Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Read If You Like These Super Popular Books

2015, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Read If You Like These Super Popular Books

This week I am providing ten book series (or stand-alone book) recommendations based on books that are popular that I really enjoyed. Disclosure: they may or may not be super popular. Hehe. 

If you like… Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Then you might like… The Kingkiller Chronicle Series by Patrick Rothfuss

Though The Kingkiller Chronicle series is geared more towards adults, while reading the first book in the series I found it reminded me of the Harry Potter books. The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy is not yet finished (last book is unreleased), it is definitely a good read for fantasy lovers. I have only read the first book and though it was slow to start, it was one of my favorite reads this year. The story follows Kvothe who also becomes an orphan at a young age, but has more tragic childhood than Harry. Due to his cunningness, he works his way into the University, which is this world’s school of magic. Kvothe also has a knack for finding trouble, or trouble finding him as it were. Sound familiar?

 

If you like… The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

Then you might like… Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

If you like the story within a story concept aspect of The Neverending Story, then Ready Player One is a modern version of this concept. Instead of Fantastica, we have a virtual reality world called OASIS and Wade is also a lonely boy who uses OASIS as an escape from reality, much like Bastian. Wade plays a part in trying to keep OASIS out of the hands of an evil corporation, which would destroy the foundation of the world he loves. Much like Bastian trying to save Fantastica, Wade attempts to save OASIS.

 

If you like… the Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs

Then you might like… the Dark Swan Series by Richelle Mead

It is hard to top such a great series like Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series but Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan urban fantasy series comes pretty close. Both have a powerful, tattooed, sassy female protagonist at the forefront, and great (not to mention hot) supporting characters around them. Eugenie Markham is basically a shaman-for-hire faery banisher, she hunts down bad fae and banishes them back to the Otherworld. Like Mercy, she has powerful magical abilities. Eugenie also has no desire to have children (at the moment), but due to her story arc, that topic seems to come up often (also like Mercy).

 

If you like… the Starcrossed Series by Josephine Angelini

Then you might like… the Goddess War Series by Kendare Blake

The Goddess War series is a lesser known series and may not be as great as the Starcrossed series, but I enjoyed it a lot. The Goddess War has a spunky Athena as one of the main characters, as she tries and solve a deadly problem that is plaguing all the Olympians. It seems they are no longer immortal and this has started a war between the Gods and Goddesses in an attempt to remain immortal. Both of these series are jam-packed with Greek mythology references, and share similar Greek mythological characters.

 

If you like… the Marked Men Series by Jay Crownover

Then you might like… The Beaumont Series by Heidi McLaughlin

I love, love, love Jay Crownover’s Marked Men series! Granted, it’s not super popular but just in case you loved the series as much as me, you should definitely check out The Beaumont Series by Heidi McLaughlin. The Marked Men series is about a group of bad-boy, super-hot, tattooed, muscular guys that own a tattoo shop and how each of them find love. The Beaumont Series is about a bunch of super-hot, bad-boy, tattooed rock stars and how each of them settles down and finds love. So basically, if you’re into gorgeous, tattooed bad-boys both of these series deliver on all accounts!

 

If you like… The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Then you might like… Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

If you are a fan of The Fault in Our Stars and think you can survive another gut-wrenching, emotional story, then I dare you to read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. This story is about Louisa Clark and how she comes to be Will Traynor’s caretaker. Will Traynor was an adventurous, good-looking, wealthy, bachelor in his prime until a motorcycle accident left him a quadriplegic. Now he is a cranky, rude jerk who hates his life and everyone in it. Enter Lou who refuses to walk on eggshells around him and rattles Will’s morose exterior. You guys know where this is headed, but just be warned… have the tissues ready.

 

If you like… the Elder Races Series by Thea Harrison

Then you might like… the Dragon Kin Series by A. Aiken

Okay so both of these series aren’t super popular, but I am a huge fan of shapeshifter series and these are my top two favorites. These are both in the adult paranormal genre and both are extremely well-written. The Elder Races series is a bit more well-known than its counterpart, and takes place in the modern world where faeries, demons and shifters/wyrs live along-side humans. Every book in this series has to do with one of the characters finding their mate. The Dragon Kin series takes place in a barbarian-esque world where dragon shapeshifters live amongst humans. Each book in this series revolves around one of the dragon shifters finding their mate. I can gush about both of these series all day long!

 

If you like… the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost

Then you might like… The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison

In the Night Huntress series, Catherine “Cat” Crawfield is a super-sexy, tenacious vampire hunter who is also a half-vampire. She hunts down vampires in hopes that she will once day find and slay her vampire father, who raped her mother and resulted in her birth. In The Hollows series, Rachel Morgan is a super-sexy, vampire bounty hunter that is tough as nails and also a witch. She works with the local police enforcement to keep the threats at bay. Both women are fearless and have no qualms about killing vampires, all while wearing 4-inch heels. They both live in similar worlds, Cat lives in a world shared with humans but humans are not aware of their supernatural counterparts. Rachel lives in a world shared with humans where supernatural beings have recently been revealed. These series are both well-known, but definitely great recommendations if you love urban fantasies with sexy, killer female powerhouses. Also, they both have red hair! Ha!

 

If you like… Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Then you might like… Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Gone Girl was full of mystery, intrigue and suspense. If you are looking for the same type of dark thrill-ride then Girl on the Train will most definitely deliver. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. Both involve murder, love gone awry, toxic relationships and leave you wondering who you should trust. Plot twists galore! Girl on the Train is probably a lot creepier than Gone Girl, and I will admit that at times some of the characters in Girl on the Train were a little hard to stomach, but Gone Girl also had some wacky characters. Also, both are book-to-movies!

 

If you like… The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer

Then you might like… the Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

If you are feeling a bit of Twilight nostalgia and want to read a similar series, then you should definitely look into the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. There are a lot of parallels, Katy is the new girl in town and moves next door to Daemon and his sister Dee who also happen to be aliens. Katy befriends Dee who is described as being lithe and ballerina-like. Daemon is standoffish, rude and infuriatingly arrogant to Katy but also drop-dead gorgeous. During a chance encounter, he ends up saving Katy from danger. Katy begins to suspect that Daemon and Dee are different. Sound familiar? Oh, but you guys… the Katy/Daemon banter and one-liners are golden! Jennifer L. Armentrout is a great writer and though I haven’t finished the series, I have enjoyed it thus far.

 

Have any recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Reading!

 

 

 

Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover
Giveaway: A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Lety @ Gone with the Words

Lety @ Gone with the Words

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21 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Read If You Like These Super Popular Books”

  1. Katrina

    Interesting choics! I love the genre variety! I picked ‘Before I Die’ for ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ and ‘Finding Sky’ for ‘Twilight’!! I also ended up paring ‘The Name Of The Wind’ with Trudi Canavan’s ‘Black Magician Trilogy’, which you might like if you haven’t already read it!

    Check out my Top Ten Tuesday list!

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    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

    • Lety @ Gone with the Words

      Thanks so much! My picks were all over the place as far as genres LOL I am definitely adding ‘Finding Sky’ and ‘Black Magician Trilogy’ to my TBR list! :D

    • Lety @ Gone with the Words

      Haha we have a lot of reads in common!! Awesome! Glad you liked my picks!!! :D

    • Lety @ Gone with the Words

      I think I’ll need to prepare myself emotionally for the sequel!! Thanks so much!

    • Lety @ Gone with the Words

      haha Thank so much! I thought I might be reaching there with that comparison but once I started to think about it I found a lot of parallels. You def need to read Ready Player One, it was such a fun read and can’t wait to see how it’ll translate to the big screen! :D

    • Lety @ Gone with the Words

      It was such a nail biter!! And a lot of gasping! lol It’s so good, and only about a 300-page read. You should def check it out! :D

    • Lety @ Gone with the Words

      I know it was a really odd pairing LOL but after thinking about it for a while, I kept finding parallels… even now! haha thanks for stopping by!

    • Lety @ Gone with the Words

      Yes! I really loved it once it picked up some lol Loved your list! Thanks for stopping by :)

    • Lety @ Gone with the Words

      hahaha I know right?! Goodreads had that cover listed as the 07 Kindle version, so of course I had to use that one LOL oh hello there Kvothe!

  2. Joanna

    I love these posts! You’ve given me a ton of new options. I can’t wait to check some of these out!

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