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Top Ten Favorite Books in Suspense + YA

Morning, friends! Today, it's Tuesday which brings us up to another edition of... Top Ten Tuesday.

 
Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in X Genre (you pick the genre!)
 
So, this week was interesting to put together. I was originally going to do suspense only I am beginning to realize that because I have so many books yet to read (believe me, my bookshelves can attest to this), I'm not racking up new favorites and those I have read are enjoying lots of blog time because I keep repeating them (yes, my TTT memes are starting to get boring for you all), and so I settled on young adult because that gets the least conversation around here... well, after putting together nine picks, I realized a couple didn't fit and though I have a ton yet to read in the genre, how on earth do I know if they are favorites?!

Anyway... all of that to say that with five in the young adult genre, I added the last five as favorite suspense.

Here are those picks:TTT Meme3 (March 11th)-001

What about you friends?

What books in any one (or two!) genres rank in a top ten listing?

Share any thoughts you have below.

34 comments

  1. Love the blog! I think I missed the update to the design, sorry I haven't stopped by in a while. Love your list, because I haven't read any of these and that's got me looking them up on Goodreads :)

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    1. Hi, Katja! No need to apologize - I'm glad you stopped by today. :)

      Thanks - maybe you'll find some newbie books to enjoy. That is always fun!

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  2. Great list! Love that you just chose your favourite books, period, lol (I changed my list at the last minute) :) Happy Tuesday!

    My TTT

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    1. Well, I am sure there are LOTS other books that would fit this bill, Lianne - seriously I always forget books! - but for today, these certainly fall into the category, too. ;)

      Happy Tuesday to you as well!

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  3. I just finished Dani Pettrey's series and LOVED it! I think Shattered is my favorite, but loved them all.

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    1. Yay! Glad to hear you liked Dani's series, Heidi. There are SO many good ones in her debut series and I expect her final two books will be just as good. :)

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  4. I haven't read any of those, but I have a few of them on my to-read list. My favorite genre is historical fiction (it's pretty much all I read) and She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell and On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin are two of my very favorites.

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    1. Hi, Sereina! Glad to see you stop by. :)

      Ooo, I've read great things about She Walks in Beauty and in fact, I'm pretty sure I just snagged it on Kindle free. I'm also anticipating reading Siri's new book which I have waiting for me once I get past some INSPY reading. :)

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  5. I adored THE SELECTION! I passed it on to my sister and begged her to read it, when she finally got around to it she was completely hooked. Now she's reminding me on a weekly basis that she must have the third book when it comes out :)

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    1. Hi, Becky! Thanks for stopping by. :)

      That was me too! I really loved the premise of The Selection, especially more than THG. I've been reading The Elite off and on since it came, not because I don't like it but because I've had to read review books in-between. The only GOOD thing about this is once I finally finish, there'll be less waiting time for The One! ;)

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  6. I love Jenny B. Jones' books! I definitely need to reread some of them this year. :)

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    1. I know, right, Kristin!? Really miss her in the book world - at least she's on Twitter! :)

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  7. Wasn't There You'll Find Me so good??!! That is one of my all-time favorite reads, YA or otherwise. I've been dying for her to write another book.

    Your choice from 5 on down I haven't read, so I'll have to work on that.

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    1. Right there with you, Tressa. Jenny had better release another soon or well, I'll just miss her. :) There You'll Find Me is sensational. One of the best books I've read.

      Fun. Maybe they'll be some new keepers in there. :)

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  8. Great list! Love me some Kiera Cass!
    New follower :)
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. As do I, Missie! So much goodness. :)

      THANK YOU! I'm glad you followed along.

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  9. Lynette Eason, Dani Pettrey - LOVE. Irene Hannon is another favorite suspense author! :)

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    1. *High Five*

      ...and yes, definitely! Really like all of the books I've read by Irene, too. So much wonderful story-telling.

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  10. LOVE your list! I've read The Selection, There You'll Find Me, When a Heart Stops, The Negotiator, and Submerged and loved them all! I am now adding the others on my "to-read" list. :) Thanks!

    My top ten YA books are 1) Divergent by Veronica Roth 2) Fireflies in December by Jennifer Erin Valent 3) The Selection by Keira Cass 4) Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren 5) So Not Happening by Jenny B. Jones 6) The Secret Life of Samantha McGregor by Melody Carlson 7) I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter 8) The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson 9) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and 10) Unlovable by Sherry Gammon

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    1. Fun. Wishing you happy reading with those you haven't read if/when you get the chance to read them - and crossing my fingers you find some to enjoy. :)

      Oh. My. Goodness. Your favorites are some I have been meaning to read for eons now - Carter, Bergren, Jones, etc. One of these days I simply must make time for them. Yay for great recommendations - and I must look up the Jennifer Erin book. Love that title. :)

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    2. Rissi, you must read Jennifer's trilogy!! It's pretty fabulous!!

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    3. Love new (and good) book recommendations, Alyssa! Thanks for adding in your thoughts about Jennifer's books. They look pretty. :)

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  11. What an adorable graphic! Made me smile.

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    1. Hi, Lisa. Thanks for stopping by - and the comment! You're always welcome. :)

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  12. Ohhhh, I've never tried suspense novels! Always finding something new to try, but never the time. :)

    Kiera Cass' Selection series is one of my favorites! It's got all the drama, pretty dresses, and romance I love--and I can't wait for The One in May! I've also read every single one of Alex Flinn's fairy tale retellings, though none of her contemporaries or the Kendra books. Beastly, my first, will always be my favorite, though, because it's Beauty and the Beast. And I'm dying to read the Princess in the Opal Mask! I'm obsessed with the cover, and it sounds awesome.

    Honestly, I don't know if I could even make a list of my top 10 YA books. That'd be quite difficult. :)
    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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    1. You totally should, Rachel! They're awesome - especially if you like crime TV shows. :)

      Kiera's books are just... great! I've really enjoyed them and like you, am excited that The One is nearly here. Squee. Cannot wait to read how America, Aspen and Maxon's saga ends. I still have to read several of Alex Flinn's books (like Towering, Cloaked and the contemporaries) but I did LOVE Bewitching. It helped a reader relate to Kendra so much more than her depiction in the Beastly film which was awesome. Aw, Princess in the Opal Mask is sweet. It's got a lot of great things and left me immediately wanting book 2!

      If I would actually start to read all of the YA books I've been gifted or bought over the years, I probably couldn't either, Rachel - unless I separated them by genre. ;)

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  13. Wow, I don't think I've read anything from this list! And unfortunately I lost my complete reading list on Sunday because of a computer problem . . . but I actually don't mind too much, because it had gotten insanely long--as in, almost forty pages with two columns and size 10.5 Times New Roman type ;) Now once I get my computer back I can rebuild the list and maybe add some of these titles!

    walking in the air.

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    1. Fun. I love discovering new books. Bummer on the other side of that losing a list, Hannah - I feel you on that. You gotta' love computers but they can give us fits, right?! (I like to put my documents on those USB drives so at least I have copies on those.) Wow. That is long, girl! I am not sure how long my list is/was though I shudder to think how long it'd be if I were to update it. I mean, I kept that way back before I started blogging. There've been lots of books to come across my notice since then. :)

      Best of luck with that rebuilding - I don't envy you that.

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  14. Ooh, such a great list, Rissi! There You'll Find Me is one of my favorite books of all time. I really wish Jenny would write another novel soon. I also love Submerged and Lynette Eason's last book.

    It's hard to pick just one genre but some of my all-time favorite novels include: 1) There You'll Find Me 2) Glass Girl 3) The Help 4) To Kill a Mockingbird 5) The Hunger Games , and 6) The Book Thief.

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    1. Me, too! We need to flood Jenny's Twitter with requests. ;)

      Note to shelf: you must read Glass Girl. I've heard fantabulous things about that book and actually picked it up off my shelf the other day just to look at. It's well presented and sounds like an emotional read. Cannot wait. You know, I started The Help prior to seeing the movie and didn't get it started in time to finish, so I'll have to return to it someday. Great list! :)

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  15. Great picks! Lots of great looking books, most of these I haven't even heard of before. I will definitely be adding most of these to my amazingly long TBR list. Nice list :) My TTT.

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    1. Cool! I wish you happy discovering with that TBR list; perhaps some of these will become faves for you - it's always a blast when us bookish sorts find newbies! ;)

      Thanks for visiting - I appreciate you stopping by. :)

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