Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Recommendations for …
Rather than do recommendations for a specific genre or group of people, like the prompt suggested and like I have in the past, I’m doing recommendations based on books. It’s a ‘if you liked this book check out these books’ Top Ten Tuesday post.
Top Ten Tuesday has been on hiatus for a month and a half, and while some people were still taking part in the weekly feature during that time I was not one of them, so it’s nice to have some prompts again to post my top ten on a Tuesday.
If you loved Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
There was a lot I loved about Six of Crows, and if like me you’re searching for books to fill the hole the end of Crooked Kingdom left in your life then definitely check out The Last Magician and Zeroes.
The Last Magician has the heist element and the incredible character developed that I loved seeing in Six of Crows, while Zeroes has a group of misfits teaming up to achieve a larger goal who reminded me of Kaz and his Dregs.
If you loved Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Check out A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
Both Caraval and A Crown of Wishes have a dangerous competition our main characters find themselves taking part in, with a prize they desire more than anything else. Both have two characters paired together despite their mistrust of one another, and any initial reservations. Both have magic and danger and romance, and above all both have incredible worlds I wish I could visit myself.
If you loved Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
The main thing I loved about Holding Up the Universe was the journey the two main characters went on, both Libby and Jack had things they needed to work through and their development let them.
The Boy Most Likely To tells us Tim’s story as he struggles with alcohol addiction, and Alice’s as she struggles to keep her family from falling apart. A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares is an incredible story, with a heartbreaking take on the issues Esther, Eugene and Jonah are all facing.
If you loved Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Check out The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
After Carry On are you looking for another book with a heart-warming but hilarious story? Another book with a touch of magic and plenty of danger? Another book with a romance you’ll root for as much as you did Simon and Baz? Then definitely pick up The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, and find yourself quickly falling in love with Monty, Percy and Felicity.
If you loved Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Personally I don’t know if there’s any series that can quite meet the standards Pierce Brown set for Red Rising, unless we could the sequel series Iron Gold that’s due to be released next year.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is an incredible sci-fi read, honestly one of the best I’ve picked up. However if what you’re looking for is the brutal and unforgiving characters who are willing to do anything, go to any lengths, to achieve their goal then definitely pick up And I Darken.
If you loved Legend by Marie Lu
Check out Gilded Cage by Vic James
I’m not a massive fan of dystopian books but if you enjoyed Legend as much as I did then chances are you’ll love Gilded Cage as much as I did as well. Like how June found herself on the opposite side to the Republic she served her whole life there are characters in Vic James’ Gilded Cage playing both sides of the rebellion.
If you loved Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Check out Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Fairytale retellings are a subgenre I am a massive fan of. Meagan Spooner stayed close to the original Beauty and the Beast story but still managed to create a magical and unique read with Hunted, and Rosamund Hodge did the same thing in Cruel Beauty. It’s a darker retelling than Hunted, but beautiful in unexpected ways.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know if you agree with my suggestions, and if you don’t what books you’d recommend in their place.