Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature once hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten (or your own amount) accordingly.
I’ve decided to keep this concise and not the normal list of ten you’d expect. There’s a different reasoning behind each of these books which have ignited my love for books and I have helped me through some difficult time. I would genuinely recommend everything single of these.
Glass Houses (Morganville Vampire #1) By Rachel Caine
Glass Houses was, I believe, the most pivotal book in terms of me becoming a reader. and who I am today. Before reading Glass Houses, I wasn’t a big reader who read a lot of books. I usually stuck to whatever my sister read, which was J.K. Rowling and Jacqueline Wilson. She bought the first couple of book and recommended me to read them. And I loved it! My sister later outgrew the series and became less of a reader, and gifted all her copies of this series to me and I later bought the rest of the series myself. (It was really sad I had to give away all my copies because of the lack of space in my house.) I haven’t had time to re-read the series like I wanted too. (Maybe I’m a little afraid because of the memory haze I have of the series) But I definitely want to sit down and re-read it all again. I have really bad memory but I can pinpoint Glass Houses and the series of the Morganville Vampire as one of the most important books in my life. Because it made me a reader, made me love books, and essentially the reason why I’m typing this post now.
Thief/ Hacker/ ANTIDOTE by Malorie Blackman
Malorie Blackman is famously more known for her Noughts & Crosses series. Which I never read. (Yet!!) As a kid, those books were always checked out, or the school library just never had it because it was pretty behind on keeping up to date. So these ones were shoved to the side, and I’m pretty sure I picked it up because I accidentally found it. Rachel Caine fuelled my love for fantasy, Malorie Blackman started my love for sci-fi. I clearly remember each of these novels so well, and I looooove each and everyone single one.
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
I have the most haziest memory so trying to recall why I read this book is so difficult. I’m pretty sure I read this book because it was being sold for £1. I think? I don’t know why but I have some memory of Charlieissocoollike or maybe John Green having something to do with me ending up reading this book. Anyway, this was way before I realise that a book reading community sort of existed online. But I was so obsessed with this book. Jack the Ripper was always one of my favourite things to have learnt during history. And the way Maureen wrote this story had younger me blown away. I’m not a huge fan of the sequels but they’re still good but Name of the Star was amaaazing.
Check, please by Ngozi Ukazu
This, alongside the next book, is one I’m eternally grateful for. I read them during my gap year which is where I was at my lowest possible point. I was struggling with working, retaking exams and other life stuff. I found Check, Please randomly on my Tumblr timeline. And I began to read it and fell down the rabbit hole that is this brilliant book.
The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic
HONESTLY. One of my favourite book series ever! This series genuinely means a lot to me, especially during my final year at college. I was just stuck with a lot of things and I didn’t know how to approach it. But Neil’s story is so, so amazing and I love all the Foxes so, so much. It’s a wild story, but I love every second of it.
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
I genuinely thought that no other Rachel Caine book would top Morganville Vampires. Until I read Ink and Bone. This is, in my opinion, Rachel Caine’s best Young Adult series and my favourite book in the world. I was absolutely blown away by the world she creates (a world where books are illegal and controlled by the great library of Alexandria). It also has a found family trope which actually had me sobbing in so many moments. Khalila Seif is reason enough to read this series. A kickass hijabi who fights for her family and beliefs. READ THIS SERIES.
What’s on your TTT this week? Leave me a link or let me know in the comments! 🤗