Top Ten Tuesday: Read This, Then That

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This week's topic: Ten Books to Read If You Like [This Popular Book/Author]. I chose to give recommendations for ten different books, just because!


Ten Books to Read if You Like These Popular Books/Authors

1. If you love the Throne of Glass series, you'll like The Song of the Lioness Quartet.

1. If you love the Throne of Glass series, you'll like The Song of the Lioness Quartet.

 

If you love fantasy series about strong women, Tamora Pierce is the place to start. If you've started with Sarah J. Maas instead, however, you should read The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce ASAP.
 

 

 
2. If you loved TKAM when you read it in school, you should read The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

2. If you loved TKAM when you read it in school, you should read The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

 

 
If you're keen for another story in a small Southern town after reading To Kill a Mockingbird, Carson McCullers is a great choice. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is her best.
 
 
3. If you enjoyed We Were Liars, check out The Secret History.

3. If you enjoyed We Were Liars, check out The Secret History.

 

If you enjoyed We Were Liars' suspenseful tale of teenagers with grisly secrets, The Secret History takes the theme to another level. 

 

 
4. If you've read and loved Paper Towns, then I think you'll also love The Virgin Suicides.

4. If you've read and loved Paper Towns, then I think you'll also love The Virgin Suicides.

 

 

Paper Towns left you wanting more tragically misunderstood manic pixie dream girls? You're next read should definitely be The Virgin Suicides

 

 
5. If you liked Eleanor & Park, I think you'll enjoy I Capture the Castle.

5. If you liked Eleanor & Park, I think you'll enjoy I Capture the Castle.

 

These two might not seem similar but I think they have the same sense of quirkiness and sincerity. Eleanor and Cassandra have the same wit and charm.
 
 
6. Fans of Saint Anything should be reading A Spool of Blue Thread.

6. Fans of Saint Anything should be reading A Spool of Blue Thread.

 

Two writers who can capture the nuance of emotional truths in contemporary life. I don't think it's a stretch to call Sarah Dessen YA's very own Anne Tyler. 

 

 

 
7. Did you like Ask the Passengers? Try Jeanette Winterson for your next read.

7. Did you like Ask the Passengers? Try Jeanette Winterson for your next read.

 

Loved Ask the Passengers and now looking for another coming of age story about a young woman discovering her sexuality? Oranges Are not the Only Fruit sets the standard for the genre. 
 
 
8. Readers of The Bone Season will be hooked on Neverwhere.

8. Readers of The Bone Season will be hooked on Neverwhere.

 

 

If you're looking for more otherworldly London after reading The Bone Season, look no further than Neil Gaiman's classic, Neverwhere.
 
 
9. Have Gatsby fever? Try Bonjour Tristésse.

9. Have Gatsby fever? Try Bonjour Tristésse.

 

 

The extravagance of 1920s New York pairs well with the life of luxuriating conjured up by Françoise Sagan's tale of a summer in French Riviera of the 1950s. 
 
 
10. Anyone who loved Station Eleven should certainly read Oryx & Crake.

10. Anyone who loved Station Eleven should certainly read Oryx & Crake.

 

 

Two truly astounding post-apocalyptic tales that complement each other very well. The best of the genre.
 

 

 


Do you have any other recommendations for book pairings?