Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them

Hey guys, it’s Tuesday again so it means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is all about books that made me want more books like them.

I had a bit of a struggle with this weeks topic, but eventually I managed to compile a list of ten which makes me very happy!

House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin A. Craig – House of Salt and Sorrow has made me want more Twelve Dancing Princesses Retellings. I loved that story as a child, so would love to see more retellings of it.

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant – I would love to see more retellings of classics. I know that is a little bit strange but I would love more Les Misérables or War and Peace retellings.

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – I would love to read more books that involve clairvoyance, much like The Bone Season.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – I will always be on the look out for books that have soulmates in them, I just find it so romantic that there is a perfect person out there.

Wonder by R. J. Palacio – This may be a little bit selfish but I would love to see more books about characters who have facial disfigurements. It would be amazing to see myself represented in more books.

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert – Along the same line as Wonder I would love to see more characters that have chronic illness.

Spellslinger by Sebastian De Castell – I would love some more books that include magic but not the fantastical kind. More like card tricks.

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman – This may be just that I have not discovered them but I would love some more contemporary graphic novels.

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron – I would love some more princess retellings that have a twist on them like Cinderella is Dead.

This isn’t inspired by any particular book but I would love some more dark academia that is based around STEM subjects as well rather that just literature and history.

There you have it, some books that made me want more like them. If you have any recommendations based off of the books that I have mentioned, please drop them in the comments below so I can check them out.

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them

  1. Yes, I do struggle with retellings- but I can recommend another: Spinning Silver (Rumplstilskin), a Naomi Novik book. That at the moment is most likely the only retelling I read

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  2. I’ve not heard of The Court of Miracles, but now that is ALL I WANT in this life. I really liked A Little in Love by Susan Fletcher (a direct “Eponine’s Viewpoint” version of Les Mis), but this sounds even more exciting. Not that I don’t enjoy a good Austen/Bronte remix, but I agree, it would be cool to see more off-the-beaten-path classics being retold.

    And this is not quite the same as Wonder, but some similar themes — North of Beautiful by Justina Chen is one I really liked about a girl with a portwine birthmark on her face. (Every Crooked Pot by Renee Rosen is another one I liked that covers the same issue)
    –RS

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