Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday as hosted by the lovely people of The Broke & the Bookish. Today’s topic is all about some of the books that we love but maybe we haven’t talked about them recently or enough. I know a few series off the top of my head that I talk about all the time (Throne of Glass, anyone?), but these are some of the books that I love that I’ve maybe talked about once or twice.
2. Chobits by CLAMP. This manga series is one of my favorites of all time. I love the concept of mobile computers, and the story behind it was also an enjoyable one. I always love CLAMP’s art styles; they’re very beautiful.
3. Stardust by Neil Gaiman. I loved this book so much. It was my first Gaiman read and though I thought parts were kind of confusing to get into in terms of how the language was, I still really enjoyed it because the story itself was so beautiful.
4. Firelight by Sophie Jordan. This was a trilogy I read back in high school or early college, I believe, and I just fell in love with it. I’d never read a story involving dragons before – or rather, people that can turn into dragons, or some form of them – and it was during a time that I think I needed it most. Though the writing style bugs me now, I still really enjoy the story. It’s just addicting!
5. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. I love stories about faeries and this one is just amazing. I love the concept behind this one and how iron is killing Faerie and how Meagan is part of that world… I just love it! I haven’t read it in years, and I stopped part way through the third book, but it’s definitely a series I want to reread because I loved it so much.
6. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. This series will forever hold a special place in my heart and I will not apologize for it. During its time it was one of the best series I’ve read, and I still love it to this day.
7. The Future Collection: Science Fiction Short Stories by Beth Revis. I really enjoyed this short story collection because the writing was awesome and the stories themselves had me guessing until the end. I wanted more, for sure, and I could totally see each of these stories becoming a novel of its own.
8. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. I honestly haven’t talked about this book that much recently, but I just loved it! The writing was lovely, the plot was gripping, the characters were believable and living and I just am so glad that there’s a sequel for this book because there was NO WAY they could have left us hanging the way they almost did.
9. Ayashi no Ceres (Ceres: Celestial Legend) by Yuu Watase. I love this manga series. All of Yuu Watase’s art work is lovely, and I think that this story line in particular, though more mature and darker than others, is still beautiful. It has action, romance, revenge, death, triumph, and so much more.
10. None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio. This book was a new one for me in terms of diversity because it dealt with an intersex individual and how she tried to cope with that realization and what it would mean for her moving forward in life. I thought that it was a great tale and one in which I pulled a lot of meaning from.
There you have it! All of these books I love and I know I don’t talk about them nearly as much as they may deserve, but they’re all great in their own ways.
What are some of your favorite books that you don’t talk about often? Does it make you want to reread them now? Will you recommend to me some of your favorites? Let me know!