{Top Ten Tuesday} Books That I Inhaled

Posted August 21, 2018 by Leah in Memes & Features, Top 10 Tuesday / 10 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Hello, everyone! Every year (usually around early December), I hit a rough patch with my reading. Picking up a book feels impossible. My Annual Reading Slump has caused me to crawl to my reading goal finish line several times. It’s just part of the ebb and flow of things for me.

Since everyone’s different reading wise, I can’t really give recs to pull someone out of a reading slump, so I tweaked the theme of this week’s Top Ten to showcase some books that had me pinned to my seat and tearing through the pages. Some of these actually helped me with my reading slumps.


Mockingjay and Siege and Storm

Mockingjay was read the day it came out in bookstores. My cousin and I read it together, stopping occasionally to look at each other in horror when a character we cared about died (which if often!)

After the way Shadow and Bone ended, the second book in the Grisha trilogy was a must own. What really made the experience bingeworthy for me was Sturmhond.


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Secret Life of Bees

To All the Boys is just so adorable and fluffy, it makes for a quick read.

A perfect last days of summer read, Secret Life is full of Southern charm and warmth.


The Lovely Bones and The Girl With All the Gifts

These books are sad. They are not light or cute. But I found The Lovely Bones and The Girl With All the Gifts compelling. I thought about them a lot after reading them.

The Bear and the Nightingale and A Poison Dark and Drowning

Ah, Bear and the Nighingale. I don’t like this book–I love this book!

You want to talk about a sequel living up to its predecessor, and Poison delivers.


Caraval and Daughter of the Pirate King

So, I wasn’t the biggest fan of either of these books, but Caraval and Daughter both had me racing through the pages.

Which books got you out of a reading slump? Which books couldn’t you put down or read past your bedtime?



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10 responses to “{Top Ten Tuesday} Books That I Inhaled

  1. Great choices! I am planning to read The Bear and the Nightingale this fall, so I’m glad to see it here on your list! I really enjoyed Caraval, and The Lovely Bones also kept me really engaged when I read it. I read the first book by Jessica Cluess also, so you’ve reminded me to pick up the sequel now!

  2. Great list! I’d really like to try and read The Bear and the Nightingale and the Grisha trilogy this year – they both feel like books I need to read over the winter, so I’m looking forward to them and I’m glad to hear you enjoyed them. I’ve heard amazing things about The Bear and the Nightingale, in particular, and yet I still haven’t read it!

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