Top Ten Tuesday

TTT – Books I Recommend To Others Most Often

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 prompt is a fun one, because nearly all of my book recommendations occur within the online book blogging community. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a few people in my life that I recommend books to, but they are few and far between. Here’s the books that I’m recommending the most lately:

  1. Everything’s Still There by Kalyn Fogarty — this is one of the rare few books that absolutely hits the nail on the head with mental health representation. It does a wonderful job of portraying postpartum depression, and it was a great story too.
  2. Someone Else’s Bucket List by Amy T. Matthews — this one made me laugh, cry, and feel a whole bunch of emotions in between. I loved how it addressed grief and how individuals cope with it in such different ways.
  3. A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn — I loved how this was a cross between a historical mystery and a cozy mystery, and it gave me some minor Stalking Jack the Ripper vibes with the female and male main characters.
  4. When You Wish Upon a Lantern by Gloria Chao — every now and then you just need a sweet, fluffy YA romance, and this book is absolutely perfect for those times. It’s also incredibly cool to learn about the different Chinese festivals!
  5. Kantika by Elizabeth Graver — I fell in love with this generational saga featuring a Sephardic Jewish family, which includes some gorgeous Ladino songs.
  6. Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo — I was waiting for this book to come out as soon as I finished Ninth House, and it was amazing. I’ve been telling everyone that they need to read this series ever since.
  7. Going Bicoastal by Dahlia Adler — I absolutely loved this Sliding Doors style YA tale of a bisexual young woman, who gets to live out two alternate scenarios for her potential summer vacation. It was a struggle to figure out which scenario I liked best.
  8. The Fiancée Farce by Alexandria Bellefleur — anything that Bellefleur writes has been a hit for me, but I couldn’t help but think that this was my favorite out of the bunch. This strangers-to-lovers, marriage of convenience, fake dating, sapphic romance was the kind I didn’t want to put down.
  9. Red Rising by Pierce Brown — for someone who doesn’t typically like sci-fi, this one managed to grab my attention and hasn’t let go. I am on a mission to get my nephew to read it, because I’m positive he’s going to love it, but it’s become a go-to rec for me.
  10. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang — this is the kind of book that everyone was already talking about when I read it, and once I read it, I couldn’t help but rec it to everyone too. I still suggest it to anyone who hasn’t read it, because it’s such an incredible story.

What are the books that you recommend most often?

29 replies »

  1. I’ve just started Ninth House. It is pretty intense, so I had to stall in the middle. Your post just made me want to restart it. I hope Book 2 will not end on a cliffhanger or that Book 3 will be out soon (assuming this is a trilogy?).

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  2. I have heard good things about Red Rising and have been considering it. I have also seen The Poppy War before and remember it peaking some interest, it may have been from you.

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    • They’re both so good! You picked out two of my favorite series starters from this list, and I truly hope you make the leap and give these two a try, but you’ll have to let me know what you think!


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