Numbers in the Title
Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
There were a surprisingly large amount of books available to pick for this topic. I love how unique it is too! I decided, as a result of the plethora of options, to challenge myself. I would show off books I’ve read as well as books on my TBR. The titles of books I’ve read will contain the numbers one, two, three, four, and five, while I had to pick books from my TBR containing six, seven, eight, nine, and ten.
1-5 – Read
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus | I’m highlighting this one because the second book is coming out soonish and I’m super eager to see how she makes a sequel to this! I loved this book (more than her sophomore novel, for the record).
Two Summers by Aimee Friedman | Parallel life books are very clearly my jam and that should be an obvious statement at this point. This was a cute one! The chapters alternated between the summer where she answers her father’s phone call and one where she doesn’t – what happens in France vs. her hometown for the summer.
Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash | I’m way more likely to pick up a historical fiction book if it takes place in the 60s/70s than any other time period. Add in Woodstock as a setting and I’m sold. This book was generally all I wanted it to be!
The Fourth Wish by Lindsay Ribar | This is a sequel, sure, but I enjoyed this duology! I don’t remember much about these books because I read them in basically one sitting many years ago, but I need more genie books thank you.
Five Summers by Una LaMarche | This was back in my early blogging days. I remember reading it in my first apartment, hoping for some Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants vibes. I liked this more in theory than execution (five summers spent at the same camp) than in practice, but it was still a solid 3.5-4 star book for me.
6-10 – TBR
Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo | This has been in my possession since it came out in 2014 and I still have hopes to read it! The MC is young and there are some darker plot points regarding working in/for a cemetery.
Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak | Christmas booook! I totally meant to read this one last year and didn’t get around to it, unfortunately. Families locked in together and forced to acknowledge some secrets/etc. = my jam. Especially set around the holidays.
Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave | This is a classic situation where I requested the author’s second book for review, in order to motivate myself to finally read a book by them (or be inspired to read the backlist). I enjoyed the book I read but yes I still haven’t gotten to this one!
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo | Aside from this being by Leigh Bardugo, this book is really not necessarily up my alley in a lot of ways? Secret societies at a college, sure, but the horror (maybe?) and other elements of this may not work for me. I did cancel my preorder but I’m not sure if I’ll regret that choice when the library hold list is miles long…
Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow | Woah boy do I love me a portal fantasy! Also, can we talk about this cover? The synopsis sounds amazing too of course.