Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday (5)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish

This week's topic revolves around the idea of books that we loved and recently read (although mine are in the span of the last 6 months since I don't step outside of my comfort zone as often I should) that are from genres or categories we don't typically read or read a lot of.  As someone who reads mostly YA, specifically fantasy or paranormal romance, my books for this week's topic span a lot of genres! 
Top Ten Books That I Enjoyed Recently That Aren't From A Genre I Typically Read
1. Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake 
     Reason: Not a huge fan of horror, although this one is admittedly more paranormal than horror
2. Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk
     Reason: I never used to read a lot of contemporary books until 2015.  I am slowly coming around to this genre though!
3. When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill
    Reason: As I mentioned, I normally read YA and some NA from time to time.  Although I haven't read a NA book to date that I haven't liked, it's still not a genre I read many books from.  When Joss Met Matt is adorable though and one of my favorite books of 2016.
4. Juniper Berry by M. P. Kozlowsky
    Reason: Other than the Percy Jackson Series reading Middle grade doesn't hold my attention. Juniper Berry was a gift from a friend though (thanks Kristen!) and I really loved it! I think kids of this age group would enjoy this book by Kozlowsky.
5. Rule: Marked Men #1 by Jay Crownover
    Reason: New Adult.
6. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
    Reason: Until Bone Gap I didn't even know what magical realism was, so I was skeptical to try a book that included some aspect of this.  I loved Bone Gap though and oddly enough, the magical realism was one of my favorite elements of this story.
7. The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard (The Selection, #0.5, 2.5) by Kiera Cass
    Reason: I usually stay clear of standalones or novellas, especially if they are retellings of the original story from another character's POV. In this case though, I loved reading some of the most popular and important scenes in the Selection Series as told from Prince Maxon and Aspen's POV
8. Dream Boy by Marky Crockett and Madelyn Rosenberg
    Reason: Magical Realism.
9. and 10. Lola and the Boy Next Door AND Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss # 2 and 3) by Stephanie Perkins
    Reason: Contemporary. Although I shouldn't have been surprised that I liked these two books so much, since I adored the first one in the series when I read it a year ago!


  1. Great list! I definitely want to read Bone Gap now, since I've seen it on several people's lists this week! I love Lola and Isla, though Anna remains my favorite, so I would understand the hesitation to read the follow ups to that amazing novel :) Great list!
    here's my TTT!

    1. Thank you! and thanks for stopping by my TTT post for this week!

  2. I loved Anna Dressed in Blood as well, not something I would normally have read but it really opened my eyes to a whole new genre in YA horror, which is generally more creepy thriller. Bone Gap is another that I need to read, but I adored Anna and The French Kiss, but sadly didn't enjoy the next two books as much. I think it was more the atmospheric element of being in Paris than the actual romance for me. Great list, going to check a few of these out <3

    1. Oh no! you didn't like Cricket and Lola? they were my two favorites! and I love Paris too, but something about the San Fran setting in Lola's story really did it for me! thanks for stopping by my post this week!


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