14 April 2020

Top Ten Tuesday || Books That I Liked but Rarely Talk About




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.

Today's Top Ten prompt is Books That I Liked but Rarely Talk About.


You'd think as a book blogger that I'm always talking about books (and you are right), but there are still books that I enjoyed the heck out of and yet don't recommend often enough. All of my picks today actually were read before I became a book blogger. 

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

This is actually book two in the Innkeeper Chronicles, though I binged the series in a day or two. Dina DeMille owns an intergalactic bed and breakfast and decides to host a peace summit between species. The inn is magic and her Shih-tzu happens to be a monster. 

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass

So overhyped, these books! But I'm a sucker for a fairytale retelling and ACOTAR (Yes there's an abbreviation) is a flipped Beauty and the Beast so I HAD to. 

The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle

Katie is an Amish teenager on the verge of Rumspringa, when the world is taken over by vampires. Weird, but it works! This whole series was fun.

House Immortal by Devon Monk

Talk about some crazy worldbuilding! Our protagonist is a Frakenstein-esque creation! There is a dragon, mutated animals, and a farmhand called Ned, with two heads. I dug through this series in just a few days.

God Save the Queen by Kate Locke

Steampunkish vibes in an alternate timeline where a plague has turned nobles into vampires and werewolves. Goblins live underground and are what you threaten your children with if they stay out past dark. Another series, this one is a trilogy. 
 Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

While the series petered out for me, I loved the first book. Surprisingly, I enjoyed the movie version as well though it makes me sad that Anton Yelchin is no longer with us. 

John Dies at the End by David Wong

Weird fiction at its best.  

The Wolfman by Nicholas Pekearo

Released posthumously, Nicholas Pekearo learned his book would be published, and three days later was killed in the line of duty as an NYPD Auxillary cop. I would have loved to have seen the series this one was meant to become.

Abomination by Gary Whitta


England's greatest knight sent to fight the abominations. This historical horror fantasy (Is that a thing?) was a pleasant surprise.

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

My intro to Paul Tremblay, this part possession story/part psychological horror is told after the fact through interviews and documentation of the possession.