Books I Enjoyed but Rarely Talk About on My Blog: TTT

Hi everyone! I’m so excited for this weeks TTT because it’s about the books that I love but rarely talk about! I feel like I recommend a wide variety of books, but I always like to go back to my favorite books since they are the ones that always comes to mind first, but today is all about the ones that I hardly talk about!

This weeks TTT prompt is books I enjoy but rarely talk about!

TTT is a weekly meme hosted by thatartsyreadergirl

Other TTT this month:

Paper Princess by Erin Watt

Paper Princess: A Novel (The Royals Book 1)

I was drawn in by this book because the cover is simple and elegant. Plus the title itself was interesting enough to make me want to read it or at least want to look into it! I read this book with little idea what the book was about and ended up reading all three books in five days (all while hanging out with my family because I got the series one year for Christmas). 

This series is definitely NA even though it’s labeled YA. It’s also a bit darker than the contemporary books I’ve read! Ella is a 17 year old stripper who lives on her own after her mom dies. She ends up living with her god father after he learns of Ella’s situation and takes her to live with him and his four sons (the fifth one is at college) and let me tell y’all things get real. The guys are as broken as Ella and whew Reed is a force to be reckoned with!

This story is gritty and sweet and funny and just a book that most who read NA romance will enjoy! The whole series puts you on a royal roller coaster!

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door

I love this book! I can’t tell you how much I love Jase (not Jace like The Mortal Instruments). He really is the picture perfect boyfriend who’s the family guy, athlete, handyman, and romantic all rolled into one!

This is such a sweet summer YA romance book that has the whole not supposed to like him type thing. 

Even though this is a fluffy book there are some parts of it that makes you really stop and think about things and I think that’s one of the reasons why I enjoyed this book so much since it’s not a everything falls into place type book. 

Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

Until Friday Night (A Field Party Book 1)

I’ve read and review a couple of Abbi Glines books (As She Fades and Charmed Souls) since I’ve been a book blogger, but I haven’t really talked about the books that I’ve read by her before my blogging time!

I really love this book (and series) because it shows the whole small town Friday night football towns. Each book follows a different couple from the high school over the course of years, but I really think the first book in the companion series is my favorite.

There’s something so beautiful is Maggie and Wes’s story that I love. It’s not insta love but there’s a connection from the first time that they meet. Maggie speaks to a few people because of her past, but the first time that she meets Wes, so talks to him. And Wes sees something special in Maggie that he hasn’t seen in his small town.

This story captures the life of a small town so perfectly.

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer Series Book 1)

Y’all tbh, I probably like this series more that TATBILB. I love the beach life and this series is set at the beach for a lot of the books. I know that people have thoughts about this series, but I really do love it.

I had read this book long before I knew about Lara Jean and Peter (I don’t even know if those books were a thing then).

Conrad was one of my first book boyfriends, and he’s like that guy who’s borderline bad boy with a complicated past. I always shipped Belly and Conrad (not sorry Jeremiah).

This is the ultimate book about first love and getting older. It has the swoon worthy moments, the heartbreak, the excitement of all the firsts in a relationship, and more!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (The Mara Dyer Trilogy Book 1)

I enjoyed this book. I wouldn’t say that I loved it, but I liked it enough to read the whole series, the first book of  Noah’s series, and buy Noah’s second book.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is a unique book series all of its own. I found it to be long and kind of complicated, but that’s just me.

I found the whole ‘people with powers’ thing to be interesting, and I loved Noah with his Britishness, but there were moments where the character got annoying and the story just seemed to drag on.

Like I said, I was hooked enough to read all three books. The ending of the third book was good enough to redeem some of the things that I didn’t care for in the other books, so you can thank the ending for putting Mara Dyer on this list!

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Saint Anything

I love all of Sarah’s book, but I feel like this book doesn’t get the love it deserves! Let me tell you how powerful listening/reading to book reviews are. Way back in the day when this book was released, I had listened to people talk about this book, and it was people who I didn’t normally listen to (so I didn’t have that connection with them). But they were talking about how this wasn’t like Sarah’s other books and wasn’t that good. Well long story short because of those ‘reviews’ I didn’t buy the book and waited almost a year and a half before I bought it.

A few months after I bought the book, I finally picked it up to read it and really loved it because it was so different from her other books.

The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak

The Heartbreakers (The Heartbreak Chronicles Book 1)

First off, I love books with musicians, so after reading the synopsis and finding out that Oliver Perry is basically Harry Styles, I had to read this book!

This book is sweet and real and everything that you could want with a book about a band on the read.

I love that Stella is a amateur photographer who actually gets a job taking photos for the Heartbreakers tours with them as they travel.

It also has a strong family theme between Stella and her siblings!

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy Book 1)

This book series is one of those that got me into reading. It was actually the first book that I read with angels and demons.

I love that Anna is this southern girl who doesn’t have much experience with guys then all of a sudden she finds herself on a trip with the son of lust.

Then we have Kaidan who feels like he isn’t worth being loved and ahhh he makes my heart skip a beat (plus he’s British). Gahhhh Wendy was trying to kill me at a young age!

The whole series is one that I reread a lot (well as much as I reread) and recommend when I can (although not like I should)!

What are some of your favorite books that you don’t talk about enough? Let me know below!

Happy reading until next time,

19 thoughts on “Books I Enjoyed but Rarely Talk About on My Blog: TTT

  1. Oh my gosh, I remember seeing The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer EVERYWHERE. It was mad, most people seemed to love it, but it wasn’t what I usually reached for back then so I didn’t pick it up. Maybe I should now that my reading tastes have expanded?? Just to see what the hype was about! XD
    Heartbreakers sounds so cute! I love contemporaries where the two main characters are travelling together! I’m definitely going to try and get my hands on a copy.
    Great list!! Happy Reading! ❤

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