Top Ten Tuesday | Mood Reader
Many readers say they’re a “mood reader.” I guess to some degree I probably am too. But I also have been able to refine which genres I am nearly guaranteed to like so there is less reason or chance to find a novel so I won’t have an impulse to hurtle said book across the room when I’m done with it.
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt asks us to share some books to read if a reader is in the mood for genre X. Here’s the official topic suggestion.
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Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For X
As I was thinking about this topic, I was tempted to go in a variety of directions. The first of which was putting together a list of the paranormal romances I have on my shelf and asking you which I should read first. This fit because I figured it’d a.) be a list for those in the mood for paranormal reading and b.) I was in the mood for some paranormal, I just hadn’t read any. In the end I ultimately decided to go with a mash-up. So, yes I did follow the rules in some sense.
The first five novels are going to be five of the most recent contemporary romance novels I read (since that is overall my favorite genre, plus fulfills the prompt to recommend novels) and the latter five will be paranormal romances residing on my shelf. But in this section I will be asking for your advice. Which of these should I be racing to read?
Yes, I do realize what a strange and weird combination this is. But then, if we book nerds can’t be contrary, where’s the fun in that!?
#1. Where She Belongs by Johnnie Alexander
Sweet and simple (in the best way), Johnnie’s recent Revell novel is about a young window, who is also a mother of two, opening her heart to love again. Amazon | Goodreads
BOOK REVIEW | Where She Belongs by Johnnie Alexander
#2. The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson
A setting on Prince Edward Island makes this contemporary novel stand apart. The characters and spark fueled first kiss make it all the more memorable. (I've got a review coming to Life is Story soonish.) Amazon | Goodreads
#3. The End of the World by Amy Matayo
Broken and shattered in a million pieces is this novel. Fortunately for it, this is also what makes it strong. For anyone who likes raw and real contemporary fiction, look no further then this new adult Indie title. It’s a masterpiece. Amazon | Goodreads
BOOK REVIEW | The End of the World by Amy Matayo
#4. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Pretty sure this is my favorite story by Sparks thus far, though I might like the film adaptation better than even the novel. Amazon | Goodreads
BOOK REVIEW | The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
#5. You’re the One that I Want by Susan May Warren
Ironically, this was the one novel in the Christiansen series (the sixth and final novel) I was most dreading. Having read about Casper Christiansen throughout the five preceding stories of his siblings I didn’t think there was any genuine way he could be redeemed. How wrong I was. This very possibly could be my favorite novel of the bunch. Amazon | Goodreads
BOOK REVIEW | You’re the One that I Want by Susan May Warren
#6. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
#7. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
This book is definitely not my typical kind of read. But I’ve read some good reviews and heard from bloggers whom I trust that it’s a – plain and simple, really fun read. Amazon | Goodreads
#8. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
#9. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacy Kade
I read a review on this years ago that made me believe this novel was a must read. It was so convincing I bought a used copy on Amazon shortly thereafter. To this day, the book sits on my shelf. Why I have no excuse for. Amazon | Goodreads
#10. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Aside from the fact that Kiersten’s novels interest me, one of my #BookBesties (shout-out to Amber) read this and recommended it as something I might like during one of our many bookish conversations. Amazon | Goodreads
If, after that bit of Top Ten Tuesday craziness, you’re still with me, thank you. I appreciate you sticking with the varying and all-over-the-place silliness of my novel picks today (I know, when speaking to their genres, they didn’t mesh).
What are some of the books you’d recommend in these genres – and which of these YA paranormal novels do you recommend? Inquiring minds wish to know!
What genre did you recommend in your Top Ten Tuesday post today? Leave those blog links. As always, I’d love to visit.
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