Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While.” There are times when I feel that I talk about the same books over and over again. This isn’t always a bad thing, because it means these books that I constantly bring up have made quite an impact on me. A lot of these books are the ones I’ve read within the last couple of years, aka while I’ve been blogging, and with this week’s topic, I thought it would be good time to list books I love but read before book blogging. I’d like to reread them sometime in the future, so I can give them proper reviews, but in the meantime, enjoy these pithy reviews instead. Covers are linked to Goodreads.
1. His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFever – Female assassins working out of a nunnery. Female friendships. Male characters are in the minority. Slow-burn romance.
2. Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson – Heroine who struggles with self-image. Heartbreak. Second chances at happiness. Reluctant princess who grows into powerful queen. Hispanic influences.
3. Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marillier – Enchanting world-building. Fairy-tale like storytelling. Swoon-worthy romance.
4. Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness – Stream of Consciousness writing. Flawed characters. Forgiveness. World gone mad. Best literary dog ever written.
5. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken – Underrated. Better than The Darkest Minds. Magic. Curses. Secrets.
6. Shug by Jenny Han – Least known of her books. One of the best MG books I’ve ever read. Coming-of-age. Crushes. Friendship. More depth than many YA or Adult reads.
7. Graceling Realm series by Kristin Cashore – The first Celaena of YA fiction (or one of the first). Fantasy at its best. Interesting characters with extraordinary abilities.
8. Persuasion by Jane Austen – The Jane Austen book I need to talk about more. Captain Wentworth is second only to Mr.Darcy. Love Letters. Slow slow burn romance.
9. Bruiser by Neal Shusterman – Contemporary with a fantastical spin. Selfish characters. Selfless characters. Characters named Tennyson and Brontë.
10. Inkworld trilogy by Cornelia Funke – Favorite MG series. A book written for bookworms. The kind of book that makes you wish you were a kid again.
Have you read any of these books? What are some books you loved before blogging that you wish you could reread and review for your blog? Let me know in the comments and be sure leave a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.