Top Ten Tuesday

TTT – Books I Loved So Much I Wanted More

Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.

This week’s topic is a little hard to put into words, but … here goes. Have you ever read a book and immediately just wanted more? Either more from the same author, more books on the same topic, or more books in that genre? I know that I have, for all of the above. So here’s a list of ten books that I read and just wanted more, as well as a little explanation of why:

  1. Hook by Gina L. Maxwell — this book was the last chance I was going to give romance, and after reading it, I was willing to continue reading romance (if there were more books like this). 
  2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon — I haven’t been able to find anything else that quite matches up to this series that crosses over several genres (and centuries).
  3. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt — this wasn’t just a book, it was like a whole lived experience! 
  4. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston — I definitely want to read more by this author after this one.
  5. Rebel Daughter by Lori Banov Kaufmann — this was one of the first Jewish historical fiction books that I’ve read (that doesn’t deal with World War II), and I’m looking forward to more.
  6. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren — this book made me want to read more fake dating books, and also more Christina Lauren books!
  7. The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner — after reading this, you know I had to run and read The Sisters of the Winter Wood.
  8. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo — I had to read all of her work after reading this one. And I’m not even a little sorry about it.
  9. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas — this book really opened my eyes to fantasy, and got me reading more of the genre.
  10. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden — after reading this I wanted all the folklore!

What about you? What books made you want to read more of an author or genre?

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  1. I am definitely and very firmly on the Sarah J Maas bandwagon. Her books are cracktastic! As for Outlander, you’re right, I can’t really think of any other series that matches (and love the Bear McCreay music from the show too). Though some people have recced Corrag by Susan Fletcher for Outlander readalike, dunno how that’ll fare.

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    • Thank you! I always love finding people with similar taste. But I’m always wary about finding readalike books – I find myself comparing and not enjoying the book in it’s own right. Who knows – maybe I’ll check it out eventually? Thanks for the heads up!

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  2. The Light of the Midnight Stars was SO beautiful, I wanted more as well. And The Bear and the Nightingale is one of my favorite series, I would love for more like it. I wouldn’t mind more like The Goldfinch–or frankly, just more of anything from Donna Tartt at this point!

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    • I love Rena Rossner’s writing – it’s gorgeous. I definitely want more of her work and Katherine Arden’s! And I would love to read more of Donna Tartt’s writing, I just wonder how it stacks up against The Goldfinch!

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