Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Don’t Talk About Enough

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Don't Talk About Enough

Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) By Deborah Harness – This is one of the only books I have reread again and again. I read it a few months after it came out, then made everyone else I know read it too. Witches, daemons, vampires and the love story….swoon!

Ready Player One Ernest Cline – Okay, so it hasn’t been that long since i’ve read this book but I really don’t gush about it as often as I should, really. I want to live in the OASIS, I should have gone to high school in the Oasis, it’s an introverts dream!

Rook by Sharon Cameron – Sophia Bellamy is not who you think she is, or is she? GAH, I love this book so much. There is a new revolution taking place where Paris used to be, and if you oppose it, you will meet your death. That is unless you are lucky enough to be rescued by the mysterious Red Rook

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld – Afterworlds is a book about a writer writing a book. No wait, it works really! It’s told in alternating stories between Darcy, the writer and Lizzy, Darcy’s main character. I loved this book because you get to follow Darcy through her real life while tagging along with Lizzy in one of the most epic adventures ever. I really didn’t want this book to end.

In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1) by Tana French – Tana French, and this entire series, easily falls into my all time favorite category. Set in Dublin, Detective Rob Ryan must investigate a murder case involving a 12 year old girl, but here’s the thing, 20 years earlier, detective Ryan was found in those same woods covered in blood with no memory of what happened to him or his missing friends. It’s SO GOOD!


11/22/63 by Stephen King – I first read this book in the summer of 2013 and for a long time, it was all I talked about. I was so taken aback by the characters, the writing, the settings…everything really. The size of the book is a bit daunting (842 pages) but it really didn’t feel like it at all. I’m planning a re-read this summer before I binge the show.

The Light Between the Oceans by M.L. Steadman – Oh this book! Tom and Isabel are lighthouse keepers on a remote island. After years and years of trying unsuccessfully to have a baby, one washes up on the island with it’s deceased father. They keep the child as their own, but at what cost? I ugly cried reading this before ugly crying was a thing.

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer – This was the first “letter” novel I’ve ever read. Juliet is looking for her next book subject, she finds just that in a letter from a man she’s never met. I think it’s cute, charming and romantic. A fun quick read.

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein – I love this book for so many reasons. The dog as the narrator, the race car driving dad, the father daughter dynamic and the dog humor. Don’t get me wrong, it’s sad as hell but is also very good!

She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb – Do you have that one character that came into your life when your were a teenager and just stuck with you, even now? Delores Price is mine. I related with Delores in several ways growing up. This is a coming of age book with a pretty messed up story, though I should caution, it’s not for the faint of heart.



Ashley @ Gone with the Words

8 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Don’t Talk About Enough”

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    Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    Oh I like so many here!! In the Woods – and that whole series – are some of my favorites. I can’t wait until she writes the next one. RPO was such an amazing book. I wasn’t expecting to love it so much. The Art of Racing in the Rain was great with the dog as the narrator. Wonderful list!

    • Ashley @ Gone with the Words

      Ashley @ Gone with the Words

      Thank you Grace! I wasn’t expecting to love RPO as much as I do, it snuck up on me! And I am SO ready for more Tana French.

    • Ashley @ Gone with the Words

      Ashley @ Gone with the Words

      I really hope they do the book justice with the movie. I’m going to have to reread before then, ugly cries here I come!

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    Rachel Lightwood @ Quite the Novel Idea

    I haven’t read a lot of these so I’ll have to bump a lot of them up my TBR. The Art of Racing in the Rain was one of the most unique and different books I’ve ever read, and it definitely deserves a reread soon. I really want to read Stephen King’s 11/22/63 too – JFK’s assassination has always been a fascination of mine. And I’m working my way through Sharon Cameron’s books at the moment too. Nearly to Rook, I’m pumped for it. Great list!

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