Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday-- Books I Liked But Never Talk About

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (April 14th) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Books I Enjoyed But Rarely Talk About

  • I'm super excited to read through what everyone else picked this week because I have a feeling there's going to be so many hidden gems and new-to-me books!!
  • These are the books that I really liked, but haven't brought up in a while (or much at all):

1.  Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda- I talk about a lot of Megan Miranda books because I really love this author!!  But I don't really talk about this YA book that she wrote a few years ago.  It was a fun mystery with some unforgettable characters.

2.  Asking for It by Louise O'Neill- I don't know why I don't talk about this book that much.  It's one of my favorite books-- but it's a hard book to read/recommend because of the subject.

3.  Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian- This series totally gets overshadowed by the popularity of To All the Boys I Loved Before-- AND it's not usual that the third book in a series ends up being my favorite, but that's what happened here.  I probably never mention third books in series very often!!

4.  One Moment by Kristina McBride- This is a book I read in my beginning blogging days and it was one of my favorites.  It's very twisty and exciting and I think I read it in one night.

5.  Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight- I just finished this author's newest book (A GOOD MARRIAGE) today!!  And that got me thinking about how much I loved this author's first book and how I never really talk about it.  So here it is!!

6.  ttyl (Internet Girls #1) by Lauren Myracle- I probably never talk about this series because it's a guilty pleasure (and a little outdated because people don't use AOL Instant Messenger anymore), but I'm admitting it now: I enjoyed this series way more than I should have!

7.  Opposite of Here by Tara Altebrando- I don't know why I haven't talked about this book since it's my favorite so far from this author.  The ending was super shocking-- and just.... I need more endings like this!!  I like getting mindfucked.

8.  This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers- I talk about Courtney Summers all the time, but not this book as much.  This was the coolest take on zombies I've ever read, so I'm glad I'm getting to talk about it and share it now!

9.  All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab- This was a really good mystery that probably got lost in the shuffle of all the mysteries I've read.

10.  Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent- I probably don't talk about this book because it made me feel icky.  I read it in one night because ADDICTED, but this book is messed up.

Have you read any of these hidden gems??


  1. Oh Fragments of the Lost- dang it I never got to that one! The Opposite of Here was good, I agree, and This Is Not A Test. That was awesome.

  2. I've read and enjoyed (if that's the right word) Asking For It, but I agree, it's a hard one to recommend because of the subject matter.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/04/14/top-ten-tuesday-259/

  3. I've read the first two Burn for Burn books and I still need to get around to Ashes to Ashes. And I want to read This is Not a Test sooo badly.

    My TTT

  4. I loved Reconstructing Amelia!

  5. That's a very good reason not to talk about Unravelling Oliver.

    My TTT.

  6. Great list! This is the second list this week I've seen Asking For It on, which is proof I need to cross it off my TBR.

  7. I read Reconstructing Amelia a long way back. I liked it a lot, and I remember Tanya talking about Unraveling Oliver at some point on her blog, which put it on my radar. All I know about TTYL is that my daughter read it, when all her friends did, and years later, admitted she was too young to read it when she did. That amused me

    1. hahahaha!! In the ttyl series, they do eventually get to sexy times and they even go to college and have all sorts of issues, so I can see her saying that LOL.

  8. I remember really enjoying Reconstructing Amelia! Great list!

  9. I always meant to read Asking for It and never did. I need to remedy that.

  10. Unraveling Oliver was a crazy one! And I loved This Is Not a Test. I own Reconstructing Amelia so I need to get to that one soon.


  11. I read and reviewed Asking for it by Louise O'Neill a couple of years ago. It's a very well written book that is also very powerful due to the nature. Rape is never an easy topic to discuss... Louise O'Neill definitely paints a clear picture of rape's aftermath where girls/women bear the brunt/blame/shame for it and must deal with long term issues associated with rape, whereas the rapists usually get away with their crimes unscathed.

  12. Oooh I really need to read Fragments of the Lost! And I agree about Asking For It! Soooo phenomenally done. I actually liked (hated? You know what I mean!) Only Ever Yours even more. She has a new book coming out in the fall, I am SO excited/scared! This Is Not a Test is really good too! Love your choices!

  13. Oh what a lovely list! I remember loving the Ashes to Ashes series, it's such a fun, entertaining one! :) and ahh, I read Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill and wow, loved it. I'm curious about Asking for It, but I know I need to be in the right mood for it :)