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.
This is definitely one of my favorite topics, because I often find myself dragging through books. I think it’s mostly when I go through a long phase of reading a lot of fantasy. Sometimes, I just need something that is a favorite or just…different to break the cycle.
Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard
I completely love the world building in this series and the fiery characters and #friendshipgoals is just an added bonus to the dynamic story told from multiple POV
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson
One of those princess makes her own life type of story that has one of the best love triangles ever. To the very end of the trilogy I waver between the two love interests.
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Technically I love the second book, Gemina better, but I can’t just dive into the second book of a series, I have to start from the beginning.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Oh my sweet Josh Templeton, you are the swooniest. I am a sucker for hate to love type of stories, and well, this is just one of my favorite contemporaries, and by far my most recommended of chick lit.
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas
The book that kick started me back into reading a few years ago. I was in the middle of my senior year in college studying for my radiology license and boy did this series distract me. Each time I reread these books I notice little details that Maas included. I can’t wait to start a full series reread in September in anticipation for the final book to be released.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Though this is a slower read, I completely adore the magic in this book. I love the character arc and the romance isn’t some fast steamy love. It is a slowly simmered, tension building type of love.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
For me, this is the original hate to love story. There is so many snide remarks that to the inattentive reader will completely miss. Elizabeth may think most of her family is ridiculous, but she is steadfast and loyal to them. She is headstrong and so very sure of herself. I just love it.
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
I know this has so many tropes and cliques, but I just love You’ve Got Mail retellings. This is my favorite one, and I just think that Julie Buxbaum has a talent in making a perfect angsty teen romance.
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
**See above about YGM.** This was my first Kasie West book, and still to this day my favorite. It’s hard when you start with the best. This book is perfect for when I need something light, fun, and ridiculously fast.
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
My favorite Beauty and the Beast retelling. I love the Slavic inspiration as well as the changes that were made to the characters in this book, specifically how Gaston’s character was changed. This book is full of magic and touching romance.
I’m Curious \ ^_^ /
What’s your go to book to get you out of a book slump? Did any of these books put you in a slump?