{Top Ten Tuesday} Like This Popular Book? Try This Little-Known Book!

Posted February 19, 2019 by Leah in Memes & Features, Top 10 Tuesday / 29 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Hello, everyone! Have you ever seen this “If you like this, try this?” displays in a store or website? I like checking out the bookish ones because they usually lead me to some books I wouldn’t have considered reading. Today, I’m going to try my hand at it for Top Ten Tuesday. I mentioned books with low Goodreads ratings before, so with this list, we’ll look at some wildly popular books that I’ll pair with under-the-radar or little-known titles that feature the same content. If you or anyone has made a list like this, let me know so I can check it out.


If you liked Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, try Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno

Are you looking for a book featuring mental health? Do you like reading about friendships that unite people in unexpected ways? Everything All At Once might be the book you’re looking for. Turtles All the Way Down wasn’t really my thing, but I’ve heard excellent things about Everything All At Once.

If you liked Caraval by Stephanie Garber, try By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell

Do you like mystery? Are magical circuses and/or carnivals your thing? Consider By a Charm and a Curse to get you into the intrigue of a carnival with dark intrigue. I thought Caraval was just okay and still have to read By a Charm and a Curse.

If you liked The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, try Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner

Finally, two books recommendations I’ve read! Are you fascinated by faeries? Does the concept of scary magic and creepy faeries make your heart race? If you enjoyed the fickle Folk of Holly Black’s novels, try the post-apocalyptic, magic-seeped world of the Bones of Faerie series.

If you like I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, try Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner, or Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Did you fall in love with the dreamy writing of I’ll Give You the Sun? Were you captivated by the emotional journeys of the main characters? Then please check out the quiet beauty of either Phantom Limbs or Words in Deep Blue. Each book is a look at death and the slow healing of the characters and the power of memory. Sam at WLABB understands my love for Words :).


Have you read any of the books listed? Which books would you add to the list? Which popular books and little-known books would you pair up? 



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29 responses to “{Top Ten Tuesday} Like This Popular Book? Try This Little-Known Book!

  1. LOVE your topic this week. I definitely enjoyed a lot of these novels (in particular, Caraval and The Cruel Prince) so I am ABSOLUTELY going to look into the lesser known, similar feeling novels you listed. They sound great. And honestly, who doesn’t love giving lesser loved novels the love and attention they deserve. Thank you for sharing!

  2. This is such a great take on this week’s prompt! I loved Caraval, so I’ll definitely check out By a Charm and a Curse. The first pair that comes to my mind is: if you like grimdark, antihero fantasy like Six of Crows or The Lies of Locke Lamora, try The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids by Michael McClung. His heroine, Amra Thetys, has the intrigue and personality to more than match Kaz and Locke. Anyone who liked them will love her. And if you’re a poetry reader who enjoys like likes of Rupi Kaur and Amanda Lovelace, consider trying N.L. Shompole! Her poetry is thematically in the same lane, but I think it’s even more beautiful. Happy reading!!

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  3. I love your take on this weeks topic! Of the little know books I’ve read Everything All at Once, Words in Deep Blue, and Bones of a Faerie. I loved the first two, but I read Bones of a Faerie before I really kept track of my reading so I don’t remember much of it. I own Charm & Curse and also have yet to read it and I actually haven’t read one of the popular titles, The Cruel Prince, even though I preordered it. Anyway, great job on the recommendations!

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