Hi everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another installment of Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme that is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, there is no set topic, but instead we can just pick something ourselves. I went digging for older TTT topics that I missed and stumbled upon “Books I loved that sent me searching for more”. AKA: books that sent me on a hunt for other books featuring similar settings, tropes, etc. This seemed like a fun one to do, so here we go!
Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
I love me some good time-travelling romance and I totally blame that on Outlander! This book is also the reason why my TBR has books like “Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband” on it. I have no idea how it got on my list, but I’m pretty sure I added it in a post-Outlander mood.
Daughter of the Forest – Juliet Marillier
I’m always searching for more books that give me slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romances and it’s because of this retelling of The Six Swans.
The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
This list is starting to look very similar to last week’s, but hey, it’s these books that shaped me as a reader. LOTR is what kickstarted my love for epic fantasy.
The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
The hype around this book was huuuuuge back in the day and I remember being drawn to books that were all about riddles to uncover secrets from the past.
While I haven’t read all of Jay Kristoff’s books yet, they’re all on my TBR. I love his writing and his sense of humour!
A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas
There’s a reason I have so many Beauty and the Beast retellings on my TBR, and it’s this book. I remember reading most of it in one sitting and being obsessed with it. And then I read A Court of Mist and Fury, making it even “worse”.
I have a number of murder mysteries set in Victorian London on my TBR, although I’ll probably never get around to actually reading them. But every once in a while, I have an itch for this kind of book.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
I loved the movie, then read the book. And then I tried some other books focusing on the absurd… and realized they can be pretty tedious to read. So long (and thanks for all the fish)!
The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley
After not reading for fun for several years, I picked up this book and promptly fell in love with reading again. That was something like 10 years ago and I’ve discovered so many great books since.
The Awesome Egyptians – Terry Deary
The first of many books in the Horrible Histories series I read when I was a kid. These books focus on the fun, weird and sometimes gruesome details of history (and science, in a spin-off series). Perfect for the little nerd I was back then – and still am today!
And that’s it for my top ten books I loved that sent me searching for more. Which books did the same for you? Let me know in the comments below! Happy reading!