Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
How it works: Each Tuesday will be assigned a topic and then you post your top ten list that fits it. Feel free to add your own spin on the topic to make it work for you! For me, I’m not sure the type of spin I want to put on it, so for now I’ll post fairly straight-forward responses.
I put this month’s topics at the bottom of the post, but you can find the whole list on the host blog. If you don’t have a blog, you’re welcome to participate using other social media or even by putting your list in the comments.
This Week’s Topic: Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them (The wording is weird here, so if you have a better way to say this please let me know! What I’m thinking is… you read a book and immediately wanted more just like it, perhaps in the same genre, about the same topic or theme, by the same author, etc. For example, I once read a medical romance and then went to find more because it was so good. The same thing happened to me with pirate historical romances and romantic suspense.)
Below is a mix of novels that either introduced me to a new author that I continue to read, a subgenre, or a series.
**You can select the cover of each novel to access their entry on Goodreads.**
I read this in May 2020 and it reignited my love of Greek Mythology. It is one of my top reads that continues to pop in my mind when I think of well written novels.
I read this in April 2020 after I just got back into reading. I love the fun story these two authors come up with and this one continues to be one of my favorites.
I read this in June 2020 and it is the first novel that comes to mind when I think of one of my favorite troupes, enemies to lovers.
I read this in April 2020 and it was an excellent introduction to this author. The novels in the series include an excellent mix of heart and humor and I continue to love them.
This was my introduction to Emily Henry and I cannot wait to read her other novels. A very well-written romance story.
I loved the character’s journey through multiple obstacles, including romance and living abroad.
I read this novel in October 2020 and there is something about this novel that always stuck with me. I am not sure if it is the writing, plot, characters, or something else, but this novel is one of the first I think of for favorite young adult fantasy romance.
I read this novel in August 2020 and it was just an enjoyable novel. I love this author’s writing style and I loved both main characters. I still continue to read the author and I loved the series.
I read this novel in April 2021 as my introduction to the author. This novel was recommended to me and I cannot believe I did not read this author until this year!
I read this novel in July 2020 and this one I just remember as being a very fun romance. I flew through my reading of this novel as I was captivated to find out how it would turn out.
- June 1:
Freebie (choose any past topic, or come up with you own)– Top 2021 Novels (So Far)
- June 8:
Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them (The wording is weird here, so if you have a better way to say this please let me know! What I’m thinking is… you read a book and immediately wanted more just like it, perhaps in the same genre, about the same topic or theme, by the same author, etc. For example, I once read a medical romance and then went to find more because it was so good. The same thing happened to me with pirate historical romances and romantic suspense.)
- June 15: Books On My Summer 2021 TBR (or winter, if you live in the southern hemisphere)
- June 22: Bookish Wishes (My birthday is today, so celebrate with me by granting the wishes of your friends! This is a popular thing to do on Twitter, but today we’re blog hopping. List the top 10 books you’d love to own and include a link to a wishlist so that people can grant your wish. Make sure you link your wishlist to your mailing address [here’s how to do it on Amazon] or include the email address associated with your ereader so people know how to get the book to you. After you post, jump around the Linky and grant a wish or two if you’d like. Don’t feel obligated!)
- June 29: Most Anticipated Books of the Second Half of 2021
Happy second Tuesday post of June! This week was difficult to pin down the exact books that made me want to read more like them as I tend to read multiple books at the same time. Sometimes one book will lead to another, but other times I just obtain (buy, given as gifts, borrow, etc.) a ton of the same type of novel (a series, a genre, an author, etc.) just on a whim. The ones on this list are a mix of these as some are recommended to me, some I just chose out of the blue, and others are ones I actually took time to choose. However, all of these novels are ones that I still enjoy and have either led me to a series or an author that I continue to read and enjoy!
How about you? What books did you enjoy that led to others? You’re welcome to post them in the comments or even give a link to your list as I would love to read them! Happy Tuesday!