Top Ten Tuesday #4 – Books I Love But Rarely Mention

Hi guys! I’m eager to get farther than 1½ pages into my ARC of Crossing The Line, but I wanted to post something other than a review for you guys. I really liked this week’s TTT topic, so here we go! 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke & The Bookish, and this week’s topic is books you love but don’t talk about. For me, that means any of my favorites that aren’t Throne of Glass, The Shadowhunter Chronicles, or The Lunar Chronicles. XD

So without further ado, let’s get started! I think I like saying that too much.



This is in no specific order. || Titles linked to Goodreads.

1. The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter – It’s an amazing modern retelling of the Persephone myth. It’s fun and unpredictable, and the mythology is woven in so well.

underrated tgt

2. Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – It’s a cute, fun contemporary set in France, and with a bunch of awesome characters and French cuisine.

anna and tfk

3. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge – It’s an intense, dark retelling of Beauty and The Beast. There’s a cool dystopian world and, if I remember correctly, an interesting scientific twist.


4. Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan – It’s an amusing, adventurous take on Greek mythology. This series was one of two that really got me into reading.

pjo 1

5. Anomaly by Tonya Kuper – It’s a really cool take on modern sci-fi (yes, that’s a thing), with a great nerdy lead and understandable physics.


6. Control by Lydia Kang – It’s a sort of dystopian sci-fi with “freaky” powers and a classic good vs evil fight, with a side of unsure romance.


7. Across The Universe by Beth Revis – It’s a cool, unique sci-fi with space travel, cryogenics, and a side of mystery.

across the universe review

8. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – It’s a fantasy about angels and demons, but with a lot of twists and a rocky forbidden romance.

dosab review

9. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – It’s an epic dystopian about a timid girl with deadly powers and a love triangle featuring two alpha males.

shatter me review

10. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – It’s a classic coming-of-age story about the very real battle between popular kids and outcasts with a touch of suspense and a heartbreaking ending.

the outsiders

And that’s all for now!

Do you love any of these books too? What books did you include on your TTT? I’d love to know! 🙂

I’ll be spending my day reading Crossing The Lines and getting distracted by the app Panda Pop. 😛

Until next time…

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18 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #4 – Books I Love But Rarely Mention

  1. This is so embarrassing but from your list I’ve only read the PJ&O series. But I do have at least half of your list on my TBR. It’s likely I’ll be getting to Anna and the French Kiss and The Outsiders sooner than later because of all the praise they’ve received. And I’ve seen The Goddess Test around the blogosphere but I had no idea it was a Persephone retelling! That sounds like something I’d totally love; I’ll have to check it out. Wonderful list, Olivia! 🙂

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      1. Do you have the email subscribe option enabled in your customize settings? 😉 I don’t do anything special. I mention it on my Instagram some, have posts linked to my Twitter, and link reviews on my Goodreads, but that’s it. 🙂

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      2. Yep I do! I guess it might be bc I don’t have Twitter and bc I haven’t been active for ages and ages… 😂😁💕

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      3. That’s a part of it. You don’t get any notification or ID of who signs up via email, but you can tell when you check your website & the numbers increase. 😉 Activity also helps. Friends excluded, I wouldn’t follow a blogger if their last post had been more than 1-2 weeks ago. Twitter helps too. It’s not necessary and it’s equally fun, but you can set it up here on WordPress to tweet a link whenever you post. 🙂

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      4. I really want Twitter and do think it would help, but my parents won’t let me. 😓🙄😂💕

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      5. That’s too bad. But Twitter isn’t necessary. Instagram is just as good! You can’t link posts, but you can mention new posts in your caption. As long as you don’t overdo it, it works. 😉

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      6. I believe I overdid it yesterday! I lost like 10 followers!! Whoops! But yeah I deleted all of those posts… 🙂 x

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      7. You’ll figure out the right way to do it. It varies for everyone. 😉 I just mention that a new post is up or will be soon, and that there’s a link in my bio if anyone is interested. 🙂

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