Top Ten Books That I Loved But Won’t Reread

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list is all about books that we enjoyed but we don’t see ourselves re-reading. I have quite a few of these in mind! In no particular order, here are my choices. Book images go to Goodreads!

Wideacre- Philippa Gregory

Wideacre  (The Wideacre Trilogy, #1)

This is almost like a period drama! I thought it was fabulous at the time but don’t see myself reading it again.

The Other Me- Saskia Sarginson

The Other Me

Loved this book! It gripped me, yet I don’t see myself reading it again!

Boy In The Tower- Polly Ho-Yen

Boy In The Tower

A very unique read. I enjoyed it but wouldn’t rush to re-read it!

The One Plus One- Jojo Moyes
The One Plus One

This was a very charming read. I rated it highly but wouldn’t necessarily rush back to it. I’m not a big re-reader.

A Kiss In The Dark- Cat Clarke

A Kiss in the Dark

Cat Clarke is such a great writer. Her books always grip me.

Half Bad- Sally Green

Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1)

I loved the first book in the series, but I didn’t get on with the sequel. Therefore I wouldn’t reread it!

Lies We Tell Ourselves- Robin Talley

Lies We Tell Ourselves

I absolutely loved this book. I just don’t have time to reread it!

Golden Boy- Abigail Tarttelin

Golden Boy

I loved this but I wouldn’t want to put myself through it again! It’s intense!

Pointe- Brandy Colbert

Pointe

I loved this book but it’s not an all time favourite. It is incredible though!

These Broken Stars- Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)

I don’t intend to continue with this series, so I won’t reread this again.

What books have you loved but don’t want to reread? Feel free to leave me a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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Top Ten Books Set In The U.K.

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s list  I have thought about my favourite books set in the U.K. Some of these books have featured on Top Ten lists before of mine, but I just can’t help myself.

In no particular order (book images go to Goodreads…)

Harry Potter- J.K Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

This book really doesn’t need an introduction or any sort of explanation does it? I absolutely loved this series and I’m so proud that it’s set in England!

Code Name Verity- Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)

I love this book. It’s set in England in 1941. Such a touching story.

Me Before You- Jojo Moyes

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

One of my all time favourites. This hasn’t been on my blog at all before! I lie. I lie.

Dead Jealous- Sharon Jones

Dead Jealous (Poppy Sinclair, #1)

This wonderful book is a mix of YA/mystery and paranormal. I loved reading it and the next book is awesome too.

Golden Boy-Abigail Tarttelin

Golden Boy

Golden Boy is a simply beautiful, important, powerful book.

Little Women- Louisa May Alcott

Little Women (Little Women, #1)

I know that this book has multiple settings but some of it does take place in Europe. This is one of my favourite classics.

The Other Boleyn Girl- Philippa Gregory

The Other Boleyn Girl (The Tudor Court, #3)

The Other Me- Saskia Sarginson

The Other Me

Part of this book is set in London. I didn’t expect to like this book as much as I did, but I thought it was wonderful!

I Let You Go- Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go

This thriller surprised me. It was another one where my expectations were completed exceeded.

A Monster Calls- Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness is a genius. I loved this book even if it broke me a little bit.

What did you pick for your Top Ten post this week? Feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!

Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters. I could mention so many wonderful books that do this, so it’s been incredibly hard to narrow it down!

Undone- Cat Clarke

Undone

This book has diverse characters and deals with suicide. I was absolutely blown away by this book, especially the ending. Oh my goodness!

A Kiss In The Dark- Cat Clarke

A Kiss in the Dark

There is a big secret involved in this story, but I don’t want to give it away. You’ll just have to read it to see why it’s got diverse characters!

Stronger Than You Know- Jolene Perry

Stronger Than You Know

This book features a wonderful character who goes through so much and grows massively throughout the course of the story. I will always recommend this book!

Golden Boy- Abigail Tarttelin

Golden Boy

This is another diverse and bloomin’ wonderful book. It revolves around an inter-sex character.

Gracefully Grayson- Ami Polonsky

Gracefully Grayson

A beautiful story which deals with prejudice and ignorance!

The Art of Being Normal- Lisa Williamson

The Art of Being Normal

This book was recommended to me by several trusted book bloggers. I could see why. I think it’s a fabulously diverse book which has a transgender character at the heart of the story.

Pointe- Brandy Colbert

Pointe

I absolutely adored this book. The main protagonist is dealing with serious issues. It’s so well written!

My Heart and Other Black Holes- Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes

This book deals with mental health/suicide in an incredibly raw, honest manner.

She Is Not Invisible- Marcus Sedgwick

She Is Not Invisible

Marcus Sedgwick’s book has a character who is living without sight. I think this is a beautifully written book.

Lies We Tell Ourselves- Robin Talley

Lies We Tell Ourselves

This book involves race and LGBT. It’s wonderful.

What are your Top Ten books with diverse characters/diversity? Feel free to leave a link to your top ten post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Characters That You’d Like To Check In With

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten characters that you’d like to check in with. You know those characters who you want to continue learning about, the ones you might want to know how they got on next! A tricky topic, but it’s been fun to think about.

As ever, book images go to Goodreads!

Pointe This Girl (Slammed, #3)

Theo from Pointe– I’d like to see how Theo is getting on. I simply adored this book. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did, but I connected so much to Theo and would like to see how she progresses next.

Layken and Will from the Slammed series– Even though This Girl wasn’t my favourite of the series, I felt I really knew the characters by the end of the series. I’d love to see what happened next to them.

Of Scars and Stardust The Secret Hum of a Daisy

Claire from Of Scars and Stardust– This book was so creepy and mysterious. I would love to get some answers to unanswered questions!

Grace from The Secret Hum of A Daisy– I would love to read about how Grace and her Grandmother’s relationship continued to grow.

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2) The Girl Who Walked On Air

Lola from Lola and The Boy Next Door- Lola is my favourite characters out of the books. I’d love to know what happened next for her!

Louie from The Girl Who Walked On Air– Louie was such an adorable character! I’d love to read more of her adventures.

Open Road Summer Me Since You

Reagan and Lilah from Open Road Summer- This is one of my favourite summer contemporaries. I’d love to catch up with the characters!

Rowan from Me Since You- This book packed a real emotional punch with me. It was completely unexpected. I’d want to know more about how she moves on.

Golden Boy Saving June

Max from Golden Boy- I simply adored Golden Boy. There are some amazing characters in this book, I found Max particularly inspiring.

Harper from Saving June- Harper grows so much in this book. I’d love to know more about her!

Which characters would you like to check up on? Please feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Books You Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVOURITE BOOKS

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week the topic are the ten books that we’d class as our all time favourite books within the last 3-5 years. This could be tricky…

In no particular order (with book images leading to Goodreads) here are the books that I picked!

Magic Under Glass (Magic Under, #1) The Sky is Everywhere

Magic Under Glass- Jackie Dolamore– I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this cute little book! I keep intending to pick up the next book in the series!

The Sky Is EverywhereJandy Nelson– A beautifully touching book.

The Ice Cream Girls Undone

The Ice Cream Girls- Dorothy Koomson– I devour everything that Dorothy Koomson writes. This was a particular favourite of mine.

UndoneCat Clarke– I was blown away by the ending.

Dangerous Girls Gone Girl

Dangerous GirlsAbigail Haas– I thought this book was amazing. Totally messed with my mind!

Gone GirlGillian Flynn– I know Gone Girl has its critics but I thought it was a great book with probably one of the characters I hate the most in literature!

A Monster Calls Something Real

A Monster CallsPatrick Ness– A simply beautiful, poignant book which really touched me.

Something RealHeather Demetrios– I loved this book. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

Me Before You Golden Boy

Me Before You- Jojo Moyes– When I first thought about this list I was hoping that this book wasn’t more than 5 years old so I could include it. Regular readers of my blog will know how much I adore this book. It’s not what I expected. I didn’t expect it to still have such an impact on me years later, but it really does.

Golden BoyAbigail Tarttelin– This book crept up on me as well, but I’m glad I was encouraged to read it. Amazing!

What are your all time favourites from the last 3-5 years? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by! 🙂

Top Ten Books I’d Encourage My (imaginary) Book Club To Read!

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books I’d Love to Read With My Book Club/If I Had A Book Club.

Books are in no particular order with book images going to the Goodreads page!

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The Memory Book Rowan Coleman- I have read this book recently and was, I admit, very hesitant to start it because it was compared to Me Before You. Me Before You (regular readers of my blog, you may fall asleep now…) is one of my favourite books of all time. I need not have worried though as I thought it was brilliant!

Lies We Tell OurselvesRobin Talley- Ooh, I loved this book. More people need to read it, so I’d definitely suggest it as a book club read!

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 Golden BoyAbigail Tarttelin– This book will appear on many more of my Top Ten lists. I can’t resist putting it on them. It’s an amazing, emotional read.

The MadnessAlison Rattle– Another book that I rave about whenever given chance. I love Alison Rattle’s writing. This book is so atmospheric and a stunning read!

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TroubleNon Pratt– This book was a stand out debut for me in 2014. I like Non’s incredibly sharp writing style!

Dear KillerKatherine Ewell– This book is the lowest rated book to appear on the list, but it’s such a thought provoking interesting read that I’d be intrigued to discuss it with others. I may not have liked this book as much as the others it shares the list with, but months on I’m still thinking about it.

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Something RealHeather Demetrios– I’m pretty sure my pupils change into love hearts when I think of this book. I’d have to share it with others to see if their feelings are mutual about it!

The Snow ChildEowyn Ivey– A charming book which I’d love more readers to discover!

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Me Before YouJojo Moyes– If I was publishing this list in order than this one would definitely be top. You’d HAVE to read it to be part of my book club! Ha! 😉

The HelpKathryn Stockett– A gorgeous book, beautifully written and so powerful. I LOVE IT!

I think my book club would be incredibly intense but an interesting, thought-provoking book club! What books would you like to discover with your book club? (imaginary book club or real!) Let me know! Please feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!

British Books Challenge 2014: The round up!

The British Book Challenge was set up to show support for British Authors. By signing up I promised to read at least 12 books by British Authors. That’s equal to one book a month.

It’s safe to say that I exceeded this challenge this year.