Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Made Me Want More

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them. There are so many books I read that make me want more books like them. For some of these, I have been able to find comparison titles that I love as well, so I’ll share those as well.

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee: I’m not sure I’ve ever read a western book, but reading this historical fiction novel made me want more western-style books in my life. Maybe not full blown western but books about historical cowboys or have a western feel to them. I haven’t read many others, but the western-esque style of Rebel in the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton was pretty close.

Fable by Adrienne Young: I’ve found very few YA books that do pirates/sailing the seas well. Fable is the exception and absolutely blew me away by the details and descriptions of sailing. If anybody has other recommendations like Fable, please tell me!

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: This book and its sequel made me want all the novels about thieves and magical heists and just large casts doing fun and dangerous stuff.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan: When I was younger, I devoured these books. I absolutely love blending ancient mythology with modern day settings. I don’t have to look very hard for more books like Percy Jackson because there’s an entire imprint dedicated to publishing more: Rick Riordan Presents!

Geekerella by Ashely Poston: This is the book that made me give YA contemporary books a second chance. I need more cute, fluffy, geeky contemporary books in my life.

River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren: I read these when they first came out because they were considered the “Christian” Hunger Games. Not because the plot is anything like The Hunger Games, but because they’re action-packed, well-written, fantasy-ish Christian novels with kind of a complicated, star-crossed lovers romance going on. While I don’t have any comp titles exactly like these books, I have found other well-written Christian fantasy books since reading these: Anything by Donita K. Paul, The Blood of Kings trilogy by Jill Williamson, and The Circle Series by Ted Dekker.

Fireborne by Rosaria Munda: This book! I’m so picky when it comes to dragon books because so many are letdowns, but Fireborne blew me away with the dragons and the characters and the world. Other great dragon books include The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli, Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett, and of course The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini.

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin: After reading this book and its sequel, I really want more altered history books. I’ve read the Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld, but I think that’s about it. So any suggestions are definitely welcomed!

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell: I don’t know if this is the first historical fantasy book I read, but it’s the first that made me want to read more books set in the past but with a magical twist. Since I consider it my favorite “genre,” I’ve read quite a few historical fantasy books, but I’m always looking for more. Some I enjoyed include: Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Bain Murphy, The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, Dread Nation by Justina Ireland, and Fawkes and Romanov by Nadine Brandes.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer: I’m probably not the only one that decided retellings set in the future/outer space was a pretty awesome concept, especially considering how many similar books have come out since The Lunar Chronicles were published. I mean, even I want to write a couple retellings set in space… A few titles I enjoyed: Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston, Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell, Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne, and For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund.

What books made you want more books like them? Don’t forget to join the link-up!

8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Made Me Want More

  1. Yeeeessss, Geekerella! I’ll be honest, I started reading that one not realizing it was 100% contemporary (I thought there was a dash of fantasy magic) but it reminded me that contemporary YA can be a great genre.

    And I really want to read Cinder! (As well as several of the comp titles you listed!) Space retellings are great.

    My TTT this week

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    • I can definitely see how you might have thought Geekerella had a dash of magic! And yesss, they reminded me that realistic contemporary can get good too, so I’m glad the series doesn’t have any fantasy elements.

      I love Cinder a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚


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