Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Loved That Made Me Want to Read More Books Like Them

 

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 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them.  I don’t think my terminology is correct, but I keep wanting to call the books I’m sharing this week gateway books since the ones I chose were my introduction to certain genres I hadn’t read before.

 

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Books I Loved That Made Me Want to Read More Books Like Them

 

 

 

1. AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie  –  A book that made me want to read more locked door mysteries.

 

2. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas – A book that made me want to read more fantasies that feature Fae.

 

3. A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V. E. Schwab – A book that made me want to read more adult fantasy novels and also more books that feature badass female pirates.

 

4. THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Katherine Arden  –  A book that made me want to read more fantasy novels that are inspired by and that feature folklore from around the world. (For those unfamiliar with the series, this one is inspired by Russian folklore).

 

5. CINDER by Marissa Meyer  –  A book that made me want to read more fairytale retellings.

 

6. JOSH & HAZEL’S GUIDE TO NOT DATING by Christina Lauren  –  A book that made me want to read more rom-coms.

 

7. THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir  –  A book that made me want to read more science fiction and survival stories.

 

8. THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah  –  A book that made me want to read more WWII historical fiction.

 

9. BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty  –  A book that made me want to read more domestic dramas.

 

10. SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA  by Becky Albertalli  –  A book that made me want to read more YA contemporary books.

 

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Question:  Have you read any of these?

46 replies
  1. Jo
    Jo says:

    A Darker Shade of Magic was on my list too, largely for making me want to read more VE Schwab books, but your point about adult fantasy is true for me too. If you like WWII fiction, can I recommend to you The Rose Code by Kate Quinn? It’s a historical mystery following three female codebreakers at Bletchley Park in WWII and it’s really good!
    Jo recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday #319

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I actually just picked up a copy of The Rose Code so I’m excited to hear you recommend it. I loved Quinn’s last two books so I’m really excited to read this new one. 🙂

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  2. Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)
    Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) says:

    Funny enough, both AND THEN THERE WERE NONE and BIG LITTLE LIES came to mind while I was contemplating my list today. I didn’t end up using either of them, but I totally get what you mean when you say they were gateway books for you. AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is the ultimate locked-room mystery and I’ve wanted more ever since I read it long ago.

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com
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  3. Greg
    Greg says:

    Big Little Lies is such a favorite of mine. 🙂 I loved Madeline and her snarkiness. And I love a good locked door mystery as well. I can’t get enough of those old country houses… 🙂
    Greg recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday #257

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