Top Ten Tuesday : Books for My Younger Self


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic :

Books for My Younger Self

So, I’m thinking young adult books here rather than any younger. I tend to read less YA these days but I still do read some books aimed at young adults and here are a few that I really enjoyed. A quick proviso – I’m not always the best judge of YA so take my list with a pinch of salt as I could have thee wrongly pegged.

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black


Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson


Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber


The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow


Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones


Red Rising by Pierce Brown


Stardust by Neil Gaiman


A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan


Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor


The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert



12 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday : Books for My Younger Self”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The Ten Thousand Doors of January is one of those books that for me reside on the “road not taken”: I keep telling myself I need to read them, but never manage to get to them….
    Amazing list, indeed! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, you can’t read them all – as much as you may want to, but you can keep trying.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    I was always surprised that Red Rising is categorized as YA. I definitely wish I had read Howl’s Moving Castle as a teen!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m never quite sure about what books should be classed as YA and tbh I’m really not the best judge of such things so it’s absolutely possible that Red Rising is not YA – Eek. Or maybe it’s just on the edge between two possibilities.
      Lynn 😀

  3. evelynreads1

    Great list! I would hve loved Sorcery of Thorns and Caraval when I was younger as well!

    My post!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I mean I loved them now but it does make me curious to see what my feelings would have been when I was younger – perhaps I should pick up some of my favourite books from being a teenager to see how I feel about them now – although I think I had a strange penchant for horror at the time which I’m not sure I’d be as keen on now.
      Lynn 😀

      • evelynreads1

        Exactly! Definitely still enjoyed them now!

  4. followinggoodbooks

    So many good ones! Howl’s Moving Castle is definitely one of my favorites!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Oh yes, I loved Howl’s Moving Castle, and the adaptation too.
      Lynn 😀

  5. waytoofantasy

    Of these that I’ve read I have also loved! I think The Cruel Prince and Sorcery of Thorns are two of my favorite YA books that have come out in recent years. And I’m a HUGE fan of Red Rising. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I really enjoyed all of those and wouldn’t it be interesting to see how I felt about them when I was a little younger.
      Lynn 😀

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