Top Ten Tuesday – Atmospheric Reads to add to Your TBR


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 Atmospheric Books (The Novelry explains this concept as: “A novel feels atmospheric when the setting and the narrative are deeply involved with one another; when characters and plot are physically embedded in their surroundings, and a near-tangible mood lifts from the pages and wraps itself around the reader.” explains that, “The atmosphere is how a writer constructs their piece to convey feelings, emotions, and mood to the reader. The atmosphere in literature might be tense, fast-paced, mysterious, spooky, whimsical, or joyful and can be found in poetry, stories, novels, and series.”)

I honestly don’t know if the reads I picked are truly atmospheric reads or if their covers are just what I think of when I hear the word atmospheric.  They all definitely have the same overall vibe anyway, haha.

Atmospheric Reads to add to Your TBR




1. DAISY DARKER by Alice Feeney

2. THE HACIENDA by Isabel Cañas

3. THE BOOK OF COLD CASES by Simone St. James

4. THE BOOK OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman

5. VAMPIRES OF EL NORTE by Isabel Cañas

6. THE NATURE OF WITCHES by Rachel Griffin


8. SPELLS FOR FORGETTING by Adrienne Young

9. BRING ME YOUR MIDNIGHT by Rachel Griffin

10. THE WILDERWOMEN by Ruth Emmie Lang


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Question:  Have you read any of these or are you planning to read any of them?

19 replies
  1. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    This is a lovely list of books – with some wonderful covers! I particularly like the sound of Rachel Griffin’s books, which sound really appealing. Thank you for sharing, Suzanne.

  2. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    I do think those covers set a mood for sure, and I can attest to The Nature of Witches being what I think is atmospheric.

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

    DAISY DARKER is a great choice. I don’t know why it didn’t spring to my mind when I made my list! It has an eerie, isolated setting and lots of disturbing happenings going on. THE BOOK OF COLD CASES is probably my least favorite book by St. James, but it’s definitely atmospheric. All of hers are. I need to check out some of these others.

    Happy TTT!


  4. Angela @ Literary Wanderer
    Angela @ Literary Wanderer says:

    Daisy Darker was definitely atmospheric! But I also agree about the covers, haha!

  5. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I love a good atmospheric novel. You’ve got a great list here! I have read The Book of Cold Cases, but all of the other books are on my TBR already or wish list.

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