Top Ten Tuesday: books I enjoyed but rarely talk about!

Guess what: I’ve been reading other blog posts, writing stuff, but actually have to research something for an essay. Unproductively at its finest! However, doing things when you’re supposed to be doing something else is way more fun, so enjoy! Today I’ll be list ten books I really enjoyed yet never mention on my blog!

#1 Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

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Despite not liking the Divergent series, I LOVED this book by Veronica Roth. It had a great enemy-to-lover story, a super suspenseful plot and great characters! It was action-packed from the start and the ending was such a cliffhanger – it’s really worth reading!

#2 Black Blade by Jennifer Estep

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I read this trilogy way before starting my blog and so I rarely mention it. Another thing is that I tried rereading it one year ago and didn’t love it as much, but I have the feeling that if I started it now, I’d love it. When I first read it, I immediately fell for the characters, the setting and the magical world. The protagonists may be a bit cliche, but I loved their development! And I read the series like four times!

#3 Black Rabbit Summer by Kevin Brooks

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I read Black Rabbit Summer two years ago and I absolutely loved it. It’s a teenage mystery book and being stuck at home like right now, it really gives you such summer flashbacks. If you’re looking for a great mystery disappearing story with a super complex story line and multiple secrets – read this book.

#4 The Smell of other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

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The Smell of other People’s Houses was one of the first reviews I wrote – emotional haha! It was a really surprisingly good book, I really didn’t imagine the awesome development and the unexpected twists and turns and the phenomenal ending. This isn’t a super action-packed book, it’s set in Alaska right after it being announced as the 49th state and it covers the story of a couple of teenagers each dealing with different problems…

#5 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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I read The Hate U Give the month it came out and it was probably the only book people talked about back then and I also couldn’t shut up about it. But now I feel like I rarely mention this emotional and moving story that deserves all the hype it got.

#6 After Iris by Natasha Farrant

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In fact, I did mention After Iris in my last Top Ten Tuesday post books I bought because – and this one I got because my best friend recommended it. And it was fantastic: funny, touching, happy and sad all together!

#7 Top Ten by Katie Cotugno

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Top Ten was the first book I read by Katie Cotugno and the story was the ultimate teenage dream in high school: seriously. If you’re missing your friends at home and even school because the zoom classes start to annoy you – read this book.

#8 An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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I read An Ember in the Ashes two years ago and for some reason never continued with the series and so I rarely talk about it as I have zero clues on how this ends, the characters develop and everything else surrounding this series. To be quite honest, I don’t know why I didn’t continue – I really liked Elias and the girl (OMG I just realized that Elias and the Commander is the only two things I remember haha) Embarrassing.

#9 Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

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Throne of Glass suffers the same injustice as An Ember in the Ashes: I LOVED the first book but never continued. Hence, my silence. I was super obsessed while reading, I read it in two days and was really enchanted and thought “what a gripping story!” and it has so much potential to develop – I really have to continue, this makes me so mad right now haha.

#10 Night School by C.J. Daugherty


This is a very last minute pick, but I recently though about this series and that I actually really enjoyed the story. I only read the first two books, but mainly because another book had just come out I desperately wanted to read and so I completely forgot about this one. I don’t think it’s a super popular series, but the plot is pretty intriguing: a girl who always got in trouble is being sent to boarding school that bears more secrets than expected, the so called Night School. The boarding school and secrets aspect is what I especially loved.

That’s it – I hope you enjoyed my list and maybe discovered some new series (not all are super popular I think)! Happy reading!

Author: Blogger Books

I'm a huge fan of Draco Malfoy, I love scones and tea time, I don't like horror movies and obviously I'm a huge book nerd.

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: books I enjoyed but rarely talk about!”

      1. Yes I did! I read The fates divide as soon as it released, also really enjoyed it!
        And I finished A torch against the night yesterday evening haha, again absolutely loved it!
        Have you?

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      2. What a coincidence haha! I read like half of The Fates Divide, but I wasn’t able to stick to it because I felt like there was no action in it… ok, I read like 150 pages, so not my prime time haha!
        And no, I sadly haven’t read A Torch Against The Night, I own it but have never picked it up haha, I really have to though!

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  1. Ooooh, The smell of other peoples houses! I have to admit I haven’t finished it but that book has so many memories stuck to it for me. 🙂 I don’t know many people that know it.

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