Books I Enjoyed But Rarely Talk About

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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 of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is Books I Enjoyed But Rarely Talk About.

Here’s a few books and series, in no particular order, which I read and enjoyed but haven’t talked too much about…

  1. Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work by Alison Green. I read this a couple years ago and did a mini-review of it, but I don’t think I really expressed how valuable a resource this book (and Alison Green’s blog) can be for those in the workplace.
  2. Alpha Crew series by Laura Griffin. So, I’m actually going to post about this series soon. I wanted to wait and do a full review rather than individual reviews of each novella.
  3. Enders Game series by Orson Scott Card. This is a series I really, really loved but chose to stop reading. It was a hard decision for me but ultimately it was impossible to separate the author from the work and I found that reading about the author’s homophobia was impacting my reading of the books.
  4. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I’ve read this entire series and never posted about it here. I don’t know that I will ever formally review these books but they are among my favorites, always.
  5. Pottermore Presents series by J.K. Rowling, same with above, I read all of these e-books, and enjoyed them, but simply never posted about them.
  6. Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. This series means so much to me, that I’m surprised I haven’t posted about it here. But I’m planning to re-read it this year so stay tuned for that πŸ™‚
  7. Narwhal and Jelly series by Ben Clanton. These very adorable graphic novels stole my heart last year but I don’t recall ever posting about them. I’d recommend them if you’re looking for something short and witty.
  8. His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman. I read these books years ago and while I loved them, I don’t think I will be re-reading or posting about them any time soon, unless I get the urge to read The Book of Dust at some point.
  9. Brooklyn Girls series by Gemma Burgess. These books are hilarious, but then the author randomly stopped writing them. It seemed like there would be one book for each character and then there randomly wasn’t, so I haven’t continued to read about them or (to my knowledge) post about them.
  10. The Most of Nora Ephron by Nora Ephron. This book of essays has kept me company for many years. I love Nora Ephron’s sense of humor but I don’t think I’ve ever posted about any of her books. She is one of my go-to female writers for when I need a pick-me-up.

Going through this list brings back so many memories! Some of these I definitely want to re-read and others I know for sure I won’t. I’m curious to see what’s on everyone else’s lists this week!

What books have you enjoyed but rarely talked about? Tell me in the comments or drop a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post so I can check it out!

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