Hi! I’m back from my unplanned break last week. Jana hosts Top Ten Tuesday @https://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com. This weekly meme was born out of our love of lists and brings the book blogging community together. Each week, Jana will post a prompt, and we readers will make our list based on that prompt. We also have the option of doing our own thing if we don’t have any ideas for the topic that week. This week, our topic is books I’d recommend the most. This is fun, and I have separated the books by genre.


  1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

This is my favorite Middle-Grade series. I read these as an adult, but they’re delightful, and fun with a lot of heart. At the start of the series, we meet Percy, a 12-year-old who hasn’t had the best luck in school. Over the course of the series, Percy finds out more about his father Poseidon. Especially if you’re a fan of Greek mythology. Read these books.

2-Shannon in Spotlight by Kalena Miller

This is a recent release, and I was on the blog tour a few weeks ago. The theater kid in me loved this story, and I loved seeing the mental health rep as well. If you love The Sound of Music, I think you would in particular love this book.  The writing is fantastic; the characters are delightful, and the story is both heartwarming and fun. I loved the journey that Shannon and her friends went on over the course of the book.

  • The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

This is the second series in the Percy Jackson Universe. Among the two series I’ve completed, I prefer Percy Jackson. I think this might be because I’ve always preferred the Greek Mythology to Roman. This series combines both Greek and Roman mythology and tells the stories of both in a fun and interesting way. There are characters I love in this series, like Piper and Reyna, and Jason grows on me every time I reread the series.

Young Adult

4-Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, or seen my other posts, you know that I love this book. This queer YA story is a lot of fun and has a lot of heart. Simon tells a story that is relatable to some of the audience. There’s also a theater element to this story which I love.

Honorable Mention: Imogen, Obviously by Becky Albertallli. I’m in the middle of this book, and I would have swapped it out. I love this book a lot, and I really love the characters and the story. There’s also a fake dating trope.

5-Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Orsmbee

This was the first book I read with an Ace lead. As someone who was newly thinking I was on the Ace spectrum, this was the book I needed at the time. I also had a huge web series phase, where I would watch a lot of Literary Web series on YouTube, and this had those vibes as well. I just love this book, and I’ve recommended it to a number of people.

6-All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

This was my favorite YA book last year. I  love the story, and the dual timelines in the story. Sal and Noor are fantastic characters, and I loved seeing Sal’s mother in the story as well. I’m planning to reread the book this year because I loved it so much, and the story hasn’t left my mind in over a year.

7- Heartstopper by Alice Osemen

If you want a graphic novel, try this one! I was a little late to the hype of reading this one, but I just love it so much. This is another queer story that follows Nick and Charlie. The characters are fun and delightful, and the story has a lot of heart. Heartstopper has a large cast of characters, so there is one or two characters who you will be interested in following their story.


8- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I keep meaning to reread this book but never make room on my TBR for it. Hopefully next month, I will squeeze in a reread because not stopped thinking about this book since the summer of 2019, and next month seems like the perfect time for a reread. I love Evelyn, and I want to get my mom a copy so she can read it.

9- The Brown Sisters Trilogy by Talia Hibbert

This series is delightful. I have read Get A Life, Chloe Brown three times, and my most recent reread was my favorite. I am continuing the series and loved Dani Brown even more than Chloe Brown. I think it was the fake dating trope in Dani Brown.

10- The Locked Tomb series by Tamsyn Muir

This is 100% a wild card if you know my reading taste, but Gideon the Ninth blew me out of the water, and I’m planning a reread when I finish my current trilogy. This series really makes my brain work, and I just love it.


7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (On a Wednesday)- Books and series I’d recommend the most

  1. This is such a great list! I have to say I agree with you on half of these, which I’ve already read (shout out to Imogen, Obviously!) and the other half is on my TBR. I especially love that you incorporated a bunch of different age ranges and genres too.


  2. I loved both Percy Jackson and The Heroes of Olympus though I think I’d agree with you that I liked the original series more, a) because I also prefer Greek mythology to Roman mythology and b) because I had mixed feelings on the main characters from HOO, I obviously loved Percy and Annabeth, and I loved Leo, Frank and Hazel too but I wasn’t a big fan of Jason and Piper and they had quite large POVs in the books!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/05/09/top-ten-tuesday-419/


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