to come way closer to release date.
  • Jenna
    This review also appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews!Thank you to HarperCollins Canada for providing a review copy of the book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.Top Ten is a novel that exceeded all of my expectations. I was not a fan of Katie Cotugno’s 99 Days at all (in fact, I pretty much hated it) so I tried to go into Top Ten with an open mind and ended up really enjoying it. It’s also no secret that I love the ...
  • Brittany Cavallaro
    Loved itJust so amazing and smart and heartfelt. Gorgeously written. I loved these characters, especially prickly, lovely Gabby, and loved reading their story.
  • Katy Upperman
    1. Voice, voice, voice. Katie Cotugno always nails her characters' voices in this enviably effortless way that makes me want study her books after my initial read. 2. Unidealized portrayal of friendship. Main characters Ryan and Gabby's friendship is solid, but it's far from perfect. I loved seeing the highs and lows, and how both characters grew and stretched with their relationship. (Their off-and-on romantic feelings for each other, too, are s...