READ THESE BOOKS OKAY THANKS BYE. ~ Top Ten Tuesday, April 14th

Top Ten Tuesday

If there’s one thing I pride myself in, it’s supporting the authors of which I read and loved an Advance Reader Copy. It’s easy [and true] to say that we’re already being rewarded for our work [aka reading and reviewing] by having the opportunity to read the books early, but.. Sometimes I feel like supporting their work in other ways is important to authors as well. Which is why I try buying finished copies of the ARC’s I really loved. Try being the keyword. I have a list of finished copies I have yet to buy since money isn’t allowing it right now but I will eventually!

TTT general

So, this week’s topic is one I’m dedicating to all those books I actually loved, but rarely talk about because they are outside of my favorite, most-read genres. Here’s my TTT for “Books I enjoyed but rarely talk about”!

All covers link back to Goodreads if you feel like checking them out.

If I Die Before I WakeA Sky Painted GoldThe Travelling Cat ChroniclesFuriously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible ThingsCirce

Even the covers show these are books from complely different genres, which I think is an amazing thing. It means I’ve been doing what I wanted to: dip my toes in new genres!

Here’s a bit more about the books:

If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch ~ Thriller/mystery, POV from comatose MC [review!]
A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood ~ YA Historical fiction,
MC is a writer, descriptive writing [review!]
The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa ~ Contemporary, a cat’s POV, emotional read [review!]
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson ~ Non-fiction, humor, mental health, a kick in the gut at times
Circe by Madeline Miller ~ Historical fiction, amazingly written, the character growth! [review!]

What are some books you should give way more love and attention?
What’s a book outside of your favorite genres that ended up disappointing you?

Feel free to leave a link to your TTT so I can check it out!



22 thoughts on “READ THESE BOOKS OKAY THANKS BYE. ~ Top Ten Tuesday, April 14th

    1. It was so stupid! I didn’t know what “catchy” title to give this post and then my other half went “well.. what do you want them to do with the post?” and.. voila! 😛
      Oh, you do! And I should really read Let’s Pretend It Never Happened, haha.

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  1. Circe is such a great book!! I really enjoyed that one and I don’t know why I haven’t read more by that author! I believe I may have another one. I’d have to check the Kindle. I think I had Furiously Happy on my TBR at one point!


  2. Jenny Lawson is so funny and so real. I’ve only read her first book – Let’s Pretend this Never Happened – but it was both hysterical and heart-wrenching.


    1. I totally agree – it’s a true testament to her as a person that she can pull through all these tough situations and still laugh about them. It’s also shows what kind of writer she is. 🙂


  3. I am still contemplating if I should read Sorcery of Thorns. On the one hand, it sounds really interesting. On the other hand, I’m starting to get a little wary of hyped books again. On the third and fourth hand, I have heard so many different opinions about it which makes me either not want to read it or read it just so I can make up my own mind about it. I really don’t know.


    1. It isn’t really “contemporary” since it’s a large part nonfiction and focuses more on the life of the author and her struggles with mental health [and the funny situations that tend to come with it]. Really worth a read. 🙂

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