Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Never Talk About

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is books I never talk about! For some reason, there are quite some books that hardly ever make it into conversation. So now I finally have the chance to tell you about some books I enjoyed but hardly ever feature anywhere!

As always, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly tag hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and you can find all the prompts for the coming weeks on her page! This prompt is fun, because it reminds me a little bit of the post I made about my favorite underrated books. For this post, I’ll try to truly keep it to books I never talk about, even though I likely won’t make it to ten books.

Touched by an Alien series – Gini Koch

I may have mentioned this series a few times on my blog, but I have certainly never featured it on my Bookstagram or other social media. This series definitely takes top of the list of books I never talk about. But these books are really fun! It’s a science fiction and romance all in one series. The first book is incredibly cheesy, but the plot just goes deeper with every book. The characters are extremely lovable, too!

Blackthorn and Grim – Juliet Marillier

I’m fairly certain I have never talked about this series of books before. One day at Barnes & Noble I meant to pick up Daughter of the Forest, but they didn’t have it. So I checked out this author’s other work instead and came home with this book! These books are full of old Irish mythology and magic. I really enjoyed the character arcs of the two MCs in the subsequent books. These books have awesome unexpected plot twists, too!

A Promise of Fire – Amanda Bouchet

Literally the only romance I’ve ever read, ever. I didn’t even know it was romance when I got the book, I thought it was fantasy, haha. Not that I’m complaining, because the book was really good. I have the other two books in the trilogy as well, but haven’t read them yet. And they do definitely have fantasy elements! Magic, and mythical creatures, but definitely also lots of romance.

Trylle – Amanda Hocking

I’ve very rarely talked about this series. I remember reading it while visiting Virginia for the first time! It’s technically a trilogy, but I got all three books in one binding. What I love about these books is that they’re about troll changelings. Except the trolls are called Trylle, and they’re not green and ugly. Our MC thankfully isn’t your typical whiny YA teenager, either. I really enjoyed this series and I wished I knew more people who’ve read it!

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms – N.K. Jemisin

I honestly don’t really know what to say about this book. I enjoyed it; it was an interesting read. But I didn’t really understand any of it. There’s weird stuff going on with politics and gods, and it left me a little confused. I’m still planning to read the two sequels, though. But this is definitely a book I never talk about. It just never comes up in conversation.

This was definitely not ten books, haha. But these are truly the only books I never really talk about. Especially since I tend to read what’s popular, and I keep up with new releases fairly well. Most of the books I feature fit the above.

Have you read any of these books? Writing this post kind of made me want to reread Trylle… I really liked that series a lot.

Cover image by Joel and Jasmin Forestbird via Unsplash

4 Comments

    • simonevanheijst
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 6:35 pm

      Most of these books I found because they just randomly caught my eye! They’re all super fun.

      I love your spin on today’s TTT! I’ve been meaning to bake more, too. Mostly because licking the beaters is kind of the best part πŸ˜‚ Unfortunately there’s hardly any flour around here, so no baking for me πŸ™

  1. April 14, 2020 / 8:25 pm

    I still need to read The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. Would you recommend it?

    My TTT .

    • simonevanheijst
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 9:32 pm

      I would because the writing style is really awesome in my opinion. I hadn’t read anything like it before. So even though I thought the story was confusing, the plot was still definitely interesting enough for me to read it in a few days. And the world building is also really nice:)

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