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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved That Sent Me Looking For More

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Top Ten Tuesday is held by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.
Today’s topic is Books I Loved That Sent Me Looking For More
Here we go!

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly – This was my first introduction to the writing of Jennifer Donnelly and the reason that I looked for her other books and continue to actively follow her as an author.

Come Away With Me by Karma Brown – This is the debut of Karma Brown and it is what made me fall in love with her as an author. Her books make me think and feel and I’m always looking for more books like that.

Divergent by Veronica Roth – This was one of my first memorable trips into a dystopian setting and made me want to check out more of these types of books.

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord – This book was so enjoyable for me and made me want to find other books that involved road trips with best friends and potential romance along the way.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – This was such an important book for our current world. It opened my eyes to different experiences that I am not blinded to but am not as focused on as perhaps I should be. Since reading this, I have continued to look for more diverse reads, and am always taking recommendations.

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson – This is the book that got me interested in fairy tale re-tellings. I loved reading this story from the perspective of Tiger Lily instead of Peter Pan, Wendy, or one of the lost boys.

Titanic: The Long Night by Diane Hoh – This was the first Titanic story that I remember getting hooked on. It is what made me want to find more books that were set on the Titanic and had me wanting to learn more about this tragedy.

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom – If I’m honest with myself, this is most likely the book that opened my eyes to the idea of caring for the elderly and helping them through their final days. It also made me want to be more open to the opportunity to learn from previous generations (the good and the bad) and grow from that.

Carry On Warrior: Thoughts On Life Unarmed by Glennon Doyle – This was my first real introduction to Glennon Doyle and the rest is history. I didn’t know it at the time but this is one of those times that I started questioning myself and what makes me tick and what makes me happy.

Across The Universe by Beth Revis – This is the book that made me want to explore the sci-fi genre more. I wanted to read more books that were set in space that had strong characters, intrigue, and a touch of romance.

What a fun topic! Do you have any recommendations for me based on these books? If you made a TTT list, be sure to leave me your link so I can check it out!

7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved That Sent Me Looking For More

  1. If I had added a hard-hitting contemporary section Th Hate You Give would have been on it. Here is my post-


  2. Yes! I loved both A NORTHERN LIGHT and THESE SHALLOW GRAVES. I wish Donnelley would write more books like those. Also, I’m a big fan of Titanic books as well. I finished LUCK OF THE TITANIC by Stacey Lee not long ago and enjoyed it. Weirdly, I’ve never even heard of the Titanic book you mentioned. I’m definitely going to go look it up.

    Happy TTT!



  3. Ooh, you have so many good picks. A few reactions:

    1. I had the same reaction to A Northern Light. She hasn’t disappointed me yet! I’m always weirdly reluctant to start historical fiction, even though I’ve enjoyed dozens of titles, so I like being able to rely on her for long AND satisfying reads.

    2. Open Road Summer is one I really want to try. Road trips AND a concert tour = 2 favorite themes for the price of one!

    3. And oh wow, I almost forgot The Longest Night existed. That was definitely one of the titles I devoured in my early discovery of this particular bit of history (there was one about a kid trying to rescue a dog on the ship that I loved, too… *googles* ah, White Star by Marty Crisp). I should reread this one though, since I don’t remember anything beyond the cover…and I definitely did not know until I looked it up just now that it has a sequel, whaaat??

    4. I never read Tuesdays With Morrie but it was a popular assignment choice among various freshman symposium classes at my college. Sounds like you came away with the right lesson.


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