Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Read Because of Top Ten Tuesday

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Photo of a young woman with straight black hair and olive skin standing in a bookstore. Her ethnicity isn’t perfectly clear, but she could be Asian or Middle Eastern. She’s reading a hardback novel while standing in front of a display of books that has been arranged in a large circle formation that perfectly frames her chest, shoulders, and head. It gives the effect of looking through a mirror or a portal and seeing her on the other side. It’s very cool.

Originally, I was planning to give credit to the people who introduced me to these books in previous Top Ten Tuesday posts.

The problem with that plan is that a) I usually can’t remember who talked about them first, and b) most of these books have been mentioned by multiple Top Ten Tuesday bloggers before, during, and after their release dates.

Therefore, I’m giving credit to everyone has who blogged about these books.

Thank you for bringing these titles to the attention of the rest of us. You’ve enriched my TBR list and no doubt the reading lists of lots of other folks, too.

Here are some of the many books that came to my attention thanks to you.

1. Starter Villain by John Scalzi

2. Babel by R.F. Kuang

3. Camp by Lev A.C. Rosen

4. Anna, A Child of the Poorhouse by Pat Mattaini Mestern

5. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

6. Godkiller (Godkiller, #1) by Hannah Kaner

7.  Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg




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62 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Read Because of Top Ten Tuesday

  1. It is hard to give credit when multiple people post about them. I hope you have a great week!

  2. For as much as I loved The Secret History by Donna Tartt, I really need to read Babel… And Horrorstör is on our list for my IRL book club. I’m really hoping it gets chosen next. 😬🤞

    Have a great week!

  3. Great list! I had the same struggle, trying to remember where I’d first heard of certain books. I can’t wait for Starter Villain (love everything by John Scalzi), and Horrorstor is so good! I have a copy of Camp waiting to be read as well. Hope you enjoy these!

  4. Oooh! New Scalzi! I hadn’t heard of it, so thanks for sharing.

  5. The books I usually see on TTT are also everywhere on my social media feed and on my blog feeds so the combo of seeing them everywhere works well to entice me! 😂 Not sure if you’ve read them yet but I hope you enjoy them whenever you do!

  6. The new Scalzi book is on my list as of today as well, thanks to TTT!

  7. Ooh I also really want to read Babel, since I loved her other series (The Poppy War). Great post!

  8. A great list. I couldn’t remember the origin of mine either!

    Have a great week!

  9. I love seeing what books TTT is influencing people to read. It looks like you have a bunch of interesting ones here.

  10. I wanted to credit people too, but trying to remember where I first saw the book was far too much effort. Hope you enjoy all of these, Lydia and as always, thanks for visiting my website today.

  11. The Fannie Flagg book is the only one on my TBR. Babel was so hyped, I have shied away. Nice list, and I hope you enjoy them when you read them, Lydia.

  12. It’s so lovely that we get so many recommendations from other bloggers. Hope you’ll enjoy all of these!

  13. I’ve only read one scalzi but I do want to read his Kaiju Preservation I think it is. Heard good things…

  14. Starter Villain is something I’m picking up from this week’s TTT!

  15. Horrorstor was fun. If you do try it, I highly recommend the edition that looks like an Ikea catalog.

  16. Horrorstör is funny. I want to read Babel too!

  17. It‘s been a while, but I think I liked Horrorstör…

  18. I can never remember who recommended what either. I need to be better at keeping track! It’s so satisfying when someone lets you know how much they loved a book you recommended and I’d like to be able to spread that kind of love 🙂

    Happy TTT!


  19. Nice work–I think some of these might give me nightmares LOL

  20. I have yet to find a bad book by Fannie Flagg. Yes, some may be better than others, but they are all still enjoyable. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  21. Horrorstör was really enjoyable and probably one I wouldn’t have picked up if not for this community’s recommendation.

  22. Godkiller is on my list, but thanks to youtube

  23. Jo

    I definitely had the same problem-I usually see books on multiple TTTs and generally can’t remember the first one I saw them on, I don’t keep note!

  24. Yes, I usually end up adding books after I’ve seen them on several lists, so it’s hard to pinpoint who recommended them. Babel is waiting on my shelf!

  25. Great list, and thank you, because I’ve definitely gotten some great recommendations from your TTT posts! We’ve got some books in common, as usual, so hopefully those turn out to be good ones.

    • Thank you. What a nice thing to say. I’ve gotten great recommendations from your TTT posts, too.

      Fingers crossed that we both like the books we had in common. 🙂

  26. I don’t really think I thought through this prompt when I suggested it, since every time I looked up a book I thought TTT made me read, turned out is was somewhere else 🤦‍♀️

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