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 That Made Me Want More Books Like Them. If that reads a little confusing to you, you’re not alone! What it boils down to is books you read that made you want to read more books just like them.
Here are a few books that I read and instantly wanted to read either a sequel, or something similar, in no particular order…
- The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner. I read this graphic novel in 2019 and loved everything about it from the appealing artwork to the story itself of a thirteen-year-old girl who discovers she is a witch. As soon as I finished I wanted more. As it turns out, the sequel is being published this summer!
- The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee. This was a highly anticipated read for me in 2019, and it more than lived up to my expectations. Following was the sequel, The Shadow of Kyoshi, and both have made me crave more Avatar content in any way, shape or form.
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. While the story itself was difficult to digest at times, it was so well-written that I was eager to read more of Atwood’s work for more of her mesmerizing storytelling.
- I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Under Suspicion #1) by Mary Higgins Clark. The Under Suspicion series follows a main character who produces a TV show that reinvestigates cold cases. I loved the concept behind this and thoroughly enjoyed the entire series. I would love to find something similar to read in the future.
- Snapped (Tracers #4) by Laura Griffin. While I have loved all of the Tracers books, I remember being very taken with this one in particular because the crime being investigated seemed so realistic. Plus, Sophie and Jonah are one of my favorite Tracers couples!
- Paris is Always a Good Idea by Jenn McKinlay. I read this book recently and immediately wished I had started reading McKinlay’s books sooner! They have been on my TBR for years and the writing style of this one (smart, funny, thoughtful, all in one) really convinced me that I need to read her other books ASAP.
- Miss Wonderful (Carsington Brothers #1) by Loretta Chase. Another recent read, this historical romance was such a delight that soon after finishing, I started researching similar books to read next.
- The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. This fast-paced thriller had me guessing until the very end and made me want to read more of Lapena’s work.
- The Guest List by Lucy Foley. I tore through this book last year and found it to be such a gripping story. It made me want more of the closed-room style mysteries.
- The Night Swim by Megan Goldin. I’m currently reading this one, but I already know that I want to read more books like this! I love that the main character is not only investigating a crime but she’s also documenting an ongoing trial for her podcast. There are so many elements to the story that are adding to the suspense – no spoilers please!