Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books I've read (or have been meaning to) on recommendations

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Girl of Fire and Thorns - Rae Carson 

The Book Traveler has talked up this book so much, it's kind of embarassing that I still haven't read it yet.  Especially since it's body-positive fantasy with a fierce female lead. 

The Young Elites - Marie Lu 

I've also been meaning to read this anyway, but Rashika the Book Owl basically told me I had to and is sending me her extra copy, so you know it's good.  I really want to meet this Adelina person.  

The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater 

This wasn't a direct rec, but I basically bumped up The Raven Cycle on my TBR because Paper Fury was always gushing about it, and we tend to like the same books.  Then I read all four in like three weeks and they're my favs now.  

Outrun the Moon - Stacey Lee 

I'd been interested in this one, but I ended up reading it because Nori at ReadWriteLove told me how amazing it was and that I needed it in my life.  So I signed up for a blog tour with her.  And indeed, it was amazing and I really needed it in my life.  

You Were Here - Cori McCarthy 

A friend of mine from high school told me that this book was beautiful and unique, and that I'd love it.  And I did.  It's written in word art, graphic novel, and regular prose, and it's a beautiful contemporary with really endearing characters.  

The Diabolic - S.J. Kincaid 

The same friend who told me about You Were Here said that The Diabolic is one of her favorite recent reads.  So naturally that's coming up on my TBR.  Soon, because I have a thousand freaking books to catch up on.  
Three Dark Crowns - Kendare Blake 

Shannon from It Starts at Midnight gushed about this one so much that I bumped it up my TBR.  I didn't love it quite as much as she did (if that's possible!), but after a slow start, I really got into the sisters' stories.  Especially Arsinoe, because she doesn't give a damn.   

The Kiss of Deception - Mary E. Pearson

I haven't actually read it yet, but Holly of The Fox's Hideaway basically poked me until I promised to read this, so I finally bought it because it sounds dark and pretty and I want to join the party!  

Your turn!  What books do you recommend most?  I'm looking for ideas! 


  1. Yes, you have to read The Raven Boys and The Young Elites!

  2. I've only read The Raven Cycle out of these but OMG YES. One of my all-time favorites now ♥ I really want to read Fire and Thorns, Young Elites and Three Dark Crowns too^^

  3. I haven't read any of these, but I do want to read Three Dark Crowns and The Raven Boys!

  4. I've heard amazing things about We Were Here, but it seems really underrated! I've wanted a physical copy for awhile, but then I just sucked it up and bought it on Amazon Kindle.